Album

Grateful

Grateful

Genre : The album is beautifully arranged and produced by composer/keyboard-player Nick Magnus, best known for his work on 12 albums with ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett) with some additional wonderful playing from top session guitarist Dzal Martin. Shirlie is well-known for the healing quality of her voice, and this new cd has already evoked further comparisons to Enya and also Karen Carpenter from delighted listeners.
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  1. Share The Journey With Me
  2. Heavenly Healing
  3. I Choose Life
  4. Wherever Spirit Takes Me
  5. I Am The Way
  6. Ra Maat Ka
  7. He Brings Me Peace
  8. Grateful
  9. Inspire Me
  10. When You’re Far Away
  11. Wizard of the Will
  12. Bloom Again

Song Lyrics

SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH ME

I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU ALONG THE WAY
BUT I KNOW I CAN’T TURN BACK
‘COS I’VE TAKEN A STEP ON A MYSTERY TOUR
AND I’M FINALLY RIGHT ON TRACK
OH I’VE BEEN TRAVELLING, MOVING ON
CHANGING TO THE VERY CORE
AND I’M WALKING ALONG A PATH OF LIGHT
THAT’S GONNA LEAD ME FROM MY DOOR

SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH ME – LOVE IS OUR DESTINY
LET YOUR HEART OPEN WIDE – WALK WITH JOY AT YOUR SIDE
STEP ON INTO THE LIGHT – HOLD THE TRUTH IN YOUR SIGHT
LOVE IS OUR DESTINY – SO SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH ME

IF ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR
THEN WHY CAN’T WE CHOOSE LOVE?
THERE’S A PART OF ME IN A PART OF YOU
THE EAGLE AND THE DOVE
OH I’VE BEEN SEARCHING, REACHING OUT
LETTING THE THREAD UNWIND
SO TAKE MY HAND AND STEP BY STEP
WE’LL LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND

SHARE THE JOURNEY ETC.

COS WE CAN RAISE OUR VOICES – TOGETHER
ABOVE THE SOUND OF WAR
PURE LOVE’S OUR STRONGEST WEAPON
SO WE NEED TO USE IT MORE
AND WE CAN ALL BAND – TOGETHER
IN UNIVERSAL SONG
BEATING OUT THE SOUND OF PEACE
WE’LL DANCE THE WHOLE NIGHT LONG

SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH ME – LOVE IS OUR DESTINY
LET YOUR HEART OPEN WIDE – WALK WITH JOY AT YOUR SIDE
STEP ON INTO THE LIGHT – HOLD THE TRUTH IN YOUR SIGHT
LOVE IS OUR DESTINY – SO SHARE THE JOURNEY WITH ME

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

HEAVENLY HEALING

CLOSE YOUR EYES, LET THE WORLD SLIP AWAY
TAKE A DEEP BREATH FROM THE CARES OF TODAY
AND DIE TO THE SADNESS, THE PAIN AND THE FEAR
TO THE PERSON YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE YEAR AFTER YEAR…

WE ALL NEED HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE LOVE
HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
PEACE ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

DON’T YOU KNOW, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE
THERE IS HELP ALL ROUND YOU, JUST ASK TO BE SHOWN
HELD SAFE IN THE SILENCE, THE STILLNESS WITHIN
BREATHE IN THE LOVE AS THE BLESSINGS BEGIN

WE ALL NEED HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE LOVE
HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
PEACE ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

AS LIFE SPINS FASTER WE NEED TO SLOW DOWN
PUT OUR FAITH IN SPIRIT AND OUR FEET ON THE GROUND
HEAL EVERY HURT WITH A RAINBOW KISS
PERFECT BEING, AND PERFECT BLISS

WE ALL NEED HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
OPEN YOUR HEART TO THE LOVE
HEAVENLY, HEAVENLY HEALING
PEACE ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

