Uncovering Stones

by Vanessa Lively

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released 21 June 2011

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Vanessa Lively Austin, Texas

Vanessa Lively observes how strongly music connects people. Her music is an expression of that experience, filled with representative themes: “Community, living in solidarity with those around you. Feeling what other people’s struggles and joys are. Her latest album Uncovering Stones truly shows how she feels those connections deeply – and when you listen, you will, too. ... more

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Track Name: Digging Up Dirt
In the morning, I’m feeling alright
Open my eyes and my wings will take flight
Hear the words in the wind blows my ear
All that I’m needing and wanting to hear
All the land just looks perfect to me
Things that I’m wanting to say and to see
Close my eyes ‘cause I’m feeling okay
There is no spinning in my head today.

And I’ll be digging up dirt, uncovering stones
Follow the dirt all way down to the bone.
Ay Hey Yeah

Maybe the only thing I need to hear
Is that silence again, it’s so near
Laying hands on the ground once again
Sift my fingers through dirt and through sand
Feel the coolness of earth underneath
See the roots, the branches, the trees
I am covered in stillness again
My heart is leaping with joy from within.

And I’ll be digging up dirt, uncovering stones
Follow the dirt all way down to the bone.
Ay Hey Yeah
Track Name: Through the Veil
I hold your pipe in hand and smell your scent again.
Can you tell me now, is there a heaven?
Wherever you may roam, wherever you may fly
I will keep watching for you in the sky.

(‘cause I)
I need a sign
And I don’t know how to just get by
‘cause I need a sign.

On that day you left I could not find a way
To see through the veil to the light of day.
But I kept walking on, I’d listen for that song
And imagine you were saying “nothing’s wrong.”

(but I)
But I need a sign
And I don’t know how to just get by
‘cause I need a sign.

At night I try so hard just to fall asleep.
I imagine you are sitting there next to me
And I see the silhouette of your smiling face.
Close my eyes and let myself drift away.

Wherever you may go, wherever you may fly
I will keep watching for you in the sky.
Track Name: Estoy Volando
Estoy volando, estoy volando, estoy volando.
Estoy cantando, estoy cantando, estoy cantando.

Pero el mismo no te quiere, no te quiere, no te quiere.
Y el mismo no te quiere, no te quiere, no te quiere.

Estoy rezando, estoy rezando, estoy rezando.
Estoy llorando, estoy llorando, estoy llorando.

Pero el mismo no te quiere, no te quiere, no te quiere.
Y el mismo no te quiere, no te quiere, no te quiere.

*****TRANSLATION BELOW*****

I'm flying, I'm singing.

But the same people, they don't want you. And the same people, they don't want you.

I'm praying, I'm crying.

But the same people, they don't want you. And the same people, they don't want you.
Track Name: Men in White Hats
They march down the street, all the men in white hats
And no one can speak, not even a rat
Nobody will shoot, nobody will cry
Don’t you ask why. Don’t you ask why.

We’ve been chosen and blessed to live in this mess
Still in our heads is so much unrest
So we’ll cut them down, all the beasts in their minds
Let them lie in the street for all to see
Don’t you ask why.

They’re mommy and dad, their children well fed
They know how to work and weed in the bed
And all eyes can see that it’s meant to be
God made it this way so we can be
Just you and me raising our family
Don’t you ask why.

But what brought us here? Is it all the fear
Of what we don’t know? Of what we don’t hear?
Why are they crying? Who here is lying?
Saying God is with us, and not with them
That they are sin. Don’t you ask why?
Track Name: Honeybee
I see you smiling at me, my sister lost without a key
Come fly a little bit with me.
We’ll share our history and past, we’ll fill the time with things that last
We’ll change all tears into a laugh.

How brave and strong you would be, you crossed the waters o’er the sea
You left all things behind with me.
You went to teach the little ones, you gave them smiles in the sun.
You taught them all the right from wrong.

Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Did they leave you in a tree, Oh Honeybee?
Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Is it not her and him and me?

I see you’re chasing the moon, it came around a bit too soon
You changed your life up in the June.
And if you did agree, where would the flowers be?
We all have jobs here, don’t you see?

Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Did they leave you in a tree, Oh Honeybee?
Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Is it not her and him and me?

Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Did they leave you in a tree, Oh Honeybee?
Honeybee, Honeybee where is your family?
Is it not her and him and me?
Track Name: The Lost Boys
Today we're gone, never coming home
They came to the town scattering us around
Mama went that went, Daddy went that way
Sister went that way, hey hey.

Soldiers in the night, they put up a fight
Had us running wild, each and every child
Brother went that way, Sister went that way,
Cousins went that way, hey hey.

Now we're joining in, let the walk begin
Were did our families go? Will we ever know?
But we will walk this way, we will walk this way,
We will walk this way, hey hey.

'Cause we are the Lost Boys, we are the prisoners
And we're gonna fight for our right to this life
'Cause we are the Lost Boys, we are the prisoners
And we won't stop ‘til we're done, no we won't stop ‘til we're done
No we won't stop until we're done.

So today we're gone, never coming home
And I'll walk with you ‘til my day is done
And we will walk this way, we will walk this way,
We will walk this way, hey hey.
Track Name: Follow Your Heart
Follow Your Heart, don’t give into Fear
You never know when the time is here.
Follow Your Heart, don’t be afraid
The darkest time comes before the day.

