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Catch Your Breath

by Ali Jafri

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The inspiration behind this is the current lockdown situation. It’s about taking inventory and cutting the shit. “Catch Your Breath” refers to a couple of things, there are people that are suffering on ventilators, with pneumonia-like symptoms due to Covid-19 and breathing laboriously, while some are (thankfully) forced out of the rat-race and have a chance to literally and figuratively catch their breath and heal, reassess the lives we’re living. I believe we have a chance to reshape a more equitable and environmentally responsible world and the old ways are dying. We need to wise up and cut the shit. If we have a chance to sensitize, it’s right now. “Is that a tear in your eye” can be taken a few ways. It’s a jeer at those whinging about going back to “normal”, it’s also a call to sensitize and see what we’ve done. It’s time get real. Do we go down a path of further destruction and suffocation, or do we go down a path of peace and reconciliation with each other and the planet.


Catch you breath
In the death
Of Yesterday

Catch your breath
In the death
Of yesterday

Find your name
On me and your heart
Find my name (Fight this plague)
On you and your heart

Catch your breath
In the death of yesterday

Do you really think she'll pull through
We can laugh til we die
What do you think we can do
Is that a tear in your eye

Catch your breath
In the death of yesterday

Catch your breath
Just let it go


released May 22, 2020
Ali Jafri - Lyrics, vocals, sitar, bass VI, guitar, keyboards, programmming.
Mixed by Ali Jafri at Das Bunker at Saintfield Productions
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Productions, Toronto, Canada
Special thanks to Ciara Adams, Zayn Jafri, Brandon Cronenberg and Martin Atkins


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Ali Jafri Toronto, Ontario

A multi-instrumentalist & singer, guitarist, bass, synth, percussion & sitar player, an extended Pigface family member. Former frontman of the band ARIEL, current partner in multimedia electro-operatic, celtic, eastern world fusion duo SAINTFIELD.

His eclectic style spans from post-punk, shoegaze, industrial to world music. His vocals are noted for its deep and resonant and emotional quality.
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