Allegiance to Love

by Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds

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This album is dedicated to love.
It's what we need.

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released August 18, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Jeanette Berry except Silence (produced by Charlie Patierno, lyrics and melody written by Jeanette Berry).
Guitar-Ian Brick
Keys-Dave Mattock
Drums-Anwar Marshall
Bass/Synth/Aux-Ian Rafalak
Vocals-Jeanette Berry

Recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio, Brooklyn, NY, Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia, PA, and Ampliphonic Studios, Queens, NY
Engineers: Ryan Moys, Ian Rafalak, Tom Spiker, Alejandro "Sosa" Tello Jr.
Mixed by Ian Rafalak, Charlie Patierno (track 6)
Produced by Ian Rafalak and Jeanette Berry
Mastered by Jeff Chestek

Album art created by Jeanette Berry and Allison Sharkey.

Individuals featured in album art, Jeanette Berry and students/alumni of Tiffin University's Music Department:

Isaiah Boyd
Josh Messer
Octavia Oliver
Allison Sharkey
Emma Sipes
Hannah Stevens
C.J. Thompson
Heather Traska


Special thanks to Brittany Rafalak, Nima Majzoubi, Jon Rezin, Chris Berry, LaTasha Morris, Andre Webb and our Indiegogo contributors, all the family and friends who came to shows, supported the band, sound engineers, booking people, people who gave car rides, anyone who helped in the success of this band, anyone who believed in us no matter if you were here from the 2008 Silk City gig or as recent as last week... We thank you all.

And a big thank you to all the subjects of these songs! Gave JB some great material!

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Soul:n: the immaterial part of a person, the human embodiment of something. The Soul Nerds are a group of individuals brought together for a common goal; to share their souls with the listener through the music they play. Musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway, American Folk Music, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, James Taylor and many others. Let us share our souls with you. ... more

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Track Name: Allegiance to Love
If bravery is found through love,
let me never tire of the act,
let me choose to be brave each day.
If words spoken with hope and grace mean more than those spoken out of
envy,
let me know them of the former and less of the latter.
Let darkness fade on the coward.
Let light shine,
let love glow.
Even if painful,
let it be triumphant in my heart.
I pledge allegiance to love.
I pledge allegiance to love.
I pledge allegiance to love.
Track Name: Summer Time
Summer time,
oh how I wish for summer time,
when winter wind is roaring,
all through the winter snow,
it blows.
Summer brings a new chance to live.

Warm and bright,
our happiness is clear in sight
because the cold is gone now.
Our hearts are all thawed out,
it's time for love.
You brought the summer to me.

The waves caress my feet with love.
Your heart does the same to mine.

Summer time,
you make me feel like summer time
even when the rain is pouring,
or the leaves are turning brown,
down to the ground.
You brought the summer to life.
Track Name: Party Rock feat. PremRock
Let the music guide you
let the drums take control
it's a Friday night baby
it's time to let go.
What I want you to do
is let go of the week
put your best outfit on
Imma come with something unique.
My hair's out and ready
my shoe soles all scuffed
So I can get down and boogie
and strut my stuff.

I'm not afraid to dance
I'm not afraid to sing
I'm not afraid to move
with the magic you bring.
Your body looks so fine
I want it up on mine
so I can feel what you got
Let's make the party rock

Hey girl you gotta get with it
gotta get up to move
It's a party baby
we about ready to groove.
Ooh girl that's my song
play that on and on and on.
I'm ready to shake my demons out
Ready to bop and ready to shout!

Hey baby let's go
let's leave this world behind.
Come on and jump in my soul
So we can party through
the break of dawn.

Ay yo, ay rock rock now gimme what you got
jimmie the lock
treat rhythm as live stock
the gift that keeps giving
we living it non stop
on top the provocative
making the bass knock
J berry drop now
all in the place watch
bartender double no rocks that's neat scotch
Prem Rock play the life of the party
you just jock
Not concerned about the time unwind there's no clock.

I'm not afraid to dance
I'm not afraid to sing
I'm not afraid to move
with the magic you bring.
Your body looks so fine
I want it up on mine
so I can feel what you got
Let's make the party rock
Track Name: Next to Me
Come lay right next to me,
that's where your body's s'posed to be.
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.
Come lay right next to me,
that's where your body's s'posed to be.
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.

