Willows and Waves

by Mamalama

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released September 1, 2010

Executive Producer: Digital Dave
Engine-ear'd by: Ted Orr
All songs written and produced by: Elizabeth Clark-Jerez
(except "Iron Roots" written by Charlie Schikowitz)
Orchestrations by: Mamalama
Elizabeth Clark-Jerez: harp/voice/compositions
Charlie Schikowitz: violin/djembe/vocals/guitar
Henry Lowengard: hammered dulcimer/recorder/pianica
Sharon Penz: cello/vocals
Kaefan Shaw: flutes/whistles
Ted Orr: Tablas
Zzoe Rowan: hurdy gurdy
"Thanks to Where all the Music comes from..."

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Mamalama New York

With its intoxicating acoustic fabric of harp, violin, cello, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, flutes, frame drums, and ethereal voices, Mamalama weaves a vibrant tapestry of European folk and classical, Renaissance/medieval music, psychedelia, modern minimalism, world music, and mystical, image-rich poetry. It's an irresistible spell that carries the listener to realms both calming and stimulating. ... more

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Track Name: Hazel Tree
Swim down
underneath the world of green
your seeds are dropping in the fishes deep

follow me down
to rise above

Lure you
underneath the hazel tree
rise above
open heart receive this seed

follow me down
to rise above
Track Name: Same Room Twice
You cannot walk into the same room twice
You cannot walk into the same room twice
How you gonna change me?

Feet in the tide wet and dry where the land takes drink
Eyes open wide space and time always receding
Particle light waves inside stars are breathing
Look in my eyes it's yourself that you're seeing

Everything is changing.
Track Name: Feather and a Dream
Lai, Lai , Lai, Lai , Lai ...

It was all a sheet of water
Skated around on my feet
To the sky there fell a ladder
And it's shadow underneath
There's nothing really to see here
Just a choice of up or down
Just to choose if you're in or out or in between
If you are silent
If you are sound.

Lai, Lai , Lai, Lai , Lai ...

So I skated around on the water
As far as the eye could see
Wave after wave kept crashing in
But my feet they stayed straight
If you only knew how free you were
If you only knew how deep
If you only knew how free you were
You'd close your eyes to see.

Lai, Lai , Lai, Lai , Lai ...

Rise in my cloud
Bring the water down
I love you so eagerly.
Your in my heart like a little bird
Flown out to sea.
Track Name: Willows and Waves
Oh love, you're not alone
Under the willows
Under the waves
In the fire where you were forged
Stardust and clay they made your name

If you ever forget your home
Feel how I'm beating in your veins
And when all the world grows cold
Stardust and clay
We are the same.

Always waiting
Always waiting for you
To drop a line
To drop a feather
To leave me something that's true
All it takes is a little lightning to bring me back to you.
A little lightning
A little flood
to bring me back home to you.
I can't go where you are.

Lift the veil.
Track Name: Sparkle
I'm waiting on the other side
Come see me in the fireflies
I've been here for a long long time
Here watching with the GalaxEyes.

Dew drops gather in the morning light.
Even the grass is listening when we speak.
Track Name: Tango Del Nielba
Lying in my bed thinking how did you find your way in here?
Came in through the curtain of a thousand shallow hours
Awaiting deep
Who are you that comes like this?

Lifting up the veil to uncover what's been waiting on the inside
Tango del Niebla can we ever sing the voice of this quiet aching?
Who are you that comes like this?

Only in dreams will we wake
To this mess we're in

Only in dreams is it safe
To lean into this

Wanting to love a mistake
Oh this mess we're in

Only in dreams will we wake
To this flood.
Track Name: Untied
I'm not afraid
afraid of darkness
it's you whose afraid of light.

How long you've been
hiding behind
emptiness and pain.

Fleeing the light
the light of Truth and day
fiending control of lives
seething with rage

You've been building a wall all around
burying yourself inside.

Come untied.

It's not I who's afraid of the darkness
See now it's you who won't
step into the light.
Not your offering.
I'm not your puppet string.
Nothing to hide as I
become untied.

Try to pull me in (way down)
where I've already been
long enough to know
there's nothing here.
There's nothing here.
there's nothing here.
there's nothing here.
Track Name: Love Lies Sleeping
Felt you like the sun
a slowly rising light
look how the day is changing into night again
I know you'd be so warm

My love lies sleeping
tucked underneath the leaves
been tearing your roots out of me
gathering all your seeds

Don't make me look into you at all today
it's burning out my eyes
like I can choose how the waves rise and fall again
like trying to change the tide

my love lies sleeping
only to rouse
all this bloodless weeping
cover me with cloud

The purest love
is like that cloud
illuminated by the sun.
The purest love
is born of darkness
illuminated by the sun.

All I've ever wanted is love.