ALL I NEED/THE SHAKER SONG. By Angel Brynner for EXILE. 22jan 2014

Ths song just bursted out of me after satsang. Was totally in a song of songs kind of head, and it made me very happy, so here we are lol. I’m from Cleveland, but a very particular part of it called Shaker Square. The Shakers were a religious sect of Christianity like the Quakers who believe God moved them to move in praise of him. I always absently see it as camps of ravers[the happily spastic Quakers who rarely smiled with out a glow stick in hand] versus the hordes of progressive househeads[the Shakers who kept it spiritually sexy]. The Quakers square-danced untl Holy rained on’em. the shakers tore the Roof of tha…motherbrother. I always also pictured it being like any true clubkid  federation powwow when the groups DID come together. There was never any beef between the chicks slutdancing next to the kids running in place like a Peanuts character at 3am eternal.Motion was love,all kinds of love. I find it apt that my body&soul-ish butt opted to touch down in the spot where mugs moved in like the 1790s to go the heck off for God in peace lol. Poetic, even.

Anyway, I very rarely come up with dance songs for this-ironic since so much of the pending arc goes on underground,but it is what it is. There’s a  bounce-esque beat to this-think the drum intro to avicii’s superlove mix to get the ear of what’s gonna be undergirding this a bit, VERY BODY & SOUL, crossed with the whole Caribbean Day parade drums&Junkanoo cowbell sound & old-school running round the church praise-dancing double clapping..isms lol. There’s what I can only call “church virtuoso guitar” that swirls right with the words of the song[kinda like that music sounds better with you riff but much more evolved and flourishing],hyping folks up more- mix all this with the sound of paraders in New Orleans during Second Lines, almost syncopated Militarism -but batshit-crazy. A band of kids marching the F outta a song with their big brothers and sisters, serious faced, holding it DOWN,hitting those notes.Controlled chaos, if you will. There’s expansive piano flow-echoing on the waves behind all the stomp-dancing at the core of this[ think Seal’s Heavenly]. & at the bridge the horns and marching bands/drum-lines come in but it still has that oomph-the horns start hitting with the syllables too, like they’re trying to shout praise out too. There’s a wee bit of Fleetwood Mac’s tusk to it, but much faster, booty-popping for Jesus fast lol.

The beat and lyrics are fast-almost gunfire, but he’s singing, not rapping- like a pastor hot-stepping like George Jefferson movin on up when he gets excited, with this fast triple-hit of sound that comes at the end of lines like fast booms of thunder, keeping it moving.

ok.

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

and iii’ve got it wiiiith youuuuu~[more melodic,drawn out]

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

ALL I NEED IS[tap,tap,tap]

*stop*  *go*

WAVE YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR

WAVE’EM LIKE YOU CANNOT CARE

MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE AIR

PEOPLE DANCING EVERYWHERE

WAVE YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR

PUT THEM UP AND LEAVE’EM THERE-

LEAVE’EM[BAM]

LEAVE’EM[BAM]

LEAVE’EM[BAM]

LEAVE’EM[BAM]

LEAVE’EM[BAM]-

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

and iii’ve got it wiiiith youuuuu~[more melodic,drawn out]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

{then the  instrumental repeat of all that, instruments hitting “syllable” beats into the next verse}

PUT YOUR HANDS INTO THE AIR

SHAKING,WILDING EVERYWHERE

NO HOLDS BARRED,WE DO NOT CARE

GOD IS LOVE,HE’S EVERYWHERE

AND RIGHT NOW WE’RE GIVING THANKS

GOT US PRAISIN’ DANCIN’ QUAKES-

NEED HIM[boom]

NEED HIM[boom]

NEED HIM[boom]

NEED HIM[boom]

NEED HIM[boom]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

and iii’ve got it wiiiith youuuuu~[more melodic,drawn out]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

{then the  instrumental repeat of all that, instruments hitting “syllable” beats WILDER,LOUDER, think folks falling out praise dancing- the joy is erotic, but pure-sound spiraling into the next verse}

LOVE IS HEAVY IN THE AIR

NO ONE SITTING STANDING HERE

NO ONE POSING THERES NO STARE

GOD IS LOVE SO WE DONT CARE

FEEL THE FLOOR WITH JOY IT SHAKES

FILLED WITH JOY,THIS WORLD HE MAKES

SEE It[boom]

SEE It[boom]

SEE It[boom]

SEE It[boom]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

and iii’ve got it wiiiith youuuuu~[more melodic,drawn out]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

ALL I NEED IS[bop,bop,bop]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

NEED It[boom]

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