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Spark

by Eileen Hazel

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1.
Always 05:24
Sea turtle, swimming gracefully Knowing, knowing, knowing to be free Great Honu, ancient mystery I’m honored to be with you in this gentle sea Teach me floating Teach me your ways Teach me to be free Teach me to be here, always Red lava, exquisite heat Flowing, flowing, flowing to the sea Kilauea, fiery mystery I’m honored to be with you and I ask respectfully Teach me burning Teach me your ways Teach me to be free Teach me to be here, always Free women, living by the sea Growing, growing, growing like the trees We are each other, a sacred mystery I’m honored to be with you, learning to be free Teach me beaming Teach me your ways Teach me to be free Teach me to be here, always Always
2.
Call On Me 03:35
When you feel rage, I will still love you If you are scared, I will still care When you are hurting, I will comfort If you’re lonely, I’ll be there I will not run and hide When you are feeling weak inside You can always call on me When you are frightened of the future And the past just weighs you down I will anchor you in the present And connect you to the ground I will not disappear When you are paralyzed by fear You can always call on me You can always call on me I am living here inside you I have always been I’m the wise one who guides you To your strength within When you feel small, I’ll lift you higher I will cradle you in my arms When you are cold, I’ll light the fire I will always keep you warm I will protect your heart When all your plans just fall apart You can always call on me You can always call on me You can call on me, call on me, call on me
3.
When you smile I feel a little spark inside my heart I wonder if a tender flame could grow up from that spark I think I kinda like you but I don’t know if I should Cuz if you didn’t feel the same, wouldn’t do me any good When you dance I like to watch you twirl across the floor I like the way you leap and sway and I like the way you soar I think I’d like to kiss you but I don’t know if I should Cuz if you didn’t kiss me back, wouldn’t do me any good Do you think I’m being too bold? Or do you think I’m someone you could hold? You know I have been hurt before and I’m cautious with my love But lately when I daydream, well it’s you I’m thinking of I think that I could love you but I don’t know if I should Cuz if you broke my heart, it wouldn’t do me any good Do you think that you could love me? Or do you think I’m speaking way too recklessly? Maybe I should keep all these wild feelings to myself I really haven’t known you long enough to let them spill I think I’d like to tell you but I don’t know if I should Cuz if I played the fool it wouldn’t do me any good If I played the fool it wouldn’t do me any good If I played the fool it wouldn’t do me… any good
4.
How I wish I had a sweetheart Someone to be sweet to me I wish I had a girlfriend, or a boyfriend, or both Never more lonesome to be How I wish I could locate my soulmate I have been looking so long Someone to squeeze me and kiss me goodnight Someone to sing me a love song They say if you only stop looking Love will come knock on your gate But I say love is fickle And I’m getting tired of the wait I used to believe in one true love Many loves I have known But they are all gone like last summer’s sun And I am still sleeping alone They say if you only stop looking Love will come knock on your gate But I say love is fickle And I’m getting tired of the wait I can’t see no use in just pining away Waiting for love to appear But oh, sweet goddess of love Spirits below, spirits above Please grant my prayer How I long to be free of attachment Be at peace on my own But the roses are blooming and I’m only human And I want a love to call home They say if you only stop looking Love will come knock on your gate But I say love is fickle And I’m getting tired of the wait Yes, I say love is fickle And I’m getting tired of the wait
5.
My Grief 04:40
I swore for you I would not fall I tried my feelings to control Thought I could keep this casual I was mistaken I tried to keep you at arms’ length Using all my emotional strength Now that our love’s come to an end My soul is aching Please…forgive my grief You tried to open up to me You did all that you could to please As time went by I had to see We’d found no balance Now you are with some other girl She is becoming your whole world You forge ahead while I lie still Hoping for solace Please… forgive my grief Now I attempt to let you go Try not to let my feelings show I will be true to my own soul I shall prevail I’ll keep my head above the storm I’ll keep my own self safe and warm And when I wake tomorrow morn I’ll grieve no more Please … release my grief
6.
I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me She gives me everything I ever need I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me I thank Her for oxygen I bless Her for the wide open sky I cherish Her for the winter wind This breath that tells me I am alive I thank Her for rivers I bless Her for the rain pouring down I cherish Her for the wide open sea These tears that show me I am alive I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me She gives me everything I ever need I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me I thank Her for sunlight I bless Her for the stars shining bright I cherish Her for the gift of flame This passion that keeps me alive I thank Her for redwoods I bless Her for the food we consume I cherish Her for the mountains high This body that is me, I’m alive I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me She gives me everything I ever need I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me I’m in love with the World & She’s in love with me
7.
I met you only just last week And for a moment we did speak I don’t know what’s become of me I want your body next to mine You walk into the room, I blush Through my body goes a rush You are my fifteen minute crush I feel your life force energy I want to have some for myself I’d like to take you home with me And get to know you very well You walk into the room, I blush Through my body goes a rush You are my fifteen minute crush My lust has got me in a state I’ll take it home to bed tonight The fantasy that I create… I will be feeling mighty fine I’m already feeling mighty fine Cuz I got you on my mind Here’s what I’m thinking: We’ll be gettin’ friendly We’ll be gettin’ cozy We’ll be gettin’ naked We’ll be gettin’ married Wait a minute, what am I saying? You don’t even know me from your neighbor’s dog! You walk into the room, I blush Through my body goes a rush You are my fifteen minute crush
