Athena

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lyrics

Athena
by Enion Pelta-TIller

The thread of a life, spun short, spun long,
Is bound by the others in tension
Not only human life, spun short, spun long,
But the lives of everything that breathes vibration

A massive tapestry, weave in, weave out,
You and I and all of creation
Every strand of life, weave in, weave out,
Deeply entwined and embracing

Oh Athena, wisdom while you weave, please
Don’t leave me tangled up inside
Oh Athena, give me room to breathe
Please illuminate the shadows of the night

I can see her now, pull tight, repeat,
Her hands birthing a tale in steady rhythm
A few incandescent strands, pull tight, release
Giving heart to the art of her creation

A woman and a man, flow in, cry out
In the keeping of the ancient sacred rhythm
Dolphins singing starry dreams, flow in, cry out,
To the waiting arms of a dusky vision

Oh Athena, wisdom while you weave, please
Don’t leave me tangled up inside
Oh Athena, give me room to breathe
Please illuminate the shadows of the night

Centuries pass by, breathe in, breathe out
And the stories that she weaves, they just get richer
Til finally she sees, breathe in, release
That all the tales that she’s told are strung together

Love and death are sure release, let go, be free
But they still have a place in the weaving
Perfect rhythm, light shines through, let go, be free
And you’ll see the single thread that is cleaving

Oh Athena, wisdom while you weave, please
Don’t leave me tangled up inside
Oh Athena, give me room to breathe
Please illuminate the shadows of the night

Oh Athena, wisdom while you weave, please
Don’t leave me tangled up inside
Oh Athena, give me room to breathe
Shine a light on what I cannot see

Oh Athena, wisdom while you weave, please
Don’t leave me tangled up inside
Oh Athena, give me room to breathe
Please illuminate the shadows…

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from Fading Mystery, released March 10, 2017

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Taarka Lyons, Colorado

Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!” Taarka is led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals). ... more

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