Gaia Consort

aka, "Bone Poets Orchestra"

 

 

This Pagan band out of Seattle is about as good as it gets. What I mean is: Gaia Consort not only delivers magical, sensual and powerful tunes--but they are top-notch polished and professional.

 

As they have evolved, their name has now became Bone Poets Orchestra.
Here is their "secret" page revealing their progress on the music for their next CD.
 
 Their current website home is http://www.bonepoets.com/
To buy their CDs, you need to go to the old website http://www.gaiaconsort.com
 

 

 

 

Lyrics and chords
from the "EVOLVE" CD:
 
Evolve
Drawing Down the Moon

 

 

 

Lyrics and chords

from the “CIRCLES” CD:

 

Just Because

Move to the Country

The Rede (Do What Ye Will)

Secret of the Crossroads Devil

 

 

 

 


 

"Evolve"
by Christopher Bingham (01/08/04)

 
           Am               G/B              C                Bm 
(chant) ...Vita edo-ceo    Vitam edo-ceo    Vitam edo-ceo    Vitam edo-ceo
 
 (note: “Vita edoceo vitum” is Latin for “Life teaches life”.)
 
   Am
1. Life teaches life 
          G/B          C        Bm
We are a glance in a great eye watching
 Am
Life teaches life
  G/B          C                Bm
through every mind the seed is passing 
 
            Am           G/B           C            Bm 
CH:         Life teaches life teaches life teaches life
            Am            D                Am
            Life teaches life one thing: Evolve!    (Chant)
 
2. Four billion years of evolution 
A lifespan's the froth on windswept tide
Peel off the fears and savage delusions 
And wave after wave of the old gods die  (CH)
 
3. Deep in the seed that moves between us 
The shape of the meaning as cells combine
The weave of the dream before we see it
Leaves trace elements of your hand in mine (CH)
 
(orchestral interlude)
 
(repeat v. 1 & CH)
 
4. A strand in the web of all existence 
Revealed in the joy of a midnight kiss
Spanning the centuries of starlit distance  
Or so it would seem on a night like this  (CH)

 

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“Drawing Down the Moon”
by Christopher Bingham (late Aug 2002)
 
intro: Am  C  G/B,  Am  C  G/D  (repeat)
 
   Am          C  G/B    Am          C  G/D
1.Gaia softly turning - Luna never sleeping
Am             C  G/B        Am                    C       G/D
Mama Moonlight heavy with a belly of dreams that's almost foaling
 Am                 C G/B   Am                   C  G/D
Night bloom take me under - Night skin taste of wonder
 Am                 C  G/B  Am                     C         G/D
Night kiss stir the hunger, lapping the dark with tongues of silver
 
         Am       G       F                   G
Ch:      So much time we circle the sky with one wing beating
         Am             G           Fma7
         Looking for a light that's true
         Am       G            F                     G
         All our lives we're chasing the night like it's never ending
          Am      G            Fma7
         You the Sun and I the moon
 
 
2. Raise your chalice, woman - Push my blade in deeper
Sweet your tongue on mine like the fruit of a tree that's always blooming
Huntress bring us visions - Cleansing fire within us
Stoke the pounding dark with the fire of stars all cast in shadow  (CH)
 
 
(instrumental CH)
 
 
       Am                       G
CH2:   Once in the month in a place made secret
        F                        G
       Better for us all if the moon is full
       Am                      G
       Naked in the rites to show our freedom
         F                      G
       Free is the love that we offer too
 
              Ours is the ecstasy of being
              Walking in the beauty of the great green Earth
              Ours is the touching of the mystery
              Ours the experience of death and birth
 
              Ours is the liberating voice of nature
              Knowing that there isn't any more than this
              Ours the ritual of love and pleasure
              Ours the delivery of the five fold kiss
 
 3. Drawing down the moon. Drawing down the moon.
Drawing down the moon. Drawing down the moon.
 
(CH)
 
 
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“Just Because”
by Christopher Bingham (January 1997)
 
Intro:  A(+2)       D    E  (repeat)
 
  A                          D              E
1. Do you ever wonder whose face makes the moonlight?
  A                          D               E
    Do you ever look up and find your face there?
  A                      D              E
    Is it any wonder we find ourselves laughing
           A                          D           E
With your tongue at my lips and your hands in my hair?
  C                           F         G
    I don't need a reason to savor the Mystery.
  C                   F    E       A     D    E
    All we need to is open up one eye...

 

2. I don't need a savior to keep me from tumbling
I'll only kneel for my lover's delight
I don't need a church man to show me what's holy
When I see you in the doorway surrounded in light
I don't need a guidebook to paint out my story
I don't need a road map to find my way back home...

 

        Bm            D   B    E     D   E
So why? Tell me why! How long? How long?
 Bm       D              E
What if "why" is just because?

 

3. I don't need a doctorate to speak with authority
40,000 years we've been painting in caves
I don't need an answer to each of my questions
When the nape of your neck just won't let me "behave"
I don't need a bible to swear on my conscience
I don't need a stranger to know I'm not alone
So why? Tell me why! How long? How long?
What if "why" is just because?

