Monday, April 09, 2007

THE EARTH IS A WITCH

I've had this Song as a draft for some time wondering when to post it...
This is a song by a band called "Rumor of the Big Wave" out of Seattle or Portland or something, released in the early 90's, and at the risk of sounding like an 8th Grader, it sounds really cool.
In light of Global Warming and other environmental concerns its fairly relevant.
I believe I suggested this for the Red Dirt Girls Ipod thing...
I used the list of Goddesses in the post 'Wicked Witch of the West"...
The list of Goddesses is used to great effect as a chant in this song called...

BURNING TIMES
In the cool of the evening, they used to gather
'Neath the stars in the meadow circling an old oak tree
At the times appointed by the seasons
Of the earth and the phases of the moon
In the center, stood a woman
Equal with the others and respected for her worth
One of the many we call the witches
The healers and the teachers of the wisdom of the earth

And the people grew through the knowledge she gave them
Herbs to heal their bodies, spells to make their spirits whole
Can't you hear them chanting healing incantations
Calling forth the wise ones, celebrating in dance and song

Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innana (3x)

There were those who came to power, through domination
And they were bonded in their worship of a dead man on a cross
They sought control of the common people
By demanding allegiance to the church of Rome
And the Pope declared an inquisition
It was a war against the women, whose power they feared
In the holocaust against the nature people
Nine million European women died

And the tale is told of those, who by the hundreds
Holding together chose their death in the sea
While chanting the praises of the Mother Goddess
A refusal of betrayal, women were dying to be free

{Refrain}

Now the Earth is a witch, and the men still burn her
Stripping her down with mining, and the poisons of their wars
Still to us the Earth is a healer, a teacher, a mother
The weaver of a web of life that keeps us all alive
She gives us the vision to see through the chaos
She gives us the courage, it is our will to survive

2 comments:

red-dirt-girl said...

By the Way - It's a GREAT SONG!! and thank you for all your fine additions to 'THE LIST'on the iPod thingy.......

I heard a rumor regarding the Oyster Band recently....apparently YouTube does not have a video of sufficient quality to post.....but I could be proven wrong on this one.....

rdg!

Old Lady said...

Reminds me, I have a friend whose mother is living in Washington, close to the coast, awaiting "The Big Shift" which is emminent!