Faith In Shadows

Faith In Shadows

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Fresh young group that merges strong vocals and guitar harmonies with elements of rap to create a multi-leveled listening experience.

Biography

Faith in Shadows is the brainchild of Jessie Wooten. Jessie is the next generation of an already talented family. His father, Joseph "Hands of Soul" Wooten is an accomplished songwriter, keyboardist and vocalist, who along with his solo career plays for the Steve Miller Band and his globally recognized bassist brother Victor Wooten. Jessie's uncles Victor and Roy "Futureman" Wooten make up half of the grammy award winning Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Faith In Shadows consists of Jessie on drums and vocals, Rainu Ittycheriah on lead vocals and guitar, Jared Lawson on vocals and bass, and James DaSilva playing blazing lead guitar. Jared began playing music on piano but moved over to bass, he and Jessie met in school and quickly forged a friendship. When Jessie decided he wanted to start playing his original music, Jared was a natural choice for bass. The next member to join was James DaSilva, whose father is an amazing classical guitar player from Brazil. James began playing classical guitar at the age of 6, which certainly adds the fire to his blistering solos. The final member is Rainu Ittycheriah. Rainu's family is originally from India, but has settled in Nashville, TN. She joined Faith In Shadows in November 2006 as the guys were working in the studio.

Their first CD “Shadows of My Mind”, featuring 11 tracks written by Jessie with his band mates adding their unique flavors, is now available on ITunes, CD Baby, MySpace, and faithinshadows.com. They merge strong vocals and guitar harmonies with elements of rap to create a multi-leveled listening experience.

Video is available through the site http://www.myspace.com/faithinshadows

Lyrics

Shadows of My Mind

Written By: Jessie Wooten

Pen as my sword I’ll be alright
Breaking free as my soul ignites
I’ll emancipate my shadows
I can sleep tonight

I write these feelings down to get them out of my system
But when they’re finally removed I see how much that I miss them
I allow these emotions to leak through the tip of this pen
So I know I’ll have some morals when they invade me again
I can’t shake them, or break them, make them get out of my head
And I don’t know why, I cry and I sigh when this ink has been bled
My inner thoughts spill onto this page, freed from all binds
As I clean distant thoughts from the shadows of my mind.

Pen as my sword ill be alright
Bleeding out my thoughts tonight

These thoughts, doubts, and fears in the back of my mind
Each take their own turns at slowly killing me inside
Concealed by the lies of the blank deceiving eyes
That make me rely, every time on what I
Know will crumble, fall and turn to debris
And in the end the only thing left standing will be me
So I find the faith in shadows and continue my life
As I clean distant thoughts from the shadows of my mind

Pen as my sword I’ll be alright
Breaking free as my soul ignites
I’ll emancipate my shadows
I can sleep tonight

(whispers)

I let this rage that’s been caged up out on this blank page
To engage in the swirling thoughts that plague most of my days.
As they spill from my hand unto the paper I can see,
The many sides that have been hiding- looking- staring at me
Warily facing them and finding they aren’t really real
Reminds me that I am the one who always seems to conceal
The pathway to their transformation from what once was corrupt
Building up the pressure, pushing ‘til their freedom erupts.

Guitar SOLO

Pen as my sword I’ll be alright
Breaking free as my soul ignites
I’ll emancipate my shadows
I can sleep tonight

In the Rain

Written By: Jessie Wooten

All this rain falling down from the sky
Representing every single tear in my eye
I just can’t describe how I feel inside
Cuz this cold- hearted world won’t let me cry
So I stand outside and let the sky do it for me
But no matter how hard I try I just can’t ignore these
Feelings of the strain and emotional pain
Getting slowly swept away by this ongoing rain

As I feel the storm winds blow
And drift away with my sorrows
I take my pains and let them go
So I can now be free

Rain touches my face and emotions release
My doubts are gone and I finally feel at peace
Rain rinses my soul and I experience relief
As the lives of my pains finally decease
So I sit back, submerged in my thoughts
Cleansed a little more with every rain drop
And now I understand what I’ve got
So this rain will keep me going until my heart stops

As I feel the storm winds blow
And drift away with my sorrows
I take my pains and let them go
So I can now be free
Thunder claps and anger fades
Leading to a brand new day
Thanks to these refreshing rains
I can now be me

I wanna let these pains go, but I know
The anger of my mind won’t let tears show
But the sky still flows, down below
To wash away the pain that stains my soul
I’m standing outside, feeling the pain
Oh, how I thank God for these glorious rains
Arms wide open while it washes away
The billions of things that drive me insane


As I feel the storm winds blow
And drift away with my sorrows
I take my pains and let them go
So I can now be free
Thunder claps and anger fades
Leading to a brand new day
Thanks to these refreshing rains
I can now be me

Rain, rain don’t go away
Stay so I can find me another day
Cleaning my soul so I can say
I can now be me
(I can now be me)-X4

