There Will Be Peace - Inspired by the art of Christine Johanns

from by Shayfer James

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Christne Johanns: www.jcartist.org/christinejohanns

"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

Everything we hold
We’ve stolen
Every step we take
Your sacred ground
We feed our greedy fire
With broken arrows
We lock you in our church
and burn it down

There will peace
When we’ve tired ourselves out
There will be peace
There will be peace
When we’ve killed ourselves off
There will be peace
There will be peace
When all the vaults are empty
There will be peace

Everything you love
We squander
Everything you build
We take away
We help ourselves
To broken dreams
We buried all your blue
in Black and Grey

We will pay for what we’ve done
There will be peace
When we are gone

credits

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

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