It's so amazing how you make me feel,
your touch your kiss your laugh,
it's all so real.
I love the way you make me smile,
it's from your eyes they make my heart go,
they make my heart go wild.

Come lay right next to me
that's where your body's s'posed to be
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.
Come lay right next to me
that's where your body's s'posed to be
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.

There's a mystery in your eyes,
a quiet confidence you're unable to hide.
You say your broken,
but you're strong.
That's why I had to write it
in this song.

Come lay right next to me,
that's where your body's s'posed to be.
I know your touch will make me weak,
but bring your body right next to me.
Come lay right next to me,
that's where your body's s'posed to be.
I know your touch will make me weak,
but bring your body right next to me.

Each time I tell you it's time to go,
I realize more and more what I know-
that a minute without you is lonely,
that my touch is meant for you only.
I can't describe the feeling in words,
well I guess I'm trying but your love deserves,
the highest attention to detail and action,
that's why I love you with all this passion.

Each time I tell you it's time to go,
I realize more and more what I know-
that a minute without you is lonely,
that my touch is meant for you only.
I can't describe the feeling in words
well I guess I'm trying but your love deserves,
the highest attention to detail and action,
that's why I love you with all this passion.

Each time I tell you it's time to go,
I realize more and more what I know-
that a minute without you is lonely,
that my touch is meant for you only.
I can't describe the feeling in words
well I guess I'm trying but your love deserves,
the highest attention to detail and action,
that's why I love you with all this passion.

Come lay right next to me
that's where your body's s'posed to be
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.
Come lay right next to me
that's where your body's s'posed to be
I know your touch will make me weak
but bring your body right next to me.
Track Name: Missin You
When all that's left is the evening,
and all that's seen is the moon.
When a look into your eyes is improbable,
and a walk in the park is no time soon.
The pain grabs your chest like a vice,
and the tears in bulk stream down your face.
All you can think of is that night,
all you can wish for is that day.

When the cold chills your bones not the water,
when the wind blows your thoughts and not your hair.
When the one that you love is missing,
when the one you adore isn't there.
The days just dwindle on,
nights turn dull and grey
and all you can think of is that night,
all you can wish for is that day.

(Break)

We try to control our hearts actions,
by deciding for it what to do.
But we get overtaken with sadness
when the heart that you long for
no longer beats for you.
We try to control our hearts actions,
by deciding for it what to do.
But we get overtaken with sadness
when the heart that you long for
no longer beats for you.

Missin you
Missin you
Missin you

So time ran its course on our clock,
we lost control of the days.
We thought we had all we could hope for,
but the truth is,
it's too far away.
My heart breaks to know that it had to end,
I'm happy to know I won't lose a friend,
cause all i can think of is that night,
and all I'll dream of is that day.

Missin you
Missin you
Missing you
Track Name: Silence
I look at you and see the first kiss that we shared,
it was on a balcony away from anyone who cared.
I didn't know that night that we'd be where we are,
me loving amidst a fight,
you silent, silent.

I've lost my desire to love you
I've lost the hope that was there.
My joy has left me,
now only tears I shed.
I'm shared that I used all of my love up on you
after all these years my love does nothing for you.

I'm not clairvoyant
I cannot read minds
I can extrapolate meaning from time to time.
But I need a response a yes to my question
even a no would suffice
I just gotta know where'd the love go
and what have I done to make you so...
Silent.
I'm not clairvoyant
I cannot read minds
I can extrapolate meaning from time to time.
But I need a response a yes to my question
even a no would suffice
I just gotta know where'd the love go
and what have I done to make you so...
Silent.

Why do you always make me feel like a fool?
Denying my love when it's always been true.
You told me that I was the woman for you.
Why do you always make me feel like a fool?
Denying my love when it's always been true.
You told me that I was the woman for you.
Track Name: He Called My Phone Today
He called my phone today
I was so happy to hear his voice
Not knowing what to say
I just listened.

It seemed like yesterday
he'd call me over and over again
just to say he loved me so
he wouldn't let me off the phone.

