Songs for the Circle of Light

by Liz Dieleman

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This collection of songs originated as a few lullabies for my young son. I began performing them at healing retreats; the response was overwhelmingly emotional. I realized they are lullabies for big people too. On one level they feel like songs from the Universal Mother, and on another it is simple and down to earth: the yearning of human hearts to be held by one another.

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released December 16, 2015

All vocals and instruments are performed by Liz Dieleman

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Track Name: The Secret Password
Child, never listen to me/ Question Authority
Or you'll never hear your own voice/ A silent whisper in your heart
Child, don't you repeat your forefather's destiny
Don't matter if it's written in the stars or in your imagination/ you still have to go your own way/ you still wake up within your own day...

I'll teach you all of my tricks, but my hand you will have to let go.
I'll give you the secret password, but what you discover inside is your own.

Child, never march to the beat/ of any but your own feet
Sometimes you're facing West, other times East/ your heartbeat will tell you
Child, please don't forget/ life's a stunt without a safety net/ but if you need a blanket, oh child come here. We all rely on the love of others (especially our mothers...)

I'll teach you all of my tricks, but my hand you will have to let go.
I'll give you the secret password, but what you discover inside is your own.

A silent whisper in your heart...your heartbeat will tell you...

I'll teach you all of my tricks, but my hand you will have to let go.
I'll give you the secret password, but what you discover inside is your own.
Track Name: Mama's Arms
Over the mountain
troubles and illness
over the ice into
mama's arms

Over rough river
white water grief
over the rainbow
to mama's arms

Go to her -
she won't turn away
any request

Through the woodland
puzzle and plaything
Valley of shadows
to mama's arms

Through big mess and
best intention
Through the fire
to mama's arms

Go to her -
she won't turn away
no matter the test
Track Name: Star Child (This Little Light)
I'm a star child
Given up to bone and clay
Star child
Garden earth is where i play

Star child
Dream by night and dance by day
Star child
This my temporary stay…

From a womb of salt and sweetened water
I'm a son, I'm daughter
I'm an angel without wings
I am 10,000 things…

Hold me.
Light is strong, but body weak
Hold me
Loving arms are all I seek
Hold me
To your body's beating breast
Hold me
Just breathe, God does the rest…

Born of love's Divine intent
I have come Heaven-sent
Born to learn how to be brave
Born to teach the soul to save….

This little light of mine - I'm gonna let it shine
This gift of Divine - I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine - I'm gonna let is shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Hide it inside myself, no I'm gonna let it shine
Hoarding all my wealth, no I'm gonna let it shine

Don't let nothing snuff it out, I'm gonna let it shine
Fear, anger hate and doubt, no I'm gonna let it shine
Track Name: Sorry About That
In an attempt to clear my soul and free some energy
I release my need to be
the right one, the smart one, the holy one
I'm sorry
please forgive me
I apologize for being a fill in the blank
please forgive me.

As soon as I was old enough to turn a page
I was handed a mighty script
a comedy
a romance
and a Hamlet ending
A sword and some poison
Either I use it or I lose my Golden Globe
please forgive me.

I'll use my sword to cut away
burned out stories of yesterday...

...and I'll use my charm because
I'm the cute one
admit it
doesn't change the fact that
I am sorry, please hear my sincerity
I see how I hurt you when I fill in the blank
Please forgive me.

This was my attempt to clear my soul and free some energy
I hope it was right for you, was wise for you, was holy for you...
Track Name: Just for You, My Love
In these days you are young
Here this song thats sung
Just for you, my love, just you.

If you don't understand the words
think of me as a bird
Who sings to you, my love, to you

These songs will never end
They're right around the bend
the eddies of your mind,
the corners of your heart
Your pulse will set the pace
You can always trace-back
to the melody, where to start

Feel the touch of my fingers
In the air my blessing lingers
'round you, my love, round you.

I'll reach out while there's a chance
Cuz soon these days are gonna pass
Over you, my love, over you.

(Chorus)

In these days you are young
In my arms you belong
Close to me, my love, close to me.
There is nectar in my breast
and a song in my chest
Just for you, my love, just you.

(Chorus)

In these days you are young
Here this song that is sung
just for you, my love, just you.

If you don't understand the words,
just think of me as a bird
who sings to you, my love, sings to you
Track Name: Hold it Down
I've got my heart turned on and
I feel you do too
It's not hard to notice
the pulsing of what's true

I hate to tell you, but I've
got to go offline
There's interference
tween me and Divine

Got to fix it gonna seek a cure -
Got to find the flower in the underworld;
Steep in oil and boil it down...
And pour over my brow.

Don't worry about me I don't
fret for you at all
You can trust a promise
When written on a wall

I've just one request, I have
Seen you do before
Please leave a light on
And don't lock up the door

I'm off to fix things, to find a cure
I know grows a flower in the underworld
If I steep it in oil and I boil it down
And pour over your brow.

Hold it down here
While I'm not around
Will you hold it down for me?

Keep your lamp light trimmed, I'll be
Coming back for you
The fire you are keeping
illuminates the moon.

While I fumble to fix shit, poking around
Falling down rabbit holes under the ground
Coming up with answers I knew from the start
When I turn on my heart.