music lyrics


Real Time, Real Piano - 2013

1 - Albion

© 1974 Mighty Xee

When I was a young girl,
I didn't know...
I am a young girl and
I don't know...

I walk around and don't know which way my voice is headed,
And I leave my heart open, on my sleeve, like a book for you to read,
Ohhhh... open me,
I need somebody to love,
Ohhhh... love me,
I need somebody to love.....ohhhhhh

You can't, you cant give up the ship,
Everybody's got to take a few dips,
And you know, you know the water ain't very cold,
Oh... hold on, to love,
I need somebody to hold on to:

When the water is rough
When the waves are choppy
When the wind blows cold
At my door....

I need somebody,
Somebody to love ......
Ohhhhh..... love me......
I need someone to love

-repeat-

When I was a young girl,
I didn't know...
I am a young girl and
I don't know...

I walk around and don't know which way my voice is headed,
And I leave my heart open, on my sleeve, like a book for you to read,
Ohhhh... open me,
I need somebody to love,
Ohhhh... love me,
I need somebody to love.....ohhhhhh

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2 - Birches Entwining

© 2011 Mighty Xee

Leaves are changing colors, I am chilled to the bone,
Early morning walks in the dark, spending my time alone,
I would call you closer, but my mind is not yet clear,
White Birches entwining, like you and me,

With an aching in my heart, wash over me...

Each mile is a mountain, each day without end,
Quietly I wait and I wait and I wait, ...to see you again,
Run your fingers over my eyebrow's arch,
Gently trace my lips with your touch,

I would call you closer, but my mind is not yet clear,
White birches entwining, like you and me,

With an aching in my heart, wash over me...

Time to let go of the branch and drop into the stream,
Where is the rainbows end?
Where, where is the dream?

Leaves are changing colors.....

-repeat first verse-

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3 - The True Tale of the Great Swirling Plastic Vortex

© 2010 Mighty Xee

There is a great plastic vortex, swirling in the ocean,
Twice as big as Texas, currents spread it wide,
In the pacific, off the coast of California,
And with each rotation, plastic breaks down,

And I didn't have a clue... no, I didn't have a clue...

Yes, plastic is breaking down, smaller and smaller,
Til it's the same size as plankton in the sea,
Where fish and other critters roam in honeyed waters,
Eating the plastic waste, left by you and by me,

And I didn't have a clue... no, I didn't have a clue...

A few years ago, on a distant shore,
I looked up and cried in grief and sorrow,
The beach was covered with plastic, broken glass,
Broken glass and shards of rusted metal,
How can this happen? What will we do?
The waves keep washing up more...

Like a beam of light, came an answer very clear,
(Though there's no undoing the past),
And a layer of plastic ever will remain,
Embedded, fluorescent, in the earth's crust...

Only when all the humans of Planet Earth,
Seek consensus and common ground,
For the sake of the seventh generation,
For the sake of Generation Now...

A planet-wide law shall govern the land,
And make such plastics a crime,
Instead, we'll create ones that do no harm,
That biodegrade quickly over time...

For we are not a throw away or toxic species,
We are pure as the flocks of birds that soar high,
We are pure as the majestic Great Blue Heron,
We are pure as a dolphin's gentle smile...

-music interlude-

There is a great plastic vortex, swirling in the ocean,
Twice as big as Texas, currents spread it wide,
In the pacific off the coast of California,
And with each rotation, the plastic breaks down,

And I didn't have a clue... no, I didn't have a clue...

Only when all the people of the Planet Earth,
Seek consensus and common ground,
For the sake of the seventh generation,
For the sake of Generation Now.

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4 - Higher

© Mighty Xee circa 1989

I go to sleep without you,
Somehow you're still with me,
Your love lifts me,
Higher, and higher,

Caress my soul,
Deeper than your kisses,
Caress my soul,
And ease my heavy load.

Oh, I can't remember, what my life was like,
Before I could turn to your image in my mind,
Your eyes light up, whenever you see me,
And I take that light every where I go... ohhhh

You know that the clouds are passing swiftly,
The night could not be clearer,
And you could not come nearer to me,
Nearer, or dearer,
I catch your bountiful smiles,
Like blessed rain descending
And, like a babe in the wood
I am lost in your eyes ohhhh...

