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    A salute to all the women calling us back into some kind of sanity.

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I am beginning to notice a lot of people in what I would call Quaker or Bodhisattva battle dress. They are disguised as ordinary people. They generally walk gently, though sometimes they dance, and occasionally they stamp their feet. Firmly grounded on earth, they none the less reach for the heavens and willingly gather all those who want to come along for the ride in their warm embrace.

They have chosen to follow Joseph Campbell’s wise command to follow their bliss and in doing so found that what they desire for themselves, they also desire for others. Like all of us, they have moments of uncertainty. Like all of us, they doubtlessly stumble. But their chosen way is one of inclusion, charity and hope.

Though men and women are equally well represented on this mythical battle field, this song salutes the particular women in our neck of the woods who inspired the lyrics and sends encouragement to women everywhere who are part of the revolution of consciousness that is well underway. Bisous et le courage à mes chéris. CJ

lyrics

How does she know what she knows without looking?
She leads the revolution with the way that she’s cooking,
Going left when the crowd is leaning right,
Listening to angels in the middle of the night.

Peering out from her shades she sees into the shadows,
Reaching out her hand she grabs hold of the battle,
Nothing passes easy, nothing’s left to hide,
Her white charger is a streetcar, her lance a subway ride.

How does she know, what she knows, what she knows?
How does she know, what she knows, what she knows?
How does she know, what she knows, what she knows?
How does she know, what she knows, what she knows?

What does she know that she’s not telling?
What does she know that she won’t say?
Where does she get the strength that’s inside her?
How does she triumph day after day?
How does she know?

How does she do what she does without talking
Leading the revolt with the way that she’s walking?
With the tiniest of shifts in her splintered heart,
She’s gonna tear this whole wide world apart

credits

from Bruce Ley Collection One 'The Peacock, the Deer, and the Moon', track released March 26, 2014
Scott Bruyea, drums
Bob Hewus, bass
Steve Kennedy, tenor saxophones
Bruce Ley, piano, guitars, percussion, lead vocal
Steve Kennedy, Russell Jones, background vocals
Candice Bist, lyrics
Bruce Ley, music
SOCAN 2014

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