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Monica Max West, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Winner LSC Search For The Song * Runner Up Song Of The Year Contest * UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist
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Call Me By My True Names eue
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inspired by 'Please Call Me By My True Names', by Thich Nhat Hanh

...I am a frog swimming happily
in the clear water of a pond.
And I am the grass-snake
that silently feeds itself on the frog.

I am the child in Uganda, all skin and bones,
my legs as thin as bamboo sticks.
And I am the arms merchant,
selling deadly weapons to Uganda.

I am the twelve-year-old girl,
refugee on a small boat,
who throws herself into the ocean
after being raped by a sea pirate.
And I am the pirate,
my heart not yet capable
of seeing and loving.

...Please call me by my true names,
so I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
so I can see that my joy and pain are one.

Please call me by my true names,
so I can wake up
and the door of my heart
could be left open,
the door of compassion.

I Close My Eyes eue
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in gratitude to all my teachers

Everytime I close my eyes
Everytime - you're there by my side
And I can see your shining face
And joy flows through me like a river, so beautiful and wide

When I close my eyes, you appear
Closing my eyes and breathing in, I feel you near

I go so long forgetting
I lose my way, I travel far from home
Why do I neglect myself?
And how can I forsake you? I don't need to be on my own

When I close my eyes, you appear
Closing my eyes and breathing in, I feel you near

So thank you for everything, you helped me travel far
And I promise to return to you wherever you are
And though your shape shifts a thousand times, you always stay true
Your shape is shifting before me now - but it's always you

When I close my eyes, you appear
Closing my eyes and breathing in, I feel you near
You're my anchor in the storm, the one who went before
You're my guiding light in deepest night, you open the door

Forgive Me eue
'One of my favourites. A real winner.' - PL
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One Red Rose eue
'One Red Rose was the most popular song last summer!' - JP
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Reverence Is The Nature Of My Love eue
heaven is here and now
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Beauty Of You eue
for anyone who has ever longed for someone...
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Love Will Never Leave eue
no coming, no going...
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Lemonade w
when life gives you lemons...
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Happiness Is The Way
there is no way to happiness...
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These Little Things u
The Pret A Manger Song (402 St John Street, EC1)
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Isabella Oh Dear Sangha
a song for a precious girl and for all beings
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Bear Medicine f
honouring the teachings of the great Grizzly Bear - Stop The Hunt!
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Colour Me In t
beyond black and white
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Senor Frijole a
on his neighbourhood charm campaign
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