Crossroads

by Jenna Greene

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I am currently working on my second album "Wild Earth Child," a collection of songs celebrating oneness with nature, myth, magic, hope and healing. The proceeds from this first single "Samhain" will go to the production costs.

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released January 1, 2008

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Track Name: Harvest
Harvest Song

The Sun King embraces the Mother in her fullness
The fruits of labor she now bears
Dance in celebration for the harvest time is here
Feast and mirth are ours to share

Now is the time to bring magic to fruition
Now is the time of thanks and gratitude
We turn the seasons wheel and the darkness closes in
Listen as the Crone whispers to you.....

She sings of the seeds worked upon the field
She sings of the harvest that it gives
She sings of the crops that have fallen to the ground
And the seeds of life yet to live

And she says,
Rest in my darkness. Turn your spirit inward.
Dwell upon the seed and your own spark of life.
Think of all you've conquered. Think of all you've done.
Transform within the magic of the darkening time.”

- copyright J.L. Greene
Track Name: I-Breasil
I-Breasil (The Otherworld)
intro to “Bard Song”
by Irish poet Ethna Carbery (1866 – 1902)

There is a way I am fain to go -
To the mystical land where all are young,
Where silver branches have buds of snow
And every leaf is a singing tongue.

It lies beyond the night and day,
Over shadowy hill, and moorland wide,
And whoso enters casts care away,
And wistful longings unsatisfied.

There are sweet white women, a radiant throng,
Swaying like flowers in a scented wind
But between us the veil of earth is strong,
And my eyes to their luring eyes are blind.

A blossom of fire is each beauteous bird,
Scarlet and gold on melodious wings
And never so haunting a strain was heard
From royal harp in the Hall of Kings.

The sacred trees stand in rainbow dew,
Apple and ash and the twisted thorn,
Quicken and holly and dusky yew,
Ancient ere ever gray Time was born.

The oak spreads mighty beneath the sun
In a wonderful dazzle of moonlight green-
O would I might hasten from tasks undone,
And journey where no grief hath been

Were I past the mountains of opal flame,
I would seek a couch of the king fern brown,
And when from its seed glad slumber came,
A flock of rare dreams would flutter down.

But I move about in an endless fret,
While somewhere beyond earth’s brink, afar,
Forgotten of men, in a rose-rim set,
I-Breasil shines like a beckoning star.
Track Name: Bard
Bard Song

We honor now the Celtic bard
We offer up our praise
Guardians of our mysteries
Keepers of the old ways

We honor the bards of Celtic old
Rememb'ring their ancient stories
Spinning their tales by fire light
Of lovers, legend and glory
Of spells and circles and mother earth
Of healing, seeing and giving
Of ties to the seasons, the sun's rebirth
And all nature's lessons for living

Refrain

We honor the bards of Celtic old
For passing down tradition
Hundreds of songs from memory
Many legends were never written
They kept the dreamer's heart alive
Through story, song and lore
So the Goddess would not be forgotten
Her songs will always endure

Refrain

We honor the bards of Celtic old
Wanderers and sages
Singing in the tongues of
Long-forgotten ages
And with entrancing melody
Their rhythmic spell was cast
Bringing to life our history
Rekindling our past

Refrain

- copyright J.L. Greene
Track Name: Crossroads
Crossroads

Moon mist of endless ages
Through the doorway of eldest sages
Cloaked in the veil, I journey circling
The sacred wheel forever turning

But now I have a choice to make
At the crossroads which path do I take
When hope is lost and faith is shaken
Do I take the path less taken

Old Voices are calling me
To what seems far beyond my reach
Sacred spirals stir in me
Awakened, I must go on

Moonmist of endless ages
Gazing back upon life's pages
The sands of time slip through my fingers
My vision clears, but doubt still lingers

Invoking Gods of mythic might
To let the wings of hope take flight
I take a step, my path is laid
Will they bless the choice I've made

New Voices summon me
To share the songs I weave
Inspiration stirs in me
Awakened, I must go on

Moonmist of endless ages
Countless masks upon life's stages
The lies I've lived, the roles I've played
My dreams denied, my self betrayed

Time to change my destiny
And finally let my soul break free
I lay a new path, I make a new choice
To follow Muse's beckoning voice

New Voices guiding me
All doubt and fear are gone
Sacred spirals flow through me
Awakened, I will go on

Moonmist of endless ages.....
Moonmist of endless ages.....


