FALL

trees are turning, leaves are blowing
thru the hair i just shaved
and i find myself thinking about you
cause it’s hard to tell what’s goin on
i can barely read you when you’re open
and now closed you are

nothing mattered, all i wanted
was a happy ending
but we got there a little too soon
and this complicated fabrication
of your journey to yourself
has left our lovelight no room

and it’s hard to tell what’s goin on
i can barely read you when you’re open
and now closed you are
yeah it’s hard to tell what’s goin on
i can barely read you when you’re open
and now closed you are

trees are turning, leaves are blowing
thru the hair i just shaved
and i find myself thinking about you

violet morning following shadows
of the hell we both made
but i’m feeling more steady without you
and i seem to hear you in my mind
i been talking to you like you’re right here
ever how closed you are

and it’s hard to tell what’s goin on i been
it’s hard to tell
it’s hard to tell what’s goin on i been
it’s hard to tell

and it’s hard to tell, it’s hard to tell
and it’s hard to tell, it’s hard to tell



CURTAINS

when the curtains have closed
it will be too late for retribution
when the curtains have closed
it will be too late, too late for retribution

when the curtains have closed

they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home

but when the curtains have closed
it will be too late for retribution
when the curtains have closed
it will be too late

they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home
they’re still calling you home



TUNED IN

there were the times when we’d go
there were the times when we’d fall
there were the times
there were the times when we’d go
there were the times

i just can’t get it out of my head
i just don’t know what to do
all you really need to do is this
you’ve got to follow the advice of a doctor

then someone, someone said
let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food
was it hippocrates
such a better reality isn’t it
such a more peaceful reality

there were the times when we’d go




SIMPLE

i used to think that i could collect love
tethered in diamonds, swirling perfume
i used to think that life would forget its sister
like everyone’s favorite yellow balloon
da da da da da, da da da da

i used to think that i could collect love
but truth only whispers when i’m alone mmmm
and simple is better, nothing is more
simple is better, nothing, nothing is more

i used to think that i could collect love


 

NAIA – WAITING

Time after time you’re back where you started
Back to the middle, now you’re waiting
Time after time you’re back where you started
Back in the middle, now you’re waiting, waiting

Time after time I’m back where I started
Back to the middle, now I’m waiting
Time after time I’m back where I started
Back in the middle, now I’m waiting, waiting

Time after time we’re back where we started
Back to the middle, now we’re waiting, waiting


LOVE IS

Love is blooming everywhere I turn
Love is blooming
Love is blooming everywhere I turn
Love is blooming


REFUGE

Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside

And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float
And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float

Inside, my fire
Inside is my refuge
Inside, my cool
Inside

And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float
And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float

Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside

And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float
And I fall and I trip and I weep
And I rise and I soar and I float

Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge
Inside is my refuge

Inside exists the duality that is me
Cause I am nothing and everything at once


SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (Written by Malena Perez & GummiHz)

Sleepless nights we spend alone, lost in our thoughts
Loneliness brings us closer in our minds

We always find a special place of comfort and peace,
comfort and peace

The dark places that you go in your dreams
It can seem that you fall, but don’t fall away
The empty spaces in our hearts heal with time
Give it time, love and time

We always find a special place of comfort and peace,
comfort and peace

Take away my sleepless night
Take away my sleepless night

The dark places that you go in your dreams
The empty spaces


I CAN’T GO UNDER (Written by Dennis Ferrer & Malena Perez)

I won’t go under, I won’t go under
Don’t bring me under again

I see it’s very clear
you play thief within the shadows
I no longer fear
just because I choose my battles

I can’t go under
I’ve walked down that road before
Ooooohhh, I won’t go under
Under, under, under again

You crossed into a plane
where love blurs its shades of color
You tried to paint my views
Upon goodbye the canvas shudders

I can’t go under
I’ve walked down that road before
Ooooohhh, I won’t go under
I can’t go under
I’ve walked down that road before
Ooooohhh, I can’t go under

Now I’m stronger, now I’m stronger
Stronger, stronger, stronger, stronger

Can’t go under, I won’t go under
Don’t bring me under again


ORIENTE

Cuéntame de Oriente, hombre
De donde naciste
De tu tierra, de tu luna
Que soy tu hermana

