Ferryman - Inspired by the at of Robert Piersanti

from by Shayfer James

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Robert Piersanti: www.piersantistudios.com

"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.

lyrics

oe met Daisy on the day of the dead
When he woke up drunk
And handcuffed to a dirty double bed
She said Joe you should be wary of
The women you pretend to love
And she wrapped a plastic bag
Around his head
Joe met daisy on the day of the dead

Oh, your time is coming fast
And the Ferryman only deals in cash
Oh, your time is coming fast
And the Ferryman only deals in,
the Ferryman only deals in cash

Ben met Gary at a back room game of pool
When he caught him petting heavy
With a boy from Baton Rouge
He said Ben you should have learned by now
I'm not a fan of fucking around
Then he beat him with a bottle and a cue
Ben met Gary at a back room game of pool


John met Katie at the end of Crescent pier
Even though they had been married
For some 37 years
She said John you thought
I didn’t know about your other wife
You gotta go
Then Katie, she went fishing with his ears
John met Katie at the end of Crescent pier

Jane met Ginger over dinner in July
Ginger said that she'd forgive her
For the secrets and the lies
They drank toast for days to come
Then the devil spoke with ginger's tongue
I hope you like champagne with cyanide
Jane met ginger over dinner in July

credits

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

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