TEYA PEYA PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS:

'"WIND CENTRE"

Traditional & Contemporary First Nations Music by
Coast Tsimshian First Nations Singer/Songwriter,
Shannon Thunderbird and
Singer/Songwriter, Musician,
Sandy Horne, (Spoons)

1.  First Nations people Drum to move our consciousness to the inner worlds of vision, experience and learning.

2. We Sing because it is beyond talent, beyond art; it is a basic human need to express emotions in a way that satisfies the whole self.

3. We Drum, Sing and Dance because that is simply the way of it. Wilwilaaysk, All My Relations.

AND SO WE SANG ON THIS CD LIKE EVERYONE WAS LISTENING! ENJOY & SING ALONG!

 

We hope you love the songs as we do. Some are mystical from Shannon and Sandy's dreams; two are children's songs, because we spend so much time singing them in educational systems across Turtle Island. We thought educator's would like to teach them to their kids; others are Traditional Indigenous chants sung in Sm'algyax, Lakhota and Ojibwa.

 

Major T'oyaks (Thanks) to "Jeff, The Genius Two Feathers" Carter, Sandy's husband, and Producer/Engineer Extraordinaire for putting up with us in the studio when we had our moments, and doing a spectacular job of producing and mastering the CD.
You are simply the best, bro', and cute too!

 

LITTLE little Bear Recording Studio

 

"This is my absolutely favourite song [Tatanka] on the CD, well, one of my favourites. The CD is amazing. Sandy Horne also sings on this CD and Shannon and Sandy together are a dynamic duo. Sandy's husband Jeff Carter is the wizard who did his magic in the studio to create the sound track. Strongly suggest everyone buy the CD. You can get it off Shannon's website." (Chris, a big fan)


  • Lead Vocals:  Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne

  • Backup Vocals:  Kate Dickson

  • Shakers, Hand drums, Big Drums:  Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne

  • Bass (electric and fretless), Acoustic Guitar: Sandy Horne

  • Keyboards and Programming: Jeff Carter

  • Producer and Engineer: Jeff Carter, courtesy of Sky Productions

  • Co-Producers: Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne, courtesy of Teya Peya Productions

Copyrighted 2011. All music and lyrics written by Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne, with the exception of the lyrics for Cangli'ska, Takanka, Wind Centre which are  attributed to the Lakhota.)  Manufactured in Canada.

 

CD is sold wherever artists are performing. To purchase CD or book a show(s), contact:

VOICE@SHANNONTHUNDERBIRD.COM

        

 

WIND CENTRE LYRICS

TRACK 1: CANGLI'SKA
Music: Shannon Thunderbird, Lyrics: Lakhota. Lead Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird
Backup Vocal & Narrative: Sandy Horne 

Cangle’ska wan koman’ya kelo                

Sito’mniyan  wanma’yank                 

Au’we  tate’ wan  koman’ya kelo’             

Wanyan’ki’yi  wakan yelo’ tunka'sila to'pakiya     

Wakan’nila’pi nunwe ta’ku koyag’ ma-ya-ye  

Oyte wan wakan’yan   yanke’pi  niwa’cinpi  

      

Translation: A rainbow Hoop wears me. All behold me. Coming, a wind wears me. Behold it is sacred. It is Grandfather at the place of the four winds. May you be reverenced. You made me wear something sacred. The tribe is sitting in reverence. They wish to live. We wish to live.  

TRACK 2 - WOLF WALKER   
Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird. Lead Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird
Guitar, Bass (Electric, Fretless), Sandy Horne. Backup Vocal: Sandy Horne

I’m walkin’ down a boulevard of broken dreams

Livin’ on the edge of poverty

Reserve land’s my home but it ain’t my friend

I’m hangin’ in a quagmire of pain without end

 

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker teach me now my heart is on the ground

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker pick me up and carry me carry me home

 

Cosmos compels me to my inner self

Old man dreams on the Milky Way

He raises his hand and calls to me an explosion of vital life

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker teach me now my heart is on the ground

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker pick me up and carry me carry me home

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker teach me now my heart is on the ground

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker pick me up and carry me, carry me home

 

Treasure of the chalice and its threads of fire

Look beyond your endless horizon

The answers lie on the breast of the moon

Wolf Walker calls me to my truth

 

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker teach me now my heart is on the ground

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker pick me up and carry me carry me home

 

I leap towards the silver moon

The Hunter waits on the Wolf Road

My life is infinity, my dreams reality

 

Wolf Walker sings his songs

The song of inner knowing

My heart is growing stronger

My mind on the medicine wheel

 

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker sing to me my heart is on the rise

Wolf Walker, Wolf Walker pick me up and fly me to Father Sky

TRACK 3 - TATANKA
Music: Shannon Thunderbird, Lyrics: Lakhota. Vocals: Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne
Narrative: Kate Dickson

 

Ha tee wa-ka ee ta-ra-ha ha re ra
Koo-ra wa-koo-ee-roo ta-ra-ha

Re ra ta-ra-ha, Re ra ta-ra-ha
Re ra ta-ra-ha, Re ra ra oo-ra
Wee ree-koo sa ta-ra-ha ha re ra
Ta-ra-ha re ra, Ta-ra-ha re ra
Ta-ra-ha re ra, Ta-ra-ha re ra

 

"Listen, yonder the buffalo are coming, These are his sayings, yonder the buffalo are coming
They walk, they stand, they are coming, Yonder the buffalo are coming."

