Pocket of Treasures

by Joanna Moody

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This album is my first full-length release and is the culmination of years of hard work in and out of the studio. I'm extremely proud of it and can't wait to share it with all of you! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

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released June 5, 2011

CREDITS
Music and lyrics by Joanna Moody, except Golden Apples - words by William Butler Yeats, music traditional.
Joanna Moody: Vocals and harmonies. Guitar on May You Be Free
Stephen Walters – Guitars on all songs except May You Be Free
Barry Phillips: Cello - Precious, Pocket of Treasures, The God Inside. Tabla – May You Be Free, Eat the Peach
Shelley Phillips: Flute – Golden Apples, May You Be Free
Gianni Staiano: Keyboards – Temple, Precious, Pocket of Treasures
Dan Robbins: Bass – Eat the Peach, Temple. Double Bass – Didn’t Want To
Chris Berkner: Harmonies - May You Be Free
Jim Greiner: Congas - Temple
Nick Bianchini: Trumpet – Didn’t Want To
John Thomas: French Horn – He’s So Tall
Jimmy Norris: Percussion – Didn’t Want To, Temple

Produced by Joanna Moody and Cian Riordan
Engineered and Mixed by Cian Riordan
Mastered by Andy Zenczak
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Gadgetbox Studios, Santa Cruz, CA

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Track Name: Pocket of Treasures
Pocket of Treasures

Picture yourself as a pocket of treasures
That multiply when you give them away
Imagine that you could have that kind of confidence
That your riches were here to stay
I wonder – how would that be?

Picture yourself as a garden of flowers
That wither and bloom again
Imagine that you could have that kind of confidence
That dying is not the end
I wonder – how would that be?

Picture yourself as a baby whose mother is wrapping you up in her arms
Holding you so close
Imagine that you could have that kind of confidence
That love would never cease to flow
I wonder – how would that be?

Picture yourself adrift on a river
That’s flowing to the sea
Imagine that you could have that kind of confidence
In your destination – How would that be?
I wonder – how would that be?
Track Name: Temple
Temple

I could fly across a continent to outrun the demons in me
I could travel with my home inside my heart to find out what it means to be free
I could listen to the music of the ocean as She sings to me
Should I return to where I’m known
To where I’m loved, to where I’m home
Is there a home for me
Should I find a place to rest
A place to lay my weary head
The world keeps calling me
It just keeps calling me

I could make a thousand friends, see the world from end to end
And there’s so much to see
I could feed on all the beauty of this life.
What more could I need?
I could stand out where the waves are breaking
Feel the wind coming in from the sea
I could continue on this ride
I could flow out with the tide
The tide keeps pulling me
But what of the love that’s in my heart
For people half a world apart
Where am I meant to be?
Where am I s’posed to be?

I could learn to leave my loneliness behind me
Be happy in my company
I could learn to give my worries to the water
Let the current take them out to sea
I could build myself a little temple where I’d always have a sanctuary
And I drink deeply of the well of many promises
The fountain never will run dry
And all the gratitude I feel makes the blessing seem more real
I’m blessed a hundred times
I’m blessed a thousand times
I’m blessed a million times

I could stand out where the waves are breaking
Feel the wind coming in from the sea
I could listen to the music of the ocean
As she sings to me (x3)
Track Name: Golden Apples
Golden Apples of the Sun

I went out to the hazel wood
Because a fire was in my head
Cut and peeled a hazel wand
And hooked a berry to a thread

And when white moths were on the wing
And moth-like stars were flickering out
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout


When I had laid it on the ground
And gone to blow the fire aflame
Something rustled on the ground
And someone called me by my name

It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossoms in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And vanished in the brightening air


Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands
I will find out where she’s gone
And kiss her lips and take her hand

And walk through long green dappled grass
And pluck ‘til time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon
The golden apples of the sun
Track Name: Precious
Precious

You’re precious to me
Like the sound of the sea, like the arch of the sky
You’re precious to me
Like the richest of words in the poem of life
You’re precious to me
Beyond all of my songs, beyond all I can say
You’re precious to me
Like a fresh new romance, I’m in love every day

Oh this miracle love has opened me up
Oh this marvelous love has opened me up

You’re precious to me
And the sound of your laughter’s the essence of joy
I’d do anything for you, give anything to you
My beautiful boy
So precious to me
On the night you were born you looked into my eyes
You said without words
That you knowingly chose to be born to this life

