Merlin's Descendants

by Heather Alexander

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    Music inspired from the book series by Irene Radford, these pieces combine pagan and early Celtic Christian ideals into a magical unity of Perfect Love and Perfect Trust

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released May 1, 2006

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Heather Alexander Portland, Oregon

A changling from the Land of Fae, Heather brings stories and songs from a world where magic never dies and anything can happen if you only believe.

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Track Name: Come, My Lady
COME, MY LADY
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander


Come my Lady to me, come my Lady
Oh my Lady
Come, my Lady

COME, MY LADY, OH MY LADY!
COME, MY LADY, OH MY LADY!
Come now unto me
OH MY LADY
I’m asking of thee
OH MY LADY
To lay with your Lord
OH MY LADY
As Cauldron and Sword
OH MY LADY

The time it has come
For fire and drum
The season shall start
With lust in the heart

The heat, it does rise
I see with your eyes
I breathe with your breath
We walk beyond Death

Our heart it will yearn
Our flesh it shall burn
Our hunger we’ll sate
As life we create

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Life's Wheel
LIFE'S WHEEL
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

"At the Begining, there is Nothing
Nothing is Everything
and Everything is Magic-
Magic is the source of Creation
Creation is the power of the Elements
the Elements are the essence of Blood
Blood is the bond of Truth
and Truth is started At the Begining-"

Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall
Magic lives in one and all
Come full 'round, come full 'round


Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
Wake the land from out the cold
Life is born from death of old
Come full 'round, come full 'round


Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
Change from straw to flowers fair
‘Tis the sign of magic there
Come full 'round, come full 'round


Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
Dine we now on harvest sweet
Bread and wine and seasoned meat
Come full 'round, come full 'round


Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
As the land succumbs to sleep
Magic will be ours to keep
Come full 'round, come full 'round


Life’s wheel turn again, Life’s wheel turn again
Come full 'round, come full 'round
Air and Water, Fire and Earth
All four quarters form our birth
Come full 'round, come full 'round

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Priestess of Tryblith
PRIESTESS OF TRYBLITH
Lyrics: Philip Obermarck
Music: Heather Alexander

As a child he asked of me
Offerings of flowers
And through the years I worshipped him
He granted me his powers
But new Gods have gained prominence
And so his power wanes
Lest I provide the offerings
Of blood as he ordains

For thirty days I left his shrine
The safety of the trees
And traveled through the towns of man
To find one who would please
I found him on the fifteenth day
And for him I did a dance
And lead him to my forest home
As though within a trance

I DANCE A DANCE OF SORROW
AND I SING A VERSE OF PAIN
I KNOW NOT IF THE MORROW
WILL RELEASE ME FROM THESE CHAINS

For two weeks we lived happily
On fruit and game and wine
I said that with a sacrifice
We’d share a gift divine
And so upon the final day
With full moon shining bright
I spilt his blood upon the stone
My god drank well that night

Now every night the moon is full
Within that cursed glade
I wrap my spells about myself
And dance for my love’s shade
I dance the dance of sorrow
And I sing the verse of pain
I know not if the morrow
Will release me from these chains

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Healing Chant
HEALING CHANT
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Come to me, Lord and Lady
Heal this spirit, heal this soul
Come to me, Lord and Lady
Mind and body shall be whole

Beast of the burning sunlight
Sear this wound that pain may cease
Mistress of watery midnight
Hold us fast and bring us peace

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Track Name: Maiden of Spring
MAIDEN OF SPRING
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Come Lady, play with me
All of the day with me
Let me come lay with thee
Maiden of spring
Please let me dance with thee
Gambol and prance with thee
Let this romancing be
Our song to sing

I will adorn with you
Flowers new-born with you
‘til we have worn them through
into the night
You have now heard my song
Every last word is strong
Like a wild bird along
It’s morning flight

Let us pick flowers where
We can spend hours there
And all the powers dare
As we first kiss
Held tight within my arms
Protected here from harms
Moonlight to lend its charms
Quickening our bliss

If we stay tarrying
Here in this faerie ring
We will be carrying
Love’s special seal
Hand to hand let us be
Free but forgetlessly
Ever to blessed be
Part of life’s wheel

Come Lady, play with me
All of the day with me
Let me come lay with thee
MAIDEN OF SPRING!

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Familiar's Promise
FAMILIAR'S PROMISE
Music: Heather Alexander
Lyrics: Taiko the Pup

I can feel your heart burning
With tears that you hide
I will walk without turning
Ever close by your side
I will guard you at night
And alert you to harm
Then will snuggle up tight
Just to keep us both warm

LAY YOUR HAND ON MY HEAD
AS THE FIRELIGHT DIES
AND BELIEVE WHAT I’VE SAID
FOR THIS LOVE NEVER LIES

I’ll inspire you to laugh
I’ll release you to cry
I’m the strong silent half
Of what we unify
I will give you my heart
If you give me your hand
And it’s never we’ll part
Whilst beside you I stand

If it’s courage you seek
I am yours to command
I don’t outwardly speak
But I still understand
Through your joy and your strife
I’ll attempt any task
I will lay down my life
All you needs do is ask

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Spell of Breaking
SPELL OF BREAKING
Ritual written by Heather Alexander

What once has been
For good or ill
Brought by thy wish
Or by thy will
Is now set free
And what shall be
Is set by me
And my word still!

