Universal Language

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Order the new Waterwitch CD "The Light Inside You" with cover art by Adam Wolpert. The first hundred ordered will receive one signed and numbered copy AND a second CD to give to a friend. Read below for other perks and options, like a personalized song for donations of $100 or more. Deeply grateful for all orders and donations above and beyond.

    All CD orders will receive:

    A signed and numbered CD PLUS another one for a friend. Your CD will be numbered in the order purchased, and signed by Brian and me. The second one is to give away to a friend, spread the Waterwitch love! $20 for both.

    A digital version of the album will be yours to listen to while you wait for the CD in the mail. Immediate gratification! This version includes lyrics, liner notes for the album and each song, and cool art that goes with each song too, much of it made by our friends. This is all on Bandcamp!

    A hand-written note of eternal gratitude for being a crucial and beautiful part of our journey making art.

    If you can and wish to, you can donate any amount over $20. Like most artists these days, we need some collaboration with fans to do our work. It’s a wonderful way to keep the reciprocity and the art flowing. We are grateful for any help funding this project!

    Be a Waterwitch Patron! Anyone who donates $100 or more will get Grand Canyon-deep gratitude AND a personalized short song that you help me write. This can be a healing song, a visioning a goal song, or a song about your dog, Snugga-muffin. Or I can also just record one of your favorite songs and tell you in detail all the things I dig about you! (I will probably do that anyway.)

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Light Inside You via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Written somewhere around 2000, a pop song about longing to get beyond religion and all its distortions and violence, but to still find a way to touch spiritual truths that connect us all. Meditation and love are both part of it, it seems. Also music. I don't even know if it is truly possible--but I think it's good to keep alive the dream of a universal language.

lyrics

What a warlike people
Shooting from the steeple
With the mysteries and labyrnths of peace
Every idealization
Is a holy vision
Or a trap set to hold us in place

And the peaceful people
Who are the peaceful people?
Most of us are boiling, bitter with rage
Is there a solution?
Any new religion?
We are passing through an hourglass of faith

Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba…

It’s a dream
Better breathe into it
It’s a task
Better roll up your sleeves

In a conversation
Or a meditation
Circle back to the love
Oh the love
Universal language
How I yearn to sing it
From the heart rising up
Rising up

credits

from The Light Inside You, released May 19, 2019
Elizabeth: vocals, guitar
Brian: guitar, twanger
Robin Toye: percussion
Jon Green: bass

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Elizabeth Hummel Olympia, Washington

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