Make The Two Sides Meet

by Chava Mirel

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released October 19, 2015

Chava Mirel – vocals, guitar, piano
Olisa "Spyc-E" Enrico – vocals
Naphtali Ebna La-Hakim Rashid - vocals, percussion
Thione Diop - vocals, percussion
Iré Taylor – vocals, percussion
Amos Miller - vocals

Ahamefule J. Oluo - trumpet
Izaak Mills - saxophone

Jeff Busch - drums and percussion
Paul Huppler - drums
Frank Anderson - percussion

Dean Schmidt - bass
Clinton Fearon - bass
Evan Flory-Barnes - upright bass

Josh Rawlings – keys
Alex Chadsey - keys
Joe Doria - Hammond organ

Eli Rosenblatt - guitar
Dinho Costa- cavaquinho




All music and lyrics written by Chava Mirel
(except Up Up Down Rap by Olisa “Spyc-E” Enrico, Shut It Off Rap by Amos Miller, and Where Might I Go text by Yehuda HaLevi)
Produced and recorded by Eli Rosenblatt
Mixed and Mastered by Mel Dettmer
Artwork by Tara Li-an

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Chava Mirel Seattle, Washington

Chava Mirel combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bring a new sound to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance and responsibility for each other, Chava’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit. An award-winning Jewish composer, she also tours internationally, currently as a singer and keyboard player with reggae icon Clinton Fearon. ... more

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Track Name: Up Up Down (feat Olisa "Spyc-E" Enrico
There may be ups and there may be downs
The other side of the silence is sound
The only balance will be found
When you make the two sides meet meet

When we reject what we are inside
We are neglecting all the blessings coming into our lives
When we're reflecting El Shaddai
Then we make ourselves complete

It's gonna be
Up up down up up down up up down down down down

In the beginning there was light
When God created the day and created the night
The only way we're gonna get it right
Is to make the two sides meet meet

The sacred vessel got broken down
So keep your eye to the sky and your ear to the ground
For any light that's scattered around
Let's make this world complete

(Rap)
Completion to a cycle
I seek balance in the
Vital space
Yang within the Yin
Yin within the Yang
Same, same a real game the pride of shame
I am
Wrong and right, dark and light, day and night
Blind in my tunnel vision
To get there quick might need to take the long way round
To rise up may need to dig deep down
To be found must be lost
It pays the cost to be the boss
It’s a gamble take a loss
Coin toss crisscross
Blood on my dental floss
When two sides have meet begins the perfect process
Access the praxis with practice
Find the fun in fundamental truths
We meld we join we mesh we fuse
Track Name: Nachon
Nachon kisacha me'az me'olam ata

Your throne stands firm from of old
From eternity You have existed
Track Name: Lift Them Up (feat Naphtali Ebna La-Hakim Rashid)
You provide the beauty
You provide the glory
All the miracles
Everything we could desire

It's on us to notice
It's on us to witness
All the miracles
If we just lift up our eyes

Lift them up, lift them up

We are blessed with nature
We are blessed with connection
We are blessed
With compassion and love divine

All we think we are missing
All we think we are lacking
It’s all right here
If we just lift up our eyes

Lift up your eyes on high
And behold creation
Lift up your eyes on high
And behold the creator

When we behold creation
We behold the creator
When we behold creation
We behold the creator
Track Name: Ma Gadlu (feat Thione Diop)
Ma gadlu ma'asecha Adonai me'od amku machshevotecha
Track Name: Let Us Thank and Praise You
Let us thank and praise you
Modim Anachnu Lach
Let us thank and praise you
Modim Anachnu Lach

For our lives which are in your hand
For our souls which are in your care
For your miracles we experience
Every day, every day

Oh good one, whose mercies never end
Oh compassionate one, whose kindness never fails
We forever put our hope in you
Hope in you, hope in you

That’s why we’ve got to
Thank you, thank you, thank you

Let us thank and praise you
Modim Anachnu Lach
Let us thank and praise you
Modim Anachnu Lach

We got to thank, we got to thank, we got to thank, we got to thank
We got to thank you
We got to thank, we got to thank, we got to thank, we got to thank
We got to thank you
Track Name: Image of Jah (feat Ire Taylor)
Making myself over in the image of Jah
Making myself over in the image of Jah
Love and healing
Can be so revealing - we gotta
Make ourselves over in the image of Jah