- copyright J.L. Greene
Track Name: Dance with Me
Dance With Me

You walked in the pub
You'd had enough
Such worry on your face I could tell
So you got to drinkin' to stop you from thinkin'
About your day of living hell

Well the band starts to playin'
The fiddler a-swayin'
The bodhran pounds out a steady beat
How I think it would do you some good
To take my hand and move your feet

(Chorus)
Stop drownin’ your sorrows
And dreadin’ tomorrows
Let your heart be wild and free
Life is for living and love is for giving
So get on the floor and dance with me

Let the rhythm control you
The fiddle console you
The music enfold you in harmony
Take joy in revelry of the melody
Get on the floor and dance with me

Chorus

You don't need a doctor
You don't need a shrink
You don't need to win the lottery
To cure what ails ya it never fails ya
And dancin' is cheaper than therapy

Chorus


Copyright 2008 JL Greene
Track Name: Herne
Herne

Herne Herne Herne
I seek you in the woodlands
Herne Herne Herne
Your fire rages in my heart
Herne Herne Herne
Mist and shadows call thy name
Herne Herne Herne
The Wild Hunter rides

Wood nymphs embody colored, dancing leaves
Ban shees, ban (droi) drees sing through the trees
The darkness call unto my soul
The darkness calls unto my soul

Stag and stallion, guard and guide
Riding through the autumn skies
I hear the bay of charging hounds
I hear the magic horn resound

Seeker of truth, nature's alchemist
Crowned with the great stag horns
He who wears the torc of pow'r
Rider of the wind and storm

Herne Herne Herne
I realize now I am part of the chase
Herne Herne Herne
The hunter and the hunted
Herne Herne Herne
I am the wind, the wind untamed
Herne Herne Herne
I am the dreaming earth

Come to me in the golden fields
The sword of darkness now you weild
As the wheel begins another course
Fill me with your primal force

Seeker of truth, nature's alchemist
Crowned with the great stag horns
He who wears the torc of pow'r
Rider of the wind and storm

Herne Herne Herne
I seek you in the woodlands
Herne Herne Herne
Your fire rages in my heart
Herne Herne Herne
Mist and shadows call thy name
Herne Herne Herne
The Wild Hunter rides
The Wild Hunter rides



- copyright J.L. Greene
Track Name: Lady Moon
Lady Moon

I walk up the autumn road
Heart pounding in my head
Not knowing exactly what I fear but feeling its dread
Dogma shouts behind me as I feel the shackles break
My destiny is now mine to make

Still fighting battles in my head
Of a past that's so long gone
Through pain and perseverance
My freedom has been won
What enchantment now pulls me here, into this haunting place
With ancient stones I stand face to face

Chorus
Lady Moon, Soul of Silver Light
The magic flows and walks me through the night
Summoning me, setting me free, rekindling distant memories
Oh Lady Moon, Arianrhod, Oh Lady Moon, Arianrhod

I now reach the standing stones
And calm falls over me
Surrounded and completed by
A starry autumn breeze
I hear the Ancient's welcome, friends and guides all
Then silence as they wait for my call

I've brought a chant from an old book
That the gates would open to me
But as I walk along this night
My own song I now weave
The gates already open to let me walk between
The magic is with me if I just believe

Bridge
Lady of Mysteries, flying above the trees
Echoing through ancient stone
Calling me back, calling me home

Chorus
Track Name: Acceptance
Acceptance

It's a blonde, tanned world
And I’m a short, round girl
I try to embrace my curves and my ivory skin
They’re sellin' me the message
I don't have acceptance
“Better shape up 'cause you just don't fit in.

Chorus:
It's up to me to block it out
It's up to me to not doubt
My own allure that comes from within
It's not how you look, it's how you see
That defines true beauty
I need to find acceptance in myself

Can't let myself be deceived
By the way I self-perceive
Obsessed with the quest for perfection
Is beauty in a miracle cream
Or surgical extremes
Time to see differently and change direction

Chorus:
It's up to me to block it out
It's up to me to not doubt
My own allure that comes from within
It's not how you look, it's how you see
That defines true beauty
I need to find acceptance in myself
I need to find acceptance in myself

Bridge:
Today I found my fountain of youth
Is love, peace and gratitude
And sharing it all, sharing it all, sharing it all
Is so beautiful

Chorus:
It's up to me to bring it out
It's up to me to not doubt
My own allure that comes from within
It's not how you look, it's how you see
That defines true beauty
I need to find acceptance in myself


Won't go down that road anymore
Won't be the marketeer's whore
I choose to set myself free
There are better things to focus on
Than just how thin or how blonde
When there's a world of suffering, a world in need

Chorus:
It's up to me to make it right
It's up to me to share my light
My own allure that comes from within
It's not how you look, it's how you see
That defines true beauty
I need to find acceptance in myself
We all need to find acceptance in ourselves
Track Name: Rise Up Singin'
Rise Up Singin’
dedicated to the survivors of hurricane Katrina

My hometown streets I don't recognize
I've seen chaos and pain in dying eyes
But oh I'm gonna rise, I'm gonna rise
I'm gonna rise up singin'

No food, no money, no family
They are now the angels that set me free
For them I sing, for their memory
I'm gonna rise up singin'

Chorus
I'm gonna rise, I'm gonna rise
With love, I'm gonna rise up singin'
I'm gonna rise, I'm gonna rise
With love, I'm gonna rise up singin'

Oh, I won't deny my grief
My anger and my disbe lief
But maybe I can bring myself and others relief
If I rise up singin'

There is one thing that will never change

One thing that can't be taken away
The spirit of love that walks with us each day
That helps us rise up singin'

