The Raycene Sessions (live)

by The Ancient Wild

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John Watchpocket This album offers such an enchanting landscape of sounds. It takes me to a peaceful place every time I listen to it! Favorite track: The Changing Wind.
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This is a live album recorded in the sanctuary of an old abandoned church in Raymond, WA. It's being reclaimed by its owners in the hopes to turn it into a music venue (The Raycene). This music is minimally tampered with, and the reverb you hear comes from the church itself.

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released August 3, 2015

Composition, production, performance by Kate Wild and Christophe Sunhorse.
Big thanks to Russ and Aimee.

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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: The Changing Wind
Thunder beings, send me strength
Rain clouds, clear away the last of my doubt
Make me ready for the steady step on the ground, on the earth
Meeting eye-to-eye with life and death

And I like what I see when I open my eyes
When I shut them tight, I am blind
So I open them wide, laying bare to the sky
All I am, is love

Fear not the changing wind
Child, fear not the changing wind...

Scattering names to the blameless wind
Giving into the sea
All is free in losing identity, and I die, and I die
Then rise with the sun
Realizing the one that we are, underneath

Fear not the changing wind
Child, fear not the changing wind...

Thunder beings, send me strength
Rain clouds, clear away the last of my doubt
Track Name: Lifting You Up
I'm givin it up to those whose stories' lost, whose story goes untold
I'm givin it up to those, who trusted their heart enough
When to know how to hold on
How to hold strong

Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees
Ready to wake from this dream, ready to learn how to see
To better the best I can do, to further expose the truth
Give respect to those who refuse to give in to...
And I hear your voice, strong and full
Breathe life into this, empower this soul
And I hear your voice, strong and full
Breathe life into this, empower this....
Empower this souuul

So I'm lifting you up, cause I owe it to you
And I'm not giving up, I'm willing to see this through
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto

So I call you in, your wisdom like rain soaking this thirsty soul
Help me to remember what I have, what I hold, what I owe
Wondering what's true, what are my rights that I will forever hold onto
Wondering what's true, accepting honestly what I can and cannot do
Will I rise and fight, when there comes a time, when I can't help not to?
So I call you in, your wisdom like rain soaking this thirsty soul
Help me to remember what I have, what I hold, what I owe

What I have, what I hold
What I am, what I owe

So I'm lifting you up, cause I owe it to you
And I'm not giving up, I'm willing to see this through
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto

(instrumental)

So I'm lifting you up, cause I owe it to you
And I'm not giving up, I'm willing to see this through
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
There are things in this world that are worth holding onto
Track Name: Lucid
Reflection of self in the madness around me
Vision is lucid through all the sordid heaps
The ways of the old are leaking through the walls like moss, like mold
Try as you might to live life as a fight, but it all returns

Cause what matters, what matters?
Do you know how to let your dreams grow?
Do you know how to let your heart show?
In this very very very cold world
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home

Reflection of self in all that surrounds me
Vision is lucid when I allow the dream
Of all that this beautiful world is offering
Of all that this beautiful world is offering
I see opening eyes turn away from screens
Turn and face one another, this is what love means
I see people remembering what their bodies are for
I see reaching arms taking in the cure

Cause what matters, what matters?
Do you know how to let your dreams grow?
Do you know how to let your heart show?
In this very very very beautiful world
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home

Cause what matters, what matters?
Do you know how to let your dreams grow?
Do you know how to let your heart show?
In this very very very beautiful world
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home
And I know this as sure as the sun shines on us all
And I know this as sure as the moon shines on us all
Your love is the only thing that will bring us back home
Your love is the only thing that will bring us... back
Track Name: Starlight Fell
Some starlight fell onto earth
Cresting crown, we took our birth
Gathered the ground, grew from her belly round
Somehow we forgot, our diamond squandered and lost

Beneath the water...
Beneath the water...
There is life

There's no need for the damage
That hearts suffer when they are not honored
Somewhere I'm holding a vision strong and pure
That people will rise from their knees, strong and sure

Beneath the water...
Beneath the water...
We send it to our daughters
We send it to our brothers
So come alive, come alive

There's something persistent and pulsing, mother's mouth
Something as basic as breathing, as reaching out
She's shaking these walls that we can spend our whole lives building up
But I speak for the rebel who spends his whole life breaking down
Break down the walls
Break down the walls
Break down... the walls
Track Name: The Traveler's Wealth
Oceans of traveling soul
So many pathways home
I live in the unknown, I am moving
Caress fate and chance
Create happenstance
This wave is a flow
I grow, wandering seeds
Abundantly, growing like trees

Ship sailing, here to trade
Intangible exchange pays our way
And paves wide, we dive into the road of the sea
Currency flowing, I am open breeze channeling
Currency flowing, I am open breeze channeling

From mother's mouth to our sails
She speaks that more is available to you
If you just move, listen, move, listen
Move, listen, move...
The ocean speaks, release
The ocean speaks, destiny
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper of tide

Light bouncing on the sea
Your eyes are shining, we are alive!
What's next?
Welcoming the rest of this life
We dive into the depths of the sea
We dive, into the depths of the sea
We dive...
Release the anchor, we are free to wander
Release the anchor, we are free to wander

From mother's mouth to our sails
She speaks that more is available to you
If you just move, listen, move, listen
Move, listen, move...
The ocean speaks, release
The ocean speaks, destiny
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper, of tide!

Here is nothing
Here is empty
Here, come reside...

The ocean speaks, release
The ocean speaks, destiny
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper
Then falls to a whisper, of tide
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: Judy
Suddenly, an opening
He fell into her watershed
Suddenly, my eyes can see
The gallons of bloodshed
So to wake, appreciate the ones who came before you
So to lay to peace your soul, grandmother

Rise out of the mud
Crying out with love
Deep down, we are the same
Bloodline clear of shame

Openly revealing the truth as I know it to be
Strong my will and even still encountering your disbelief
So to wake, to a love so great, it passes understanding
It's not too late, the pain gives way, free and crossing over

Rise out of the mud
Crying out with love
Deep down, we are the same
Bloodline clear of shame

While I'm alive, while I'm alive I will sing
And bring the rain
While I'm alive, while I'm alive I will love
Forgive, rise above
While I'm alive, while I'm alive I will sing
And bring the rain
While I'm alive, while I'm alive I will love
Forgive, rise above...