Songs we Sing

From the "Songs We Sing at the Ojai Foundation" Song Book

 

Mother I feel you

Mother I feel you under my feet

Mother I feel your heart beat

Heya heya heya heya heya heya ho

Heya heya heya heya hey-ho

Heya heya heya heya heya heya ho

Heya heya heya heya hey-ho

 

Father I see you up in the sky,

Spirits gonna take me high

  (Repeat Chorus)

 

Peace Like the River (with hand motions)

I’ve got peace like a river

I’ve got peace like a river

I’ve got peace like a river in my soul, in my soul

I’ve got peace like a river

I’ve got peace like a river

I’ve got peace like a river in my soul

 

I’ve got love like the ocean………..

I’ve got joy like a fountain………..

(last verse use all three)

 

Spiraling into the Center

Spiraling into the center

The center of the shield

Spiraling into the center,

The center of the shield,

I am the weaver, I am the woven one

I am the dreamer, I am the dream

I am the weaver, I am the woven one

I am the dreamer, I am the dream

 

The River

The river it is flowing

Flowing and growing

The river it is flowing

Down to the sea.

Mother, carry me

A child I will always be

Mother carry me

Down to the sea.

 

Deep Down Inside of Me

Deep down inside of me

I got a fire going on
Deep down inside of me

I got a fire going on

Part of me

Wants to sing about the light

Part of me

Wants to cry, cry, cry

 

We Are One

We are one, we are one, we are one

We are one with all things

And we’re trying to remember

Where we all come from

The ancient earth, the mother tongue

And we are born with everything

We really need

Truth lies within the seed.

 

Every Little Cell

Every little cell in my body is happy

Every little cell in my body is well

Every little cell in my body is happy

Every little cell in my body is well

 

I’m so glad, every little cell,

In my body is happy and well

I’m so glad every little cell, in my

Body is happy and well!

 

Ancient Mother

Ancient mother, I hear your calling

Ancient mother, I hear your song

Ancient mother, I hear your laughter

Ancient mother, I taste your tears.

 

Give Thanks to the Mother Gaia

Give thanks to the mother Gaia

Give thanks to the father sun

Give thanks to the living in the garden where,

The mother and the father are one

 

I Know That You Know

I know that you know

That I love you

What I want you to know

Is that I know

That you love me ….oohooh….etc

 

Follow the Light Within

Follow the light within

Follow the light within

‘Cause it’s your heart that’s tellin’ you where is your

Freedom

Follow the light within

Follow the light within, my friend, follow the light within

 

Goin’ Up on the Mountain

Goin’ up on the mountain

Ain’t comin’ down till morning

Goin’ up on the mountain

Ain’t comin down in chains

Goin’ out to set my soul free

Ain’t comin’ down till morning

Goin’ out to set my soul free

Ain’t comin’ down in chains

Gotta a spirit inside of me

And all I gotta do is set it free

Gotta a spirit inside of me

And all I gotta do is set it free

 

One Planet is Turning

One planet is turning

Circle on her path around the sun

Earth Mother is calling

Her children home

Light is returning

Even though this is the darkest hour

No one can hold back the dawn

Let’s keep the light of hope alive

Make safe the journey

Through the storm

 

If All the People

If all the people lived their lives

As if it were a song

For singing out of light

Providing music for the stars

To be dancing circles in the night

 

Humble yourself

Humble yourself in the light of the elders

You gotta bend down low and

Humble yourself in the light of your elders

You gotta know what they know and

 

We shall lift each other up

Higher and higher and (chorus)

We shall lift each other up

 

Humble yourself in the light of your children

You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself in the light of your children

You gota know what they know and (chorus)

Humble yourself in the light of your sisters……..

Brothers….the animals……..each other, etc.