Like a babe in the wood I am lost in your eyes,
Ohhhh......

I go to sleep .....

-repeat first verse or whole song-

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5 - The Dream That Was America

© Mighty Xee 2011

The dream that was America
Where is that dream today?

Folks locked up in Guantanamo
Keys thrown away
How did torture become a word,
Tossed about like nothing?

Gentle tribes, who roamed this land
There were no fences on their grassy plains
In trust, they offered helping hands
Til their Buffalo were slaughtered
Their way of life destroyed with intent
And all their treaties broken

The dream that was America
Where is that dream today?
-or just the music-

No textbooks taught true history
Just white washed fairy tales
When greed and hatred ruled the day
And lust for more and more and more and more, awakened

Sleeping babes, warm tender arms
Doe eyed squaws, far seeing braves
Prisoners of their innocence
Were tricked, raped, starved, frozen
Forced on reservations,
All their freedoms were taken

Aiii yiiiiiii aiiiiiii yiiiiiiii aiiiii yiiiiiii!!!!

Now, St Joeseph's School for Indians
Keeps asking me for donations:
''Give us funds to help these kids
Whose families are shattered''
Well, maybe I will when you help them reclaim
The heritage that you have stolen!

Flakes of snow, Walks With Stars,
Echoing of council fires,
Moon of Strong Cold
Buffalo Calf Road Woman,
Wilma Mankiller, Cheyenne, Sitting Bull
Lakota, Ogala, Cherokee, Navaho, Crow, Sioux
And Ghosts of all their relations

Aiiiiiii yiiiiiiiiii Aiiiii yiiiiiiiii yiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!

Now, these same rights are still jeopardized
While they poison our air and our water
Invent Homeland Security
Pretend we have real enemies
Keep secret the true consequence
Of Chernobyl and Fukushima
We have to pick up speed somehow
Do you feel it ?

I met some real nice guys the other day
They were grandson, son and father
How overwhelmed they said they felt,
(Just trying to get through every day)

The dream that was America,
Where is that dream today?

Ghost dancers in the night
Waiting for their Messiah
Rise ye up o'er hill and vale
And occupy banks and companies
Shine oh light of Liberty
Shine ye light of Freedom and Truth.....

Aiiii yiiiiiii aiiii yiiiii aiiii yiiiii yiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!


Factual base for this song: inspired by Bury My Heart in Wounded Knee and Killing Custer

Buffalo Calf Road Woman, or Brave Woman (b. c. 1850s? -d. 1878), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded warrior brother Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of Rosebud (as it was called by the United States) in 1876. Her rescue helped rally the Cheyenne warriors to win the battle. She fought next to her husband in the Battle of the Little Bighorn that same year. In 2005 Northern Cheyenne storytellers broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle, and they credited Buffalo Calf Road Woman striking the blow that knocked Custer off his horse before he died.

History
During the Battle of the Rosebud, the Cheyenne and Sioux, allied under the leadership of Crazy Horse, had been retreating, and they left the wounded Chief Comes in Sight on the battlefield. Suddenly Buffalo Calf Road Woman rode out onto the battlefield at full speed and grabbed up her brother, carrying him to safety. Her courageous rescue caused the Cheyenne to rally, and they defeated General George Crook and his forces. In honor of Buffalo Calf Road Woman, the Cheyenne called the Battle of Rosebud "The Fight Where the Girl Saved Her Brother."

Buffalo Calf Road Woman is documented as also having fought at the Battle of Little Bighorn. There she fought alongside her husband Black Coyote. In June 2005, the Northern Cheyenne broke their more than 100 years of silence about the battle. In a public recounting of Cheyenne oral history of the battle, tribal storytellers said that Buffalo Calf Road Woman had struck the blow that knocked Custer off his horse before he died in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Custer was said to have bad medicine, so the women took revenge. Buffalo Calf Road Woman died of malaria in 1878.

