Goddess Kiss'd

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Track Name: Summer of the Fae
The Summer of the Fae

22 miles on a mountain road - Up and down and around we go
My brakes got hot and I had to slow - In the middle of the day
The world grew misty and the air grew green - Doubted my direction ‘neath this canopy
Of oak and ash and maple trees - Well, I thought I’d lost my way

Hey oh, winding my way, hey oh, in the middle of the day

Right about noon, I broke down - On a tricksy road so far from town
A rusty shack on uneven ground - And I called Triple A
No one home but a dog that barked - And a circle of stones in their front yard
I drifted to sleep and I dropped my guard - And my dreams began to stray

Hey oh, winding my way, hey oh, into the middle of the Fae

A star awoke before my eyes - And another and another until the sky
Was wings and teeth and poisoned flies - Conspiring I should stay
Old wood carved by rain and snow - Quartz and crystal and dead things’ bones
And I slept there betwixt the stones - And the faeries had their way

Bridge (reverse pattern)
They plucked my eyes right from my head and boiled them in the sun
They stuffed my ears with dandelions and ripped away my tongue
They said that I was none of this and deaf and blind and dumb
I was closer to the brilliant soul that I was to become

Hey oh, losing my way, hey oh, it was the summer of the Fae

I died right there in the summer sun - And the soul I’d thought hard-earned and won
The Faeries, well, they had their fun – till I faded into light
There was nothing left to call my own - Then they gave it all back, and how it shone
They said, “Remember this,” and my eyes flew open – and the tow truck was in sight

22 miles on a mountain road – Up and down and around we go
And I won’t look back, ‘cause I’m going home – But I’ll remember this day

Hey oh, winding my way, hey oh, in the summer of the Fae
Hey oh, finding my way, hey oh, in the summer of the Fae
22 miles on a mountain road, in the summer of the Fae

© LaMonte 6/2011
On the way to Grandmother Elspeth’s 81st Birthday Greensong Festival
Track Name: The Difference
The Difference

Sacred fire’s high and the hearth burns low
Fire lights my soul, no matter where I go
We all share a single spark, and I’ve learned to love the flame
And that’s made all the difference

Holy rain falls and fills my glass
She washes me clean, present, future and past
The river takes us all, and I’ve learned her ebb and flow
And that’s made all the difference

Imagination flies and clouds drift on
Blessed air moves me with the sweetest song
We all feel this vibration, and I have listened to my muse
And that’s made all the difference

Stones beneath my feet, the paved road ahead
Lay my sorrows down, rest my heavy head
Gravity has claimed me and I’m learning to be still
And that has made all the difference


And the sky peeled back
Revealed the stars against the black
Reminding me that I am not alone
Found my star
Right next to where you are
And that has made all the difference

Autumn sky and the sun drops in the west
Feeling Goddess kissed and doubly blessed
My road’s no different than another, yet I’ve learned to find the joy
And that’s made all the difference



© G. Estevez-LaMonte 10/2011
Track Name: Come Trance With Me
Come Trance With Me © 5/2010 G. Estevez

Found my favorite spot on this sacred ground
Turned my headlights off, lit torches all around
Such a cloudy night, so few stars remained
Lift my head up high to the promise of rain

Goddess spilled her tears down upon my head
Oh, she laughed like thunder, I crawled into bed
Slept just like a child in her sweet, soft glow
Stepped into a labyrinth I did not know

Come trance with me, She smiled and curled her finger wickedly
You’ve spent too much time on solid ground
Come trance with me, I’ll take you down – I’ll take you down

Somewhere in the dream, I lost my way
She let go my hand, and I was not afraid
I followed Lady’s light and the Old Man’s bones
Till the morning light brought me home

A kiss blazed on my mouth – a fire between my thighs
A heat within my soul – a star before my eyes
The vision tasted clear and then began to fade
I poured it into song to keep it bright this day

Come trance with me, She smiled and curled her finger wickedly
You’ve spent too much time on solid ground
Come trance with me, I’ll take you down – I’ll take you down

If you ask me now if it was all a dream
Time within this circle’s never what it seems
Morning comes alive like a fresh refrain
I walk between the worlds of magick and mundance

Come trance with me, She smiled and curled her finger wickedly
You’ve spent too much time on solid ground
Come trance with me, I’ll take you down – I’ll take you down
Track Name: The PSG Song
The PSG Song © 6/2010 G. Estevez

Sun comes up – my tent gets warm
The birds are screechin’, “It’s half past dawn!”
I roll out of bed and strap my boots on
Make a naked dash for the port-a-john
Heat up my coffee, then I pour it on ice
It’s just one more day in paradise.

