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Women In Waiting
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Women In Waiting
Laurie is pictured here at a folk campout with one of her 'Mud Sling Flings'in a celebration of wild women of all ages and stages. These songs were written and performed by Laurie Story in the 90's; they are her raw folk voice chronicling her desire to be partnered and become a mother. From Biological Clock to Bloomin' Of A Rose, she sings of longing and angst, disappointment and disillusionment, self love and honoring, hopeful vision and affirmation to eventual love fulfilled resolution. EnJOY the journey!
CD Song Lyrics Song Sample: Library Full Song: Library Music Video:
1. Women In Waiting
 
2. Anyone For Me
 
3. Biological Clock
 
4. Childless Mother
 
5. Wild Women
 
6. Beautiful Lady
7. Woman, You Are Sacred
 
8. My Own Best Friend
 
9. Angels Flew  
10. Who Eats Who
 
11. Something Between Us
 
12. Bloomin' Of A Rose
13. I Will Dream With You
 
14. Now Here You Are
15. Blessed Child
16. Mama
Women In Waiting

Women In Waiting
© 1996 Laurie Vela

For 18 years, her father came home
between 5 and 6 o’clock.
Her mother would wait with a drink in her hand.
He’d drink it and sometimes they’d talk.

Chorus:
Women in waiting, why are you waiting?
Are you really waiting for your men?
Women in waiting, how long are you waiting?
*If he never comes home, well, what then?

 

For the next 18 years, her husband came home
between 5 and 6 o’clock.
He’d head for the fridge and grab a cold beer.
He’d drink it and she would talk.
Chorus

Now that she’s 40, there’s no one to come home
between 5 and 6 o’clock.
She always keeps busy but she finds herself waiting
 so sometimes she calls me just to talk.
Chorus
(*Add the line So long are you waiting!)

Anyone For Me ©1993 Laurie Vela

Oh God, didn't you make anyone for me?
I always thought there would be
someone, the right one for me

Look at the men who've molded my life.
Is it any wonder that I'm no man's wife?
I always thought this would be a partnered life
But I'm no child's mother and I'm no man's wife

Oh God, didn't you make anyone for me?
I always thought there would be
someone, the right one for me.
Here I am all alone, no one to call home ...

There's a babe in my arms yet but a ghost
I'm no child's mother though I've wanted that most.
I play with your children, i call out to mine.
They whisper back, "Don't run out of time."

Oh God, didn't you make anyone for me?
I always thought there would be
someone, the right one for me.
But here I am all alone, no one to call home ...
I want to be family
Why, God, didn't you make anyone for me?

Biological Clock
©1992 Laurie Vela

I’m a sensual woman … I let my inner child go WILD!
But I try to pay my bills and wipe up all my spills.
I do my part and stay true to my heart.
I’m my own best friend, true to the end.
I look inside and love who I see … it’s so fun to be me!
Yes, I can accomplish any feat.
OOOHHH my life’s completely complete!
Except for that beat … that annoying talk …
Of my biological clock . It goes tick, tick, tick …

Chorus:
Primal beating, primal beating!
It’s in everything I’m eating.
I try not to hear it, try not to fear it,
It’s just a meeting of Spirit.
*It’s just a tick, tick, tick in my heart.
Creative art, every heart has a part.
Creative art, every heart has a part.

O.k., so it’s true, I do need a man;
Someone to understand and hold my hand,
Romance and talk, dance and walk.
Seize the day, sing and play, think and feel!
And it wouldn’t hurt if he had some sex appeal.
But some things you can’t plan like the finding of a man
And even if you find one, your trial’s just begun.
For once your soul is bared, he’ll probably run scared.
So the next time I feel my heart start to jump,
I’ll just try to silence the sound of … thump, thump, thump …
Chorus
*It’s just a thump, thump, thump in my heart.

