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Mellow Mood

Mellow Mood

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The album Mellow Mood was recorded composed between 2004 and 2007, and recorded over a period of a couple of weeks the summer of 2007 in Silverlake, California. Alisha performed all vocal and guitar tracks live and simultaneously, one take at a time. The tightly interlocking backing harmonies sung by her sisters were also recorded live and simultaneously, onto one track. Bass, organ and percussion was then recorded by Davin Givhan (a talented songwriter and musician), who also mixed the album. The exception is the track Be For, recorded and mixed in Long Beach in 2007 by Jim Schwartz of Innaway and Gang Violets. Alisha started with piano lessons in 1985 and picked up the guitar in 1991, but it wasn't until 1998 that she would begin writing original songs. She began performing her originals to an audience in 2001. The guitar has become her sole method of composing. In 2004, she and two of her sisters, Nikki and Ninah Jackson, began performing as Mellow Mood. In 2005, she met the legendary late Shane Gooding, a singer/songwriter/guitarist who compelled her to take her compositions and guitar skills to a higher level. They performed together in venues in Long Beach and Orange County. Shane's quick and shocking passing from cancer in 2007 compelled her to give up her status as a California girl and seek out a creative future in New York, then return home to St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She has a B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Barbara, and has won several scholarships and fellowships for her poetry. She has sung on projects for Steve Aoki, 60 Watt Kid, Shane Gooding, 2Mex, Ikey Owens, Foreign Capitals and Misha. She was born in 1979 on the Caribbean island of St. Croix, and is the sole child of her parents, who met on St. Croix in the 70's. Her father, Llewellyn Westerman, is a Calypsonian performer, sailboat captain and father of five daughters. Her mother, Janet Rapaport, is a devout reader, craftsperson and mother of four daughters and one son. Mellow Mood Lyrics © 2007 1-This Beat She come to live on my floor Always pushing for a little much more And I give her all my leaves She want every branch she sees I got this We lay on the riverbed Crown spirits in our head And the juju up our sleeves Forgetting how to breathe I got this beat She come running when I call She watch me grow so small Turn me out into the clouds Where my heart beats love so loud I got this beat She keep me in her ear To lick up all her tears To warm her belly at night To keep her rhythms tight I got this beat 2-Casual Sex Walking down the street giving girls the eye Smiling to yourself when they say hi How many secrets can you keep Nothing beats the right call late at night Or the priceless pain of a thing done right Pinwheels pillows cameras There's no such thing as casual sex And if you have it all the time it's all in your mind It's an age old mystery never solved Someone's heart always gets involved Cannon ball diaries never fail To top the lists in terms of sales If all are cured our system fails Take a trip to another land You'll find these premises still stand St. Croix Brixton California There's no such thing as casual sex And if you have it all the time it's all in your mind It's an age-old mystery never solved Someone's heart always gets involved I've straightened things out on the other side I've straightened things out on the other side I've straightened things out on the other side I've straightened things out on the other side There's no such thing as casual sex It's all in your mind There's no such thing as casual sex It's all in your mind He said I've given you all I've got to give I've got no reason left to live I said love has made you quite a blind one Get out in the world and find one 3-Move On Green eyed, wide mouthed, head in the clouds Feet in the shabbiest shoes Finger on the pulses of a million things Dreaming your way to school Deep black backdrop asleep in the earth Covered in ancient perfume High on the green of a faraway land Trapped in the world of your room Move on, child Move on, child Bareboned braniac tied to the wind Information highway chase Voice in the closet and a frog in your throat Investigating your own case Rag-headed, lizard-tongued, deaf to the world Nose in beautiful books Penning long letters to the powers that read Worried that you're losing your looks Move on, child Move on, child Move on, child Move on, child 4-Stolen Melody I know better than to wish that you were here In your voice it's very clear I know better than to wish that you were here In your voice Music always sounding when you whisper in my ear Music always sounding when you whisper Music always sounding when you whisper in my ear Music always I hope to recognize you next time you are here In your eyes I hope to recognize you next time you are here In your eyes Nothing leaves our lives unless we make it disappear Nothing leaves our lives unless we make it Nothing leaves our lives unless we make it disappear Nothing leaves The best told stories are written with our tears In this life that's very clear The best told stories are written with our tears In this life 5-Reference Points You don't tell jokes like you used to I laugh just the same You don't sing out like you used to I listen just the same If this your new version of music Then give it a new name Don't tell stories like you used to I picture just the same If this is your new version of vision Then give it a new name Encyclopedioptic dictionaryisms Whatever works for your thesaurus theorem According to you You don't see me like you used to I look just the same If this your new version of the future Then give it a new name Encyclopedioptic dictionaryisms Whatever works for your thesaurus theorem According to you You don't see me like you used to I look just the same If this your new version of the future Then give it a new name Encyclopedioptic dictionaryisms Whatever works for your thesaurus theorem According to you Go on, be creative, I won't hate you If you explain this I won't hate you For saying goodbye 6-Bone We're so credulous, you tricked the both of us And how was this not a waste of timing our hearts To synch without some phony internetronome The fact that you don't want my hate Is the last bone left on my plate You're so knavish, almost mastered the slavish thing in me Have mercy on you if you believe Jesus saves Use your head now, he's long dead now The fact that you don't want my hate Is the last bone left on my plate I'll suck all of it's