I sit with a friend that I just met
I remember her heart, but her name I forget
Well, I honor the sky, and I honor the stone
That I found a place where I am not alone
I drift in the creek and I dance round the flame
Tell me, does this place have a name

CHORUS:
O-way, o-way, we are transformed by the sun
O-way, o-way, and when our work is done
O-way, o-way, we spiral and we sing
O-way, o-way, Pagan Spirit Gathering


The sun is high and I melt down
In this puddle of sweat in this Pagan Town
Now it’s up to my ankles , then it’s up to my knees
And the weather collective is chanting, “BREEZE.”
And we all seek shade in the afternoon
Fill our hearts and minds with magick and runes

We eat when we’re hungry, we nap when we’re tired
So we’ll be awake come ritual time
In robes and in nothing we spiral around
East, South, West, North, Center, Skyward and Ground
We walk with the spirits, we grow with the flow
What is this place, I have to know

CHORUS

We tap our drums if we are shy
And if we’re brave, we make them cry
Our spirits soar, we share our light
And drift to sleep on the rhythmic night
This is the place where we are not alone
And return each year to “Welcome Home!”

CHORUS (2x) Pagan Spirit Gathering (4x)
Track Name: Flicker and Flame (The Firefly Song)
The Firefly Song © 6/2009 G. Estevez

Firefly came to visit last night
Dressed up all in silvery light
She flickered through my flame and decided that she’d stay

She spied the drum there at my feet
And said, “My love, would you play for me?”
Well, she and I and the fire made three, so I said I’d find a way

Flicker and flame, flicker and flame … I said I’d find a way (2x)

I tapped my drum just to hear her tone
But I never did like to play alone
But my hand found a doom and fingers rat-a-tat tat, and the song began to play

Flicker and flame, flicker and flame … the song began to play (2x)


Firefly danced and rode the flame
And I watched the stars do much the same
The trees stood still, but I swear I heard applause

Then firefly asked if she could join in
And I said, “Whenever you’d like to begin.”
She cleared her throat and stretched her wings with a dramatic pause

She flickered on and then she flickered off
Then she flickered back on with a little cough
Took a sip of my wine and we traded off till the night turned into day

Flicker and flame, flicker and flame … Till the night turned into day (2x)

The sun drew near and we rubbed our eyes
And we each nodded a sleepy goodbye
And I hope to see her again some night if I ever come back this way

Flicker and flame, flicker and flame … if I ever come back this way (2x)
Track Name: Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds

Wings so fast that I can’t see ‘em - Beauty makes me hold my breath
I am here … don’t know the reason - May be its some kind of test

Hummingbirds and things with wings that all need time and space
Fragile hearts seek honey and a special kind of grace

Love so big that I can’t hold it - My arms can’t reach around the whole of you
Origami heart … just let me fold it - Put it in my pocket … take it home a night or two

Hummingbirds and fragile hearts are stronger than we seem
Always taking chances and slippin’ in that stream

Star so bright I almost lost it - Had to look away to see it clear
Can we agree to stand in awe and wonder? - Make our way in love and set aside our tears

Hummingbird, she knows the sky is, oh, so grand
And still it holds her gently like the heart that’s in your hands

Can we be hummingbirds
Oh, can we be hummingbirds

Heart so true, I must believe it - Beauty makes me breathe a silent sigh
Sky so vast and I don’t fear it - So, do you remember how to fly?

Hummingbird, she knows the sky is, oh, so grand
And still it holds her gently like the hearts within our hands

Can we be hummingbirds
Oh, can we be hummingbirds
I want to be a hummingbird

September 2012 © Gina LaMonte
Track Name: Persephone
Persephone © 11/2011 G. Estevez-LaMonte

Some say she was stolen
Some say she gave her consent
But when the King beneath the mountain sees a star against the black
You really haven’t any choice and there’s no turning back
Persephone

Some say she led him on a chase through field and wood
Some say he ran her to ground
But when your beauty is your weapon and you burn like the sun
You draw the winter to you … there’s just one way this tale can run

Persephone, run
Persephone, choose
Who you will be
Are you the beauty in the grave?
Or the dying rose above?
Will you take his darkling heart into your own to love?
Persephone

Some say she bleeds ice and white roses
Some say she flows crimson red
One season in the year to taste the flowers bloom
Then all the world would think that she’s returning to her doom
But she and her captor/lover/King … they know that it’s not true
Persephone …