See also:

Moving Robe Woman
Minnie Hollow Wood
One Who Walks With the Stars

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/buffalo-calf-road-woman#ixzz1gkiq1a2t

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6 - Some Day

© Mighty Xee 2009

Someday, I will wake in your arms,
You will brush the hair from my eyes,
I will know I've finally found you,
And together, we will fly... fly,

Someday, I will rest in your heart,
You will be my light and my life,
You will be my light and my life,
And our hearts will beat as one, as one...

To have you stand by me, your arms around me,
I could ask for nothing more,
Cheek to cheek, caress me,
Send chills up and down me,
I could ask for nothing more...

-repeat-

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7 - Fukushima-Chernobyl

© Mighty Xee 1979 aka 'Spring Is Come'

Dawn is come, the sun is near... sun, whisper in my ear,
Dawn is come, the sun is near... sun, shine on down,

Peaceful river flow on down, through the villages and towns,
Gentle mother fear not, I will watch over you,

Cause freedom is the word at hand, liberty from where we stand,
Freedom from fear and want, freedom from pain.

Rock the Earth, breathe hot fire, mother earth cries out in trouble,
Rock the Earth, breathe hot fire, mother cries in pain.

Children of the crescent moon, delicate as butterflies,
Protect your lives, Fukushima looms,

Children of the crescent moon, delicate as butterflies,
Plutonium will kill for 24,000 years,

Nobody can walk that land!
Ohhhhhhh........nooo.....

-musical interlude-

Rape the rivers, rape the mountains, don't look back, it's not forgotten,
Blind your eyes, so you wont hear her, crying out in pain,
Oh, you rape the rivers and rape the mountains,
Break the heart and break the spirit,
Don't look back, so you won't fear it,... cry out in pain,

And I sing, freedom is the word at hand, liberty from where we stand,
Freedom from fear and want, freedom from pain,
I said, freedom is the word at hand, liberty from where we stand,
Freedom from fear and want...freedom from pain...

Come a hey ah hey, hey ah hey ah hey...
Come a hey ah hey, hey ah hey ah hey....

-repeat first verse-

Dawn is come....

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8 - Fleeing Tokyo

© Mighty Xee March 2011

Ain't going out in the pouring rain,
It's run for your life in Japan,
I ain't jumpin' in that ocean no time soon,
With radioactive fishies,
And glow in the dark sand...

Black box ticking off the charts,
A grilled cheese meltdown,
Is circling the Planet sight unseen,
Frickin' crazy folks are dumping that crap in the sea!

No more 'seafood delight' from Foo Yee's,
Poor little kids are trembling, parents are packing their bags,
It's check out time, yes siree,
Maximum catastrophe...

What the hell were they thinking,
Building on earthquake faults?
And centers of population,
Banks of rivers, oceans and lakes...

Maybe they just plain weren't thinking,
With their palms held out for green,
And the governments of this Planet,
Are willing pawns in the scheme!

-musical interlude-

Come hither little darlin', please come and take my hand,
I think we better head out, to the promise land,
'Cept there really ain't no place to hide,
Still... I'd feel a little bit better if you take my hand and fly,
Find some crystalline waters,
And blue, blue, blue, blue sky!!

I ain't going out in no pouring rain...!!!!
I ain't going out in no pouring rain...!!!!
I ain't going out in no pouring rain...!!!!

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9 - Ode to Rupert Murdoch

© 2011 Mighty Xee

Seeking pure uplift,
Lay it on me, something good,
That's what this melody calls for,
Help us want to work,

Seeking a little uplift,
Lay it on me something good,
Hold the rudder facing hopeful,
As we sail on, sail on...

Talk about reality,
Did you hear the news?
Flocks of birds drop from skies,
Dolphins belly up in bays,
Cows keel over like tin soldiers,
Water faucets burst to flame,
Why ain't it the lead story,
Before commercial break?!!

Does it make you feel uneasy?
Does a chill runs up your spine?
Does it make you feel uneasy?
Do you want to run and hide?

When a story drops off radar,
Like an old shoe or a dream,
With no resolution,
No explanation,
No resolution...

Do you feel a tad uneasy,
In this sound byte, plastic world,
Where revolutions form on Facebook,
And patriots choose gold,
Over air to breathe?

