Irritated Shadow

by Wily Bo Walker & Amir Ben-Haim

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Whilst recording some of the tracks for this album, I was asked by Danny Flam if I could sing an English version of Amir Ben-Haim's song 'Tzel Atzbani'.

When I heard the New York powerhouse funk groove being laid down by Amir, Danny Flam Big Band and two of the world's greatest players; Will Lee on bass and Nir Z on drums I was bowled over and of course - how could I refuse.? :-)

I wrote out a new lyric against Amir's music with a nod to the translation of his original song and asked Kareña K if she would like to work the backing vocal arrangements, which she agreed to and, as always, has worked her magic against my vocals!

Released on Flaming Hearts Records
Catalog No: FHWBAB001

lyrics

HEY! CAN YOU SEE
AN IRRITATED SHADOW HANGING OVER ME
LORD! IT RAIN DOWN ON ME
IT’S CRIMINALLY COOL
BUT IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE

ON A DAY
LIKE TODAY
THEY’RE TURNING LOVING IN TO HATE
BUT THEY NEVER MISS A BEAT
WITH THE WORDS, LORD
THAT THEY SAY…
I’M WATCHING ANGELS TURN TO DEMONS
AND THERE’S RIOTS IN THE STREET

AND IF YOU STAND UP AND FIGHT
FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
THIS OLD WORLD WILL JUST WATCH
IN ITS DANCING SHOES
THERE’S NO HEROES OR ANGELS TONIGHT
SO EVERY MAN’S GOTTA DO
WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOT TO DO

WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOTTEN TO…

HEY! CAN YOU HEAR
CHANGE IS GOING DOWN
BUT THEY’RE TURNING UP THE HEAT
THE BLOOD FLOW LIKE TEARS
ANGELS TURN TO DEMONS
AND THERE’S MURDER IN THE STREET

AND IF YOU STAND UP AND FIGHT
FOR WHAT’S RIGHT
THIS OLD WORLD WILL JUST WATCH
IN ITS DANCING SHOES
THERE’S NO HEROES OR ANGELS TONIGHT
SO EVERY MAN’S GOTTA DO
WHAT EVERY MAN HAS GOT TO DO

© 2012 Music by Amir Ben-Haim, Lyrics by Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.

credits

released June 18, 2012
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals

Will Lee - Bass
Nir Ben-Zion - Rhodes
Nir Z - Drums

NY Brass:
Danny Flam - Trombone
Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
Tony Gorruso - Trumpet
Backing Vocals - Kareña K

Amir Ben-Haim - Producer, Arranger, Guitars and Synths

Mix - Amir Ben-Haim & Elisha Joseph
Mastering - David Nizri, Michael Hugh Hoffman & Elisha Joseph

© 2012 Music by Amir Ben-Haim, Lyrics by Wily Bo Walker. All Rights Reserved.

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Wily Bo Walker London, UK

Wily Bo Walker is a Scottish artist & songwriter noted for his characterful vocals & swaggering 'live' performances

Inducted in to the U.S. Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist, Wily Bo adds his blues-infused style across the many genres of his work

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