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The Path of Daring

The Path of Daring

Genre : Eleven original tracks, composed and performed by Shirlie, produced by John Miller, played and arranged by Nick Magnus ((www.magnus-music.com). Includes the Native American Indian inspired tracks Walk in the Silence, Walk Your Talk and She Bleeds (dedicated to the Mother Earth) as well as the joyful Holy Grail and the relaxing Breathe Me and Beautiful Heart.
"Your music and voice has moved me to tears. The words that stay with me are "In the silence, Walk on." Thank you for lighting the path. I am so glad I purchased your music. It inspires me to grow every time I hear it."
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  1. Walk in the Silence
  2. Beautiful Heart
  3. The Holy Grail
  4. She Bleeds
  5. I Know Your Heatbeat
  6. Walk Your Talk
  7. Say Goodbye
  8. Masque
  9. The Power And The Glory
  10. The Path of Daring
  11. Breathe Me

Song Lyrics

WALK IN THE SILENCE

WALK IN THE SILENCE, SEEK THE UNKNOWN
WAIT IN THE STILLNESS, WANDER ALONE
SPEAK NOT A WORD AND THE TRUTH WILL BE TOLD
FOLLOW THE DREAM WITHIN, THE PEACE YOU HOLD
WALK IN THE SILENCE, CALM AND SERENE
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU HAVE BEEN
FLY WITH EACH THOUGHT ON THE WINGS OF A PRAYER
IF YOU LISTEN TO LIFE, THE ANSWERS FILL THE AIR

ONLY IN SILENCE IS THE STRENGTH OF OUR WORD
IN THE SILENCE CAN THE RIPPLES BE HEARD
WHEN THE WINDS OF YOUR LIFE START TO BLOW
WITH LOVE TIE THE ROOTS OF YOUR HEART
SO THAT NOTHING ON EARTH CAN EVER TEAR THEM APART
IN THE SILENCE, IN THE SILENCE, WALK ON

(spoken) Silence is the mother of truth, more powerful than words.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
You must speak straight, so that your words may go as sunlight into our hearts
Keep the words that are worth keeping
And with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away
Silence is the mother of truth, more powerful than words

WITH LOVE TIE THE ROOTS OF YOUR HEART
SO THAT NOTHING ON EARTH CAN EVER TEAR THEM APART
IN THE SILENCE, IN THE SILENCE, WALK ON
(Based on the words of North American chiefs Cochise, Luther Standing Bear and Joseph Nez Perce)

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

BEAUTIFUL HEART

YOUR EYES SPEAK OF SADNESS
THE CHANCES YOU LET SLIP AWAY AT THE DYING OF DAY
AND YOUR SMILE HOLDS THE TEARS OF A MOTHERLESS CHILD
YET THE WORLD IS BEGUILED BY THE FLAME THAT IS BURNING
THE LOVE THAT IS YEARNING IN YOU

BEAUTIFUL HEART, BEAUTIFUL HEART
BEAUTIFUL HEART ARE YOU

SO YOU SAY YOU’RE HALF CRAZY
YOU KNOW IT’S A MASK THAT YOU WEAR – TAKE IF OFF IF YOU DARE
AND THE OTHER HALF’S SAVING THE EARTH IN YOUR FASHION
I SEE YOUR COMPASSION, YOUR SELFLESS DEVOTION
TO DREDGING THE OCEAN OF LIFE

BEAUTIFUL HEART, BEAUTIFUL HEART
BEAUTIFUL HEART ARE YOU

BUT WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR THE MAN WHO’S INSIDE YOU
AND WHY DO YOU CRY IN YOUR SLEEP?
AND WHO UNDERSTANDS WHEN THE SILENCE SURROUNDS YOU?
CAN ANYONE THERE TOUCH THE DEEP
AND WHO HOLDS YOU WHEN YOU CANNOT SLEEP?

BEAUTIFUL HEART, BEAUTIFUL HEART
BEAUTIFUL HEART ARE YOU

YOUR LAUGH IS A FIREFLY
WHITE ‘GAINST THE BLACK OF YOUR HAIR WHEN YOU HAVEN’T A CARE
STILL YOU SHUTTER THE MEM’RIES THAT HAUNT YOU AGAIN
YOU LIVE ON THROUGH THE PAIN
YES YOU’RE PROUD BUT YOU’RE STRONG
AND THE ROAD HAS BEEN LONG
YOU’RE A LEADER, YOUR SONG SAYS TO LIFE “I BELONG!”
BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HEART ARE YOU

BEAUTIFUL HEART, BEAUTIFUL HEART
BEAUTIFUL HEART….WHERE ARE YOU?

