Borderless Lullabies

by Morley & Friends

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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, 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, 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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released July 4, 2019

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Track Name: "Beautiful Dreamer" by Esperanza Spalding
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!
Track Name: "Suená" by Alejandro Urias with Elio Villafranca
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
Track Name: "La Laiee" by Cellogram ft. Arian Saleh
(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
Track Name: "Sleep Is A Wonderful Thing" by Morley
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
Track Name: "Until Sunrise" by Tendor Dorjee
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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