Better wake up, wake up people,
We are sounding the alarm,
Is this the kind of world,
You choose to leave behind?
When the Murdochs of the universe,
Keep buying left and right, They will control just what we know,
There'll be no end in sight...

So, let music be our beacon,
And unity our strength,
A sea of righteous souls,
Who'll call it like it is...

Hearts and minds together,
We'll make needed change,
Knowledge as our teacher,
Sail away... sail away.....

Seeking a little uplift......

-repeat first verse or not-

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10 - Plastic, Plastic No!!

© 2010 Mighty Xee

Have you heard what we've done?
Out there on the western ocean? (No.... what? What have they done?)
What a nightmare has begun,
Spinning in the indigo seas...

All our plastics have blown away, Tossed or maybe thrown in anger, (It wasn't me... I didn't do it!)
And it's breaking into little pieces, just like fish food,
Gone but never forgotten,
And it's breaking into little pieces, just like fish food,
Exactly the same size as plankton,

White bird lay there belly up,
Bottle caps and lighters fill up your tummy,
What exactly have we done?
And what should we be doing?

Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!
Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!

Great White gulps it in,
So does the turtle, minnow, whale and tuna,
Innocently, they're swimming in the deep blue,
While awaiting the grim reaper,

Trick or treat come Halloween,
Hmmm... think maybe I'll dress up as fish food... hmmm...
Uhhh... ahhhh I'll disguise myself as plastique!
And no, nobody, will recognize me!

Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!
Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!

Now, everybody loves their little children,
And everybody loves their Mommas and Poppas,
And nobody, nobody, nobody wants to eat fish,
Made of the many rainbow colors of plastic

Hmmmm... that's what I'll have for dinner! Some yum pink and blue plastic fish!

One day the future will look back,
On the Plasticene Layer of our rock formations,

"Ho!! That was before the world wide ban,
On the deadly, plastic abomination!"

Yes, that was before the world wide ban
On the deadly plastic abomi - na- nay nay-tion

Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!
Doot doot doot doot de dooooo... plastic plastic plastic plastic nooooooo!!!

Have you heard what we've done?
Out there on the western ocean?
What a nightmare has begun,
Spinning in the indigo seas...

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11 - Water Not Weapons

© Mighty Xee 2010

Water not weapons, water not weapons,
Is what we need, it is all we need,
Land without borders, like water cascading,
One family, one family...

Bas-ic- al - la la la la la ly...
We are the same,
Give birth, live, love, laugh, die,
We are the same...

Oceans and rivers, rain from the clouds,
These things cannot be owned,
They cannot be owned...

Schools of fish dancing,
They capture the rays of the sun,
Rays of the sun...

Gracefully swerving, and twirling with ease,
Coral reef, starfish, ripple and wave,
These things cannot be owned,
They cannot owned...

-musical interlude-

Now is the time,
We are the ones,
We will stand strong,
We will rise up, rise up for peace

Now is the time, we are the ones
Our dreams are the same,
Now is the time, we are the ones,
We are the same

Water not.........

-repeat first 3 verses-

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12 - Clearwater Suite in C

© Mighty Xee 1979
* medley of three songs: Clearwater, I Got the Power, and Tornado

1) Clearwater

Why does the bird sing in the spring, and why would that song stop?
Why does the bird sing in the spring, and why would that song stop?

I want to walk in my garden, I wanna to pick tomatoes,
I want to feel the sun, I wanna to feel it heal me,
I need to know when the rain falls, that I can drink it up...
Oh I need to know, need to know...

Why does the bird sing in the spring, and why would that song stop?
Why does the bird sing in the spring, and why would that song stop?

Ripple on clear water, tiny fish, in the sea
How is your home this morning? Polluted as it can be?
Oh, eagle soaring, or are you bearing down?
Oh, wind blowing at my door,
Are you gonna blow me down?
Oh.... I need to know I need to know!


2) I Got the Power

Did you ever feel like you have been,
Under the spell of a magician,
Ever feel full of light and grace,
And hope for the whole human race!

I got the power oh oh,
I got the power you know,
Do you have the answer let me know,
Because there's too many people suffering,
Too many people dying,
Little baby stop crying, crying...


