Song Lyrics

EVERYDAY BRAVERY

SEMILLA (SEED)

Source:
Words and music by Sarah Pirtle
© 2006 Discovery Center Music, BMI

Click on Circle Dance to learn the dance steps created for this song.

Lyrics:

1. Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
Yo la planto, yo la planto en mi corazon.
Y ella florece para siempre.

2) Oh, I bless this seed so full of life.
I bless this seed so full of life.
I plant it, oh, I plant it in my heart.
And it flowers forevermore.

3) Bilingual verse:
Yo bendigo esta semilla llena de vida.
I bless this seed so full of life.
Yo la planto, and I plant it in my heart.
Y ella floreca para siempre.
And it flowers forevermore.

Background of the Song:

Sarah Benson’s flute playing interlaces this song. She is a sound healer, and I’m delighted that her healing music could be part of this recording.

I wrote it at the end of Mexico Circle Dance Camp, directed by Gwyn Peterdi, to encapsulate some of the spiritual truths we were putting into our closing ceremony. During the gathering, Helida helped us follow the Mayan calendar and pay attention to the time of seed formation.

This song is dedicated to Hope Jinishian who suggested a closing ceremony involving seeds and who has given much support for this recording.