The Other Side

by Queen Esther

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1.
02:53
Someday, someday, somehow, someway I’m going to Sunnyland Someday, someday, somehow, someway I’m going to Sunnyland Sunnyland is where I belong Sunnyland is what makes me strong Sunnyland, take my hand Won’t do what you tell me I’m meant for Sunnyland Someday, someday, somehow, someway I’m going to Sunnyland Someday, someday, somehow, someway I’m going to Sunnyland Sunnyland -- my people wait for me Sunnyland, that’s where I’ll be truly free Sunnyland, take my hand This place don’t know me I’m meant for Sunnyland SOLO Sunnyland, my soul is in the sky Sunnyland – He’s there and so am I Sunnyland, take my hand Sweet dirt can’t hold me I’m bound for Sunnyland Sunnyland, take my hand Sweet dirt can’t hold me I’m bound for Sunnyland
2.
I’ve come undone again and I’m so blue I’ve come undone again because of you It’s not what I said or what you didn’t do You didn’t hurt me/I didn’t lie to you I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you I’ve come undone again and I’m so blue I’ve come undone again -- What can I do? It’s not the way you were or what you didn’t say That makes me wish that I could walk away/from you I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you It hurts to know you won’t believe me I’m right here but you can’t see me You don’t know that I love you so You won’t love me until I’m gone I’ve come undone again and I’m so blue I’ve come undone again so what’s the use Of saying what I feel when all you’re gonna do Is push yourself away and say it isn’t true That I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you? SOLO I’ve come undone again and I’m so blue I’ve come undone again so what’s the use Of saying what I feel when all you’re gonna do Is push yourself away and say it isn’t true That I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you I can feel my heart break with all the love I have for you
3.
05:04
Leavin' on out on the road I've been down before Ridin' along on that big ol' jet plane I been thinkin' 'bout jumpin' out the door 'Cause my homeland lives so far away and I feel like it's all been done Somebody's tryin' to make me stay and I've got to be on the run Ooooh, big ol' jet airliner Don't carry me too far away Ooooh, big ol' jet airliner 'Cause it's here that I got to stay I've been sittin' by the fireside, wonderin' where my strength is goin' Lookin' through the mirror of life tryin' to figure out which way the wind is blowin' But my heart keeps pushin' me backwards as I get aboard that 747 Ridin' high but with a tear in my eye You know you got to go through hell before you get to heaven Big ol' jet airliner Don't carry me too far away Ooooh, big ol' jet airliner Cause it's here that I got to stay SOLO Goodbye to all my friends at home, goodbye to people I've trusted I've got to go out and make my way I might get rich, you know -- I might get busted 'Cause I'm goin' with a calm hesitation God's gonna make a way But there's so many people, Lord, to talk to And a whole lot of debt to pay Ooooh big ol' jet airliner Don't carry me too far away Ooooh big ol' jet airliner 'Cause it's here that I got to stay Ooooh big ol' jet airliner Don't carry me too far away Ooooh big ol' jet airliner 'Cause it's here that I got to stay
4.
04:03
He’s living fast/He’s flying high/Into the sun His time is now/His heart is there/His game is on Oh, sun/Don’t take this one/When he falls free When he falls down/upon the ground/send him to me He’s on a tear/and he don’t care/who’s right or wrong ‘Cause he’s so high/up in the sky/where he belongs Oh, sun/Don’t take this one/just let him be He has it all/but he might fall/into the sea Oh, sun/shining down on me Oh, sun/just let him be SOLO He’s on the ground/spinning around/can’t last for long Problems collide/the sea inside/feathers all gone Oh, sun/you took this one/so quietly Everything’s done/and now he’s gone/so far from me Everything’s done/and now he’s gone/so far from me
5.
There are aches that never leave you That never fail to grieve you ‘cause you couldn’t let it go you’ll never know what could have been So now you’re doing hard time Lying to yourself about the past And all the ways you’re sure that you will mend You’re the victim/victimizing Constantly antagonizing You pull them chose as you shove them all away And yet you hope for true love It’s all that you can think of But true love doesn’t want to come your way. You kiss your love and feel sorrow ever flowing Hold her close and call her what you will You give your heart and get sadness everlasting What you refuse to see your soul will surely feel It was you that brought your ruin You did your own undoing You closed your eyes ignored the signs and let it roll along And when it ran you over You realized you didn’t know her How could you stay when it was all so wrong But when you know as much as you do When you think people are see-through You overthink your way on through another day And when all is said and done When you’ve lost another one You get back up on your high horse and walk away You kiss your love and feel sorrow ever flowing Hold her close and call her what you will You give your heart and get sadness everlasting What you refuse to see your soul will surely feel
6.