I CHOOSE LIFE

I CHOOSE LOVE AND I CHOOSE LIVING
I CHOOSE FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVING
I CHOOSE HOPE, I CHOOSE TRUST, I CHOOSE LIFE (I CHOOSE LIFE!)I CHOOSE LESSONS I CAN DEAL WITH, INTUITION I CAN HEAL WITH I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE

I CHOOSE HEART, I CHOOSE COMPASSION
I MAKE HONESTY MY FASHION
I CHOOSE OPENNESS AND CARING, I CHOOSE LIFE (I CHOOSE LIFE!)
I CHOOSE THE COURAGE TO BE TENDER, I LET GO AND I SURRENDER
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE

WHEN WE LEARN TO PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE
OUR CHALLENGES ARE FUN
AND LIVING IN THE PRESENT TENSE IS WHEN WE’VE REALLY WON

I CHOOSE GIVING AND RECEIVING, I CHOOSE JOYFULLY BELIEVING
IN A HIGHER SELF TO GUIDE ME, I CHOOSE LIFE ( I CHOOSE LIFE!)
I CHOOSE LISTENING IN SILENCE
USING WORDS THAT HAVE NO VIOLENCE
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE

I CHOOSE WINNING, I CHOOSE SHARING
AS I WALK MY PATH OF DARING
I CHOOSE WEALTH, I CHOOSE HEALTH,
I CHOOSE LIFE (I CHOOSE LIFE!)
I CHOOSE LAUGHTER WHEN I’M CRYING
I CHOOSE TO LIVE WHEN I’M NEAR DYING
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME: I CHOOSE LIFE

WHEN WE LEARN TO PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE ETC…

I CHOOSE STANDING IN MY POWER DAY BY DAY AND HOUR BY HOUR
I CHOOSE STRENGTH, I CHOOSE WISDOM
I CHOOSE LIFE (I CHOOSE LIFE!)
I CHOOSE TO FACE MY EVERY FEAR
I CHOOSE RIGHT NOW TO BE RIGHT HERE…

I CHOOSE THE REAL ME, I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME, I CHOOSE LIFE, YES!
I CHOOSE THE REAL ME – I CHOOSE LIFE!

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES US IS THE ONLY PATH TO FOLLOW
WHEREVER SPIRIT CALLS US IS THE ANSWER TO OUR PRAYER
WHEREVER SPIRIT OPENS DOORS WE ONLY HAVE TO ENTER
IN THE PLACE WHERE SPIRIT’S GUIDING US
JUST TRUST, AND WE ARE THERE

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES US
THERE ARE THOSE WHO WALK IN FRIENDSHIP
WHEREVER SPIRIT LEADS US EVERY COUNTRY WILL BE HOME
WHEREVER SPIRIT SPEAKS TO US WE ONLY HAVE TO LISTEN
TO THE SILENCE DEEP WITHIN US
AND THE ANSWERS ARE ALL KNOWN

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME, I WILL FOLLOW
WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME, I WALK FREE
WHEREVER SPIRIT LEADS
I TRUST MY HEART WILL FIND THE WAY
WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME
WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME….TO BE ME

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES US
THERE IS LIGHT TO FILL THE DARKNESS
WHEREVER SPIRIT SHINES ON US
THE FLAME OF PEACE BURNS TRUE
WHEREVER SPIRIT FIRES OUR HEARTS
WITH LOVE, WE’RE TOUCHED BY WONDER
AT THE DREAMS THAT INSPIRE US TO WALK OUR PATH ANEW

WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME, I WILL FOLLOW (following my heart)
WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME, I WALK FREE (following my dreams)
WHEREVER SPIRIT LEADS
I TRUST MY HEART WILL FIND THE WAY
WHEREVER SPIRIT TAKES ME….TO BE ME

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

I AM THE WAY

I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIGHT
I AM FORGIVENESS, I AM PEACE
I AM PURE JOY
I AM YOUR LAUGHTER,
I AM YOUR TEARS OF BLOOD
I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME, WE ARE ONE

