Lyrics & music by Peia. Featuring Cye Wood Viola/Cello
Thunder swept the mountain side, the day you left the village my love.
T’was a full moon May night.
And I remembered the time by the great riverside, when you taught me to dance, to dance in the storm.
We had come from many a land, a great distance.
All in search of the spirit, laid with longing far too long.
Up the mountain we climbed, though the wind’s song was wild, to where the sacred wheel was laid and the fire burned on.
As we called them one by one, North, South, East and West.
Oh this stirring in my breast! Is it you blue hummingbird?
You were my blue hummingbird. Called by the nectar of my flowering heart.
Oh you could not linger long.
But I remember the time by the great riverside when you taught me to dance, to dance in the storm.
Water came down from the heavens above. She stung and bit our tender skin.
Some ran for shelter, but we held the circle strong.
Though the storm raged on, and the night grew so long...
Soon came a clearing in the sky, pierced by the full moonlight.
‘Machi, Machi Machi Ma
Machi cura, Machi sana
Machi canta me una nana’
You were my blue humming bird.
Called by the nectar of my flowering heart,
oh you could not linger long.
And I remember the time by the great riverside,
when you taught me to dance, to dance in the storm.
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