Sapphire

by Marya Stark

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1.
Echo 05:50
I wanna be a creature in your night, feral and forgiving of the way we lovers sweat and start to smell of earth and soil in the breeze all along I’ll wish for you to sing into the depths of me I wanna be the echo of your voice As you call into the canyons just to see how far it travels I bet we could go distances beyond what our telescopes have seen to our most lucid dreams In worlds of stars exploding under water in slow motion ecstasy in greatest heights circle round eternal moments where we meet our maker pulsing wave and lights shaking woven bodies holding presence as we sort through all the We were walking in a distant world, crystalline and clear not a soul dared to enter through those sacred arcs where you were holding a golden spell inside I caught a glimpse into a broken realm where prayers were answered slowly, lifetimes too late we were singing from the softness of a heart that wanted none of it we yearned for understanding of why things come undone And on that night we made a vow to sing for the all unsung In worlds of stars exploding under water in slow motion ecstasy in greatest heights circle round eternal moments where we meet our maker pulsing wave and lights shaking woven bodies holding presence as we sort through all the sight sight sights all the light light lights we holding tight tight tight to thee night night nights we holding tight to the echo I want to be a symbol in your dream to dance upon those threads, spelling notes with every step, and you could play them through a tiny music box spinning out these holographic sounds from the mountain tops everyone could hear the prayer we made under the moon when I blew upon your forehead so you knew that i was true and when the wind now blows, you feel me and remember waterfalls of diamonds pour into your sweet surrender In worlds of stars exploding under water in slow motion ecstasy in greatest heights circle round eternal moments where we meet our maker pulsing wave and lights shaking woven bodies holding presence as we sort through all the sight sight sights all the light light lights we holding tight tight tight to thee night night nights we holding tight to the echo
2.
Star Gazer I see you from across the way Im a storm chaser Who feels the burning of the flame And the colors rising Touching the endless night Painting Aurora’s Flight in the Northern lights In the deepest of night I let my soul be seen under stars that circle round slowly melting into me images of songs that I'm still learning how to hear coming from the brightness taming fire over water solar winds mirrored skies longing language rich and wild electric wonder embroidering this lace of blushing thunder strike the visions of the future in the iris of your eyes spheres of lightning designs Star Gazer I see you from across the way Im a storm chaser Who feels the burning of the flame And the colors rising Touching the endless night Painting Aurora’s Flight in the northern lights was it here or just a dream of cities under seas untold histories grains of sand in hour glass breaking open holy waters spilling poems in the presence of a pregnant darkness arctic ice ink black scriptures of opulence Caligraphy inside this dance of dragons Chasing the sunrise fire breathing spirit guides blazing magnetic prismatic unwinding desire Star Gazer I see you from across the way Im a storm chaser Who feels the burning of the flame And the colors rising Touching the endless night Painting Aurora’s Flight in the Northern lights Theres a hunger in my soul an aching and a pull a huntress carving trails through these canyons in spirit braille with waters running unrelenting rushing melting ice from frozen ages no more hiding, its heating up and I can taste it Awe has become me Glaciers call out to me by name Humbled to my knees where the sound and sage are one implosion summoning Star Gazer I see you from across the way Im a storm chaser who’s feels the burning of the flame And the colors rising touching the endless night Painting Aurora’s Flight in the Northern lights star gazer im a storm chaser star gazer im a storm chaser
3.
In Between 03:29
I’ve got all the wonders of the world at my fingers but none of them bring me closer to the truth I’ve pulled cards from the decks to read my soul in the scriptures but the pictures couldn’t show me what to do its been a long night and i just a fragile fire I have pulled the sword from stone and it was heavy, heavy I’ve carved flutes from hollow bones and now I'm ready, ready to mourn the death of stars Watch em’ go out with a bang And i’ll sing every song that was shone in between in between in between in between I bow, I bow my soul a seeker I have sought to know this life and death the same and every single thing that I have come to feel here Well I barely have the strength to sing My voice cracks at the sound of your name but as I speak so does the flame I have pulled the sword from stone and it was heavy, heavy I’ve carved flutes from hollow bones and now I'm ready, ready to mourn the death of stars Watch em’ go out with a bang And i’ll sing every song that was shone in between in between in between in between its been a long night and i’m just a fragile fire
4.
Sapphire 04:00
Sapphire I saw Sapphire spinning around me humming sounds of glaciers forming In my frozen heart is melting By the warming night of your soul fire speech light Oooooo oooooo I saw Sapphire awaken inside me thunderous waters pour forth and I feel you, I feel you revive in me the codes of a story held in the glory of the earth Oooooo oooooo A time capsule of a thousand lives ago so much night revealed all of my longing I feel hush don’t speak a word here in the stillness our love Returns I saw Sapphire spinning around me shaking Holy ground my frozen heart is melting and I feel I can feel it all Alllll I can feel it all Alllll
5.
Blood of the Stone It was a desert storm when I awoke and walked out into the sand clouds the color of lucid dream heavens voice was singing down in the light crashing through rare tears cascading sheets I called in a prayer and I could smell it in the air the blood of the stone the blood of the stone Blood of the Stone Blood of the Stone Darkness gathered in the far skies behind walls of dust near the rusted rock where the red tail hawk circled many rounds tailing down, tailing down towards its vision - questions, i am asking with my mystic gaze upon changes of the moon phases of the womb blood of the stone Blood of the Stone Blood of the Stone Blood of the Stone Monsoon Monsoon Shatter me into mythic wakefulness that I might drink the full chalice of wisdom in this single moment of full source reunion in a desert kiss cleansing our history Blood of the Stone iron streams that are leading us home ancient bliss in a smell of waters to come purifying all the was lost to this land Blood of the Stone iron streams that are leading us home ancient bliss in a smell of waters to come purifying all the was lost to this land Blood of the Stone, Iron streams Leading us home, ancient bliss waters to come, purifying all the was lost Shatter Me Shatter Me Shatter Me Monsoon Purify
