Hollow Bone

by Ayla Nereo

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about

To be a Hollow Bone, is to receive whatever the creative muses want to pour through us, and to give it as it is given...


Additional Ayla Nereo albums at www.aylanereo.bandcamp.com

credits

released 24 March 2014

Vocals, instrumentation, and arrangement by Ayla Nereo
Beats and additional production by The Polish Ambassador
Also featuring SaQi on "From the Ground Up"

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Track Name: Eastern Sun
Eastern sun, melt the cold from my bones
Curtain rise, take the darkness from my eyes
Breathing in, pulling life into my lungs
As a child, I am born
again...
Track Name: Life Bound Friend
My little life-bound friend what can I speak
Your mind is tied in gravity as deep as the ocean
My little life-bound friend, what can I say
There's so much more, there's
So much more…

My little life-bound friend, where have you gone?
And who set you down? And do you remember from where you were born?
This little life-bound body that you keep
was never yours, was never yours…

This little life-bound speaking way of speech
but can you tell me, can you tell me what you dream about…
My little life-bound friend, what can I say?
There's so much more, there's so much more,
so much more...
Track Name: Bonteka
"We do not need to know each other's language to understand one another"
Track Name: Let It In
Ought to be a 'way from the thinkin' -- it won't stop till I let it all in...

Can you let it in?

This moon told me as I woke from walking asleep,
Below one midnight she said, your
Feet are heavy your feet stand deep
Deeper than you know, farther than you go…
This wild mother she told me one morning bright,
Child you've got to run on my back
Farther than you've ever gone before, deeper than you've ever known before
Run right through your edges, right to the edges, right to the edge of your edge
Jump off that cliff, dive in below, jump off that cliff
Can you let it in…

Hey my brothers and sisters, this is we connected at the roots
The roots that grew us, the roots that grew us, the roots that
Grew these trees, that lit these lights, that lit these lights, that lit these lights…
So if you want the stars to hear you
If you want the stars to hear your soul, you got to
Go as the stars go, let all your life show, corners uncover, unshadow the unknown
Pieces, forgotten names, places we came from, life we were born
When speech was for meaning the thing we spoke
To feed this story whose pages we wove
And are woven into...

However it shows itself, however you find yourself
Every moment, every piece of you, I'll take it all, I want it
All of it All it
Sound it loud, beam it out!
There's no more time to hold back
My brothers and sisters
No more time to hold back
There's no sense in holdin' it back -- now, we're all
Beaming light, all beaming' light, all beamin' light…

Can you let it in? ALL?
Track Name: Show Yourself
I, I, I
re-re-re
lee-ee-ease
you-oo-ooh

I, I, I
re-re-re
cee-ee-eive
you-oo-ooh

You can call her back back back back, back to you
Ika tai tai tai tai bai bai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai

A new life is birthing
I peek out from patterns
eyes peel back the lanterns
this surf is a swift one
It's a delicate thrashing
this undertow daunting
the task is at hand
and not a moment too soon

When doubled and breaking
all wide-eyed and crazy,
you'll whisper sweet something's
to the one you are saving
your mirror and likeness
your servant and highness
the Earth in one being
your body, the Queen

I do not show this skin for you
I show myself to know myself
I show it for the Earth from which I came
my prayer is for you to do the same

I, I, I
re-re-re
lee-ee-ease
you-oo-ooh

I, I, I
re-re-re
cee-ee-eive
you-oo-ooh

You can call her back back back back, back to you
Ika tai tai tai tai bai bai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai

It will take all we've got
it will spread it like comfort
will out all the insides
and doubt all the corners
and when doubled and breaking
all wide-eyed and crazy
you'll whisper sweet something's
to the one you are saving
your mirror and likeness
your servant and highness
the Earth in one being
your body, the Queen

I do not show this skin for you
I show myself to know myself
I show it for the Earth from which I came
my prayer is for you to do the same
Track Name: From the Ground Up
As a wave across the land we are movin', movin'…
This ain't no phase, the change these bodies make, and the way they are
Facing forward, shoulder to the stone, telling of movin' it
It takes one step, it takes your voice, singin
"I am not hearing if you are not naming it
I am not stopping if you are not changing it
Here are my hands let's see what they're makin..."

~ CHORUS ~
In the morning, in the rise up, there's a bridge from all that's been
In the dawning, the vines are pushing through the pavement
We were born of burning hearts
We are tearing off the reigns
From the ground up we will build it
From the clouds above we'll rain it
From the crowd up we will raise it
From the ground up...

You hold the spade to turn new soil
For the coming grace, you hold the plans
And no hands but our hands will lead our children
And all that will feed you is a fierce prayer, is a fierce prayer, singin
"I am not hearing if you are not saying it
I am not stopping if you are not changing it
Here are my hands let's see what they're makin.."

CHORUS

In this life we see so many things and
Sometimes our hearts may start to bleed a bit
But I choose this life I'm gonna lead and
I must give my hands
to make it

CHORUS
Track Name: Through The Cracks
She calls out, "I love you!" I can hear it through the cracks
Of these doors, of these walls, as it echoes, bounces back
It pries my heart open, as the joy does for the children
For the humble hidden deep within this skin, pouring out,
Pouring in, pouring out, pouring in, pouring out, pouring in…

I am driver to the wheel, I am steady, I am swerving
I am blind, running quickly, I am echo to the sapling
She calls out to love, "I can hear you through the cracks!"
And the door to be opened, with a turn-key, with a sighing,
As slivers fall in splinters, with a rainfall, as a cry
She call's out to love, "There's an echo I am following,
I am backwards and evolving
Concave and expanding
A whistle to the train
And the tracks separating
I am bone-bent and wavering
Roots deep and unswaying"
Half her voice bounces back, and the rest escapes
Through the cracks…
Track Name: Rainfalling Throat (Sound Behind What's Heard)
Will I know, gotcha 'fore you go
Will I know, grab a tighter hold
Will I know, loosen up the coil
Will I know, let it all unfold
Will I know, be before I grow
Will I know, talkin' of what's told
Will I know, freeing up what's sold
Will I know, braving up what's bold

Will I know, lighting up the home
Will I know, nothing as alone
Will I know, peace behind the storm
Will I know, every piece unturned
Will I know, space behind the word
Will I know, sound behind what's heard...
Track Name: Oh Love
Oh love! Tearin' me apart from the inside out so I can see myself from the inside…
Oh love! Tearin' me apart from the inside out so I can see myself from the inside…
Oh love! Tearin' you apart from the inside out so you can see yourself from the inside…
Oh love! Tearin' us apart from the inside out so we can see ourselves from the inside…

And might be causing pain
And might be coming home
And might be saying
This is all you asked for
Track Name: By Night
In the darkness of no-thing and no-where
Not knowing which way or how to get there
We let loose the wild murmur of our hearts
Before the mind has time to catch us and hold us still
For sometimes we must fall
Simply to know which direction we are going
And then, in knowing, take hold
The wheel is yours
And there, the morning star
Singing your name...