Cellar & Sky

by Yosi

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"Strive with all your hearts, raise up your voices and shout, until this dark world be filled with light..."- ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Cellar & Sky is composed of some songs written during my final years in Oregon and my first Years in Nashville, TN. (2011-2014) They explore themes of pushing through the trials of life, truly enjoying the sweet moments, and finding comradery in this journey from cellar to sky, earth to heaven, depths to heights. I take comfort in knowing that even in times of despair and loneliness, I don't walk alone. I hope these songs serve your spirits.


Thank you to—H. You are the strongest fiercest woman I know and i’m proud to call you mama! Thank you to Mr. Harrison, Liz Wyatt, and my profs at CHS and LPM. Thank you for SEEING me. Ryan, Marya, Naysan, Camila, Matt, Melissa, Dozier, Vieve, Marie, Tracy, and Karen for your true friendship and for keeping it real! You are forces of well-being and my spirit folk! J-Unit and K-Doge for your encouragement. To Nolan for accompaniment on the path. Bryan and Rory for their unshakable belief and empowerment, and JB for providing necessary swift kicks. To Tommy, Clara, and Gina for your incredible generosity. To Amin and Layli the most exquisite sibs. To the rest of my family and friends who’ve spurred me on and set me straight all on the path! and to you Parker McGee who braved the trenches with me through it all! You made it happen!

My gratitude is as big as the sea.
Love,
Y

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released May 12, 2015

All Songs Written by Yosi Mesbah and Arranged with Parker Mcgee
Produced Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Parker Mcgee at The Poolside Studio
Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars- Yosi Mesbah
Bass, Keyboard, Percussion, and Guitar Programming by Parker McGee
Electric Guitar (1,4,5) performed by Charlie Kelley
Cello (2,6) performed by Alex Commanday
CD Design and Layout by Juliet Crossley
Cover Photo By Martin Cherry

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Track Name: My Dreams
My dreams
they did not last
much like the monsters in my past
they fade from view

You
try to decide if I
am worth running that fast
to catch up to

we both come to same conclusion
we take time we don’t own
and we vacillate and misconstrue
and feed the weeds
and cry when flowers grow


I didn’t want to see the sun
It reminds me of the path I should have chosen
I don’t want to see the flowers
they remind me of the hours I spent doubting my pen
Fear's best friend

My time
didn’t much use its self
and I didn’t claim much wealth
but I survived
But You
You didn’t come to hear
all that this fear has done
for me in my life

we both come to same conclusion
we take time we don’t own
and we vacillate and misconstrue
and feed the weeds at home
we watch them grow

I didn’t want to see the sun
It reminds me of the path I should have chosen
I don’t want to see the flowers
they remind me of the hours I spent doubting my pen
with fears best friend
Track Name: Conversation
steady the course now
make it look easy
as long as there's effort there
you’re not wrong
wake up at dawn tide
the land is on fire
hear the endless conversation tween the city and the sky

ooo
I love you
wrap me up in your faded blue
oooo
where were you
I was cold and joined by the wreathed moon

dreaming gets easy
waking comes hard
so you sleep through the mysteries
playing around your atrophied heart

and all of a sudden
you’ve aged a day
with nothing to show for
the time passed away

ooo
I love you
wrap me up in your faded blue
oooo
where were you
I was cold and joined by the wreathed moon
Track Name: The Stuffed Ones
I could be a couch potato
I’ve done it before
I could tell you that I’ll be here then
just walk right out the door
I can see no way that this will ever end
Still I will always be your friend

I have written poems in the sand by the house
that only you have read
the best of secret keepers once done you’d blot them out
so no one else could read what I said

And when we do part
I know not where you’ve gone
Soo I just
sit here on your dresser and wait for you to come home!

You and I, You and I You and I
You and I have always been buddies
You and I You and I You and I
You and I solve mysteries alone

I could be a captain of a ship we sail
to liberate our crewman who is stuck in Jail
And You’ve got superpowers and see through walls
and together we rescue all

and next we’ll fly to Mr Mar’s
and find that martians play guitars
and our space boat floats on by
so we listen and we wave saying see you next time
Track Name: Dark Time Sunshine
those stars they fall and the moon wraps around your fingers
my words seem small
And February feels cold here

my tears run dry and I surrender to the ordinary
signs of life
in search of self
look deep deep
in shallow caverns made for my captivity

I won’t run to shelter I won’t fall asleep
in my shadow in my shadow I see demons and defeat
and I won’t turn from sunlight though the dawn shows me the pain
I will put those things beside me let them wash away with the rain

I say love you and the silence echoes in this room
Its understood not the same
your eyes give me the answer there’s nothing you can say

people I don't know the names of
places I can't see the face of
all I have is here right now
but stepping to the ledge I found that I could not yet see the ground
but there is no where left to go
Track Name: Not The Only One
I don’t even know what I'm doing
I've been searching for the answers all this time
and every time I felt I Was closer now
I pulled back and fell down

then I’d pushed back on everyone and thing I couldn’t see
under attack I’d feel though blind that I could still see clearly
and I’d fight so many battles I’d loose the wars I thought I had won

you’re not the only one

I find it so hard to tell
what is real and what I've made my personal hell
what I want and what I need
and which signs are telling me what things

so I push back on everyone and thing I just can't see
under attack I feel though blind that I can still see clearly
and I fight so many battles I loose the wars that I think I have won
you're not the only one

I still feel small when I stand beside the ocean
I still get down when I don’t feel true forward motion
but I'm learning I’m still learning
learning what how who I'm supposed to be
listening I'm still listening
and still sometimes I can't hear anything

I know God has guided me and knows all that I’ve done
but If there’s one thing I’m sure of its this
I’m not the only one
its this I’m not the only one
its this I’m not the only one
Track Name: Disturbing Thoughts
woke up to disturbing thoughts today
but instead of sitting with them I doused myself in the
unimportant thrills the web sent my way
this cycle can’t continue I know it can’t continue

so I’ll

share with you a dream I had
though I fear it shines a light
but fear just keeps the love from showing
and it stops my soul mid-flight

in my dream I met a man I know
and he did things to make me cry
I did things that made me question
who I really am inside

in my vision I was shamed there
said I did not what I should
he said I know that what you say is right my dear
but what we did it felt so good

I was trapped in passion prison
you the closest thing I had
and you Gave in in the moonlight
now you are stuck here as I am

note the mirrors all around this maze
they reflect your walls
the only way to free yourself
is to forget yourself and push on

I ASK YOU please note the mirrors all around this maze
they reflect your walls

the only way to free yourself
is to forget yourself and push on
the only way to free yourself
is to forget yourself and push on