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Subject: ADD: Light Is Returning (Charlie Murphy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 06:18 PM

Thread #16330   Message #356236

Posted By: Joe Offer

13-Dec-00 - 02:35 AM

Thread Name: Lyr Add: Solstice songs!

Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHT IS RETURNING (Charlie Murphy)

Here's another one. Carol Holdstock sang it at our session last week. It's a good song, even for us non-pagans.

(Charlie Murphy ??)

Light is returning, even though this is the darkest hour
No one can ho-o-o-old back the dawn.

Let's keep it burning. Let's keep the light of hope alive;
Make safe our journey.... through the storm.

One planet is turning, circling on her path around the sun;
Earth Mother is calling her children home.

(Carol thinks Charlie Murphy recorded it, doesn't know if he wrote it)

This song may be on a recording of women's music; also, it may be found in one of Starhawk's books.
A search of the Web (click) indicates that Charlie Murphy wrote the song in 1984, and it appears on an album titled "Canticles of Light," by Charlie Murphy, Jami Sieber and the Total Experience Choir (Out Front Music, P.O. Box 12188, Seattle, WA 98102)
You may also enjoy the songs here (click). -Joe Offer-

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Subject: ADD: Gay Spirit (Charlie Murphy)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 06:37 PM

(Charlie Murphy)

When we were born they tried to cover our eyes
Then they tried to tell us what to see
We are discovering that did not work
For we were born to be free

There's a gay spirit singing in our hearts
Leading us through these troubled times
There's a gay spirit moving round this land
Calling us to a time of open love

When we were born they tried to put us in a cage
And tell our bodies what to feel
We have chosen to feel all the truth
That our bodies do reveal

We are no strangers to all the pain
That comes with fighting for our love
We are the outlaws in this lovesick land
Whose crime has only been to care.

You run and tell that ol' patriarch
We're no longer blind to his ways
You run and tell him we've stolen all the keys
To the prison he has made

Sometimes it gets too hard to feel all the joy
In the face of all the pain we see
But there's a healing place within our hearts
It's coming alive in you and me

Notes: Narrow definitions of "gayness" block awareness in gay people of the deeper, more all-pervasive spiritual source that is at the essence of gayness. This, of course, serves the interests of the patriarchal system. The gay spirit springs from a place of balance and a passion for equality like the world has never known yet!

From the liner notes for Walls to Roses: Songs of Changing Men
Folkways records FTS 37587

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