8​-​Bit Soul

by Topher James and Biscuit Brigade

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A mix of vintage soul, pop, and some gospel.

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released March 10, 2017

Life We Want To Live
Topher James - guitar, vocals
George Barrie - guitar solo
Talisha Holmes and Abby Dorn - background vocals
Todd Hamric - keys
Cody Aledia - bass
Kyra Currenton - drums

Money Makes The World Go Round
Topher James - guitar, vocals
Talisha Holmes and Abby Dorn - background vocals
Todd Hamric - keys
Cody Aledia - bass
Tony McClung - drums

Be The Proof
Topher James - guitar, vocals
Talisha Holmes and Abby Dorn - background vocals
Todd Hamric - keys
Nate Smith - bass
Tony McClung - drums

Hard Love
Topher James - guitar, vocals
Talisha Holmes and Abby Dorn - background vocals
Todd Hamric - keys
Cody Aledia - bass
Kyra Currenton - drums

Recorded/Engineered by Aaron Oakley, Chad Loughrige, Jeff Ciampa (George Barrie's guitar solo), and Todd Hamric (all keys)
at Aaron Oakley's studio, Capital University
Mixed by Jeff Ciampa
Mastered by Jay Alton

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Chris Shaw Columbus, Ohio

A son of a music teacher and a librarian Chris Shaw, aka Topher James in the chose singer songwriter. With an early interest in reggae, melody driven music, and rhythmically strong sounds it’s no wonder he has found a home in Soul and R&B music. This project is all about exploring songwriting through the soul lens bringing in seasoned players from all around to help shape the songs. ... more

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Track Name: Be The Proof
Verse
I want to be the proof
I want you to see the truth
I dont want to fake it I just want to make it on my own

I don't need much these days
Maybe a little bitty raise
Just a little bit longer
If I can only keep my head up

Pre
(ooooh)
I'm feeling hearts are changing
I believe in positive ways
Let's keep it going work together in these crazy days

Chorus
Cuz I can see the sun on the horizon
It's lifting up higher and higher
Don't look to long it can be blinding
Just use it use it as a guide in your life

ooh ooh
ah ah ahh
ooh oooh oh
ah ahh ah

Verse
Sometimes I need a sign
Sometimes I need a little wine
It may look like I'm fine but I
Can't always keep my head up

These days are feeling hard
Can't focus on the dark
Don't want to end up 20
Years just feeling jaded

Pre
I'm feeling hearts are changing
I believe in positive ways
Let's keep it going work together in these crazy days

Chorus

Let's be the proof
I want you to see the truth
I don't want to waste my life away
Track Name: Hard Love
Chorus/Refrain
This is a hard love
This is a stone cold tragedy
This is a long road
But it's the only road for me

Verse
If I don't know where I'm supposed to go how do I get there?
Pages keep changing on a book no one wrote and I'm so scared
My minds congested with these questions is this how it's supposed to be?
All of this time all this investment what's in it for me

Chorus/Refrain
This is a hard love
This is a stone cold tragedy
This is a long road
But it's the only road for me

Verse
If love is the only emotion we need why can't I sleep?
Wheels are turning money is burning and I'm so weak
If it keeps moving this slowly I don't know how much more I can take
(don't know how much more I can take)
To change the course all together it might be too late

Chorus/Refrain
Track Name: Money Makes The World Go Round
Verse
They say money makes the world go round
And more of it makes for solid ground but I don't believe it
I don't believe it

The Queen of England's got a golden crown
But even Donald Trump's gotta get down
In the dumps sometimes lose his mind and have no friends around

Chorus
And it makes me wonder
About the ones we see on screen
It makes me think about the way I want to be
Oh the way we want to be

Verse
We've got people living underground
Living off shit that they found I don't believe it
Even though I've seen it (with my own eyes)

We've got soldiers all around the world
Shooting at boys and girls
And I don't know just how to make my mind around it

Chorus
And it makes me wonder about the ones we see on screen
And it makes me think about the way I want to be
The world all around me
And it makes me wonder about the ones we see on screen
It makes me think about the possibilties

Bridge/Outro
Oh the truth is all around us but we can't see it in America
Cuz we've got false reality and we chase unatainable dreams

Oh the truth is all around us but we can't see it in America
cuz we've got false economy and we chase the American dream

No I don't
Believe it

No I don't
Believe it

No I don't
Believe it
Track Name: Life We Want To Live
Verse
Sometimes my mind goes a million miles a second
Like I might die the next breath
Sometimes my body won't stop moving
I don't want to miss a minute of this life

Sometimes my eyes see only darkness
But mostly the light shines through
Sometimes I think about that 9 to 5
But I realize that I've found something true

Oh what are we doing here?
Can we ever find that place in our mind
What keeps us from living
Living the life we want to live

Sometimes your heart plays tricks on you
And your vision gets clouded up with hate
Sometimes that water seems to cold to touch
Just dive head first it's never too late

Chorus

Is it love is it doubt
Is it things you want to shout out?
But you can't cuz you're scared
You don't want to be found out

Is it places or faces
Situations you can't stand?
It's too much
It's not enough
Just give yourself a hand and let go

Chorus