You know who you live with/you know who you love Got a handle on him/like a fist in a glove Well, that fist is gonna swing hard enough to make you sit and cry And wonder why/you didn’t know you couldn’t see how much it showed You didn’t care/when you were told your love was bought/your heart got sold CHORUS You know it won’t be too long before he’s somebody else’s baby Yeah, it won’t be too long before he’s somebody else’s baby Don’t listen to me/Just wait and see That it won’t be too long before he’s somebody else’s baby He knows who he lives with/he knows what he’s got Got his world on a rope and it’s tied with a knot Well that rope is a leash with a handle on either side It opens wide/to let him in and once inside/the games begin The good times roll/they take their toll That’s when you know/ who’s in control CHORUS It’s always the same/someone else is to blame when your good thing goes wrong The next thing you know he’s still hanging around but he’s already gone SOLO CHORUS
7.
So many things in life aren’t certain There is one thing that I know is true Though you’re gone and my broken heart is hurting The love I have still lingers just for you Come back or stay gone/it doesn’t matter Time will always set things right for me Even though you felt you did just what you had to Your guilty heart won’t ever let you be CHORUS: Will you or won’t you want my true love? Will you let me go and pine forever more? Will your heart stay on a string Dangling away from everything And anyone that only wants to love you so? Will I or won’t I wait for you, love? Will I watch you go and see you nevermore? Will my heart ache oh so true With so much love I have for you? Will you or won’t you? Oh, maybe we’ll never know (Instrumental) Heartbeats are fleeting/time is passing Sometimes what we feel gets in the way Real love is sure and everlasting No matter what I do or what you say CHORUS/OUT
8.
You're out doin' wrong again, it's plain for all to see And you think that here and home is where I ought to be There's gonna be some changes made when you get home tonight 'Cause I'm gonna teach you wrong from right With my big iron skillet in my hand I'm gonna show you how a little woman Can whup a great big man If you live through the fight we're gonna have when you get home You'll wake up and find yourself alone You say you're sick and tired of me and that i look a mess But its never dawned on you this is my only dress I have never met a man who's quite the likes of you I don't know why I ever said I do With my big iron skillet in my hand I'm gonna show you how a little woman Can whup a great big man If you live through the fight we're gonna have when you get home You'll wake up and find yourself alone
9.
When the time to go has come/And you’re standing at the door And you’re thinking of everyone here Please remember that I loved you/And I always will Until this old world disappears CHORUS: I’m not alone/never alone/For He keeps you right here in my heart And that is where you’ll stay/no matter where I go ‘Til the Lord comes to carry me home Through the troubles and the strain/and the heartaches and the pain and the cruel things they do and they say There is love enough to cover/all your hurt and all your fears and keep all your demons away I’m not alone/never alone/You know I loved you right from the start And the love will stay between us/Though we’re far apart, I know “Til the Lord comes to carry me home SOLO I’m not alone/never alone/Even though when Death comes we will part I will see you again on the other side, When the Lord comes to carry me home I will see you again on the other side, When the Lord comes to carry me home
10.
Love Is A Wrecking Ball Love is a weapon that is pointed right at me Love makes me naked for all the world to see Love is a long time ex that thinks he knows it all Love is a raging fire Love is a wrecking ball Love is an ocean in my teacup so sublime Love is a funhouse ride that scares me all the time Love is the ache I feel when I swoon and fall Love is a hand grenade Love is a wrecking ball You wrecked me You wrecked me You said things you never should have Didn’t do all that you could have You wrecked me You wrecked me And then I let you call me friend To remind me once again/That Love is so easy but it’s so hard on me Love leaves me longing for what can never be Love makes me so sad that I can’t cry at all Love is an air raid bomb Love is a wrecking ball SOLO You wrecked me You wrecked me You said things you never should have Didn’t do all that you could have You wrecked me You wrecked me Left me wallowing in pain To remind me once again /That Love is a wonder that washes over me Love is a flower that blooms eternally Love is so simple it makes no sense at all Love is a thing divine Love is a wrecking ball
11.
Lord, I feel like going home I tried and I failed and I'm tired and weary And everything I've done was wrong Now I feel like going home Lord I tried to see it through But it was too much for me And now I'm coming home to you Lord I feel like going home Cloudy skies are coming in And not a friend around to help me From all the places I have been Now I feel like going home Lord, I feel like going home I tried and I failed and I'm tired and weary And everything I've done was wrong Now I feel like going home Lord I feel like going home

