WATCH & LISTEN BELOW ...

                                                                                                                                         WATCH & LISTEN BELOW ...

So much of the human race is in pain – possibly all of us. Love leaves, families splinter, friends betray, wars rage, demagogues arise, our earth suffers, and our differences matter more than that which makes us the same. Our song, “CAN I GET A WITNESS”, speaks to this pain and encourages us to continue on. It cries out to the world for all of us: “feel our pain, bear WITNESS to it and, in doing so; find your humanity again”. To all of us who are fighting to convince those of us who do not see, we say; don’t give up – you are right.
Love and peace for ALL is truly the only answer
— Nina & Elisa Hale

“The first cut is the deepest – lord, Can I get a Witness?

 

Loneliness is selfish, I’m a freak forlorn and helpless - and I can’t get away from myself; I don’t feel it today

Starring at the blankness, searching for my senses - no more pain, no more gain – so what do you say?

I’m insane

On my own with no place to call a home ...Hey – hey – hey – hey

 

The first cut is the deepest – lord, can I get a Witness? - I’m surviving by trying to last here on my own

I said; the first cut is the deepest – lord, can I get a Witness? - I’ll be lying if I said that I like it on my own

 

All alone, where you think that I belong ..Hey – hey – hey – hey

Don’t wanna care, don’t wanna dare - most times you’re not there, why don’t you care?

Get out of my way; I am free today

 

The first cut is the deepest – lord, can I get a Witness? - I’m surviving by trying to last here on my own

I said; the first cut is the deepest – lord, can I get a Witness? - I’ll be lying if I said that I like it on my own

 

So; can I get a Witness? – to a life full of loves that control you

Can I get a Witness? – to the ones who will fight to console you

Can I get a Witness – everyone needs a friend

Can I get a Witness – everyone lend a hand !

Can I get a Witness – Witness, Can I get a Witness – Witness …

 

 

CAN I GET A WITNESS

written by Elisa Hale & Nina Tolins ....... MamaNani Music / ASCAP

audio:
all vocals: Nina Tolins
piano, horns: Elisa Hale
drums, bass, keyboards, horns: Mike Watts
producers: Elisa Hale, Nina Tolins, Mike Watts
engineers: Bob Stander, Mike Watts
aSS't engineers: Nina Tolins, Tom Happel, Frank Mitavitonna
RECORDED AT : Magicsong Studios
mixed and mastered by Bob Stander, Parcheessi Studio

video:
produced & directed by Elisa Hale
for Magicsong Productions & Rocketeria Records
director of photography: Tom Flynn                                                               Production consulting & 2nd camera: Eric Mache′, Wild East Films
gaffer/lighting: John Cellejas                                                                           EDITING:  TOM FLYNN-Editor, Elisa Hale-Director
filmed at Magicsong Studios