A Flutter And Some Words

by Ingrid Chavez

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Shane McElligott This is a beautiful collection of songs by the lovely Miss Chavez. Her breathy, intimate vocals, whether sung or spoken word, wash seductively over you. The stunning track 'Mine' is worth the price of the album all on its own. Perfection. Favorite track: Mine.
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A Flutter And Some Words is Ingrid Chavez's long awaited full length album, the follow up to her debut album May 19, 1992 released on Paisley Park Records. Digital Booklet included with download.

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released January 26, 2010

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Track Name: Wing Of A Bird
We celebrated each moment of our meetings
as revelations
alone in all the world.
you were lighter and bolder
than the wing of a bird
flying down the stairs
two at a time
pure giddiness,
leading me through moist lilac
to your domain
beyond the looking glass.
Track Name: Mine
Hair spread out
a net of stars
you begin
where i do end
how divine
to call you mine
eyes of heaven
and lips of wine
how divine to call you mine
mine
to call you mine
i love you
and
i need you

you are whispered poetry
carved into the pepper tree
how divine to call you mine
eyes of heaven
and lips of wine
how divine to call you mine
mine
to call you mine
i love you
and
i need you

we are one
we are one
when the day is done
baby we'll still be one
we are one
we are one
the walls may tumble
but we will still be one
we are one baby
we are one
cause your mine, mine, mine
we are one
so divine
we are one
to call you mine
we are one
cause your mine mine
to call you mine
mine
Track Name: A Flutter And Some Words
snow falls
another cold day
waiting for spring
waiting for him

he is a gold thread
pulling me thru
the long winter

I want to tell him
how I feel when I'm falling
how my heart races
just to know that he's calling

But I don't want to scare him
overwhelm him
he's a strange bird
so I take it slowly
just a flutter and some words

my words are embers
warming him thru
another cold december

when he's awake
another sleepless night
i know he's thinking of me

I want to ask him
if he feel like he's falling
does his heart race
just to know that he's calling me

but I don't want to scare him
overwhelm him
he's a strange bird
so i takes it slowly
just a flutter and some words
Track Name: The First Darshan (Song For Ameera)
the mountain seemed closer
then it really was
the tarred road eternal
slicing through the salt flats
sparkling in the simmering sun
the country
laid out before us
from the northern great plains,
to the camel colored hills
of San Ramon
we drove on through the night
crossing state lines
some unspoken promise
calling us
calling us west

our world was in you
with your golden hair
now brown
and wide eyes shy of two
now lined in kohl
you had us to yourself then
angel seed
sown into the heartland.
sewn into the heart
a thread unbroken

the long road lead us to her door
the scent of jasmine filled the air
we laid beneath the slow sway of a willow tree
all color faded to white
waiting for the unknown
waiting for her
and with the grace of god in her stride
she arrived...
when she pulled us into her lap
you were the first
and like a great house over you
we were in her arms
halleluja!
halleluja!
Track Name: Back Roads
you say wake up! wake up!
stop dreaming on my time
but i say no! no! no!
just let me sleep is it a crime?
i hear the clock's tick tock
but i'm not
jumping out of bed
until the path is clear
you'll find me here
dreaming up at storm...

cuz i don't want to climb the ladder no
i don't want to take the highway no
i just wanna take the back roads baby
i just have to do it my way
i just have to do it my way now
and i know you think your right
and maybe you are
but i'm putting up a fight
this time
and there's nothing you can say
the road is open and i'm on my way
and i'll be taking the back roads.

the wind in the trees
whispers all i need to know
about the weather up ahead
should i stay or should go?
there's a beauty in the open road
and i don't want to miss a sign
so, i take my time

cuz i don't want to climb the ladder no
i don't want to take the highway no
i just wanna take the back roads baby
i just have to do it my way
i just have to do it my way now
and i know you think your right
but i'm putting up a fight
this time
and there's nothing you can say
the road is open and i'm on my way
and i'll be taking the back roads...

This time I'm taking the backroads
And there's nothing nothing nothing
you can say
to change my way
cuz i don't want to climb the ladder no
i don't want to take the highway no
i just wanna take the back roads baby
i just have to do it my way
i just have to do it my way now
and i know you think your right
and maybe you are
but i'm putting up a fight
this time
and there's nothing you can say
the road is open and i'm on my way
and i'll be taking the back roads...
Track Name: By The Water
i'm layin' back
thinking about that day
by the water
where i let you in
i said come on come on come on come on baby
i'm layin' back
thinking about that day
by the water
where you let me in
you said come on come on come on come on baby

it was early may
the day was warm
we were still brand new
there was trouble in the air
but it had nothing to do
with me and you
so we walked
hand in hand
past the pine trees and
the ferns unfurling
looking for a place to lay
to clear our minds
and change the energy of the day

our backs against the ground
we listened to the sound
of the wind upon the water
we stole a moment to remember
the wonders of this love and life

i'm layin' back
thinking about that day
by the water
where i let you in
i said come on come on come on come on baby
i'm layin' back
thinking about that day
by the water
where you let me in
you said come on come on come on come on baby
you said come on come on come on come on baby
you said come on come on come on come on baby

was it the water
was it the air
was it the scent
of dried leaves caught in my hair
i don't know and i don't care
the earth in your skin
the moon in your lips
the stars in your fingertips
left nothing unexplored
siete il mio amore

beneath the canopy of trees
you set my soul free
you said come on baby fly with me

i'm layin' back
thinking about that day
by the water
where you let me in

our backs against the ground
we listened to the sound
of the wind upon the water
we stole a moment to remember
the wonders of this love and life

era ... acqua
era forse... aria
o.... il particolare profumo della terra
era terra... sulla tua pelle
vieni con me baby ....vola con me
cammina con me...
Track Name: Path Of Rain
You are an ocean
You are a cloud
you are the rain
you are a river
that flows into me
an ocean