TRACK 4 - HORSE DREAMING OF STAR BEARS

Music/Lyrics: Sandy Horne. Lead Vocal: Sandy Horne
Backup Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird

Flute Whistle:  James Gordon

 

Stands alone amongst the amber and the ashes

while the smoke rises from tormented destruction

remembering his Grandfather walked before him

and he smiles at the honour, the honour of the lesson

cuz he’s...

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

The warrior brings the hand of redemption

He picks him up to face another challenge

Eyes of blue now lost in the west direction

And the Great Spirit guides him now and protects him

Cuz he’s...

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

 

He walks the walk and he talks the talk

Puts the warrior down to embrace the north direction

Mother Earth gives her mercy in the womb of forgiveness

and he’s called to carry the teachings of the lesson

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

Horse Dreaming of Star Bears

 

 

TRACK 5 - CEDAR SISTERS


Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird, Language: Sm'algyax
Vocals: Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne, Kate Dickson
Whistle: James Gordon

 

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya hey-ya wey-ya ho

 

Wey-ya wey ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-hey hey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

 

Lu lguyelk Mat sgan Liklgaawks

K’andaawlagoodu liimk da halaayt

Wilgoosgit mat sgan da will suwilaa’ymsgit

Looda lagyigyeda txa’nii na halaayt liimi

 

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya hey-ya wey-ya ho

Liginda lu’na goot hanaa’nax

Na ootsn das dimootk ga halidzoks

Mat sgan liklgaawks da kwtuun lak

Xsuunsa liimit limootga halidzoks

 

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya hey-ya wey-ya ho

               

Wey-ya wey ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya wey ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

 

In a Circle Cedar Sisters

Hearts at peace with songs of spirit

Cedar is wise in its teaching

Old ones respect the power song

 

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya ha hey-ya wey-ya ho

Wey-ya hey-ya wey-ya ho

 

Somewhere in the heart of women

Is the soul to save the world

Cedar Sisters around the fire

Singing songs to heal the earth

 
TRACK 6 - TRAIL OF A THOUSAND TEARS
Music: Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne,  Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird
Lead Vocals: Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne
Guitar, Bass: Sandy Horne.  Keyboards: Jeff Carter

They left the camp at the point of a gun

Women and children and Old Ones

Walking a path they knew not where

A broken road not-travelled there

 

Their tears were lost in the wisp of the wind

Culture shattered on a governments whim

Prodded and goaded they died on the road

to nowhere to nowhere

 

Cherokee Nowhere Tribe

Cherokee so many lies

Cherokee can you hear their cries

 

I often wonder at their will to survive

As the trail of tears left so many to die

A thousand miles of despair and woe

Well-armed soldiers making war

on women and children die

Cherokee so many lies

Cherokee can you hear their cries

 

Sky for a blanket and earth for a pillow

Tears soaking into land of hopeless dreams

Voices lost in the howling wind

Silent screams, silent screams

 

Four Thousand silent graves on an endless trail

I cannot hear my Ancestor's wail

Buried under lonesome hills of stone

There lies my Grandmothers sacred bones

 

Cherokee silent, their please ignored

They walk the frozen heart all alone

Caught in the cavalry's relentless snare

To nowhere, to no where

 

Cherokee Nowhere Tribe

Cherokee so many lies

Cherokee can you hear their cries

 

Listen to the cries of a solitary Eagle

As he speaks for the souls of the lost Cherokee

 

I am here - Don't forget me - I am hear - I am bleeding - I am here - I am crying - I am here - Can you see me - I am here - Don't forget me, Don't forget me, Don't forget me.

