Song Lyrics from "Awakening" by Spirit Wind ©2005

Poem by © Joan Khalid heard over the song Soar, © Michele Perpaul
My song is the beat of my heart
The throb of the Earth
My Mother
Who nourishes me in her womb
Pregnant with my spirit
Is born as the invisible wind that whispers
Pulsating throughout Creation
It is my testament to all things in which I share
It carries me like a thread of safety
Through stormy waters
Sustaining me as I encounter the tumbrels and trials of life
It resonates with the course of existence that surrounds me
And denies my loneliness
It will continue to define my being
Until I nestle, welcomed home
In the comforting embrace from whence I came

Awakening - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) When I away
(2nd) When I away
When I away hey hey
When I away
When I away
When I away hey

Comfort and Wellness - © Michele Perpaul
Way ha way hiya way
Way ha way hiya way
Way ha way hiya way heya
Way ha way hiya way

Kamloops Round Dance - © Brenda MacIntyre
Ya heya heya way heyo
Ya heya heya way heyo
Ya heya heya way heyo
Ya heya heya way hey ya heyo
Ya heya heya way hey ya heyo

Way heya away heya
Way heya away heya
Ya ya ya way heyo yo yo

Ba Pa Say (Children’s Medicine Song) - © The Debassige Family
Pa pa say, Pa pa say
Bay Gee shik Tay Ahh koo gay
Ya ya ya way heyo yo yo
Translation: The wood pecker, all day, is knocking.

Way ha way hiya way
Way ha way hiya way
Way ha way hiya way heya
Way ha way hiya way

Darlin close your eyes
Rest here for a while
Way ha way hiya way heya
Way ha way hiya way

Healing Song - © Brenda MacIntyre
Way-ay hey ya
Way-ay hey ya
Way-ay hey ya
Way hiyo way hiyo ho way hi ya
Hey yo way hi ya
Hey yo way hi ya way hey hey yo

Gratitude - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) Wayo way hiya-hey hi
Wayo way hiya-hey hi
(2nd) Wayo way hiya-hey hi
Wayo way hiya-hey hi
Wayo way hiya-ho wayo way ya-heyo
Wayo way hiya-hey hi
(honour)Wayo way hiya-hey hi
Wayo way hiya-hey hi
Wayo way hiya-ho wayo way ya-heyo
Wayo way hiya-hey hi

Reassurance - © Brenda MacIntrye
(lead) Wayiya way
(2nd) Wayiya way
Wayiya wayiya wayiya awayo way ya heyo
Wayiya awayo way away hey ya heyo
(honour) Wayiya way
Wayiya wayiya wayiya awayo way ya heyo
Wayiya awayo way away hey ya heyo

Serenity - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) Hiyaho waya hey way heya
(2nd) Hiyaho waya hey way heya
Waya hey waya hey waya hiya way waya hi
Heya, Waya hey heya hi hiyo

Spirit Rising - © Brenda MacIntyre
Lead vocal:
Way heya waya waya hiya way waya heya
Way heya waya waya hiya way waya heya
Way heya waya waya hiya way waya heya
Way heya waya waya hiya way

High Harmony:
Way heya huh
Way heya huh
Way hey heya huh
Way heya huh

Past, Present and Future - © Brenda MacIntyre and Michele Perpaul
Past
Way hey hey hey yaho way hey hey
Way hey hey hey yaho way hey heyo

Present with harmonies
Way hey hey hey yaho way hey hey
Way hey hey hey yaho way hey heyo

Future
Way heyo way hey hey
Way heyo way hey hey
Way heyo way hey hey
Way heyo way hey hey way hey yaheyo
Way heyo way hey hey
Way heyo way hey hey way hey yaheyo

I Am Alive - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) I oway oway I
(2nd) I oway oway I
I oway oway I oway hey oway I
I oway oway I
I oway oway I
I oway oway I oway hey oway I
I am alive
I am alive
I am alive and I, oh I am
I am alive
I am alive
I am alive and I, oh I am

Healing Gifts - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) When away hi yaway
(2nd) When away hi yaway
When away hi yaway hey hi yaway hey hey
Yaway hey hey yaway hey
Way hey yaway hey ya-ho way

Women’s Gathering - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) Wayoway ya hey hiya
(2nd) Wayoway ya hey hiya
Wayoway ya hey hiya
Wayoway ya heyo
Wayoway ya hey hiya
Wayoway ya hey hiya
Wayoway ya heyo

Meet Me By the Water - © Brenda MacIntyre
(lead) Way waya hey ha waya hey ha
waya-ho waya heyo
(2nd) Way waya hey ha waya hey ha
waya-ho waya heyo
Wayo way ya-hey hiya-ho waya heya
Wayo way ya heyo

Meet me by the water
We will sing until the sun goes down
Meet me by the water
We will drum until the stars are around
We will see the full moon rising up high in the sky
As we sing and pray all night

Way waya hey ha waya hey ha
waya-ho waya heyo
Wayo way ya-hey hiya-ho waya heya
Wayo way ya heyo
Hiyo way heyo way heyo way heyoway

My True Friend - © Brenda MacIntyre
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey

Whenever I call on you, you’re always there
And when I’m feelin’ down, I know you care
And if I need a shoulder, I know yours I can borrow
To get me through today
And I know you’ll be there tomorrow

Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey wayahey
You’re always there for me, my true friend
And I’ll be there for you, my true friend
Waya hey hiyo wayahey
Waya hey hiyo wayahey

Fly Away - © Brenda MacIntyre
Way hiya way heya way hiya way heya hey
Waya hey
Waya hey waya hey waya hey
Fly away
Fly away hey hey

When I Awake - © Michele Perpaul
When I awake
when I awake
when I awake
I'm going home (repeat)
Lead me home
Oh lead me home
When I awake
Lead me home (repeat)

I’ll travel the red road
I'll travel the red road
I'll travel the red road
To take me home (repeat)

My work is done
My work is done
My work is done
Take me home (repeat)

When I awake
When I awake
When I awake
I'm going home (repeat)

Lead me home
Oh lead me home
When I awake
Lead me home (repeat)

Travelling Song - © Michele Perpaul
Win nye ya way ha win die ya way
Win nye ya way ha win die ya way
Win nye ya way ha win die ya way
Win nye ya way ha win die ya way
(repeat)

Poem - © Michele Perpaul heard over the song Traveling © Michele Perpaul
From ancient time we’ve called this place Turtle Island
We took only what was needed
Our mother always provided
We are all equal in our mother’s eyes
Noone was more important than the other
Although our responsibilities were different
Noone had more worth than another

Today we stand together with our brothers and our sisters
Making our voices become one
Looking for the harmony that we so long ago lost
These are our greatest gifts we bring
Our drums and our songs
As we pray we can hear her heartbeat
Open your heart to our Mother the Earth
Embrace all she has to offer you
Walk softly with respect and humility
This again can be a beautiful life