Cuéntame de tus pasos, mujer
De tu historia, de la isla
Como sufriste, de donde viniste
Mírame, cuéntame



FREE TO FLY

We are free
We are free to fly
We are free
We are free to fly

Dame la mano, angel
Vamos a valar
Dame la mano, angel
Vente a volar

You are free to fly away
You are free to fly
You are free to fly away
You are free to fly

We are free
We are free to fly
We are free
We are free to fly

Dame la mano, angel
Vamos a valar
Dame la mano, angel
Hay que respirar

Respira, respira
Vente a volar
Respira, respira
Hay que respirar

You are free to fly away
You are free to fly
You are free to fly away
You are free to fly

Why complain all the time
We are surrounded by infinite love
Why complain all the time
We have been given freedom



CHASE THE BUTTERFLIES

What if I told you that you’re beautiful
Would you believe
What if I showed you that you are loved
Would you receive, would you receive me

Now you can let it go
Now you can let it go
It is not what you are
It is not what you are

Chase the butterflies
Chase the butterflies

What if I told you that I did not know
I didn’t know that you were hurt
That you fought for your life
That you cried at night, I didn’t know

Now you can let it go
Now you can let it go
It is not what you are
It is not what you are

Chase the butterflies
Chase the butterflies

What if I told you that you’re beautiful



SURRENDER

You reach for me, you call my name
But I don’t answer
You wonder if I feel the same
How can I know?

When I look to the sky
I see you in the stars
When I reach my hands high
I feel you fallin’ down on me

You’ve got me open
You’ve got me open

You reach for me, you touch my face
Now I surrender
To your kiss, to your love, to your smile
Now I surrender

And when I look to the sky
I see you in the stars
When I reach my hands high
I feel you fallin’ down on me

You’ve got me open
You’ve got me open

Never knew it could feel so sweet like honey
So warm like sunshine

You’ve got me open
You’ve got me open
You’ve got me open
You’ve got me open

Now I surrender



TOMORROW

I said goodbye to you tonight
Oh, how I wanted to stay
But you know it’s not time
Not yet and not this way

I’m waiting for the moment
When I can hold you near
And move with you and say
Come closer

And tomorrow may come
We may find ourselves here
Until then
I hold you dear

You know it’s evident
Feels like a friend come home
And then maybe sometimes
More like a lover not yet known

How am I gonna show you
That I’m ready for this
Want to breathe one breath of life
Come closer

And tomorrow may come
We may find ourselves here
Until then
I hold you dear

I said goodbye to you tonight
You brushed the hair from my face
I look into your eyes
I want to say, come closer

I wonder how long we’ll go
Before tomorrow’s today
With each passing hour
I want to love you

Hold on till tomorrow
Hold on till tomorrow



CUBANITA GROOVE

This is for Minnie, Flora, Gloria,
Amel Larrieux, Jill Scott,
Omara Portuondo, Celia Cruz,
Sade, Mercedes Sosa, Violeta Parra,
Maya Angelou,
My mama,
cubanitas of the world,
the puertorriqueñas of the world,
the dominicanas of the world,
Joni Mitchell, Tracey Thorn,
Navasha Daya
I want y’all to groove
Enjoy



PRAISE THE DAY

Been walkin’ down this road, face to the sun
But no one to guide me, only the stars
There you were, open arms to find me
By the light of the moon

Now I keep movin’ on
I keep seeking your truth
Now nothing can take me away from you

And I praise the day I let you into my heart
The skies were gray, now they open up to greet me
You’ll be there, come what may
You kissed the wings of my soul with your love
And now I praise the day

We go on and on not thinkin’ bout all the people
We’re hurting or healing without a sound
Our history and our destiny are written in the sky
And so it goes with you and I

And I praise the day I let you into my heart
The skies were gray, now they open up to greet me
You’ll be there, come what may
You kissed the wings of my soul with your love
And now I praise the day



CONFESIÓN

Antes de tí, solo podía ver un mar de lágrimas
Y nada más que eso
Entraste tú con un amor tan dulce que me cambió
Y desde entonces ha sido tú

Con cariño, te confieso que te quiero
Porque siempre serás tú
Levantemos cada día y cada amanecer
Porque siempre serás tú