Your Eyes

Written By: Jessie Wooten, Rainy Ittycheriah

Opening Rap:
You fell into his arms
The emptiness of his soul
And even though you fell apart
You still couldn’t let go
With every word that left his mouth
Your heart was split in two
You were fed nothing but lies
And mistook them all for truths
He unleashes the butterflies
You forget the scars that he left
Your heart beat begins to rise
And your palms begin to sweat
So exchange a meaningless kiss
And at the end of the day
You’ll be cast into his pit
Your heart will start to decay

CHORUS:
In your eyes
Tonight
I can feel that I might
Lose what I
Know as mine
Then again
I remiss
That your kiss
Leaves me worthless
And Left Behind

VS 1:
I'm falling for you
Froze in the Cold
Behind your eyes
I'll smile
Yet again
I'm your harlequin

Your heart defies
Fall for his lies
No it's not right
Lost in his eyes

CHORUS:
In your eyes
Tonight
I can feel that I might
Lose what I
Know as mine
Then again
I remiss
That your kiss
Leaves me worthless
And Left Behind

VS 2:
Even through my pain
I sense your touch
What's to obtain
There's not much
Still I need
Your love bittersweet

Your heart defies
Fall for his lies
No it's not right
Lost in his eyes

CHORUS:
In your eyes
Tonight
I can feel that I might
Lose what I
Know as mine
Then again
I remiss
That your kiss
Leaves me worthless
And Left Behind

Intrumental Break

CHORUS OUT

Curse

Written By: Jessie Wooten, Rainu Ittycheriah

Sun soured
Right choice today
Cursed to chance
Come what may
Say it's just a phase
But how do you know
You're the one going
So low

CHORUS:
Choose your curse
Endure the worst
Let the tears burst
Yet keep your worth
Choose your curse
Endure the worst
Let the tears burst
Yet keep your worth

RAP:
You hit a fork in the road
In the story of your life
One path engulfed in darkness
The other filled with light
You've been here before
A dilemma of this type
But each time you stumble to the dark and lose sight
Cast into this night
You remain lost in the black
This decision left you
With no chance of going back
Stranded and left with
Only this simple fact
This is the curse you've chosen
And you must face its wrath

VS 2:
Can't go home
So ready to fold
Reality seeps in
Wish I never sinned
When did I go wrong
Ignorance was bliss
Held on too long
Remedy this

CHORUS:
Choose your curse
Endure the worst
Let the tears burst
Yet keep your worth
Choose your curse
Endure the worst
Let the tears burst
Yet keep your worth

GUITAR SOLO

CHORUS OUT

Unknown

Written By: Jessie Wooten

Sitting by myself as people walk by
Wondering why, you chose to decide
To forget me, and leave our friendship behind.
Cuz it just doesn’t seem to make any sense
You and me, used to be so tight and seem so close
Who would of known, that the one that I trusted the most
Would leave me behind and decide to let me go
Cuz I don’t even know the cause of these events

I see people all around me
But I still feel alone
Wishing happiness had found me
But it remains unknown

I didn’t have a clue that things would go and end like this
But now that you’re gone I finally see what I have missed
I don’t even regret the end of our relationship
But I still feel alone
I miss having a friend but don’t miss you by my side
I don’t want to deal with your childish lies
I’m glad your gone but I still wonder why
Happiness remains unknown

I see people all around me
But I still feel alone
Wishing happiness had found me
But it remains unknown

[break down]

And now I see/that you and me/will never be/ because of the
Fact that u left/stranded me here/I finally see/your ego clear
So I won’t fall/for this again/because I know/you’re no true friend
I know your heart/is made of stone/so I’d rather be/just left alone

I see people all around me
But I still feel alone
Wishing happiness had found me
But it remains unknown

Until I See U Again

Written By: Jessie Wooten, Jared Lawson

The way your smile
Catches my eye
It constantly
Amazes me

Until I see you again}X4

I adore you
The scent of your perfume
Resides in my head
Until I see you again

Until I see you again}X4

Now girl when we met
And out eyes first locked
There was a glow that you had
That just couldn’t be topped
Your beauty was amazing
And your smile like a vision
I can see you in my head
But its only an image

The thought of you brings happiness to my day
And my memories of you help my sadness to fade
I feel close to you even though your so far away
Because of my vision that always seem to replay
Your beautiful eyes are always seen in my head
And I hear our conversations and the things that we said
It was never enough to only be friends
So I’ll reminisce on your kiss till I see you again

Until I see you again}X4

You'll Never Know

Written By: Jessie Wooten

VS:
I smile your way and say hello
I ask your name to start the flow
I make you laugh with a little joke
I’ve got you now and you don’t even know

CHORUS:
You’ll never know what happened
You’ll never know I took your heart
You’ll never know what hit you
But without me you’ll fall apart

You’ll never know I did it
You’ll never know I took your heart
You’ll never know what happened
But without me you’ll fall apart

VS:
I’ll open doors and hold your hand
A kiss goodnight ‘til you see me again
You just can’t seem to get me out of your head
Talk all night ‘til your phone goes dead

CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
The gaze from my eyes look straight into your soul
And a kiss to your lips just to let you know (You’ll never know what happened)
That I’ll always be there to give you hope
And at the end of the day its your heart I’ll hold (You’ll never know what happened)
You’ll never see it coming, you’ll never know I’m in
You’ll never even realize it till I’m more than a friend(You’ll never know what happened)
And when, visions of us replay in your head
You’ll begin to start to understand
That…

