Between Two Worlds

by Rob Chiavelli

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about

The concept of being between two worlds is something we all feel from time to time and I have never experienced the feeling in so many ways at one time like I have in the days surrounding the writing and recording of this album.

From personal issues to the broadest overview of this world system vs. God's way....little worlds and big worlds that we find ourselves caught between...each pulling at us, stretching us....

...And these all break down to their own worlds within worlds.....

The tensions I have experienced in these tugs of war are reflected in this album. I believe addressing these things through music converts the energy and makes things easier to process. I hope it translates this way to those who hear it. It's like being overwhelmed and unable to find a starting point to begin thinking through things and suddenly gaining a wider view from above...somewhat removed from the situation for a few moments to gain clarity and carry on navigating our way, between two worlds.

The songs on this album were composed while busking outside Stater Brothers and Seven Eleven in Yorba Linda, California.

These songs have profound life experiences behind them and carry a specific message; however my prayer as always is that they are written with enough ambiguity for you to climb into them in your own way with plenty of room for interpretation and application to your own life experience.

The album carries a couple of lyrical threads throughout with the instrumentals in between allowing time to digest and ponder the lyrics. The titles of the instrumentals have their part in the message as well.

I suspect you will pick up different things, lyrically and musically with each listen. The album is thoughtfully arranged and intended for listening from start to finish.

credits

released 08 July 2014

Music & Lyrics composed by Rob Chiavelli
All Rights Reserved

Rob Chiavelli - Guitars, vocals, percussion, e-bow, overtones.
Ron Sachs - Micro-dynamics, overtone enhancement, guitar solo on Suffocate.

Produced by Rob Chiavelli and Ron Sachs.

*Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Sachs at Mirror Image Studios, Anaheim, California December 2013 - April 2014.

* Except :
Intro to "Some Time Ago",
"Kneading the Heart",
Spoken word fly-ins in "Shades of Grey" ,
recorded by RC.

Spoken words in "Shades of Grey" - Gregory Williams from the "Keys of the Kingdom" Broadcast.
Listen to archived KOK broadcasts at www.higherliberty.com

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Track Name: Between Two Worlds
Whatever happened to the nuance?
Whatever happened to the pure in heart?
Whatever happened to natural flow?
Whatever happened to our soul?

I aint really angry
Not so much as I am sad
Just a little boy cryin in the dark
Still tryin to find my place

Chorus:
Oh, I wanna go where I can breathe
Where peace and love take the lead
Brothers and sisters livin free
God and man in harmony

Sometimes it burns sometimes it bleeds
Sometimes I just can’t breathe
Just a little more hope cuz I can’t see
This heart is on its knees

I'm caught between two worlds
And I swear it’s killin me
Ain’t got the right shoes for this tightrope waltz
Trippin right to my knees

Chorus:
Oh, I wanna go where I can breathe
Where peace and love take the lead
Brothers and sisters livin free
God and man in harmony

Whatever happened to the nuance?
Whatever happened to the pure in heart?
Whatever happened to natural flow?
Whatever happened to my soul?
Track Name: That Tree
I Wish I could sing to you a lullaby
I wish I could tell you it's all right
I wish I could find the simple faith of a babe
I wish I hadn't eaten from that tree

I'm overwhelmed by the urgency
and then I just have to breathe
can't catch the words that I need to speak
just have to say what I see

Chorus:
Here we are many miles down the road
still livin lies we been sold
like a walkin bird
don't know that he can fly
still eatin from the tree
- that's why

Father warned
liar lied
didn't take long to decide
and still today we play the game
we think we're free in these chains

Chorus:
Here we are many miles down the road
still livin lies we been sold
like a walkin bird
don't know that he can fly
still eatin from the tree
- that's why

I Wish I could sing to you a lullaby
I wish I could tell you it's all right
I wish I could find the simple faith of a babe
I wish I hadn't eaten from that tree
Track Name: Suffocate
Can’t find a love song – in the absence of light
Can’t find a straight line – in the midst of the night
Like a coyote howl
I hear a sound-------

And all I been livin – dissipates
All I been searchin – appears and fades
All I been building - crumbles down
All I been breathin – suffocates

Can’t find a green light – the rainbow is closed
Welcome to hard times – truth has been sold
the deepest charade
I hear a sound-------

And all I been livin – dissipates
All I been searchin – appears and fades
All I been building - crumbles down
All I been breathin – suffocates

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

Good bye blue sky - tic tac and toe
White out the skyline - and all that’s below
Believe what you breathe
I hear a sound--------

And all I been livin – dissipates
All I been searchin – appears and fades
All I been building - crumbles down
All I been breathin – suffocates
Track Name: Shades of Grey
The shades of grey are fadin

with the world upon your back

the consequence of waiting

there's no turnin back


When the Spirit calls you out - like the wind without a sound

to the heart of all that's true - now it's up to you


I'm losin your religion

I aint wavin that flag

I got a premonition

and I aint turnin back


And the Spirit calls you now - like the wind without a sound

to the heart of all that's true - now it's up to you

~


should I sing - the pretty songs of praise
while swimming in - our spiritual malaise
or take my cue from to the prophets of the age - with a tainted god all the worlds a stage
just close your eyes
and pick a prize


Am I a cop out - or are you a sell out
you are what you breathe
am I a cop out - or are you a sell out
how long till we see?


and the choir sings - oh, he’s fallen down
as the coyotes breathe - that chilling sound
and somewhere inbetween - defiled and pristine
I hold my breathe
and take a step
Track Name: The Dimestore Philosopher
The dime-store philosopher has found his way
We’ve been to the other side and back again
And now we see beyond the dreams of yesterday
And hope for dreams of tomorrow in the youth of today

When we were fools - we ruled this riverside
We thought that we could fly all day

Twenty somethin wisdom and a
Pocketful of shadows and a
Map of the world that we drew up

CHORUS
As far as we could see - as far as we could dream
we could dream

When we were fools - we couldn't fly too high
Reachin for the other side of what

Bulletproof will and a
Lust for life and a
An attitude that said it all

CHORUS
As far as we could see - as far as we could dream
we could dream

~~~

When we were fools – skatin on fractured ice
Livin under pretty lies all day

Knew nothing bout reality
But all we knew was all we need
Aint no one gonna rain on our parade

CHORUS
As far as we could see - as far as we could dream
we could dream

BRIDGE
The dime-store philosopher has found his way
We’ve been to the other side and back again
And now we see beyond the dreams of yesterday
And hope for dreams of tomorrow in the youth of today

Twenty somethin wisdom and a
Pocketful of shadows and a
Map of the world that we drew up