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

THE HOLY GRAIL

I AM THE CUP OF PURE CLEAR WATER
I AM THE CHALICE OF LIGHT
I AM THE SILVER SWORD OF HEALING
I AM THE SACRED NIGHT
I’M THE HOLDER OF THE SECRET, HIDDEN BENEATH THE VEIL
I AM YOU – WE ARE THE HOLY GRAIL

I AM THE CUP OF INNOCENCE
I AM THE YOUNG CHILD’S PRAYER
I AM THE DAWNING OF NEW LIFE
I AM THE FIRST BREATH OF AIR
I’M THE ANCIENT MYSTERY, SO OLD
A NEVER-ENDING TALE
I AM YOU – WE ARE THE HOLY GRAIL

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA….

I AM THE CUP, THE LOVING CUP
I AM THE RIVER OF YOUTH
I AM THE SPRING OF WISDOM PAST
THE FOUNTAIN OF EVERY NEW TRUTH
I’M THE SOUL ON ITS ETERNAL QUEST
MY LIGHT WILL NEVER FIL
I AM YOU – WE ARE THE HOLY GRIL

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA…

I AM YOU – WE ARE THE HOLY GRAIL

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

SHE BLEEDS

SHE SLEEPS, SHE BREATHES
SHE’S DREAMING OF HER CHILDREN
A MOTHER’S LOVE IS STRONG IN ALL HER COUNTLESS UNTOLD DEEDS
SHE FEELS, SHE KNOWS, WITH SILENT UNDERSTANDING
AND IN THE BEAUTY OF HER BEING
FOR OUR SAKE, SHE BLEEDS….SHE BLEEDS

THE VOICE OF BIRDS IS COLOURING THE EVENING
THE WIND IS SIGHING SECRETS THROUH THE GRASSES AND THE REEDS
THE SUN SPILLS JEWELS, LIKE TREASURE ON THE OCEAN
YET SHE ALONE GIVES ENDLESS LOVE
AND FOR OUR SAKE, SHE BLEEDS….SHE BLEEDS

EACH DISAPPEARING SANCTUARY
LOST HAVENS OF HER SACRED PEACE
LIE BOUND IN SLABS AND CONCRETE TOMBS
THAT SUFFER NO RELEASE
EACH VANISHING ANIMAL
ONCE WALKING FREE TO SHARE THE EARTH
CLAWS ONE LAST BREATH TO GASP FOR HELP
THEN NEVER MORE GIVES BIRTH

SHE SPEAKS, SHE HOPES HUMANITY WILL HEAR HER
AMID THE CRIES OF HUNGER FROM THE ENDLESS MOUTHS SHE FEEDS
HER MOTHER’S HEART STILL ACHING FOR HER CHILDREN
SHE HIDES HER PAIN THAT SHE MAY GIVE
AND FOR OUR SAKE, SHE BLEEDS

SHE NEVER DIES, THAT WE MAY LIVE
AND FOR OUR SAKE, SHE BLEEDS…

WE HEAR HER CRIES. HOW CAN WE LIVE
WHEN EARTH, OUR MOTHER, BLEEDS?

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

I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT

SUNSET DEEPENING ACROSS THE SKY
LONELINESS WITHIN, A SILENT CRY
REACHING OUT FOR LOVE, LIKE YOU TO ME
LIKE THE MEMORY OF SOMEONE I USED TO BE

I CAN TASTE YOUR KISS, I KNOW THE SCENT
OF YOUR OWN SWEET PERFUME. I WAS MEANT
TO BE IN YOUR LIFE, RECURRING THEME
THE ECHO IS NO DREAM

I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT
I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT

WE BREATHE AS ONE AND EVERY SIGH
BURNS A PATH, FORGOTTEN DREAMS RUN DRY
MEMORY THAT LIVES aND BREATHES AND DIES
THE MIRROR OF YOUR EYES

I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT
I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT

WHOEVER YOU ARE HOLDING, WHEREVER YOU ARE
REACH OUT THROUGH THE DARKNESS
AND TOUCH ME, TOUCH ME FROM AFAR

THIEVES OF SENSE AND TOUCH, WE SOFTLY STEAL
EVERY SECRET TENDERLY WE HEAL
COILED AROUND EACH OTHER, WRAPPED WITHIN
WHERE DO YOU END, AND WHERE DO I BEGIN?

