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Trust What You Hear CD

"I’m always amazed at Laurie's songwriting skills. Every song is audible, accessible and a pleasure to listen to…or sing, or dance to! Laurie is the consummate folk and Spirit-singing professional, for both children and adult…as she would say, for the Young, in heart and spirit, of all ages. True to her folk roots, Laurie will keep the spontaneous elegance of a recording, with little more than mastering as followup. Laurie was singing songs inspired by her son, Jeremiah, since before he was born, and they have continued as a musical team to the present. Masterful accompaniments by David Tralle, Mike Bechler on mando and Jeremiah on keys and uke, round out the magic of Laurie‘s guitar and lovely voice. These songs of the heart are for all people, all ages, all times, from rollicking Spirit songs like Trust What You Hear, Life Is Everlasting and God Spot to beautiful ballads like, Peace Breathing Me, Still Walking, and All My Relations. To lift your heart, to make you want to dance and sing along, you can’t go wrong with this newest CD from Laurie's New Thought Families collection." ~ Yogi Keith Lickey
Lyrics & Song Samples from
Trust What You Hear :

1. I Remember
8.IAmFree
2. When Spirit Says
9. Ask In Faith
3. God Spot
10. Still Walking
4. House Of Prayer
 
11. Life Is Everlasting
5. My God Rows
12. Peace Breathing Me
6. Family Of Love
13. Trust What You Hear
7. All My Relations
       

01. I Remember C 2008 Laurie Story Vela

There are so many things to remember;
sometimes I forget. That's why I have planners
and calendar and why I make daily lists:
take the kids to the dentist, mom to the Dr.,
me to the threrapist, get the shopping done and the errands run, remember dinner is promptly at 6:00. WHAT?! I forgot the milk?! Good thing I remember this!
CHORUS:
I remember, I remember, I remember who I am,
I'm a child of God born to love and serve
in all the best ways I can!
When I look down deep inside of me,
then I truly understand.
I'm a child of God born to love and serve;
I remember who I am!

There's a lot of important stuff I know;
I remember it everywhere I go ...
like saying please and thank you
and letting my smile show.
I remember or I'm reminded
to eat my vegies so I will grow
and when the teacher asks me what I remember,
I answer her row by row ... WHAT?! I missed 6?!
Good thing I remember this ...
CHORUS

Life is full of moments; memories we wouldn't have missed.
I recall family vacations. I remember my first real kiss.
And in the every day opportunities ....
like remembering where I left my keys.
or finding my shoes ... or my eye glasses ~
HELP ME PLEASE!
Oh, your shoes are under the bed!
Your glasses are on your head!
OH! And good thing we can remind each other of this:
CHORUS
I remember who I am! I remember whooooo ... I am!

03. God Spot
C 2009 Laurie Story Vela


CHORUS:
 There is no spot where God is not!
There is no spot where God is not!
From the great big sky to the tiniest thought you’ve got!
There is no spot where God is not!

God is everywhere, all the time, in every single spot
Every breath, every step, each word, each thought
God in you, God in me … ABSOLUTELY!
Naturally recurring, ever-present, omnipresent
oooh what a presence (present) loving energy!
CHORUS

God is everywhere, all the time, endless energy
blade of grass, tallest tree, raindrop, rolling sea
God in you, God in me … NATURALLY!
Naturally recurring, ever-present, omnipresent
oooh what a presence (present) loving energy!
CHORUS

God is everywhere, all the time, we’re never alone
in our schools, in our homes, in an e mail, on the phone
God in you, God in me … even UNEXPECTANTLY!
Naturally recurring, ever-present, omnipresent,
oooh what a presence (present) loving energy!
CHORUS

Bridge:
Bet you can’t think of a spot where God is not …
How ‘bout in tears? That’s where God’s mercy flows.
How ‘bout in hunger, war or pain?
Those are places God’s Love really knows.
In the dark in the light,
in helping hands, in hopeless plight.
In the beauty, in the ugly,
we’ve only to open our heart and see ………
God in you, God in me …
God is everywhere! ABSOLUTELY!
CHORUS fade out

05. My God Rows
Traditional Tune: Michael Rows The Boat Lyric C 2007 Laurie Story Vela

CHORUS:
My God rows my boat ashore, hallelujah
My God rows my boat ashore, hallelujah

When negative thoughts come to rock my boat, hallelujah
The peace of God keeps me afloat, hallelujah
CHORUS

When waves of busy come to rock my boat, hallelujah
The peace of God keeps me afloat, hallelujah
CHORUS

When an angry person comes to rock my boat, hallelujah
The peace of God keeps me afloat, hallelujah
CHORUS

When "I can't do it" comes to rock my boat, hallelujah
The peace of God keeps me afloat, hallelujah
CHORUS (Fade out)

7. All My Relations
C 1998 Flower Seed Laurie Story Vela

CHORUS:
All my relations, all my relations,
all my relations are here with me.
All my relations, all my relations,
all my relations are here with me.