Chorus

I will love and serve those left be hind
Easing suffering becomes my only peace of mind
Hand in hand one day we may find
We all rise up singin'

Someday when I've done all I can
To care well for my fellow man
When my spirit flies far from this land
I'm gonna rise up singin'

Chorus
Track Name: Spring Love
Spring Love

The gray sky is cracked by the light of gentle rays
Whispering spring breezes tell secrets to the mist
Melted snow trickles o'er dark muddied earth
The trees awake and stretch their branches

They wake from their dreams to find this world enchanted
Promises of flowers and newborn hope
Readied now for the silence to end
The air is filled with joyous song

As the birds rebuild their homes and the faeries dance their rounds
I journey deep into the mist and find your love surrounds
You are the newness of the green branches
You are the spring breeze that warms me in the cold
You are the song that fills up my heart
You awaken me and renew my dreams
You awaken me and renew my dreams
Track Name: Legends
Legends (A Love That Legends Are Made Of)
The Handfasting Song

I wish for you a love that legends are made of
I wish for you a love that will always be true
I wish for you a love that is a soft place to fall
A love that shelters you

I wish for you a love that nurtures your dreams
I wish for you a love that makes you all you can be
I wish for a love that lifts you up higher and higher
A love that sets you spirit free

Chorus
A love that lives even beyond life
A love that stands all the tests of time
A place where faith and trust are a given
And every day is made worth living
By what you have together

I wish for you a love that always listens
I wish for you a love that always tried to understand
I wish for you a love ready to take on life's problems
And face the challenge hand in hand

I wish for you a love that savors the present
I wish for you a love that lets go of the past
I wish for you a love that looks with hope to the future
A love rock-solid and steadfast

Chorus 2
And when you look into each other's eyes
May you see a guardian and guide
And cherish each day with each other
Seeing all life’s magic wonder
And all you have together
Track Name: Beltane
Beltane

Come dance the ring and with me sing
Of the queen and king of Beltane
Where the bold Greenman gives his gentle hand
To the Lady of the Land at Beltane

Come brightly dressed and we will bless
The field's success at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Refrain

No longer looms the winter's gloom
The flowers bloom at Beltane
Spring is born upon this morn
The fields adorn at Beltane

With Winter past the light gains fast
Mab's spell is cast at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Refrain

The lover's quest is doubly blessed
At this springtime fest of Beltane
The maiden fair with flowers in her hair
Her love ensnares at Beltane

The sun of gold his ways unfold
Bright and bold at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane

Run away with me to the Land of the Sidhe
Set your spirit free at Beltane
The fires blaze as the fiddle plays
Wild are the ways of Beltane

Dance and drum til the day is done
It's all for fun at Beltane
Love is in the air and mirth to share
A raucous affair is Beltane


Copyright 2008 - JL Greene
Track Name: Soul of Nature
Soul Of Nature
Based on “Charge of the Goddess”
by Doreen Valiente (1922-1999)

I who am the beauty

Of the green earth and white moon
From among the stars
And the mysteries of the waters

The desire of the heart of man
Calls unto thy soul
Arise and come unto me
For I am the Soul of Nature

Who brings life unto the universe
From me all things proceed
And unto me all things must return

Rhiannon, Rhiannon

Beloved of gods and men
Let thine inmost divine self be
Enfolded in the rapture of the infinite

Let my worship be within the heart
That rejoiceth for behold
All acts of love and pleasure
Are my rituals

Therefore let there be beauty,
Strength and power and compassion,
Honor and humility,
Mirth and reverence within thee

And thou who thinkest to seek for me
Know thy seeking shall avail thee not
Unless thou knowest the mystery of

Rhiannon, Rhiannon

If that which thou seekest
Thou findest not within thee
Thou shalt never find it without thee

For behold I have been with thee
From the beginning
And I am that which is attained
At the end of desire

Rhiannon, Rhiannon


Song Copyright 2008 JL Greene
Lyrics Doreen Valiente - Public Domain
Track Name: Believe
Believe

Vs.1: What an adventure we've had, my Friend
But even fairy balls must have an end
As you recount the dances in your head,
I'll tuck you safely in your bed
I must fly, though, I won't be far
Just wish on mushroom, stone or star
Fairies roam but never leave
If in your heart, you believe...

Chorus: In yourself and in your dreams
Believe in fairy balls and fairy queens
When you believe, my darling girl,
You bring fairy magic back to your world

Vs.2: When you wake up, though it may seem,
That Fairyland was just a dream
Remember petal gowns and crystal streams
And the Great Hall of the Fairy Queen
When doubters say we don't exist,
Tell them by pixies, you've been kissed
Trust, though others cannot perceive
Blessings abound when you believe...

Chorus

Vs.3: Dear Child, don't grow too fast
Make childhood moments last and last
Treasure each flower, cherish each day
Remember to laugh your cares away
Keep your wonder and wild heart,
And from the fairies, you'll never part
Fairyland you will always see
If in life's magic, you believe...

Chorus

Fairy Magic back to your world

You bring fairy magic back to your world.