Songs for the Waning Year

by Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle

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    Immediate download of 22-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    This album is a collection of all-original chants written by T. Thorn Coyle and myself to help you celebrate the turning of the year. Loads of percussion, strong vocals, and easy to learn and sing along to in your rituals!

    This is the companion CD to Songs for the Strengthening Sun.
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1.
Air. Fire. Water, Earth. Breathe with me, oh you lovers, breathe with me. Burn in me, oh you lovers, burn in me. Flow together, oh you lovers, flow with me. Stand rock solid, oh your lovers, stand with me. Rise in spirit, oh you lovers, rise with me. Sing together, oh you lovers, sing with me.
2.
Awake! 02:26
Awake, awake, you ancient watchers Awake awake and let me in Come down come down, from your waiting houses Come down come down and let me in Counter: Jewel of the North, whose gates are emerald Flame of the South, whose gates burn red Well of the West, whose gates are wisdom Breath of the East whose gates are still
3.
Eya Inanna, Hail to the Queen of Heaven Whose spiced lips bring life everlasting Hail to the Queen of Heaven Eya Ishtar, Hail to the Queen of Heaven Whose blade spills the blood of passion Hail to the Queen of Heaven Eya Babalon, Hail to the Queen of Heaven Whose azure eyes drown all sorrows Hail to the Queen of Heaven
4.
Hecate, keeper of the crossroads Hecate, holer of the flame Hecate, wisdom of the darkness Guide our way, guide our way All that dies is reborn Formless sinking into form Rise awake! Born anew Walking forward, passing through
5.
All you who have gone before, please listen now, we are listening, too All you who have gone before, join us in peace. Crossing the river of life and death. Crossing the river of spirit and breath.
6.
Beyond the gates I see my father Beyond the gates I see my mother There I see the line of my people Going back to the dawn of time Beyond the gates I see my sister Beyond the gates I see my brother There I see my beloved kin Going back to the dawn of time I will take my place among them I will drink of life everlasting I will live in the Halls of the Mighty Until the end of time
7.
Come all who hunger Come ye rogue and restless souls Come to the feast and Let your greatest deeds be told Raise up your voice and et your songs be free and bold For this night we feast with the Mighty
8.
The Fates 01:36
chorus: In the cave of destiny, She spins, She weaves, She cuts. Our fate is fashioned by these Three, She spins, She weaves, She cuts. Verses: Whether we walk with light or heavy tread, Our lives flow from the end of Her silken thread. In the den of the Wise, Her shuttle 'cross our tapestry flies. When the pattern is done, She cuts the threads of life that were spun.
9.
Bansidhe, Bansidhe, keening at the well Who do you claim as you loose the gates of Hell The souls of the slain called from your shrieking lips Your chosen plucked form life with icy fingertips Oh screaming hag that rides the wind, bring my love to me For I would see his face again on this Hallows Eve You wash the soul right from the skin, deliver us from life Our spirits are renewed in the velvet womb of night counterpoint: Morrigan of the raven wing, yours the song the slain do sing Mighty queen of forgotten things, open up the gate
10.
Turn your eyes to the western skies Away from dust of dreams gone by A thousand flames on a vast dark sea To light your way to eternity
11.
Ereshkigal, Ereshkigal, keeper of the sorrows Ereshkigal, Ereshkigal of the burning eye Ereshkigal, I call to you when life turns dark and barren I lay my burden down Ereshkigal, this blossom of beauty do I offer For holding the sorrows of aeons gone by I lend you my song to give voice to your grieving Won’t you lay your burdens down
12.
Osiris Lives 02:36
Red barley and grape on the vine Green waters of the rising nile 2x Osiris lives, Osiris returns, what is true will never die. 2x (What is true will live forever, what is true will always be.) (Osiris lives, the God returns, Osiris lives, the God in me.)
13.
Divine Twins 02:05
We are beauty and we are darkness. We are light, and we are change. (Power of darkness. Womb of light.)
14.
We change as the sea changes We are carried, time through night. Eternity, we are your children Lend us patience, give us sight! Waiting, now the time has come! 2x
15.
I seek to cross the river I seek to ride the serpent I seek to bathe my tender toes in wisdom Fill my head with life I seek the thunderbolt to strike Release the inspiration lies in every cell of life
16.
Raise the horn of libation as we dance in the flickering light. Pass the kiss of creation as we dance in the turning of night. Stoke the fires and brave the cold Greet the new and honor the old.
17.
We wait in the dark for the light to appear, Mother, give birth to our brother the Sun. We wait in the dark for the light to appear, Mother, give birth to our brother the Sun! We wait. We watch. Out of the cold comes the promise of newness. We wait. We watch. Out of the cold comes the promise of day!
18.
Nine brazen bells will ring On a silver tree whose branches sing Spin the wyrding web times three And muses come to me
19.
I remember the beating of my heart I remember the birthing of the stars 2x I am expanding, filling up the world, I am expanding, breathing in the universe I am expanding, hear my song. Hear my song.
20.
Come to me, body of grain. Come to me, soul of light! Come to me, rest your head, I will give you life. We are the people. We are the song. We dance together, sacred and strong.
21.
Into the deeps of the well Beyond the shadows of time I surrender my sorrows and stains on my soul Reborn in the light of the World
22.
Brilliantes estrellas, estrellas brilliantes. 2x Nosomos, nosomos ay oh ay 2x Luz. Fogo. Terra, oh ay. 2x

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A collection of chants for nature mystics, Goddess lovers, and those who celebrate the cycles of the year, featuring strong female vocals backed with percussion, guitar, piano,and a choir.

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released October 31, 2008

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Sharon Knight Oakland

Festival favorites Sharon Knight and her longtime collaborator Winter perform a mythic-Celtic style, which they call "Neofolk Romantique; songs for poets, adventurers and lovers of mystery". They tour internationally several months of the year, bringing their fantastical tales of love and magic to festivals, cafes, and homes across the land. ... more

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