But today is different
I'm not in love
or like I used to be
I travel with these memories
inside of me

I miss the feeling
of loving someone
as much as I loved you
as much as I loved you

I wouldn't take it back
the days and nights with you
it taught me how to love
and how to listen
to not only the words
but the things you'll never say
cause silence bears the truth
not the exception

But I'll always smile when I hear your name
or when I hear our song
it takes me back
to when our love was strong
You probably think I'm crazy
or maybe just a fool
but I'll take that name
if it meant loving you

Damn I miss loving you
or anyone at all the way that I loved you
I think I'm ready
to let you leave my heart
and to find somebody new that deserves all the love
that wasn't returned

It may sound selfish
but I know I can treat you like a king
if it only meant
to do just one thing.
To love you without boundaries
and with no judgement at all
I'm ready
I'm ready to take that fall
I'm ready
Oh I'm ready

He called my phone today
it turned me upside down
but in a special way
I know I'm ready.
Track Name: We Will
I knew this boy, he had one of the greatest minds I knew.
His voice was strong, but he used it for the wrong, that's all he knew.
He couldn't see a better he.
He saw the guys around the way and on the t.v. screen that looked like him, he thought that was the way he had to be.
He never saw them leave the block.

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up through putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

She's beautiful, more than the girls you seen in magazines.
She didn't know, she thought that was the way she had to be.
No self esteem, her voice serene.
Her life was hard, she knew she had to find a better way.
Her only thought was use her looks to make some better pay.
They took her life (gone gone gone) not treating her right (gone gone gone).

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up through putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.
We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up though putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

Think of all of the things she could have become, (a lawyer, doctor, whatever she dreamed)
Picture all of the great works he could have made (he could have made)
I guess it was too much, this pressure, the need for attention
But it's not too late for us who understand.

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up though putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

We can only be moved...
Track Name: Love Within
There were so many days when I thought love wasn't coming my way.
I thought it was just a joke, a story little girls had spoke,
an after thought in a modern woman's world.
But today I can finally see that love is simply meant for me.
It wasn't an easy road, or a short one at that.
But now that it's here, now that I can finally taste it,
my love is clear, I can finally hold it.

You gave me breath again,
with the love you give.
You show me everyday,
that it's alright to feel this way.
I can never go wrong being who I am,
I will always feel strong knowing that I

have the love within
You gave me love within
We've got the love within
I've got the love within
yeah

There were so many nights
I'd toss and turn thinking that this couldn't be right.
I knew I had so much to give it was only a matter of time
before I found the man who would be mine.
But behold, there was no searching involved,
he showed me love could happen to me.
He made me feel beautiful, by being honest with me.
He said the beauty within me radiates for the whole world to see,
and because he got lucky enough to see it

I gave him breath again
with the love I give.
I show him everyday
that it's alright to feel this way.
He can never go wrong
being who he is,
he will always feel strong knowing that he's

Got the love within

Love within (7xs)

You are so special, you bring me peace of mind,
making my life better, one step at a time.
We go together like Lennon and peace,
It's so natural this love
we will always be free!

Love within
Track Name: My Love
Like a quilt that's made for sleeping in the deepest, chilling cold,
my love will keep you warm, my love will keep you warm.
Like the food from Mother Earth that can nurture you to grow,
my love will make you strong, my love will make you strong.

Among the rest of the world where you can become cold and weak,
an armor of my love I'll shed for you.
And at the end of the day, you'll bring it back to me,
my love will bring you home, my love will bring you home.

My love will keep you warm,
My love will make strong,
My love will the reason that you keep on coming home,
keep on coming home
to me.

In the midst of hurting aching when the sun has up and gone,
my love will keep you warm, my love will keep you warm.
When the pain of outside struggles makes your spirit dwindle low,
my love will make you strong, my love will make you strong.

Among the rest of the world where you can become cold and weak,
an armor of my love I'll shed for you.
And at the end of the day, you'll bring it back to me,
my love will bring you home, my love will bring you home.

My love will keep you warm.
My love will make strong.
My love will the reason that you keep on coming home, keep on coming home.
My love will keep you warm,
My love will make strong,
My love will the reason that you keep on coming home, keep on coming home

to me, to me, to me

Even through the storm and pain,
we'll weather them just the same.
Because our love is strong and grounded.
And we can't be torn apart,
we can mend up both our broken hearts!

My love will keep you warm.
My love will make strong.
My love will the reason that you keep on coming home, keep on coming home.
My love will keep you warm,
My love will make strong,
My love will the reason that you keep on coming home, keep on coming home
to me.