Detrás de mí, ya puedo ver esa jornada de pena
Pero ya la dejo
Antes de mí, ya puedo ver una vida llena de amor
Y la luz de tu alma y sé que serás tú

Toma esta mi confesión
Mírame con compasión
Dame tu amor, tu pasión
Ya te doy mi confesión



STARS

I am not alone, you are not alone, we are not alone

Why do you cry
You are a star
You shine so bright
Just as you are

Fall down to earth
And back again
Up to the sky
My star, my friend

And you will shine, shine
Sparkle and dance
Shine so bright
Your guiding light, shine



WHAT DO I DO

I cry sometimes
Though I try to see the sunshine
It’s hard sometimes
When I’m missing you

I’m down sometimes
You used to pick me up
Now it’s I, now it’s I
Gotta lift my own head up high

And your spirit still flies through me
Takes my breath away
Your soul flying through me
What do I do with that?

I cry sometimes
I still think you’re mine sometimes
When I’m alone
Tryin’, tryin’ to sleep

I’m gonna try to be
The woman you loved
But it’s hard sometimes
Without you, can’t go on without you

And your spirit still flies through me
Takes my breath away
Your soul flying through me
What do I do with that?

Fly, fly, fly through me
Fly, fly, fly through me



NSHALA

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Inshallah, Inshallah
I will be with you
I will be with you



GRACIAS A LA VIDA
(Lyrics and melody by Violeta Parra)

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Me dió dos luceros que cuando los abro
Perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco
Y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado
Y en las multitudes, el hombre que yo amo

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario
Con él las palabras que pienso y declaro
Madre, amigo, hermano y luz alumbrando
La ruta del alma del que estoy amando

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados
Con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos
Playas y desiertos, moñtanas y llanos
Y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Me dió el corazón que agita su marco
Cuando miro al fruto del cerebro humano
Cuando miro al bueno tan lejos del malo
Cuando miro al fondo de tus ojos claros

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto
Me ha dado la risa y me ha dado el llanto
Así yo distingo dicha de quebranto
Los dos materiales que forman mi canto
Y el canto de ustedes que es el mismo canto
Y el canto de todos que es mi propio canto

Gracias a la vida
Gracias a la vida
Gracias a la vida
Gracias a la vida



HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
(Traditional Hymn; lyrics and melody by Robert Lowry & Ira D. Sankey)

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation

No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I’m clinging
Since Love is Lord of Heaven and Earth
How can I keep from singing?

What though the mountains ’round me fall
I hear the truth, it liveth
What though the darkness ’round me close
Songs in the night it giveth

No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I’m clinging
Since Love is Lord of Heaven and Earth
How can I keep from singing?


FREE TO FLY

We are free
We are free to fly
We are free
We are free to fly

Dame la mano, angel
Vamos a valar
Dame la mano, angel
Vente a volar

You are free to fly away
You are free to fly
You are free to fly away
You are free to fly

We are free
We are free to fly
We are free
We are free to fly

Dame la mano, angel
Vamos a valar
Dame la mano, angel
Hay que respirar

Respira, respira
Vente a volar
Respira, respira
Hay que respirar

You are free to fly away
You are free to fly
You are free to fly away
You are free to fly

Why complain all the time
We are surrounded by infinite love
Why complain all the time
We have been given freedom



THIS DAY IS MINE

Wake up and get moving and I know I’m gonna be okay
Cause all I need is right in front of me
These hands were made for love, you see

Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on
Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on

This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine
This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine

Feel now that I’m moving, that I’m gonna be okay
Cause all that I do in this life will prepare me to receive love
The air I breathe brings opportunity
Brings goodness and sadness and joy, and joy

Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on
Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on

This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine
This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine

This day, this world, this love, this life
The air I breathe brings opportunity
Brings goodness and sadness and joy, and joy

Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on
Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on
Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on
Gotta gotta gotta gotta move on

This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine
This day is mine, been down on my luck but I’m feeling fine

Feeling fine, feeling fine



WHAT DO I DO

I cry sometimes
Though I try to see the sunshine
It’s hard sometimes
When I’m missing you

I’m down sometimes
You used to pick me up
Now it’s I, now it’s I
Gotta lift my own head up high

And your spirit still flies through me
Takes my breath away
Your soul flying through me
What do I do with that?