marrow And leave my view of you narrow I'll leave my view of you narrow you acted like you knew just what you didn't want didn't want didn't want Egotistic sniffing at my orgiastic bliss Betraying me with each regressive kiss If I had known If I had known If I had known The fact that you don't want my hate Is the last bone on my plate I'll suck all of it's marrow And leave my view of you arrow I'll leave my view of you narrow View of you a narrow arrow 7-No Baby No junkie monkey jumping on my back No wishes on my list Late nights cooking up a pot of free It might just taste like this No punch clock, no blows to block No alarm rings, save your sighs If you board the next boat shipping off the dock Would it really be goodbye? Full house and an empty belly Don't need no baby Full house and an empty belly Don't need no baby Whiplash weeks and years in streaks My my, how the ticker flies With a tattooed wrist and swearing off the kiss Would you stay the apple of my eye? Full house and an empty belly Don't need no baby Full house and an empty belly Don't need no baby I'll cross that bridge if it wants across I'll cross that bridge if it wants across I'll cross that bridge if it wants across But I'm not rushing to the necropolis Now, a loveless life was fine with me Or so the moon did say Twenty four more and my heart got sore And I'm begging you to stay, seeing things your way Full house and an empty belly Don't need no baby Full house and an empty belly Empty belly, empty belly 8-Burn Well I can't stand the new governor Rumor has it his win was a fraud He's got the prisoners all busy Answering phone lines and rattling their bars The police are so full of fear That they're scaring everyone else And the landlords are unhappy They don't want to die by themselves like this The women are dissatisfied In their underclothes, in their homes And the men are out busy proving things Shedding blood and throwing stones The girls are apathetic They're drinking quarts of milk at a time And the boys are making bad music Bad music will be their decline Someone set the fields aglow, I stretch out a hand I feel the fire on either side in this blessed, cursed land (America) Someone set the fields aglow, I stretch out a hand I feel the fire on either side in this blessed, cursed land (the USA) Weapons are disappearing From museums on either coast In preparation for an ancient war That should have been won a long time ago The horizon and the waterline Become distorted as they arrive One fifty million native ghosts Coming forward to take what's theirs Don't blame me; I didn't found this catastrophe I won't blame you if you're just passing through And if you don't crown the beast And if you don't bow and kiss it's feet You'd better look out Someone set the fields aglow, I stretch out a hand I feel the fire on either side in this blessed, cursed land (America) Someone set the fields aglow, I stretch out a hand I feel the fire on either side in this blessed, cursed land (the USA) 9-Forecast Crows caw coal on a milk bright sky Fill in the blank blown in by the wind Good chance of strawberry rain Fair chance of love and champagne Nobody knows you how somebody did But who needs reruns of those things When each new thread is another naked song Or another way to hate yourself For wanting to belong Wanting to belong (don't hate yourself for) Wanting to belong (don't hate yourself for) Wanting to belong (don't hate yourself for) Wanting to belong Scary little cat with a tap who's a faucet Draw a map back to Eden, in a second who's lost it Spellbound spendthrift, diligent wordsmith Pound for pound getting down to James Brown Getting down to James Brown (just watch yourself) I was the one who touched you, who knew you Who heard you, who feel you Who learn you, who see you Who can't help but be you Who got a premonition of me with Who got a nice long story in a body of glory A new edition of a real handy emotion Who will sail this way and swallow up the ocean Who will sail this way and swallow up the ocean Crows caw coal on a milk bright sky Fill in the blank blown in by the wind Good chance of strawberry rain Fair chance of love and champagne 10-Honey Honey From the carcass Of the lion The lion Tasted honey From the carcass Of the lion The lion From the eater Something to eat From the strong Something sweet From the eater Something to eat From the strong Something sweet Something I've taken something From the ribcage Of my lover My lover Taken something From the ribcage Of my lover My lover My lover My lover The lion 11-The Mean Song This ditty may sound average but actually it's mean The midpoint 'tween the smallest and the largest quantity If you start out really high then drop down very low Down is the direction your statistics got to go If I lived in the ocean and you lived on a mountain And we got ourselves a map and got around to really counting We could meet halfway between the forest and the sea And it would be appropriate to title that the mean This song is mean, oh yes it's mean It seems average but it's really mean If you go to two extremes that you just can't seem to figure I assure that ignoring such a difference makes it bigger You must isolate the factors you're gonna need to solve it I'd be happy to assist you; I'm a whiz at word problems How to calculate how to circumvent the aftermath How'd you figure? If you were a stranger at my local cornerstore Speculating on the reasons you had ended up therefore I'd point up at number seven, the ones not far behind Help you understand the very magic number nine This song is mean, oh yes it's mean It seems average but it's really mean 12-Be For The earth weeps for days that I can't keep The sun knows that you are not going far The earth she say none can love me your way The sun knows all the world's love is mine Remember, my friend, how lonely you were Before you decided to make me your cure Remember, remember, remember Before, before, before The earth think she have to write you down The sun simply shine and lift you up The sun drink deeply from a brimming cup While the earth thirsts for all your little sounds And remembers, my friend, how lonely you were Before you decided to make me your cure Remember, remember, remember Before, before, before Before, before, before Before, before, before The earth is hunting little blue birds The sun can call them hither with one word.

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Artist: Alisha Westerman
Title: Mellow Mood
Genre: Folk
Attributes: Duplicated CD
Release Date: 30/06/2008
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479829796

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