Rise

by Cali Massey

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This is the album you put on when it's time to relax and chill. With an expressive voice with understated musical accompaniment, Massey delivers songs with timeless themes, sometimes introspective and intimate, and other times cheeky and fun.

This album is the culmination of a couple of years of solid song writing by Cali Massey. Collaborating with co-producer Paul Bezooyen the chord structures and arrangements were carefully crafted with a very specific vision. " We wanted each song to stand out and be unique, but achieve an overall cohesiveness." says Bezooyen. Various musical styles were employed, ranging from the rumba style rhythms of "Don't Open your Eyes" to the more ethereal sound of the title track "Rise".

To achieve a sound that brought continuity to the project. Massey and Bezooyen brought together a group of accomplished musicians: Joe Spinelli on Stand-up & Fretless Bass, Dave Barta on Accordion and Piano and Glen Foster on Dobro and Electric guitars. Massey and Bezooyen play acoustic 6 string guitars. Together they crafted the arrangements throughout the summer of 2015 and then recorded much of the album "Live" in September of 2015 at The Hermit's Music studio. Massey then developed and recorded many of the harmony tracks and brought in fellow singer - songwriter Mary Faherty and Glen Foster to assist with recording additional harmonies. Dave Kilbank and Massey did a masterful job of mixing, resulting in a sound that accentuates the expressive and emotive vocal delivery by Massey supported by elegant and understated musical accompaniment.

In an age when so much music is digitally created, Massey and Bezooyen are proud of this album; a work that is created by human hands on real instruments... from the heart.

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released February 29, 2016

All Music and Lyrics by Cali Massey except "Bless Your Heart" - cowritten with Paul Bezooyen.

Performance Credits:
Cali Massey: Lead and Harmony Vocals, 6 string acoustic guitar
Glen Foster: Dobro, Electric guitars, Mandolin, Harmony vocals
Dave Barta: Piano and Accordion
Joe Spinelli: Bass
Paul Bezooyen: 6 string acoustic guitars
Mary Faherty: Harmony vocals

Production Credits:
Dave Kilbank: Recording, Mixing and Mastering

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Cali Massey Nanaimo, British Columbia

Described as a “consummate artistic personality,” Cali explores universal human emotions and themes in her songs, pinning her thoughtful lyrics to memorable melodies that perfectly suit the tone of each piece. As a prolific songwriter, the world can expect plenty more music as good as her debut album "Honey" Whistle from Cali Massey. ... more

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Track Name: Signs
Time. It’s passing you by
and you don’t know which way to stand.
Do you walk forward in a straight line,
or cross on to divided land ?
Oh you try, try to remember.
Look back on your life but it waves you on
So you open to your future, dive in and free fall.
Open your mind.
Follow the signs... follow the signs.
I’ll be here by your side

You know that everything grows.
So I question when change appears.
Will you hide there behind your beliefs ?
Will they laugh at you in the mirror ?
Oh you try, try to dismember
all of your worries, turning them numb
Then walk candidly forward, sad and forlorn
Open your mind.
Follow the signs... follow the signs
You see. I’m right here by your side

Do you really think that you’re alone ?
Can’t you feel me breathing,
walking next to you
on this green grass
you call home.

Do you know how to sow
fateful seeds within ?
Hungry mouths need feeding.
And the light, oh, the light is getting dim.
Oh you edge over the ledge,
burn full of needing but stick men don’t talk
So you crawl fetal position, then you rock
Open your mind.
Follow the signs... follow the signs
Can you see... I’ve been here the whole time
Track Name: Cherish
All of the time, we complain, don’t make up our mind.
We just wait on someone to hand us our desires and dreams.
Then, when we fail, we can say we were right and then bail.
Blame that same someone, climb back on our high horse and flee.

Chorus :

Cherish all your wishes
They may come around and give you what you need
Sweetness in your kisses
Keeps bringing them back and loving you for free

We say it all fine and then make ourselves sad and recline
Take us out of the game before it is time to leave
‘cause we don’t believe
Someone once said “If I don’t try, I may as well be dead”.
But that’s not an option. So I dig in real deep and just see...
what’s in store for me

Chorus 2

So I cherish all my wishes.
They may come around and give me what I need.
Sweetness in your kisses.
Keeps bringing you back and loving me for free.
Keeps bringing you back and loving me for free.
Track Name: Will Ya?
Verse 1
Some girls are crazy. Some girls are nice.
Some girls are matter of fact ‘cause they think twice
You know me boy. Take my advice
and don’t let me out of your sight.