To everything a season, each relationship a reason.
Alone, I hold my head up with dignity.
I embrace my universal family unity.
Easier said … when the wedding bells in my head start to ring,
I just reaffirm that timing is everything.
More than 1 need plants a seed.
So I try not to feel needy, try not to look greedy.
And if I should see him across the room ….
 I can only hope he doesn’t hear the boom, boom, boom …
Chorus
*It’s just a boom, boom, boom in my heart

 

Childless Mother
©1997 Laurie Vela

I’m a childless mother who’s dancing free.
Reaching for the child who’s calling to me.
We embrace in the space where dreams are born
believing in love our family will form.

Chorus:
Childless mother with an empty womb.
Too much freedom, too much room.

Children are playing, oh how they shine.
I love them almost as if they were mine.
We delight in each other speaking as one
but when it’s time to be home,
they turn to their mom.
Chorus

Children are crying, oh with such pain.
They cry for their answers, somebody explain.
I give them my voice both joyous and stong
but when it’s time to believe,
they turn to their mom.
Chorus

I’m a childless mother who’s dancing free.
Reaching for the child who’s calling to me.
We embrace in the space where dreams are born
believing in love our family will form.
Chorus
I’m a childless mother who’s dancing free...

Wild Women  ©1998 Laurie Vela Flower Seed

Mama told me to see through his eyes.
"You'll do the lion's share of compromise.
That's just what woman do," Mama said to me.
I said "Ya but Mama, is that who we were meant to be."
Chorus:
Women are born wild, instinctive and free.
Strong as the mountain, courageous as the sea.
Wild like a tangled tree that nature needs to prune.
So wild women want to howl at the moon.
Ya wild women want to howl at the moon.

 

He said "I'll take care of you, just call me the boss."
I said"I'll dare for new and count the loss."
He cried"It can't be done!" as I hung up the phone
to chant i'd won as a woman who will walk alone.
Chorus

My grandmother came to me one night in a dream.
She said we were both right, my mama and me.
That generations were born out of love and compromise
But I should hold out for a man who
tries to see with a wild woman's eyes.
Chorus
Howl for wild women ...
Howl for the questions that leave us torn ...
Howl for wild women ...
Howl for generations born ...
Howl for wild women ...
Howl for wild women ...
Howl for wild women ...
Howl ....

Beautiful Lady ©1995 Laurie Vela

Chorus:
Beautiful lady, I love you so. You are sunshine with a rainbow in tow.
You're a flower opening in snow. I love you and I want you to know.

In a lifetime of lovers, I'd say you're true
ever steady, ever faithful, that's you
Good hearted woman, kind through and through.
There is love in everything you do.
Chorus

You wrap me in smiles, when I'm feelin' blue
ever present, ever caring, that's you
Sensitive best friend refuge from storm
I'm always safe, here in your arms.
Chorus
I love you and I want you to know. I love you.

Woman, You Are Sacred (originally titled Blessing Way)  
©1998 Laurie Vela Flower Seed  (Drum Song)

Chorus:
Woman you are sacred, Child you are free
Friend you are a blessing, A blessing to me   

I honor the woman, I honor all that's free
I honor you friend, A blessing to me 
Chorus

I celebrate the woman, I celebrate what's free
I celebrate you friend, A blessing to me
Chorus

I'm thankful for the woman, I'm thankful for what's free
I'm thankful for you friend, A blessing to me
Chorus

I dance with the woman, I dance with what's free
I dance with you friend, A blessing to me
Chorus

Friend you are a blessing, A blessing to me
Woman you are sacred ...

Options instead of Woman:
Brother/Sister/Human
People/Children/Friends

Sung here with the word 'people' and a children's chorus in 2008:
Spirit Sing
Chorus:
People we are sacred, Children we are free
Friends we are a blessing, A blessing to Thee 

We honor the sacred, We honor the holy
We honor the One, Source from where we've come 
Chorus

We celebrate the sacred, We celebrate the holy
We celebrate the One, Source from where we've come 
Chorus

We dance the sacred, We dance the holy
We dance the One, Source from where we've come
Chorus

I dance with the woman, I dance with what's free
I dance with you friend, A blessing to me
Chorus

Friends we are a blessing ...

