Threshold

by Chronilus

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1.
Ecstasy 04:30
Ecstasy lyrics by Sonia MJ Fix my gaze to the firelight Flames lick the Milky Way, dancing bright The drumskins roar the tribal cadence That summons forth the feral maidens They dance in a circle to the right Swinging their hips to their inner sight Their inhibitions left behind The sights and sounds freeing their minds Chorus: They sway Shimmer in the energy Sway Shiver in the ecstasy Sway Rise, ecstasy Roaring through me Rise, ecstasy Ooh igniting me Rise, ecstasy Roaring through me Rise, Rise This revelation cannot be preached In movement pure ecstasy is reached As the maidens are dancing to and fro You feel your spirit start to go Up with smoke your spirit flies Your sense of passing time unwinds This is how it feels to be free In the throes of ecstasy Chorus Take my hand and we'll join the dance Fire girl twirl the flaming lance The energy is flowing strong Know this feeling can't be wrong Spinning to the beat of the tribal drum Your soul transforms your body hums Merge with the moment and simply be In the throes of ecstasy Chorus
2.
Brigid 04:48
Brigid lyrics by Caera A new day for old ways Her blue eyes a soft gaze The eastern sky lit by timeless flame Cresting high and bright like Her name Chorus: [Her various names from different places and time periods] Bríd, Brigit, Bríg, Brighid, Bride, Ffryd, Breesha, Brigte, Bridget... Well woven words illuminate Help healer’s hands integrate Smith’s steel strength forged in fire Skills we hold 3 sisters inspire Chorus: The deep well of imfhios* that starts with a spark Rising within us enlightening the dark Surging higher yet it falls in cascades We are Her fire that never fades Chorus: A new day for old ways *im+fhios = inner knowledge/wisdom. It is a word for intuition in modern Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge)
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The Mummers' Dance lyrics by Loreena McKennitt
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The Wild in Me (radio-friendly version) lyrics by Bone Deep and Caera (bridge) Do not dare be childlike, do not dare be old Do not do what matters, do what you are told (verse) I trusted in your stoic ways, impersonal restrained I refused to feel my fever, then I could not feel your pain I’d quoted “Nothing’s good enough without the brand name in it” Perfection poisons good to death and takes itself down with it (chorus) The wild in me, is the good in me The wild in me, ends austerity (bridge) Perfectly pre-packaged, perfectly controlled Perfectly coercive, long as I withhold (verse) Just loose the shame in rutting, there is gold in union’s truth Valor is connection, endearing and uncouth Uniting holds the guiding key to peace throughout the world Empathy, integrity, no accusations hurled (chorus) The wild in me, is the good in me The wild in me, feeds me empathy (bridge) Do not show compassion, hardship is deserved Do not follow passion, follow our reserve (verse) Don’t think about those others, they don’t mean the same as you Yet we all bleed and feel the same so is that really true? If power’s in your scarcity, then what’s inside our hearts? Love’s persistence lifts us up, and this is where it starts (chorus) The wild in me, is the good in me The wild in me, brings prosperity The wild in me, is the good in me The wild in me, is what sets me free
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Under a Violet Moon lyrics by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night
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Bronntanais na Síóga © Caera 2006 Curfa: Tá na síóga a’ rince timpeall do chliabhán chun coimirce a’ thabhairt dhuit. Tá na síóga a’ rince timpeall do chliabhán chun bronntanais a’ thabhairt dhuit. Versaí: Is feidir go ngortfaidh daoine thú, ‘s do cholann sobhriste bheag Ach beidh neart agat is leigheasfaigh tú go tapadh Is feidir go mbeidh am nuair nach n-éistfidh éinne leat Ach lá éigin beidh glór ‘ad ag dul istigh i gcroí gach duine á chloisteal Is feidir go mbeidh tú gan baile nó cairde lá amhain Ach cloisfidh tú ar gceol, ‘s beidh fios ‘ad nach mbeidh tú leat féin Is feidir trí na cruatain seo nach ngéilfidh tú roimh gruaim Ach gheobhaidh tú séan is sonas i gceol ‘s i ndúchas i gconaí Is feidir go mian leat a bheidh pairteach den damhsa na síóga Ach beidh fios agat cén fath go bhfuil tú pairteach sa domhan seo Translation; Chorus: The fairies are dancing around your cradle to give you protection The fairies are dancing around your cradle to give you gifts Verses: It’s possible people will hurt you and your fragile, little body But you will have strength and will heal quickly It’s possible there will be a time when no one will listen to you But some day you will have a voice that touches the heart of everyone who hears it It’s possible one day you will be homeless and without friends But you will hear our music, and you will know you’re not alone It’s possible through these hardships you will not give in to depression But you will always find joy and prosperity in music and in nature It’s possible you will wish to join our dance [and be a fairy] But you will know why you are part of this world
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Byker Hill 04:43
Byker Hill English traditional If I had another penny I would have another Jill I would make the piper play "The Bonny Lass of Byker Hill" chorus: Byker Hill and Walker Shore Collier lads forever more Byker Hill and Walker Shore Collier lads forever more The pitman and the keelman Jim They drink bumble made from gin Then to dance they do begin To the tune of "Elsie Marley" chorus When first I went down to the dirt I had no cow nor no clean shirt Now I've gotten 2 or 3 Walker Pit's done well by me chorus Geordie Charlton he had a pig He hit it with a shovel and it danced a jig All the way to Walker Shore To the tune of "Elsie Marley"
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Longing 04:20
