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  • Children's Dawn Blessing

  • There Burns the Flame

  • Sundancer

  • Parnie's Song (Artist Notes)

  • Thunder

  • Grandmother's Heart (Artist Notes)

  • Tunkasila

  • In Spirit's Realm

  • Butterfly Concerto (Artist Notes)

  • Turning Point

  • Let There Be Peace

  • Album Credits




CHILDREN'S DAWN BLESSING


Artist Note: I first wrote this prayer in English.  Then it was translated to Lakota.

With translation to a metaphoric language, some of the English wording gets altered in the translation.

Knowing this, I then asked for the prayer to be translated back to English from Lakota.

The result was the words used for this prayer.


On the recording the Lakota is spoken first, then the English,

but for our purposes here I will list the English translation first.


Grandfather, give blessing to all children who live upon earth and also give blessing to the seven generations that are coming.


Give a clear mind and will to the children who walk toward the future, so that they understand and know peace all over the universe.


Let them have generous affection and well-being, so that all that grows and lives upon earth will be good and strong.


Allow them compassion so that all relations will live...


All of My Relations




Lakota Words:


Tunkasila, maka akan wakanija ninunpi ki hena iyuha wo'okiye wicak'u ye.

Nan wicoicage sakowin u ki hena ko wo'okiye wicak'u ye


Tokatakiya wakanija manipi ki hena tawacinpi nan tawowacinpi  ki wicakiciyubleza ye,

hecel maka sitomniya wowahwala nan wotakuye okahnigapi nan slolyapi ktelo


Wacantognake nan wicozani ki hena yuha wicakiyiye,

hecel maka akan taku ninpi ki hena ko iwastepi nan was'agya icagapi kte lo.

Wounsila yuha wicakiyiye, hecel otakuye oyas'in ninpi kte lo. Mitakuwe Oyas'in


Tag:

Wakan Tanka!  Mitakuwe ob iyuskinyun wanin kte lo!

(Great Spirit! I will live joyfully with my Relations!)











Music by Denean / Prayer by Denean


(A portion of the melody is an adaptation from

original pow-wow dance song by Howard Bad Hand)

Translations by Howard Bad Hand


© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved





THERE BURNS THE FLAME


Somewhere deep inside of you / Burns the light of sacred truth

Can you find it / Can you find the flame


'Tis a journey you must make / On your own to that holy place...Inside you

There burns the flame


Mysteries of another world / Hid beneath the veil

Infinite universe / Within you prevails

There burns the flame


Spinning on the sacred wheel / Of this life / Find what's real

Look beyond the form...for there burns the flame


Radiant light shining through / May heaven's way come forth in you

Deep in your heart / There burns the flame


Wheel of life, teach us now / To walk the crimson road

Bringing forth to this world / The light of the soul

There burns the flame


Somewhere deep inside of you / Burns the light of sacred truth

Can you find it / Can you find the flame

Inside you / There burns the flame

Can you find it / There burns the flame

Deep inside you / There burns the flame

There burns the flame / There burns the flame





Written by Denean



© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved




SUNDANCER


Artist Note:  This song honors a most beautiful and sacred ceremony: The Sun Dance.

This ceremony is the highest spiritual expression of the Lakota people. With great reverence

I offer this song as the expression of my experience with this ceremony.



Sundancer, attach your spirit to the light / Dance for the people...sundancer

Sundancer, like an eagle you take flight / Your heart is strong...you sing your song


Drums like Thunder / As you dance across the sky

We stand in wonder / At this gift you give


Sundancer, attach your spirit to this tree of life / Prayer for peace...pray for peace

Sundancer, pray for the little ones we bring into this world today / May they find their way


Drums like Thunder / As you dance across the sky

We stand in wonder / At this gift you give...sundancer


Lakota:

Wankatakiya etunwan was'agya waciyo!

(Looking upward, dance with strength!)

Tunkasila iyuskinyan cekiyayo!

(Joyfully, pray to Tunkasila!)

Mitakuwe ob yanin kte lo!

(You and my relations will live!)


