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Golden Lyrics

Copyright Muriel, Fortuna Music 2011.

 

Be Who You Really Are
Glastonbury, U.K., 2008.

I don’t mind if you let it all out
Sing out of tune or scream and shout
I just want for you to be
Be who you really are

Chorus:
Be Who you really are
Be Who you really are
Be Who you are at heart
Be Who you really are

It’s not about the money that you make
It’s not about the smiles you fake
And it’s not about the kind of friends you have
Just be who you really are

(Chorus)

Live a little, let yourself play
Make your joy the greatest import of the day
Let yourself be the only you there is
And be who you really are

(Chorus)

Breathe a little, give yourself some space
Take some time to reconnect with grace
Fill yourself with all that you need
And be who you really are

(Chorus x 2)


Opa
Glastonbury. U.K., 2005.

My first memory is of you
A child of three as we walked through the forest
Autumn colours on the ground red-orange
You held my hand like my first God, love-bringing

I remember you were strong, comforting
And something great about you, just a feeling
That I loved you in my heart eternal
That you knew me and you loved me too
Oohh

Chorus:
And I want you to know all the things a child could not say
That you meant the world to me
Your love made me whole, my first so unconditional
And I’m grateful you were family

A child of nine when we danced together
I was awkward, hung my wrists loosely,
Afraid, I didn’t know just how to show you
That I loved you though I lived far from you

Young girl I was just 13
It was the last time that I’d see your face,
So vivid, you in the chair by the window
Smiling for me as I took your photo
Oohh.

(Chorus)

I was 16 when we got that phone call
You had gone to be with my Grandma
I never made it to your funeral
No goodbye, though my heart knew you so well

You live on in the name I carry
Through my father and me
By my side as my guardian angel
Bringing love and peace in a secret way
Oohh

(Chorus)
Family (x3)


Build The New
Glastonbury, U.K. 2008.

Hold my hand my loved one
And fear no more, just remember
That I am here, I walk with you
I’ll bring you all you need

Chorus:
And we shall build the new together
Build the new together x 3

Dearest one you call for help
The ancient ways are forgotten
Come with me to learn anew
The sacredness of life
(Chorus)

Hold my hand my loved one
And fear no more, just remember


The River Doesn't Mind (If You Cry)
Randolph’s Leap and Findhorn Community, Scotland, 2008.

The river doesn’t mind if you cry
It can feel the tears in your eyes
And it is running right by your side
So let go

You look so beautiful
When you are vulnerable
And these are my tears in you
So let go

Chorus:
I’m here alive in you
I see, I feel, I taste, I touch, I am in everything you do
You are me, magnificent
A light unto this earth
So be who you really are
Understand your worth

The sky is clear for you
It’s all golden and blue
So shine
Let go

(Chorus)

The river doesn’t mind if you cry
It can feel the tears in your eyes
And it is running right by your side
So let go
Let go x 3


I Am
Glastonbury, U.K., 2010.

In grateful silence deep
Alone with you I meet
Divinity enshrined
My maker in me intertwined

Hold my hand in night
Hold my hand in brightest sunlight
Walk with me to the ends of my heart
Show me all I am

Chorus:
I am (x6)

Take me into your soul
Where I’m already whole
In my peaceful bed
Dreaming dreams of who I am

(Chorus)

More is none I need
Heavenly are we

I am the greatest Love
I am the dark that births new life
I am the peace of death
I am the only being here

(Chorus)

More is none I need
Heavenly are we

(Chorus x 2)


It's Not Too Late
Street, U.K., 2008.

My heart sings a thousand songs of love
For those in a silence cold, untouched
And so we warm the naked soul

My heart sends a thousand boats
To those whose ships are sinking in sorrow
And so we save from a sea of pain

Chorus:
It’s not too late x 2
To love

My heart calls a thousand doves of white
To grace skies where the land is scarred with cries
Their wings are spread to dry the stream of red

(Chorus)

My heart plants a thousand seeds of hope
For those who are barren of meaning
And so we wake a thousand dreams

It’s not too late x2
(Chorus)
To love


Children
Street, UK, 2004.
Lyrics from Kahil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’.

