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Legends of the Goddess

by Laura Powers

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Laura invites you to explore a collection of songs that are richly textured with Celtic instrumentation, layered vocal harmonies and that draw from the imagery and legends of the ancient Celtic goddess. Combining folk, pop, and classical elements you're invited to experience the musical journey and be transported to another place and time. Reach through the portal of time with a mystical experience at Stonehenge (Circle of Stone), fly on the raven's wing as Morrighan prepares to meet her destiny (Morrighan's Quest) and journey to the quiet place "in-between my thoughts and my dreams" (My Avalon) that so many of us seek.

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released May 19, 1998

Legends of the Goddess
Produced by Steve Keller, Mixed by Randy Poole
Programming and Synthesizers: Steve Keller
Nylon & steel string guitars: Chris Pelcer
Tin whistle, Irish flute & Uillean pipes: Hunter Lee
Accordian: Chris Nole
Violin & Mandolin: Jonathan Yudkin
Additional percussion on "Quest": Michael Radovsky
Additional Keyboards: Chris Nole, David Lloyd & Chris Pelcer
Lead & backing vocals: Laura Powers

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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: Winter of Dreams
WINTER OF DREAMS
(Chris Pelcer/Laura Powers)

I see your face in fields of snow
Hear your voice in winds that blow
You've left me with this memory
That's haunting my winter of dreams

In my dreams we still return
To summer fields where our love burned
In clover green where we once lay
Those were, my love, the brightest days

So like the wildflowers neath the ice
My heart is still, cold and quiet
As Winter awaits the kiss of Spring
I long for warmth your touch would bring

But now the chill is in my bones
Like when you said you had to go
You took the love you gave to me
And left this long winter of dreams

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Track Name: I Surrender All
I SURRENDER ALL
(Chris Pelcer/L. Powers)

True love conquers
Temptation haunts the heart denied
Timeless, ageless
Throught the mist I see your eyes

No matter how I try
I'm drawn in by the tide

Sun and moon, earth and sky
I hold in my power
For you, my love, defenses fall
And I surrender all

All my senses
And resistance come undone
Thunder and lightening
Surround me as I run

Through the fields of fire
I give in to desire

Sun and moon, earth and sky
I hold in my power
For you, my love, defenses fall
And I surrender all

All of the heavens have conspired
To bring us together for all time

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Track Name: Circle of Stone
CIRCLE OF STONE
(Laura Powers/David Lloyd)

Wind across Salisbury Plain
Ancient stones stand in the rain
Silhouettes against the stormy night
I walk in a counter spiral
Outside of this sunless dial
Waiting, hoping, watching for a sign

I see shadows form and disappear
In shades of grey
The flicker of a thousand lights
Voices are calling from another time and place
The name that echos here is mine

Circle of stone
I step inside
Falling through the window of time
Oh, Circle of stone
Circle of stone
Starts to spin
No beginning and no end
Oh, Circle of stone

As I turn the storm above me rolls away
To reveal a dome of stars
The milky way seems to wink at me as if to say
We know exactly where you are

Circle of stone
Turns inside
Falling through the window of time
Oh, Circle of stone
Circle of stone
Forever spins
No beginning and no end
Oh, Circle of stone

Rising to the highest plane
Nothing's left undone
In the universal plan
All things are one

Circle of stone
Turns inside
I reach back through the window of time
Oh, Circle of stone
Circle of stone
Forever spins
No beginning and no end
Oh, Circle of stone

Wind across Salisbury Plain
Ancient stones stand in the rain
Silhouettes against the stormy sky
I walk in a clockwise spiral
Step out of this sunless dial, back into the darkness of the night

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Track Name: Samhain Madrigal
SAMHAIM MADRIGAL
(Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer)

A time of change a time of endless night
The sea grows dark, swallowing the light
I walk alone high above the shore
I count the days till you sail home once more

A time of prayer no matter where you are
You'll find my love will guide you like the stars
I'll be with you to keep you from the cold
No greater love could watch over your soul

And I long for how I long for
The sweetness we have known
And I long for how I long for
The wind that brings you home

The crescent moon lays still against the sky
A veil of mist plays tricks upon my eyes
Your ship appears like whispers in the wind
My heart awaits the passing of Samhain

How I long for how I long for
The sweetness that we have known
How I long for how I long for
The wind that brings you home