Sundancer, attach your spirit to the sun / Dance for your people now / Dance for our people too

Sundancer, may all hearts become as one as we dance with you

As we dance with you / May we dance with you / Dance with you


Sundancer...Sundancer...Sundancer...Sundancer











Music / Lyrics Written by Denean

Verse melody: adaptation from "Rio Grande"

(a pow wow dance song) by Howard Bad Hand

Lakota Lyrics: Howard Bad Hand


© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved





PARNIE'S SONG

(Instrumental)


Artist Note:  During a time when my Dad was very ill,

I would sit and play this melody for him.

He loved it so much, I decided to name it for him.

Hope you enjoy it too!


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THUNDER


The winds of fate are blowing now / The sky is turning gray

Thunder Beings dancing / They listen to us pray


When man sits all alone / It is himself that he must face

In the stillness of his truth / How it makes him so afraid

As he sees the limits of his power / He bows his head in humility

New life is born from Thunder!


Terrified and trembling / We watch the earth transform

We belong to her, but we forgot / We did not heed the warnings


And as we sit alone / It is ourselves that we must face

No one can decline / For we are all the human race

As we face the consequences of our deeds / Our hearts are filled with shame

The hooves of Thunder!


Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Oh Thunder

Thunder, Thunder...Thunder!


Horse People talking / The silence is shocking / Stirring the heart of man

House of cards is collapsing / The people are asking / They sing the song of

Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder...


Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Oh Thunder

Thunder, Thunder...Thunder!


Terrified and trembling / We watch the earth transform

We belong to her, but we forgot / We did not heed her warnings


And as we sit alone / It is ourselves that we must face

In the stillness of the truth / The illusion falls away

As we see the limits of our power / We bow our heads in humility

God comes forth in Thunder...

In Thunder, In Thunder, In Thunder, In Thunder,

In Thunder!



Written by Denean



© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved





GRANDMOTHER'S HEART

(Instrumental)


Artist Note: Allow yourself to be at one with our Earth Mother. 

Abide there with her as you listen...

She will bless you!


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TUNKASILA

(Grandfather)


Artist Note: This song is my personal prayer to the Creator.

The word Tunkasila means Grandfather.  It also means "all that has come before".

I am honored that my Lakota friend has added his prayers to mine.


Tunkasila / Tunkasila

Hear me as I pray


Tunkasila / Tunkasila

May you guide each step on this earthly way


And as I walk...May I always remember / The trials of my sisters and brothers

And may I know them with a heart of compassion / May I know each one / Through your perfect love

Tunkasila, Tunkasila, Tunkasila, Oh Tunkasila


Tunkasila / Tunkasila

Hear me as I pray


Tunkasila / Tunkasila

May you guide each step on this earthly way


And may I live / By the ways you have given

In service on this earth / Oh, may we walk as one

And may I know in my heart all my relations / May I know each one / Through your perfect love

Tunkasila, Tunkasila, Tunkasila, Oh Tunkasila




Lakota Prayer


Tunkasila, wowakan nan wowaste unyak'upiki hena wopila unkeniciyapelo

(Grandfather, the sacred and good things you have given to us.  We say thank you for them)

Yuwanjila maunipi kte lo Tunkasila

(We walk as one, Grandfather)

Nan wowahwala, wotakuye, wicozani, nan wicouncage, Tunkasila, yuha naunjinpi ktelo. Tunkasila.

(...and tranquility, making of relations, well-being, and the growth of all things, Grandfather...are what we will stand with Grandfather.)

Mitakuwe iyuha unsiwicunlapi nan, Tunkasila, iyuskinyan unipi ktelo, Tunkasila.

(All of my relations, we will love...and Grandfather, we will live joyfully. Grandfather.)




Back to lyric:

Tunkasila, Tunkasila / Hear me as I pray.








