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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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Rain eue
written with thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh
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You do not speak in vain, you stop this runaway train
You do not speak in vain

I have so much left to learn
Any answers will take a lifetime to discern
I’m on fire: how I burn!
My mind has thousands of wheels and cogs – they start to turn

That’s why I reach for you, I reach for you
I return, return, return back home

And your words fall down like rain on this vast and thirsty plain
I drink them in again, oh, how I need the rain

This scorched and hardened land
A million things I can’t begin to understand
I'm building castles from dust and sand
While you cradle the entire universe in your hand

Even when the seeds lie dormant under ice and snow
Even when a storm brews up, and howling winds do blow
With the rain and sun and soil, flowers find a way to grow
I will reap what I sow, what I sow, what I sow
What I sow, what I sow, I will reap what I sow

Just one drop from this cloud, one drop you speak aloud
One drop from this water, Father, may I be your daughter

Be Beautiful, Be Yourself eue
be free where you are
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So you're shy, why not be shy?
Shy is beautiful
You're impulsive, forgetful and impulsive
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you're beautiful

You wouldn't be half so gorgeous if you tried to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
Be beautiful...Be beautiful, be yourself

You love watching the trains, nothing wrong with watching the trains
In the rain, in the sun, you're beautiful
So you're frightened, I can see that you're frightened
In your fear and your pain, you're beautiful

You can hold your head up high, you can hold your head down low
However you hold it, you're beautiful
Be the best friend you've ever had
'Cause nothing about you is bad
Nothing about you is bad
Be beautiful, be yourself

'Cause you wouldn't be half so gorgeous if you tried to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
No, you wouldn't be half so gorgeous - don't try to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
Be beautiful...Be beautiful, be yourself

Call Me By My True Names eue
inspired by 'Please Call Me By My True Names', by Thich Nhat Hanh
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...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 Was In Love With Being In Love eue
learning to love myself
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Forgive Me eue
apologising for unmindful speech and action
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One Red Rose eue
written on commission for the film 'Something For The Lamppost'
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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
I download or I lyrics or ODS download or ODS lyrics

 

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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