Soul Treads
Soul Threads by Jen Spool
Preview Track   Song Title
1 Asphalt
2 The Cup
3 America
4 Stargazer
5 How Love Goes
6 Candy Coated Memories
7 Aurora
8 Corners
9 Sweet Surrender
10 La Luna
11 Looking
12 Twenty Three

 


 

The Oakland based singer-songwriter's debut CD, "Soul Threads", is about the threads to our collective soul. The themes on "Soul Threads" call to mind early Dar Williams, while Jen's richly textured vocals carry emotionality reminiscent of Kate Wolf.

 

 

Lyrics



All songs written by Jen Spool , ã 2000-2006


 

 

Asphalt

Simple Reminders of the way life used to be.

A hallowed cavern in my heart, Where you used to sleep.

And if I think of you often, It's not my fault.

You're buried Deep, So Deep, In the Asphalt of my heart…

And I don't think could ever forget you.

I don't think I could ever regret you.

And I don't think I could ever forget you, no.

With Simple reminders of the way life used to be.

A hallowed cavern in my heart,

Where you used to sleep.

And if I think of you often,

It's not my fault.

Your buried deep,

So deep, in the asphalt of my mind,

My heart and mind….

 

The Cup

Take my hand, believe my word.

Cause Here I stand, Not gonna fly off Like a bird.

Cause I said I loved you, and I didn't lie.

And love is forever, it knows no time.

Are you an angel, Come here to earth?

And am I the mistress, Of home and of hearth?

Our love is golden, As sure as the sea,

Consistently changing, A blooming tree.

Are we both angels, Come here to earth?

To love and protect her, And honor her worth.

To love those around us, And cherish our friends.

And be who we dream of Until this life ends.

Om, Om, Om

 

America

Open your wings, and take to the sky.

Fly as the free bird you are.

Don't let opinions, of others keep you down,

In a space of despair.

Many days have passed, as the years have gone by.

Many tears have fallen, Since our towers came down.

With your eyes still swollen, And your heart so bruised.

It's heard to discern the truth.

Open your eyes, And take a real good look, At the media today.

Can't help but notice, They have nothing positive to say.

With their red alerts, And this bloody war.

And the government fools, Controlling all w/ fear.

What about our rights? What about our freedom?

What about the truth, we been blind to all this time?

 

 

Open your ears, and hear the voice of peace,

Singing all throughout the land.

There are so many, Who carry flames of faith.

Do not sink into this fear.

Cause All is not so lost, Though we have lost many.

There is still some time; We can find a better way.

War is not the answer, Only ruins the earth.

And destroys our faith in man and woman.

 

Open your heart, And feel the void inside,

Slowly filling in w/ light.

And open your wings, And take to the sky,

Fly as the free bird you are.

 

 

Stargazer

 

 She was rare, She was real.

She was, Some kind of wonderful.

Left you w/ a melancholy sadness,

When she walked away, Oh, When she walks away,

Cause she's a stargazer, Moonlight in her eyes.

Oh, little gypsy vagabond, You're magical in everyway.

And a touch to your soul, Could shatter a mind.

Quiet in words, She glides on & on & on.

 

She wants to be free, No responsibility.

No overloaded shopping bags to lug around.

She's gonna take that plunge, Take to the road and run, run away…

Cause….

She's a stargazer, Moonlight in her eyes.

Oh, little gypsy vagabond, You're magical in everyway.

And a touch to your soul, Could shatter a mind.

Quiet in words, She glides on & on & on.

 

Time is getting heavy, The road is looking good.

She's ready to go, She's gonna take to the road and run,

Run away, run away

Cause….

She's a stargazer, Moonlight in her eyes.

Oh little gypsy vagabond, You're magical in everyway.

And a touch to your soul, Could shatter a mind.

Quiet in words,  She glides on & on & on….

 

How Love Goes

 

Life begins when you think that it's ending.

Children cry when their pains never-ending.

And Love it dies, when you lover is leaving.

And I wish I could explain it, How Love goes,

But I just don't know, No I just don't know.

 Time goes by so fast, when you sleeping

And your dreams seem so real, When you're dreaming.