People of the past, people here and now,
people yet to come are here with me.
The young and the old, the weak and the bold,
all their stories told are here with me.
CHORUS

The mountains standing high, the blue of the sky,
the winged ones who fly are here with me.
The ground I'm standing on, the waterfall's song,
the pines tall and long are here with me.
CHORUS

All my flower friends, their petals and their stems,
the sweet smells of them are here with me.
Big granite rocks, loud bluejay squawks,
flight of redtail hawks are here with me.
CHORUS

The germs of disease, the roaches and the fleas,
mosquitos and the bees are here with me.
Hurricanes and floods, the sliding of the mud,
the earthquake thuds are here with me.
CHORUS

The hungar and the pain, the fall of acid rain,
the things we can't explain are here with me.
All the times of war, every retail store,
oil spills on the shore are here with me.
CHORUS

The food from the land, all the working hands,
the package and the can are here with me.
The plants and the beasts who give their lives to feast,
yes, all the lives we eat are here with me.
CHORUS

Whatever money's worth, every baby's birth,
the heartbeats of the earth are here with me.
The moon and the sun and everything to come,
the song of my relations is never done!
CHORUS

09. Ask In Faith C 2007/2009 Laurie Story Vela

Whatever you ask for in faith ...
believe you have received it and it will be yours.

When you believe, you see it. So see it now!
When you believe, you feel it. So feel it now!
See it & feel it, with grateful joy believe it.
Believe it now!

When you believe, you love it. So love it now!
When you believe, you know it. So know it now!
Know it & see it, with grateful joy believe it.
Love it & feel it, with grateful joy believe it.
Believe it now!

Believe in faith, believe in faith, believe in faith ~
and receive. When you believe you have received it,
it is yours, it is yours. It is yours.
Whatever you ask for in faith ...

11. Life Is Everlasting
C 2006 Laurie Story Vela
Tune: This Train

CHORUS:
Dance with me, our life is everlasting!
Dance with me, our life is everlasting!
We have an open invitation
to life’s joyful celebration.
Dance with me, our life is everlasting!

Jesus Christ, his Spirit rose up living.
Jesus Christ, his Spirit rose up living.
His body crucified and died
but his Spirit couldn't be denied.
The essence of his life keeps on giving.
CHORUS

Buddha sat & his Spirit rose up living
Buddha sat & his Spirit rose up living
His illusions lied & were crucified
but his Spirit couldn't be denied.
The essence of his life keeps on giving.

You and I, we always rise up living.
You and I, we always rise up living.
Though our painful tears are cried,
Our Spirits rise, can't be denied.
The essence of our Spirit keeps on giving.
CHORUS
Tag:
Our life is ever lasting!

13. Trust What You HearC 2007 Laurie Story Vela

Who built the ark? Noah! Noah!
How did he build it? He built it with trust.
Who built the ark? Noah! Noah!
Why did he build it? His heart told him he must!

CHORUS:
Just like Noah*, God talks to you.
Just like Noah*, you can listen too!
God never gives us more than we can do.
Listen to your heart. Trust what you hear
God is calling to you!!
(*Replace: Harriet Tubman, Martin, Me)

Who led the underground railroad? Harriet Tubman!
How did she lead them? She led them with trust.
Who led the underground railroad? Harriet Tubman!
Why did she lead them?? Her heart told her she must!
CHORUS * Harriet Tubman

Who spoke for justice? Martin Jr!
How did he speak out? He spoke out with trust.
Who spoke for justice? Martin Jr!
Why did he speak out? His heart told him he must!
CHORUS * Martin

Bridge:
You don’t have to build a big ark or make a great speech.
You don’t have to be extra brave or make history.
You’ll hear what to do, you’ll know your part.
If you just listen to your heart!
CHORUS *me
God is calling to you!!  God is calling to me!!
God is calling to us!! Listen! Sssshhhhh!