6.
I once heard that a soul is born where the wings of the dawn expand and they're spoken into form by a limitless loving sound I once heard that a soul song travels along lines of destiny as the rays of light rain down and drum with the sun upon the sea Drum drum Drum drum Drum drum Drum with the sun upon the sea When the light touches the air in the mists of morning cricket choirs close their prayer out with the breath of heaven from the centers loving eye a rainbow stream doth open and parades of butterflies Are marching to the currents March March hear them coming March March carrying the baby March March celestial butterflies carrying the baby (their wings are woven woven of the five pure lights woven of the sacred language woven of the depth of night) and they march through the sky like a snowflake dream march to the rhythm of divinity eat the peach from immortal tree kiss the life of the baby they march to the rhythm of the ancient drum call to the hearts of everyone celestial flowers carry us there open your hearts, we’ll take you there I once heard a soul is carried by the winged ones we know by the butterflies dissolving into the babes cacoon they glow and with every child’s sweet laughter wings open to set us free as the rays of light rain down and drum with the sun upon the sea Drum drum hear them coming Drum drum, carrying the baby Come everyone Drum with the sun upon the sea
7.
Negra Luz Esperanza (black light hope) Flor del Agua (flower of the water) Lava Mi Alma Lava Me (wash my spirit) En La Noche Profunda (in the deep night) Yo Bailo Al Rio Oscuro (I dance the dark river) Canción Del Viento Salvaje (song in the wild wind) Salve Me (save me) Negra Luz Esperanza (black light hope) Flor Del Agua (flower of the water) Lava Mi Alma lava me (wash my spirit) Susurros De Los Fantasmas De Dolores Tácitas (whispers from the ghosts of unspoken sorrows) Sígame En Las Sombras De Mi Corazón (follow me in the shadows of my heart) Que Lo Solto Con Los Aguas (I release it with the waters) Ruego a Los Antepasados (I pray to the ancient ones/ ancestors) Murmuran- Ir a llorar a su Joven (they whisper, go and mourn your young) Murmuran- llorar la sal de la Madre (they whisper, weep out the salt from the mother) Murmuran- Ir a llorar a su Joven (they whisper, go and mourn your young) Murmuran- llorar la sal de la Madre (they whisper, weep out the salt from the mother) Negra Luz Esperanza (black light hope) Flor Del Agua (flower of the water) Lava Mi Alma Lava Me (wash my spirit)
8.
Baptism 06:31
I am seated on the sun disc of your mighty heart I am greeted in silken nuance of radiant hearth fire I surrender to the visions of light that appear as I remember the songs of the ancient ones now I can hear As I am baptised in a downpour of stars by the depth of the souls that we are holding this golden thread that we weave a moment so woken hold me, all I can do is breathe breathe As I journey through the spirit worlds I have once known enveloped in flurries of flower dark petals and tumble lit stones Of shimmering moon dust the delicate dance of my childhood prayers They’re written in sky rust a whisper blown eyelashes silent dare As I am baptised in a downpour of stars by the depth of the souls that we are holding this golden thread that we weave a moment so woken hold me, all I can do is breathe breathe breathe I am a rolling baptism of song heard by your granted wish all along I am her sea lit by star gazing nights And I’m known by summoning language Of light pouring down from the cracks in the sky Holy Ones bless me immaculate brightening wisdom of falling stones tear through the night soft spoken riddles are pulling me lightly in tandem with heart beats in cascades of sound in shimmering heat as im baptised in song caressing my features of skin where twas written o’er breath held in and let out with a sigh of a mother’s cry she sealed me in mystery her stories revived eyes closed as I Breath Breathe Breathe As I’m baptised in song Baptised in your song Baptised in your song
9.
Marrow of God Summon I hear their voices Whispering I feel their tears Dreaming me I hear their yearning Suspended in Ice What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising These Ancient Wonders holding seeds of sounds from before we could speak before the First Song I couldn’t describe a Fantasia so pure We’re mountains making love to the Night Piercing the Sky numbness quivers, fire cracks open a Calligraphy of Volcanos Humming Ash into Poems of Land Temples to the Stars Frozen in Glaciers My heart is Frozen Shattered and Caving Devastating What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising They summon the voices That died in the hearts Of the nameless ones Their tears fill my Chalice Well And in my Crystal Chamber Dreams I saw it coming I saw it coming I saw it coming I saw it coming What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising What happens now The waters are rising The waters are rising
10.
Rose Lineage 07:01
A Rose Blooms When She is ready When She is ready and not a moment too soon A Rose Blooms When Her Velvet Darkness awakens to the dawn A Rose Blooms When Her Sweet Honey is tasted by every petal Swollen with becoming Bursting at the hips Air rapt with fragrance Join the dance of spring A Rose Blooms When She is ready When She is ready and not a moment too soon Lineage of the Grandmothers Lineage of Velvet Prose Lineage of the Crimson Waters Lineage of the Rose Lineage of the Magdalene Daughters Lineage of the Scarlet Codes Lineage of the Visions they brought Her Back to the Heart to the Lineage of the Rose A Rose Blooms When She is ready when She is ready and not a moment too soon I am Bud Maiden, Diamond in the rough painting wings of satin blushing petal temples, tender to touch I let you in I let you in I am blossoming slowly to the light I am remembering all the of the phrases Sun light language dew mist in the night flowering into poems for the ages I am Rose Mother in full bloom Script of Ruby Fire emblazoned petals fall slowly by the Moon I drink in the wisdom of all that was tasted I am potpourri danced upon the earth Holy Death takes nothing from my beauty I am ground into the rosary beads Come sing Your Prayers over Me Come sing Your Prayers over Me A Rose Blooms A Rose Blooms Lineage of the Grandmothers Lineage of Velvet Prose Lineage of the Crimson Waters Lineage of the Rose Lineage of the Magdalene Daughters Lineage of the Scarlet Codes Lineage of the Visions they brought Her Back to the Heart A Rose Blooms When She is ready When She is ready and not a moment too soon

