SWALLOW THE SUN

by liza garza

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w.robbie ok, I know this may sound crazy, but compare this track to, for example, a 'hymn to aphrodite'. Favorite track: That's the Beauty of Life.
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about

I grew up in a house where music was the backbone to our lives, my first performance wasnt really a performance, it was just an intimate glimpse into my interpretation of love and life and pain, right in my parents living room, or my grandmothers living room, or my aunts living room, with all my family gathered with all their instruments and voices. this album is in honor of that intimacy, that heritage, that blessing. its super unplugged and raw and simple. pray yall find as much good in it as I have while creating it!

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released April 26, 2013

All Songs Written and Arranged by Liza Garza

Executive Producer: Liza Garza

Musical Director: Dominic Garcia

Bass, Guitar, Cajon: Dominic Garcia

Photography: Eli R. Lakes

Art Direction: Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Vocals Recorded by Eric Martinez at East Side Tone.
Instruments Recorded by Dominic Garcia at BloomBeautiful Studios.
Mixed and Mastered by Eric Martinez at East Side Tone

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Track Name: That's the Beauty of Life
hey yeah
yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah

hey yeah
yeah yeah

i can't guarantee tonight tomorrow or next week next year.
i can't say those things although i know there just so sweet to hear

i don't what life may bring,
summer may feel like winter, fall like spring.
all i know is i love your right now
and right now is our everything

and thats the beauty of life
and thats the beauty of love

and thats the beauty of life
and thats the beauty of love

and thats the beauty of life
and thats the beauty of love

and thats the beauty of life
and thats the beauty of love

now
right now is all we have
and if you take my hand
we'll see just where we land

now
right now is all we have
and if you take my hand
we'll see just where we land
right now


he is so hood and so holy
and so slowly taking advantage of me

making me secure of my every insecurity but doing so secretly
so secretly i whisper sweet nothings
how sweet some things can never be repeated to a soul
my love lets my lust unfold

into the most inappropriate gesture
at the most appropriate time
i could just stay
here forever

I've never learned to love like this
i've never served a man like this
beggin him to use my body in remembrance of his lord
of my lord
oh my lord
my life my death all intertwined
so i'm taking my time and rushing to love him
sincerely
and wholesome
sincerely
i've told him

secrets that make the flowers blush dew
secrets that make my mamas words true
satisfaction is being his lady and his lover

his sister and his brother
his daughter and his mother
his companion and his cover like soft cotton clothing
guarding his most intimate parts
guarding my most delicate heart

like warriors girded with the finest armor
in the bloodiest combat
on the last date of battle
breathing sweat and tears
erasing doubt and fears as he unsheathes his sword

and begins with the name of his lord
of my lord
oh my lord
i could just stay here forever…
Track Name: Gather 'Round
come and gather round
sing a joyful song
come and gather ‘round together

leave your fears behind
i will leave mine
we can start right now together


love
im tired of being a fool
you're tired of being one too
no longer waste our time
fightin screaming hurting blamin
love
is right here in front of me
is right here in front of you
lets start right now honey
loving dreaming freeing singing

nows the time for me to fly
nows the time for us to rise
nows the time we touch the sky
swallow the sun and shine so bright

nows the time for me to fly
nows the time for us to rise
nows the time we touch the sky
swallow the sun and shine so bright

come and gather round
sing a joyful song
come and gather round together

leave your fears behind
i will leave mine
we can start right now together

come and gather round
sing a joyful song
come and gather round together

leave your fears behind
i will leave mine
we can make this last forever


learned
from all the games that we play
but all of that stops today
don't wanna waste my time
aching, breaking, crying, begging


love
is right here in front of me
is right here in front of you
lets start right now honey
loving dreaming freeing singing

nows the time for me to fly
nows the time for us to rise
nows the time we touch the sky
swallow the sun and shine so bright

nows the time for me to fly
nows the time for us to rise
nows the time we touch the sky
swallow the sun and shine so bright


come and gather round
sing a joyful song
come and gather ‘‘round together
leave your fears behind
i will leave mine
we can start right here together

come and gather round
sing a joyful song
come and gather ‘round together

lay your burden down
i will lay mine down
we can start right now together
Track Name: My People
my people say
the time is right now right now
my people say the time is right now right now



for the sake of love
for the sake of beginning in the name of god
for the sake of ending in the name of god
for the sake of truth and prophetic traditions
for the sake of the word, and holy scripture
for the sake of divine inspiration
for the sake of all the sacrifices you're making
for the sake of every honorable intention,
and every missed execution
for the sake of
a righteous nation
or a blessed union
or a worthy woman, or a worthless woman

for the sake of
every prayer answered and
every prayer unanswered
for the sake of gratitude and every grand gesture, or every small gesture
and for all that is hidden
for the sake of all that is written
for the sake of all they have taken
and all you have given

for the
victims of violence
and for all those forced silent
or beaten breathless
or born lifeless
every triumph and every tragedy
for the sake of every loss and every victory

for the sake of our ancestors
and the elders and profets
for the sake of our husbands
our sons and our daughters

for the sake of peace
for the sake of freedom
for the sake of flying
for the sake of dreaming
Track Name: Lock Load
like a game of russian roulette
we are rushing from wisdom
rushing wishing
falsely hoping
like it wasnt written
spoken
by the token of time through the ages man is lost
yet we toss our tender treasures
to the cold silent circle
to the black iron barrel
taking our chances
risking our magic
our solemn secret
chalk lined laid out in public
so pretty and perfect
the sound of our moaning
yearning for a few final seconds to make amends with
to seek forgiveness
seek salvation
seek protection
submit to something good and gracious
our father who art in heaven
to balance my anxious with my patience
not take undeserved kindness for granted
yet be certain
we've been given the access to ascend to great stations
our lord choose us this perfect creation
or wretches in waiting
too foolish to know the difference
but i swear i witness
the majestic in my daughter laughing
in my mother loving
the water flowing
the moon glowing
the flower blushing
the sky is open
we could all be rushing into gardens
lest we not all forget our visions
we could all be rushing into gardens
lest we not forget our visions
time is ticking


eenie meenie miny moe
tip toe tic tock
lockload aim cock pop

eenie meenie miny moe
top top tic tock
lock load aim cock pop