IN BLOOM (2008 Little Flowers)RE-MASTERED
After a 3-year hiatus Mary Dolan returns to the stage with songs of anguish, discovery, love and light. The human experience takes its musical form through Mary's distinctive vocal and lyrical stylings.
IF YOU WERE MINE (dolan)
I once thought that this song's meaning would be clear to anyone, but the varied interpretations of it proved me wrong. So what does it mean to you?
DRIVEN TO THINK (dolan)
Sometimes when life gets hard some people just need to drive and think. This road trip in particular goes through the desert.
Ever feel misunderstood? Yeah, me too. I recently met some people who TOTALLY didn't "get" me and made some ugly assumptions about me. Ouch.
TALKING TO MARY (smith)
This song was released a few years after the death of Portland singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. I recently discovered it myself and have taken some liberties with it to express my connection with and reliance upon the divine mother.
NEXT TIME (dolan)
A nod to the eastern philosophy of the law of karma, I ask myself...given the time and lives spent searching, seeking, praying, trying and hoping for union with God, where will I be in the next life?
TRUTH OF THEM (dolan)
Ah, parents, family...I was thinking of discussions that I had had with my sisters when I came up with this song.
CREATION STORY (dolan)
I just LOVE the creative process, yet I have this amazing habit of cutting myself off from all that is Good about it. This is a kind of a song prayer to remember not do do that so much.
WESTERN SAINT (dolan)
A trusted and beloved teacher told me that Saint Teresa of Avila was a good saint for me. Teresa is now one of my heroes. She went back and forth in her spiritual efforts as I do, but, SHE persisted and achieved the bliss and blessings that came with the merging of herself with her Lord.
The "western" part refers to the twangy feel the song.
HEY JESUS (dolan)
Regardless of who Jesus is to you - god, saint, prophet, holy man, super cool dude - it's safe to say that all faiths and peoples regard his life and message of "love thy neighbor" as true and signifiant.
So with that and in light of all that happens in this world, what we read in the papers, see on the news, what we experience in our daily lives, wouldn't it be great if Jesus came around, maybe showed up on international television and said, "Hey, remember me? And by the way, what are you people DOING?!"
When we are at our best, this is what we do.
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE (traditional)
Let's let our lights shine!!!