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released September 17, 2020

Sapphire is a concept album about the healing symphony of the glaciers, and the message for humanity that is being released as the ice giants melt, "to thaw the frozen heart and restore balance to the waters of life".



I CHASED A SAPPHIRE
FROM CRYSTALLINE VISIONS
TO GLACIER GRAIL HOLDINGS
THAWING A MEMORY
BETWEEN THE NOTES
OF A DREAM IM STILL
REVIVING




Marya Stark- Songwriter, Co-Producer, Vocals, Guitar
Joshua Penman- Producer and Arrangements
Andy Zenzack- Mixing, Engineering
Alberto Hernandez- Engineering
Cian Riordan- Mastering

Elijah Ray- Vocals (2)
Trill Lebeau- Vocals (7)
Mama Crow- Vocals (10)
Travis Puntarelli- Vocals (5, 6)
Pop The Cat- Vocals (8)

Daniel Berkman- Kora (1,4,5,6)
David Brewer- Bodhran (4, 6, 10)
Benjy Wertheimer- Esraj (6, 10)
Phil Lawrence- Mandolin (7, 8)
Guillermo Laporta- Penny Whistle (3)
Joshua Penman- Percussion and Piano (5, 9)

Matt Szmela- Violin (1, 2, 5, 8, 9)
Charith Premawardhana- Violin and Viola (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Chat Katlinger- Viola (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Lewis Patzner- Cello (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Sascha Jacobsen- Bass (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9)


Mark Quinn- Percussion (1, 2, 3, 5, 8)
Dawn Richardson- Percussion (2, 9)
Andy Z- Percussion (5)
Jah Levi- Bass Drum (5)

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Marya Stark Santa Cruz, California

Marya is a carrier of myth, magic, and medicine songs. She takes her audience on an imaginative journey through the caverns of the soul. Her songs combine magical realism with orchestral arrangements and a classically trained voice, crafting healing stories for the modern times. ... more

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