3) Tornado

Going down the road,
Black shadow in the night,
Going down the road,
Shadows show the light,

Evening star I can't see where you are,
Evening star show me where you are,
Cause a tornado is blowing and danger is the tune,
Children are asking why..... are the glaciers melting soon?

Sacred is our Mother,
Sacred is our land,
A tornado is blowing,
Only united we will stand,

Elm, pine, oak and maple,
Lizard, snake, and stone,
Quiver at the omen,
The arrows pointing home,

Home... where the heart is,
Home in the womb,
Is there time for stillness?
Is there still the time?

Cause a tornado is blowing
And danger is the tune
Children ask why are the glaciers are melting soon?

Oh, I need to know,
Why does the bird sing in the spring?
And why would that song stop?

-repeat-

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13 - Many Times

© 1987 Mighty Xee

Many times I've been afraid,
To tell you truths about me,
So, I keep my heart locked tight,
And I hide, from monsters in the night,

Once in a blue moon,
I let the barriers down,
Softly, fold back the petals,
Revealing all the tenderness inside,
And then we soar, from the depths to the heights,

Cling to me, though pleasure never lasts,
Memories, to keep in a special place,
Only memories, last forever more,
Where everything about you I will taste,
Everything about you I will taste,

Like footsteps in the dark,
Every step taken blindly,
And when the tears spill in,
At what seems like a final parting,

You go your way, I will go mine,
Everybody says that's what we wanted,
But everybody wasn't there,
When you held me last night.

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14 - Years Blow In

© Mighty Xee circa 1992

Years blow in and years blow out, no one can stop time
And when my days on earth have passed, what is it I will look back on?
Precious children, the jewels in my crown,
Or works from my hands, pass beauty around,
Or is it sweet, sweet kisses, moments of union?
But it's now, and tears abound.

Seemed so close, like in your arms I could rest,
And find safety and peace by your side,
But tears without number, fill up my day,
And fall to my pillow without sound.

Lie there quietly, stare into space,
Your thoughts and feeling your own,
You say you love me why isn't that enough?
Tears hit my pillow without sound.

No, you never see my tears, my pillow drinks them in,
I could cry all night, you would think I'm alright....

Sit here searching for the melody that works,
For the notes, for the notes that describe longing,
Nobody taught me how to protect my heart,
Why do I lose my hold on love so easy?

So, tender hearted go,
And let dreams pass into reality
Open hearted, I let the bird take flight,
Better to fly alone, than to fuss and fight

la di da dah.....

Years blow in and years blow out, no one can stop time
And when my days on earth have passed,
What is it I will look back on?
Precious children, the jewels in my crown,
Or works from my hands, pass beauty around,
Or is it sweet, sweet kisses, moments of union?
But it's now, and tears abound.

-repeat-

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15 - 9/11 - Love Is The Way

© 2005 Mighty Xee

I don't believe most people are bad,
Though some are crazy or a little bit sad,
Little duckies in a row,
When what we're taught is all we know.

When forgiveness seems out of reach,
like tires spinning in snow,
Feels like you can't find ground,
wheels spinning round and round,

Why do people do what they do?
When the nightmare follows you.

Twin towers in the night,
3000 souls fly
Twin towers, shooting high,
blue ghost light in the night

And it breaks the heart and we all cry "No!"
And it rends the heart and we all cry "No!"

How to ease the aching heart?
The world keeps spinning round,
Threads of music, count your blessings,
We must carry on, we have to carry on,

United stands, the way to go,
there is no answer why,
United, we will never forget,
as 3000 souls fly,,.... high,

oh, fly high ..........
oh We will never forget you.... never, never,

Twin towers in the night,
3000 souls fly
Twin towers shooting high,
blue ghost light in the night

And it breaks your heart and we all cry out "No!"

Is war really the way to go?
(Though it's true millions have died from silence)
How 'bout a little eye to eye?
Cause love is the way, love is the way

Love is the way, Not violence, no,
not violence.

I don't believe most people are bad,
Though some are crazy or a little bit sad,
Little duckies in a row,
When what we're taught is all we know

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