Holy Ground

from The Dance of Life by JAYL

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The first of Jayl's collaborations with the beautiful Dutch Singer Landa; created using Jayl's 'Gamezzz' concept. The song is the story of a girl in the middle ages with a beautiful voice and a talent for healing, who was murdered by the inquisition after the Pope banned the singing of a flattened 5th (a tritone) calling it the 'devil's music'. Blues music is based on the tri-tone. Landa sings in the background in a Flat 5th, reflecting her lament for lovers parted by tragedy or tyranny, after the heroine in the story is burned as a witch. Possibly inspired by Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', her broken-hearted lover then searches for her through several lifetimes in a quest for them to be re-united. This becomes the premise for the story behind 'The Dance of Life'.
The song actually inspired Terry's painting 'Holy Ground', which became the cover of the album and in turn inspired Jayl and Landa to write 'Dark Angel'. There is also a contribution by Mint Caracal, Jayl's esteemed studio black cat, who provided the growls. The instrument underpinning the entire song is African and is called a 'Spooky Wind' - it is used widely to ward of evil spirits or bad energies.
Jayl and Landa then constructed the song using the Purism genre methodology of Gamezzz - the secret 'game' here being called 'Garden Mute'. The effect is startling!

lyrics

HOLY GROUND

Mercy for One
For Real – the Ghost of Shadows Past
As you are
Eyes of fire love will last
Oh I put my hand on Holy Ground
Magical Feeling
Eyes of fire love will last
Magical Sound
You are holding up my head
For Real – Beyond the Moons Unseen
So I can breathe
So I can breathe
Nights of whispers lovers dream
Oh Mercy for One
Yes I do stand on Holy
Nights of whispers lovers dream
Holy Ground
I do
Oh I do
Feel love for you
Feel love for you

Lyrics by Jayl & Landa ©

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from The Dance of Life, released August 1, 2008
by Jayl & Landa © Harmony Label

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JAYL Gloucester, UK

JAYL (aka: Jayl De Lara) Singer - Songwriter - Musician - Producer + Founder of the Harmony Label and the PURISM music methodology & genre. Jayl has an amazing and extensive back catalogue going back to the 1980's which is now being made available as digital downloads through this Bandcamp site. ... more

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