Verse 2
Some girls are lazy. Some girls are mean.
Some girls swing both ways, they like in between
Take me in your arms boy. Look me in the eye
and hold on with all of your might.

Refrain:
Do you like what you see ?
Are you coming home with me ?
‘cause I like what I see.
Are you coming home with me ?

Verse 3
Some boys are creepy. Some think they’re cool.
Some boys try way too hard, but they’re not like you
I see you boy, You’re alright.
So come on home with me tonight

( Refrain )

Bridge:

Tell you’re not thinking that.
Small talk is maybe something I lack.
Oh take my hand and we’ll slink away.
No one will miss us anyway.

( Refrain )
Track Name: Butterscotch
I sat down at the table right next to you.
Tucked my hair behind my ear and stole away your menu
Then you laughed and smiled at me with your eyes
Ordered us our meal and then said something to my surprise
“You are my world”

chorus 1
It just takes one foot on the ground. One to turn around.
One to feel I’ve found the one that could bring me back home.
Home.....Home..... Home ..... Home
You bring me back home.

I quickly looked away and then right at you
Asked if you were serious .... then sat back like a statue
Nobody had ever said those words before
You fill me up like butterscotch , sweet sticking to my core ‘cause
You are my world.

It just takes one foot on the ground. One to turn around.
One to feel I’ve found the one that could bring me back home
Home.....Home..... Home ..... Home
You bring me back home.

Walking side by side..... we collide

It just takes one foot on the ground. One to turn around.
One to feel I’ve found the one that could bring me back home.
Home...Home... Home ... Home. You bring me back home.
It just takes one foot on the ground. One to turn around.
One to feel I’ve found the one that could bring me back home.
( rhythm of my heart and soul )
Home ( never wanna let you go )
Home ( never let you get away )
You bring me back home.
( rhythm of my heart and soul )
Home ( never gonna let you go )
Home ( never let you get away )
I want you to stay.
Track Name: Room With A View
Verse 1:

I’m lookin’ forward to this evening
With the radio player on, you’ll shuffle on into my arms
And we’ll be swayin’ to the music
In our room with a view... with maybe a candle or two
Refrain:

What took you so long to find me ?
I’ve waited a lifetime for you.
Now you’re here. I can chill and be happy.
A life resurrected, brand new.
What took you so long to find me ?
I’ve suffered a lifetime - It’s true.
Now you’re here. I can chill and be happy.
So wadda ya wanna do ?

Verse 2:

The fire’s burnin’ and it’s easy
to see it;ll never go out. We’ve got nothing to worry about
If we keep swayin’ to the music
In our room with a view... do do do do do...
(Refrain)

Verse 3:
It’s getting late. I’m feeling sleepy.
But keep the radio player on. Put your wine down and lie in my arms.
And I’ll keep dreaming of the music
and our room with a view - Oh and I’ll picture you in there too.

(Refrain)

So wadda ya wanna do ?….
Track Name: Don't Open Your Eyes
Verse 1:

When you go, I don’t eat or sleep no.
I just drag my feet oh when you go.
If you stay I’ll give my heart away
and tell myself OK. You gave me away.
Refrain:

Love’s a thief in the disguise.
Before you even realize
it’s taken you by surprise.
Baby don’t open your eyes.

Verse 2:

Floating free on a wishful sea.
You mean so much to me. It’s a beautiful dream.
Can’t reach down. My feet won’t touch the ground,
And I don’t hear a sound. Just need you around
(Refrain)

Verse 3:

When you leave I can hardly breathe.
Moments are empty, bleak. It’s you that I need.
Play with my mind. Didn’t think I’d be this kind.
Wrapped up my heart entwined. Just a prisoner to life.
(Refrain)
Track Name: Fast Forward
Verse 1:

Lately, I have something to prove and I’m stuck inside my mind.
Maybe, you can feel it in me too, ‘cause I ain’t been no sunshine.
“There’s always tomorrow” is what you’ll say.
But what I need is time today.