My Own Best Friend ©1998 Laurie Vela

When I look in the mirror, who do I see?
I see my  best friend smilin' at me.
Well o.k., o.k., she doesn't smile everyday
but I know I will find in the mirror or my mind
my best friend standin' true to me.

I am my own best friend.
I will be true to the end.
I am the one that is who I am.
 I am my own best friend.
To my needs I attend.
I am the one that is who I am.

When I look in the mirror, I see year after year.
I see a lifetime of love. I see tear after tear.
I see who I am is who I must be.
I'm my own best friend and I'm true to me.
It wasn't always this way.
It wasn't always o.k.
to give myself this much love.
It wasn't always like now.
I didn't always know how
to reach inside and give myself a hug.

When I look in the mirror, who do I see?
I see my best friend and it's true beauty.


Angel’s Flew
©1996 Laurie Vela

Chorus:
Angels flew me from my home.
I grabbed that holy hand.
They gave me wings so I could fly.
Now, I don’t know how to land.

Life in the hollers was sweet and good.
Our shack was made of tar paper and wood.
We didn’t get out much I reckon because …
Daddy said kinfolk was all there was.
Ya, daddy said kinfolk was all there was.
Chorus

Mama she learned us all how to read.
I never could fill up on that need.
We didn’t go to school ‘cept I sure wanted to.
Daddy picked banjo best I ever knew.
Ya, daddy picked banjo best I ever knew.
Chorus

Big sister had her a youngun’ early on.
I knew then it was time I was gone.
For daddy was the daddy of that baby.
And I didn’t like the way daddy was looking at me.
No, I didn’t like the way daddy was looking at me.
Chorus

Life in the hollers was sweet, it’s true.
But every day, I thank God I flew.
For women in the hollers, they wear just one face.
And for my wings, there ain’t no space.
No, for my wings, there ain’t no space.
Chorus
No, I don’t know where to land!

Who Eats Who ©1993 Laurie Vela

Once upon a time I was a little girl who knew how to trust.
I listened to adults defining me and i strove to do what I must.

Once upon a time I believed in a prince who would and could
soothingly convince me of happy hearted heated healing harmonious ever after ...
One to dance the music, share the dreams, cry the tears of laughter

But men they think with their hard on heads
and women are striving to be fed
children believe whatever is said
humanity, humanity, can it be dead
and can it ever, will it ever be found in bed?

So many decisions are based on sex.
How can something so simple be so complex?
Humanity first, does there have to be a winner?
Who earns the bread? Who cooks dinner?
And if men they thinking with their hard on heads
and women are striving to be fed,
Who eats who and when we're through,
what is left for the children to do?

Humanity, humanity, humanity, humanity,
can it ever, will it ever be found in bed?

Something Between Us ©1997 Laurie Vela

There is something, something between us …

Could be a man-woman thing, a father daughter thing,
a Venus-Mars, Scorpio Aquarius thing …
This thing, something between us.
Could be a blood sugar thing, a PMS thing,
A vitamin deficiency, weight control, morning person thing …
This thing, something between us.
CHORUS:
Could be anything, anything at all.
This something, something between us.
What is this thing?*
It’s something …

There is something, something between us …

Could be a 7 year thing or a 3 year thing or a 9 month thing
Or a stress-induced, job-related, power trip, credit card, money thing …
This thing, something between us.
Could be a friends thing, a different circles thing,
A lack of mutual interest, t.v. couch potato, video game, computer thing .
This thing, something between us.
CHORUS

There is something, something between us …

Could be a border thing, could be a limit thing,
Could be a town or a city or a country or a tribal or a racial thing … This thing, something between us.
Could be an angel thing, could be a church thing,
Could be a God Jesus Buddha, past life Spirit thing …
This thing, something between us.
(CHORUS + TAG)

What is this thing?*

Could be anything, could be everything,
Oh it’s nothing, yes, it’s something!
This thing, something between us …

There is something, something between us …

(Repeat last line and fade-speak: There is some thing …)


Bloomin' Of A Rose   ©1998 Laurie Vela  

Hold my hand, let's go deep. This is heart we can keep.
Love that will unfold ... like the bloomin' of a rose.

