Kahish

Music

Kahish
Kahish...that's right just me

Story

It was Sept 11th, 2001. We were in Italy living and healing from the loss of our son just months before. We were on the coast in Cinque Terra ready to just chill for the day when we hiked to the parking lot to get supplies and the parking attendant who knew we were American. He told us the news of that morning as it was unfolding. We saw on live TV in a coffee bar the scene as the 2nd plane flew into the tower. I was dazed and disoriented. We were a days drive from our Italian home and felt we needed to go there  to collect ourselves and contact family. There were no communications coming or going in or out of America. For the next month Italian TV ran every possible aspect of the story and with panels of people from all walks of life and professions to try and make sense of that day. 

I felt I needed to write a song, a tribute to the families and victims who experienced that loss. Three days later it came to me. I have since recorded it. a very raw version. It is on the 12 song CD that is named "Un Altro Giorno" which means another day in Italian. That CD I made as a gift to take back to Italy and give to friends and family there. Here you can listen to the whole song

This song is a tribute to America on that day and a mirror of my sadness for my own loss of my step son Elijah R Sabia (June 1977-March 2001).

Lyrics

ANOTHER  DAY     BY KAHISH

 

IT IS THE END OF ANOTHER DAY

EVERYTHING HAS TURNED TO GRAY

BENEATH THE RUBBLE, BURIED SO DEEP

ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, WHO NOW SLEEP

THEIR FAMILIES ARE WEEPING, CHILDREN PERPLEXED

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN, WHAT WILL BE NEXT

 

SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP TIGHT MY FRIEND

THIS IS THE BEGINNING, IT,S NOT THE END

THE WORLD STOPS IN SILENCE

TO BID YOU FAREWELL

HUMANDKIND UNITED, OPPOSE THE GATES OF HELL

 

EACH PIECE OF STONE, BRICK SCATTERED ON THE GROUND

WIRES & MACHINES, TWISTED METAL COOLING DOWN

HEADS HELD IN TREMBLING HANDS, HEARTS ARE STILL

DISBELIEF & HEARTACHE, CAN THIS BE REAL?

WE STOP TO HEAR OUR OWN HEARTS BEATS, WE CRY & WE PRAY

WE JUST CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WAY OUT. WE START ANOTHER DAY

 

SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP TIGHT MY FRIEND

THIS IS THE BEGINNING, IT,S NOT THE END

THE WORLD STOPS IN SILENCE

TO BID YOU FAREWELL

UNITING AND FIGHTING TO CLOSE THE GATES OF HELL

 

THE TWINS IN THE SKY, THEY TWINKLE SO BRIGHT

DISAPPEAR IN THE DAY BUT WE SEE THEM AT NIGHT

I BECKON YOU, YOU HEAR ME CALL, YOUR VOICE CAN’T BE HEARD

WE COUNT THE 1 & COUNT THE 2, FORGETTING ABOUT THE THIRD

WORLDS SPINNING FAR APART ALL WANT 1 THING

UNTIL WE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS,

THIS SONG WE WILL SING ANOTHER DAY

Kahish
Written and performed by Kahish. Recorded and engineered by Karie Hillery with added studio musicians.

Story

This was the last song I wrote while living in Oregon before moving to California. It was a time when everyone was getting into crystals and channelers. My friends at work were putting crystals on their tips trays to get better tips. I somehow felt they missed the point . I think the second verse really addresses my feeling on this...The song was born  in kind of a spoof on the new age movement. With an acceptance of most everyone, my own philosophies emerge...After I recorded it Karie, she played for her friend and musician Kenny Susan...He threw on a bass track then and there...the song built out from that point. I used to call it my token country song because it has that feel although I would be surprised to hear a country song about the new age movement. 

Lyrics

WE ARE THE CHANGES

                                      By Kahish © 1990-present

 

IT’S A NEW AGE REALITY AND IT’S ON THE MOVE                                               G C

IT YOU AREN’T A NEW AGE THINKER THEN YOU’RE NOT IN THE GROOVE     D  C  G

YOU’VE GOT POSITIVE THINKING AND YOUR PIE IN THE SKY                              G   C

YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING WHAT’S IN YOUR MIND’S EYE              D  C   G

WE ARE THE CHANGES, WE’VE GOT THE CHANGES,           C   D   C   G  (X2)