Chorus:

Fast forward to the night.
Bring it on you’ll make me feel alright.
Delay me till the dawn.
Every second counts with you ... all night long

Verse 2:

Strangely, you seem to handle my abuse. You just take it all in stride
Take me, and then cut me loose. Leave me aching waiting for signs
for you to come a callin’ I count the minutes in the day.
‘cause what I need is time today
chorus ( 3 times )

Fast forward to the night.
Bring it on you’ll make me feel alright.
Delay me till the dawn.
Every second counts with you ... all night long

Fast forward to the night.
Track Name: Why Can't You Be Mine
verse 1:

Oh there was a time when you would speak
My knees would go and I’d be weak.
Then you met someone new
and I had to find someway through.
Oh why can’t you be mine ?

verse 2:

Don’t think that I’m ignoring you.
It’s the best that I can do to keep from
leaping in your arms right now or
go outside and scream and howl
Oh why can’t you be mine ?

Chorus 1:

Oh I had to walk away
even though my heart willed me to stay
Oh why can’t you be mine ?

Why can’t you be mine ?

verse 3:

I’ll take your love but not heartache.
I’d even go so far to break
my promises to myself be true.
Oh I’d over throw myself for you
Why can’t you be mine ?

Chorus 2:

But I had to walk away
even though my heart tempted “take me anyway”
Why can’t you be mine ?
Track Name: If Not Today
verse 1

You won’t love me tomorrow if you don’t love me today.
You won’t love me tomorrow so you go away.
I made you mine. These ties that bind me.
Now they’re in the way.
You won’t love me tomorrow if you don’t love me today.

verse 2

You won’t hold me tomorrow if you don’t hold me today.
You won’t hold me tomorrow oh go away.
I took my time in trying to find you.
Spent my life, found my way.
But it’s more than love - more than a feeling.
Watch it go, watch it slip away.
You won’t hold me tomorrow, if you don’t hold me today.

verse 3

You won’t see me tomorrow if you don’t see me today.
You won’t see me tomorrow it doesn’t work that way.
Misguided rose, dropped down the river.
Now I’ll float, watch me drift away
You won’t see me tomorrow, ‘cause you don’t see me today.
You won’t see me tomorrow, ‘cause you don’t have me today.
Track Name: Bless Your Heart
Vs 1
Hold your horses. Hush your mouth. Oh, my stars.
Lord have mercy, oh and...Bless your heart
A nice way of sayin’ “ Put your grown up panties on.”
You're an idiot. In the south we deal with it...by sayin'
"Bless your heart"

Vs 2
Goodness gracious, thank you kindly, I do declare
Your assways backwards, slower than molasses
a state of questionable repair.
Oh my heavens, I see your tag is hanging out
You're an idiot. In the south we deal with it, by sayin’
"Bless your heart"

Refrain
Y'all give me some sugar I'm fixin’ to be sweet
I gotta pocketbook of peaches I can swing at you from 20 feet
Bless your Heart. Bless your Heart.
You're an idiot. In the south we deal with it, by sayin’
"Bless your heart".

Vs 3
Take your sweet time. Well I never. ‘Cause I said so that's why.
Kiss my grits. I'll have you over. I'll make us some pie.
It's nice to be important, but important to be nice.
So get over yourself I'm just sayin go south and bless your heart.

( Refrain )

Vs 4
What in Sam hill, I've found puddles, that are way deeper than you,
and just as useful, as a trap door on a canoe.
Wouldn't it be nice if lemons sweetened up the tea,
rather than the puckered lips of watching you watching me.
Bless your Heart….
Track Name: Rise
Silence is louder than anything you could say.
You told me walk, don’t look back, won’t change much anyway.

Solo the journey winds slowly inching in between
dark rivers slippery banks beckoning to me.

Rise above the dream.
My body floats away from me.
Water - cleanse me through.
These tears I cry for you.

Am I so jaded that I can’t see you are me ?
Soulless and wandering around. My shell’s empty.

Rise above the dream.
My body floats away from me.
Water - cleanse me through.
These tears I cry for you.

Light me a candle. Let fire burn a pathway through.
Stave off these waves of tears I sent crashing into you.