 

4. I don't need a downbeat to dance in this moonlight
With the drum in my bones I'm naked here too
I don't need a lighthouse to find my over
Filled to my brim with the wanting of you
I don't need a maestro to count out my measure
I don't need a songbook to howl up at the moon
So why? Tell me why! How long? How long?
What if "why" is just because?
I don't need a reason....
 


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“Move to the Country”
by Christopher Bingham (May 1998)

 

G  320033     C2  X32033    G/B  x20033

 

Intro: (Chorus 1x w/o vocals)

 

                     G                  C2  G/B
 CH:    We're gonna move to the country
                G                     C2  G/B
        With a half-a-dozen lovers
                   G                   C2  G/B      
        I'm gonna move to the country
            G                   C2  G/B   (D)
        Aw honey squeeze on over

 
          G                        C2           G/B
1. We'll leave behind the city and with it our doubts
         G                             C2           G/B
When we get to where we're going we'll    hoot and shout
          G                 C2     G/B
And we'll   hold each other upside down
          D                    C2
And we’ll   shake the concrete out
          G                            C2       G/B
We'll be totally independent, we'll be off the grid
       G                              C2         G/B
'cept for the solar power we'll sell back to the Feds
           G                  C2    G/B
And we'll make some half way decent art
             D                 C2                   
Between the gardening … & the sex, when we…  (CH)

 

2. We'll find the hundredth monkey and our ideas will spread
Even born again Fundie's will find sense in their heads
And we'll have Woodstock every weekend
And invite the Grateful Dead
We'll barter for the tools and the extras we need
Let the fictional economy go to seed
'Til some genius at the FBI discovers that
Pot is just a weed! and he moves to…  (CH)

 
(Funky organ instrumental)

3. Every note we sing in harmony will be in tune
We'll plant organic gardens in the nude
And we'll trade away our given names
For ones like "Ravenchilde" and "Moon"
Everybody on the planet will make peace with their past
Every man, woman child will be one at last
And we'll set fire to the mortgages
When the major banks collapse. And we'll… (CH)

 
             G                  C2 G/B
We’re gonna move to the country         (4X, last time a capella)

 

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The Rede (Do What Ye Will)

By Christopher Bingham, Autumnal Equinox in Seattle (09/23/96)

               G                                C             G
1. I've been blessed with many lovers and I'd grant the same you
  C          G                       D
Though I suppose I'd skip a broken heart or two
      G                               C           G
I confess that I am troubled by that pious vocal few
            G                 C               D
When they cross the line and tell us what to do
        Em                  C                  G                     D
Ah but life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
 Em                  C            G                        D   (su4)
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world

 
             C    G    C           G
CH:  And it harm none, do what ye will
             C          G         D
As the circle has bound us, bound we are still
                 C        G               C         Em
Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled
             C         D           G
And it harm none, do what ye will

 
2. I will call the four directions, I will cast a circle here
I will put my feet upon the holy ground
In the shadow there reflected I will find and face my fear
And we all know there is fear a'plenty round
Ah but life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world  (CH)

 

3. Every act of love and pleasure is a prayer along the way
With everything between the living Earth and Sky
When it's all of life we treasure through the endless spinning days
In our actions you will know us by and by
Ah but life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world  (CH 2X)

(tag on last CH: repeat last line)

 

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“Secret of the Crossroads Devil” 

10/29/98

 

G        D/F#               Em        C   D
  I have seen the Northern Lights
G               D/F#       Em       C     D
  Looked out my window at just the right time
G           D/F#          Em      C   D
  I'd been waiting for a sign
G                D/F#          Em         C     D
  When green and golden, they filled the night sky
 
Now this vision it was mine
But which direction, so much to ponder
I would take a little time
I've waited this long, why not longer?
 
C         /B                 Am     C    D

  And the nights are getting colder

C            /B                   Am                C       D

  Does this touch of grey really mean I'm getting this much older
C                  /B                Am                D      D  /C  /B  D

  Coyote's getting bolder, laughing right outside the door
 

But if you want to see the Northern Lights
You gotta lift up your head and
If you wanna have some kind of life
Decide you're not better off dead and
If you want to read the mystic story written in your future
You better start to write it now...
Who can tell the truth from lies?
What's a life without examination?
I would take a little time
I've waited this long, why not longer?

                  And the nights are getting colder
                  And yeah this touch of grey really means I'm getting this much older
                  Coyote's getting bolder, stealing stuff right out the door

But if you want to see the Northern Lights
You gotta lift up your head and
If you wanna have some kind of life
Decide you're not better off dead and
If you want to read the mystic story written in your future
You better start to write it now...

I met the devil in a field
I said "Oh finally! Did you bring my contract?"
And the secret he revealed
Was that he waits for no one, and he's never made a single deal

                 Meanwhile the nights have gotten cold
                 Yeah that shock of grey means man you're really getting old
                 Coyote's gotten bold, you know he's sleeping on your floor

But if you want to see the Northern Lights
You gotta lift up your head and
If you wanna have some kind of life
Decide you're not better off dead and
If you want to read the secret story written in your future
You better start to write it now...

 



 

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