Lyrics from Womansong by the Voices of Gaia

(Available on CD)

Rhythm of the Earth
Witches
We all come from the Goddess
Pipes of Pan
Changing Woman
Burning Times
Brave Bold Woman
The Way of the Woman Mother
Lady of The Cosmos
Flying High
We who believe in freedom
There will be Peace

RHYTHM OF THE EARTH

 

We are the rhythm of the earth

We are the flow of the sea

We are spirit on fire

We are the air we breathe

 

Dance with me (we are the rhythm)

Feel with me (we are the flow)

Move with me (we are the spirit)

Fly with me (we are the wind)

 

Dancing with the rhythm

Flowing with the feel

Moving with the spirit

Flying with the wind

Hanley/Oliver/Garlick

 

 

WITCHES

 

Chorus:Who are the witches, where did they come from

Maybe your great, great grandmother was one

Witches were wise, wise women they say

And there's a little witch in every woman today

There's a little witch in every woman today

 

Witches knew all about flowers and trees

How to use all the bark and the roots and the leaves

When people grew weary from hard working days

Witches made them feel better in so many ways

 

Chorus

 

Women had babies and witches were there

To help and to feed them and give them some care

And witches knew stories of how life began

Don't you wish you could be one? Well maybe you can

 

Chorus

 

Some people thought that the witches were bad

Some people were scared of the power they had

The power to heal and to give and to cure

It's not something to fear it's a treasure to share

 

Chorus

 

 

WE ALL COME FROM THE GODDESS

 

Chorus: We all come from the Goddess

And to her we shall return

Like a drop of rain

Falling to the ocean

 

Hoof and horn, hoof and horn

All that dies shall be reborn

Chorus

Fire and rain, fire and rain

All that dies shall live again

Chorus

Air and earth, air and earth

All that dies shall have new birth

Chorus

Corn and grain, corn and grain

All that falls will rise again

Chorus

 

 

PIPES OF PAN

 

Did you hear the pipes of Pan

Tripping thru the woodland

Did you hear the pipes of Pan

Echo on the hillside

 

Chorus: Run Pan run, mad man come

Run Pan run........run

 

Did you see the fairies run

Crying thru the woodland

Did you see the machines come

Smashing down their homeland

 

Chorus

 

Nature God they took your name (run Pan run)

Changed it into Satan (run Pan run)

That's the way they put the blame (run Pan run)

For all the mess we're making (3 x)

 

Chorus (2 x)

Harley/Oliver

 

 

CHANGING WOMAN

 

There was a time before we were born

We were the calm in the eye of the storm

We had a memory oh so deep

About the truth and the beauty so sweet

 

Man and a woman, passion ran wild

They gave birth to a freedom child

We are the children of love and light

We'll guide the planet thru it's perilous night

 

Lift up our hearts and raise our voices

Let the people know all of the choices

Lift up our hearts and raise our voices

Let the people know all of the choices

 

There is a woman who weaves in the sky

See how she spins, see her fingers fly

 

Chorus: She changes everything she touches

And everything she touches changes

She changes everything she touches

And everything she touches changes

She's been beside us from beginning to end

She is our mother, our lover, our friend

She is the needle and we are the thread

She is the weaver and we are the web

 

Chorus (2 x)

 

Change me, touch me

Change me, touch me, changing woman

Adelle Getty

 

 

BURNING TIMES

 

In the cool of the evening they used to gather

'Neath the stars in the meadow circled near an old oak tree

At the times appointed by the seasons of the earth

And the times appointed by the phases of the moon

In the centre of them stood a woman

Equal with the others and respected for her worth

One of the many we call the witches,

The healers and the teachers of the wisdom of the earth

The people grew through the knowledge she gave them

Herbs to heal their bodies, spells to make their spirits whole

Hear them chanting healing incantations

Calling on the wise ones

Celebrating in dance and song

 

Chorus: Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate,

Demeter, Kali, Inana

 

There were those who came to power and domination

And they bonded in the worship of a dead man on a cross

They took control of the common people

By demanding allegiance to the church of Rome

And the Pope declared the inquisition

It was a war against the women whose power they feared

In this holocaust against the nature people

Nine million European women died

And the tale is told of those who by the hundreds

While holding together chose their death in the sea

While chanting the names of the Mother Goddess

A refusal of betrayal,

Women were dying to be free

 

Chorus

 

