INDIGIE FEMME

  • You Taught Me To Love

    I love you so much, no one will ever know,

    Last night I had a dream, spirit always love,

    Your accent from Vienna, took me to a place,

    Passion for freedom, create what you see,

     

    Chorus:

    You filled the room with happiness,

    I slept I was in heaven,

    Thrilled to be with you again,

    You taught me to love,

     

    Seeker of visions, you came to him in a dream,

    Opened a window, for the world to see,

    Plight of Lakota, told from his eyes,

    Mirror and reflection, cycles of our lives,

     

    Chorus:

    You filled the room with happiness,

    I slept I was in heaven,

    Thrilled to be with you again,

    You taught me to love (2 xs)

    You taught me to love,

    You taught me to love,

    You taught me to love...

  • Smile

    Why . . . do you treat me so bad,

    When you walk on by

    Don't say nothing, I just smile,

    There's a special place,

    In your heart

    For me,

    I just smile

     

    Chorus:

    Mother Earth needs more love

    Turn around this pain

    We all have darkness

    Left untamed

    We need to smile

     

    Why . . . you come to my town

    Wanna a new life

    Don't bring your shadow,

    Old bad habits

     

    Chorus:

    Mother Earth needs more love

    Turn around this pain

    We all have darkness

    Left untamed

    We need to smile

     

    There's a light that shines

    Even flickers inside

    There's that man, sitting on the edge, of the street

    He needs, your smile

    Lets just smile,

    Give a smile . . .

    That's what they said to do and I believe it

    Feels better

    Smile with the world x 4 (vocal only tapping)

    Let the tears fall down

  • Shining Star

    How much love can one hold, for a mother,

    Who walked through life, you were always there,

    Gave your heart and soul, for your children,

    You've moved on now, I sing to you...

     

    Chorus:

    You're my rainbow, my shining star,

    I think of you, when I look to the sky,

    If one star equals, a child's love so true,

    The Universe I'd give to you,

     

    As a child, I was angry and jealous,

    Paint on my hands, wrote on the walls,

    Get your attention, friends played in the backyard,

    Nations met to play in harmony

     

    Chorus:

    INSTRUMENTAL

     

    I grew up and knew, to move away,

    Deep down inside, I was not accepted

    To run in circles around, NZ

    Moved to Australia, good enough for me

     

    Chorus: 1x

    If one star equals a child's love so true,,

    The universe I'd give to you...

  • My Friend

    Where did I go wrong, last night at the party,

    I drank too much again, my head is hurting,

    Where is he, where is she now,

    Where did they all go, why am I sitting her, all along again my friend,

     

    So many years have gone by, but I'm still a child,

    Wanting to run, wanting to hide,

    Not wanting to pay my way today,

     

    So I say, help me, help me, be free,

    How do I sleep, how do I deal,

    What do I do when I get off work, how do I date,

    I'm too shy, I don't know why, my friend,

     

    Now that the music has stopped,

    The sun is shining, my curtain closed,

    Question lingers,

    Are you really my friend,

     

    So I say, help me, help me, be free,

    How do I sleep, how do I deal,

    What do I do when I get off work, how do I date,

    I'm too shy, I can't talk, I don't know why,

    Are you really, my friend,

     

    Are you really my friend,

    Are you really..... my friend

  • Justify

    In my man, I look around I wanna climb, to top of mountain,

    And build, my road,

    In my woman, I wanna hold, you in my arms, keep you warm,

    Protected from force beyond control,

     

    In my child, I want to heal,

    From the past, no control,

    Only what I see I wanna stop, looking back

    Allow triggers, to run me

     

    Chorus:

    Justify my needs,

    Justify my wants,

    Justity my thoughts,

    Justify my words, to make believe, I am strong

     

    In my sister, I wanna own, my feelings, when I cry,

    When I laugh, when I hide,

    I want you, to be there,

    I am strong

     

    Chorus:

    Justify my needs,

    Justify my wants,

    Justity my thoughts,

    Justify my words, to make believe, I am strong

    All in me

  • Release Me

    Waiting for the calm

    Waiting on the rain

    Waiting to be free

    Please, please release me

     

    Blanket darkness fills the morning sky

    Intense warmth builds in the still air

    Thundering temper lashes as her fury builds

    Only reason for frustration

     

    Emotions are high

    The loved ones always in the firing line

    Please, please forgive me!

     

    Waiting for the calm

    Waiting on the rain

    Waiting to be free

    Please, please release me

     

    Sweet smell of teardrops falls from heaven

    Soul is cleansed and heart purified

    Morning to clear blue endless sky

    Is this beginning or the end

     

    Loved one smile again

    Knows my thought like the waiting rain

    Please please believe me!