I AM THE SILENCE WITHIN
AMAZING GRACE
I AM PURE LOVE
I AM COMPASSION, I AM HEALING
I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME, WE ARE ONE

I AM THE SMILE OF THE NEW-BORN BABE
I AM THE SHINING DEW UPON THE ROSE
I AM THE SOUL DIVINE
I AM ARISEN INTO NEW LIFE
I AM YOU, YOU ARE ME
WE ARE IN UNISON, WE ARE ONE

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

RA MAAT KA

RA MAAT KA, RA MAAT KA
LET TRUTH BE MY GOAL
RA MAAT KA, RA MAAT KA
FLY FREE, ETERNAL SOUL

ANCIENT WISDOM, ANCIENT STONES
ANCIENT KNOWLEDGE IN MY BONES
IN THE DARKNESS, FEEL THE POWER
RISE WITHIN THE SACRED FLOWER

RA MAAT KA etc.

ROOT WITH SOUND INTO THE EARTH
PURE VIBRATION GIVING BIRTH
GRATITUDE IN WAVES OF SONG
PLAYS THE SPIRIT LIKE A GONG

RA MAAT KA etc.

STEP BY STEP THE SPIRAL FLOWS
OPEN HEART, PINK-PETALLED ROSE
AS TWO OPPOSITES ENTWINE
LOVE THE FEMININE DIVINE

RA MAAT KA etc.

HIGHER STILL TO CLAIM THE CROWN
LIGHT AND ENERGY FLASH DOWN
IN THE CHAMBER OF THE KING
PURE SPIRIT TAKES TO WING
ONE ETERNAL SOUL, WE SING…

RA MAAT KA, RA MAAT KA
LET TRUTH BE MY GOAL
RA MAAT KA, RA MAAT KA
FLY FREE, ETERNAL SOUL

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

HE BRINGS ME PEACE

HE, HE BRINGS ME PEACE
SUCH SWEET RELEASE
WHEN SORROW FILLS ME
AND HE, HE IS MY LIGHT
THE DARKNESS NIGHT NO LONGER CHILLS ME
FOR WHEN EVERY LAST HOPE HAS FLOWN
LEAVING ME ALL ALONE
TAKING THE WORLD, AND EVERY DREAM I EVER KNEW
HIS SMILE WILL EASE MY PAIN
I LIVE AGAIN – ALL SORROWS CEASE
FOR HE BRINGS ME SUCH PEACE

AND SHE, SHE’LL UNDERSTAND
SHE’LL TAKE MY HAND
WHEN SADNESS HOLDS ME
AND SHE, SHE CALMS MY SOUL
SHE MAKES ME WHOLE
HER LOVE ENFOLDS ME
AND WHEN THERE’S NOWHERE TO RUN AND HIDE
SHE WILL BE AT MY SIDE
KISSING THE TEARS
AND LAUGHING ALL MY CHILDISH CARES AWAY
I BLESS THE DAY SHE CAME TO SAY
‘NO MORE CAPRICE’
FOR SHE BRINGS ME SUCH PEACE

I BLESS THE DAY
HE CAME TO STAY
MAY HIS LOVE NEVER CEASE
FOR HE BRINGS ME SUCH PEACE

IN HARMONY, WE LIVE IN PEACE

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd. UK.

GRATEFUL

I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE ON THE EARTH
FOR THIS GIFT OF LIFE, TO KNOW MY REAL WORTH
SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
FOR ALL I HAVE WITHIN THIS CIRCLE
OF LIFE THAT NEVER ENDS

ANOTHER BREATH, ANOTHER DAY
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ALL WE NEED TO COME OUR WAY
ANOTHER SMILE TO PASS FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND
SO MANY SIMPLY JOYS TO SHARE THAT NEVER END

