Borderless Lullabies

by Morley & Friends

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Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me, Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee; Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day, Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away! Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song, List while I woo thee with soft melody; Gone are the cares of life's busy throng, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie; Over the streamlet vapors are borne, Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn. Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart, E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea; Then will all clouds of sorrow depart, Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me! Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
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Vas caminando, y estás muy lejos de tu casita Ya se oscurece, y como extrañas a tu mamita Cuando te acuestas te sientes sola y sin consuelo No se te olvide que estoy aquí yo no te dejo Sueña mi amor Mi luz es de ti Sueña mi amor No tengas miedo estoy aquí Desde la tierra, hasta la luna, está tu cuna Mi amor te abriga, y te acurruca, no tengas duda Cuando amanece, abre los ojos, sigue tu lucha Eres bendita, tu vida brilla como ninguna Sueña mi amor Mi luz es de ti Sueña mi amor No tengas miedo Estoy aquí Sueña mi amor La tierra es de ti Sueña mi amor No tengas miedo Perteneces aquí Dream You’ve been walking, and you’re so far away from home It’s getting dark, and oh how you miss your mama As you lay down, you feel alone and inconsolable But don’t forget, I am here And I won’t leave you Dream my love My light is your light Dream my love Don’t be afraid I am by your side Your crib stretches from the earth to the moon And my love coddles you and keeps you warm When the sun rises, open your eyes and continue your fight You are blessed, and you shine like no other life Dream my love My light is your light Dream my love Don’t be afraid I am by your side Dream my love The earth is your home Dream my love And never forget This is where you belong
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(لالائی (گرگان لای لای لای لای گل لاله پلنگ در کوه چه میناله پلنگ در کوه چه میناله برای دختر خاله لای لای لای لای گل فندق مادرت رفته سر صندق لای لای لای لای گل خشخاش بابات رفته خدا همراش La Laiee (Gorgan) Sleep my pretty tulip, sleep Can you hear how the panther moans in the mountains? The panther moans in mountains for the daughter of an aunt Sleep, my pretty hazel flower, sleep Let your mother work Sleep, my pretty poppy flower, Your father has gone May God be with him
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Sleep my love Sleep is a wonderful thing 'Cause when you sleep The land of dreams awaits you Sleep is a wonderful thing Its a wonder of the wonder of all things 'Cause when you sleep the land of dreams awaits you Moon and stars know who you are Moon and stars know you be your name Sleep is a wonderful thing 'Cause when you sleep The land of dreams awaits you And when you wake you have one more chance I say to live your sacred life Rest My love
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ནམ་མ་ལངས་བར་དུ། Until Sunrise སེམས་ལ་དཀའ་ངལ་མེད་དུས། ལུས་ལ་ན་ཚ་མེད་དུས་།
 ང་གཉིས་མཉམ་དུ་ཡོད་དུས་།
 འཁོར་བའི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་ཚང་མ་། བྱེ་མའི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་ནང་བཞིན། ཟུབ་འགྲོ་སོང་། Chorus: དེ་རིང་གཅིག་པོ་གཅིག ང་གཉིས་མཉམ་དུ་།
 སྡོད་ཡག་རག་དུས། མ་འགྲོ་ ད་ལྟ་མ་འགྲོ
 ནམ་མ་ལང་བར་དུ་སྡོད་དང་། འཁོར་བར་ངེས་འབྱུང་སྐྱེས་ནས།
 ཐར་པ་འཚོལ་དགོས་བསམ་བྱུང་།
 རི་ཁྲོད་མཚམས་ལ་ཞུགས་ཀྱང་།
 རི་རྩེ་སྟོང་པ་སྟོང་རྐྱང་།
 འཁོར་བའི་གཏིང་གཏིང་ལ། ཐར་པ་རྙེད་བྱུང་། Chorus སྐྱེ་བ་ཕྱི་མ་ཡོད་སྲིད། ང་ལ་ཁྱད་པར་མི་འདུག མི་ཚེ་གཅིག་གི་སྡུག་བསྔལ་། ཁྱེད་དང་མཉམ་དུ་མྱོང་ན། ཚེ་རབས་སྟོང་གི་བདེ་བ། བློས་གཏོང་ཆོག Chorus English translation: When my mind is at peace And my body at ease And I have you with me All the sorrows of samsara Wash away like sands In a mandala. Chorus: Just for today You and I get To be together. Don't go, don't go yet, Stay until the break of dawn. Disillusioned by samsara I went to the mountains for nirvana, But in the high wilderness There was nothing but emptiness. Only in the bottom of samsara I found nirvana. Chorus ##### Maybe death is followed by rebirth, But frankly, I couldn’t care less. To suffer with you on this earth The sorrows of just one lifetime, I would part with the happiness Of a thousand lifetimes. Chorus #####
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SABAA Lyrics by Hafez, from ghazal #20. Translated by Haleh Liza Gafori. See translation notes below. Messenger bird, riding the breeze, I am sending you to the land of fragrant blooms where Love awaits you. Look where you are and where I am sending you. It’s a shame for a bird like you to live in a land of sorrow. I am sending you to the high nest of devotion. On the path of love, there is no near or far. I see you clearly, as if you were here. And to you I send blessings and bounty. *In Farsi, the word sabaa has two spellings, one means breeze, one means Sheba, a beautiful, fragrant land, where Solomon’s beloved, the Queen Sheba, lived. He communicated with her via the hod-hod, or hoopoe bird, a messenger bird who carried notes in its beak. In this translation, for the sake of universality, I describe the place rather than name the proper noun Sheba. *Do-a are prayers and blessings, strong wishes of health and bounty.
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I wanna throw my arms around you and dissolve the sorrow and the distance my love breathe you in like honey take you in like sun wrap my world around you and let the wild run I wanna throw my arms around you and let the fire burn while the empire crumbles never to return we will be forever we're sacred bound take this chance to listen, ancient sound tears in our eyes blinding light oh my love I wanna throw my arms around you and resolve it aint nothing new im just a passing cloud turning into rain soon to rain down on earth become a blade of grass to catch the wind and catch the hurt tears in our eyes blinding light oh my love I wanna throw my arms around you and dissolve the sorrow and the distance my love till every grain of sand that's ever been denied fills with all the caring of the human kind

