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Ashley Maher - Lucky @ Silvana, New York
04:21
Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher - Lucky @ Silvana, New York

Ashley performs "Lucky" at Silvana in Harlem, New York. With Etu Dieng (bass), Amady Sidibé (guitar), & Magatte Fall (perc). Filmed by Magali Regis and other friends' cellphones. linktr.ee/ashleymaher LUCKY Sipping a small glass of sweet gunpowder tea Young man Thinking, “If I’d stayed, maybe this is where I’d be” Young man Two beautiful wives and a house on this very street Amid the beauty and the struggle of home Young man Younger ones waiting for him to tell them more Young man Of the gold and the glory they believe waits past that door Young man They’ve sensed it in the music Tasted it on MTV You’ve been so lucky So lucky, what about me? Lucky What does that mean? Lucky Lucky You go and you gain Lucky lucky lucky Then come home to see That whether you go or stay No matter how much you hope and pray You will lose as you will win Young man Wondering why his wrists aren’t glittering as they should? Young man Where is the swing he could be bringing Back to this neighborhood? Young man And why did he choose that old bazin Over Parisien blue And why do his eyes start dancing To the music of his youth? Along those coasts The sun doesn’t set slow Like a stone, It drops down all alone When their sons and daughters go They pack the dreams they hold Then they get on the plane and go They get on the plane and go Young man Mosquitos getting busy As the day has turned to dark Young man Despite the light, the city Still looks up to see the stars Young man His glass is finally empty, as the conversation flows About the beauty and the struggle of home Lucky What does that mean? Lucky Lucky You go and you gain Lucky lucky lucky Then come home to see That whether you go or stay No matter how much you hope and pray You will lose as you will win You will lose as you will win You will learn and you will win And you will lose and win again And all along you’ll sing a song The legend of your soul While those of you Who stay behind Must cultivate an open mind Great journeys can be made within For those who do not go. Lucky Lucky LuckySipping a small glass of sweet gunpowder tea Young man Thinking, “If I’d stayed, maybe this is where I’d be” Young man Two beautiful wives and a house on this very street Amid the beauty and the struggle of home Young man Younger ones waiting for him to tell them more Young man Of the gold and the glory they believe waits past that door Young man They’ve sensed it in the music Tasted it on MTV You’ve been so lucky So lucky, what about me? Lucky What does that mean? Lucky Lucky You go and you gain Lucky lucky lucky Then come home to see That whether you go or stay No matter how much you hope and pray You will lose as you will win Young man Wondering why his wrists aren’t glittering as they should? Young man Where is the swing he could be bringing Back to this neighborhood? Young man And why did he choose that old bazin Over Parisien blue And why do his eyes start dancing To the music of his youth? Along those coasts The sun doesn’t set slow Like a stone, It drops down all alone When their sons and daughters go They pack the dreams they hold Then they get on the plane and go They get on the plane and go Young man Mosquitos getting busy As the day has turned to dark Young man Despite the light, the city Still looks up to see the stars Young man His glass is finally empty, as the conversation flows About the beauty and the struggle of home Lucky What does that mean? Lucky Lucky You go and you gain Lucky lucky lucky Then come home to see That whether you go or stay No matter how much you hope and pray You will lose as you will win You will lose as you will win You will learn and you will win And you will lose and win again And all along you’ll sing a song The legend of your soul While those of you Who stay behind Must cultivate an open mind Great journeys can be made within For those who do not go. Lucky Lucky Lucky
Ashley Maher - Singing Trees, Live in Dakar 2021
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Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher - Singing Trees, Live in Dakar 2021

Ashley performs Singing Trees with her all star band in Dakar, Senegal. Mix by Konate Studio. Filmed by Ipro & Gilbert Monteiro Dacruz. From the album, Made in Senegal. Musicians IBOU MBAYE - keyboards THIERNO SARR - bass AMADY SIDIBE - guitar YATMA THIAM - tama ABDOULAYE LO - drums BABACAR SECK - sabar JEAN MERMOZ - piano / soloist ASHLEY MAHER - vocals www.ashleymaher.com LYRICS: Scrolling out that golden thread That string you leave behind you Winding through the trees To where you can put down your pain. Our burdens are the same and yet, Some struggle more with what we carry How can we leave signposts, So you’ll come back home again? Circles of humanity Press in, around each person. No one stands alone, No matter how alone we feel. Do not let your curtains close And throw you into darkness? How can we leave signposts, So you’ll come back home again? Growth and decay, The turning wheel will have her way But can you hear the singing trees? Can you? Can you hear the singing trees? The whistling wind, the rustling leaves, The songbirds calling you by name. Can you hear the singing trees? Can you hear the singing trees, And decide to stay? Darkness is a shadow In the absence of our shining Sometimes, it’s a place Where life is nurtured, out of sight But we’re never separate, No, we’re never unconnected Even when we make-believe We’re not guardians of the Light. Growth and decay, The turning wheel will have her way But can you hear the singing trees? Can you? Can you hear the singing trees? The whistling wind, the rustling leaves, The songbirds calling you by name. Can you hear the singing trees? Can you hear the singing trees, And decide to stay? Earth medicine Birth medicine Pull back the curtains Let in the Love Listen to the singing trees. Aye Wayye Hold on, Until you hear how the trees are singing Hold on, Until you hear how the trees are singing Sweeter than honey Sweeter than kisses Sweeter than …. Leumbleal Leumbleal Ooooh, Ashley Leumbleal (Tassou in Wolof by Babacar Seck and Yatma Thiam)
Ashley Maher - Yes - Live in Dakar, Senegal
06:16
Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher - Yes - Live in Dakar, Senegal

