Mairéad



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We Rise
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Here crystal clear above the night
The dark has washed away
leaving only the light
We’ve come from our shelters,
we’ve come from our homes
We’ve come from our structures
of silver and gold
But now we rise
Verse
Take, take nothing
now you can leave it behind
Because here, here in this now we rise
We Rise
Verse
We’ve broken our hearts
and we’ve broken our bones
We’ve given our essence
to bottomless goals
but now we rise
Chorus

Forgiveness
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Given one moment to change the day
Given one second to walk away
Chorus
Would you choose what you chose at the time
Would you drink from the cup that was thine
Given the chance
Verse
Given one piece of wisdom
to fill your mind
and with this one piece of wisdom
your treasure you’ll find
Chorus & Verse
Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Outro
Give me your heart, give me your love
and i will give you mine,
Give me your peace, give me your choice,
We’ll live another time

Just One Second
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Can you see what i see,
can you hear what i hear,
Are the mountains crumbling
into your ears when i speak?
Can you hold what
i hold can yo feel what i feel,
Is the picture around us
as real to you as to me?
Chorus
And for just one second i am asking you
to see if you could stand in my shoes
And for just one moment i am begging you
to consider the place I’m in, can you?
Verse
Can you taste what i taste,
can you smell what i smell,
Is your vision of heaven
my vision of heaven as well?
Do you hope what i hope,
do you dream what i dream,
Is your fix on reality
a place that i can fit in?
Chorus & Bridge
Can you hear my soul through all this noise
as it reaches out to touch your core?
Can you feel the truth through all these lies
of human frailty and disguise?
Can you walk away in your own head
pretending i don’t exist instead of
Facing up to who we are
and ending now this silent war.
Chorus
For just one second…
Can you see what i see
can you hear what i hear,
Are the mountains crumbing
into your ears when i speak?

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Human Trap
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Every day it is a new day with a new idea
always floating through my mind,
what will I find?
Putting one foot in front of the other,
seems to be the right kind of strategy
to play to get me on my way now
But it’s not so easy
when your head is spinning like a whirlpool
churning over all your crap
and i just can’t adapt to this world sometimes
because I’m feeling lonely
and like I don’t belong
and I find myself falling deeper into
the human trap
Chorus:
Verse

Come back to the place where you belong
cos this is not the place that you were born
it’s not your home so come inside.
In here you can be naked, protected,
elevated, be free in here
you’ll see that you’re not designed
for bills and pains and works
and reigns of fear
it’s not why you came here.
So I’m begging you to listen
to remember who you are
and don’t go too far into
the human trap.
Chorus
Bridge:

Hear the voices calling from
the human trap

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Run Away
words & music by Mairéad
Chorus
Run, running, run, running, run, run away
Verse

It’s part of my thinking that the blood
you are drinking is bleeding my soul, making me cold
I Thought I was giving the love you were needing
but I come to find out that my drugs have run out
Verse
There’s no point in protecting, someone’s projection
of their weakness on you enabling their truth
Which is twisted with fear sparks fly when you’re near
so it’s time to jump ship ’til you’re clear what’s your shit
I thought that I could give you all the love that
you needed to heal your soul
But how could I know that I was not
big enough to heal all that you keep lost
Chorus & Verse
And don’t you know that this could be
the time that you leave all the blame behind
If you could just step out and see the tangled mire
You’d see your clear way out
Chorus

All This Time
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Descend your mind,
elevate your time,
it’s not going to be easy getting by
And All this time,
you wished you knew the answer,
Make it a time,
where the answer doesn’t matter
Verse
We bleed once more
even though it hurts to go there,
Cos we’re still trying to get over the last time
And all this time you wished you know the answer,
Make it a time, where the answer doesn’t matter
Verse
And now we are here looking for a sign to point us.
Show us anywhere to go now, where it won’t hurt
And all this time you wished you know the answer,
Make it a time, where the answer doesn’t matt

For Love
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Last day of the last year becomes the first day
of the new you
Becomes the new place for you to root and grow
Look out and look in, remember what hurt most
cherish this cos it’s this that made you strong
And who knows where you’re going after this, who cares,
who really sees it all come clear
We can whether knowing it or not, it’s what we’ve got
Chorus
And like a bird you speak your wings, reaching out
you let it sing
Giving up you bring your voice to the chorus
Verse
So now can you see what it’s all for the reason you walked
back through that door
Not for pain, not for fear but for love
You came and you chose and you can choose again
and who knows maybe this time the veil will fall away
And who know where you’re going after this, who cares,
who really sees it all come clear
We can whether know it or not
it’s what we’ve got
Chorus

