Rootless Digital Single

by S. J. Tucker

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1.
07:44
Shield brother calls to beg me get a message to his girl ancestors stirring, sending messages through our own across the world I am listening, I am following as warriors of the light can only do we ride rootless on heavy medicine every day until our lives are through CHORUS 1 we ride rootless on heavy medicine disconnected from the ground we ride rootless in dark places unafraid that we might fall or die or drown we are working, we are tireless we are seekers of the way we ride rootless on heavy medicine and we live to fight another day Time to do the work while my bones and blood are wild with lessons learned and secrets shared Friends and lovers help me put my armor back together and never let me leave home unprepared My comrade sets his fiddle to his shoulder and I know today there'll be no turning back. We'll ride rootless on heavy medicine unashamed of what we lack CHORUS 2 We ride rootless on heavy medicine disconnected from the ground We ride fearless in dark places hearts in danger but our spirits safe and sound We are working, we are tireless singing songs to stir the sky We are honor bound to share these visions walking tall and getting by walking tall when we don't fly Dirt beneath my nails I claw my way home from the forest just as crazy as before but I am breathing and I am laughing taking one step at a time bringing truth from door to door and I'm not the only one one of many unafraid to open eyes or heart or mind We ride rootless on heavy medicine and we do it all the time CHORUS 3 We ride rootless on heavy medicine disconnected from the ground We ride windward across the wasteland skin in danger but our hearts all safe and sound We speak the language of song and shadow We are tenders of the flame We ride rootless on heavy medicine and from day one we've never been the same CHORUS 4 We are healers working retail or working graveyard without pay We tell stories in our circle We listen or we dance or we just pray We are working, we are tireless We are teachers of the way We ride rootless on heavy medicine and we walk it every day CHORUS 1 END COUNTERMELODY: we are here so the stories get told don't give up ride out be bold build the fire bright and strong speak your truth and sing your song you are here so the stories get told goddess bless your weary soul raise your voice to call the cry storytellers never die goddess bless your weary heart tried and tested, torn apart holding hands around the flames healed and whole we rise again goddess bless your weary soul we are here so the stories get told and we live to fight another day
2.
02:28
I pray to La Sirene she who calls the waves her own I pray to La Sirene I pray to La Sirene I dance for La Sirene she who calls the waves her own... I sing for La Sirene she who calls the waves her own... I sing for La Sirene I sing for La Sirene I pray to La Sirene final tag: I sing for La Sirene I dance for La Sirene I pray to La Sirene counterpoint 1: sirens sisters singing low show me how your gardens grow tell me how how the current flows teach me how to breathe below let what flows through me prove as true as roll of ocean under moon upon the shore I'll sing to you I'll gladly come and see you soon water bids me come and dance to float on top and take a chance by water be this spell enhanced say hail and welcome now I pray to La Sirene help my voice like siren song ring out bright and clear and strong to keep on singing my life long I pray to La Sirene let what flows through me prove as true as roll of ocean under moon upon the shore i'll sing to you I'll gladly come and see you soon help my voice like siren song ring out bright and clear and strong to keep on singing my life long I pray to La Sirene I pray to La Sirene counterpoint 2: Yemaya, o ya Mambo Yemaya, o ya Mambo Yemaya, o ya Mambo pray to La Sirene counterpoint 3: I sing for La Sirene I sing for La Sirene I pray to La Sirene I pray to La Sirene

about

"Rootless" and "La Sirene" back to back.
-bonus download package goodies are now included: Rootless-themed desktops and wallpapers for your computer, your iphone, or your android phone featuring artwork by Rob Carlos (pictured) and by S.J. Tucker (you have to download the album to find out what that is.)

credits

released September 14, 2011

Tracking and mixing: Ginger Doss, Eagle Audio
www.gingerdoss.com
Graphic design: Kevin Wiley
Album art: Rob Carlos, www.colorsmith.com
All vocals, drums, guitars, bass, words, and music: S. J. Tucker

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