Ashley performs Yes, with her all star band in Dakar, Senegal. Mix by Konate Studio. Filmed by Ipro & Gilbert Monteiro Dacruz. From the album, Yes. Musicians IBOU MBAYE - keyboards THIERNO SARR - bass AMADY SIDIBE - guitar YATMA THIAM - tama ABDOULAYE LO - drums BABACAR SECK - sabar JEAN MERMOZ - piano / soloist ASHLEY MAHER - vocals www.ashleymaher.com YES - (lyrics) Just when someone else would stop … Just when someone else would say, “No! No! No!’ Just when someone else would close the door, You open and go. Someone told me that Yoko Ono Had a big exhibit in New York. I imagine them waiting in line for hours. They said it was complicated. You had to climb climb climb climb Climb climb climb, But at the top, After all the effort what was waiting, But a word: Yes Yes Every time I’m on the threshold Of a Big Tomorrow, something new, I imagine I see it in all its glory … When the world throws a cloud around me, I have to climb climb climb, ‘Cause at the heart, At the center is a voice That’s calling out a word: Yes Yes Sometimes, so hard to keep the faith. Let me stay open. Watch how my mind Can fight my life for hours. She’s like a kite, cut loose in a hurricane. Crazy how I give her all the power, When it’s a game game game. Open the door and let Life in. No better moment to begin. Listen to Yoko Yoko Ono, Yoko Ono knew best. Yes Loolu dëgg la (That’s true) Listen to Yoko Yoko Ono, Yoko Ono knew best. Yes Bëkëtë bëkëtë Listen to Yoko Yoko Ono, Yoko Ono knew best. Waaw (Yes) Bëkëtë bëkëtë Bëkëtë bëkëtë Aye Waye !!
Ashley Maher - Why This Now? Live, in Dakar, Senegal
04:57
Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher - Why This Now? Live, in Dakar, Senegal

Ashley performs Yes, with her all star band in Dakar, Senegal. Mix by Konate Studio. Filmed by Ipro & Gilbert Monteiro Dacruz. From the album, Made in Senegal. Musicians IBOU MBAYE - keyboards THIERNO SARR - bass AMADY SIDIBE - guitar YATMA THIAM - tama ABDOULAYE LO - drums BABACAR SECK - sabar JEAN MERMOZ - piano / soloist ASHLEY MAHER - vocals www.ashleymaher.com WHY THIS NOW? (Lyrics) Curled up on the floor, crying Gasping for air, Like the light inside is dying, oh Dying My hand’s on your back, listening. I watch the waves break, As your tears are testifying Crying And I remember All the times that I was just like you, Curled up, on another floor, So confused by Life’s unfolding, Unaware of what could be The reason for why this now? Why this now? Why this now? Why this now? So sure, we can be, Climbing So so clear, It’s no mystery we’d rather be flying, Not crying. But I remember All the times that I was just like you, Curled up, on another floor, So confused by Life’s unfolding, Unaware of what could be The reason for why this now? Why this now? Why this now? Why this now? Sometimes the things we want We can’t have. Its a wall in front of us It’s a wall in front of us Our map and compass Chart our course, so clearly, But the universe says, “No.” The winds are blowing you this way, This way, this way, this way. “Why this, now?,” we ask, with no reply We rage, we curl up, we cry But all unfolds … But all unfolds with time. Sometimes “No” is a “Yes” to something else An open window, Dressed as a closed door, so … Take breath and hear the voice that says, “Get up, get off the floor … To see why this now? What a gift it is to have this now, Why this now. Why this now? Why this now? What a gift it is to have this right now. Now.”
Ashley Maher - Sweet Mystery - Live in Dakar 2021
04:20
Ashley Maher

Ashley Maher - Sweet Mystery - Live in Dakar 2021

Ashley performs Sweet Mystery, with her all star band in Dakar, Senegal. Mix by Konate Studio. Filmed by Ipro & Gilbert Monteiro Dacruz. From the album, Made in Senegal. Musicians IBOU MBAYE - keyboards THIERNO SARR - bass AMADY SIDIBE - guitar YATMA THIAM - tama ABDOULAYE LO - drums BABACAR SECK - sabar JEAN MERMOZ - piano / soloist ASHLEY MAHER - vocals www.ashleymaher.com LYRICS SWEET MYSTERY (Lyrics) It’s October And the world begins to cool. Sundiata’s in New York And Koyan is starting school At Kalamazoo How to stay connected, While getting off this train? I’m ready to leave the restaurants, Get out into the world again. But how to do it? Where to start? I am open to the Art Of the spontaneous Of the miraculous Where the Music plays its part. Empty Nester Is the name they name me now. My heart and mind are young But my body is older, somehow How to share the harvest Life’s given through the years? A pocket-full of stories Of how darkness can disappear But how to do it? Where to start? I am open to the Art Of the spontaneous Of the miraculous Where the Music plays its part. What do you believe in? Do you believe in what can be? Love can move a mountain. Such a sweet mystery Soon I travel to the center of the world Recording in Dakar Is the biggest dream For this red headed girl Precious moments Stepping out of my routine Oh, we’re going to make The shiniest music you’ve ever seen But how to do it? Where to start? I am open to the Art Of the spontaneous Of the miraculous Where the Music plays its part. What do you believe in? Do you believe in what can be? Love can move a mountain. Such a sweet mystery Mystery, Such a sweet sweet sweet Sweet mystery, mystery
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