Them Screechin Wheels - Inspired by the art of Luca Cusolito

from by Shayfer James

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Luca Cusolito: art.lucacusolito.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

That train is coming back
Oh, them screechin’ wheels
They’ll have our children
Picking thistle from the killing fields

The sky is blurry black
And up on Jackson Hill
A soldier wipes his bloody
nose with hundred dollar bills

That train is chewing track
It’s moving at full tilt
They’ll have us
buried in the basement
of the house we build

We’ve gotta push them back
We’re gonna take their tongues
We’ll have them squeal
beneath the heels
of our forgotten sons

credits

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

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