Song Catcher

by Bentley Kalaway

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Aloha! I catch songs as they sing themselves to me when I listen deeply. I‘ve noticed that the meaning they hold grows in ever expanding spirals, forever coming back around with deeper gifts of insight. I am extremely grateful to have gathered these songs over a period of many years on a musical journey that has unfolded through many different terrains. It is my intention and hope that these songs inspire and encourage you to move forward, to find deeper courage, to speak your truth, to heal your heart and to stand in your own power and beauty, always. Our world is waking up and needs all of us to bring our gifts and talents forward.

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released May 29, 2018

PRODUCED BY: Bentley Kalaway & Charles Harnach
All songs written by Bentley Kalaway
Vocals: Bentley Kalaway
Backing Vocals on You and #MeToo: Gayle O Leary, Lindsay Kalaway, Colibri Carvallo, Melinda Caroll and Bentley Kalaway. Keyboards, Bass, Percussion: Charles Harnach. Acoustic and Electric Guitars: George Vinson. Sound Engineers: Charles Harnach, Keith Ranney and Carl Lange.
Recorded at: Keith Ranney Studios, Maui; Charles Harnach Music, Birmingham; George Vinson, Nashville Master Tracks. Mixed and Mastered by Carl Lange (Maui Ears Studio).
CD Cover Artwork by Carol Cavalaris www.carol-cavalaris.pixels.com

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Track Name: One Shoe
She ate the apple, fell asleep, while the garden grew
Prince Charming got lost, never gave her back her shoe
She grew tired of being faithful to some ancient fairly land
She can’t believe in wishes that someone else commands

Queens don’t find thrones in castles made of sand
And they don’t find love in Never Never Land
They stumble along in fairy tales gone wrong
One shoe off, one shoe on

She treks on through the kingdom, wanders aimlessly
Discovers all the missing kings are on ships lost at sea
She sharpens her sword to provide and protect
She cuts the heads off dragons, watches two more grow back

Queens don’t find thrones in castles made of sand
And they don’t find love in Never Never Land
They stumble along in fairy tales gone wrong
One shoe off, one shoe on

The sharp edge of a broken dream
Is sure to leave a scar
Be careful not to fall
Upon a wishing star

She takes an unknown journey with a map she finds inside
Buried with her hidden treasure and dreams she once denied
She can’t see her destination, but She knows where to start
Her own words feed her power; Her self-love heals her heart

Queens do find thrones in castles they create
And they do find love and determine their own fate
They arrive where they belong, they rise and stand strong
One shoe off, one shoe on
One shoe off, one shoe on
One shoe off, one shoe on
Track Name: Take It On
Life longs for your voice; the sky craves your wings
Life dares you to soar beyond the places you’ve been
Life thirsts for the water of your eternal spring
The world needs the rain of your everything

Take on your own becoming
As your greatest work of art
Grains of sand keep running
Through the hourglass of your heart
Take on the possibility
That the best is yet to come
Take it on, take it on, take it on, take it on
Take it on, take it on, take it on

Life blesses your fingers, stars pine for your glow
Life dares you to think beyond the things that you know
Life thirsts for the water of your eternal spring
The world needs the rain of your everything

Take on your own becoming
As your greatest work of art
Grains of sand keep running
Through the hourglass of your heart
Take on the possibility
That the best is yet to come
Take it on, take it on, take it on, take it on
Take it on, take it on, take it on

Tear down your moss covered walls
Break open your rusty gates
Dance into your own wild blue yonder
There’s no such thing as arriving too late

Take on your own becoming
As your greatest work of art
Grains of sand keep running
Through the hourglass of your heart
Take on the possibility
That Your best is yet to come
Take it on, take it on, take it on, take it on
Take it on, take it on, take it on
Take it on, take it on, take it on, take it on
Take it on, take it on, take it on
Track Name: You and #MeToo
Little men in tinsel town hold the keys to your fame and fortune
You’ll have a star on a sidewalk with your name emblazoned
Little men in tinsel town will pave your future with glitter and gold
It'll only cost a lifetime of shame and a little more than your soul

From every woman’s depth, comes the sound of healing
The Old Boy ground is quaking, revealing
Millions speaking truth, addressing wounds
From toxic masculinity forced upon the multitudes
Of you and me, too, mothers and daughters
You and me too, sisters and others
You and me too, you and me, too

Little men in tinsel town will offer you a script for reading
Saying, Your audition will require a private meeting
After all, a starring role calls for someone very bold
So please just don’t tell anyone and now take off your clothes

From every woman’s depth, comes the sound of healing
The Old Boy ground is quaking, revealing
Millions speaking truth, addressing wounds
From toxic masculinity forced upon the multitudes
Of you and me, too, mothers and daughters
You and me too, sisters and others
You and me too, you and me, too

