Warrior

from Fable​:​Time by Shama Rahman

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lyrics

Bulgarian singing
Kaval Sviri, mamo - the flute is singing, mother
Gore Dole, mamo- over the hills from the village mother

She walks the sands with a glint in her eye
The moon above her and the stars within
Guided by a force greater than her
A purpose with determination
With the safety of the universe hers to protect
With the safety of the universe hers to enclose..
...all its children in a freedom of their desires

She walks straight and held up high
By some strange puppeteers
With their message she walks

Looking upwards and ahead
To a vision of the future
Looking upwards and ahead
to the vision of a future

Forever hopeful

Bulgarian

One day she
The strong warrior princess
could bare her neck
and not be feared by those with more vested judgements
Admired by those who one day want to be her
Hated by those who one day want to be her
But never can be

Praised for her delicate way, strong constitution and steady morality
Not be recognised for her heart from afar
One day, she
the strong warrior princess
hoped, hoped
she could bare her neck
to one who would accept her soul
and claim it as their very own
and then she does
and bears all her trust to him:
an offering like some bowl of fruit
and then she does
and the days pass
until one day:


"The knife twists deeper with a single kind leak from you than a hundred cruel arrows from the murderous world", she whispered,
" for what do I care what the rest of the world says when I know it speaks a thousand words with a look from you,the power of a hundred minds that breathe through you, a hundred compassionate leanings that bleed through you...
you,you,you who were so kind to me who appeared to understand me,
where would the wind blow me next if you were to turn your heel on me?"


And she picked up the pieces..
of her armour around her
soft as egg-shells by now
with cracks spread all the way within her heart, her delicate ways and her now unsteady morality
she looked for the leader of her world since she had rescinded the crown
as she huddled softly this way and sideways for a helping hand
Only to find a void as vast as the universe she had been meant to protect
as she tried to pick up the pieces
and huddled softly this way and sideways
only to find a void as vast as the universe she had been meant to protect...
....the punishment of the puppeteers?

credits

from Fable​:​Time, released July 1, 2013
Shama Rahman-Spoken Word and Bulgarian Folk Vocals
Davide Pasqualini-Percussion
Will Pearce Smith-Violin
Faizan (Buno) Ahmad-electric bass
Roberto Manzini-saxophone

Recorded at Rural Studios and BanglaDhoon Studios
Production, mixing and recording by Faizan (Buno) Ahmad
Additional production and mixing by George Harris
Additional production and mixing by Christopher Bartholomew

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Shama Rahman London, UK

Shama weaves stories, sitar, and song seamlessly using wearable tech for an organic electro-acoustic sound. She combines international influences from everywhere she has lived and loved. Shama is a Sitar-player, Singer/songwriter, Composer, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word artist and scientist (PhD in the neuroscience of musical creativity). ... more

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