So many walk through their days, searching for peace of mind, searching for praise.
They don’t know what to do, always looking outside, always finding a way
To stay trapped in the cycle of making excuses and avoiding the day
When they finally realize their own heart has got something to say.

Follow Your Heart, don’t give into Fear
You never know when the time is near.
Follow Your Heart, don’t you be afraid.
The darkest time comes before the day.

We all move through our lives sharing stories & tales, getting light from the well.
Then we give back by letting go of things that we hide, but are dying to tell.
As each day passes by, we move deeper within and go further inside
To a place where we find all the wisdom and truth that walks with us to guide.

Follow Your Heart, don’t give into Fear
You never know when the time is near.
Follow Your Heart, don’t you be afraid.
The darkest time comes before the day.
Track Name: Learning to Breathe
A little child, she’s listening to the sounds
And all the while, she’s forming beliefs in the world.

She’s learning to breathe again. She’s learning to see again.
She’s learning to believe again. She’s learning to be.

Years they pass, the memories stay in the back
Of fragile mind, and slowly release with time.

She’s learning to breathe again. She’s learning to see again.
She’s learning to believe again. She’s learning to be.

Open wide the throat you close
Open wide the breath you hold
Open wide the arms you fold
Open wide the heart gone cold
And believe that you are free to be
Anything, Anything.
Track Name: Princess Song
There was a princess, she would fight
She had to stay up every night and wait until nobody was around.
She'd quietly slip into the hall and whisper all the names
She'd call, hoping that her darling could be found.

A year ago she lost her boy, and with his life he took her joy.
There is no one to carry her burden now.
All alone in this world, her great fear is now unfurled.
Voices haunt her earthly wedding vow.

Oh, Oh, Oh...

Names fall from pink lips below, of flesh and blood not yet be known
But with them comes a pull to find their love.
Oh Spirit World, release her now! The voices cry so very loud,
pleading her to walk between the worlds.

In the morning, she looked around and found her feet back on the ground.
Her darling paid a visit in the night.
"My sweet love, my baby see, there was some work for you and me.
Now all is done so rest your weary eyes.”

Oh, Oh, Oh...

So in this life, if you walk alone, do not forget who calls this home.
There are angels and spirits calling names.
They drift along, they whisper things. They gently slip into our dreams.
Their love pours out, it cannot be contained.

And it grows. And it grows. Oh...
Track Name: Baile Conmigo
¿Que voy a hacer? No quiero pasar la vida sin ti mi amor.
En el día y mas en la noche nunca hay paz in mi mente ni en mi corazon.

Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo señor.
Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo señor.

Eramos tan felices con nuestras sonrisas
la vida fue simple y buena.
Los mejores amigos, mano a mano caminamos
dia a día amor.

Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo señor.
Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo amor.

Te echo de menos. Estás en mis sueños, me levanto sin ti mi amor.
Me siento sola en el mundo y quiero tenerte en mi vida amor.

Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo señor.
Baile conmigo, amor mi testigo. Baile conmigo amor.

¿Que voy a hacer? No quiero pasar la vida sin ti mi amor.
En el día y más en la noche nunca hay paz en mi mente ni en mi corazón.

Baile conmigo, quiero estarme contigo. Baile conmigo señor.
Baile conmigo, estaré contigo. Baile conmigo amor.

*****TRANSLATION BELOW*****

What am I going to do? I don't want to be in my life without you, my love.
In the day, and even more so in the night, there is never peace in my mind nor my heart.

Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.
Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.

We were so happy, always with our smiles. Life was simple and good!
Best friends, hand in hand we would walk from one day to the next, my love.

Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.
Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.

I miss you so much. You are in my dreams, but I awake without you, my love.
I feel alone in the world and I want to have you in my life, love.

Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.
Dance with me, I will be with you! Dance with me señor.

What am I going to do? I don't want to be in my life without you, my love.
In the day, and even more so in the night, there is never peace in my mind nor my heart.

Dance with me, I want to be with you. Dance with me señor.
Dance with me, I will be with you! Dance with me señor.
Track Name: Playing Games
I wanna know why my heart is playing games
And my mind, it cannot find a way
So I try to stay strong and not say a word
But all my voice wants to do is to be heard.

Ooh, Oh...

But I can’t let it out and I can’t let it go
Where is this coming from? I just want to know.
What is the problem here? What do I see is wrong?
And why do I want to run away? Is it ‘cause the road is long?

Ooh, Oh...

All I’ll cause is pain. All I’ll do is harm.
There doesn’t seem to be a reason, so don’t sound the alarm.
But my heart won’t quiet, and my mind won’t still.
Will someone understand and hold my hand?
I don’t know what I will

Do, Oh, Oh, Oh, Ooh...
Track Name: Skeletons
We all got skeletons in our closet, no one need it, no one bought it so we better tie them up.
We all have closets full of keeping them, then we begin to tailspin.
There are so many things we hide away, we don’t want nobody to see.
Got so many secrets we stuff into corners...

Oooh ooh yeah hey hey hey, Let it out! Let it out! Let it all the way out!

Some things they find a way to hide away that we don’t know how to see.
There’s so much piled up on top of it, that it just cannot break free.
Well I’m saying now’s a mighty fine time to let it all catch a breeze!
So pull it out, let it pile up, the sun will plan a release

Oooh ooh yeah hey hey hey, Let it out! Let it out! Let it all the way out! x4