 

TRACK  7 - OH NI YA


Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird, Language: Sm'algyax


Lead Vocal: Sandy Horne
Backup Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird, Kate Dickson

  Oh ni ya hi-ya hey-o

  Oh ni ya hi-ya hey-o

  Oh ni ma-hay-o

  Oh nah mi hay-o-ho

 

  Ga-wa-gani mo'an goyp'a

  Ga-wa-gani mo'an goyp'a

  das gee-yee-gee-yet limee-limk haalayet

  das ge-yee-gee-yet - ho

 

Translation: The act of making peace brings brightness to the people. Sing the Spirit Doctor's song to the people

 

 
TRACK 8 - TODAY (Children's Song)
Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird
Call:  Shannon Thunderbird
Response: Sandy Horne, Kate Dickson

Keyboard: Jeff Carter

Today I’m going to dream
About a world of love and peace
I say, Hey to the Red Race
Hey to the White Race
Hey to the Black Race
Hey to the Yellow Race
Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho

Today I’m going to do
Something nice for someone else
I say, Hey to the Sad Ones
Hey to the Sightless
Hey to the Wheel Chair
Hey to the Homeless
Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho

Today I’m going to learn
To be Respectful in my world
I say, Hey to be Humble
Hey to be Hopeful
Hey to have Courage
Hey to be Truthful

Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho

Today I'm going to stay
In School to find my way
I say hey to Mathematics
Reading Books and Poetry
Music, Art and History
Theatre, Geography
Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho; Way ya hey ho

 
TRACK 9 - ROCK OUR WORLD
Music/Lyrics:  Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne
Lead Vocals:  Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne
Guitar, Bass: Sandy Horne

    Ya got me when I’m not feeling’ well

    You shoulda seen me at my best

    For thousands of years standin’ tall and proud

    Beautiful, strong and self-possessed

 

    We rocked our world.   We rocked our world

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da da
    Da da da da da da da

 

    We came in a time before time began

    Walked our path looked after the land

    It  seemed that we could do no wrong

    We belonged

    We figured it out we belonged

 

    We rocked our world.   We rocked our world

   

    You took the sun and blinded the stars

    They used to be close but now they’re far

    The Old Ones said to save your lives

     But you didn’t save ours – no

    You didn’t save ours

 

    You rocked our world.  You rocked our world

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da d

    Da da da da da da da

 

   It seemed everything about us was wrong

   You outlawed our lives and outlawed our songs

    What had we done to lose our worth

    We were livin’ in peace on Mother Earth

    We were livin’ in peace on Mother Earth

 

    You rocked our world.  You rocked our world

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da da

  

    And now we walk a dangerous path

    Not sure where we fit in

    Not sure how to laugh

    But the drum is back  and  it beats strong

   It won’t be long (NOW) It won’t be long (NOW)

 

    We’ll rock our world.     We’ll rock our world.   
   
We’ll rock our world

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da da

    Da da da da da da da

TRACK 10 - WOMEN'S FANCY SHAWL
Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird
Vocals: Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne, Kate Dickson

Way ya huh hay-ya ho
way ya huh hay-ya ho
way ya huh hay-ya ho
way ya huh hay-ya ho hi hay yo

Way ya huh hay-ya ho

way ya huh hay-ya ho

way ya huh hay-ya ho

way ya huh hay-ya ho hi hay yo

 

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis hi hay yo

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis

Niidzu amap'asm adabiis hi hay yo

 

Translation: I see a Beautiful Butterfly

 

TRACK 11 - SHKUTE (FIRE DRUM CHILDREN'S SONG - Ojibwa
Music/Lyrics: Shannon Thunderbird
Call Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird
Response Vocal: Sandy Horne, Kate Dickson


Heya hi-o hey Shkute

Heya hi-o hey Shkute

Heya hi-o hey Shkute

Heya hi-o hey Shkute

 

We dance to the fire drum,  We sing to the fire drum

We laugh to the fire drum, We call to the fire drum

 

TRACK 12 - WIND CENTRE
    Music: Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne      
    Lyrics: Lakhota
    Lead Vocal: Shannon Thunderbird

    Backup Vocal & Narrative: Sandy Horne

 

Maka' kin coka'ya nawa'zinye     

Wanma'yanka yo                     

Tate'yo coka'ya nawa'zinye      

 Wanma'yanka yo                     

Pezi' huta ca nawa'zinye          

Tate'yo nawa'zinye        

 

 Behold me at the wind centre

I stand

Behold me a root of herb

Therefore I stand,  at the wind centre, I stand
 I stand     I stand  

I stand at the centre of the earth, I stand                                     


OTHER CD'S AVAILABLE FOR SALE

  • "May Your Spirit Be Strong" by Shannon Thunderbird. Traditional and Contemporary First Nations Music

  • "Medicine Wheel Dreams" by Shannon Thunderbird, Sandy Horne. A meditation that leads you into inner peace

 

WATCH FOR NEW RELEASE: "WEST WIND AND THE WOODLAND SISTER" - RELEASE DATE FEBRUARY, 2014

 

 

Shannon Thunderbird's recorded musical work, and / or art work / video / web design / photos and written works are available for commercial use, though only via strict license agreement and/or S. Thunderbird's approval. All material copyright 2000-2013 Teya Peya Productions.

 

 

 

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