(Keep on moving don't stop)
Trying to get to that higher place
(Keep on moving don't stop)
Reaching for that deeper space
(Keep on moving don't stop)
Tuning to a holy key
(Keep on moving don't stop)
Buzzing with that frequency

What will our future hold - only we can decide
Will our promise unfold – will we follow our inner guides
Will we choose heart and soul - or envy and pride
Can we give up control - and just be who we are in the vision of Jah

Making myself over in the image of Jah
Making myself over in the image of Jah
Love and healing
Can be so revealing - we gotta
Make ourselves over in the image of Jah

How many opportunities have we missed
Drowning while God was sending us ships
Waving away any possible lift
But now we're tired of waiting
Tired of waiting

You've got a role in this beautiful game
You’re living a soul just like you're given a name
Looking forward and back where we came from
Living in the image of God
Track Name: Where Might I Go
Where might I go to find You
Exalted Hidden One
Yet where would I not go to find You
Everpresent Eternal One

Ya ana emtza’acha m’komcha na’ala v’nelam
V’ana lo emtza’acha k’vodcha maleh olam

My heart cries out to You
Please draw near to me
The moment I reach out for You
I find You reaching in for me
Track Name: Make Them Unite
I'm pretty positive, at least I try to be
I try to look on the bright side
About what's happening to me
But sometimes I feel the darkness creepin in
And I have to step aside and make room for my faithful friend

I know it sounds crazy but I’m trying to understand
About the positive and negative and how they go hand in hand

Don't feel alone
We all need someone to cry to
Don't feel alone
It’s all fight or flight
Don't get me wrong, you know as well as I do
Gotta have the dark
If you're gonna see the light

I'm pretty positive I try to wear a smile
But I tend to get down on myself every once in a while
That's when I feel the shadow creepin in
And I have to step aside and make room for my faithful friend

I know it sounds crazy but I’m trying to understand
About the positive and negative and how they go hand in hand

Don't feel alone
We all got things we're ashamed of
Don't feel alone
We all got something to hide
But don't get me wrong
That part of yourself you're afraid of
You better show it some love
Cause that's where your power resides

I gotta make them unite
I gotta make them unite
I gotta make them unite inside of me

I’ve got to unite with my shadow ‘cause that’s where my power resides
Track Name: Moving On
Been in a fog
Been in a haze
Have I been wasting
All my days
This is a start
This is a dawn
I found a vision
For moving on gotta keep moving on

It is up to us to get this right
The whole thing depends on us

We got a job
We got a task
We know the questions
We need to ask
we got a voice
We got a song
We got a purpose
For moving on
Gotta keep moving on

It is up to us to get this right

So now’s the time
To hear the sound
Pay attention
To what's going down
This is our time
We're feeling strong
In the spirit
Of moving on

It is up to us
Track Name: Shut It Off (feat Amos Miller)
It’s your time, it’s always been your time
You should know that you’re the only one who didn’t recognize
We don’t know just where we’ve been
And we won’t go back again
All our lives are nothing but this moment

Getting tired of all of this procrastination

So strong
Why you gonna hide it when you know it’s wrong
You’ve got to fight it when you know it’s wrong
When you feel it’s wrong
And you swear it’s wrong
And you got to shut it off

It’s your life, it’s always been your life
Take it back from everyone who’s ever tried to take a bite
Looking out for number one
Cross those bridges when they come
Everything under the sun is this moment

Getting tired of all of this procrastination

So strong
Why you gonna hide it when you know it’s wrong
You’ve got to fight it when you know it’s wrong
When you feel it’s wrong
And you swear it’s wrong
And you got to shut it off

(Rap)
Idle chatter harmonize with voices in my head
I listen to the wind to the rain instead
I listen for the joy in the pain
The connection to the essence and the blessings that is

Leadership pleading the fifth
Drowning the fifth insecurities of power
Double edged don’t reject the growth pains
It’s all good minus the old holy missions
Obstructive views no youtube
Just do what you do and let the chips fall
It’s all God
Adonai-focused no adderall
Follow divine protocol
Know it all stall
Muses inspire the calm
Solid individual not thinking twice
Decisive in my repertoire
Execute without pause
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Idle chatter harmonize with voices in my head
I listen to the wind to the rain instead
I listen for the joy in the pain
The connection to the essence and the blessings that is