Music and Lyrics by Denean

(Lakota Prayer Translation of Prayer by Howard Bad Hand)


© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved





IN SPIRIT'S REALM


You say you never want to see him again / You walk away in anger and fear / Afraid to face yourself

Truth is calling, but you don't hear / Truth is calling, but you can't hear


You push away the love you feel inside / It's so hard to see it clear / How to make the choices for what's right

Truth is calling, can you hear / Truth is calling, can you hear


Take it to the higher place of love / See it in a different light from above

Take it to the higher place of love / Live the truth your heart is dreaming of


Remove the estrangement / Locked within yourself

Create a new situation / And there you'll find real wealth

Possession of great measure...In Spirit's realm

Heavenly treasure...In Spirit's realm


It's a journey you must make alone / Uncharted course...you're on your own / You must seek to overcome the fear

For truth is calling you to hear / Truth is calling for you to hear


Take it to the higher place of love / See it in a different light from above

Take it to a higher place of love / Live the truth your heart is dreaming of


I pray for you / Don't fall to passion's illusion / I pray for me / May we rise above confusion

May we both learn Spirit's realm / It's time we learn Spirit's realm


Take it to the higher place of love / See it in a different light from above

Take it to the higher place of love / Live the truth your heart is dreaming of...repeat...fade






Written by Denean



© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved




BUTTERFLY CONCERTO

(Instrumental)


Artist Note:  Butterflies are a symbol of self-transformation. 

Let go of resistance to change and allow yourself to be transformed. 

Find your wings...and fly!


Verse melody: adaptaion from "Howard's Concerto" by Howard Bad Hand 

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TURNING POINT



Artist Note:  You will find that the focal point of this song is the decision to walk the Red Road.

To the Lakota people, the spiritual path is called the Red Road. It's called a road because in order for

a road to be useful, you have to walk on it.  This is true no matter what spiritual path one

chooses to follow.  What is significant here is finding one's inner truth and living it.



Whispering on the night wind / Hear the cry on man

Searching for a meaning to his life


In his private silence / Alone in his darkness

His heart is finally open to the light


O heyo, O heyo...He glimpses the red road

O heyo, O heyo...Will he follow the red road?


Torn between the truth / He feels deep in his heart

And all the worldly tempters in their pride


They battle for possession...of his very soul

While claiming to be working for what's right


In the social order / That dominates the land

Has the seed of truth been cast aside?


Lakota:

Maka akan ninunk'unpi ki wowicake ungnunipi huwo?

(As we live upon the earth, have we lost the truth?)


Thus it may appear so / Convincing by demand

But crouched within the darkness...is the light


O heyo, O heyo...Will he follow the red road?

O heyo, O heyo...will he follow the red road?


Oh, they thought they had won / But the seed of good prevails

As he stands before them all in fearless calm


But most important now / He stands before his maker

Committed to the truth that he has found


O heyo, O heyo...He will follow the red road

O heyo, O heyo...He will follow the red road...repeat...fade








Music & Lyrics by Denean

(Lakota Lyric by Howard Bad Hand)


© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved




LET THERE BE PEACE



I look into your eyes...And I find heaven on this earth

I search within my heart / And I find new feelings in their birth


A love that's growing stronger / A dream that's in my view

We'll walk this earth together...Me and you...in love


Eagle in the sky / You give your blessings to our mother / Soaring there on high

And soaring in the hearts of every woman and man who knows...


This love that's growing stronger / This dream that's in our view

We'll share her love together / We and You...We and you


In perfect love and wisdom...Justice for each

Harmony in all we do...May we live in peace


So look within your heart / And find the truth of all that is

It's not so very far / To this place of heaven's joyful bliss


This love that's growing stronger / This dream that's in our view

To live the way of heaven / In all we do...In all we do...Let there be peace








Music and Lyric by Denean

Lyrical contributions by Howard Bad Hand


© Copyright 1993 Sacred Earth Music, BMI

All Rights Reserved




Special Thanks to:

Mark Derryberry, Larry Thompson, Steve Sykes, Kirwan Brown, Jonas Tauber, Dik Darnell, Howard Bad Hand, Erin Bad Hand, Erika Bad Hand, Jeremy Bad Hand, Wendy Rubin, Tim Saupitty, Michael Martin, Patty Lukenbach, Bob Jacobs, and my family for their constant loving support.


Mixed by: Dik and Mark

Recorded at: FanFare Recording Studios, Golden, CO

Digitally Mastered by: Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Cover Painting: Tim Saupitty, Lawton, OK

Photographs: Wendy Rubin, The Human Touch, Boulder, CO

Insert Photo: Marsha Verploegh


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