CHORUS,

Sorry

Written By: Jessie Wooten

Pre-Verse

I’ve tried to change for you, but now I see
The only thing I’m doing wrong is being me
You may think that’s bad, but I disagree
So sorry I’m not what you want me to be

Verse

Let me apologize in advance, im not you
I’m sorry to say it but, this is the truth
I’m just not interested in what you want me to do
But did you ever take the time to walk in my shoes?
Being myself is not a crime
Did you ever sit back and take the time
To see that all I want to do is live my life?
So now when I look back this is all I find

Pre-Chorus

I’ve tried to change for you, but now I see
The only thing im doing wrong is being me
You may think that’s bad, but I disagree
So sorry I’m not what you want me to be

Chorus

I’m sorry for being me (I’m sorry, I’m sorry)
[x4}
I’m sorry for being me

Verse

Lets just face it, this is who I am
And I just don’t wanna live life by your plan
I want to live under my own command
No amount of explaining could make you understand
I don’t want to grow up to be what you became
Now I see we are in no way the same
We are opposites that repel in opposite ways
So in my findings this is all that came

Pre- Chorus

I’ve tried to change for you, but now I see
The only thing im doing wrong is being me
You may think that’s bad, but I disagree
So sorry im not what you want me to be

Chorus

I’m sorry for being me (I’m sorry, I’m sorry)
[x4]
I’m sorry for being me

Bridge

To you all I am is one big mistake
And I’m always held accountable for choices you make
I know I’m in charge for paths that I take
So stop trying to “fix” me for both of our sakes
I’m not worried about me ‘cuz I know I will prevail
I’m not you so don’t measure me on your scale
Stop holding me back before we both fail
And stop pointing out all of my “flawed” details

Double Chorus

I’m sorry for being me (I’m sorry, I’m sorry)
[x4]
I’m sorry for being me
I’m sorry for being me (I’m sorry, I’m sorry)
[x4]
I’m sorry for being me

Superman

Written By: Jessie Wooten

Running through the streets at the sound of your call
Jumping over buildings no matter how tall
Getting mauled by dogs as I climb over walls
Just to pick you up when you fall
Su-per-man!
Traveling through trenches and crawling through wire
Using my x-ray vision or walking through fire
I would Save the situation no matter how dire
Just to serve your desire
Su-per-man!

I can be your super man
(su-su-super man)
X8

Chasing down the villains that screw up your day
Slap em up and cuff em to make them pay
Do anything it takes to keep you out of harm’s way
So in your hear I can stay
Su-per-man!
Climbing into windows or breaking down doors
Dousing burning buildings or busting through floors
Cleaning out cob webs so they don’t bother you no more
Cuz it’s you that I adore
Su-per-man!

I can be your super man
(su-su-super man)
X8

Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Superman, strange visitor from another planet, who came to earth with powers far beyond those of ordinary men. He could change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who disguised as a mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights the never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.

I can be your super man
(su-su-super man)
X8

Finished

Written By: Jessie Wooten, Jared Lawson

I try so hard to make everything fit
I write these things down every chance that I get
But if there’s ever anything that I do
I try to stay under the shadows of truth

Everyday has a new surprise
Seems like work just multiplies
Can’t even stop to close my eyes
Need to keep going to stay alive
Time just keeps on passing by
Trying to make it before I die
No time to rest of even sigh
Gotta hold on to save my life

Always seems like there’s just one song to write
But when that one’s done there’s another in sight
Only two lines left til this verse is done
But it still feels like this song has just begun

Everyday has a new surprise
Seems like work just multiplies
Can’t even stop to close my eyes
Need to keep going to stay alive
Time just keeps on passing by
Trying to make it before I die
No time to rest of even sigh
Gotta hold on to save my life

I keep telling myself just one more rhyme
But I’m supposed to have two songs at the end of this line
Got a lot to do and I’m running out of time
So I try to make a song with whatever comes to mind
I jot down ideas whenever they appear
I hear them in my ear and they’re loud and clear
The end of the song seems so far yet near
So I keep making rhymes till the end gets here
It’s like a jigsaw that doesn’t have every piece
Steadily watching the amount of lines needed decrease
Making pieces fit to blend with the motif
So I can move on to the next masterpiece
Looking back on what I’ve done its good to know
That there’s only three more lines left to go
Trying to weave words to perpetuate the flow
So finally this song is ready for the studio

Everyday has a new surprise
Seems like work just multiplies
Can’t even stop to close my eyes
Need to keep going to stay alive
Time just keeps on passing by
Trying to make it before I die
No time to rest of even sigh
Gotta hold on to save my life

Discography

Shadows of My Mind

Set List

All Originals:
Shadows of My Mind
In the Rain
Superman
You'll Never Know
Your Eyes
Until I See You Again
Sorry
Finished
Unknown
Curse
The Instra-Mental
All Lies
Painted Shadows
Your Embrace