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all music & lyrics by Amy Clarke (c) 2000 – 2017  MAAT Music, ScorpFaery Productions

A NEW WAY – 13 song album

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE :  Oct 5, 2017,  iTunes pre-sale Sep 21, 2017

excerpts:

1 – Rain Come Round

when will the rain come round again / this land is getting barren / and I am sinking in the sand / and I can sense a pattern here / dancing with desire / but now I am fighting fire / don’t you worry my friend / I will be there until the end / don’t you worry my friend / I will be there until the end / dust cloud is rising on the wind / how I know tornadoes / I have lived where they land / but this time I am not frightened / I have built a better border / and I am safe here from your storm / don’t you worry my friend / I will be there until the end / and oh I know when you told me / you didn’t think I would find a way / but now that I have been such a good soldier / you dare not take mine away / I found peace on the playa / in many different ways / mostly by keeping this at bay / don’t you worry my friend / I will be there until the end / but when will the rain come round again / this land is getting barren

5 – Goddess

I am a goddess of infinite bliss / I am beginning to remember this / rising, awakening, opening eyes / calling my sisters it’s time to arise…

6 – WE ARE THE WEB
isn’t it always how it goes?
it isn’t happening unless it is happening to someone you know
well, I came from strangers on distant shores
can I be sure that we are not one and the same?
open your eyes, we are united
no matter what the origin or borderline defines
we are the web, one living breath
together we are forever woven until the end of time

BETWEEN THE ICE AND THE OCEAN
it begins with the sunlight
gleaming crystalline
first a drop forms
finally a stream
between the ice and the ocean
there’s a growing, rising tide
forming unseen rivers
threatening to divide
but we’ve been so busy conquering, destroying, taking sides
we have not heard the warning
and now we are running out of time…

GIVE IT BACK

in my temple I sit
in a blanket of stars
awaiting the truth
to ignite in the dark
my home is for healing
but I lost my spark
and I needed your light
like the song of a lark…

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AFTER THE FALL – 5 song EP, 2006
After The Fall

am new york
september fourth
after the fall

words of war
breed terror and fear
and the people do nothing at all

nobody wants to take the time
to say what’s really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
this lack of urgency
has us completely paralyzed
an emergency
for those refusing to see
what is vanishing before our eyes

now don’t you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don’t you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm no one on the way
as long as we love we’ll be ok

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good night new york
with stars coming forth
my tears are staining this page

BUT I REFUSE TO LET US LOSE
the very right to choose
which gods we pray to today

nobody wants to take the time
to say what’s really on their mind
today we lost another of our kind

this is an emergency
telling me what to believe
first with my body and then with my soul
oh an emergency
I know you don’t believe
change is coming
’til it’s right at your door

well don’t you lay your law down on me
we have been here before
I have no apologies
I will not play at war
don’t you lay your god down on me

we all have to find our own way
we only can find our own way
as long as we harm nobody on the way
please let us live in our own way
please let us love in our own way
let us believe in our own way
let us be free in our own way

NOT YOUR LANDSCAPE

now they’re calling traitor
at the fabled round table
strange, a woman’s body
is no subject for the state

*****
when did you begin to sell
the ground you walk upon
how could you betray your mother
she’s the one who chose to carry you
how can you soldier on

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

if every life is sacred
then every body’s divine
and I don’t need you telling me
what to do with mine

this is not your landscape
this is not your fight
I am not some dark terrain
you can conquer in the night
this is not your landscape

oh, I’m sorry if it hurt you
oh, it always hurts to lose
but please don’t make it hurt for me
there are differences between us, see
and I’m the only one who can decide for me

this is not your landscape

not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My consent
not without My amen

WOLF

one two three
so you’re counting sheep
do you really think
they’ll let you sleep
now that you have
given up your guard

one two three
honey don’t you see
just because he’s wrapped up in your
holy fleece
doesn’t mean
no it doesn’t mean
he ain’t coming for you
armed to the teeth

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they’re coming for you and me

one two three
I am watching them leave
brothers mothers children lovers
overseas
don’t look darling
no you’d better hide your eyes

