One Sky

One Sky is my 2021 Theme Song. You can listen to it HERE.

My peer and former colleague, Jason Garcia, wrote the music and I wrote the lyrics, melody, and harmonies. Jason started a project called The Cross Process this past year out of his studio in Tokyo Japan. He works with singers and lyricists around the globe, and provides the music for their inspiration. I jumped at the chance to get involved, which pushed me to learn the basics on how to use my home recording studio to get the vocals done. While that took a while to get going, the actual writing of the song was done quickly.

It’s a good power-pop rock song with driving guitars and good melodic content. It got me moving, motivated to DO something. Here in the USA, in addition to the raging pandemic, we were dealing with an intense election year. Some of the rhetoric made it seem like certain things were political arguments, when the actual stark reality is: these things are happening all over the world. Despite the fact that we live quite differently one from another, we are still under One Sky. We are more alike than you think. I’m not sure how to bring folks back into the fray of truth and facts, but I’m going to keep marching on doing my best to be real, compassionate, and curious. Here are the lyrics:

One Sky

So you were wandering 
In the midst of millions 
With the wind that comes from our mouths 
Let it rain I’m the hurricane 
The tsunami that didn’t catch your name 
Under One Sky 

You were wondering 
One of several billions 
Determined and uncontained 
Go on start something 
Grow something synthesize 
I can sympathize with you 
As you weave together the pieces 
Of your metamorphosis 
Under One Sky 

some go beyond 
some take to flight 
horizon gone 
solar lunar one sky 

We’re all under One Sky 

Scientific reasoning undergoing seasoning 
For something better 
End distraction misdirection 
We’re all on the island 
Under One Sky 

some go beyond 
some take to flight 
horizon gone 
solar lunar one sky 

One Sky

Water from Heaven Collection CD Artwork, Lyrics, and Credits

Water from Heaven Collection
Water from Heaven Collection

Water from Heaven Song Lyrics page 1
Water from Heaven Song Lyrics page 1

Water from Heaven Song Lyrics and Credits page 2
Water from Heaven Song Lyrics and Credits page 2

Water from Heaven Collection CD
Water from Heaven Collection CD

The idea to pull this collection of songs together on a physical CD came to me shortly after a true vacation I took in the fall of 2013. It had been a long time since I had time away from “normal” life, and apparently it cleared my mind, body, and spirit enough to allow the Water from Heaven to seep in and give course to wipe the slate clean. The photos on the cover and on the CD are from that trip. On location along the Emerald Coast, Panama City Beach, FL area. To me, this is a Completion of yet another chapter in life and music. I know by doing this, I have opened the door for something new to come in. I look forward with expectancy to whatever that may be. In the meantime, I hope all enjoy this collection of songs from the past decade. I am happy to share them with you!

Signed, Shelley Barratt
Signed, Shelley Barratt