8.
Pardon me, sir, I have a question Where did you get your driver’s license? Way back in driver ed when they taught this simple thing Did you decide that it was all nonsense? If you want to turn left or you want to turn right There’s a handy little invention It’s called a turn signal, also a blinker So next time display your intention! It’s right there next to your steering wheel That little knob sticking out on the side If you push it down, on comes the left one If you tap it up, you’re turning right If you want to turn left or you want to turn right There’s a handy little invention It’s called a turn signal, also a blinker So next time display your intention! Now you might think I’m being nitpicky And who am I to tell you how to drive? But you nearly ran me off the road just now As I rode by on my little bike If you want to turn left or you want to turn right There’s a handy little invention It’s called a turn signal, also a blinker So next time display your intention!
9.
You were born on a winter’s night In February into this life Here is your mama, here is your daddy See the happiness in their eyes In their eyes We have been waiting such a long time For this precious angel girl We bid you welcome Maggie Tallulah Welcome to this world Sweet as wild honey, tiny as a rose We love your eyes and your ears and your nose Your will is strong your beauty is complete We love your long fingered hands and feet Hands and feet We have been waiting such a long time For this precious angel girl We bid you welcome Maggie Tallulah Welcome to this world I wish you endless joy in your heart I wish you the moon and I wish you the stars Abundant love in your family Clean flowing water and fresh air to breathe Oh to breathe We have been waiting such a long time For this precious angel girl We bid you welcome sweet newborn spirit Welcome to this world Welcome to this world Welcome to the world
10.
Long and lean You can be so mean In a way that I like You don’t have to ask twice If you want me to lay down I will If you’ll just touch my skin I’m a vessel that longs to be filled Please…. Come to me with your warm touch And free me, sweet and rough Sweet desire Has blown my cool You are the spark You are the fuel If you want me to say anything I’m bewitched by your spell Make me laugh, make me cry, make me sing Please… Come to me with your warm touch And free me, sweet and rough Not so long ago, I didn’t know you at all Here you come with your kisses And all I can do is fall Not so long ago, I heard you call Here you come with your wicked kisses And all I can do is fall If you want me to trust you I do If you’ll just meet me here I’m a blossom that’s open to you Please…please… Come to me with your warm touch And free me, sweet and rough Sweet and rough Sweet and rough
11.
Open Up 02:26
Open up and let the light in Open up and let the light in Open up and let the light in Let the light in to my soul Open my body, let the light in Open my spirit, let the light in Open my heart, let the light in Let the light in to my soul Open up and let the love in Open up and let the love in Open up and let the love in Let the love in to my soul Open my body, let the love in Open my spirit, let the love in Open my heart, let the love in Let the love in to my soul Open up and let the truth in Open up and let the truth in Open up and let the truth in Let the truth in to my soul Open my body, let the truth in Open my spirit, let the truth in Open my heart, let the truth in Let the truth in to my soul Open up and let the light in Open up and let the light in Open up and let the light in Let the light in to my soul Open my body, let the light in Open my spirit, let the light in Open my heart, let the light in Let the light in to my soul ©2003 Eileen Hazel Arrangement: a capella – 4 parts (or more) – add one part each verse.
12.
When I die don’t cremate me Don’t keep my ashes in an urn Don’t fill me with formaldehyde Just throw my body to the worms Oh throw my body to the worms Just let my flesh decompose To the soil I shall return So throw my body to the worms When I’m gone do not preserve me Like some old Egyptian mummy I’ll be through with this body, I won’t need it anymore And I’d like to see it turn to compost Oh throw my body to the worms Just let my flesh decompose To the soil I shall return So throw my body to the worms Oh why should my spirit get to be the only one Who reincarnates into another form? My body’s made up of useful molecules And nutrients for all those little worms So if someday you’re standing out in my backyard Wishing that I still was around Just look around you at the flowers & the trees Imagine how their cells came from me Oh throw my body to the worms Just let my flesh decompose To the soil I shall return So throw my body to the worms Throw my body to the worms Throw my body to the worms

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Spark is a shimmering collection filled with pagan spirituals and songs of love, loss and redemption. Eileen's first rate songwriting talents are brought into focus by her own compelling lead vocals and acoustic guitar work on this sophomore album. They are enhanced by the radiant talents of many other fine Bay Area musicians.

The tracks on Spark are strongly rooted in the modern folk tradition, yet pull in many other elements as well, from the sweet country strains of Love is Fickle and Body to the Worms to the bluesy electric raunchiness of Fifteen Minute Crush.

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released January 10, 2005

Produced by Lisa Zeiler and Eileen Hazel
Recorded by Lisa Richmond and Josh Roberts
Dance Home Sound/Roof Brothers, Emeryville CA
Mixed by Josh Roberts, Roof Brothers
Mastered by Ken Lee, Oakland CA

Artwork and design by Eileen Hazel
Fire hoop photo by Jason Strauss
Eileen close up photo by IvoryFly
Graphic Layout by Jane Teis

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Eileen Hazel Berkeley, California

Eileen Hazel is a bard of the human soul and a priestess of Aphrodite. Her minstrel spirit and finely crafted songs will take you on a journey from the depths of sorrow to the healing solace of laughter, with Goddess energy suffusing your spirit.

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