Here is a selection of lyrics from our first CD

Asante (Thanks) – from Cheza
By Paul Weber

First came voice
Then came drum
Together, under the African sun
And their child was the dance
And the people sang a song of thanks

Yelelele yelelele Asante

Song for their work
Song for their play
Song to keep all bad spirits away
For the mother giving birth
For the old ones living under the earth

Yelelele yelelele Asante

Well they says those days are gone
But the rhythm forever and ever lives on
In our hearts and in our minds
Calling us home
From a far away time

Yelelele yelelele Asante


Sister Celeste – from Cheza
By Paul Weber

In this troubled country
Generals rule our lives with a fist of fear
Those with the courage to speak out
They are the first to disappear

Chorus:
Sister Celeste, come take my hand
And we will fly cross all borders to Canada
Sister Celeste, come take my hand
And we will fly

Well the juinta they call me a rebel
Because of all the questions that I ask
Like was Jesus a communist
Some day the first will be last

Chorus

Last night the soldiers came searching
With their U.S. army helicopter lights
But I was warned they were coming
So I vanished into the night

Chorus

My father he once told me
Of a land of freedom and a thing called snow
Far over the mountain
Father your words guide us as we go

Chorus

La liberdade mi llamo (repeat)


Nouvelles Directions – from Cheza
By Paul Weber

Every kiss every smile it’s another mile
Along this road, and I don’t know where it’s going
Every time you look at me, I’m sailing out to sea
And the current is so strong, I feel that I’m flowing

Chorus:
Nouvelles, nouvelles direction

Every whisper, every sign, it’s another sign
I try to read, know my destination

Every touch of hand I’m in a foreign land
A foreign sky, a new constellation

Chorus

Cathy, je me promene avec toi
Cathy, je me promene avec toi

Could be near could be far, Ottawa or Dakar
The dessert sands, or down by the sea

‘Cause every kiss every smile it’s another mile
Along this road, and it’s leading me

Chorus


Shadow of the patriarch – from Cheza
By Paul Weber

Lord of the darkness
Father of the night
You claim you are fearless
But you run from the light

There are echoes of your darkness
In every face I see
But when I stare into the mirror
You stare right back at me

Chorus:
And I’m running
Running in the dark
Oh and I’m living
In the shadow of the patriarch

She knows your secret
Sees it in your eyes
So you put her down
And silence her with lies

You keep her bound in chains
You keep her in control
You abuse her body
But you cannot touch her soul

Chorus:
And she’s running
Running in the dark
Ooh and she’s living
In the shadow of the patriarch

Refrain:
Ooh and it’s been a long time
Ooh it’s been a long time (repeat)

Someday end this darkness
We shall build a light
And drive you from your hiding place
Father of the night
As you stumble from your darkness
Your shadows will disperse
And together you and I will dance across the tired earth

Chorus

Ooh and stop running
Running in the dark
Ooh and stop running
In the shadow of the patriarch

In the name of the father
In the name of the sun
Put the baby in the water
Thy kingdom come
Thy kingdom’s done

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