Burn
words & music by Mairéad
Strong women come out of the shadows,
we have never needed you more,
Strong women come out of the shadows
and break down the self serving door

Chorus : Burn For Love
Verse

Bun all the toxins, burn all the pain,
burn up the rules, burn through the rage.
Burn down the bullshit, burn up the lies,
burn through the rules, question their ties
Chorus & Verse
Break down the life, break up the pieces,
examine them right, dissect the species,
Break up the barriers, break down the truth
break through the boundaries that
squander our youth
Chorus & Verse
Break on the rocks from an ocean of tears,
break past the judgment
that entangles our fears
Break for the border that doesn’t exist
Break through to clarity, unveil the mist
Burn past the mysteries revealing disguise,
burn till the sadness evolves to the prize
Burn down the Tree to ignite a new
life, burn oil the burn deliver divine.
Chorus & Bridge
Strong women come out of the shadows,
we have never needed you more,
Strong women come out of the shadows
and break down the self serving door

Outro
I want to fill you up with love, I want oil you up with light,
I want to crack your heart wide open and feel the burning flame inside
Fill you up with love, fill you up with life
Crack you heart wide open and feel the burning rage inside
Inside and Burn for love, burn for love
I will open up to you and if you open up to me,
together we will merge as one, renew alchemically.

Love Is The Answer
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
Love Is the answer that ties up all the questions for the reasons that we break down
And why can't the answers always be that simple when we know what we know now
Chorus
Let me tell you that the reason don't cut it simple
When the world feels full of people, people that hate people
And I can't stand it anymore, I can't stand it. I can't stand it
Verse
Where are the leaders, the leaders we've been promised
who will lead us out from the cold?
And where ore the teachers, the teachers that can teach us how we can break
this mold-so we can build it again
Chorus & Bridge
I can't stand it anymore
Chorus
Let me tell you that the reason don't cut it simple
When the world IS full of people, people who need people
we can change it if we want, we can change it, we can change it.
Verse
Love is the answer that ties up all the questions for the reasons we break down

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Load, Aim, Fire
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
How many times does the world need to turn,
how many lessons must we relive to learn,
the same thing over and over again.
And how many heads have to bang on the wall,
how many times must we suffer
and fall before we realize
there’s a way out of it all.
And how many tears have to fall…
Verse
How many battles
have to be fought hard and won
How many children must be handed a gun
before it dawns on us that
they are not coming home.
And how many tears have to fall,
how many tears
Bridge
How many women tied up
and burned at the stake,
How many lovers scorned
and then buried and stoned,
How many judges in judgment
to judge what you do,
How many moralists
to moralize that their ways the truth?

It’s just one small command from the top
and this business of war just won’t stop
It is just one small command from the top
and this business of war just won’t stop

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Wouldn’t You Know My Name
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
You’ve seen the light,
you’ve heard the call
Yet you walk into another wall
and it breaks you down
And there’s all the words
you want to speak
But it’s you that stays so scared
and weak and you don’t know how
Chorus
But wouldn’t you know my name?
Wouldn’t you call it out?
Wouldn’t it be the same for you?

Verse
The moon it shines, the wind it blows
The sun it opens up the rose
but I can’t breathe
As all of life’s fine mysteries
keep sweeping out in front of me,
I can’t be
Chorus & Verse
So i listen for your sound tonight
and pray I’m not alone
And I give to you all that I can’t fight
Cos i know you’ll take me home

Chorus

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Long Way Home
words & music by Mairéad
Verse
And I thought that I had walked the path of justice
and I felt that I had walked the path of love
And now all i find is that i’m alone in myself
and nothing has transcended this truth
Spiritual warriors are traveling all around,
proclaiming that they’ve found the way
But in their presence my presence feels helpless and alone
and I know it’s a long way home, it’s long way home
Verse
So I open up my heart to all the lessons
and I pray that i get past just one each day
But sometimes the teaching is more than I can take
and I fall back on my old worn ways
And the guilt and the shame creep in on all
my good intents; the heaviness weights this weary soul
And in this presence, my presence feels helpless and alone
and I know it’s a long way home, it’s a long way home
Bridge
Home, home to the peace, the quiet
stillness that lives in the trees
Home, home to the place
where my should expands into infinite space
Verse
Well I believe in the perfection of existence
and I know that there’s a plan for every plane
so I surrender my path t pain persistence
knowing so many revelations come that way
And I’ve given all the parts I can to be burned
and purified and yet still
I find there’s more pent up inside
So I let go of controlling the plan for me this time
and am embracing the long way home.
this long way home

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