Secret of The West Wind

by Janette Geri

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First distribute by Newmarket Music, they said: "Secret of The West Wind" is an outstanding musical journey. Geri's spellbinding voice, glorious harmonies and sparkling production make this one of the new-release highlights of the year.
ln the tradition of Paul Simon's "Rhythm of The Saints" and Loreena McKennitt's ''The Mask and Mirror", "Secret of The West Wind" moves easily through African rhythms and Celtic themes and more, with a genuine freshness and vibrant integrity.
On "Secret of The West Wind" Janette produces, arranges/ sings and plays many of the instruments. Special guest artists include Geoff Achison on guitar and Michael Losin on violin and one track features a stunning 20-piece women's choir.

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released April 14, 1998

All songs written and arranged by Janette Geri
All instruments, except as stated, played by Janette Geri
Recorded & engineered by Janeette Geri
Mixdown Assistance: Rob 'Q'Judd
Technical Advice: Alan Webb & Bruce Simpson
Mastered by Martin Pullan at Edensound
Re-mastered by Adam Dempsey at Dex Audio

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Track Name: Windsong
Carry me to open sea
Beyond the Seventh Boundary
Fly me high above the border,
'cross the shoreline, carry me
Take me with you when you leave
You move so freely

Lift me into open spaces
Where the touch of you is
Soft against my face
(carry me to my home, my own native land)
Lead me into mountain places
Where the road is clouded
But the Path can still be traced
Take me with you when you go
You go so quickly
Carry me

Oh wind all you voices shout
Oh wind all your voices shout

Through the corridors and highways
Overland, under doorways
Through the dark and Secret Old ways
Through the streets and
Through the new days
Through the ages through the trees
You move in so much fancy
Carry me

Oh Wind all your voices shout
Oh wind all your voices shout

so many voices in thee, oh wind
How many voices are thine?
How many voices
For every scene thy wing over sweeps
Oh you carry a sound and sign
A minstrel wild and strong, oh wind
A spirit like my own
Spirit voices ever near
Carry on my spirit to the one I love
Oh wind carry me back home
Track Name: No Kindness
Oh it is no kindness
To see the moon so near
And still be waiting here;
To see her face so close
And so out of reach
No Kindness

Oh it is a mystery
That the language of the heart
Should be written on skin
I see the lines begin;
I see them start and I know
Where they end
In madness

Oh, it should be getting easier
It should be simple to reach out my hand
But oh no, I don't understand
There's so much sadness

I know I just have to be patient
But it's not my natural state
On a night like this
When oh the ever present kiss
Could come breaking through
The Gloom
And sweeten up this mess
Yes yes yes..
I'm not asking for too much
Track Name: Final Cry
In the morning Sun doth rise
In the evening stars glisten
On low skies
In the turning of the horizon
Heed the words of the wise

In the children of the Day
In the gentle ones there is
Made a way
In the inner whispers that say
Fire carry away

In the glowing of the star
In the shining brightly
Wherever you are
In the flow from here to far away
Never to part

Sing....

In the promises believe
in the spoken word
In the signs you see
For the aching need inside to be free
There is release

Sing....

From the Waiting Ones a sigh
From the Shining Ones hear
the Final cry
in the twinkling of an eye..
Track Name: Not Where You Are
Last night in the wee small hours
I met a man who wasn't there
I saw a face flashing by me window
And disappear in the cold thin air
He was a man on a wayward journey
Maybe lost along the way
He wasn't there
Standing in my doorway
He wasn't there again today

He never said what I heard so clearly
No sound from the voice I heard
He couldn't stay for the want of leaving
He wouldn't leave for the call of the road
He never came but he entered boldly
No shame or 'by your leave'
Such fire that I felt so coldly
He didn't go when I heard him leave

I tried but I could not call out
I tried but I couldn't move
I couldn't lift my head or cry out
Wasn't anything I could do
I called to the guardian angels
Let light cover me
Keep me from harm and danger
Send love to set this one free

There is love, there is peace
But not where you are
Not where you are
there is love, there is release
But not where you are
Not where you are
Move on

These nights in the lonely hours
I cry in misery
Calling out for a breath of freedom
My longing washes over me
So did you hear on your wayward journey
Another one driven to despair
Another soul on a similar journey
Another heart with a heavy care

For love we live in longing
For love we die in vain
For love we do the wrong thing
For love make it right again
So as one friend unto another
Go on and leave it here
Go on and forgive your brother
Go on and let it go right now....
Track Name: One Star
One star
The first one I can see
Just one star
One wish is all I need
Come tomorrow
I want everything
To change...

