FEET PLANTED IN MID-AIR (CONTROVERSY CLUB MIX)

FEET PLANTED IN MID-AIR (CONTROVERSY CLUB MIX)

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Apologetics has been a fascination of mine for a while. I've had robust debates with my friends from different circles, faiths, beliefs or absence of. Always cordial, very rarely are they volatile. I remember one of my friends telling me that my belief was based on my feet being grounded in mid-air, non-reality. I liked that phrasing, so years later here it is in a song. @marthienel sent me a series of vocal phrasings and there was so much to choose from that I was getting overwhelmed. While listening to the 12 inch mix of I Wish U Heaven (Prince) I figured I try something in that vein: minimal instrumentation, funky and playful and conveying a spiritual message. I think that's been accomplished here. I will also share the original tune I sent her shortly so that you can compare the two. Thanks Marthie for the awesome vocals! It was a delight to work with you!

*and um...yeah, I did reach back to my mixing/sampling roots to get THAT particular sound*

Lyrics: 

What U thought would last 4ever has faded in2 age...
There's no way 2 get it back no matter what U pay

They tell me that your feet R planted firmly in mid-air

Have U ever looked above 2 see more than the clouds
R there endless mysteries hidden beyond a shroud
Events that happened naturally and nothing is the cause
And never will it repeat itself

They tell me that your feet R planted firmly in mid-air

Have U ever wondered why your deeds R not exposed
And don't U want your freedom now
Your mind stays fully clothed believing what is before your naked eye
I fear what goes on from there the moment that U die

They tell me that your feet R planted firmly in mid-air

Romans 1:9-12

Have U ever looked about 2 see more than the clouds
R there endless mysteries hidden by a shroud
Events that happened naturally and nothing is the cause
And never, ever will it repeat itself - a finality 4 us all

They tell me that your feet R planted firmly in mid-air

2019 The Jelly Factory!



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ustaknow's picture

Wow, "Apologetics", -- haven't seen that term in a while, and have no defence for it either Wink hahhh!
-- I attended one of the fiercest seminaries I know of, warned away from and after many years in other areas, but was seeking a D.D. for a higher ed path I was seeking to engage within Federal, State Prisons. -- Turns out, no one wants that, anywhere which seems very odd to me. However, I never waged war, -- always saw that as His job while I sit on my horse in White Rob and Golden Crown and watch Wink hahhh!!!

Anyway, -- great track!

You comment a comparison track, -- you mean higher up your profile page list, or have another link?

cindyrella's picture

Wonderful idea and with Marthie's talents! Cool sound an brilliant all around!

Susan Cantey's picture

"Your feet R planted firmly in mid-air" What a cool saying! This is a musical treat...instrumentally and vocally. Wunderbar!! BTW It's Romans 1:19-20 not 9-12. Give rose

sbs2018's picture

“Feet planted firmly in the air” - I can totally relate. I became familiar with Apologetics during my journey from childhood religious cult to mainstream Christianity when I met and married a pastor’s son then searched for and met my father’s family, discovering my grandmother was also a pastor. A truly fascinating (to me) journey of discovery. So, yeah, cool to hear the story. Excellent job, of course. Inspirational!

kahlo2013's picture

Great unique hook as it can be taken in so many ways but clearly conveys an ambiguity. Love the conflict and tension with religion. Much food for thought. The funky groove is absolutely terrific and engaging and Marthie’s vocals soar as if she is the soulful queen of EDM funk! The layers of different vocals is expertly done. Brilliant and delightful unexpected collaboration!