Don't Need A Man - Inspired by the art of Thomas John Carlson

from by Shayfer James



Thomas John Carlson:

"March of Crows" is an interdisciplinary collaborative project devised by singer-songwriter Shayfer James. The first "March Of Crows" is collaboration between Shayfer, 16 visual artists, 3 Poets, a director, a Choreographer a lighting designer, and videographer. All based out of Jersey City.

The process begins with visual art. Shayfer has written 16 songs using the work of local artists as prompt. The task was to not only communicate the art through words, but also by incorporating different styles and textures to capture the life of the work.


Oh, lady lady
Someone hid your love away
Oh, lady lady
You’ll find it when your good and ready
Oh, lady lady
You’re gonna feel that way again
Ain’t no hurry lady
I only hope that until then

You wrap yourself in tapestry
Tell yourself you’re beautiful (wonderful)
You don’t need a man for that
You don’t need a man at all

Oh, lady lady
You’ve got everything you need
Oh, lady lady
But you don’t need to hear it from me
Oh, lady lady
The writing’s on the wall my friend
Oh, lady lady
So until I see you again

One morning you’re gonna rise
And that smile is gonna shine


from March of Crows: Jersey City, released April 6, 2016
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Shayfer James



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