This album is about  my search to find  comfort in a world that often  seems horribly un-comfortable.   I want to take you on a healing journey through the terrain of a soul in difficult times. Through inner and outer deserts, oceans and forests. I’m hoping that you will feel that you have a friend and experience a small taste of comfort…..when there can be no comfort.–Alisa Amor
 
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--Alisa  Amor

This album Comfort, came out of a long period of illness in which I felt there was no comfort for me.  I believed that there could be a kind of comfort available even if the exterior world held no comfort.

I had an incurable rare ear disease called patulous eustachian tube and was not able to sing  or even have easy conversations with my friends and I became very depressed for a long period of time.

Luckily I was not only a performing musician at the time, I was also a painter, which did not require me to speak or hear, so I focused on that for my job.

I spent the few hours that I was able to hear and speak normally writing this music.

I believe that music is a way to understand and heal ones self.  I believed that I could still do that even if it were only for a short time when my ears would recover a while.

Some reasons I write songs are to explore my feelings, or to create a path to healing.  So that I can listen to the music later and feel the shifting of my soul from a negative state to a more healed place.

I don't believe in just putting on a happy face if I feel I am facing something stony, impenetrable, terrifying and sad.  But I don't believe in staying in those dark places any more time than needed!

That is why this album seems to alternate from dark to light, scary to sweet....it is a journey, maybe a spiraling journey towards wholeness.

I did eventually become one of the few people in the world to recover from the ear condition that I had.  I can say with great confidence that as I healed emotionally inside, the ear healed.  I still have much healing to do!

I hope that this music will be your friend on your own healing journey.   Please listen to it when ever you need a taste of comfort.  Much love on your journey--Alisa

 

 

Here are some lyrics

 

Explain

 

 

Anything can happen and it often will

Learning what you're worth is such a bitter pill

But you can't put a price on life

And you can't buy security

 

Western woman takes it back to the store

you know it's not quite what she bargained for

she says she wants it warm in winter, cool in summer

and everything to always go her way

 

But happiness will find you at the end of the road

When you've given up given up given up that heavy load

And there's nothing left to hold you down

 

And you're right to be scared

And you're right to complain

Cause it's not fair

That some get everything

Some get even

Some just get spooked and can't stop running from their demons

 

Some are betrayed by their bodies

And some are betrayed by our mother earth

And some thing that Daddy lives up in the sky

Some think they know the reason why
But you can't explain

no you can't explain

Cause there's no good reason for the pain

No one to blame

Let me say it again

You can't explain

 

Earthquakes and hurricanes

Winners and losers saints and sinners

Go down in flames

Just the same

And you can't explain

 

So put your mind to the grind

Won't you tell me what you find

Oh you're a sage on the page

But you're deaf dumb and blind

 

Cause there's no rules in this school

No ties that bind if you tow the line

Who's the fool?

 

So stay alive don't take sides

You know that one of these days

You'll have to decide

What it means to you

 

What it means to you

What does it mean?

Is it just a dream?

 

Child of the desert

 

 

Child of the desert

His heart turned into stone

A land called forever

Where everyone's alone

 

No love

I raise my eyes to the horizon

No one has come to save me today

It doesn't matter

If I die but I

Swear upon my love for you

That I'll never let the memory go

Till there's nothing left but sand and bone

I will never say this was my home

 

He lives inside a castle

With the statue of a man

His arms reach out for water

In a fountain full of sand

 

His eyes

Seem to glare at the horizon

No one has come to save me today

It doesn't matter

If I die but I

Swear upon my love for you

That I'll never let that memory go

Of how deep and sweet that water flowed

For a moment I thought I was home

 

It weighed much more than silence

It came from deep inside

It sounded like a child

That was trying not to cry

 

His dreams

Like the birds on the horizon

So far away

His heart has been betrayed

Oh but it matters

Please forgive me

I swear upon my love for you

That you have to let that memory go

To make room for me inside your soul

Then together we will find our home

 

Come to my window it will start to rain

 

The clouds are heavy with tears

The earth has been thirsting for too many years

Our love is the seed of a beautiful rose

Won't you help her grow

By letting go

Of your pain

You can break through the sky

With just a single cry

“let it rain”

Like it's never rained before

Open up every door

You're safe

Here in my secret heart

For what is joined in truth

Can never be torn apart

 

We are lost little children on the journey back to eden

Comfort me in the night with kisses sweet like milk and honey

Take my hand and at your command I will part my red sea

Like the moth to the flame is the shame that burns my body

 

We are lost little children on the journey back to eden

Comfort me in the night with kisses sweet like milk and honey

With the tip of my tongue I brought forth water from your stone

Nothing cures me like your love, so keep it coming

 

 

NASA

there's nothing out there

the stars are closer

than we've ever dreamed

 

Children

don't change the channel

the stars are closer

than your television screen

 

It's bigger and it's brighter

than anything you've ever seen

 

Return to earth all you astronauts

all you scientists and soldiers

you sailors of the seven seas

you great romantic dreamers

you ancient saints of poetry

you dancing suns and streamers of light

 

Sunshine

you never noticed

the light inside you

it's everything you need

 

moonbeams

dance on the water

heaven I calling

from beyond your wildest dreams

 

it's bigger and it's brighter

than anything you've ever seen

 

Return to earth all you astronauts

all you scientists and soldiers

you sailors of the seven seas

you great romantic dreamers

you ancient saints of poetry

you dancing suns and streamers of light

 

I used to look up at the stars

thinkin'

how will I get that far?

