Amy Clarke
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LYRICS



A NEW WAY

1. Rain Come Round
2. Belmont Blues
3. Once
4. Love Heals
5. What Do You Do (love is the way)
6. Between The Ice and The Ocean
7. Open Sky
8. Mary (her story)
9. Give It Back
10. A New Way
11. We Are The Web

(album to be released in 2013)


excerpts




WE ARE THE WEB
isn't it always how it goes?
it isn't happening unless it is
happening to someone you know
well, I came from strangers
on distant shores
can I be sure
that we are not one and the same?
open your eyes
we are united
no matter what the origin
or borderline defines
we are the web
one living breath
and together we are forever woven
until the end of time
oh I know it seems much safer
to hide in what you already know
but the world is getting smaller
and it is time for us to grow
for when we are in danger
distant shores don't seem so sure
if we are all one and the same
open your eyes
we are united
no matter what the origin
or borderline defines
we are the web
one living breath
and together we are forever woven
until the end of time
put your hands in the water
we are all her sons and daughters
we must listen to our mother
listen to each other
to heal her and to make her whole
we must all come together
the hour is now or never
we must listen to each other
listen to our mother
to heal her and to make her whole
isn't it always how it goes?
it isn't happening unless it is
happening to someone you know

(c) 2012 MAAT Music/ScorpFaery Productions

GIVE IT BACK

in my temple I sit
in a blanket of stars
awaiting the truth
to ignite in the dark
my home is for healing
but I lost my spark
and I needed your light
like the song of a lark...

A NEW WAY

lately I'm talking to trees
and find that they're answering me
I can hear whispers in rustling leaves
speaking of secrets no one can see

you can find magic in the most ordinary
you can find the sacred in the profane
you can find love in the strangest of places
if you look at life a new way...



BETWEEN THE ICE AND THE OCEAN

it begins with the sunlight
gleaming crystalline
first a drop forms
finally a stream

between the ice and the ocean

there's a growing, rising tide
forming unseen rivers
threatening to divide

but we've been so busy
conquering
destroying
taking sides
we haven't heard the warning
and now we are
running out of time

between the ice and the ocean
between a secret sleeps

deep within the core
memories remain
we could not tame the land
it claimed us just the same

between the ice and the ocean
between you and me

their manifest is ancient
the ice and the sea
they soothe our fevered planet
when we get too close to heat

but now it's not the sun we fear
no now it's not the sun we fear
oh now it's not the sun we fear

can you hear me?

between the ice and the ocean


(c) MAAT MUSIC



2*2*09

MARY (her story)

Mary is a wild woman
with a mysterious past
nobody seems to recall
all of her glory in the time before she
hid from history

this is her story, her story, her story
Mary

every hymn used to be
Mary, Mary, Mary
why did she take from the sky?
well, it won't be long before
her sweet song of yore
is sounding to the sea

this is her story, her story, her story
Mary

kept on crawling to the houses of the holy
never knowing she had been betrayed
until the masses started calling for her
oh how they were lonely
now the judas priest - he grows afraid
for though he likes her better fallen
she was bound to her rise
to her righteous place
in the great eternal reign

this is her story, her story, her story
Mary

(c) 2009 Amy Clarke, MAAT MUSIC, SCORPFAERY PRODUCTIONS


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AFTER THE FALL EP

album coverAMY CLARKE: After The Fall EP

Mixing sensual vocals, wicked piano skills, and clever dramatic orchestration, Amy Clarke's first EP addresses human rights, war, love, loss, and peace with a rising call to action. Eclectic - acoustic piano blended with synth-rock-pop, "simply beautiful"

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AFTER THE FALL

am new york
september fourth
after the fall

words of war
breed terror and fear
and the people do nothing at all

nobody wants to take the time
to say what's really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
this lack of urgency
has us completely paralyzed
an emergency
for those refusing to see
what is vanishing before our eyes

now don't you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don't you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm no one on the way
as long as we love we'll be ok

***

good night new york
with stars coming forth
my tears are staining this page

BUT I REFUSE TO LET US LOSE
the very right to choose
which gods we pray to today

nobody wants to take the time
to say what's really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
telling me what to believe
first with my body and then with my soul
oh an emergency
I know you don't believe
change is coming
'til it's right at your door

well don't you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don't you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm nobody on the way
please let us live in our own way
please let us love in our own way
let us believe in our own way
let us be free in our own way


NOT YOUR LANDSCAPE

now they're calling traitor
at the fabled round table
strange, a woman's body
is no subject for the state

*****
when did you begin to sell
the ground you walk upon
how could you betray your mother
she's the one who chose to carry you
how can you soldier on

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

if every life is sacred
then every body's divine
and I don't need you telling me
what to do with mine

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

oh, I'm sorry if it hurt you
oh, it always hurts to lose
but please don't make it hurt for me
there are differences between us, see
and I'm the only one who can decide for me

this is not your landscape

not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My amen



WOLF

one two three
so you're counting sheep
do you really think
they'll let you sleep
now that you have
given up your guard

one two three
honey don't you see
just because he's wrapped up in your
holy fleece
doesn't mean
no it doesn't mean
he ain't coming for you
armed to the teeth

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they're coming for you and me

one two three
I am watching them leave
brothers mothers children lovers
overseas
don't look darling
no you'd better hide your eyes

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they're coming for you and me

when will they wake up
will they ever wake up
what will it take to make them see
this hunger is living among us

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried
but the numbers never lie
one two three
and now he's coming for you and me


JANUARY MOURNING

guess you were the one
but I let you go
guess that is how
so many stories go

still I wanted you
to wait for me
but there was never any telling you

this is the only way
I have ever known
and it isn't that easy
once you've started the quest
and had a taste of her skin

guess I should have heeded
her warning on the wind
now I guess I'm gonna have to
make up my own morning

still I wanted you
to wake with me
but there was never any telling me
no I wouldn't hear
and now with what everyone is telling me
I'd rather disappear
oh my dear

guess you were the one


FIGHT OR FLIGHT

fight or flight
what are you going to do?
'cause they've installed fear
and we're still here
maybe it's time for us to choose

with lies lies lies everywhere
they have poisoned the air
making it hard to breathe

the last thing that we can do is just stand by
no, we must not comply
we must do what no one dares

don't say there's nothing you can do
when giving up is what they want from you

fight or flight
what are you going to do?
are you going to stand up for your rights
or simply turn off the lights
and hope nobody notices you

with lies lies lies everywhere
they have poisoned the air
making it hard to breathe

the last thing that we can do is just stand by
no, we must not comply
we must do what no one dares

don't say there's nothing you can do
when giving up is what they want from you

'Rise, Rise, Rise!' She said
oh, this isn't the end
no, I don't believe that it's over yet


Copyright 2006 (c) Amy Clarke & ScorpFaery Productions


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