A time of prayer no matter where you are
You'll find my love will guide you like the stars
I'll be with you to keep you from the cold
No greater love could watch over your soul

A time of change a time of endless night
The sea grows dark, swallowing the light
I walk alone high above the shore
I count the days till you sail home once more

Your ship appears like whispers in the wind
My heart awaits the passing of Samhain

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Track Name: Morrighan's Quest
MORRIGHAN'S QUEST
(Laura Powers/Chris Nole)


She flies by the light of the hunter moon
Onward for the prophecy to come true
Soaring above the trees
Swift as an arrow speeds

She hears the pounding of the drums
They call her for the battle to be won
She must arrive by dawn
For her to lead them on

Black raven queen of night
She brings her strength and might
For victory

Long ago in her ancient crystal cave
She learned of the warriors she would save
Her quest and destiny
To set her people free

Black raven queen of night
She brings her strength and might
For victory

Black raven queen of night
She brings her strength and might
For victory
Black raven queen of night
The hour has arrived
For victory

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Track Name: The Hunt is Sweetest
THE HUNT IS SWEETEST
(Laura Powers)

You're fair game in the moonlight
Your scent is floating through the air
You're fair game in the moonlight
And I can tell that you're near

The deepest woods cannot hide you
The silver light will soon find you

The hunt is sweetest
When my prize
When my prize
When my prize is you

You're fair game in the moonlight
I wait and watch by this tall tree
You're fair game in the moonlight
However you run you'll come back to me

Waiting here in the dark, my love
My heart beats like a captive dove

The hunt is sweetest
When my prize
When my prize
When my prize is you

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Track Name: Tir Na Nóg
TIR NA NÓG
LAND OF THE EVER YOUNG
(Laura Powers/Chris Pelcer)

As I look out
Upon your hillside
I can see beyond the veil
Stories left in stone
Some forever unknown

Tir na nóg
A treasure for all time
Jewel of green
Beneath the northern sky
Ancient as the sun
Land of the ever young

I walk your shores
I feel your spirit
Rise and fall
With the changing tide
It's here my heart remains
On the wind that carries your name

Tir na nóg
A treasure for all time
Jewel of green
Beneath the northern sky
Ancient as the sun
Land of the ever young

Hear her calling
Lady of the well
Healing waters
Cast her spell

Tir na nóg
A treasure for all time
Jewel of green
Beneath the northern sky
Ancient as the sun
Land of the ever young

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Track Name: The Goddess of the Hunter Moon
THE GODDESS OF THE HUNTER MOON
(Laura Powers/David Lloyd)

The winter was long, the frost was severe
No game had been brought down
In this famine year
The ground is still frozen the fields still lay bare
New growth in the woods was stunted and spare

So they gathered together, together they prayed
A meal would be brought forth on this holy day
Invoking her name to deliver them soon
The Goddess of the Hunter Moon

They built a great fire reaching up to the sky
And watched the full moon take command of the night
Into the clearing came a buck and a boar
As if offering themselves in silent accord

The people rejoiced at the bountiful feast
In awe of the great power of the unseen
They gave thanks and praised her
for seeing them through
The goddess of the hunter moon

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Track Name: My Avalon
MY AVALON
(Laura Powers/Chris Nole)

There's a place in-between
My thoughts and my dreams
That touches me deeply
Light, shadows and beams
In shades of blue and green
And I'm lost completely

It's been a part of me always
I've known this forever

Where the sky meets the ocean
Through the mist there, just beyond
It's the haven I long for
My Avalon

There's a song from inside
That pulls like the tide
When I'm here alone
From another time and place
A melody of grace
Is calling me home

And I'm filled with the sweet sound
I close my eyes and I follow

Where the sky meets the ocean
Through the mist there, just beyond
It's the haven I long for
My Avalon

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Track Name: Song of One
SONG OF ONE
(Laura Powers)

I know not where my heart will lead me
I only know I have begun
A journey to embrace all people
And we shall sing the song of one

The world is weary from the struggle
Her children crying to be free
Have we not seen enough of fighting
To fly high on the wings of peace

Someday we will stand together
Our hearts clear our voices strong
Through the long dark night that passes
We shall sing the song of one

I believe that day is coming
And we shall sing the song of one

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