Hey World

Hey World by Waqidi Falicoff
© Robbins Music Corp. Ltd. 1975
Muswell Hill Music (SESAC) 2007, 2012, 2017 All Rights Reserved

Hey World was recorded in 1975 by the group Patchwork Triangle – Helen Tarantino (now Bailie), Hamilton Bailie and Waqidi Falicoff  – as a demo record for EMI Music in London, England.  The lead vocalist is Helen with Hamilton and Waqidi doing backup vocals and Waqidi on 12 string guitar and Ellis Rich (now Sir Ellis Rich) on piano.

This YouTube video was created by Waqidi to address the many injustices in this world.  It is interesting that one of the lines in the song written in 1975 speaks of the world as “losing”.  May the enlightened voices of humankind prevail over the forces of greed, arrogance, ignorance and despotism.

Hey World – Lyrics

Verse 1

Hey world you’re coming apart
You’re losing, and it’s all your fault
And I know that you’ve had a good time
But can’t you see you’re in for trouble

Verse 2

Hey world I’m trying to say
That I know you, better each day
And I think that you’re going the wrong way
Won’t you stop and start again now

Bridge

There ‘s time to look in yourself
I know
Because I’ve been there myself
And I’m hoping you won’t end so soon
I’m rather fond of walking in the summer moon

Verse 3

Hey world there’s a secret you hide
Inside you, you’re still alive
And I’ve noticed the sky is still blue
And that’s the reason I’m saying to you

Musical break

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Verse 3

Ending

Hey world what-do-you say
The time is a-ticking away
And you know that you’re goin’ the wrong way

Hey World, etc. fade

 

Heaven Release Her

Some background information on the song and video of Heaven Release Her

Jay Rosenberg’s Poem Bring Her Soul Home

Here is the original poem “Bring Her Soul Home” written by Jay Rosenberg that was sent to Waqidi in July 2013 that was the inspiration for the song:  Bring Her Soul Home

Sources and credits for the images in the YouTube video in their order of appearance

    • Chicago buildings with plane in sky www.pixaby.com
    • Sculpture of angelic head www.pixaby.com
    • Hadiya Pendleton with drink
    • Photo of Chicago at dusk www.pixaby.com
    • Artwork with skateboarder and tornado www.pixaby.com
    • Artwork of person wrapped in wire www.pixaby.com
    • Artwork of Chicago skyline with floating faces www.pixaby.com
    • Boy with face in lap www.pixaby.com
    • Sculpture of angelic head www.pixaby.com
    • Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in Harsh Park in Chicago http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-130130-hadiya-pendleton-shot-chicago-pictures/#chi-hadiya-pendleton-mother-photograph-20130130 Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 30, 2013
    • Artwork of Angel with one tear and clock www.pixaby.com
    • Artwork with skateboarder and tornado www.pixaby.com
    • Mourners gather outside the Greater Harvest Baptist Church before the funeral for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-130130-hadiya-pendleton-shot-chicago-pictures/#chi-130209-hadiya-pendleton-funeral02-photo Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 9, 2013
    • Michelle Obama speaking at the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton  Source:Youtube AmazingnewsVid
    • Michelle Obama speaking at the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton with caption http://www.newser.com/tag/66004/1/hadiya-pendleton.html
    • Chicago arena at night long exposure www.pixaby.com
    • Five Guys Pizza http://www.enjoyillinoisblog.org/2010/05/03/local-vintage-goods-in-chicago/
    • Members of the King College Prep band mourn the loss of Hadiya Pendleton http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune.com/chi-130130-hadiya-pendleton-shot-chicago-pictures/#chi-aj-3-pendleton-riverdale–20130209 Chris Sweda Chicago Tribune Feb. 9, 2013
    • Boys attending funeral with photo of Hadiya on clothing http://www.gumbumper.com/local-news-hadiya-pendleton-funeral-in-chicago-friends-family-gather-photos/
  • Simon Russell playing piano (not seen) www.groovality.com
  • Chicago buildings with plane in sky www.pixaby.com
  • Photo of relief of Angel with hands over face www.pixaby.com
  • Artwork of white Angel with a tear www.pixaby.com
  • Dean A. on the keyboard in room http://deanamusic.com/
  • Lace Walker playing guitar www.lacewalker.com
  • Lace Walker www.lacewalker.com
  • Neve mixing console 1972 Neve Console in Sylvia Massys’ Studio Foundation Sound Stage http://kirbzstudio.com/
  • Nick Kirby playing guitar http://kirbzstudio.com/
  • Nick Kirby playing the drums http://kirbzstudio.com/
  • Simon Russell with hat www.groovality.com
  • Simon Russell playing keyboard www.groovality.com
  • Simon Russell singing www.groovality.com
  • Sculpture of angelic head www.pixaby.com
  • Hadiya Pendleton with drink
  • Artwork of Angel with one tear and clock www.pixaby.com
  • Cropped photo of Hadiya Pendleton from an image on the phone of her 11-year-old cousin showing Pendleton, right, with her mother Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton. http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-park-honoring-hadiya-pendleton-20150205-story.html. Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune; Secondary source http://www.eurweb.com/2013/02/community-marches-for-hadiya-pendleton-reward-increased/
  • Crying girl www.pixaby.com
  • Angelic statue www.pixaby.com
  • Chicago buildings with plane in sky www.pixaby.com

Meet Us At Standing Rock

Waqidi Falicoff (SESAC) & Brian Lace Walker (ASCAP)
©2016 W. Falicoff & B.L. Walker
All Rights Reserved