Oh this miracle love has opened me up
Oh this marvelous love has opened me up

You’re so precious to me
That it’s hard when I see the world doing you wrong
If I could I would build you a wall with my love
That would keep you from harm
There’s a dance that we do
When I’m holding you close and I’m letting you fly
And you’re precious to me
Like the weight of the Earth; like the arch of the sky
And you’re precious to me
Like the weight of the Earth; like the arch of the sky
Track Name: May You Be Free
May You Be Free

Take this flower I offer you
Seed of life - Seed of life
You are free
You are free
Take this gift I give to you
With open hand - Open hand
You are free
You are free

Take this
Give this

Take this breath the sky is giving
Breath of life - Breath of life
You are free
You are free
Take these words that fill my heart
Words of life - Words of life
May you be free
May you know peace

Take this
Give this

May you be free
May you know peace
May you be free
May you know peace
Track Name: Didn't Want To
Didn’t Want To

Didn’t want to dream about you
Didn’t want to - Didn’t want to
Didn’t want my sleep disturbed by images of you
Didn’t want to, but I did

Didn’t want to think about you
Didn’t want to - Didn’t want to
Didn’t want to have you running round inside my head
Didn’t want to but I did

Oh, you haunt me
I still carry you around with me
Oh, you haunt me
But I’m ready to be free

Didn’t want to cry over your new love
Didn’t want to - Didn’t want to
Didn’t want to hurt because you’ve found somebody new
Didn’t want to but I did

Didn’t want to wake up lonely
Didn’t want to - Didn’t want to
Never thought I’d spend so many nights all by myself
Didn’t want to but I did

Oh, you haunt me
I still carry you around with me
Oh, you haunt me
But I’m ready
Yes I’m ready
To be free
Track Name: The God Inside
The God Inside

I don’t want to talk about it
Don’t know if I should even try
Can you just take my word for it
That this is too big to describe
When you get pushed so hard you start to pray for real
Then you realize
That you will never be alone again
“Cause you found the God inside, the God inside

I don’t want much
I just want the whole big world to see
This thing that took me all my life
To finally believe
Noone gets an easy ride
Noone gets handed down the key
You’ve got to work for it and dig for it
And want it passionately

Look inside any ordinary life
See the trouble and the pain
And then the joy that comes
To fill your cup like rain
So travel down to where the Earth is thick
And your biggest fears reside
And when you can look them in the eyes
Then you’ve found the God inside

Oh you’ll never be alone
Could never be alone
Because you travel with the Divine
Track Name: Eat the Peach
Eat the Peach

I want to eat the peach and let the juice run down
I want to run down the street in a velvet gown
I’m getting so tired of spinning my wheels
I want to find out how freedom feels

One thing that I believe is true
Whoever says love is easy is lying to you
I want it so much but I’m scared as hell
And if I do it at all I want to do it well

Put down your weapons and take my hand
‘Cause we’re already standing in the promised land
Just being alive is a sacred thing
Let’s be so alive we make the Heavens ring

I’m going step by step to the top of the hill
I’m going to get so quiet that the Earth stands still
I’m gonna open my wings against a summer sky
I’m gonna see how it feels to fly
Track Name: He's So Tall
He’s So Tall

He’s so tall
He’s so tall
When I put my arms around him
When I curl up close beside him
Then I know I’m finally with him
Safe and warm
Safe and warm

Winter falls
Winter falls
When I’m lost in cold confusion
When I’m caught by cruel illusion
Then I need his sweet profusion
Bursting forth
Bursting forth

Here we stand
Here we stand
Yesterday is gone forever
Future is the never-never
What we have is deep surrender
Take my hand
Take my hand

Skin to skin
Skin to skin
Smoothly now our bodies rolling
Brightly now the fire is burning
Lightly now our breaths are mingling
On the wind
On the wind
Track Name: Walk Your Spirit Home
Walk Your Spirit Home

May I see you? May I hear you?
May I visit in your land?
May I hold – may I hold – may I hold your treasure
Gently in my hand?

Will you trust me? Will you let me?
Will you open up your door?
Will you tell – will you tell – will you tell a story
You never told before?

And I know you’ve got your secrets
And I know you don’t want to be alone
May I see you? May I hear you?
May I walk your spirit home?

All the ramparts we’ve been building
To protect ourselves from pain
Will we dare – will we dare – will we dare to soften
And risk ourselves again?

All the structures I’ve been building
To help us heal and grow
Will they stand – will they stand – will they stand the moment
You let your feelings show?

And I know you’ve got your secrets
And I know you don’t want to be alone
May I see you? May I hear you?
May I walk your spirit home?

And yes, we’ve all got our secrets
And no, we don’t want to be alone
May I see you? May I hear you?
May I walk your spirit home?