Song lyrics

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ALBUM: Origin (2021)

Down to the River by Kamila Martel (Cracker Cats

Wait, Love by Sally Titasey

The Scoop by Sally Titasey

Deeper by Betty Supple

This Machine by Betty Supple

Come In by Sally Titasey & Beth Stupple

 

DOWN TO THE RIVER by Kamila Martel (Cracker Cats) 

 

CHORUS 1

I’m going down to the river

Sing my song

Down to the river to stay

I’m going down to the river

Sing my song

Wash all my cares away

 

VERSE 1

I’ve got a fierce rage

That’s plagued me for days

Wash all my cares away

I’ve got a heat so great

I’ve been weak for days

Wash all my cares away

 

CHORUS 2

 

VERSE 2

I’ve got a deep pain

Where the darkness stays

Wash all my cares away

Until the dim rays

They all chill and fade

Wash all my cares away

 

CHORUS 3

 

OUTRO

I’m gonna wash all my cares away

I’m gonna wash all my cares away

I’m going down to the river

Sing my song

Wash all my cares away.

WAIT LOVE by Sally Titasey      

 

VERSE 1

Hands folding.

She is holding the crown

As the bottom falls out of a

Life waiting

To be carried home.

For the love to be shown, but she’s

Left wanting

To have and to hold

She’s oppressed and controlled

But she stands firmly

Because she knows

There’s nowhere else to go.

 

And don’t you…

 

CHORUS 1

Wait love, wait love

Wait for me, wait for me

Don’t you

Wait love, wait love

Wait for me, wait for me

 

VERSE 2

The power of the love she holds within the hate

It’s got the power to kill, the power to create

And one act one instant could seal a fate

A decision she did or did not make

A message from the deep a visceral call

A meaning conveyed with no words at all

No thoughts only shadows looming tall

Moving through the body pushing up against the walls of

Flesh and skin and muscle and bone

A sense of moving through an ocean alone

A darkness so profound

A wire tightly wound

In the absence of sound
We claw for solid ground

We’re moving up and up and up

Til we break the surface 

Til the morning sun shines on us again

 

Don’t you….

 

CHORUS 2

 

BRIDGE
She’s flying like a butterfly to the island

She’s flying in the eye of the storm over the ocean

She’s flying like a butterfly to the island

She’s flying in the eye of the storm over the ocean

 

We’re moving up and up and up

Til we break the surface

Til the morning sun shines on us again

 

Don’t you …

 

CHORUS 3 (last one! slows down)

Wait love, wait love

Wait for me, wait for me

Don’t you

Wait love, wait love

Wait for me, please wait….

 

THE SCOOP by Sally T

 

VERSE 1
Who you been talking to, my love

Who’s got your back? Who’s got your front? Who’s by your side

I think I’m under an invisible attack, my love

But then again it could be all in my mind

And we been walkin’ around just a same ol’ samin’

And it pains me to think you’ve been campaigning

Against the things I do

Or maybe I did that to you

Word gets back like a homing pigeon

And no one wants to go around burning bridges
But as far as I can tell 

There’s always somebody talking ‘bout somebody else 

And …

 

CHORUS 1

Tell me, baby,  what the truth is lately

Oooh oooh oooh 
Squeeze me some juice

Hey ey and
Tell me, baby
Who else is crazy

Oooh oh oh oooh

Dish me a  scoop

 

VERSE 2

I haven’t seen you in so long

Oh but your sadness sticky seeps out the cracks

The gap grows wider every day

But it seems as though there’s no turning back

Now I’m a aching to know if I’m something to ya

Try to mind my business but tell me do ya 

Have anything to say

I wish you’d throw something my way

I could ask you to care or I could sit here and wait

For the day you decide to participate

But I can’t wait that long

I think it’s safe to say my assumptions were wrong

And …

 

CHORUS 2

 

BRIDGE 

Time’s sneaking by

And the echoes

Of these secrets we try to hide
Now the dream that once inspired

Is now a nightmare

Inside your mind

So come on and ….

 

CHORUS 3 

 

DEEPER by Betty Supple

 

VERSE 1

Pick your dirty deeds up off the floor

We don’t wanna pretend with you anymore
Ground into mother, feel intuit so we don’t

hurt her body just to make it through

 

CHORUS 1

River bleeds deeper than me

Carry her water out to see

Valley digs deeper than you
Deeper than paycheck we hold on to

River bleeds deeper than me

Carry her water out to see

Valley digs deeper than you
Deeper than paycheck we hold on to

 

VERSE 2

Making noise, making noise
Listen, listen.
Birth breath completely
Deep and subtle rhythm, rhythm.

With all decisions that we make
Coming generations raise the stake

 

CHORUS 2

 

VERSE 2

Look at that baby child, worry for her livin’

What will her grandchild have left to be given

What if her great grandchild gets born in to

A life that’s been damned by dirty deeds we do

 

CHORUS 3

 

THIS MACHINE by Betty Supple

 

VERSE 1

How long can us people 

Keep kicking the wall?

What is it made of?

What is it standing for?

For what will it give up?

When will it fall?

 

CHORUS 1

This machine is broken

We’re just moving through the motions

But you can’t tell the ocean 

When it’s time to come in

And it’s coming in.

 

VERSE 2

We’ve practiced so much patience

Signed petitions, prayers sent

Sentient beings sensing the freeing

Of breaking cage open

Smashing the state of affairs

Til it’s fair cos it’s not fair

It’s not loving, it’s not sane

It’s not sane, it’s not just

Perhaps we must, must we

Muster the strength of

The weight of the ocean

Flow of the river

Song of the singer in you

In you

In you

 

CHORUS 2

 

COME IN by Betty Supple & Sally Titasey

 

CHORUS 1

Come in, come in child

You are being called

Lay down your burden

You don’t have to bear it all

Come in, come in child

Come in and be small

The gate is wide open 

And the writing’s on the wall

 

VERSE 1

We have one big choice

We are leaning towards survival

(Don’t kill us all)

It’ll feel so good to heed this call

(Don’t kill us all)

Bring down your house, Bring it down

We can’t wait for you to find ground

Now stand down, stand down.

 

PRECHORUS 1

For your grandchildren

(Stand down)

For their children, too

(Stand down)

For indigenous rights

(Stand down)

We’re looking to you

(Stand down)

Still colonizing

(Stand down)

And it’s a crime

(Stand down)

How many more years?

(Stand down)

No more racist genocide

(Stand down)

 

CHORUS 2

 

VERSE 2

What does it mean to you to be human?

Tell the truth to yourself and see the things that you’re doing.

It’s big! You’re making history!

Putting industry before human equality.

Again! My friend, it’s time to change the story,

To admit power and money will never equal glory

There’s no glory that comes from taking a stand

Against an ancient people trying to protect the land.

 

PRECHORUS 2

For the babies

(Stand down)

For your mother

(Stand down)

For survival

(Stand down)

For freedom

(Stand down)

We’re looking at you

(Stand down)

We can help just

(Stand down)

RCMP

(Stand down)

John Horgan, white man,

(Stand down)

 

CHORUS

 

BRIDGE

There’s hope. You have a heart.

Be brave. Set yourself apart.

You’re strong. Let go.

You feel it. You know.

You hear us. You know it’s true.

Everyone’s watching, waiting for you.

Breathe deep. Come ‘round.

Step up. Stand down. 

 

CHORUS (outro)

Come in, come in child

You are being called.

Lay down your weapons ……