From December, 2015

Song #33 – Devil, Devil (#100songs)

Hello friends and fans!  I’m happy to be nearing the end of 2015 while completing the first step my #100songs project.  I know, you’re probably like, um… it’s December 28th and you’re only on song #33.  Yeah, er, um (looks at toes, hands clasped behind back, looks up at you and…), so it took a bit longer than I had expected, AND I also was out on tour through Europe for a month in the middle of it all… so, cut me some slack 😉  I’ve been rehearsing for two different recording sessions, one with 23 Psaegz and another with a smaller contingency of that band tentatively named Multibird or VsVvs or Faergolzia.  Send us your votes as to which name you like best!

In case you don’t know yet, this song project involves recording 50 songs over the course of 2015 from the 100 songs I wrote during the end of 2014.  I’m nearing the end.  There are 39 completed at this time, but I’m waiting for mixes from John Kilgore and Jim McElwaine at Kilgore Sound for 3 of them, and I have not yet posted another few.  In addition to these, at the end of January, the Sages will be going into BlackDog, Rochester, NY, and the “unnamed contingency” will hit Kilgore Sound in February for the very last tracks.  50, maybe even 52 songs… a little late, but the art is what really matters.

This song, Devil, Devil is one facing up to that age old problem of mastering one’s self in order to defeat the negativity of the world.  I chose to use the devil mataphor though I’m not really a believer in the existence of that being.

Devil, Devil – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

I really hate it when we’re tied together
I really hate it when we’re tied together
I really hate it when we’re tied together
Wonder if we’re stuck forever

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

Hitching down the road of passion
I’m hitching down the road to passion
Hitching down the road of passion
Even when its out of fashion

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

They say that nothing last forever
They say that nothing last forever
They say that nothing last forever
It’s also said that fate is clever

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

Devil get out of my action
Devil stay out of my passion
Devil get out of my action
Devilry is out of fashion

[C – G – Dmin]

Devil, devil keep a poppin’ up and try to hand me a bottle
But I keep on refusing his gift
Cuz there’s a mental shift when I bring the spirits to my lips

Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’ve got a mind of my own
Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’ve got a mind of my own
Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

There’s a fate that ties this world together
There’s a fate that ties this world together
There’s a fate that ties this world together
Wonder if we’re stuck forever

[Dmin – F – E] 3x, then [G]

Tired of the mean and pointless
I’m sick of all the pain and sorrow
Pissed about a cursed tomorrow
No one knows the way to go

[C – G – Dmin]

Devil, devil keep a poppin’ up and try to hand me a bottle
But I keep on refusing his gift
Cuz there’s a mental shift when I bring the spirits to my lips

[C – G – Dmin]

Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’ve got a mind of my own
Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’ve got a mind of my own

[G – F – D – C] Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’m going home
Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’m going home
Devil, devil try to own me, but no one owns me
I’m going home

devil

Song #29 – Hand Up Its Butt *FREE TRACK!!!*

Hey there!  Here’s my free track of the month.  I promised one free one every month.  I am running behind on posting these so I think this is actually July’s freebie.  I’ll be posting another 10 tracks in the coming week and a half, one per day.  Most of them are for subscribers only.  If you’re interested in subscribing just follow THIS LINK and sign up!  It’s not expensive and you get a ton of great material and an inside view into my process.

This song was written on an evening when I wanted to go out to a show my friend Matt O’Brian from the band Thunderbody was putting on.  I couldn’t go out to the show because I had to stay home and care for my child so I decided to write my version of a Thunderbody song, haha…. it’s nothing like what they do, but perhaps there is a glimmer of their style in there (they play reggae, I’d call this song a freak-prog-reggae tune).  I have been getting more and more interested in what’s happening in the governments of our world lately, so lyrically this came out… but also, I reference a Buddhist chant melody that I heard repeatedly for weeks when my daughter got her hands on one of those sweet Buddha boxes they sell.  It was our favorite tune on the box… just kinda came out in the song.  Anyway, I hope you all will enjoy this as much as I and the 23 Psaegz do.  It’s one of our faves!

Hand Up Its Butt – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Recorded by Robert Blackburn at Black Dog Studios, Rochester, NY

Worry ’bout the past tomorrow
Nothing can you do today
When you’re looking down in sorrow
You will miss the point, they say

As they say, a puppet runs the world
Only has the power to wave a hand
With a hand up its butt
Better make a stand

You are on a mission of the utmostestest importance
Me, well, I’m the same, on the same mission

Oh….

All nations in the world resolving
To giving all they have to give
One by one all problems solving
Having all the space to live

UH!! Yeah!! UH!! YEAH!!!!!!!

We who we are, we are the young and free
We who we are, we are the young and free

Worry ’bout the past tomorrow
Nothing can you do today
When you’re looking down in sorrow
You will miss the point, they say

As they say, a puppet runs the world
Only has the power to wave a hand
With a hand up its butt
Better make a stand

You are on a mission of the utmostestest importance
Me, well, I’m the same, on the same mission

oh….

We who we are, we are the young and free
We who we are, we are the young and free.