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middle woman

by amber samaya

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Here the quiet with my feet in the moss A spontaneous funeral A knowledge of loss Losses they scream out From every screen And there’s the loss of my certainty Cause lately it feels like the world is a runaway train And we’re bracing for impact With all of this heartbreak and this separation I sure hope that love makes a comeback... So exit the matrix The good people say But I’m not sure how to Fight the power these days? There’s no going back though Now that I under stand Im just trying to make a home On this stolen land Cause we built our cities on graveyards of cultures Told that we ought to forget it But do you not know that the dead keep their teeth And will chew all the wires in the engine..? I will listen to the bones Buried underneath these makeshift fragile thrones I will walk out in the night Letting the future ones be my guiding light I will hold on to the thread That is weaving a new story now instead I will listen to the bones… And there is the new story I have been told A story that breaks us out of the mold And in this story we live without fear interconnected we make beauty here And oh how I long for the sacred reunion That so many of us are craving That we would finally be woven together And live like the earth is worth saving...
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My heart needs a course correction just like the wind, may it simply change directions away from these things that are not mine up over the mountains let it fly...to where I belong 'cause these temporary shelters they only keep you from the bitter cold but these temporary shelters they never really get you warm, get you warm enough Hey there man, can you spare a little change? I'm drowning in madness and there's screaming in my veins I have a pencil, and I'll draw for you a home with four perfect windows where you'll never be alone and where you'll belong... 'cause these temporary shelters they only keep you from the bitter cold but these temporary shelters they never really get you warm, get you warm enough and oh desire, is like a hook in the flesh I'm caught up and struggling trying to catch my breath just give me something meaningful that I can feel and touch Is that out of the question? Am I asking for too much...to want to belong?  'cause these temporary shelters the only keep me from the bitter cold but these temporary shelters they never really get me warm get me warm enough get me warm get me warm enough get me warm...
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May I be grounded here by the silence Watch my ego float away And lead me to the cool water that keeps the fire at bay Oh lead me to the cool water the cool water the cool water May I be released from my troubled mind and all the stories that it tells and lead me too calmer waters where my soul can rest and be well Oh lead me to calmer water calmer waters calmer waters I, I am here now, I am here now, I am here now We, we are here now, we are here now, we are here now.
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A Thousand Layers Oh, that my soul could take root Deeply in the ground That I could be heavy and anchored there Like a mountain that simply carries on. But all my parts are movable. All attachments temporal. I am but a drop inside a living ocean. One that is capable of feeling alone. Wind moves over the continents. We will breathe each other's breath its just a matter of time... A thousand layers deep in chaos. All illusions of control have slowly left me. With incomprehensible perfection. We exist, we exist inside a mystery. I wish I knew what you were thinking of. Exist with you inside a single body, luv. But there are dimensions in between us. Unknowable realities. And with the humblest of uncertainty There's nothing more to do but bow To the vastness of the universe That we are contained within somehow... I must be like a mountain that simply carries on...
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Wood Carver's Lament I'm going with the grain grain of the wood move in its direction like I should circling the knots tangled up with time until i reach the bottom the bottom line ahh ahh, ahh ahh In the city chaos up against a wall trying to understand what I'm doing here at all searching for a pair of understanding eyes for a place of safety underneath the skies cause the sun is burnin burnin burnin and the ocean's risin risin risin and my soul is cryin cryin cryin when did you stop lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me? I'm memorizing green so it's safe inside my head gathering the stones from the river bed so if one day I wake up and everything is gone hold them in my hands and feel the river's song... cause the sun is burnin burnin burnin and the ocean's risin risin risin and my soul is cryin cryin cryin when will you start lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me? when will you start lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me lovin me ...
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I give thanks for the sacred dreams that never departed the heart they stayed deep, deep within reminding me I am not separate, but I am a part. If you feel lost and you've closed your eyes if you feel lonely and compromised well, the universe is a vast expanse always offering another chance to be whole again to live from your soul again. Out beyond idea of wrong or right there is a wide open field let us meet there tonight and take this chance to get real 'cause what you want and what you desire lives in you like a constant fire so keep on holding to what you know is true what you seek is seeking you what you seek is seeking you what you seek is seeking you I give thanks for the sacred dreams, that never departed the heart. That never departed the heart. Never departed the heart.
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This album is a gathering together of many song threads. Songs written and recorded over the past 5 years. Outpourings from my depths reaching to yours. A wink from the inextinguishable part of the soul that always comes to me through sound. A nod to the 'middle woman' - she who is between the earth and the stars, finding her way through this experience of being alive, fully present, and interconnected here.

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released November 7, 2020

All album art is my original art created in the Intentional Creativity ® method, of which I am trained.

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Amber Samaya Squamish, British Columbia

Amber is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an earthy sensibility, a wild soul, and a gift for bringing a breadth of beauty and healing through sound.

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