Gravity

by The Ancient Wild

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Photography by Timothy Allen and Christophe Sunhorse.
Audio mixing & mastering by Christophe Sunhorse & Kate Wilde.
Art design by Kate Wilde.

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released May 27, 2014

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Harp, piano, male & female vocals, guitar, and drums create a unique acoustic-industrial sound reminiscent of Dead Can Dance, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap. The collaborative project between US-based composers Kate Wilde and Christophe Shepp.

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Track Name: Warrior; Woman
Warrior woman, woman, speak
Your heart, your heart and speak
Your mind, your mind and free
Free us all, free us all
Underneath the ground stirs the ancient sound
And I'm bending down to listen
Bending down to listen
Her voice is mine and I'm moving in time
Her voice is mine and I'm moving in time
Her voice is mine...

Blue night of nights, reaching to find
The story unfolds, turning to gold
So I'll read it in the swaying grass, wind circling past
Then release it to the hungry ocean of all that has ever been
Then release it to the hungry ocean of all that has ever been

Underneath the ground, the revolution turns round
Passing ages of truth lost and found
Ceaseless cycles of wake up calls
Ceaseless cycles of rise and fall
Rising, falling away
Rising, falling away
Rising, falling... away...

Blue night of nights, reaching to find
The story unfolds, turning to gold
So I'll read it in the swaying grass, wind circling past
Then release it to the hungry ocean of all that has ever been
Then release it to the hungry ocean of all that has ever been
Then release it to the hungry ocean
Of all that has ever been
Track Name: Prayer Smoke
In time, these tides
will re-arrange everything
Oh how I see it now
What side of this wave
will we be wandering
Onto, Into, so far now
we have gone through
worlds of movement and change
sung on into
this new taste

So far I'm alive, and all right
the story is so right on...
For that I thank you...

Drama is life is song is flight
re-birth today
and open up this space
how I will now be the place
that I wish to find
...
With some of this prayer smoke
signal aloft into the air
as the plant spirit sends
embers burning purge me
let I be free
unbound I pray release
Incinerate these fears for
the health is so much greater than
just this physical state
tuned into to love life lived
in an integrated way
you please me with your flames
and gaze remind me you
of my simple little state
connecting me to the grandest of life
in my very own heart space

Let it all be this beautiful song
that the lives of angels and spirits
and light first sung into me
the very first time I opened up
and began to believe
this life is death
is movement through the depths
this song creator sung
weaving sound through form
building up a space
from an excess of its own grace
For that, I thank you
Track Name: Break Your Chains
Medicine, calling me
Medicine, I am ready to receive
Many walk many paths
Many roads leading home
Many roads leading home
So oh let's go there
Oh let's go there
To the kingdom inside
And walk with grace into the dawn

Look in her eyes, don't be surprised to find
That she cries for the innocent
But oh we have a choice
Oh we have a voice to speak
Of what we've seen and where we've been
And where we'd like to go
So it begins with me, open my mouth to speak
For our freedom
And it's no secret, I'm not hiding it
I want you to break your chains
Break your chains, break your chains
Ahh, ahh....
And walk with grace into the dawn

Look in his eyes, look in his eyes to find
That he is the embodiment of the ages
Afraid to be a man cause he can't stand
To be dominant over woman
So give thanks and praise for the sensitive man
Give thanks for the space to feel
And it's no secret, I'm not hiding it
I want you to break your chains
Break your chains, break your chains
Ahh, ahh....
And walk with grace into the dawn

I come here not to fly
I've come to walk on the ground
And feel the earth under my feet
And feel it move, move
Gravity, density, it's holy
So I bless this body and all that it wants to do
It wants to come close to you, it wants to know you
Deep inside I know, I know my light is my identity
My power and my strength, ahh
And it's no secret, I'm not hiding it
I want you to break your chains
Break your chains, break your chains
Ahh, ahh....
And walk with grace into the dawn
Track Name: Faces
What if, today
I could see
every act of grace
What if, today
I could see
that God has a face

So many faces
So many faces

And I know
that there's hope
in this face
the human hero
in the compassionate heart
that shines
right through the dark
and It fills up the holes
giving us a new place to start

What if we make a change today
what if we found our TRUE POTENTIAL

from the freeze
to the thaw
its just one big delicate cycle
Track Name: Lineage of Light
Letting go of what once had its hold over me
I'm shakin up the dust, colorin in the lines
And I'll have a good time doin it, breathing all up up up into it
Giving my thanks where it's due
In the heart of all, in the heart of you
Giving my thanks where it's due
In the heart of all, in the heart of you
Feeling into this body, it's talking to me, talking to me, and it says
I wanna breathe deep, and I will live this life fully
Love wanna move wanna be, wanna love wanna move wanna be...