I am an ocean
I am a cloud
I am the rain
I am a river
that flows into you
an ocean

we are an ocean
we are a cloud
we are the rain
we are a river
that flows
that flows
into an ocean
Track Name: Returning To Seed
I will plant the seed of us
with the ash of a long winter.
I will exhale it all away...
and begin anew.

I'm going down,
I'm going under.
returning to soil.
returning to seed.

I don't know where I've been,
but it is not here where I belong.
So, I will sleep now
and i will dream of tomorrow

On the branch of the wild pear tree
he sits, a spangled starling.
Each morning I watch for him,
with the sun he comes with song.
In the breath that moves
through wooden flutes.
in the sigh
of the strings of a dilruba,
in the lament of a spanish guitar,
I remember
here in the soil,
I remember who I am...
here in the seed,
I remember

I'm going down,
I'm going under.
I'm returning to soil.
I'm returning to seed.
i'm returning to you
I don't know where I've been,
but it is not here with you where I belong.
So, I will sleep now and dream of tomorrow,
So, I will sleep now and dream of tomorrow
Track Name: Tightrope
I'm on a tight rope
got my eyes on the black crows flying
the dogs are barking
and the fat cat's a crying...
it's late now and i should be sleeping
but my mind has a mind of it's own
and that monkey don't want to be alone

God are you watching?
God can you hear me?
If you shine a little light my way
you'll see the trouble I'm in
no prayer can save me now
i sold my soul to the devil himself
and now
I need a miracle
to deliver me


i've burned my bridges
now i'm living on borrowed time
come april that devil's comin'
gonna take my last dollar and dime
i'd place my faith in the weather
but the storm has a storm of it's own
I face another winter all alone

God are you watching?
God can you hear me?
If you shine a little light my way
you'll see the trouble I'm in
no prayer can save me now
i sold my soul to the devil himself
and now
I need a miracle
to deliver me

I'm on a tightrope
and i don't want to fall
so when you get this message
could you
give me a call?

God are you watching?
God can you hear me?
If you shine a little light my way
you'll see the trouble I'm in
no prayer can save me now
i sold my soul to the devil himself
Track Name: No Goodbyes
she gave us her home
and we made it our own
when she laughed at us
we should have known
we had it coming'

no goodbyes for us
God works in mysterious ways
no goodbyes for us
I think well be ok

our first winter came
the silence misunderstood
snowblind, we lost
sight of all that was good

she saw it coming
she gave us a safe place
to fall apart gracefully

we made it through the storm
this house is still our home
so i'll say it again
i'll love you 'til the end
Track Name: Terrible Woman
You'll never understand
Why she do what she do
She's your greatest mystery
un-erasable history
and time will tell
is she an angel or jezebel
in her arms
there's no heaven without a hell

She is a terrible woman
she will leave you before
you can walk out that door
she don't mean no harm she's just running away

but she's your baby
let her know
she's your lady
don't let her go
you have to tell her
tell her to come back home
tell her tell her
she's your terrible woman
but you need her still
but you need her still
she's your terrible woman

she's your crown of thorns
she's your cross to bare
she's the storm inside of you
she's the wind in your hair
and time will reveal
love is a bitter pill
so take your honey
and surely your heart will heal

she is your terrible woman
her heart is gold
and her love is bold
she is your terrible woman
she's just a little girl inside
who's just running away
she don't mean no harm she's just running away

but she's your baby
let her know
she's your lady
don't let her go
you have to tell her tell her
to come back home
tell her tell her
she's your terrible woman
but you need her still
but you need her still
she's your terrible woman
Track Name: Isobel
Isobel
Your tears are my own
isobel
you don't have to be alone
you can stay until the morning comes
You don't have to be afraid
Isobel
it's ok
come here
let's dream
we can dream together
your tears are my own
isobel
you don't have to be alone
Track Name: Dreamland
the stars are falling
your life is calling
dreamland opens here
the path is clear

put on your overcoat
summer is shying
the birds are flying
south
shall we?

fires are waiting now
to spring to life you see
stack the wood
strike a match
we'll find ourselves apart again come september

and i will watch the snow fall
from the old cape windows
counting
counting
counting
the days
the days go by...

in the cry of the whip-poor-will
on the tail of an Autumn breeze
by the fading light of fire flies
we'll say our goodbyes

dreamland opens here...
let the long winter begin

close your eyes and think of me
when you see the moon upon the sea...
that is where i will be.