How much of our own power and creativity
Has been poured down the drain of a twisted society
Allowing men to put women’s genius on display
Only when a certain price has been paid

Women's’ voices for so long, have been swallowed up
No longer will we tolerate the silence of abuse
We will call it out
The moment to boldly stand our ground has come
The reign of the little men in tinsel town is done

From every woman’s depth, comes the sound of healing
The Old Boy ground is quaking, revealing
Millions speaking truth, addressing wounds
From toxic masculinity forced upon the multitudes
Of you and me, too, mothers and daughters
You and me too, sisters and others
You and me too, you and me, too
Of you and me, too, mothers and daughters
You and me too, sisters and others
You and me too, you and me, too
Track Name: Song Catcher
Drinking the moon, she spills some light inside
It floods ‘round her darkest corners where her sacred self resides
Waiting for her “wanting more” to hatch her
How she longs for the songs to catch her

Stalking the sun, the darkness nips her heels
The thoughts that she holds captive, too frightened to reveal
The cell door of mediocrity now breaks
And from her core her “settle fors” escape

Song Catcher, you can re-frame
The boundaries defining where you roam
Song Catcher, you can reclaim
The sound of your sacred self and sing her home
Song Catcher, reach beyond the stars to fill in all the open bars
With flowing endless melodies
From hidden caves and mountain streams
From ocean swells and ancient trees
Find orchestras and symphonies

She’s galaxies beyond the edge of the darkest night
Her spiral arms light up the sky sending sparks of gold and white
To journey to what’s just beyond her reach
She spins and wraps herself in rhapsodies

Song Catcher, you can re-frame
The boundaries defining where you roam
Song Catcher, you can reclaim
The sound of your sacred self and sing her home
Song Catcher, reach beyond the stars to fill in all the open bars
With flowing endless melodies
From hidden caves and mountain streams
From ocean swells and ancient trees
Find orchestras and symphonies

Songs catch her thinking Goddess thoughts
And taking paths that queens would walk
Songs catch her in the act of birth
In acts of bringing peace to Earth

Song Catcher, you can re-frame
The boundaries defining where you roam
Song Catcher, you can reclaim
The sound of your sacred self and sing her home
Song Catcher, reach beyond the stars to fill in all the open bars
With flowing endless melodies
From hidden caves and mountain streams
From ocean swells and ancient trees
Find orchestras and symphonies
Track Name: Don't Wait
Stuck in the same old? Feeling called? Feeling bold?
Let wonder tell a brand new tale
You are built for genius, no limits and no bounds
Throw out the stories drowning in your wishing well

Don’t wait. Initiate
Don’t get ready. Be ready
To stand on behalf of your soul
Knock on the door of your own being
We don’t get what we want
We get what we believe in

You are not simply a person wanting one thing or another
Embrace and embody the world inside
Your deeper potential longs to break through
You are part of a much grander design

Don’t wait. Initiate
Don’t get ready. Be ready
To stand on behalf of your soul
Knock on the door of your own being
We don’t get what we want
We get what we believe in

You won’t find your true calling
In the shadows of your longing
You will need a more expansive view
Claim what you’ve been searching for
Start by just expressing more of your
Most elated, most creative you

Don’t wait. Initiate
Don’t get ready. Be ready
To stand on behalf of your soul
Knock on the door of your own being
We don’t get what we want
We get what we believe in

Don’t wait. Initiate
Don’t get ready. Be ready

Don’t wait. Initiate
Don’t get ready. Be ready
Don’t wait
Track Name: An Awakened World
Jump into the river, the current is strong
Look around at the faces of those you’ve brought along
You each have your own gift, no two are the same
An Awakened World is calling your name

Jump into the river The current is strong
Reach out for the hands Of those you’ve brought along
You each have your own gift, no two are the same
An Awakened World is calling your name

An Awakened World An Awakened World is calling your name
An Awakened World An Awakened World is calling

Jump into the river, the current is strong
Unite with the hearts of those you’ve brought along
You each have your own gift, no two are the same
An Awakened World is calling your name

Follow your mystery, push off into the stream
Of your sacred gift, you must become the giver
As each loving call is heard, create an Awakened World
Swim in the beauty and truth of the river

Jump into the river, the current is strong
Look around at the faces of those you brought along
An Awakened World is calling
Jump into the river, the current is strong
Reach out for the hands of those you brought along
An Awakened World is calling

An Awakened World An Awakened World is calling your name
An Awakened World An Awakened World is calling
Track Name: My Very Own Shore
I’m so grateful for all I’ve seen
In my great uncovering
Truth came in, pulled me apart
Exposing my awakened heart
To the ever changing tides
Suddenly I noticed with my own eyes
I’m braver than I was before
Standing on my own shore
My Very Own Shore