Chorus:
Like the bloomin' of a rose, like the bloomin' of a rose.
Love that* will unfold *(will be told, time just grows)
like the bloomin' of a rose.

Speak my name, sound your choice. This is heart that has a voice.
Love that will be told ... like the bloomin' of a rose.
Chorus

Dance with me ever more. This is heart we can explore.
Love that time just grows ... like the bloomin' of a rose.
Chorus

Like the bloomin' of a rose, like the bloomin' of a rose.
Our hearts engage what simple beauty knows ...
like the bloomin' of a rose. (Repeat stanza)

I Will Dream With You  ©1998 Laurie Vela

If I could, I would make your dreams come true.
I would gladly do that for you.
Let's look inside, find the dreams you hide,
in me you can confide, I am on your side.

Whatever your dreams are of ...
I will hold them with respect and love.
Tell me what your dreams are of.
Share your dreams with me, I will try to see,
help you set them free, dreams should come to be.

So if I can, I will help your dreams come true.
I will gladly do that with you. I will stand with you.
Help you dream them through. Help you dream them true.
I will dream with you. I will gladly dream with you.
I will dream with you. (Repeat and fade)

Now Here You Are ©1997 Laurie Vela

Well I walked and I wandered to the rainbow's end
seeking and searching someway I could mend
this hole that kept hurting, just how could I start?
The colors clapped and they laughed and put hope in my heart!

Chorus:
Now here you are, smiling at me.
The love that is us and our family.

Well I walked and I wandered to thesunshine's end
seeking and searching someone to call friend.
What i found was a dream, smiling at me
so I hugged it and I loved it, 'til it came to be!
Chorus

Well I walked and I wandered to the waterfall's edge
peeking and perching on that liquid ledge.
Water sparkled and splashed, singing her song.
She quenched me and sent me to who i belong.
Chorus x2

Blessed Child ©1999 Laurie Vela

Blessed child, sacred gift, I welcome you now.
I make room in my life and I offer this vow…
I vow to honor you and to cherish you, do my absolute best.
Say no when it’s needed, more often say yes.
May your spirit be nurtured, may you know you can fly.
I vow to give you safe nest. I vow to give you the sky.
Chorus:
And may you always feel like you can shine.
May you always know who you are is just fine.
You are created free and yet we’re family
So I vow to give you what’s mine.
I vow to give you my heart, my home and my time.

Sacred child, blessed gift, we’re so glad you’re here.
We hold you with open arms, in love we hold you so dear.
Please feel safe and secure, may your essence stay true and pure.
As you grow into who you’ll be, I vow to love you unconditionally.
Chorus (repeat last line)

Mama ©1996 Laurie Vela

Mama sang sweet to me ... from before I was born,
musical sea, through every storm, mama sang sweet to me.
Thank you mama, thank you mama.

Mama taught me to sing ... from before I was born,
musical sea, through every storm, mama taught me to sing.
Thank you mama, thank you mama.

Mama sang to the world ... from before I was born,
musical sea, through every storm, mama sang to the world.
Thank you mama, thank you mama.

Mama sang the whole song... from before I was born,
musical sea, through every storm, mama sang the whole song.
Thank you mama, thank you mama.

Mama sings on and on ... from before I was born,
musical sea, through every storm, mama sings on and on.
Thank you mama, thank you mama. Mama sings on and on ...
Thank you mama, thank you mama. Mama sings on and on ...
Thank you mama, thank you mama, thank you mama. Mama sings on and on.

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