My Teachers

by Ariel Root Wolpe

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released March 23, 2015

All songs written and performed by Ariel Root Wolpe

Producer and Recording Engineer: Jon Mitchell

Mixing Engineer: Will Robertson

Mastered by Domenic Ruggeri at H3oproductions

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Ariel Root Wolpe Los Angeles, California

My name is Ariel Root Wolpe, and I am a musician dedicated to Jewish life, tradition and spirit. My music aims to inspire common themes of humanity and give voice to the unspoken sentiments within us all, and my lyrics hope to open your heart to the truths they hold. ... more

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Track Name: Spinning
When I’m out of control my world starts spinning
Ties flying loose through the air
And I scramble to try ’n catch my sense
Blowing all over my space
Patterns I cannot trace
Landscapes they make

I am scared of the feeling of needing another
I am scared of not being needed in return
I felt like I am more lost then he is
Like I might need him more
heart unsure
of motivations between us
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When I’m out of control my world goes spinning
Hold my hand the world is spinning
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Someone tell me if is he insane
So what if he thinks he speaks the truth
I am worried about imagination
artistic thoughts
in unbound clocks
fueled by brimstone and fine
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Track Name: My Teachers
I love you mother, you love me
lift me in your earth arms, teach me how to see

I love you father, you love me,
dance in the pouring rain, teach me to be free

i love you sister, you love me,
guide me with an open hand, teach me harmony

i love you brother, you love me,
help me when i fall down, teach me loyalty

I love you beloved, you love me
show me how to love myself, teach me to be me.
Track Name: Blue Hairs
My heads at the base of my bed
Pillows hold footprints of dreams
Their cases worn from tread

This morning, a horse sank in the river
And I rose up from the shadow
I whispered, we can all save ourselves
If only we allow

If there is an angel here
Please stand on my right
My left is leading
our souls through the night

Michael guards our hands
Gavriel gives the strength to fight
Raphael heals shattered hearts
Uriel thunders us to light

Chorus

But my soul carries the future of the world
And my mind decides where I lead
To the mud of the riverbed
To the highest branch of the seed

Chorus
Track Name: Little Bird
Little bird keep your feet on the ground
Little bird keep your feet on the ground
The world is spinning, don’t let go
And you love to be adored, that I know

Little bird keep your heart on the ground
Little bird keep your heart on the ground
The world is spinning that I know
And we love to be adored don’t let go

Sink your soaring sound
Come on down to the ground
Lets sleep here together
We’ll lie close forever (bar C on 3rd fret)
Well sing to the sky

Little bird keep your song on the ground
Little bird keep your song on the ground
The world is spinning, don’t let go
And I love to be adored, that I know

That i know
Track Name: Bumble Bee
come here, yellow bumble bee
I’ll take your honey
I need it to sweeten my tea

rest here, yellow bumble bee
I’ll take your money
I need it to be free

land here, yellow honey bee
For a rose delicacy
It will help to make you agree

sting here, yellow honey bee
theres no remedy
i’ll help you become me
Track Name: Dawn Hovers
You called me your brother
What happened to you
When the sun was falling down my throat
Shadow everything in view

Crawl into my sheets
Cry on my pillowcase
Make me love your sorrow in my dreams
They always keep me awake

Dawn hovers a bird
Dangles a worm
Lessons hang off my lips
Wish they were never born

The names I give us
make stuffing for the bed
their sounds build us secure
feathers fly out of my head

Please say you're sorry
So that I believe
Make me love your sorrow in my dreams
and I won’t have to leave

When you feel guilt
Keep it from me
Run excuses through the drain
Rush to the sea
Track Name: My Son
My son
Will not forgive me
I left him alone
I left him with a woman of lies and betrayal
Left him with the church that stole my home
I left him with a woman and no home

My son
Grows taller
Learns to read and write
He prays against a house of secrets
Corners that whisper slander
Fill his heart with slander

My son
Always wonders
How I yearned for him
How I cursed the skies and muddied the waters
Before renouncing kin
How I blackened my skin

He’ll tell me I could have fought harder
Bared tooth and claw
Should have gathered the church under our holy father
Pled to the rule of law
Gave up my life under the law
Track Name: Listen Sweet One
Listen oh sweet one I’m coming
First I must leave the world i know
Let the earth music flow

Listen oh sweet on I’m coming
teach me how to draw near
I turn to you in joy and fear

Koli el elohim v’etza’aka
I call to the sweet one
And he hears my cry
Koli el elohim v’ha’a’zeen elai
I call to the sweet one
And he hears my cry

Listen I’m coming
learning to embrace myself
that love makes my health/is my only wealth

Listen oh sweet one I’m coming
My heart soars in the dove
The sweetness flies from my love
Track Name: Prophets
Prophets Ariel Root Wolpe

the old dream dreams
and the youth see visions

for we are prophets of our time
and we see truth and we see lie
the texts that we must untie
and sing into a new rhyme

I am free and I hold power
you are free and you hold power

and I owe it to the earth
to live up to my worth
to share the gifts that come forth
commit them to a holy course

so come forth…
Track Name: Senses Bloom
my tigers lost their fight, coats wont hold anymore
filled with shells and seeds they float across the desert floor
if you a kill a trick, senses bloom
unbind time, parachute to the moon

demons burn our teeth on apples
demons burn our teeth on candy apples

trapeze kiss over umbrellas, carry us
raining dust up our throats, embellish us
your face melted on my fork, I cant swallow these colors
personalities of garlic men, naked dancing mothers
Track Name: Shadows Dance
I can’t overwhelm the wave to write
The ancient’s muse I call the storm
From fragile hips to tightened throat
She gasps and sings to stay afloat

In the morning it all shines grey
A projection of nerves or shame
My ego cannot clear them all
Shadows dance on the wall

Shadows dance on the wall
When the leaves start to fall
Shadows dance on the wall
Shadows on the wall

Cast your eyes into watery pupils of
Engaged hi
If stare enough will I see the truth
Will all my senses flyby (byebye)

When I’m with you I still feel alone
There is little to do in the sadness of time
Move closer and it slows to a crawl
Shadows dance on the wall

Shadows dance on the wall

And she screams
This not how it should be
There are times when you feel alone
But not when you’re with me
What can I do to get you
Out of our own head
Come dance in mind instead
Track Name: The Last War
I wrote this song for you
Can you feel the earth pulling it through
It must be sad to hear from far away
That I don’t want to live without you one more day

I think the quiet makes me wise
But is this wisdom just an army of lies
I dream a war will break out
Then the fire starts but I know nothing about it

Instrumental

Maybe this is how it should go
I mess up and then you leave me really slow
Some lessons I have yet to learn
You’ve been broken and now it’s my turn

Ooo
Track Name: Catch That Train
Catch that train
I wanna get on
I wanna get on that train (2x)

In the dark the city looks like a closed zoo
But the tigers are sleeping in the bamboo
And the monkeys jump on their desks all night
To keep their tales and wallets tight

Catch that train
I wanna get on
I wanna get on that train (2x)

And the humans toast to the champaign cleanse
And trip over their mustache friends
They fall in the center of the dandelion
And wait for the wind to blow their mind

Catch that train
I wanna get on
I wanna get on that train (2x)

Woowoo, all aboard! All aboard the train! Woowoooo....

Catch that train
I wanna get on
I wanna get on that train (2x)