I want to love just as much as I can
Every lesson I want to understand
When love comes in with something to say
I’m learning to get out of the way
I can embrace my changing tides
Now I notice with my own eyes
I’m braver than I was before
Standing on my own shore
My Very Own Shore

I’m collecting journeys around the sun
To add to the deep well of wisdom I’ve become

I want to look at what I need to see
Breaking every shadow free
I will dare my dreams to take center stage
Full of beauty and power as I age
I can embrace my changing tides
Now I notice with my own eyes
I’m braver than I was before
Standing on my own shore
My Very Own Shore

I want to look at what I need to see
Breaking every shadow free
I will dare my dreams to take center stage
Full of beauty and power as I age
I will embrace my changing tides
Now I notice with my own eyes
I’m braver than I was before
Standing on my own shore
My Very Own Shore
My Very Own Shore
My Very Own Shore
Track Name: What Now My Love?
Take the next step in your evolution
Meet each moment with the edge of your life
Each horizon brings a new born solution
When you’re looking out from deep inside

It takes courage to find
A home inside where you shine
To make the years travel far
Until they’re right where you are
To turn toward what you’re finding
Not back into hiding
What does your heart dream of?
What now my love?

You are the keeper of each new beginning
And all that will come ‘round again
The race is on and it appears love is winning
Taking strides on a road with no end

It takes courage to find
A home inside where you shine
To make the years travel far
Until they’re right where you are
To turn toward what you’re finding
Not back into hiding
What does your heart dream of?
What now my love?

Rather than playing safe inside a smaller self
I will source my wisdom from a deeper well
To feel my oneness with all of humankind
To see with kindness, to breathe with the divine

It takes courage to find
A home inside where you shine
To make the years travel far
Until they’re right where you are
To turn toward what you’re finding
Not back into hiding
What does your heart dream of?
What now my love?
What does your heart dream of?
What now my love?
What does your heart dream of?
Track Name: Honor Who You Are
Only you can decide which star shines brightest
Which pair of angel wings you’ll wear
Only your heart can hold the gift of forgiveness
For all whose lives you share
Only your voice can break through
The silence and be heard
Trust each choice you make to
Bring your own power to this Earth

Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Trust life in its brilliant unfolding
Change will take you fast and far
Honor who you are

Only your life can be the gift you intended
To give so graciously
Grace opens our eyes, our hearts and our voices
Truly allowing us to see
The brightest star is yours to find
Deep in your heart, longing to shine
The wings of power to carry you home
Are the angel wings you call your own

Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Trust life in its brilliant unfolding
Change will take you fast and far
Honor who you are

Honor your deepest knowing
Embrace your sweet unfolding
Reach for the dream that is growing inside
Awaken your heart to the gift of your life

Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Trust life in its brilliant unfolding
Keep following the brightest star
Changes will take you fast and far
Honor, honor who you are
Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Honor who you are
Honor who you are becoming
Track Name: Heart of the Song
Love’s hands are here, You can fall
Into the melody played by life’s fingers
You can surrender, You can belong

Love’s eyes are here, You can see
And in the mirror, you come untangled
Fear is now gone, You see beyond
To the heart of the song
To the heart of the song

You’ve walked all the way to where you belong
Walked all the way in to the heart of the song
Just be the grace that you are
Light your way into humanity’s heart
Where you belong, to the heart of the song

For a moment, just pretend
You are love and that’s all you remember
Freed by the sound, oh how we’re drawn
To the heart of the song
To the heart of the song

You’ve walked all the way to where you belong
Walked all the way in to the heart of the song
Just be the grace that you are
Light your way into humanity’s heart
Where you belong, to the heart of the song

And for a moment just pretend, you are love
For a moment just pretend, you are love
For a moment just pretend, you are love

You’ve walked all the way to where you belong
Walked all the way in to the heart of the song
Just be the grace that you are
Light your way into humanity’s heart
Love has brought you safely this far
Where you belong, to the heart of the song
Where you belong, to the heart of the song
To the heart of the song
Track Name: Spin My Straw to Gold
They said to risk my dreams would take too much
A voice inside agreed, “You’re not enough.”
Your wounded place is just too deep to heal
You might as well just keep on spinning wheels

Out from the rubble something wants to rise
Wants me to be the author of my life
There’s treasure somewhere underneath it all
There’s wisdom in the story of my fall

Spinning wheel, spinning wheel, from my fibers draw
My attention to the ways I’ve spun my gold to straw
Spinning wheel, spin again the power that I hold
To learn what’s true, to learn how to spin my straw to gold
Spin my straw to gold
Spinning wheel, spinning wheel

