Power of the Sea

by Tara LeAnn Eriksson

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"Power of the Sea" was written in March, 2011, and the Soul Doctors and I recorded it on Bali in January, 2014 in support of Toko Shiiki Santos' film, "Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima." (See thresholdfukushima.com .) 100% of the profits will go to support the film, and this track is part of the CD "Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima Compilation Album" (Available here on Bandcamp at thresholdfukushima.bandcamp.com .)

Big thanks to Dennis, Wil and Mamo of the Soul Doctors (www.facebook.com/thesouldoctors) and to Kyrie Miskin for contributing your wonderful musicianship to this recording!

The story of how "Power of the Sea" came into being is at thresholdfukushima.com/4/post/2013/10/power-of-the-sea-by-tara.html.

lyrics

Power of the Sea

where the water meets the land (blessed be)
walking on the fine white sand (blessed be)
sunlight sparkles on the waves (blessed be)
a perfect beach, a perfect day (blessed be)

blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
we are carried by the power of the sea

same great ocean, far away
waves came in and swept away
houses, cars and people too
they all had lives like me, like you

blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
Mother Earth still holds the power of the sea

brothers, sisters, in Japan
sending love from where I stand
now's the time for us to see
a chance for solidarity

blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
we're connected by the power of the sea

blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
we surrender to the power of the sea
blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
tears of joy and sorrow flow back to the sea
blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
Mother Earth still holds the power of the sea
blessed heart, blessed one, blessed be
we're connected by the power of the sea

(Vocal backups in Japanese, sung in counterpoint to the last eight lines above)

聞いたら聞こえてくるよ
日本の心
泣いている
聞いたら聞こえてくるよ
世界の心
泣いている
聞いたら聞こえてくるよ
日本の心
頑張っているよ
聞いたら聞こえてくるよ
世界の心
頑張っているよ
聞いたら聞こえてくるよ
世界の心
強いんだよ

kiitara kikoete kuru yo
nihon no kokoro
naite iru
kiitara kikoete kuru yo
sekai no kokoro
naite iru
kiitara kikoete kuru yo
nihon no kokoro
gambatte iru yo
kiitara kikoete kuru yo
sekai no kokoro
gambatte iru yo
kiitara kikoete kuru yo
sekai no kokoro
tsuyoin da yo

(If you listen, you will be able to hear
Japan's heart
it's crying
If you listen, you will be able to hear
the world's heart
it's crying
If you listen, you will be able to hear
Japan's heart
It's hanging in there
If you listen, you will be able to hear
the world's heart
it's hanging in there
if you listen, you will be able to hear
the world's heart
it's strong)

© 2011-2014 by Tara LeAnn Eriksson, all rights reserved

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released March 31, 2014
Tara LeAnn Eriksson, words, music, arrangement, lead and backup vocals, and mixing; Wil Hemmerle, guitar, mandolin and backup vocals; Dennis Ferrell, backup vocals; Kyrie Miskin, trombone; and Mamo, electric bass guitar. Recorded at Antida Studio in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

The beautiful art for this CD was created by Toko Shiiki Santos.

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Tara LeAnn Eriksson Cologne, Germany

Tara LeAnn has been singing all her life, and it was the discovery of singing with crystal singing bowls in 2006, and in her collaboration with Wavegarden that she finally let out her true voice and the songwriter inside. At home in many countries and languages, her current base is Cologne, Germany, where she often leads journeys into altered states with scent and sound. ... more

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