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Beyond the Pale: Legends of the Goddess II

by Laura Powers

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released September 14, 2000

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Laura Powers Nashville, Tennessee

Laura’s long-time fascination with Celtic mythology led her to create the “Legends of the Goddess” trilogy which features stories and mystical aspects of the Celtic goddess of ancient myth and instrumentation such as tin whistle, uilleann pipes and Irish flute. ... more

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Track Name: Sweetest Song
SWEETEST SONG
(Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer)

I still see your eyes sometimes
When shadows darken the sun
I rattle the walls, my love
For the endless rain to be gone

With a wave you are by my side
Like a kiss from on high
Fill the emptiness with your words
Giving me wings so my spirit can fly

Follow the sweetest song
Rise over treetops to greet the dawn
Dance as your heart plays on
Long may your dream be your island

A harbor to rest the soul
Fair winds to calm the sea
When your heart leads the journey, love
You will have all you need

Follow the sweetest song
Rise over treetops to greet the dawn
Dance as your heart plays on
Long may your dream be your island

Someday you’ll find your dream
Paradise meant to be

Long before this world ever begun
We've been longing for our hearts to be one

Follow the sweetest song
Rise over treetops to greet the dawn
Dance as your heart plays on
Long may your dream be your island

© Powervibe Music /Million Suns Music
Track Name: Beyond the Pale
BEYOND THE PALE
(Laura Powers/John Tirro)

There is a line around my soul
A place where I dare not go
Tonight my heart sets sail
Far beyond the pale

He blew in from the sea
Bringing tales from the mainland
Of lands where silk was gold

His eyes were afire
His voice held me spellbound
With the ruby-rich unknown

Thought I looked everywhere
But now my journey has begun
For I've discovered

There is a line around my soul
A place where I dare not go
Tonight my heart sets sail
Far beyond the pale

Then he sang of the sea
And of beautiful maidens
He smiled and bowed to me

Thought I looked everywhere
But now my journey has begun
For I've discovered

There is a line around my soul
A place where I dare not go
Tonight my heart sets sail
Far beyond the pale


© Powervibe Music /New Hayes Music/Arts & Crafts Music
Track Name: A Heart In Winter
A HEART IN WINTER
(Laura Powers)

Je donnerais mon esprit
Donnerais mon âme
A l'obscure saison
Pour t'avoir prés de moi
Que reste-t-il encore
De mon coeur qui se fane?
Peut être un pâle rayon
Dans le silence du froid

A heart in winter
Can't love, can't feel
A dream so tender
Won't grow, won't heal
Without you, without you
I can't fight the chill
Without you, without you
I wait for you still

Une vision, une colombe
L'espérance de l'amour
S'élance de mes doigts
Pour te crier "reviens!"
Volera jusqu’ à toi
Pour guider ton retour
Oui, je donnerais tout
Pour reprendre ta main

A heart in winter
Can't love, can't feel
A dream so tender
Won't grow, won't heal
Without you, without you
I can't fight the chill
Without you, without you
I wait for you still

© Powervibe Music
French translation: Pierre Halés
Track Name: Answer Me With Silence
ANSWER ME WITH SILENCE
(Laura Powers/Dwight Liles)

When my search is fruitless
And my spirit pines for rest
Setting sun and frozen field
Answer me with silence

Fill with light my longing soul
As the chill of winter grows
Tell me what the wide moors know
Answer me with silence

Say not your thoughts
Say nothing at all

You, my love, who know me well
Touch me where my true heart dwells
Where there are no words to say
Answer me with silence

When my search is fruitless
And my spirit pines for rest
All things I hold dearest
Answer me with silence

© Powervibe Music /WillDawn Music
Track Name: In The Arms Of The Milky Way
IN THE ARMS OF THE MILKY WAY
(Laura Powers/David Lloyd)

Riding on a comet's tail
She tumbled into life

She reaches up
For a handful of light
Touches it to earth to warm the night
The voices on the wind
Celestial sound
Whispering heaven's here and now

The moon, the tide
The sea of endless sky
She dances with a universe in play
She lights the dark
She knows she is a spark
Even in this new world she feels safe
In the arms of the Milky Way

Orion sneezed and the fourth star fell
Shifted his sword and notched his belt
He caught her laughing
And they both smiled
They felt the spell of a lover's night