 

I am A Circle

I am a circle

I am healing you

You are a circle

You are healing me

Unite us

Be one

Unite us,

Be as one

 

Spirit of the Wind

Spirit of the wind

Carry me

Spirit of the wind

Carry me home

Spirit of the wind

Carry me home to myself

 

Spirit of the ocean

Depths of emotion

Spirit of the sea

Set my soul free

        (chorus)

Spirit of the river

Blessed forgiver

Spirit of the shore

Shows me more and more

       (chorus)

Spirit of the rain

Wash away my pain

Spirit of the storm

Let me be reborn

    (chorus)

Spirit of the earth

Help me with my birth

Spirit of the land

Hold me your hand

 

Giant Burning Fire

We will build a giant burning fire tonight

We will light it and dance in the smoke

Every branch we’ll tie somebody’s worries to it

We will light it and dance in the smoke

 

Go Slowly

If you want to live life free

Take your time go slowly

Do few things and do them well

Heartfelt work is holy

 

Earth My Body

Air moves us

Fire transforms us

Water shapes us

Earth heals us (x2)

 

And the circle of the wheel

Goes round and round

And the circle of the wheel

Goes round (x2)

 

Earth my body

Water my blood

Wind my breath and

Fire my spirit (x2)

 

Thank You For This Day

Thank you for this day, Lord

Thank you for this day (x2)
 

Your healing, your healing, your healing way

Your healing, your healing, your healing way

 

Thank you for these friends, Lord

Thank you for these friends……

……this land, this food, this song, etc.

 

She Changes Everything

There is a woman who weaves the night sky

See how she spins, watch her fingers fly

She is within us beginning to end

Our grandmother, our sister, our friend

She is the weaver and we are the web

She is the needle and we are the thread

She changes everything she touches

Everything she touches changes

She changes everything she touches

Everything she touches changes

 

Be Still and Know

Be still and know that day and night

Be still and know that dark and light

Are one-holy circle

 

Where I Sit is Holy

Where I sit is holy

Holy is the ground

Forest, mountain, river

Listen to the sound

Great spirit circle all around me.

 

How Could Anyone Ever Tell You

How could anyone ever tell you

You were anything less than beautiful?

How could anyone ever tell you

You were less than whole?

How could anyone fail to notice

Your loving is a miracle/

How deeply your connected to my soul.

 

Dance of the Moon and Sun

We are the dance of the moon and sun

We are the light that’s in everyone

We are the turning of the tide

We are the hope that is deep inside.

 

Opening up

I am opening up in sweet surrender

To the luminous love light of the one (x2)

 

I am opening, I am opening

I am opening, I am opening

 

I Circle Around

I circle around

I circle around

The boundaries of the earth

I circle around

I circle around

The boundaries of the earth

Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly

Wearing my long wing feathers as I fly

I circle around

I circle around

 

Listen, Listen, Listen

Listen, listen, listen

To my heartsong (x2)

 

I will never forget you

 

I will never forsake you (x2)

 

We Are an Old People

We are an old people

We are a new people

We are the same people

Deeper than before (x2)

 

Cauldron of changes

Blossom of bone

Arc of eternity

A hole in the stone (x2)

 

One with the Infinite Sun

We are one with the infinite sun

Forever and ever and ever

We are one with the infinite sun

Forever and ever and ever

Kee-ay wah-tay len-ya len-ya mah-ho-tay

Hi-ah-no, hi-ah-no. hi-ah-no

Kee-ay wah-tay len-ya len-ya mah-ho-tay

Hi-ah-no,hi-ah-no.hi-ah-no

 

As You Wander

May all be beautiful before you

As you wander

May all be beautiful behind you

As you wander

May all be beautiful above and below

As you wander

May your eyes see only beauty

This day as you wander

 

Dear Friends

Dear friends, dear friends

Let us tell you how we feel

You have given us such treasure

We love you so

 

The Earth is Our Mother

Heya heya weya

Heya heya weya

Heya ya, hey ya, hey ya ya

Hey ya, ah

 

The earth is our mother

We must take care of her

The earth is our mother

We must take care of her

 

Hey yanna ho yanna hey yan ya

Hey yanna ho yanna hey yan ya

 

Her sacred ground we walk upon

With every step we take

Her sacred ground we walk upon

With every step we take

 Hey yanna………..etc.

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The Ojai Foundation, 2005