about

Borderless Lullabies is a collection of songs and spoken-word recordings, with 100% of proceeds benefiting KIND: Kids In Need of Defense (supportkind.org).

Featured on the record are original music and readings by Esperanza Spalding, Jacqueline Woodson with Chris Bruce, Maria Popova with Yo-Yo Ma, Lizz Wright, Somi, Cellogram with Arian Saleh, Elio Villafranca, Travis Knapp, Alejandro Urias, Jamia Wilson with Travis Sullivan, Chris Connelly, Sam Phillips Haleh Liza, Will Lee, and Morley, with original cover art by Shantell Martin. Also included are recordings of previously released music by Draco Rosa, Martha Redbone, Rosanne Cash, Meryl Streep, Tendor Dorjee, Leni Stern, Karavika, and Taína Asili, generously donated to the project by the artists.

The KIND staff and their pro-bono attorney partners at law firms, corporations, and law schools nationwide represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings. Together, they ensure that no child stands in court alone. The majority of the children KIND serves have fled severe violence in their home countries. Many have been threatened or attacked by gangs, abandoned, abused, exploited, or trafficked. They come seeking safety, but find new challenges in the U.S.

Borderless Lullabies is available exclusively on Bandcamp. You can download it for the at-cost minimum of $18, but we invite you to consider giving more – as much as you feel this labor of love is worth, to you and the world.


A note from Morley (www.morleymusic.org), who envisioned and produced the record:

KIND came to my attention through playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who visited the border with KIND last month. Her heartbreaking account of what she witnessed emboldened me to find a way to take action with the mightiest tools I know: music, and the power of our collective voices.

May this offering be of service and may we realize that we are each other's only home, protect the babies, respect the cultures, and end race hatred and bigotry.

A very special thanks to Ken Rich and Jake Lummus of Grand Street Recording, Chris Bruce, Dave Eggar, Caitlyn Salmon, Maria Popova and all the brilliant friends who contribute - contributed to "Borderless Lullabies"

One Love,
Morley

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