They said I’d lost the power to decide
Life’s a carousel and we just ride
The painted ponies never become real
Circling around the spinning wheel

Down in my depths, there’s truth I long to say
It’s not the world outside that’s ever in my way
I’ve got the strength to push off of this floor
My life will thrive when I dare to be more

Spinning wheel, spinning wheel, from my fibers draw
My attention to the ways I’ve spun my gold to straw
Spinning wheel, spin again the power that I hold
To learn what’s true, to learn how to spin my straw to gold

Spin my straw to gold
Find my holy grail
Spin my straw to gold
In a brand new fairy tale

Spinning wheel, spinning wheel, from my fibers draw
My attention to the ways I’ve spun my gold to straw
Spinning wheel, spin again the power that I hold
To learn what’s true, to learn how to spin my straw to gold
Spin my straw to gold, (spinning wheel, spinning wheel)
Spin again the power that I hold, (spinning wheel, spinning wheel)
Spin my straw to gold, (spinning wheel, spinning wheel)
Spin again the power that I hold, (spinning wheel, spinning wheel)
Spin my straw to gold
Track Name: Home For My Brave
I know so well your pitter patter
And your places torn and tattered
Everything that ever mattered
Oh my heart
All the passion as it burned
All the love left unreturned
All the lessons you have learned
Oh my heart

Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So I can ride the currents
So I can feel the waves
Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So you can be a home for my brave

Thank you for the changes, you are bringing
In the song that you keep singing
And the rhythm you keep beating
Oh my heart
Please don’t hide the dream that’s broken
Please don’t bury words unspoken
First you close and then you open
Oh my heart

Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So I can ride the currents
So I can feel the waves
Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So you can be a home for my brave

No heart’s a shell, all hearts can tell
What promises will come
What’s better left undone
No heart’s alone, all hearts are homes
With rivers running through them
To bring love’s water from and to them

Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So I can ride the currents
So I can feel the waves
Oh my heart may you stay open
May you become an ocean
So you can be a home for my brave
So you can be a home for my brave
Track Name: Cast A Spell
The genie in my bottle called it quits
My own fairy godmother said “That’s it!”
My silver lined cloud went up in smoke
And armored knights that shine are such a joke

I clicked my heels three times and still no home
Stuck forever in the Cinderella zone
No magic wands, no sugar and no spice,
No Tinkerbell, just pumpkins and mice

So I’ll gaze in to my crystal ball, separate the truth from lies
Be my own fortune teller, blow my own disguise
Take off my mask that I might see
Invite love in, ask fear to leave
And then cast a spell on my own self
I’ll cast a spell on me

The pearls in my oyster all got stuck
Three coins in the fountain still no luck
All my wishes fell right through the cracks
Along with all the years I can’t get back

So I’ll gaze in to my crystal ball, separate the truth from lies
Be my own fortune teller, blow my own disguise
Take off my mask that I might see
Invite love in, ask fear to leave
And then cast a spell on my own self
I’ll cast a spell on me

There’s a frog in my throat and a leak in my boat
I could silently sink out of sight
But my current fixation is a new incantation
I will speak some magic words and change my life

So I’ll gaze in to my crystal ball, separate the truth from lies
Be my own fortune teller, blow my own disguise
Take off my mask that I might see
Invite love in, ask fear to leave
And then cast a spell on my own self
I’ll cast a spell on me
Add magic to all I perceive
I’ll cast a spell on me
I’ll cast a spell on me
I’ll cast a spell on me
Track Name: I'll Take It From Here
How can I ever thank you for the gifts you bestowed
As you prepare for your journey, I want you to know
I’m grateful that you helped shape me to be just who I am
You’ll keep blessing others through my heart and my hands

I’ll take it from here. I’ll take it from here
You’ve given me the best of yourself for so many years
Thank you for bringing me this far; Your time is drawing near
You can pass the baton; I’ll take it from here

I hope I hear your voice from the other side
That you continue to guide me with your words so kind and wise
May your wings be strong and your heart be light
Befitting of the angel you were to me in this life

I’ll take it from here. I’ll take it from here
You’ve given me the best of yourself for so many years
Thank you for bringing me this far; Your time is drawing near
You can pass the baton; I’ll take it from here

Bless the endless cycles of grandmothers, mothers, daughters
The babes we make our entrance as, the women we become
And bless each of our journeys. May we share our strength with others
Standing on each other’s shoulders, moving forward as one

I’ll take it from here. I’ll take it from here
You’ve given me the best of yourself for so many years
Thank you for bringing me this far; Your time is drawing near
You can pass the baton
Go ahead and pass the baton
I’ll take it from here
I’ll take it from here

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