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Rise Above

by Shanell Alyssa

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krotix really well thought out blend of soul and jazzy/folk elements that seem to come from the heart as opposed to having to deliver music at the drop of a hat. Favorite track: Lift Every Voice and Sing.
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released June 24, 2016

Produced by Shanell Alyssa.
Recorded at Silk City Music Factory in Manchester, CT and Rotary Records in West Springfield, MA.
Engineered and Mixed by Phil Mann and Warren Amerman.
Mastered by Warren Amerman.
Artwork by David Braithwaite.

Shanell Alyssa - Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar
Dennis Martinez - Bass, Percussion
Bradford Bolt - Drums, Percussion
Richie Dolio - Acoustic Guitar
Alanah Percy - Vocals
Travis Percy - Vocals
Kentaia Thompson - Vocals
Ahmad Daniels - Vocals

www.shanellalyssa.com

℗© 2015 Rise Above Music LLC (ASCAP).

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Shanell Alyssa Hartford, Connecticut

Shanell Alyssa brings forth a soulful compilation of spirit-filled, thought-provoking lyrics and warm melodic tones, organically combined to make all who listen feel at home. A singer, songwriter and musician, Shanell Alyssa's hope is that listeners will walk away with questions, with a desire for more, and with a desire to Rise Above, as her brand so poignantly states. ... more

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Track Name: Can You Handle The Truth
Blood shed in a war,
Truth right at the door.
No allies anymore,
It’s only me I'm fighting for.
It’s a big picture to You,
Just admiring the view.
But I’m still here
With a million questions in my head.

Crowd surf across the ocean
To calm my fears of going under
Out of focus tryna find my way

Crowd surf across the ocean
To calm my fears of going under
Out of focus tryna find my way

Can you handle the truth?
Do you know what’s good for you?
I’ve gotta find out, before my time is out.
Don’t let the world burden you.

Can you handle the truth?
Life’s not always as pretty as it looks.
Don’t let your guard down.
Keep your fight alive.
Run your race till you make it to the finish line.

Open eyes can see wrong.
They choose not to respond
Wonder why things always stay the same
Walking around like you've made a change
Don’t judge a book till you pick it up and read about the problem
And decide if you’re gonna do something to fix it.
We all complain but we’ve gotta stand up and make a change.

I’ve been under the fear is gone.
Eyes are focused now I’m moving on.

I’ve been under the fear is gone.
Eyes are focused now I’m moving on.

Can you handle the truth?
Do you know what’s good for you?
I’ve gotta find out, before my time is out.
Don’t let the world burden you.

Can you handle the truth?
Life’s not always as pretty as it looks.
Don’t let your guard down.
Keep your fight alive.
Run your race till you make it to the finish line.
Track Name: Wayside
By the wayside, I’m comin' by
Just me, I’m comin'.
No one to tell but my other side
By the wayside I’m coming' yeah

Friends on the other side
I didn’t leave them behind
I just fell in line on my way
Stepping hard this time
Feet on the grind, cuz I’m comin'
Heading to the wayside

What I’ll find down by, I don’t know this time
Blind eyes can’t see
But I’m warm inside
In Him I know that I’ll be alright
Walk on, walk on to the wayside

Built up like a mountain high
I can see it when I squint my eyes
Something majestic reaching to the skies
Wonder in my eyes but I’m certain of what I’ll find
I’ll meet You down by the wayside

By the wayside, I’m comin' by
Just me, I’m comin'.
No one to tell but my other side
By the wayside I’m coming' yeah
Track Name: Found a Way
I’m tryna' to find a way
I gotta be with You
I’m looking for a way
I gotta be with You
I need to find a way
I gotta be with You
Oh yes I do, Oh yes I do

You say seek and you shall find
You say knock and the door shall be opened
While I’m out here looking, I don’t always seem to find what’s right

Confusion swirling everywhere
Walking around You without a care
I’ve gotta get it together
And figure out how I can do better

'Cuz I’m tryna' to find a way
I gotta be with You
I’m looking for a way
I gotta be with You
I need to find a way
I gotta be with You
Oh yes I do, Oh yes I do

'Cuz I’m tryna' find a way
The way is tough
You never promised it’d be easy
So I question why You need me
Imperfection at its finest
You taught me to deny this
When You reminded me that I’m Your highness
A royal queen hand crafted by the King of Kings
A daughter, to the highest name this world has ever seen
A light, shining for all the world to see
You made me, now it’s time for me to take heed

You've done your part, I hear Your voice loud and clear
Gotta pick up my mess, dust off this worldly flesh
Clothed in righteousness, dripping with mighty power
I can face the towering giants they'll always devour me
But with You I just brush 'um off
Knowing I come from a Holy King, You’ll always brush 'um off
You picked me up, revived my soul and now I’m clean
I’m on this journey, You’re the only one I’ll ever need

'Cuz now I've found a way
I know how to be with You
No longer looking for a way
I know how to be with You
Oh now I've found a way
I know how to be with You
Oh yes I do, Oh yes I do