     

    Waiting for the calm

    Waiting on the rain

    Waiting to be free

    Please, please release me

    (repeat)

  • Touch The Earth

    Each time I try to find peace

    Feelings aching far and deep

    Unfinished from long ago

    Same song sung no more

     

    Take a breath, step outside

    Feel the rain

    Wet my hands feel my face

    Touch the Earth

     

    Painful journey unknown

    It's a long way from home

    Can we talk I need a friend

    Same thoughts coming back again

     

    Take a breath, step outside

    Feel the rain

    Wet your hands feel my face

    Touch the Earth

    INSTRUMENTAL

    I see you I see me

    Lines fill your face, talk to me

    Look in the mirror we are still alive

    So much more unseen

     

    Take a breath, step outside

    Feel the rain

    Wet my hands feel my face

    Touch the Earth

    Take a breath, step outside

    Feel the rain

    Wet my hands feel my face

    Touch the Earth

    Wet my hands feel my face

    Touch the Earth

  • Sacred Mountain Man

    Navajo:

    The sheep and goats are in lambing season,

    We will be nourished,

    My mother prays always for the livestock

    Thank you

     

    Up and down those trails again,

    Cedar moves in the air,

    Riding high with the wind,

    Where the eagles fly high,

     

    Every trail, every rock,

    Look around, where did they go,

    Dogs sniffing the air,

    Looking for our sheep

     

    Chorus:

    Black Mesa Mountain man,

    Forever in our hearts,

    Sacred mountain man

    Spirit flies free,

     

    Gather wood look around,

    Life is real, live your dream,

    Grandmas prayers, design our land

    Weaving  her loom,

     

    Beauty Way sacred mountain,

    Untouched land quiet roads,

    Footprints in the land,

    Dancing with our clans,

     

    Chorus:

    Black Mesa Mountain man,

    Forever in our hearts,

    Sacred mountain man,

    Spirit flies free,

    Black Mesa Mountain man,

    Forever in our hearts,

    Sacred mountain man,

    You are free

     

    Navajo:

    Since I was a little girl, I learned to weave,

    I supported my children in this way,

    The whole camp survived,

    To this day this is what I know...

  • By My Silence (written by Ellen Bukstel & Nick Annis)

    I'm not a Communist, so when they came for the Communists,

    I held my tongue,

    Like a good neighbor, I minded my own business,

    And trusted justice be done,

     

    I didn't ask, what was their crime,

    It was their sadness, it wasn't mine,

    I didn't care, where they were sent,

    By my silence, I give my consent,

    By my silencce, I gave my consent,

     

    I'm not Jewish, so when they came for the Jews I had,

    Nothing to say,

    Branded with stars, like cattle in box cars then,

    Taken away,

     

    I didn't ask, what was their crime,

    It was their sadness, it wasn't mine,

    I didn't care, where they were sent,

    By my silence, I gave my consent,

    By my silence, I gave my consent,

     

    I didn't care when they came for the Unionists,

    Came for the Socialists, took the powerless,

    I'm not a terrorist, I'm not an immigrant,

    I'm native born, and faithfully ignorant,

    I didn't care what was their crime,

    Til their sorrow turned into mine,

    Til their sorrow turned into mine,

     

    I was okay, as I am a citizen,

    And I am free,

    I didn't care, now there's nobody left here to,

    Speak out for me,

     

    At the time, I believed, this would never happen to me,

    I didn't know just what it meant,

    For my silence, to give my consent,

    For my silence, to be my consent,

    By my silence, I give my consent,

    By my silence...

  • Ma Yazhih Little Moms

    Mom's gotta work,

    Study in school,

    Care for kids,

    For a better life,

    We call aunties, little moms,

    They are, second in command

     

    Run around circles,

    No where to go,

    There is our, little moms

    shi mazhi dah noo liinii (All aunties out there),

    Nizhonigo nihaan tsid das kees (In the beauty way I think of you),

     

    CHANT

    Daddy's gone to rodeos

    To drink, sing country songs,

    Cousin's in trouble, old man got mad

    Cops came, phone broke

     

    Reach out ask, contact auntie,

    You can bet, she'll pick up phone,

    There's trouble brewing in families,

    They gather in circle and pray.

     

    CHANT

    There's ma yazhi, our little moms,

    They know to keep fire warm,

    shi mazhi dah noo liinii (all aunties out there),

    Nizhonigo nihaan tsid das kees (In the beauty way I think of you)....

Justify

Justify is Indigie Femme's eigth album collectively.

 

All songs written by Tash Terry and Elena Higgins except Track 9, "By My Silence" by Ellen Bukstel & Nick Annis. Recorded in the Indigie Femme Studios in October/November 2014. Produced by Larry Mitchell. Indigie Femme had a Pre-Release on February 6th 2015, where only 150 CD's were manufactured. This was a thank you to their loyal fanbase for their support over the years.  This album included two bonus extended tracks.

 

Justify a ten track CD, official released on  April 24th 2015.

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