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Written in 2015, a song about the human relationship with technology and more on the theme of light and dark. Prometheus famously stole fire from the gods to bring to humans one of the most powerful technologies ever. And we have been on a roll ever since, developing more and more powerful technologies. We are now at the point of our power turning against us and our fellow species on Planet Earth.

The Greek myth carries that hint of enormous danger, a sin the gods saw as so terrible that Prometheus was punished for thousands of years. What are the stories we tell? How do we balance the dark and the light inside us? How can we free ourselves by relinquishing power? How can we use technology itself to extend our intelligence?

Image: "Prometheus bringt den Menschen das Feuer" by
Angerer der Aeltere
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You can taste it as a miracle
You can chase it into a forest glade
We are living on a precipice
Don't you know how precious this life is?

And the light inside you
And the dark defiant
Are vying
To purify your mind

Who can say what
Is called a fairy tale?
Who can linger till the first fingers of light
We are dreaming of a vast eclipse
In our cages of hope and ignorance

And the light inside you
And the dark enshrined
Are trying
To clarify your mind

There's a story
About a cursed thief
Takes the fire back into the sky
And the people
Who are finally free
Currents changing

And the light inside you
And the dark entwined
Are dancing
To illuminate your mind


from The Light Inside You, released May 19, 2019
Elizabeth: vocals, guitar
Brian Castillo: guitar, sound textures
Jon Green: bass
Tyrrell Sweetman: cello
Robin Toye: percussion
Gary Boswell: flute


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Elizabeth Hummel Olympia, Washington

I have been writing songs most of my life. A good bit of recording and performing too. Money comes and goes, but the muse is precious and timeless. I pray that my songs help people through darkness as well as celebrate the light. This music is a village and I am not alone. I am deeply grateful to the many people who have helped me birth these songs in so many ways. You are the Love! ... more

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