Aphrodite

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    It’s About Time was many years in the making. The songs span most of my songwriting career, from Aphrodite (1986) to Time and Experience (2014). There is a lot of love in this album! The songs cover a lot of ground, but carry a common theme of living life fully, engaging to the max in the blink of time we are here. I am grateful to my friends and fellow musicians who put their heart and brilliance into this recording with me. Here’s hoping this music will help you heal, grow, love, and experience your own life more fully.

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about

This was written in 1986 or 7 when I was living on a lake in Victoria, BC and was on my first self-produced tape, "The Other Side" (originally titled "Ode to Aphrodite"). Since my father gave me a child’s book of Greek myths, I have loved the stories, which I really see as a kind of psychological guidance. The great erotic power of Aphrodite is the power of life itself. I wrote this song as an homage to Homer, and as an attempt to appease that powerful force of crazy and beautiful love.

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Aphrodite

It came to me in the sweet springtime
It came to me
It came to me like a new wine
It came to me

And how can something so strong
Feel so right and so wrong
At the same time
Why do I feel this way
Seems like every day
I’m changing my mind
Changing my mind

What came to me, was it love or was it something else
What came to me
When you stepped into my eyes
Into myself

I look into you
Trying to find something new
Something not planned
Then I’m torn and confused
I know I have to choose
But where do I stand
Where do I stand

She came to me in a field of flowers
She came to me
Aphrodite, with her golden crown
She came to me

She suddenly was there
Her hands in my hair
Not letting me be
Then wide as the sky
A feeling like a tide came over me
Over me

It came to me in the sweet springtime
It came to me
It came to me like a new wine
It came to me

Seems something so strong
Is never wrong
At the right time
And I’m learning to find my way
Cuz every single day
She changes my mind
My heart and mind

It came to me
It came to me
It came to me

credits

from It's About Time, released July 12, 2014
Elizabeth: guitar and vocs
Robin Toye: drums
Reva Wittenberg: vocs
John Nasan: electric guitar
Jon Green: upright bass
Brian Castillo: engineering

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