YOUR HEART’S STILL BEATING
SO THANK YOUR LUCKY STAR
LAUGH AND BE BLESSED FOR THE WONDER THAT YOU ARE
WHEN WE GIVE THANKS, PURE LOVE WILL GROW
AS WE HARVEST SEEDS OF GRATITUDE WE SOW

AND I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE ON THE EARTH
FOR THIS GIFT OF LIFE, TO KNOW MY REAL WORTH
SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
FOR ALL I HAVE WITHIN THIS CIRCLE
OF LIFE THAT NEVER ENDS

IS YOUR CUP HALF EMPTY
IS YOUR CUP HALF FULL?
ARE YOU LIVING IN THE LIGHT
OR PLAIN OLD MISERABLE?
ARE YOU SINGING PRAISES OR PREACHING FEAR?
JUST SMILE AND BE GRATEFUL TO BE HERE!

PLACE BOTH YOUR FEET FIRM ON THIS SACRED GROUND
FEEL ALL CREATION DANCING TO THE SOUND
WITH THE POWER OF NOW – BREATHE THE MOMENT IN
LET THE MIRACLE OF GLADNESS BEGIN!

AND I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE ON THE EARTH
FOR THIS GIFT OF LIFE, TO KNOW MY REAL WORTH
SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
FOR ALL I HAVE WITHIN THIS CIRCLE
OF LIFE THAT NEVER ENDS

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd.

INSPIRE ME

I KNOW THIS LAND, I KNOW THIS EARTH
EACH STONE AND BLADE OF GRASS THAT GAVE MY SPIRIT BIRTH
THE ROOTS OF LOVE GROW DEEP AND STRONG
TO HOLD THE HEART OF ME RIGHT HERE WHERE I BELONG
BUT THE SONG IS DRUMMING LOUD – MY SOUL IS BEATING TO THE CALL
AS I STAND UPON THE EDGE OF FREEDOM, SO ALONE AND SO AFRAID I’LL FALL

INSPIRE ME TO BREATHE THROUGH THE FEAR
INSPIRE ME TO KNOW THE TRUTH, TO HOLD MY VISION CLEAR
WHEN SHADOWS SURROUND ME, STEADFASTLY AND SURE
INSPIRE ME TO WALK ON THROUGH THIS EVER- OPENING DOOR
GIVE ME STRENGTH IN THIS MOMENT TO KNOW WHO I WILL BE
INSPIRE ME TO LIVE MY DESTINY!

MY WAKING THOUGHTS TURN IN CIRCLES – AM I LOST?
THE VOICE OF DOUBT – IF I SHOULD FAIL WHAT IS THE COST?
THEN IN THE SILENCE AS I PRAY
ANOTHER VOICE WITHIN CRIES TO ME, SEIZE THE DAY!
THE CHILD IN ME IS WHISPERING, UNSURE AND RUNNING SCARED
WHILE A NEW WOMAN SINGS ‘IF I BELIEVED, IF I ONLY DARED…’

INSPIRE ME TO BREATHE THROUGH THE FEAR etc.

SHOW ME THE WAY TO TAKE THIS STEP TO THE UNKNOWN
TO LEAVE BEHIND THE LIFE I KNOW AND HOLD SO DEAR
FOR IF I SURELY STAY HOW CAN I BE SHOWN
THE GIFT THAT WAITS THE OTHER SIDE OF MY FEAR?
TRUST IN THE PATH, COURAGE AND FAITH – LET IT ALL NOW APPEAR

AND INSPIRE ME TO BREATHE THROUGH THE FEAR
INSPIRE ME TO KNOW THE TRUTH, TO HOLD MY VISION CLEAR
WHEN SHADOWS SURROUND ME, STEADFASTLY AND SURE
INSPIRE ME TO WALK ON THROUGH THIS EVER-OPENING DOOR
GIVE ME STRENGTH IN THIS MOMENT TO CLAIM THE REAL ME
WITHOUT A DOUBT, SET IN STONE
TO SEAL MY FATE AND MINE ALONE
TO KNOW WHO I WILL BE
INSPIRE ME TO LIVE MY DESTINY

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd. UK.