I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT
I DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, I KNOW YOUR HEARTBEAT

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

WALK YOUR TALK

WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I NEVER THOUGHT TWICE
I SPOKE WITH MY HEART WHAT CAME INTO MY HEAD
AND WHAT I BELIEVED, I ACTED IT OUT
FOR I WAS THE SUM OF ALL THAT I SAID

WALK YOUR TALK, OOH, SAY WHAT YOU MEAN
DO YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY?
WALK YOUR TALK, OOH, WHO WILL YOU BE AT THE END OF THE DAY?
ARE YOU WALKIN’, ARE YOU TALKIN’
FOLLOW THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART WITH YOUR FEET
ARE YOU PRAYIN’ WHAT YOU’RE SAYIN’ – WILL YOU WALK YOUR TALK?

AND WHEN I WAS YOUNG I WASN’T AFRAID
TO OPEN MY MOUTH AND FOLLOW THE SOUND
A TORRENT OF TRUTH WHIRLING ME ON
I DANCED WITH MY WORDS NEVER TOUCHING THE GROUND

WALK YOUR TALK, OOH, SAY WHAT YOU MEAN
DO YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY?
WALK YOUR TALK, OOH, WHO WILL YOU BE AT THE END OF THE DAY?
ARE YOU WALKIN’, ARE YOU TALKIN’
FOLLOW THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART WITH YOUR FEET
ARE YOU PRAYIN’ WHAT YOU’RE SAYIN’ – WILL YOU WALK YOUR TALK?

(SAY WHAT YOU MEAN, MEAN WHAT YOU SAY
KNOW WHO YOU ARE AT THE END OF THE DAY)
I AM THE RAINBOW, I’M THE LANGUGE OF LOVE
I REACH OUT WITH THE COLOUR OF WORDS
GIVING VOICE FROM ABOVE
WE ARE THE MUSIC, WE’RE THE UNWRITTEN SONG
WAITING FOR THE VIBRATION OF LOVE TO KNOW WHERE WE BELONG

CAN YOU FEEL IT, CAN YOU FEEL IT?
FOLLOW THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART WITH YOUR FEET
CAN YOU FEEL IT, CAN YOU FEEL IT – WILL YOU WALK YOUR TALK?
CAN YOU HEAR IT, CAN YOU HEAR IT…
CAN YOU SING IT, CAN YOU SING IT…
CAN YOU DANCE IT, CAN YOU SHOUT IT….

AND NOW THAT I’M GROWN IT SEEMS LIKE A DREAM
THAT WONDERFUL CHILD, SPONTANEOUS KID
SO HOW WOULD IT FEEL TO BE THERE AGAIN
TO REALLY BELIEVE IN WHATEVER I DID?

WALK YOUR TALK etc….WILL YOU WALK YOUR TALK?

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

SAY GOODBYE

SAY GOODBYE TO THE CHILD
WHO HAS RUN AWAY FROM HOME TO WANDER WILD
SLEEPING ROUGH, PLAYING TOUGH
SELLING TRICKS TO BUY A DREAM OF LOVE HE’S NEVER SEEN
KISS HIM GOODBYE

SAY GOODBYE TO THE KID
TORN AND TATTERED, DOESN’T MATTER WHAT HE DID
NIGHT ARE COLD, GROWING OLD
IN A CARDBOARD BED OF DAMP
HE’S A BEGGAR. CALL HIM TRAMP
KISS HIM GOODBYE

BUT BEHIND THE FACE, BEHIND THE MISERY
THERE’S A CHILD IN HIDING, JUST LIKE YOU AND ME
AFRAID HE’S NOTHING, HE’LL ASK FOR NOTHING
JUST SOME COINS TO BUY A DREAM
SELLING LOVE HE’S NEVER SEEN
KISS HIM GOODBYE

SAY GOODBYE, NOT YET A MAN
THROWING LIFE AWAY WITH EVERY EMPTY CAN
ANGEL EYES, HOOKED ON LIES
ONE MORE HERO STILL UNSUNG
NOTHING LEFT FOR ONE SO YOUNG – WHO’LL TELL HIM WHY?
HE’S THE BOY WHO RAN AWAY
WILL HE LAST ANOTHER DAY? WILL HE TRY?
SAY GOODBYE…..