WE SEE CHANGES EVERYDAY                                        

WE ARE THE CHANGES, WE’VE GOT THE CHANGES,

THINGS CHANGE EVERYDAY

AMULETS ON THE BUREAU, CRYSTALS ON THE SILL

THEY PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR TROUBLES,

BUT YOU STILL GET THE BILL

IT’S THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE TO ENVISION YOUR FATE                    

WHILE YOU LOVE EVERYBODY, THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE YOU HATE

 

DON’T GET ME WRONG NO CRITICISM ON MY PART

I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU AND THAT COMES FROM MY HEART

BUT AS A UNIT IN SOCIETY, WE GET CARRIED AWAY

EVERYTIME WE’RE TIRED OF THINKING THE SAME THINGS EVERYDAY

 

WE CHANGE IDEAS AND STYLES JUST TO STAND OUT FAR ABOVE

YOU’RE AVERAGE JOE BLOW STUFFY PUFF, THE ONE YOU’D RATHER SNUB

WHILE MAKING PROFOUND STATEMENTS WITH OUR CLOTHES AND WITH OUR HAIR, WE ESCAPE ORIGINAL CONCEPT THAT HAVE SEEDED THESE COMEDY SHOWS

 

WHAT IS A FARSE TO SOME IS REAL TO FOLKS THAT ARE NOT NUTS

THE CRAZY ONES ARE THE ONES ENRAGED OVER THOSE WHO HAVE THE GUTS TO STAND UP AND STAND OUT, SPEAK ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT

THE MORE SOME LIVE THE NATURAL LAWS THE RIGHTEOUS GET UPTIGHT

 

WE MAKE OUR OWN REALITY WHETHER GOD WAS THERE OR NOT

VISIONS CAME FORTH TO PROTECT US FROM THE VILLIANS WHO NEVER GOT CAUGHT

SO IT IS A GOOD THING THAT WE ARE THINKING POSITIVE FOR TIMES THAT ARE AHEAD

BECAUSE IT IS KIND OF HARD TO KEEP YOU SMILE~IF YOU LOSE YOUR HEAD!

Kahish
Written and performed by Kahish. Recorded and engineered by Karie Hillery/Creekside Studio with contribution from Michael Stephenson Studio and Vibes.

Story

I met Karie Hillery and booked her to play at my then "Kahish's Catch Cafe" in Trinidad. Karie is also a producer/engineer of Creekside Studio where she takes on limited clients. After I sold my Cafe and had more time. I made a date to stay over and record. I was mostly interested in recording "Naked at the Airport." I brought my song book and just picked out ones that felt right to record that day. I wrote People People in 1986 but had never really recorded it. I say "really ' because I used to play in a band called 'Hi Beam'. We recorded our practices and I am sure at least part of 'People People' got recorded...The cassette tapes would always run out when we were cranking out a flawless hot song...oh well.  It is a fun and simple song and easy for other musicians to lay stuff on it...

After my studio time with Karie, I just sat on the recordings until I had the opportunity to add other musicians. Karie has her crew that added percussion  with Herrara and bass with Kenny Susan. My friend Michael Stephensen liked this song and was also up for adding some vibes...I really love Michael's contribution as it makes the song for me. It is so amazing that I was able to get this project done with out all the people being in the same room at the same time...technology can be really cool.

Lyrics

PEOPLE, PEOPLE

By Kahish ©1986-present

 

PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE COMIN’ AND A GOIN’

WHEN WILL THEY EVER, EVER SETTLE DOWN AND START GROWIN’

THE TIME IS RIGHT, WE ALREADY SHOULD BE KNOWIN’

 

WE GOT THE ANSWERS, THE MESSAGES A COMIN’ AND A GOIN’

THEY TOLD US EVERYTHING WE ALREADY SHOULD BE KNOWIN’

THE TIME IS RIGHT AND WE’RE STILL GROWIN’

 

IF YOU TAKE CHANCES, YOUR FATE IS NOT IN A 4 LEAF CLOVER

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, THIS LIFE OF YOURS WILL BE OVER

IF YOU’RE IN DOUBT, TAKE A LOOK AROUNSD CAN YOU START OVER

 

LOOK INTO YOUR HEART AND FIND THE LOVE AND START SHOWIN’

THEN EVERYBODY TAKES A DIFFERENT LOOK AND STARTS GROWIN’

PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE COMIN AND A GOIN’

 

FRIENDS AND NIEGHBORS, LET’S ALL TRY TO WORK TOGETHER

WITH A LITTLE EFFORT LIFE CAN ONLY GET BETTER

REACH OUT! TAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND AND GROW FOREVER

 

REACH OUT! TAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND AND KEEP GROWIN’

