Being

by Linda Worster

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produced by: Linda Worster
associate producer: Mark Kelso
recorded at Muddy Angel Music by Mark Kelso
assistant engineer: Justin Hillman
assistant: Christopher St. Clair
ears and sound advice: John Dearie
cover painting: Markus Alexander
cover design: Maria Wood

credits

released 20 May 2012

Linda Worster: vocals and guitars
Reed Butler: bass
Dan Walters: bass on "every now and then"
Eugene Friesen: cello
Terry Hall: drums
David Grover: electric lead on "leaving", acoustic lead on "the veil"
Moksha Sommer: harmony vocal on "every now and then" and "leaving"
Jemal Wade Hines: electric rhythm and harmonized guitars on "leaving"

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Track Name: peace on Earth
PEACE ON EARTH

everyone I know wants peace on earth
in our hearts, we are love
peace is at the center
love and peace are what we’re made of

feel the peace within
be love that reaches out
let it shine through dark and doubt
let it dance… let it be…
simply there as you and me


everyone I know needs tenderness
at the core, we are kind
it hurts when we are otherwise
heaven is the light in your eyes

feel the peace within
be love that reaches out
let it shine through dark and doubt
let it dance… let it be…
simply there as you and me

let it ripple out like waves from the sun
and bring us all toward the ONE
ONE…………………………….


c Linda Worster 2003
Track Name: already free
ALREADY FREE

if you live this life long enough, you’re gonna lose again and again
people you love, all of your stuff… it’s only a matter of when
they say the pain is less when you can accept it… being here is joyful and sad
because all forms come and go as I am watching the show

I don’t mean to pain this picture so dark.
simply I am trying to say what is real
and what I do know- right on the mark- not what I think or feel.

I know it’s all gonna change… that’s it’s precious somehow…
that wherever I go, it’s always now…
I know the Spirit in you is the Spirit in me… and we are already free

if we live this life long enough, we’re gonna win again and again
what is our choice and what is our luck?
how can we be so wise and so stuck?

when we know
I know it’s all gonna change… that’s it’s precious somehow…
that wherever we go, it’s always now…
and the Spirit in you is also in me… and we are already free


c Linda Worster 2004
Track Name: that's the way it is
THAT’S THE WAY IT IS


I know I’m not perfect and neither are you
let’s relax and admit we’ve created this stew
when we’re caught in a thought we can’t see what is true

I know that you love me and I do love you
and we didn’t expect this to be what we’d do
we’re acting like children pretending not to

That’s the way it is. That’s what my father told me.
“No use resisting what already is.
Yes it is painful… sometimes it is strange… and that’s the way it is.
That’s the way it is.”

I know the anger that swallows whole days,
the fear that consumes a life in a craze
and laughter that heals in the gentlest ways.

I know in one moment, we can wake up and live
and realize the joy that we get when we give
and when then is NOW, we will gain perspective.

That’s the way it is. That’s what my father told me.
“No use resisting what already is.
Yes it is wonderful… sometimes it is wild… and that’s the way it is.
That’s the way it is.”


c Linda Worster 2004
Track Name: it's always something
IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING

scurrying… hurrying… squirrels on the roof
even the sun is sleeping, I don’t want to be awake
it’s amazing the racket two little squirrels can make

rumbling, tumbling… till I’m grumbling in bed
then my head is out the window making the scariest snarl I can
not blinking… they’re thinking… “what a strange human.”

oh….. it’s always something
something annoying
it’s not what I pictured
or I would be enjoying myself right now

worrying… hurrying…. squirrels in my head
pure persistence, chattering on and on and on and on
it’s such a relief, the moments when they are gone

ohh….. but it’s always something
something disturbing
not what I’d pictured
I would be deserving something else


c Linda Worster 2005
Track Name: the cat
THE CAT

I always wanted to be but I never could.
I always wanted to be but I never quite would.

When I was a kid I thought my life would go the ordinary way. I’d be a wife and a mommy with two kids and a cat and a huge mortgage to pay. But it never happened as hard as I would try.
And finally at forty I am waving bye bye
To the old ideas- to the image that I thought would be.
Finally at forty I will have to see.
I’m not your average slave to fashion. It’s just as I had feared.
As much as I wanted to be normal, I always end up choosing to be weird.

And I never know what to make of all of that.
All I ever got from the whole idea was the cat.

I always wanted to be but I never could.
I always wanted to be but I never quite would.