So you Close your eyes, and you  let it all fade away…..

Life goes on, Children cry, And love it dies when you say goodbye…

Cause time goes by so fast, When you're sleeping .

And your dreams Seem so real, When you're dreaming.

So close your eyes and let it all fade away….

 

Candy coated memories

The candy coated memories.

How sweet to taste them all .

How often we retreat within, Within,

The bottomless deep.

  How sweet of you to think of me.

On this convenient trip.

A walk to the shore as the night kissed the sky.

And we sat there alone, And let out a sigh.

  A whispered hush, Let out with a sigh

A sigh so much, To keep inside.

 

The candy coated memories.

How sweet to taste them all.

How often we retreat,

Within within the bottomless deep.

 

Aurora

 Keep it simple, Keep it pure.

Keep the torch burning upon the shore.

We don't let anyone stand in our way.

Hear the robin as she sings,

What a beautiful day aurora will bring.

The owl screeches, the mouse runs away, and the lions in stance seeking out her prey.

 Push the button, What a mistake.

See what happens, When we rush and make haste.

What will tomorrow hold?

Will our children ever Get to grow old?

  Well we try to keep it simple.

Try to keep it pure.

Keep the torch burning upon the shore.

We don't let anyone stand in our way.

 

Corners

  He called to say hello.

She says she's doing fine.

But she don't mention, In the middle of the night,

He's been on her mind.

 He calls because he loves her.

He thinks of her sometimes.

It was another life time,

When he was, oh so proud' to call her mine.

 Well the seasons have passed, So slowly so fast.

And though he loves another, His feelings feel so vast.

The seasons have passed, So slowly so fast.

And though he loves another,

In the corner of his mind.

 

She calls because she loves him.

She thinks of him sometimes.

It was another lifetime,

When she was oh so proud to call him mine.

  Well the seasons have passed, So slowly So fast

And though she loves another, Her feelings feel so vast.

The seasons have passed, so slowly so fast

And though she loves another,

In the corner of her mind.

Sweet Surrender

Sweet, Sweet, Sweet Surrender

To the Light, In your heart

In your life.

Remember, Who you are,

Where you come From Made up of stars.

Fated and Destined,To change.

Emotions, Riding a Wave.

All These potions, That we have made, we have made.

So now upon us, Are these burdens,

But we are so Brave, We are so Brave.

Cause we will line the ranks with love and forgiveness,

Open our hearts and ride this wave.

It's no longer a question; Our eyes can deceive us,

Don't believe everything that they say.

Cause We are All, We are All

We are All in this together.

We are All, We are All

We are all in this together.

Sweet, sweet, Sweet surrender.

To the Light In your heart For the World

Remember who we are Where we come from

Made up of stars.

Fated and Destined…. To change….

Fated and Destined…. To change…..To change.

La Luna

Singing softly for the moon

Looming brightly up above

Magnifying all this love

Whispering, In a dream

Is how she shares, Her knowledge w/ you.

  Listen close, Listen close,

Don't be afraid, Don't be afraid.

  Walk your path, In the light

W/ grace and gratitude

While your, Softly singing For the moon

Looming brightly Up above

Magnifying All this Love

 

Looking

Looking out through the window

Driving fast in your car

Watching stars through moonlight

The road was dark.

Feels like an ocean, Of sand in my mouth

When I can't remember,

The way it was When we where friends

Instant Implosion

Feels like an explosion of the mind

Which way will the wind blow

How fast to keep up with time

I think of the weather, I look to the sky

I think of how quickly Life changes

Passes bye…

 

Waiting for an earthquake

To settle down

Don't much feel like shaking

But I'm not afraid to fall

Life's an adventure

A climb for success

If we wait till tomorrow

We'll never understand.

Twenty Three

Twenty Three isn't how your gonna be forever

There's a lot of changing going on

And yes we keep rolling on & on

Just like a line in a tasty old blues song

And it is tiring, These things we know

  The inevitable growth of the time line we show

With the time   in our faces, our foremothers know

How quickly the time goes.

And when the turn of the centuries collide

And only those who remain will ever know

Twenty three isn't how our gonna be forever

 


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