Music Monday: “The Other Side” by VAVÁ

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “The Other Side”
Artist: VAVÁ
Album: The Other Side EP (2018)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
In the dark in silence, there’s a child that we’ll see
Image in the ceiling, god has spoken to me
He will talk, I’ll listen
What was said I can’t recall
Anything but that feeling
That I should be afraid
I should be afraid
I should be afraid
I should be afraid

[Verse 2]
In the architecture, design and civilize
I learn that our differences take on their own lives
When you keep them hidden, come find and detain
As all my prisoners turn to phantoms

[Chorus]
And I was afraid of the other side
When they come for me, there’s just nowhere to hide
I see the sight, as they come and haunt me from the other side
So lend me your hands tonight
Let’s get in touch with the other side

[Verse 3]
I can shake my figure like the other ninety-nine
But their silhouette is eager, shadows come to life
On the walls and in me, where light it shares
Ghosts replace the memories we choose to forget

[Chorus]
Afraid of the other side
When they come for me, there’s just nowhere to hide
I see the sight, as they come and haunt me from the other side
So lend me your hands tonight
Let’s get in touch with the other side

[Bridge]
Make your bed but don’t lie in it yet (it’s a lie)
Never gonna get outta here tonight (it’s a lie)
Dig your bed, don’t bleed your heart out yet (it’s a lie)
Never gonna get outta here tonight (it’s a lie)
Don’t take your hand and cover your eye (it’s a lie)
Never gonna get outta here tonight (it’s a lie)
Don’t hold your breath and fear of death (it’s a lie)
Never gonna get outta here
Never gonna get outta here
Never gonna get out

[Chorus]
Afraid of the other side
They come for me, there’s just nowhere to hide
As I see the sight, they come and haunt me from the other side
So lend me your hands tonight
There standin’ touching the other side
Lend me your hand tonight
Let’s get in touch with the other side
Let’s get in touch with the other side

 VAVÁ, the stage name for Vanessa Wheeler’s solo project, came to the scene in 2018 with the release of The Other Side EP. Today’s Music Monday is the title track, which showcases Wheeler’s skills as a guitarist, singer, and producer. The tune is a combination of genres including funky guitar lines, drum sampling, and electronic elements that create a unique background for her soothing vocals. The song flows to a break at the end of the bridge where it is just Wheeler’s guitar and voice before the final chorus kicks in to fade into the ether.

Vinyl
My vinyl copy of The Other Side EP; released in 2018.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Artist Links:
Bandcamp
Facebook
Instagram

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