C Linda Worster 1991
Track Name: every now and then
EVERY NOW AND THEN

every now and then, a wave comes through
last night I dreamed of you
and in the light, I feel you still
I know I always will

but for a moment I will cry
again my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes

every now and then, I hear you sing
and I feel the love that you bring
here in your voice, it’s you and me
I know it always will be

but for a moment I will cry
my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes

you were a character in a book in my dream
your son told me where to look
and that in the big picture things aren’t what they seem

every now and then, you’re here so strong
but I cannot hold you for long
then you’re off to another place
it’s so strange I’ll never see your face

and for a moment I will cry
again my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes


c Linda Worster 2006
Track Name: leaving
LEAVING

I’ve listened to your lies for years and I believed it all
I took words into my heart and then I felt so small
And now, before I disappear, I choose to speak with no fear

I’m leaving leaving
I let you bind my soul somehow but I’m leaving now

Forgiving us, I let it go I know we can be kind
I see that we were both in pain I see how we were blind
we can’t afford to act this way there’s nothing left for us to say

I’m leaving leaving
there are some wounds we can’t allow and I’m leaving now

I let you make the choices and now I say "no more"
It’s my time to make my stand, it won’t be like it was before

I’m leaving leaving
simply loving what is true and so I’m leaving you

c Linda Worster 1996
Track Name: outside
OUTSIDE

on a day like this I wanna ride my bike
take a long walk, do whatever I like-
any excuse that possibly might get me outside.

on a day like this, I wanna make you smile.
can we hold hands, can we play for a while?
not in here, it’s not my style. let’s go outside.
outside the wind is dancing ‘round
outside the air is full of sound
outside the ocean is calling me
outside is where I want to be

on a day like this, I wanna float in my boat.
I wanna fly a kite… take off my coat.
if no-one’s home yet, leave a note……. let’s just get outside.
outside the sun is shining bright
outside looks like rain tonight
outside the forest is calling me
outside is where I wanna be

on a day like this, it may be cold, I know
making angels with you here in the snow.
to ski and skate and sled and slide you’ve got to be outside.

outside there are colors sparkling
outside I love to skip and sing
outside the mountains are calling me
outside is where I wanna be

on a day like this I wanna climb my tree.
if I want magic, it’s magic I see.
lying in a field, I love to be outside.

outside everything is so alive
outside I am of the earth and sky
outside the starlight is calling me
outside is where I wanna be

c Linda Worster 2002
Track Name: the veil
THE VEIL

It felt like forever. Longing for your company.
I did not see you standing here so close to me.
Fog parts suddenly. Dark becomes the dawn.
As the veil is lifted, you were never gone.

Always here before me It took time to recognize
you’re the one who waited for me I see it in your eyes
Love is flowering. More colors yet to be.
As a veil is lifted joining you and me.

It’s hard to see the reasons for these wounded, healing hearts.
A mystery of timing… a play and these, our parts.
A being and becoming… a voice, a note, a word…
And as the veil is lifted, a child’s song is heard.

C Linda Worster 2003
Track Name: rest
REST

Spirit… I try to do my best
and yes, many times have failed the test
because try is not a lot… only do… or do not…
here… now… seeing… simply… being…

take a breath… take a rest… and stop

we’re bombarded by impressions of all kinds
confusion overwhelms our minds
I feel thankfulness in giving… love makes life worth living…
kind… forgiving… tender mercy…

we need a rest… a breath… stop…

everyday the world seems to me rushing faster
rest is out of style
I’m weary of the shouting and opinions
I want peace… I remember…. your smile
I remember….

resistance is not the way
more and more, I’ve got less and less to say
chaos overtakes me… sometimes… life grabs hold and shakes me
I don’t know why…. but I know we can fly….

take a breath…. a rest
stop… take a breath…

c Linda Worster 2004
Track Name: one word
ONE WORD


be still and listen till only one voice can be heard

be still and listen to one song… one word…


be touched and be healed… receive the light and the sound

be touched and be healed… feel your feet on the ground


and know that I love you…. and here in my heart, you can rest

know that I love you… whatever you think you have done, you’re still blessed


be still and listen till only one voice can be heard

be still and listen to one song… one word…

c Linda Worster 1980
Track Name: truth
TRUTH

it's simply too easy

always what I knew it would be

tender, quiet kind

nothing to grasp or hold onto with the will or the mind

I'm loving a small thing

living from It's heart, I sing

and It knows all that matters

what I thought essential, melts away or shatters


turning to what I know

letting go into the new - seeing

simply Being

the tenderness that I know

perhaps just the tiniest bit

living in love with It


c Linda Worster 2005