REACH OUT! TAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND AND KEEP GROWIN’

REACH OUT! TAKE YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND AND KEEP GROWIN’

 

Kahish
WRITTEN IN 2004, Recorded in 2008. Completed in 2010 then remastered 2011

Story

During many years of traveling and seeing the security changes and the major inconvenience VS true security I began taking notes until the song came to me all at once...I recorded at one world studios with Karie Hillery. I then asked a friend Michael Stephensen to add instruments. He even mastered the many percussive and instrumental enhancements. It went back to Karie who continued to engineer and ultimately added her vocal and some sound effect. My partner added the PA announcements. It was mastered and remastered to get the fullest out of what we had done. I believe it should be played at all airports and be a free gift when people log so many miles.

Voice and Guitar Kahish

Contributors :Michael Olaf Stephenson (Caribbean Steel Pan; Electric Guitars; Bass Guitar; Marimba; Vibraphone; Piano; Organ; Synth; Drumset; Latin/Asian/Indian/Orchestral Percussion (Recorded at Karmanaut Music Studios in Palo Alto, CA) 

Engineered mixed and mastered  by Karie Hillery /Creekside Studio/Boulder Creek CA

Dwain Rogue/sound effects, Karie Hillery/backing vocals & added percussion, Ottavio Sabia/ announcer

Lyrics

 

NAKED AT THE AIRPORT ©2008 by Kahish
FILE-LIKE-SHEEP IN A LINE, WITH ROPES BEHIND
WITH NO DISCRETION, THEY SEARCH AND THEY FIND
REMOVE OUR WATCHES, OUR CLOTHES, AND OUR SHOES
THE QUESTIONS WE ANSWER, DEMEAN AND CONFUSE
THEY GIVE US THEIR BAGGIES IN CASE WE’RE NOT SURE
 OF WHAT GOES WHERE, IN SIZES QUITE POOR
 SHAMPOOS, CREAMS, AND THINGS-LIQUID-TO-SEE
 INSPECTED, BECAUSE SIZE IS EVERYTHING
                CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)


THEY LOOK AT TOILETRIES, WE USE EVERYDAY
DEODORANT, FUNGUS CREAM,
TOOTH PASTE AND HAIR SPRAY
THEN OUR BAGS GO THRU THE EX-RAY SCREEN
TO CATCH ANY THING THAT THEY HAVE NOT SEEN
LIKE ROLLED UP PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR SKIVS
AND GIFTS YOU BROUGHT YOUR RELATIVES.
THEY KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC YOU HEAR
AND WHAT YOU READ AND WHAT YOU WEAR

     CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X

 
AND IF THAT'S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
THEY MAKE YOU REMOVE SOME MORE STUFF
LIKE POKER YOU’RE STUCK WITH A REALLY BAD HAND
YOU CAN ONLY FOLD AND JOIN THE BAND
IF YOU ARE FRAIL OR YOU ARE WEAK
NO AMNESTY FOR YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE STILL A FREAK
TREATED LIKE YOU’VE ALREADY DONE SOMETHING WRONG
THEY FORCE YOUR HAND AND YOU WRITE A BAD SONG

     CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X


 
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE, PLEASE DON'T RUN AWAY
HAVE YOU GOT CASH OR DRUGS TODAY
AND JUST HOW MUCH AND IS IT REAL
DOCTORS NOTES AND NOTARY SEAL
DEPENDING ON WHERE, YOU HAVE JUST CAME FROM
YOU FILL OUT FORMS AND GIVE THEM SOME
WHAT CLOTHES ARE LEFT, THEY MAKE YOU TAKE OFF
THEY CHECK YOUR BUTT AND MAKE YOU COUGH

CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)

A VACATION FROM HELL THEY ALL SEEM TO BE
NOW THAT WE HAVE HOMELAND SECURITY
THEY'LL TAKE YOUR MEDS AND YOUR WATER TOO
LIKE A HYNOTIZED CULT YOU REMOVE YOUR SHOES
YOU LIKE FRESH AIR ON YOUR BODY TODAY
YOU'RE GOING SOMEWHERE, NOT HERE, WHY STAY?
YOU MIGHT LIKE THE FREEDOM OF NO CARRY ON
NO CHECKED IN LUGGAGE, WILL NOT ARRIVE GONE
(higher timbre/melody change)
YOU'RE LIGHT AND YOU'RE HAPPY AND NUDE AS CAN BE
                COME FLY WITH US BE NAKED FOR FREE
YOU'RE LIGHT AND YOU'RE HAPPY AND NUDE AS CAN BE
                COME FLY WITH US BE NAKED FOR FREE 

CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)

Kahish
100% Kahish

Story

Self explanatory. but I really Love Zucchini and can never tire of it!

