Being

by Linda Worster

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1.
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
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already free 05:04
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
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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
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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
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the cat 03:05
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
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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
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leaving 03:13
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
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outside 03:36
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
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the veil 04:23
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
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rest 05:14
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
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one word 06:16
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
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truth 03:05
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

about

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

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released May 20, 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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