More Than You Know (Feb 2024)
It's all so simple, and it's all so complicated
There's nowhere to go, and it's so hard to get back there.
Have you ever tried to fly without trying
Have you ever tried to see the one who's looking
Have you ever been with everything.
And she said … and I said I know
And she said ... more than you know
December in the North (Dec 2023)
looks so pretty all around .
Ice-cold noses and woollen touques
Lit up houses, snow in my boots .
It's December in the North
there's a fire in the hearth
doff your jacket and your scarf
grab a cup of something hot to quench your thirst
Glow (Nov 2023)
I forgot to be present, what a nuisance man
I better try harder because I know that I can
Hold off on rendering my plans for the week
Hold off on noticing I need to take a leak
Hold off on thinking about me, me, me
Hold off on thinking about how others should be
Hold off on thinking of the chores I need to do
Starting to Become (Jun 2021)
I’ve only got what I’ve been given
And it isn’t like it’s mine to keep.
I’ve tried to give everything I can
And hope I get everything I need.
I felt the truth reaching out to me
Like I’d been reaching from inside.
That little gap still so painfully wide
Think! (May 2021)
If you could read all of my thoughts
I think you'd find you'd much rather not
You wouldn't believe all that I've got
Considering everything I've already forgot.
I've got ways to save the world
Mixed with things to say to girls
I've got the wrong words to stupid songs
Stuck in loops that go on and on
May I Be (Dec 2020)
May I live this life in harmony with all sisters and brothers
All the plants, the animals, the winds, sky and waters
The rocks and soil
The earth, the stars and the sun
In harmony with all creation
And with the Source from which we all come ..
May I be, In balance, giving and receiving
Glorious Earth (Dec 2020)
There's still fish in the seas and birds in the sky, the oceans are deep and the mountains are high,
Rains come down from the sky, and the seasons still change as the sun goes by,
Life returns after things die, babies are born and they learn how to fly,
The earth is alive, so alive
Wise Woman (Aug 2020)
My grand mama is a wise woman, said here’s my advice to you my grandson
Learn to hold the door wide open, let everyone walk on through before you
Learn to slow down when you’re talking, watch the world spinning around
Learn to slow down when you’re walking, look around
and watch the world go round
Clean Freak (Mar 2020)
I like dirt underneath my feet
The stuff’s everywhere, you just can’t see it .
So I wash my food before I eat, and I wash my face before I sleep
I never lie and I never cheat, and I never sit on a toilet seat.
Because I’m a clean freak, squeaky clean
I’m the cleanest geek you've ever seen
Before becoming the Sunship Awakeneers (in early 2020) we were known as the Solaris Music Project and the Merry McKentys. Here are some recordings released under those band names.
Bells of Kindness (2016)
Covering a range of genres from meditative folk-ballads to hip-hop, Bells of Kindness is the first full length Solaris studio album. With a solid and unique folk-rock sound, the album puts powerful vocal harmonies behind lyrics that are insightful, healing, courageous, and quite often funny.
18 Solaris Project recordings from the studio and stage.
Out of the Woods (2013)
Sweet and lively traditional tunes played on piano, mandolin, guitar and three fiddles.