Key Em Andante moderato

Verse 1

Em                                                       G
Call up The Navajo, Call up The Sioux
Em                                                   G
Call up The Lakota, And The Kickapoo

Am              C
Meet us at Standing Rock
Em
There’s a Battle we can’t lose

{Alternating Em with Em7}

Verse 2

Em                                                       G
Call up The Seneca, Call up The Coos
Em                                                                   G
Call up The Paiute, And The Cheyenne too

Am              C
Meet us at Cannonball
Em
Stop the Pipeline coming through

 Chorus 1

Em                                  C
It’s not a Battle with Guns or Knives,

D                      Em
I
t’s for The Spirit of this Land,
E
m                                             C
It doesn’t matter if you’re small or weak,

D                                    B7
You just gotta take a Stand

Verse 3

Em                                                       G
Call up The Mandan, Call up The Mohawk
Em                                                  G
Call up The Aricara, And The Chicana

 Am               C
M
eet us at Sacred (Standing) Stone
Em
T
ell Your Stories to Governor Jack

Verse 4

Em                                                         G
Call up The Cherokee, Call up The Chumash

Em                                                 G
Call up The Cree, Our Cause is Just

Am                C
Meet us (me) at  Sacred (Standing) Stone
                                                                        Em
Where The Missouri and Cannonball Dance

{Em/Em7 Vamp 8 bars}

Chorus #2

{Can be song at the same time as Chorus 1 on the second time through}

 Em                C             D                                 Em
||:Rise up, Rise up, Rise up and take a Stand
Em            C              D                      B7
Eyes up, Eyes up, Eyes up, for our Land
:||x2

Free

     Em          Em7        Em           Em7
||:Rise up, Rise up, Eyes up, Eyes up:|| free

 Ending

{Repeat  Verse 1}

Em                                                       G
Call up The Navajo, Call up The Sioux

Em                                                  G
Call up The Lakota, And The Kickapoo

Am              C
Meet us at Standing Rock

Em
There’s a Battle we can’t lose

{Alternating Em with Em7 fade out}

Don’t Forget The Things You Love

Here are the lyrics to a song I wrote in 2015 (hear it in New Songs).  This is my response to the evil perpetrated by the followers and leaders of ISIS, Boko Haram and others.

The song was recorded live in 2016 (Waqidi – vocal and guitar) by engineer Nick Kirby at the Church of Divine Transformation – many thanks to Rev. Chris Johnson and Rev. Sylvia Massy.

Don’t Forget The Things You Love
By Waqidi Falicoff ©2016 Muswell Hill Music (SESAC)

Verse 1
Life is gold for you and me
Leaves are green that’s plain to see
And when you’re in love it’s your heart that beats
So don’t forget the things you love
Don’t understand what’s all the fuss
All the fighting and mistrust
Seems to me we’d be better off if we only did the things we love

Chorus
If you want to sing a song or dance out on a roof at night
You shouldn’t have to worry bout a smile on your face
It’s the reason we’re here on this place

Verse 2
Some say crimes surround us everywhere
Apostasys common as fridgidaires
But it’s not a crime to have a different point of view
As long as you put love in the things you do
I’m not complaining bout my life
This song’s for others who live in strife
It seems too many want to spoil the news
They don’t put love in the things they do

Chorus
If you want to sing a song or dance out on a roof at night
You shouldn’t have worry bout a smile on your face
It’s the reason where here on this place

Verse 3
For those who say they have the right
Declare a Caliphate by their might
The world would be in a better state
If they only did the things they loved
I’m not afraid to sing this song
To any others who live to harm
In the end you’ll be in a better place if you only did the things you loved

Ending

Life is gold for you and me
Leaves are green that’s plain to see
And when your in love it’s your heart that beats
So don’t forget the things
Don’t forget the friends
And –Don’t forget the Ones
You love

 

 

 

Into The Light

The song “Into The Light” was inspired by my dear friends Hamilton and Laura BailieLaura recently departed this earth, leaving her husband, family and many friends after a long fight with cancer.   I am ever grateful and a much better human being for having known her and Hamilton. Many years ago when I was living in England in the 1970s Laura and Hamilton helped me through a very difficult time.  When I was in despair they showed great kindness through friendship and our mutual love of music.  I still imagine Laura and Hamilton walking together on their beloved Devon coast.

Also this song is dedicated to my dear wife Lesley.   May we share many more years together in our abode in Southern Oregon in the presence of friends, family and the majestic Cascade and Siskiyou mountains.

I want to thank Rev. Chris Johnson and Rev. Sylvia Massy of Church of Divine Transformation for letting me record the song in their church with the assistance of recording engineer Nick Kirby.

Here are the lyrics to the song “Into The Light” (© 2016 Muswell Hill Music– SESAC by Waqidi Falicoff):

When shall the wind lift up this Kite
I can see a bird on high — Into The Light
All the dreams I shared with you
Countless walks on dunes of crimson hues
No more tears when I say – Into The Light

Cascade Mountains poured into a cup
Hot and sweetened drink it up
Hide your fears when you call a friend – Into The Light

When shall the wind lift up this Kite
I can see a bird on high — Into The Light
All the dreams I shared with you
Countless walks on dunes of crimson hues
No more tears when I say – Into The Light

I wish that there was more to Me
Could I fix the things I see
All I wanted was to set you free — Into The Light

When shall the wind lift up this Kite
In the end there’ll be no fight
I’m above that bird on high
Into The Light
Into The Light
Flying – Into The Light