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

MASQUE

THERE’S A CRACK IN THE PLASTER
THERE ARE TEARS IN THE EYES OF THE CLOWN
IN THE FACE OF REALITY YOUR SMILE IS BECOMING A FROWN
YOU’VE BEEN ACTING ALL YUOUR LIFE
ARE YOU COMEDIAN OR TRAGEDIAN
ANOTHER ONE-MAN TRAVELLING SHOW?

IF THE WORLD IS A STAGE
YOU’RE A STAR IN THE PLAY OF YOUR LIFE
YOU CREATE EVERY SCENE
AS YOU SHARPEN THE SCRIPT WITH YOUR KNIFE
DO YOU WANT TO BE A GENIUS:THE LEADING MAN, OR THE ALSO-RAN?
YOU HOLD THE MAGIC IN YOUR MIND

DON’T WEAR THAT MASK
I SEE THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK
I SEE THE PLACE INSIDE YOU RUN AND YOU HIDE
WHERE THE TEARS ARE ALL CRIED
I SEE THROUGH – THE MASK’S NOT YOU

IT’S A CARNIVAL OF FOOLS, MASQUERADING
BUT YOU’RE DANCING IN THE SOLITUDE OF NIGHT
WILL HARLEQUIN MEET COLUMBINE TONIGHT?

A MASQUE OF LIFE, A MASK OF DEATH
YOU’RE A CHAMELEON WITH EACH NEW BREATH
WHAT DOES IT MATTER? YOU’VE GOT STAR BILLING
AND IT’S ONLY YOU YOU’RE SLOWLY KILLING

DON’T WEAR THAT MASK
I SEE THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK
I SEE THE LONELINESS, THE DREAMS THAT YOU SOLD
AS THE MEM’RIES UNFOLD, I SEE THROUGH

DON’T WEAR THAT MASK
I SEE THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK
I SEE THE PLACE INSIDE YOU RUN AND YOU HIDE
WHERE THE TEARS ARE ALL CRIED – I SEE THROUGH
THE MASK’S NOT YOU….

THERE’S A CRACK IN THE PLASTER
THERE ARE TEARS IN THE EYES OF THE CLOWN

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

THE POWER AND THE GLORY

ALL IT TAKES IS A MOMENT IN TIME
THE TOUCH OF A HELPING HAND
AND TEARS IN THE EYES OF A STRANGER WHO’LL UNDERSTAND
ALL IT NEEDS IS THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
TO SPEAK OUT ACROSS THE YEARS
TO TREASURE YOUR GIFTS AND RELEASE YOUR FEARS
JUST BELIEVE IT – I BELIEVE IT

WE ALL HOLD THE POWER AND THE GLORY
HEAVENLY HEALING IN THE PALM OF EACH HAND
WE’RE ALL ANGELS IN AN EVERLASTING STORY
HEALERS OF THIS LAND
SO LET THE POWER OF LOVE REACH OUT TO THE WORLD
AND THE GLORY THAT IS YOU
COME SHINING THROUGH, COME SHINING THROUGH

THERE’S MAGIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, SWEET MUSIC IN EVERY SOUL
OPEN YOUR HEART AND TWO HALVES WILL BECOME ONE WHOLE
TAKE THE LIFE THAT IS BEATING IN YOU AND GIVE TO THOSE IN NEED
WHEN EMPTINESS CLLS, LOVE WILL SUCCEED
JUST BELIEVE IT – I BELIEVE IT

WE ALL HOLD THE POWER AND THE GLORYetc.

WITH THE VOICE OF HUMANITY, WIT THE SPIRIT OF HOPE
WE’LL COME ALIVE – WE NEED THE HEALING TOUCH
WE’LL COME ALIVE, WE WILL SURVIVE
REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEBODY, ANYBODY
WITH THE POWER OF LOVE, FEEL THE POWER OF LOVE
WE’VE GOT THE POWER OF LOVE, FEEL THE POWER OF LOVE

JUST BELIEVE IT – I BELIEVE IT. JUST BELIEVE IT – I BELIEVE IT
JUST BELIEVE IT – YOU BELIEVE IT. JUST BELIEVE IT – OH I BELIEVE

WE ALL HOLD THE POWER AND THE GLORY
HEAVENLY HEALING IN THE PALM OF EACH HAND
WE’RE ALL ANGELS IN AN EVERLASTING STORY
HEALERS OF THIS LAND
SO LET THE POWER OF LOVE REACH OUT TO THE WORLD
AND THE GLORY THAT IS YOU COME SHINING THROUGH
COME SHINING THROUGH, COME SHINING THROUGH
COME SHINING THROUGH
SO LET THE POWER OF LOVE REACH OUT TO THE WORLD
AND THE GLORY THAT IS YOU COME SHINING THROUGH