All that was mine
In your control
Reverts to me
Whilst you pay toll
The bond shall break
The law unmake
For back I take
All mine in whole!

You have no power over me!

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Whispering Stones
WHISPERING STONES
Ritual written by Heather Alexander
Music: Heather Alexander and the Winds of Avebury Circle

A perfect circle 'round to make
That Ancient Ones may come partake
Where Powers of Lore will manifest
And children in this ring be blessed

Here is neither time nor place
Within lies only truth to face
A realm of neither night nor day
Antiquity protects this way

Sword and Staff, Cauldron and Cross
These the tools to bridge the fosse
Magic in the blood runs free
For children of Antiquity

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Track Name: Wild Hunt
WILD HUNT
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Ride with the wind
Through the fields and the trees
O'er the hills with your kin
‘Til you can’t feel your knees
On a steed that won’t hear
Though you wail and you cry
For your reins will not steer
And you never will die!

COME AND RIDE!
COME AND RIDE!
MYSTIFIED BY OUR POWERS!
COME AND RIDE!
COME AND RIDE!
SOUL DENIED! YOU ARE OURS!
COME AND RIDE!

Come, join the hunt
For the fox running fast
We will ride in the front
You will take up the last
Through the night and the cold
Through the mist without rest
Cursed by magic of old
You will never be blessed!

You’ll be aching with grief
For the light of the day
For your lack of belief
It’s the price that you pay
You’ve forgotten our ways
And refused to hold true
‘Tis the end of your days
‘Tis the ending of you!

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Track Name: Blood and Passion
BLOOD AND PASSION
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Pulse of passion, heart of truth
Soul of old, blood of youth
Strength that’s born from pain’s adrenaline
Summons out what lies within

THE MOON IS HIGH!
THE NIGHT IS YOUNG!
THE VOICES CRY!
THE SONG IS SUNG!
BLOOD AND BODY ARE ONE!

Smoke and darkness, gasp of air
Ecstasy, grim despair,
Whispered voices speak from deep inside,
Spilling truths too strong to hide

Burning silver, spark of gold
Blood is hot, sweat is cold-
Shadows bend and shape to something new
Brought to light by what is true

Is it that things really change?
Or does the outside rearrange?
Is perception genuine?
Or does truth lie deep beneath the skin?

Glistening muscle, heated breath
Love and hate, life and death
Will you dare at all to meet my eyes?
It’s in there your own strength lies!

BLOOD AND PASSION ARE ONE!

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Track Name: Sword and Staff
SWORD AND STAFF
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

KYRIE ELEISON!
MAIDEN, MOTHER, CRONE OF HOSTS
KYRIE ELEISON!
FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST
KYRIE ELEISON!
WIND AND LIGHTNING, RAIN AND MOSS
KYRIE ELEISON!
SWORD AND STAFF, CAULDRON AND CROSS

A circlette of the Sacred Thorn
The rising of the Sun reborn
A sacrifice for all Mankind
A tree with root and branch entwined
God will grant His blessing still
Though we call Her what we will
We can name it what-so-ere
A spell is nothing but a prayer

Holy water, sacred spring
Angel fire, faerie ring
Different, and yet still the same
Acceptance lies beyond the name
Each and all are tied as one
There should be no comparison
This one law is rudiment
Our faith's defined by our intent

Stone and statue bless this ground
Different faiths, together bound
Back to back we share one fight
To stand against the Dark with Light
Mother Earth, God above
Unify us all in Love
Unite us through diversity
For fear is our true enemy

Sea Fire Productions Inc c&p 2006
Track Name: Sacred Fire
SACRED FIRE
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Hickory, birch and willow, oak, ash and thorn,
Hazel, holly, rowan are the nine where the flame is born-
All of you who gather here bear wounds that never healed,
Festered and forgotten, blood stained and congealed-

Souls with horrid secrets, bodies that can’t feel,
Love is just a faerie tale! Only pain is real-
Your lips are sealed in silence with needs you cannot speak,
You want to heal the violence but you all fear what you seek-

OH, VICTIMS OF A WRONG DESIRE!
OH, I HEAR YOU CRY FOR SACRED FIRE!
CRAWL UP ON YOUR KNEES AND SCREAM MY NAME!
YOU’VE SUMMONDED ME BEFORE YOU-
JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH MY FLAME!

Bridgit or Osiris, Micheal, Uriel,
Conjure me by any name to disenchant this spell-
The hatred lashing at your soul that forces you to pray,
To heal will cost a painful toll to frighten you away-

I offer up an answer to end your nightmare days,
In perfect truth with perfect love we’ll light a holy blaze-
Summon all your suffering, set and burn my seal,
Stare at truth unblinking, to hurt and then to heal

Heal the wound, sear the pain-
Let the tears fall down like rain-
If thee to thine own self be true-
Nothing can have power over you!
No one can have power over you!


FLAME OF SACRED FIRE!

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