Bahamas Sunset

02.
When Spirit Says C 2008 Laurie Story Vela
(Tune) Adapted from I'm Gonna Do What The Spirit Says

When Spirit says shhh, I’m gonna listen.
I’m gonna listen when Spirit says sshh.
MMMMMM   I will listen

When Spirit says know, I’m gonna open.
When Spirit says know, I’m gonna open.
I’m gonna open when Spirit says know.
MMMMMM   I am open

When Spirit says grow, I’m gonna reach.
When Spirit says grow, I’m gonna reach.
I’m gonna reach when Spirit says grow.
MMMMMM   I reach to grow

When Spirit says flow, I’m gonna love.
When Spirit says flow, I’m gonna love.
I’m gonna love when Spirit says flow.
MMMMMM   I flow in love
           

I’m gonna listen, I’m gonna know
I’m gonna open, I’m gonna grow
I’m gonna love, I’m gonna flow

When Spirit says   MMMMMMM x3  fade out


04.
House Of Prayer
C 2007 Laurie Story Vela


Our church is a house of prayer.
On Sundays and special days, we go there.
We sing and we pray, we learn and we play
It’s  filled with loving family who care
So much love there to share!
Our church is a house of prayer.

I live in a house of prayer;
my body is temple, my Spirit centered there 
Love is my breath, I consciously connect 
I am Spirit aware; I live in a house of prayer.

Our home is a house of prayer.
Most days and nights, we are found there.
We live and we eat, we laugh and we sleep
It’s  filled with loving family who care
So much love there to share!
Our home is a house of prayer.

Anytime, anywhere, I can enter a house of prayer
Beauty and grace in every place, in every face
I am Spirit aware; everywhere, everywhere,
can be a house of prayer.

I live in a house of prayer;
my body is temple, my Spirit centered there 
Love is my breath, I consciously connect 
I am Spirit aware; So much love there to share!
Anywhere, everywhere, I am a house of prayer!


06.
Family Of Love C 2011 Laurie Story Vela

My grandmother taught my mother to sing
and music fills our home
We gather together in harmony
Love is the song of our family

Chorus:
The babies, the children,
the parents of parents
gathered together as One
No matter how old,
we’re all God’s children
in the family of Love

My grandfather taught my father to work
and honor fills our home
We gather together in harmony
Love is the work of our family ~ Chorus

My grandmother taught my mother to cook
and abundance fills our home
We gather together in harmony
Love is the food of our family ~ Chorus

My grandparents taught my parents to pray
and Spirit fills our home
We gather together in harmony
Love is the prayer of our family ~ Chorus

08. I Am Free C 2007 Laurie Story Vela Tune: Drunken Sailor

CHORUS:
Oh, I Am free to live all the love inside of me
I’m full of blessings inside and out.
Life is so great that I have to shout,
 “Thank you God!”

Oh, I am free!
To play and jump and climb a tree.
I’m blessed with a strong and healthy body 
built for fun, just look at me run!
CHORUS

Oh, I am free!
To change the way that I can see.
If things aren’t  how they should be,
I can still choose to be happy!
Chorus

Oh, I am free! 
To live the highest part of me.
I can always make the choice
to listen to my still small voice!
CHORUS


mp3Sample10.
Still Walking C 2011 Laurie Story Vela

She walked to church when she was just 3
Myra Rose walking with her family
sometimes her sisters carried her
or she’d run ahead, then lay down to rest
But Myra Rose loved her path
& her little legs always did their best.
For she was taught to …

Chorus:
Love the Creator & the Whole Creation,
Give of yourself wherever you’re set down
Put your heart & hands into loving service
and always know you’re walking holy ground

Myra Rose took her happy feet into the classroom
for 75 years, that was her place
she put her heart & hands into loving service
Myra Rose looked each child in the face
And she taught them to … Chorus

Myra Rose left the schools when she was 95
But she’s still walking, vibrant and alive
She still loves her path though her feet are slowing down
Myra Rose still walks her talk on holy ground
For she says to ….Chorus

Bridge:
Still walking, still walking, 100 years upon this earth
Still walking, still walking,
a testimony to the blessings of birth
She walks the talk and says to …
Chorus
Still walking, still walking  … Myra Rose is still walking!


12. Peace Breathing Me
C 2007 Laurie Story Vela

I begin this day with my holy Source
centered in peace and the love in my core
Peace in my mind, my heart, hands, and feet
A place to come home, a place of retreat

Chorus:
My God, Holy One from where I've come from
Living Love inside me since the day I was born
Keeping me safe with strength filled grace
You are the peace breathing me through every storm

So when my feet say hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
And my mind says worry, worry, worry, worry, worry
I STOP! And I return there to my morning prayer
And I breathe, breathe peace
Chorus
 
Bridge:
God is the peace, the peace in my heart
I shine the light of this peace whenever it is dark
I shine my peace as a beacon of light.
I shine in my kindness as a way of life.
And if I  surrounded by a stormy sea
I just breathe, breathe peace
Chorus

Tag:
Peace breathing me, I am Peace, Peace, Peace ...



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