WHEN YOU'RE FAR AWAY

WHEN YOU’RE FAR AWAY, FOLLOWING YOUR HEART
CHANGING WITH EACH DAY, I WILL LOVE YOU
WHEN THE PATH YOU CHOOSE KEEPS US FAR APART
DEEP WITHIN I PRAY, I WILL LOVE YOU
THOUGH I NEVER SEE YOUR FACE
HEAR YOUR NAME, OR TAKE MY PLACE
BESIDE YOU AS A FRIEND
I WILL ALWAYS BE STRONG AND TRUE AND FREE
TO TELL YOU IN THE END, I WILL LOVE YOU

WHEN YOU NEED A SMILE, A STRANGER ON YOUR OWN
COUNTING EVERY MILE, I WILL LOVE YOU
WHEN YOU CANNOT CRY OR FACE THE TRUTH ALONE,
THERE’S THE REASON WHY I WILL LOVE YOU
TIME CAN NEVER COME BETWEEN
FRIENDS WHO REALLY CARE AND MEAN
THE SIMPLE WORDS WE SAY
EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE, KNOW THAT I BELIEVE
WITH EACH PASSING DAY, I WILL LOVE YOU

THERE’S A STAR THAT SHINES FOR YOU
ANYTIME YOU WANT IT TO, WHEREVER YOU MAY BE
THROUGH THE DARKEST NIGHT I WILL SHINE YOU LIGHT
IN ALL HONESTY, I WILL LOVE YOU
I WILL LOVE YOU

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd. UK.

YOU BLOOM AGAIN

WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOU
WHEN LOVED ONES SAY GOODBYE
WHEN DREAMS TURN OUT TO BE JUST DREAMS
AND EVERY BREATH A SIGH
WHEN SADNESS FILLS YOUR WAKING THOUGHTS
WITH TEARS NOW AND THEN
THE SEED OF HOPE IS STILL ALIVE
YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN – LIKE A TREE OF LIFE, BLOOM AGAIN

WHEN WINDS OF CHANGE BLOW THROUGH YOU
AND CHILL YOU TO THE CORE
WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES YOUR WORLD IN FLAMES
AND KNOCKS YOU TO THE FLOOR
WHEN TRUST IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE LOST
BUT WHO KNOWS WHERE AND WHEN?
THE SEED OF LOVE GROWS IN YOUR HEART
YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN – LIKE A FLOWER OF LIFE, BLOOM AGAIN

TURN THE LEAVES OF THE PAST, LET THEM GO
LEAVE THE MEM’RIES BEHIND IN THE FLOW
CUT THE TIES, THE WHITE LIES, LET THEM GO
ONE BY ONE, THE PETALS FALL AS YOU DIE TO ALL YOU KNOW

WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND YOU
IS EMPTY, BARE AND STILL
AND SILENCE SPEAKS WITHIN YOU
‘FIND THE WAY AND FIND THE WILL’
THE SUN STILL SHINES, THE RAIN STILL FALLS
UPON YOU NOW AND THEN
AS SEASONS TURN
LIKE MOTHER EARTH, YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN

LIKE A TREE OF LIFE, BLOOM AGAIN
LIKE A FLOWER OF LIFE, BLOOM AGAIN
FROM THE SEED OF LOVE…..YOU WILL BLOOM AGAIN

Music & Lyrics: Shirlie Roden
Copyright: The Singing Earth Music Co. Ltd. UK.

Share The Journey With Me // Grateful
  1. Share The Journey With Me // Grateful
  2. Heavenly Healing // Grateful
  3. I Choose Life // Grateful
  4. Wherever Spirit Takes Me // Grateful
  5. I Am The Way // Grateful
  6. Ra Maat Ka // Grateful
  7. He Brings Me Peace // Grateful
  8. Grateful // Grateful