I wanted to share a track from my upcoming EP!
This tune is an original of mine called, “The Judge” (Lyrics provided below). I wrote this song about my experiences in court when I was a teenager. I drew inspiration from a specific instance in court with a judge actually named Judge Challenger, I kid you not! During this time in my life I felt so frustrated that my voice was never heard, and this song was a chance for me to finally express some of what I went through.
I’m so excited to share the finished product and would love to know what you think of the track by commenting below!
Myself – lead vocals, backup vocals
Julian Selody – alto saxophone, flute
Chris Rennie – tenor saxophone, clarinet
John Kennelly – electric guitar
Julian Anderson-Bowes – upright bass
Eric West – drums
Producer: Thomas Powell
Recording & Mix Engineer: (the one, the only) Phil Spencer
Mastering Engineer: Reuben Ghose
I am awaiting the album art design and in the process of booking a venue for the release concert so stay tuned for updates!
The Judge ~ Ilsa Gurtins:
All rise for Justice Challenger
Ready to abuse her power
my lady, my lady
The court calls me a child
At 17, that drives a girl wild
I contend, I contend… won’t offend
I’ve been served a strange fate
5 years I must wait,
’til I see you, see you
The Sheriff sighs in sympathy
Lawyers look on smugly
Defence rests, the defence rests
I walked in, wonderin’ “will I have a chance?” x2
Isn’t it enough I’ve lost my lover and friend?
Isn’t it enough I won’t see my father again?
Officer won’t arrest me
But the law says apprehend if seen
it’s a warning, warning
The doctor sells me lies
Cheques only cover the court-side
it’s pay as you say, say as you pay
I walked out with no doubt everything had changed x2
Isn’t it enough you took my heroes away?
Isn’t it enough your words forced me to go astray?
The judge protects thy reputation
The judge avoids truth
The judge provides injury to me
Can’t you see what’s better for me?
Will I be defended?
Will I feel offended?