The moon, the tide
The sea of endless sky
She dances with a universe in play
She lights the dark
She knows she is a spark
Even in this new world she feels safe
In the arms of the Milky Way

Riding the spiral through light years of stars
Forever's waiting in her backyard

The moon, the tide
The sea of endless sky
She dances with a universe in play
She lights the dark
She knows she is a spark
Even in this new world she feels safe
In the arms of the Milky Way

© Powervibe Music/Singing Kiva Publishing
Track Name: Long Way Down
LONG WAY DOWN
(Laura Powers)

She was the rock we all leaned on
She was the one we couldn't do without
Somehow I thought she'd always be here
Of her love there was no doubt

I wish I could say time's made me stronger
I'd like to say I've grown somehow
But then I fall in the hole she left behind
And don't you know it's a long way down

She was the sun that made my world turn
A steady hand, a ready smile
And though I have the sweetest memories
My heart is heavy all the while

I wish I could say time's made me stronger
I'd like to say I've grown somehow
But then I fall in the hole she left behind
And don't you know it's a long way down

© Powervibe Music
Track Name: The Goddess of the Sea Mist
THE GODDESS OF THE SEA MIST
(Laura Powers/Sharon Cort)

Late at night on the ocean
Her presence felt in times of need
When dangers arise just close your eyes
She comes to you in dreams

She sings and the waters glimmer
She sighs and your sails catch wind
Steady on your course, give in to the force
A journey of wonder and bliss
Behold the goddess of the sea mist

Stars will shine ever brighter
Moonbeams now dance in the mist
A soft jasmine wind brushes your skin
Her caress, her lover's kiss

She sings and the waters glimmer
She sighs and your sails catch wind
Steady on your course, give in to the force
A journey of wonder and bliss
Behold the goddess of the sea mist

© Powervibe Music /Cortmelodies
Track Name: Belthane Fires
BELTHANE FIRES
(Laura Powers)

Oh the fire of Belthane nights
High, high the firelight
And my love I’ll meet you there
The turn of May the sweet night air

Oh, the spell the magic strewn
The lovers’ kiss beneath the moon
And I know my hearts desire
Will reflect in the Belthane fire

A circle cast a circle drawn
A blackthorn bush a willow wand

And oh, my love there is no sleep
For in this dark my eyes can see
By this night, by yon oak tree
By the fires of Belthane come to me

© Powervibe Music
Track Name: Sisters of the Wind
SISTERS OF THE WIND
(Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer)

Sweet abandon
Goddess of air
Tangled starlight
Trails from her hair
In the silence of time forgotten
Before the garden of man
Riding currents with all creation
She played out God's hand

Wings of fortune
Beckon the dawn
Cross fields of heather
They circle the moors
Somewhere over the mists of morning
Beyond the mountains of sky
They'll pass right through your dreams
With a whispering sigh

They fly graceful and bold
The four winds of heaven
Rise shining like gold
Their world knows no end
Forever sisters of the wind

And willow
Alder and ash
Groves of glory
Bow as they pass
East and west of the mystic crossroads
North and south of the sea
They'll find and guide you along
If you believe

They fly graceful and bold
The four winds of heaven
They rise shining like gold
Their world knows no end
Forever sisters of the wind

© Powervibe Music /Million Suns Music
Track Name: The Pipes of Inishmore
THE PIPES OF INISHMORE
(Laura Powers/Bob Halligan, Jr.)

There over Galway bay
Like jewels in the sea
The isle of my early years
Is calling out to me

And just for a moment
I'm on your rocky shore
With my love beside me
and I can hear the pipes of Inishmore

Twas June and the yellow blooms
Covered all the hills
A piper on the highest cliff
Made our hearts stand still

And just for a moment
I'm on your rocky shore
With my love beside me
and I can hear the pipes of Inishmore

Calling, Calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling me home

When silence of winter comes
And all is gray and brown
I close my eyes and lift my head
To hear the sweetest sound

And just for a moment
I'm on your rocky shore
With my love beside me
and I can hear the pipes of Inishmore

Just for a moment
My heart skips and soars
Forever remaining
Where I can hear the pipes of Inishmore

© Powervibe Music /Lil’ Miss Magic/WBOBMUSIC
Track Name: Sailing Home
SAILING HOME (Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer/Dennis Bryon)

© Powervibe Music /Million Suns Music/Sunningdale Music