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried to fight
but the numbers never lie
one two three
now they’re coming for you and me

when will they wake up
will they ever wake up
what will it take to make them see
this hunger is living among us

oh and I tried to cry wolf
but you had to throw the book
oh how I tried
but the numbers never lie
one two three
and now he’s coming for you and me

JANUARY MOURNING

guess you were the one
but I let you go
guess that is how
so many stories go

still I wanted you
to wait for me
but there was never any telling you

this is the only way
I have ever known
and it isn’t that easy
once you’ve started the quest
and had a taste of her skin

guess I should have heeded
her warning on the wind
now I guess I’m gonna have to
make up my own morning

still I wanted you
to wake with me
but there was never any telling me
no I wouldn’t hear
and now with what everyone is telling me
I’d rather disappear
oh my dear

guess you were the one

FIGHT OR FLIGHT

fight or flight
what are you going to do?
’cause they’ve installed fear
and we’re still here
maybe it’s time for us to choose

with lies lies lies everywhere
they have poisoned the air
making it hard to breathe

the last thing that we can do is just stand by
no, we must not comply
we must do what no one dares

don’t say there’s nothing you can do
when giving up is what they want from you

fight or flight
what are you going to do?
are you going to stand up for your rights
or simply turn off the lights
and hope nobody notices you

with lies lies lies everywhere
they have poisoned the air
making it hard to breathe

the last thing that we can do is just stand by
no, we must not comply
we must do what no one dares

don’t say there’s nothing you can do
when giving up is what they want from you

‘Rise, Rise, Rise!’ She said
oh, this isn’t the end
no, I don’t believe that it’s over yet

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GAIA GROVE

While primarily a solo artist, Amy enjoys experimenting with other musicians and artists, at times producing music, mixed media, arts & educational events to benefit sustainably-minded non-profits or local organizations through her developing initiative GAIA GROVE (www.gaiagrove.org). A creatrix, oracle reader, priestess, and daughter of the moon, Amy mixes healing arts, nature, circles, ceremonies, and artists into a promising and potent alchemical blend. She has taught workshops on creativity, sound healing, astrology, tarot and more from Sacred Spaces Village and Burning Man to local community gardens, is a Priestess in the Reclaiming tradition, and has also shared her music at the International Alchemy Conference.

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photo by Stephen Readmond at Starhawk LA 2014 Winter’s Dream & Spiral Dance, Amy central on floor in white at drum

Amy Clarke, is a gifted musician, composer, performer, priestess, artist and intuitive who has played music since age 3, read tarot & oracle cards since she was 10, and studied the cycles of the moon, planets, and the stars since age 18.

She co-founded a women’s spirituality circle which is still active in Washington, DC, Gaia a circle in New York City which began in a humble Brooklyn backyard, and has circled with several different spiritual & community groups including her own Gaia Grove, Reclaiming LA, The Urban Coven, Spirit Weavers, and more.
She has also partnered, trained, studied and/or co-created with Native American Shamans/WisdomKeepers in the Cree/Metis (Frank Menusan) & Lakota (Rachelle Figueroa & Morningstar Foundation et al) traditions,
Starhawk & Reclaiming, The Open Center (NY),
The Studio Theatre & Director Joy Zinoman (DC), Film Director/Musician Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Spiritual Healing Vocal Teacher Dana Calitri,
Master Percussionist Angel Luis Figueroa , Piano Maestro La Palabra, Astrologer/Kabbalist Gahl Sasson (A Wish Can Change Your Life),
The Temple of Visions, Burning Man, LA Burning Man, The International Alchemy Conference, Cross Pollinate LA, and the infinite wisdom of nature.
Amy is an award-winning songwriter, graduate of The School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, a passionate gardener, Earth Mother, and daughter of the moon.

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Amy Clarke at International Alchemy Conference LA Convention Center

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Amy Clarke & Starhawk, with maypole in Micheltorena Elementary Garden

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More Photos from May 4 2013 Silver Lake May Day Garden Parade


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Starhawk 2014 LA Winter’s Dream & Spiral Dance Ritual
Clare Fox, Marcia Lopez & Amy Clarke

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Gaia Grove

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