2B1

by Sweetbird

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about

The music on 2B1 is inspired by the poetry of the 13th century Sufi mystic, Rumi. In a world where differences of beliefs, thoughts, and feelings seemingly divide humanity, Rumi’s poetry unifies it with Love. Rumi provides a bridge between East and West, illuminating the Light of Love in timeless fashion. The music inspired by Rumi’s poetry on 2B1 is a celebration of Love and its power to unite as One. Acclaimed Rumi artist, Michael Green (michaelgreenarts.com), provided the art for 2B1. We thank Michael for his generosity.

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released September 29, 2016

Sweetbird is:
Christine Yandell - Vocals, Singing Bowl, Pipe, Chimes, Glockenspiel
Steve Waite - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Guitar Synth, Bass, MIDI Programming

Musicians:
Nick Bariluk - Keyboards
Nick D'Virgilio - Drums
Mark Hornsby - Bass
Andy Leftwich - Fiddle
Brent Milligan - Fretless Bass, Cello
George Tomassi - The Whistler

All songs written, produced and mixed by Sweetbird. Recorded at The Nest, Shelton, CT; New Song Productions, Danbury, CT; Sweetwater Studios,, Ft. Wayne, IN and Nashville, TN. Mastered by Mike Picotte.

For more information, visit us at sweetbirdmusic.com

@2016 Boradband Records, LLC. Wanigas Music Publishing, ASCAP.

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Sweetbird Shelton, Connecticut

Sweetbird is Grammy-nominated vocalist Christine Yandell and guitarist Steve Waite. The duo has recorded six records to date on the Broadband Records label. The music is inspirational and reflective of the spiritual realm from which many of the lyrics and music emanate. Sweetbird is musical illumination and transformation. ... more

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Track Name: 2B1
Standing at the crossroads
Trying to find the way back home
Waiting for the Light to reveal
So I can know

The purpose of this Life
To see what can't be seen
Reasons why it takes so long
Oh, oh 2B1

All the fear and loathing
Gotta rise above
Perceive the veil of deception
Surrender to Love

The purpose of this Life
To know what can't be known
Mysteries of the Heart
Oh, oh 2B1

The purpose of this Life
To be what we're meant to be
Releasing what's not real
Oh, oh 2B1

The purpose of this Life
To see what can't be seen
Reasons why it takes so long
Oh, oh 2B1
Oh, oh 2B1
Oh, oh 2B
Track Name: What If
What if I finish with less than I started
What if the well runs dry
What if I’m stranded and left broken hearted
Always wondering why

What if the current beneath pulls me under
What if it causes me pain
What if the sky full of lightning and thunder
Swallows me up in the rain

All these questions keeping me from being free
There is no need for anxiety

What if I do or say something wrong
What if I’m misunderstood
What if I feel like I do not belong
Failing to be what I should

What if I find that I might not be right
What if the verdict condemns
What if I can’t find my way through the dark night
Never reaching the end

Just distractions keeping me from being free
When I fear and worry I cannot see

Time gone
Headlong into the flame
Wasting away
Wasting away
Track Name: Holding On To Nothing
Fearing hide away
Justified night
Holding on to nothing at all
Oh billowing cloudy sky
Covering Light
Chill cold as the end of fall

Ah ah ahhh
Holding on to nothing
Ah ah ahhh
Holding on to nothing at all

Endless surrender
Turning away
Turning away from the fight

Stream of consciousness
Thoughts without end
Hunger feeds on whatever it finds
Oh waiting silently
Reality lies just
Beyond the mind

Ah ah ahhh
Holding on to nothing
Ah ah ahhh
Holding on to nothing at all

Endless surrender
Turning away
Turning away from the fight
to the Light
Track Name: Died to Love
I was taught
And learned the lessons well
Traveled the world
Gave my show and tell
Sat on the water shore
So confident and self assured
Thought I was living
Thought I was until You came in view
From above
Then I died to Love
Died to Love

Followed you everywhere
Let go of all I know
Silence spoke so loud and clear
Words in constant flow
The presence of Your majesty
A life beyond duality
This is living
Found the way of precious few
Up above
I died to Love
Died to Love

The presence of Your majesty
A life beyond duality
This is living
Found the way of precious few
Up above
I died to Love
Died to Love

Hey ya...
Track Name: In This Love
If I hold you with these eyes
You’ll grow old and die
And if I hold you with emotion
You’ll become a wished for companion

So I hold you here
Beyond the clouds
In the Spirit
Yes, I hold you here
Where we mix with the Infinite

In this Love
In this Love

I will hold you here
Beyond the clouds
In the Spirit
Yes, I hold you here
Where we mix with the Infinite… (let air out 6 beats)

In this Love
In this Love
In this Love
Track Name: Awaken
Dying in Your mystery
Fading away
Inside a secret Unity
Love is the Way

Climbing jasmine
Opening rose
Transformation
Awaken
Awaken from the dream

Closing eyes to see
Open the door
Spinning in ecstasy
Worry no more

Dissolving into nothing
Deep in the night
Ascending from ashes
Into the Light

Dying in Your mystery
Fading away
Fading away
Fading away...
Track Name: The Friend
Drunk without wine
Full without food
Buried in a ruin
Rain out of clear blue

No right or wrong
Not made of earth
Fire, water or air
Love free from birth

(Chorus)
Hundreds of nightskies and suns
No beginning or end
Hidden glory like Shams
One who transcends

The Friend
The Friend

(Chorus)

No need to look anywhere
For this one
Who is your whole life

The Friend
Track Name: Love's Will
All the worry
All the fear
All the anger
All the tears

Why persist
In holding on so tight?
Can’t you see
There’s no need to fight?

(Chorus)
Let go
Be still
Follow Me
Love’s will
Love’s will

How much darkness
Will it take to see the light?
It’s not money
Gonna make everything alright

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

I’ll lift you when you’re down
I’ll turn your world around
I’ll brighten every day
I’ll guide you along The Way
Along The Way

Love will
Track Name: On The Other Side
Love is what you’re looking for
Truth is what you’ll find
Across the water to the shore
On the other side

Beyond the veil of delusion
Lies the Promised Land
In silent conversation
There you’ll understand

Love is Who you’re looking for
Truth is Who you’ll find
Across the water to the shore
On the other side

Beyond the veil of delusion
Lies the Promised Land
In silent conversation
There you’ll understand

I AM Who you’re looking for
I AM Who you’ll find
In Divine union
On the other side
On the other side
Track Name: You're Home
Over hills and mountains crossed
Upon shallow waters tossed
At the feet of figures old
Placed the offerings of gold

(chorus)
It’s taken a long, long time
To realize you’re home
You’re home
Let’s celebrate and play

Rituals made up by man
Within temples made of sand
You’ve been covered in thick cloud
The speechless full moon comes out now

(chorus)

(chorus) You’re already home
Track Name: Always
In the state of
Total surrender
We being to see
Reality
Beyond the mind
Beyond time
Infinity

(Chorus)
Now we are music
Together
Sharing one cup
Always

(Chorus)

So pure
So true
One
Always

Always
Always…