Now the earth is a witch and we still burn her

Stripping her down with mining and the poisons of our wars

Still to us the earth is a healer, our teacher, our mother

She's the weaver of the web of life who keeps us all alive

She gives us the vision to see through the chaos

She gives us the courage

It is our will to survive

 

Chorus

Charlie Murphy

 

 

BRAVE BOLD WOMAN

 

I am bold woman

I am such a brave, bold woman

walking right into the dragon's mouth alone

I am a brave woman

I am such a brave bold woman

Seeking love and beauty

I go on my own

I go on my own

Seeking love and beauty

On my quest I go

No matter what may happen

I know I will grow

Yes I will grow

Kath & Ini

 

 

THE WAY OF THE WOMAN

 

The way of the woman is gentle and strong

She knows life is precious and killing is wrong

For she has the power, the power to heal

That's the way of woman

 

Chorus:

Follow the way of the woman, she has the power of birth

Follow the way of the woman and find out what life's really worth

If we follow the way of the woman and look to our planet first

Follow the way of the woman and we will have heaven on earth

 

She knows to take care of the land and the sea

She nurtures her friends and her family

For she has the power, the power to feel

That's the way of the woman

 

Chorus

 

The way of the woman is within every soul

The male and the female, two halves of the whole

Together they balance the medicine wheel

That's the way of woman

 

Chorus

 

Heaven on earth, heaven on earth (2 x)

Hanley/Oliver

 

 

MOTHER

 

Mother you're darkness and Mother you're light

You're Shiva, Shakti in and beyond all sight

Oh Mother please open our hearts tonight

Mother please lead us from darkness to light

 

Chorus: Mother you're beyond the beyond

Mother you're where we all come from

Mother you're beyond the beyond

Mother you're where we all come from

 

You're Radha, you're Kali, you're Mary too

Oh Aphrodite, we all are you too

Oh Mother, oh Mother, I'm singing to you

Oh Mother Gaia, oh how I love you

 

Chorus

 

Beyond the beyond is not far from this place

Beyond and right here become one with some grace

And everywhere I look I see your face

Mother I thank you for all of this race

Fantusi/Hanley/Oliver

 

 

LADY OF THE COSMOS

 

Sweet lady of the cosmos, faithful friend

You pick me up when I'm feeling down

You give me back my confidence, build me up

How I love havin' you around

 

Chorus: That's what friends are for

Open up your heart and let it all out

That's what friends are for

Don't be alone just come on home

 

When you come to me in misery, you think it's the end

You'll always have my shoulder to cry on

I'll try and give you what you need, help you smile

Give you strength so you can carry on

 

Chorus

 

Then we talk about the past, old memories

Of growing up, old lovers and friends

And of where we are now compared to then

And what we hope the future has in store

 

Chorus

Hanley/Oliver

 

 

FLYING HIGH

 

Chorus: Flyin' high in stormy weather

Mother earth your time has come

Time the people got together

Everyone is everyone

 

Time the sisters got together

Like the rivers to the sea

Time the brothers got together

Brother you and sister me

 

Chorus

 

See the forest and the ocean

Hear the birds and fishes sing

Fly above the stormy mountain

Like an eagle on the wing

 

And it goes high, high

Like an eagle on the wing

 

All over the sky

There are planets and stars

Hear the universe cry

Change your ways you've gone too far

 

Chorus

Hanley/Oliver

 

 

WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM

()

 

Chorus: We who believe in freedom cannot rest

We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes

 

Until the killing of the trees is over

And the rape of mother earth

 

Until love, life and laughter

Fill this planet that gave us birth

 

Chorus

 

Changing the hearts of the men in power

Stop bloodshed and wars

Freedom from hunger and pain

For the children forevermore

 

Chorus

 

To me young people come first

They have the courage to speak the truth

And if we give them love and freedom

They'll help us to find the way through

 

Chorus

 

We are women who speak in a voice

And we must be heard

Singing with our sisters and brothers

Healing with our words

 

Chorus

 

Coming together in harmony

Our voices singing as one

Uniting our hearts, our souls and our minds

Our will, will be done

Reagan/Hanley/Oliver

 

 

THERE WILL BE PEACE

 

 

There will be peace on earth (2 x)

When there is peace in my heart

 

There will be joy on earth (2 x)

When there is joy in my heart

 

There will be love on earth (2 x)

When there is love in my heart

Hanley/Oliver

 

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