I cry sometimes
I still think you’re mine sometimes
When I’m alone
Tryin’, tryin’ to sleep

I’m gonna try to be
The woman you loved
But it’s hard sometimes
Without you, can’t go on without you

And your spirit still flies through me
Takes my breath away
Your soul flying through me
What do I do with that?

Fly, fly, fly through me
Fly, fly, fly through me



YOU ALREADY KNOW

Never believed the world would cause you so much pain
Never believed a friend could leave you crying here all alone
Never knew you’d have to be a mother to yourself
Didn’t anticipate being on your own now

Say all the things you never said, get all those thoughts out of your head
Free your mind from all the pain, you don’t gotta go back again

You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness is inside of you
You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness you already know

You’re not alone, you know so many suffer, you just don’t see it
You gotta believe you hold the power, turn the bad all around
Go on and give your love, it will return to you all in time
That kind of a feeling you’ve known deep inside

Free your mind from all the pain, you don’t gotta go back again
Just hold on and you’ll be fine, you will see it’ll be alright

You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness is inside of you
You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness you already know

Say all the things you never said, get all those thoughts out of your head
Free your mind from all the pain, you don’t gotta go back again

You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness is inside of you
You know you have a chance to leave it all behind
The secret to your happiness you already know

Free your mind from all the pain, you don’t gotta go back again
Just hold on and you’ll be fine, you will see it’ll be alright, alright



BEAUTY RISES

I heard you cry out, I feel you falling down
Don’t let it hurt you so, it was just a dream
It will pass you by
Cause only beauty rises from the good you do

Don’t ask for more, you will find you have all you need
Don’t ask for more, you will find you have all you need

Rest now, my angel, don’t seek to find anything but truth
You will find you are loved, you will find you have all you need
Cause only beauty rises from the good you do

Hallelujah

Don’t ask for more, you will find you have all you need
Don’t ask for more, you will find you have all you need

Cause only beauty rises from the good you do
Only beauty rises from the good you do

Hallelujah



TOMORROW

I said goodbye to you tonight
Oh, how I wanted to stay
But you know it’s not time
Not yet and not this way

I’m waiting for the moment
When I can hold you near
And move with you and say
Come closer

And tomorrow may come
We may find ourselves here
Until then
I hold you dear

You know it’s evident
Feels like a friend come home
And then maybe sometimes
More like a lover not yet known

How am I gonna show you
That I’m ready for this
Want to breathe one breath of life
Come closer

And tomorrow may come
We may find ourselves here
Until then
I hold you dear

I said goodbye to you tonight
You brushed the hair from my face
I look into your eyes
I want to say, come closer

I wonder how long we’ll go
Before tomorrow’s today
With each passing hour
I want to love you

Hold on till tomorrow
Hold on till tomorrow



OUT OF MY MIND

Why does it seem that I can’t get you out of my mind
Whyyyy
Why though I try no I can’t let you out of my life
Whyyyy

And then you say you love me
And then you smile and tell me that you’ll always be here
But you know I know you, I can’t pretend anymore
So I say goodbye

Why does it seem that I can’t get you out of my mind
Whyyyy
Why though I try no I can’t let you out of my life
Whyyyy

But I keep looking for you, I feel you reaching for me
Cause you’ll always be here
And I know myself and I know that I can’t live
Without you

Why does it seem that I can’t get you out of my mind
Whyyyy
Why though I try no I can’t let you out of my life
Whyyyy

And I know this feeling, I feel you fall into me
And you’ll always be here
And I know I’m falling, can’t deny you anymore
So I say, stay

Why does it seem that I can’t get you out of my mind
Whyyyy
Why though I try no I can’t let you out of my life
Whyyyy



HEAVEN

Tell me what you see
Do you see love in my eyes
My whole body feels light
Weightless with you

Heaven is here with you
Heaven, Heaven, Heaven

Tell me what you feel
Do you feel Heaven too
I never knew love, never
Till there was you

Heaven is here with you
Heaven, Heaven, Heaven

Tell me what you want
I will give you the stars
And when we come back down, back down
Let’s just be here

Heaven is here with you
Heaven, Heaven, Heaven

Heaven is here with you
Heaven, Heaven, Heaven