All the darkest of nights
I am alone
And I long for finer company
In my dreams my spirit
Cries out for love
Tell him to hurry
And find me...
Track Name: Castles
Only in the darkest hour
Does the light begin to shine
The smallest star will come
To glisten
Given time

There is majic for the taking
It's everywhere you turn around
And all the walls around you
Waiting to be shaken down

Take this hammer from me
Break this if you can
All this power 'round you
Take it in your hand
Take this trumpet from me
Blow it if your dare
Castle walls will crumble
If they're made of air

You and I alone together
Never more in need than now
Look around you now
And tell me you don't feel it
Getting stronger now

There is majic for the taking
It's everywhere you turn around
And all the walls around you
Waiting to be shaken down

Take this hammer from me
Break this if you can
Love remains unbroken
Just reach out your hand
Take this trumpet from me
Blow it if you dare
Castle walls will crumble
If they're made of air

There will come a day
And it won't be long
When all of this will blow away
And I'll be gone
Track Name: Darker Land
Under the darkness beneath
A hooded gown
Waiting there among the shadows
By the garden wall
Waiting in silence
Taking the crooked road
Keeping to the shadows there and
Taking care to keep from sight

Waiting in sorrow; all the cruel lies
Heavy on the heart that beats alone
But beats so tender
And you fear tomorrow, wasting today
Will you take the hand
That leads you through
A darker land

I come in secret, I come in danger
I bear the message from the one you
Thought forsworn and away
Look now at my hands
They hold the stolen key
Do you still believe that ones who
Tell you there is
No way out

Think now my lady
See how I've loved you well
I tell you now your lover waits
For you and calls you to remember
And you fear tomorrow, wasting today
Won't you take the hand
That leads you through
A darker land

What have they told you
What are you listening to
What have they told you
What are you listening to
Carrion -
Oh they feed upon your soul
Who are they that you should believe
Anything that they say?

Quick now my lady
Hush now and slip away
hurry to the hidden door
And weep no more
He's waiting and free
Only the darkness; nothing else
Nothing more to keep you here
The road is clear
My lady

For all the sorrow, for all the bitter lies
Heavier the heart that beats alone
And beats so tender
Do you fear tomorrow, wasting this day
Will you break the chains
And take the hand that leads you through
A darker land
Track Name: Falling
I'm falling
Falling under the spell of the night
I'm falling
Slipping into some twisted delight
So freely now
So thin
Falling with my arms stretched out
In the air

I'm falling
In silence
Falling
In silence
Falling
It's easy..
Track Name: Fine Flowers in the Valley
Oh the day is nearly done
Fine flowers in the valley, oh
Soon the winter wind
Shall weep and moan
Over the greenwood side, oh

There's a child to be born in June
Fine flowers in the valley, oh
Bonny baby what shall we do?
Down by the greenwood side, oh

Bonny child's 'twas a year and a day
Fine flowers in the valley. oh
Oh she's loved a man who did her betray
Down by the greenwood side, oh

She leaned her back against a tree
Fine flowers in the valley, oh
Under the green leaves, her tears fell free
All over the greenwood side, oh

Now he's gone and taken your heart away
Now it's all wrong and all gone astray
All in the name of love
Oh like a summer's day
And it fades so fast away

All the pretty flowers hide some thorn
Fine flowers in the valley, oh
The hand that shall ne'er be pricked
Has never been born
Not all in the greenwood side, oh

Now it's done and too late to turn away
Now it's begun; never be the same
Caught in the lover's game
You're playing it hard
But it fades so fast

Now it's all gone and it's taken
Your breath away
It's all wrong but it's too late
All in the name of love
All for a summer's day
And it faces so fast away...
Track Name: The Return
Lay me down for another day
Close my eyes with dreams of you
I feel you near you're far away
And I'm too far away from you
I close my eyes, I am returned again
Over again, in my sweet dream
I return and I am restored again
And I always dream of thee

I have wandered away so far
Wildish winds all in my hair
I have roamed and I've travelled hard
Though I love the wildish air
I would come back, I would return again
Never to roam, never to ramble anymore
And forever be with thee

Can I lay down with you for a day
Close my eyes and dream with you
To feel you near me and hear you say
"Stay beside me now, I'll see you through"
Oh bring me back again
I would return again
Never again to wander free
If I return it will be forever more
And forever be with thee

I have wandered away so far from you
wounded deep such a heart so true.....

So lay me down, it's been a long day
And I am tired, and torn in two
I close my eyes, I'm too tired to sleep
And I am too far away from you
I close my eyes I am returned again
And your sweet face is all I see
If I return it will be forever more
And forever be with thee

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