Longing (c) Caera 2004/ revised 2013 chorus: I long for a lover whose heart is like the sea One who knows our source and can journey there with me Whose gentle touch soothes deep through my skin And whose beauty shines from a treasure deep within verse 1: My heart has been hurt and I have been scared I have fled my heart and have taken to the air I flown so high, it didn’t seem real Now I’m back with trust in my heart’s strength to heal verse 2: My heart is a place I myself have just now known It's a vibrant place where all life is healthily grown And hidden deep where there can be no hate Ancient temples full of treasure lie in wait
 verse 3: I've searched o'er the mountains and over the seas But the love I seek so far has eluded me So now I shine my own inner light That she may find me as I search for her by night
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The Rede (An It Harm None) lyrics by Christopher Bingham I've been blessed with many lovers and I'd grant the same to you Though I suppose I'd skip a broken heart or two I confess that I am troubled by that pious vocal few When they cross the line and tell us what to do Bridge: Ah but life's too short for all this worry, I offer myself to you whole Oh and life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world Chorus: An it harm none, do what you will As the circle has bound us, bound we are still Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled An it harm none do what you will I will call the four directions, I will cast a circle here I will put my feet upon the holy ground In the shadow there reflected I will find and face my fear And we all know there is fear aplenty 'round Every act of love and pleasure is a prayer along the way With everything between the living earth and sky When it's all of life we treasure in our endless spinning days In our actions they will know us by and by
10.
Heave Home 04:14
Heave Home a Lammas song by Bone Deep In a blackberry patch ripened under the Moon Stands sweat-soaked Pan with a fist full of boon Berries for mashing and berries for trade The night is alive with the moans to be made -- my home Chorus: Brave explorer leap ashore Claim what you here for Heave home Measured Mercury take aim Set focus on the claim Heave Home Wine of the science, and wine of the art Nectar of commerce, comingled with heart Tension of labor released in your shade The night is alive with more to be made -- my home Chorus Bow arch back to the best degree Compound wheels hoist twice as free Best point of depth, best ruler of strength Homing in, locking on love's wavelength -- my home Chorus Cohesive light, best balance of gain Transmute intake to output humane Disintegrate surplus for usable parts Integrate essence as fuel for the heart -- back home
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A Promise Unbroken (c) Caera 2003 When you're far from home And you're all alone And too tired to roam You can still find me When the wind blows strong And the hours burn long You'll still hear my song You can still find me (chorus music) I am the strength no one can take I am the faith nothing can shake When a grief like lead Weighs down your head You feel hope is dead You can still find me When your friends have gone And you cry 'till dawn You must still push on You can still find me (chorus music) I'm wisdom in the trees and the earth That you have felt calling since birth I am in you, your dreams, and your soul I bring you love, I keep you whole When the ones you thought Would have helped a lot Their own comfort sought You can still find me When you fly away From where the unhealed prey And have no place to stay You can still find me (chorus music) I am the strength no one can take I am the faith nothing can shake I'm your desire to become free I'll make you all you long to be [instrumental verse] When the moon shines bright Where you sleep at night And your dreams take flight You can still find me (full/end chorus) I am the strength no one can take I am the faith nothing can shake I'm your desire to become free I'll make you all you long to be I'm wisdom in the trees and the earth That you have felt calling since birth I am in you, your dreams, and your soul I bring you love, I keep you whole
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The Wild Hunt lyrics by Sonia MJ I dreamt of a haunted autumn wood on a full moon night I stood in a clearing of moss-covered trees bathed in light As I sit and listen to the wind, I sense a change in my forest kin The trees go silent as the sound of charging hooves grows I hear a distant horn call the charge as a raven crows I'm frozen in place as the fear grips me, as I look to the left I begin to see Through a break in the trees comes a large black steed with the body of a deer Ridden by a man and flanked by wolves that sense my fear The man draws up and calls his beasts; he stares at me as he drops to his feet I'm unable to move or speak Chorus: Have you ever felt like this before? The power of attraction leaves me wanting more He never takes his eyes off mine as he draws close He gestures to the shadows behind and I see the lost souls I'm hypnotized by his power, but something inside me refuses to cower I nod to agree and without a word he mounts his steed With a grip of iron he pulls me up and I am suddenly freed I feel the wind ripping through my hair; as we charge forward I have no cares In my waking hours I wouldn't have dared Chorus: Have you ever felt like this before? The power of attraction leaves me wanting more I dreamt of a haunted autumn wood on a full moon night I stood in a clearing of moss-covered trees bathed in light

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Threshold is Chronilus' long-awaited debut album! 12 songs covering a wide variety of influences.

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released December 13, 2014

Bone Deep the Bard - djembe, doumbek, electric bass, other percussion
Sonia MJ - vocals, keyboard, viola, conga, tamborine, other percussion
Manfred More - electric and acoustic guitars
Caera - vocals, Celtic harp, tamborine

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Chronilus Seattle, Washington

Chronilus is a new Celtic Fusion band from the Seattle area. Their enchanting vocal harmonies float over a musical landscape created by historical, traditional, and modern instrumentation, from all around the world.

Forging original compositions & new interpretations from ancient poems, myths, and contemporary works, Chronilus is adrift in the aether of a timeless human experience.
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