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

THE PATH OF DARING

WE ARE THE WARRIORS OF FREEDOM
WE HOLD THE SWORD OF FLAME
WE ARE STANDING FACE TO FACE IN HUMANITY’S NAME
IN THE MIRROR OF OUR COURAGE SHINES THE HEALING LIGHT
THE STAR OF TRUTH TO LEAD US THROUGH THE NIGHT

THE PATH OF DARING WE ALL MUST WALK
THE PATH OF DARING – IN OUR WORDS WE TALK OF
DARING TO LET FEELINGS IN
DARE TO LET YOUR LIFE BEGIN

THEN COMES THE CHALLENGE TO SURRENDER
GUNS WILL BLAZE NO MORE
LISTEN TO YOUR BEATING HEART – IN THE SILENCE BE SURE
SINGLE OPEN AND DEFENCELESS, WE ARE NOT ALONE
LOVE IS GUIDING US TO MASTER THE UNKNOWN

THE PATH OF DARING WE ALL MUST WALK
THE PATH OF DARING – IN OUR WORDS WE TALK OF
DARING TO LET FEELINGS IN
DARE TO LET YOUR LIFE BEGIN

IT’S SO EASY TO HIDE AND NEVER SEE
WHO IT WAS YOU CAME HERE TO BE
EVERY SOUL HAS MADE A LIVING CHOICE
SO CHOOSE AGAIN- FIND YOUR TRUE VOICE
AND DARE TO FEEL YOURSELF ALIVE
DARE TO KNOW YOU WILL SURVIVE
FOR LOVE IN YOU AND LOVE IN ME
FILLS TIME AND SPACE – ETERNITY

THE PATH OF DARING WE ALL MUST WALK
THE PATH OF DARING – IN OUR WORDS WE TALK OF
DARING TO LET FEELINGS IN
DARE TO LET YOUR LIFE BEGIN

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

BREATHE ME

BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME
LET THE GIFT OF LIFE FLOW FREE
BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME, TO A LIVING SYMPHONY
A MUSIC SO SWEET AND SO PURE
IT’S THE SONG OF CREATION, AN UNWRITTEN SCORE
EVERY BREATH THAT I TAKE
IS ONE MOMENT TO MAKE NEW BEGINNINGS
SO BREATHE ME TO BE…FILL ME AND BREATHE ME

BREATHE ME, FILL ME WITH A COOL AND SILVER STREAM
CALM ME, STILL ME AS I TASTE THE WAKING DREAM
A RIVER THAT’S RUNNING SO CLEAR
POURING LAUGHTER AND LIGHT ON OUR FEELINGS OF FEAR
IN THE AIR THAT WE BREATHE IS THE MAGIC
TO WEAVE OUR TOMORROWS
SO BREATHE ME TO SEE – TOUCH ME AND BREATHE ME

BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME
BREATHE ME ALIVE IN ALL I SEE
BREATHE ME IN PERFECT HARMONY
BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME
BREATHE ME AWAKE IN THOUGHT AND DEED
BREATHE ME ALIVE TO ALL OUR NEED

BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME, FILL ME, BELIEVE ME
CALM ME, STILL ME, BREATHE ME, FILL ME
TOUCH ME, WEAVE ME, SIGH ME
BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME, BREATHE ME…

BREATHE ME, LEAD ME WITH A HEART THAT BEATS TO LIVE
BREATHE ME, FEED ME TO GIVE ALL I HAVE TO GIVE
WHEN I’M WINDSWEPT AND BLOWING AWAY
LET ME NEVER FORGET WHAT I OWE TO EACH DAY
WITH EACH BREATH I INSPIRE
PURE JOY TAKES ME HIGHER AND HIGHER
SO BREATH ME – I’M FREE
TOUCH ME AND BREATHE ME
LOVE ME AND BREATHE ME

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

Walk in the Silence // The Path of Daring
  1. Walk in the Silence // The Path of Daring
  2. Beautiful Heart // The Path of Daring
  3. The Holy Grail // The Path of Daring
  4. She Bleeds // The Path of Daring
  5. I Know Your Heatbeat // The Path of Daring
  6. Walk Your Talk // The Path of Daring
  7. Say Goodbye // The Path of Daring
  8. Masque // The Path of Daring