Your children are not your children
They are the daughters and sons of life’s longing for itself
They come through you but not from you
And though they’re with you they don’t belong to you

And you may give them your love but not your thoughts
For they have their own thoughts
And you may house their bodies, but not their souls
For in the house of tomorrow they dwell, far beyond your dreams

Chorus:
Your children are not your children
They are the daughters and sons of life’s longing for itself
They come through you but not from you
And though they’re with you they don’t belong to you

You the bows from which your children are sent forth as living arrows
And He bends you with his might
That his arrows may go swift and far
So let your bending be for gladness

(Chorus)
Oh no, your children are not your children.


Lament
Toulouse, France, 2004.

They say that dreams are free
But the one I have of you hurts me deeply
You’re so beautiful, body and soul,
Show me I’ve been playing a second rate role

While you became Mr Personality
Life was hard for me
So sensitive, not glorious or victorious so soon
But in my soul, I was just like you
And I’m still just like you

(I’m just like you)

If my dream came true
You’d say “hey I always saw you
And though life has been unkind you did the best that you could do
The best you could do
So come and walk with me
Pick up your skirt, brush yourself off, get ready
There’s no shame in the pain you’ve had
It would’ve been the same for me
The same for me”

They say that dreams are free
But the one I have of you hurts me deeply
You’re so beautiful, body and soul
Show me I’ve been playing a second rate role
A second rate role.


Love Leads The Way
Glastonbury, U.K., 2009.

Love leads the way
To all you ever need
Love
She’ll take you home
At the end of the day
Love will lead the way

Love leads the way
To heal a broken heart
Love
She’ll hold you close
And bring a brand new start
Love will heal your heart

So be here in the moment
To receive her embrace
You are loved, always
See your Golden face

Love leads the way
To all we ever need
Love
To a world of connectedness and Peace
Love will fill the need

Love leads the way
To heal a hurting world
Love
She’ll understand
And lend a gentle hand
Love will heal this land

So fear not tomorrow
So fear not change
We are loved, always
See a golden age

Love leads the way
To all you ever need
She’ll take you home
At the end of the day
Love will lead the way

She’ll take you home
At the end of the day
Love will lead the way


Song Of Solomon
Glastonbury, U.K., 2006.
(Lyrics from the Old Testament)

The flowers appear on the Earth
The time of the singing of birds is come
Arise my love, my fair one and come away
O my dove, let me see your face
Let me hear your voice

Chorus:
Set me as a seal upon your heart
As a seal upon your arm
For love is strong as death
Many waters cannot quench love
Neither can the floods drown it


I am come into my garden
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey
I have drunk my wine with my milk
Eat, O friends, drink abundantly
O Beloved.

My Beloved is the chiefest among ten thousand
His legs are as pillars of marble
His mouth is most sweet
Yes he is altogether lovely
This is my beloved
O daughters of Jerusalem

(Chorus)
Many waters cannot quench love
Neither can the floods drown it


Nothing Be Wanting
Glastonbury, U.K. 2006.

Search through the darkness your greatest light
That hide beneath covers of lost memories
Open yourself to the end of the night
And a new life will unfold

Chorus:
Who do you think you are?
Who do you say you are?
And who in your knowing, do you know you are?
Who in your soul do you feel you are?

Fortunes of goodness sleep in your heart
Awaiting the day you surrender to love
Choosing the paths that make you feel whole
Awakening your soul

(Chorus)
Begin your own story with ‘once there was…’
And fill in the blank with your dreams
Create a picture of a life rich with love
And live everyday as yourself

For you are as you think you are
And you are as you say you are
And most of all, who you feel you are
Who you feel in your soul you are
Yes, (repeated verse)

You’re always a soul (x3)
Even when you forget you are
(repeated)

You are gods and all of you are children of the most high*

*Psalm 82.