High Road

by Elisa S. Keeler

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"High Road" is an Afrobeat style song with soulful vocals. It's a song of inclusion and reconciliation. It speaks of accepting all people regardless of differences and maintaining integrity amidst disagreement. The message demonstrates a value of community and cooperation as we evolve together.

May we continue to restore unity and lift one another up!

The song was written in 2019 and recorded in 2021 with several amazing Ithaca NY based musicians including Angelo Peters (Big Mean Sound Machine) and Olugbade Okunade (Alárìíyá - Australia, formerly of the legendary Afrobeat band Egypt 80 - Nigeria).

This project is made possible, in part with the funding from The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

lyrics

Chorus:
Take the high road
They take the low road you take the high road

Verse 1:
This land is their land too
Invite the brother standing next to you
Set table (for) all (to) come and eat
There’s room, so pull yourself a seat

Chorus

Verse 2:
No matter what you wear
No matter the style of your hair
Worn shoes or ruby lips
Carharts or big ol’ hips

Chorus

Verse 3:
Change starts with you and me
Spin the top, to victory
Selfish king digs his own grave
We will rise, the natural way

Chorus

Verse 4:
Be crowned, you queen of love
Take off the battle gloves
Trade armor for the highest throne
Breathe peace in this place we call home

Chorus

credits

released November 5, 2021
Elisa S. Keeler - songwriter, lead vocals and backing vocals
Angelo Peters - keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and engineer
Olugbade Okunade - trumpet and backing vocals
Alicia Aubin - trombone and backing vocals
Mark Karlsen - tenor and baritone saxophone

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Elisa S. Keeler Ithaca, New York

Elisa S. Keeler is a singer and composer from Ithaca NY. She is the founder of Freeing Your Voice program for adults and the Music for Unity and Social Change program for public schools. Elisa facilitates retreats at Light on the Hill Retreat Center. She lives with her family in Ithaca NY.

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