about

"She sings Steve Miller’s “Jet Airliner” (by the Creole songwriter Paul Pena) and original gospel and rockabilly tunes, but the bulk of the album is devoted to hard-country numbers that could have been taken from a Connie Smith or Lee Ann Womack record but were in fact composed by Queen Esther herself. These are ballads and two steps about romantic crises, and the strategic unsteadiness in her glowing voice suggests not the cool self-assurance of an urban sophisticate but the heart-on-a-sleeve transparency of a small-town innocent. " -- Paste

"Queen Esther literally has the voice of an angel." -- Jersey Beat

"This album is amazing. And very difficult to classify. Can you imagine a black Lucinda Williams? Not like when she plays the blues torn from her first albums, no. A black Lucinda Williams in pop, rhythm, blues and even gender roots Americana. So it sounds, if you can imagine such a hodgepodge somehow, the latest album from this brutal, original, explosive singer." -- El Descodificador, Vanity Fair (Spain)

"Our admiration for Queen Esther is almost beyond measure." -- Rootstime (Belgium)

"It’s the melancholy country cuts that Queen Esther excels in. 'I’ve Come Undone Again' is a particular highlight; a splendid slice of melancholy country complete with Hank Williams-esque melody and all. 'Love Is a Wrecking Ball' and 'I Feel Like Going Home' are wrought with emotion and are likely the best tracks here." -- Americana UK

"Every song is sung with passion and fire, by this underrated female singer who should be a musical giant." -- Country Music People (UK)

“Queen Esther’s new album The Other Side is unlike anything you’ve heard in recent years…or possibly ever.” -- Muruch.com

"Queen Esther's vocals, even at their hardest-rocking, invoke the high-and-lonesome plaintiveness of the honky-tonk bluegrass/rockabilly continuum as much as they do the harsher-timbred blues tradition." -- Living Blues

"A masterpiece of an extremely talented singer/songwriter who can compete with the major players in this field, such as Lucinda Williams." -- Blues Magazine (The Netherlands)

credits

released May 25, 2014

Songs written by Queen Esther (Queen Hadassah's Music/BMI) except where indicated. (Music publishing information: BMG Rights Mgmt US LLC DBA BMG Bumblebee.)

Produced by Queen Esther
Engineered by Jason Candler
Recorded at The Maid's Room -- New York, NY
Mixed by Jorg Mohr, Roadhouse Productions -- Bremen, Germany
Mastered by Rolf Kirschbaum, Alien Style -- Bremen, Germany

Photography: Queen Esther (album cover) and Tanya Braganti (insert)
Graphic Design: Douglas Gillock

Musicians:
Charles Burnham, violin
Jon Diaz, acoustic/electric guitar
Ronny Drayton, electric guitar
Michael Duhnfort, electric guitar
Bruce Edwards, acoustic guitar
Sir G. Earl Grice, drums
Bob Hoffnar, pedal steel guitar
Jon Loyd, piano and back up vocals
Raphael McGregor, lap steel guitar
Marvin Sewell, electric guitar
Naisha Walton, bass
Ralph White, electric guitar and back up vocals

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