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The Message

Published April 4, 2022 by tindertender

Woke with this song in mind …. messages comin’ in HOT!!!!!

She was A Jezebel, this Brixton queen
Livin’ the life like a back street dream
Tellin’ mi lies when the truth was clear
I think she knew what I wanted to hear

Spinnin’ mi ’round like a wheel on fire
Walkin’ on tightrope, my love’s high wire
Fatal attraction is where I’m at
There’s no escapin’ me
I just wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to
I just wanna be close to you
And show you the way I feel

I feel love
When I’m lying in the midnight hour
Holding you just like a dream

Love is never what it seems
When we touch
And you’re holding me the way you feel
Girl, you make my dreams come true

You make my dreams come true
I just wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to

I just wanna be close to you (Huh)
And show you the way I feel (Huh-huh-huh)
She was a Gemini on the cusp of Mars
She holds mi back or she too far
Windin’ mi up just to let her down

So emotional, gagged and bound
There’s more to this than meets the eye
A devil woman locked outside
With the full moon rising, I was scared

I think I was possessed
I just wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to

I just wanna be close to you (Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh)
And show you the way I feel
I feel love
Every time your body’s next to mine
Something deep inside of me

Wants to love you endlessly
When we touch
Girl, you don’t know how it makes me feel
I just can’t believe it’s real
I can’t believe it’s real

I just wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to
I just wanna be close to you
And show you the way I feel

She got an attitude, I can’t explain
You never know if you’re in frame
Tying me up with elastic words
I’m on the countdown till I get heard

Her blood was hot, she burned so bright
A neon sign there in the night
It’s hard to say if I went too far
My heart still bears a scar
I just wanna be close to you

I just wanna be close to you (Huh-huh-huh-huh)
(I just wanna be close to you) She was A Jezebel, this Brixton queen
Livin’ the life like a back street dream
Tellin’ mi lies when the truth was clear
I think she knew what I wanted to hear

Spinnin’ mi ’round like a wheel on fire
Walkin’ on tightrope, my love’s high wire
Fatal attraction is where I’m at
There’s no escapin’ me

I wanna be close to you
And do all the things you want me to
I just wanna be close to you (I just wanna be close to you, baby)
And show you the way I feel

I wanna be close to you (Baby)
And do all the things you want me to
I just wanna be close to you
And show you the way I feel

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: G. Benson / Max Elliott / W. Sela

Close To You lyrics © Ws Music, W.s. Music, Gary Benson Music

Moving Meditation

Published March 31, 2022 by tindertender

I do believe a moving meditation is in order tonight. SJ Tucker does a fabulous track. I play it on repeat. Loud. With headphones. While “moving” energy.

https://skinnywhitechick.bandcamp.com/track/moving-meditation

New release, dedicated to the Soulwriters group, without whom this song wouldn’t have been born. 

From S. J.: lately my dance practice has really helped me to manage my moods and emotions when nothing else could. This track is for anyone who finds calm and renewed strength in taking time to move, or to breathe.

lyrics

Open up and breathe in your moving meditation.
When the stress is rising up, take it down.
The water lilies of your thoughts are sacred.
Let them rest inside the sound for now.

Breathe in; breathe out.
Breathe in; breathe out.

Savasana

credits

from Dance Thrive Shimmer (a Moving Meditation Mixtape), released November 18, 2016
Words, music, vocals, guitar, bass, synths, mix, and programming by S. J. Tucker.

I Feel Free

Published April 7, 2021 by tindertender

Love it when I get messages in song!

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp
I feel free

Feel when I dance with you
We move like the sea
You, you’re all I want to know

I feel free
I feel free
I feel free

I can walk down the street, there’s no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd
I can drive down the road, my eyes don’t see
Though my mind wants to cry out loud

I, I, I, I feel free
I feel free
I feel free

I can walk down the street, there’s no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd
I can drive down the road, my eyes don’t see
Though my mind wants to cry out loud
Though my mind wants to cry out loud

Dance floor is like the sea
Ceiling is the sky
You’re the sun and as you shine on me

I feel free
I feel free
I feel free

I, I, I, I

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jack Bruce / Pete Brown / Peter Constantine Brown
I Feel Free lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Our Game

Published February 26, 2021 by tindertender

A story told of long ago
Before they knew
They were powerful.
Materials ruled the world
They sang sad songs
Of how they suffered.
With narrow eyes
And twice sold lies,
A victims view
From inside a cube
My Love

Then all at once
But one by one
They heard the call
A simple song saying
“When would you like
To leave it all behind?
You can quit all your sorrow
Lose track of time
And jump in- surrender
Wash it all away
Jump in and remember
This is our game
My Love”

And now the tables have turned
And the scales have evened
And the Illusions
Are breaking at the seams
And the patterns
And problems
And prisons of the past
Will be pushed under the table
Never meant to Last
And we grow in numbers
Day by day
A familiar smile
Upon your face
My Love.

Then all at once
But one by one
They Heard the call
A simple song,
Saying, “When would you like
to leave it all behind?
You can quit all your sorrow
Lose track of time
And jump In- surrender
Jump in- surrender
Wash it all away
Jump in and remember
This is our game
My Love”

The Sacred

Published February 26, 2021 by tindertender

In this moment all the earth, stands still
Time unwinds its coil
Life is filled to the brim
With spaciousness

Oh, how simple
Oh, the sacred
Oh, how simple
Oh, the sacred

Unfolding sighs, and cries rang out
A universal openness
Each spirit here sang in tune
Into ferocious Love

No fear here
No fear here
No fear here
Here

Oh, the sacred
Oh, the sacred

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Pepper R Proud / Masaru Higasa Swanson

Waking From Sleep

Published February 25, 2021 by tindertender

The heat of the sun
Scorches the valley
A new time is at hand
River’s receding
From the edges
Dryness of the land
As the sun highlights
The light white dust
From the bottom
Of a dried up lake
The cloud will rise up
Unfurling edges
A beckoning spirit

Saying when is the time
If its not too late
Color of rage
Color of change
Color of strain
Color of pain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain

This land won’t bear
If it can’t weep
Thousands of hearts
Waking from sleep
Deep in the well
Rises the tide
The time is at hand
No where to hide
Suppressing the passion
Subjective lies
Devices to keep
The truth here denied
It won’t be an option
No time to decide
Together we fall
Together we rise

Saying when is the time
If its not too late
Color of rage
Color of change
Color of strain
Color of pain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Masaru Higasa Swanson

Zitkála-Šá, aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin

Published February 23, 2021 by tindertender

145 years ago, on Tuesday, February 22, 1876, noted Native-American Yankton Dakota author, editor, musician, composer, teacher, & political activist Zitkála-Šá “Red Bird” (1876-1938), was born on the Yankton Reservation in Dakota Territory.

Zitkála-Šá, also known by her Christian-missionary given name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was the first Native-American-Indian woman to compose an opera, “The Sun Dance,” which was co-written with noted opera composer William Frederick Hanson (1887-1969) of Brigham Young University who transcribed the traditional Sioux melodies that she played on her violin to create the first musical piece written with traditional Indian themes.

Zitkála-Šá was taken from her family to White’s Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana where she was forced to pray like a Quaker & cut her hair; however, she was happy about being taught to read, write, & play the violin — an education that she soon put to good use. She attended Earlham College on a Scholarship, but a few weeks before graduation she had to leave the school on account of illness. Her prose & poetry & her musical compositions impressed many white people who were amazed that an Indian girl so lately removed from “savagery” could be such an accomplished artist.

The 1898 photograph by influential American photographer Gertrude Käsebier (1852–1934) depicts Zitkála-Šá at around the age of 22
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