 

I left that child so far behind

I closed her eyes I blew her mind

I laughed at all her schemes and dreams

I was so sure but now it seems...

 

that by our latest calculations

it's a universe of music

the missing link, the smallest piece

the end of the equations

the circle of infinity has found it's destination

 

return to earth all you astronauts

remember what you're fighting for

surrender cause there is no war

 

return to earth

The Mill

 

I didn't think the stream would go on forever

how could it last between the wheat fields and the sun

the brightest yellow and the softest blue

rolling on and on

 

take me to the mill

and show me how to grind the wheat

I'm the kind of girl you're looking

I will do your every bidding

I'm just looking for something to

occupy my hands

occupy my mind

 

Through centuries and centuries she wanders through the night

a barren and a thorny land, I didn't want to fight she says

but the miller came and cut me down, he left me here to die

and the very earth so hard and cold won't stop the stones that grind

 

And then one night I found a forest

of lost and lonely endless green

it swallowed me while I was sleeping

and kept me safe within my dream

 

take me to the mill

and show me how to grind the wheat

I'm the kind of girl you're looking

I will do your every bidding

I'm just looking for something to

occupy my hands

occupy my mind

 

My mind...

 

she walks through spiderwebs and scaffolding

she's digging in the mines

remembering the gold she wore

the diamonds in the sky she says

the very earth has swallowed up

my treasure I must find it

and I can't afford to rest until

I stop the stones that grind

 

 

I drowned my senses in that darkness

till something golden caught my eye

the sun was dancing on the water

reflections of the sky

 

take me to the mill

and show me how to grind the wheat

I'm the kind of girl you're looking

I will do your every bidding

I'm just looking for something to

occupy my hands

occupy my mind

 

my mind...

 

and then the wind it rushed around me

and it pushed me from behind

and lightly like a shaft of wheat

I rose and I did fly

and the current strong supports my weight

beneath a shining sky I bask

in sweet surrender till the time

I meet the stones that grind

Stardive

------------------------------------

I was born beneath the waves

that reflect the open sky

Hell, I'm breathing in this atmosphere

I'm opening my eyes

 

I reach for the life I crave

it slips through my fist and dies

but there's someone there to comfort me

and every tear I cry is Heard

 

every word

is heard

every word ,every word.

 

Today we keep our hearts in chains

and we keep tearing up the land

and we brought on these hard rains

cause we didn't understand

 

That we're already saved

cause we already died!

So go on free your slaves

cause every tear they cry is Heard

 

every word,

is heard

every word, every word.

 

Everybody round the world wants to know

why we live in so much pain

everybody up in heaven, they don't know why

it seems you'd rather die then let your life back in

 

This is my prayer

this is my prayer

this is my prayer

this is my prayer

 

I want to remember the day, the night, the light was born

I want to take my soul and send her to see the sky before the storm

I want to stardive

go tonight

let my light shine angel

stardive

 

angel, angel

how can I keep from falling down?

Angel says “just watch where you're going”

 

Well, you say you've lost your hope

and my simple song's a lie

yeah, I read those poems you wrote

where the little child died

 

Turn around and face your fear

you'll be blinded by the light

that's always there to comfort you

and every tear you cry

is Heard

 

every word

is heard

every word

every word.

 

Legend

 

 

Once upon a time once upon a time

once a upon a time in a land far far away

was a princess on a throne with a heart of gold

but she couldn't stop crying since her prince went away

 

no she couldn't stop her crying

and the leaves turned brown

soon summer was over and her garden was dying

and her people were restless cause they couldn't stand that sound

 

so they locked her in her garden

just to get some relief

and her tears formed rivers and the vines grew around her

she was almost forgotten when somebody lost the key

 

and they built the town around her

and the sun shone bright

when children ask about that garden they say it's locked for a good reason

there's a ghost inside those walls and something isn't right

I heard her crying in the night

 

Locked inside the garden

tangled in the vines

the ancient child of summer lies awaiting

for the sun to shine

 

the dark is her companion

so long lost is that key

but somehow she knows the hero of the story

will come to set her free

 

but the poor boy trembles

he feels to scared to fight

a pocket full of pebbles

a wanderer in the night

 

misfortune will not leave him

he fails to understand

but dreams a golden promise

that love will take his hand

 

she says go not knowing where

find not knowing what

the path is long the way not laid

the hero knows not where to turn

he says am I strong enough to really learn

to fight

 

 

and the wind says.....

 

ancient is your story

and sacred is your part

echoing the turning of the seasons

the chambers of the heart

 

grand father told the story

he closed the book and put it down he said

children longing for adventure and for glory

are still lost inside a dream

a dream within a dream

 

so wake and wake again

with the sunlight on your face

the sun is gonna shine

on my back door some day