Lyrics

ZUCCHINI LAND

By KAHISH©1997

 

THERE’S A TREND AN EPIDEMIC, A FAD PEAKING SUMMERTIME

FIRST APPEARING GENEROUS GESTURE, LAST CREATING FRANKENSTEIN

PROLIFIC AND ABUNDANT WITH THE WAVE OF JUST A HAND

YOU ARE BURIED THERE FOREVER WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND

 

WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND

 

LIKE AN UNEXPECTED LITTER, LIKE TOO MANY ROLLS OF FAT

 LIKE TOKENS LEFT THERE ON YOUR DOORSTEP BY A WILD MOTLEY CAT

MORE CREATIVE BY THE MINUTE, WITH MANY WAYS TO MEET

 THIS DEMAND OF PREPARATION OF ZUCCHINI AT YOUR FEET

 

WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND

 

NOW, I KNOW HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI INTO PATTIES, CAKES, AND PIES

…INTO PICKLES, SALSA, JELLY, …INTO FRENCH ZUCCHINI FRIES

STUFFED WITH RICE AND BEANS AND VEGGIES AND THINGS YOU FISH OUT OF THE SEA

STUFFED WITH REFRIDGERATOR TREASURES…(YOU DIDN’T HEAR THAT FROM ME)

 

WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND

 

ABOUT THE TIME YOU’VE MET THE CHALLENGE FED THE WORLD , ‘CANNED THE REST,

YOU TAKE A DRIVE ONLY TO FIND ZUCCHINI IN A HAT AND VEST

A MIXED MESSAGE AS YOU LAUGH ALTHOUGH YOU ARE HOLDING BACK THE TEARS

AS YOU GLIMPSE INTO THE BACK SEAT..PILED ZUCCHINI TO YOUR EARS

 

WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND, WELCOME TO ZUCCHINI LAND

 

NOW I’VE TRIED TO BE A GOOD SPORT, FED THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR

EVEN THEY RUN WHEN THEY SEE ME, THERE’S STILL ZUCCHINI AT MY DOOR

LIKE AN INTERFERRING SALESMAN OR WATCHTOWER LADEN FOLKS

THERE’S TOO MUCH SQUASH AMONGST US, IT’S TIME NOW TO COMPOST THOSE JOKES

 

GOOD-BYE, GOOD-BYE ZUCCHINI PIE, GOOD-BYE, GOOD-BYE ZUCCHINI PIE,

 GOOD-BYE,     GOOD-BYE ZUCCHINI ~~~~~~~~~~~(chord in place of word)

………….TIL NEXT YEAR

 

B E A

B E A

Kahish
Just Kahish

Story

I put this on 'Un Altro Giorno', a CD I made on the fly so to speak to have a light weight pile of gifts to bring to friends in Italy. I liked this song and threw it in the mix...It is actually one of my favorites..A comfortable bluesy key for me...the lyrics are just silly.  What can I say?

Lyrics

DON’T GO OUTSIDE IN YOU UNDERWEAR

© 1991     finished 2004   KAHISH

Very bluesy  C7,F,G


DON’T GO OUTSIDE IN YOU UNDERWEAR

OR YOU MIGHT GIVE SOMEONE AN AWFUL SCARE

THE BIRDS, THE BIRDS WILL FLY AWAY

FOLLOWED BY CATS, THEY’LL LEAVE, THEY WON’T STAY

 

DON’T GO OUTSIDE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR

OR YOU MIGHT GIVE SOMEONE AN AWFUL SCARE

NEXT DOOR THEY’LL BRISKLY PULL DOWN THEIR SHADES
ON THE STREETS POPULATION THINS AND FADES


DON’T GO OUTSIDE IN YOU UNDERWEAR

OR YOU MIGHT GIVE SOMEONE AN AWFUL SCARE

NEIGHBORHOOD DOGS WILL COME SNIFFING AT YOU

THE POSTAL WORKER ON ROUTE WON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO

 

DON’T GO OUT SIDE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR

YOU MIGHT GIVE SOMEONE AN AWEFUL SCARE

DON’T GO OUTSIDE IN YOUR UNDERWEAR

NEIGHBORS CALLING 9-11 , AND SEND POLICE THERE