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Monica Max West, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Winner LSC Search For The Song * Runner Up Song Of The Year Contest * UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist
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Reverence, loving work, community, gratitude, magic,
loving speech, rebuilding, starting over...

Words and Music © Monica Max West
(updated 13/11/18)

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Happiness Is The Way / Heartwood
Row This Boat With Me
Gratitude Train / Hello
My Offering / Oceans
Wait For The Call / Pianissimo
Lemonade / Sweep Out
Be Beautiful, Be Yourself / Plenty


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Love Song To Life lyrics
reverence for life

This is my love song to life
My heartfelt love song to life
It’s for the oceans and the animals
Forests and the minerals
Love song to life

Oh my people, I'm in you; oh my people, you're in me
Please, my people, can we look deeply
This morning's bacon and eggs, use cars instead of our legs
Bound by forgetting, we are not free

Progress, not perfection
Peace is our direction

No ambition that will hurt another
Turning us against our brother
When every step could kiss our Mother, oh

Oh my people, you're in me; oh my people, I'm in you
Please, my people, for the benefit of all and not the few
Can we understand the love and weapons in our hands?
Open our eyes to the good and ill we do

Peace is our direction
Let love be our connection

Mindful meditation for some illumination; mental purification, oh oh…
Peace education leads to reconciliation, every soul in creation, oh oh…

May I respect you
May I protect you
Love song to life

True Heart, True Mind lyrics
when my work is in line with my values

I'm so thankful when my work can go gently, so thankful, my joy and love alive
Manifesting what and how I choose like the sweet honey bee in her hive

I walk this path, every step with care
I won't tread on others to get me where...I want to go
These beautiful trees, the flowers they bear

May this be right, may this be how I live
May the money I make be kind
Day and night in what I take and give
May the stars align

A true heart, a true mind
A true heart, a true mind

I try to keep my eyes open and see the world as it is and not fall asleep
I try to say what I know with a voice like a bell so these words travel far and deep

The impact of my choices on the oceans and the air
My legacy's not separate from the destiny we share
These beautiful trees, the flowers they bear

I’m a weaver before this dogwood frame; where did I get my thread?
And you, who buy this coloured fabric: can I call you friend?
Can I live simple, correct and sane?
Like the glorious sun and the soft summer rain
Simple, correct and sane

Essence Of Water (Flow As A River) lyrics
protecting and nourishing our community

Toothache Song (I'm Alive) lyrics
practicing gratitude

Celebrate the non-toothache, the one I haven't got today
I can be most happy if I choose to see this way

'Cause I've got eyes and I've got ears
And I've got smiles, and I've got tears
And I've got water and I've got food
And I've got clothes, I sleep under a roof

I have a heart that is beating
I have lungs that are breathing
Welcome home! I arrive!
I'm alive – I am alive! I'm alive – I am alive!

Celebrate! Don't dissipate your life in thoughts that bring you down
If you suffer, you can buffer the pain by seein' the good around

'Cause you've got feet, and you've got hands
I hope there's no war in your homeland
Do you have work in this fine time?
You can have reason, you can have rhyme

We have more than enough, so much more than enough
Life is more beautiful when we remember this
More than enough, always more than enough
Just noticing our blessings…mmmm, what bliss!

We have hearts that are beating
We have lungs that are breathing
Welcome home! We arrive!
We're alive - we're alive - we're alive - we're alive!

Cosmic Washing Machine lyrics
a magical place

Never Fail Me lyrics
speaking truthfully, speaking lovingly

Lost and Found lyrics
rebuilding from a solid foundation

New Year, New You lyrics
Truly starting afresh

Make a sacred resolution
Some kind of heartfelt revolution
Something to let go, give up, give away
As dawn breaks on this glorious day

I don't want to repeat the same mistakes
Ending up with familiar heartaches
I don't want to travel the same tired road
Let's make a different story from the one we've always heard and told

New Year, it's a New You
A chance to begin anew
New Year, it's a New Me
It's a chance to begin afresh so joyfully

A commitment based on a generous heart
This is a fine place to start
Something to begin, something to set right
Step by step, we will follow the light

... Let's make a different story from the one we've always bought and sold

Think about it deeply, gotta give it a try
Gotta keep on track, gotta aim high
Gotta care enough and forgive myself when I fall
Turn this intention to a practice if I want to change at all...

A chance to begin afresh so mindfully
A chance to begin afresh so peacefully

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