HOLY

by Shelley Segal

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released March 22, 2019

All songs written by Shelley Segal*
'No' 'Here' and 'Holy Man' co-written with Askold Buk
Recorded at Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, NYC with Dakota Bowman and Merle Chornuk
Produced by Askold Buk
Mixed by Eber Pinheiro
Mastered by Ted Jensen
Lead Vocals/Backing Vocals: Shelley Segal
Electric Bass/Backing Vocals: Paul Frazier
Electric Guitars: Askold Buk
Acoustic Guitar: Rob J. Robertson (Already Gone, Blood)
Acoustic Guitar: Shelley Segal (San Antonio)
Drums: Steven Williams
Dobro/Electric Guitar: Teddy Kumpel (Already Gone, No, Holy Man, Here)
Mandolin: John Jacksonic (Here, Already Gone)

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Shelley Segal Melbourne, Australia

An artist, an activist & an explicit story-teller, Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see.

“Thoughtful lyrics celebrating life, love, and reason” –Julia Burke

Desirous of all expressions, Shelley flirts with elements of Folk, Pop and Americana imparting a pure joy about music & it’s power.
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Track Name: Already Gone
I can't sleep
It smells different here
I put on a brave face
But I don't like changes

You can't be weak
When you have everything you need
You can't just keep
Everyone you love in little knick-knack boxes on the wall

I'm longing for a place that has already been
And I am struggling to reach
Oh was that the highest peak
Take me back where I belong
Take me back where I belong
I am longing for a place that is already gone

I can't run
It's too heavy now
I've gotten in a foothold
But my knees are scraping

You can't be weak
You have everything you need
You can't just keep
Everyone you love in little knick-knack boxes on the wall

I'm longing for a place that has already been
And I am struggling to reach
Oh was that the highest peak
Take me back where I belong
Take me back where I belong

I am longing for a place that is already gone
Track Name: Holy Man
Who is the holy man and what does he believe?
That we must cover up our bodies
We must show humility
I believe my body is beautiful and it belongs to me

What makes a holy man? What does he decree?
There is an order to this place and he's atop the hierarchy
I believe there's no one above me and no one underneath

But I'm a sinner I'm a whore
I'm rotten to the core and you're the holy man
It's to you that He confides
You have god on your side
And you're the holy man
Yeah you're the holy man

I hear the holy man
He's calling for our souls
That we must kneel, beg forgiveness like it's something that we owe
I believe our only stipulation is the kindness that we show

But I'm a sinner I'm a whore
I'm rotten to the core and you're the Holy Man
It's to you that He confides
You have god on your side
And you're the Holy Man
Yeah you're the holy man
Track Name: San Antonio
Police cordon off the street
One car at each end of the block
Hear the siren of the SWAT team
It's a clear day in San Antonio

Your friends are watching it on Facebook
On a live-stream
Under the post where you said 'Goodbye'
And your kids
They're in school now
Three little girls pulled out their classes

The chief of the the police
Approaches the microphones
Of the journalists who have come to report the story

He said you called before you shot her
Before you turned it on yourself
And they asked
What was weapon that you used
It was a handgun

It's a clear day in San Antonio
Track Name: Blood
I see the blood spill if I spill mine
Will I feel better will I feel just fine?
Oh blood blood blood blood blood

It flows through our veins
How can something that makes us the same
Be used as something to divide

You see the blood spill if you spill mine
Will you feel better, will you feel just fine?
Oh blood blood blood blood blood

It flows through our veins
How can something that makes us the same
Be used as something to divide

They all fall down in to the river, in to the river
Why would you harden their hearts?

I see the blood spill if I spill mine
Will I feel better will I feel just fine
Oh blood blood blood blood blood

It flows through our veins
How can something that makes us the same
Be used as something to divide
Track Name: Here
I woke up this morning in my baby's arms
and I felt safe from the weight of the world
Lying in the glow of pure understanding
That whispers the words we already know

This is real and this is good
Everything is where it should
I am where I should be

Here

As I lay down to sleep in some some faraway town
I still feel the warmth of your arms

Love is longer than the ride
It's always with me here inside
My heart is where you'll be

Here

This is the whole, these are the parts
This is the end, this is the start

Here
Track Name: No
I wanted it to be over but that seemed kind of cruel
So I just held my breath and I waited for you
To take what you wanted
To take what you came to

With my thoughts I am walking
I see you on my way
You're watching me, you come over
Does that mean I should stay?
And give you attention or at least a kiss goodbye

I'm not asking for trouble
I'm not asking for trouble baby yeah
I don't know why it feels so hard to say

When I bring you your coffee you hold to onto my arm
And you ask for my number doesn't do any harm
And you want my attention or maybe a kiss goodbye

I'm not asking for trouble
I'm not asking for trouble baby yeah
I don't know why it feels so hard to say

Say no
I don't know why it feels so hard to say no

I run calculations in my head every day
The other sides of equations
You can't know what they weigh

I'm not asking for trouble
I'm not asking for trouble baby yeah
I don't know why it feels so hard to say

Now I'm not asking for trouble
I'm not asking for trouble baby yeah
I don't know why it feels so hard to say no
Say no

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