Some say her father did bargain
Some say her mother did grieve
She may have lost the light … oh, how she gained a crown
To rule each dying breath, to lay each body down
To deliver every soul to the wheel that still goes ‘round
Persephone …
Track Name: The Trouble I'm In
The Trouble I’m In

I have been blooded and I have been bled - Danced with Valkyrie and drunk with the dead
I have held every star like a shard, bright reward ‘neath my skin

I have slept at the crossroads and parted the veils - I have angered the gods and been run out of Hel
I have kissed the bright Goddess and I swear to you that was no sin
And nothing compared to right now – to the trouble I’m in

I have been sainted and I have been stained - I have been ecstasy and I have brought pain
I have wrestled the giants – done whatever it takes for the win

I have burned in the fire, I have drowned in the deep - I have painted the clouds and tied stones to my feet
I have made this fool’s journey over and over again
And nothing compares to right now – to the trouble I’m in

The gods of the harvest are walkin’ my way
Sickles and scythes in hand
They want to know what I’ve done with my time
And this time they’re takin’ me in

Now I am broken and now I am bound - My feet are skyward, my blood soaks the ground
My soul, it is sacred, and everything else is just skin

There is no bounty, there is no reward - I’ll find my way home, or I’ll find the sword
These gods they are silent and naked except for their grins
I’m beginning to understand the trouble I’m in

Bleed – ‘til there is nothing left of me
Breathe – the letters written in the leaves
Read – the words now drifting on the wind
A gift of life for the gift to know myself ... that’s the trouble I’m in

The gods of the harvest they stand in my way
Bolines and blades all around
The trouble I’m tied to – roots deep in the world
And now they are cuttin’ me down

I am the shadow and I am the shade
I’ve been fast asleep and now I’m awake
And all of creation has opened its eyes to begin
Beginning to understand the trouble we’re in
Track Name: Song of Atonement
The Song of Atonement © 8/2010 G. Estevez

I am heavy regret
I am the sorrow you will not forget
Deep in your marrow
I’m the blood on the ground
I’m that heavy burden that you just can’t put down

The world sings your pain
Oh, but she would sing your glory
She will sing whatever you own
So let go year fear, let fly your soul
And atone

I can slice with a whisper
But you give me voice
Hasn’t anyone told you child that this is your choice
You can hide within shadow
Or dance on the flame
Take as long as you like now to decide you’re to blame

The world sings your tears
Oh, but she would sing your laughter
She will sing whatever you own
Let go your fear, let fly your soul
And atone

Whatever you choose
All the world follows
Will you be supple or stone

Let go your fear
Let fly your soul

And atone
Track Name: The Goddess of Letting Go
The Goddess of Letting Go © 10/2011 G. LaMonte

Brushing the knots from her beautiful hair
The knots that the fairies tied
A world between us, though we both breathe the air
One of us drifts in the night
So, go on and ask me your questions child
The answers you already know
Tonight she will walk with the Goddess
The Goddess of Letting Go

Taking her hand in the moment
The moment is now and it’s here
The past and the future beyond our control
In this ending there’s nothing to fear
So, go on and ask for directions
The path is one that you know
Tonight we all walk with the Goddess
The Goddess of Letting Go

As light as the soul she was born to
Nothing to bind her here
The demons she battled now gather as friends
Their wisdom is perfectly clear
So, go on and make your way homeward
What you need, you already know
Tonight we all walk with the Goddess
The Goddess of Letting Go

Just one more drop in the ocean
Just one more soul for the sea
We grasp and we grow and we hold on
And with one breath we set it all free
So, go on and ask me your questions, child
The answers you already know
Tonight we all walk with the Goddess
The Goddess of Letting Go
Track Name: Sisters Waiting
Sisters Waiting

Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
The veil is thin and the body’s tired
Sisters waiting on the other side

Children, they will come and they will grow
Children, they will come and they will grow
We give them life and then we let them go
Sisters waiting on the other side

Mother holds you while you’re in this world
Mother holds you while you’re in this world
Her embrace is slipping from her little girl
Sisters waiting on the other side

Grandmother’s wisdom’s all we need to know
Grandmother’s wisdom’s all we need to know
As she passes, so we all will go
Sisters waiting on the other side

Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
The veil is thin and the body’s tired
Sisters waiting on the other side

The owl, the red-tailed hawk, the butterfly
The owl, the red-tailed hawk, the butterfly
The journey’s long and you have wings to try
Sisters waiting on the other side

Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting on the other side
Sisters waiting


G. Estevez-LaMonte (10/2011)

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