Moving forward, find
Leaving trails behind
In this lineage of light
I am a blackbird taking flight
And I am a white bird taking flight

And when we embrace the new day
Light overflowing, bathe in the sun ray
And when it washes all clean
It is then I will see, see in a clear way
Opening our collective eye
Prying loose what keeps us from the truth
Giving my thanks where it's due
In the heart of all, in the heart of you
Giving my thanks where it's due
In the heart of all, in the heart of you
Love wanna move wanna be, wanna love wanna move wanna be...

Moving forward, find
Leaving trails behind
In this lineage of light
I am a blackbird taking flight
And I am a white bird taking flight
And I am a red bird taking flight
And I am a blue bird taking flight
Track Name: The Void
I then chase
Into the deep, sink in your teeth
Into the deep, sink in your teeth
Until it bleeds from its bones
Then take a drink of marrow
Of marrow
Of marrow

How do I hold this absence, this space?
Wide open, in a solid state
Empty yet full, full of grace
I then chase

Holy is the wine that is the blood of ancient mist
I drink the magic down, first in gulps, then in sips
You see, I see, this potency like an entity
Gathering first in ponds then the periphery
And now this vision is flooded, and all that I can see

I then chase
Into the deep, sink in your teeth
Into the deep, sink in your teeth
Until it bleeds from its bones
Then take a drink of marrow
Of marrow
Of marrow
Track Name: Fountain
Sudden storming the psyche
Falling illusion, splintering vision
There is a softness under the armor
There is a sweetness beyond the harbor
But where can we feel this in a world that's been hardened?
Where is the realness? Where is the garden?

So drink up the soul, becoming whole
Undulating tides, moving inside

And the volcano is blowing up ashes
And the flooding is taking our village
And the corporate mind is taking our village
So what is the medicine to cure the sickness?
What is the purpose for all the darkness?

There is a spirit beyond all matter
Free-forming life force, vibrating center
There is a pulsing sacred heart beating
In the eye of the storm
And there are many people praying
In many small circles, making big movement
And I am as old as stone faces in mountains
I am the inner wellspring and fountain
And I am as old as stone faces in mountains
I am the inner wellspring and fountain

So drink up the soul, becoming whole
Undulating tides, moving inside
So drink up the soul, becoming whole
Undulating tides, moving inside

And I am as old as stone faces in mountains
I am the inner wellspring and fountain
And I am as old as stone faces in mountains
I am the inner wellspring and fountain
Track Name: Gravity
I am Love
Giving Freely
I am echoes
of starlight spoken
through the deep
and dark shadows 
of space 

walking with grace
sometimes stumbling
still walking full
being the pull
the gravity
my work is my art
my time is my heart
beating rhythmically
in perfect symmetry 
yet sometimes stumbling
still walking full
being the pull
the gravity

You inspire me
to bring the higher me
to believe impossible things
astounding realities
this life, this love
the deepest potential of
you and me collectively
Track Name: The Dock
In the mind I don't have time to sit and watch you grow
But your speaking hills are calling me into my body
And your talking mountains, there is an ancient wisdom
And your conscious sea is looking into me and singing sweetly

Songs, these songs
Songs, these songs

Can't pretend to know the answers, questions only lead me deeper
Maybe truth is to be found in the asking, in the wondering why
All I know is when I slow down to breathe and receive the blessing
It's like she hears me, then starts talking, whispering in my ear

These songs, these songs
These songs, these songs

Feed and inform me
Speak, I am listening
I feel you are thriving
Beneath our forgetting
Beneath our forgetting
Beneath our forgetting
Beneath our forgetting...

All I know is when I slow down to breathe and receive the blessing
It's like she hears me, then starts talking, whispering in my ear