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VIVA - A Complete Collection

by Priya Parrotta

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1.
Ganapathim 04:36
2.
Frontline 05:26
We sound our call from the shore As we have a thousand times before While the waves ripple and the sun shines Hear our call from the frontline You love us 'cause we never seem to worry Because we hardly ever hurry Because you can be wealthy here But let's make something crystal clear You think the island is here to sell But we know all too very well That this is precious sacred ground Now be quiet, and hear its sound And we sound our cry in the hall of nations A song for a thousand generations A call for a resolution For a real and true solution A cry for restitution A now or never revolution You think the world is in your hand That you can own the sea and sand That the island's served on a silver platter As if all life here doesn't matter You fancy yourself royalty But you cannot shake our loyalty And as you sink in your own lies Our strength soars to the skies And we sound our cry in the hall of nations A song for a thousand generations A call for a resolution For a real and true solution A cry for restitution A now or never revolution
3.
Medianoche 04:14
Veo la tinta La orilla del mar La luna, la brisa Me invitan a soñar Sueño con bailar Sueño con saltar Sueño con cantar Sueño con volar Llévame al alma A donde puedo tocar El cielo, con calma Y volver a buscar Veo la tinta La orilla del mar La luna, la brisa Me invitan a soñar
4.
This I Know 04:30
Conflict rages A story for the ages Hearts in cages Silenced sages This tale is far too old My home bought and sold Measured out in stolen gold I'm tired, truth be told But the thing about being ancient Is you learn to be patient To wait and see What will be And this is the time To end the crime To let us grow This I know (x2) This I know.
5.
Solo 06:33
Rom-coms told me I needed a guy 
 Though they never really explained why 
But with triumphant music at the end
 I know the message they tried to send 

Finding your place as a solo act
 Can be a challenge, that's a fact
 But the part that I don't understand 
Is how the solution is a man  

Dearest world, help me see
 Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be
 Not a girlfriend, partner or wife
 My soulmate now is life  
Let me recall what I know is true 
That what you seek is seeking you
 So now I'm here, fully grown 
Seeing the world on my own
 Here and following my bliss
 What could be better than this?  Travel light, says the old adage 
I don't need the extra baggage 
Now I feel so bold and strong
 So keep calm, and carry on

 Dearest world, help me see
 Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be
 Not a girlfriend, partner or wife
 My soulmate now is life  
Let me recall what I know is true 
That what you seek is seeking you
 When meeting new people, I'm a little shy 
And sometimes I don't even try  
But to open my heart to who I might meet 
I've gotta find my own rhythm on these streets
 That guy I met is just my type  And I would love to dance 
 And if I were here with someone else
 There wouldn't be a chance  Dearest world, help me see
 Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be
 Not a girlfriend, partner or wife
 My soulmate now is life  
Let me recall what I know is true 
That what you seek is seeking you
 And in the end, dear world, it’s just you and me And this lifestyle that makes me feel free Universe, show me what I’m meant to know I’m so glad I came here alone Dearest world, help me see
 Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be
 Not a girlfriend, partner or wife
 My soulmate now is life  
Let me recall what I know is true 
That what you seek is seeking you

6.
Port Meadow 04:12
The meadow stretched out to the sky on that cool late summer day and I could not help but wonder why we chose to go this way You and I were simply shy, wishing we were brave And the meadow stretched out to the sky, and I hoped that we were safe (x2) Beyond books and stone walls The meadow stays despite it all (x2) The meadow stays to enthrall This vast and open place we've found that needed us to try To listen to the softest sound and the meadow stretched out to the sky
7.
Alpaca 04:49
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I knew nothing but the shallows before I met the Beast Knew not that in the darkest shadows The sun still rises in the East Come out of the darkness and look me in the eyes and know that I too fear the shadows that we disguise and can we call this an enchantment when it seems to bring no light? and would we call it magic if we see glimmers in the night? and as I watched the petals fall I remembered life in color and I found it impossible to think that I could ever love another and can we call this an enchantment when it seems to bring no light? and would we call it magic if we see glimmers in the night? but then I realized the Beast isn’t who I was that it really was the world, you see that had forgotten how to love and can we call this an enchantment when it seems to bring no light? and would we call it magic if we see glimmers in the night?
9.
Dandelions 03:40
I've heard that change is in the past That protests no longer last I've heard them wish for what was before As if love and peace are no more And we recall the fights for change To challenge the rules of the game They tell me that while the road was long There was always time for a protest song And now we rise, a new generation Searching to heal new abominations Searching, too, for a new song And we hope that you will sing along And we recall the fights for change To challenge the rules of the game They tell me that while the road was long There was always time for a protest song
10.
Starstruck 04:14
The stage is set, my turn to shine The show is on, a grand design I know they've been waiting for this day But I just want to walk away When I stand up on stage This special song drifts away Can it be real and can it be free While everyone is looking at me? These days I sing to the mystery... Let's return to what feels true The invisible threads connecting me and you The mystery that is art A cosmic symphony, a quiet start The big stage and the bright lights While all the while in the night Shine down a million stars Come, let's find out who we are Let's return to what feels true The invisible threads connecting me and you The mystery that is art A cosmic symphony, a quiet start
11.
Sister 03:04
Gentle and kind With large, calm and loving eyes She cries out that it hurts To be our dinner and dessert Please don't make her cry Please don't scoff and cast her aside Let the cages turn to rust Let us give her cause to trust Let her care for those she loves most While we eat some almonds and oats Brave and sweet How can we hurt her for milk and meat? What did she ever do wrong? Why don't we hear her song? Let the cages turn to rust Let us give her cause to trust Let her care for those she loves most While we eat some almonds and oats
12.
Highlands 02:59
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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth Of noble natures, of the gloomy days, Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon, Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon For simple sheep; and such are daffodils With the green world they live in; and clear rills That for themselves a cooling covert make 'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake, Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms: And such too is the grandeur of the dooms We have imagined for the mighty dead; An endless fountain of immortal drink, Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.
14.
Placid Court 03:50
Tangerine and golden light Mist emerging from the night Bright chirps of brilliant birds A place and a presence beyond words Meet me here outside my door As we have so many times before Take my hand, and let us stroll Walk with me, here and whole Let us borrow the day Let our thoughts and feelings stray As we walk down these sun-soaked streets Life, let us meet This is a place many feel they can buy But we’d like to see them try Beneath our steps the Earth beats No one can truly own these streets Let us borrow the day Let our thoughts and feelings stray As we walk down these sun-soaked streets Life, let us meet
15.
Estelas 04:28
Hemos oído que cuando se vaya un amor la experiencia del infinito da lugar al dolor y quizás es así pero no será para siempre y este colibrí ahora por fin entiende que la passeggiata que comenzamos continúa hasta hoy y los sueños que diseñamos forman parte de quién soy Y siento el aliento del mar Y sin prisa con una sonrisa empiezo a caminar No sé adónde fuiste No sé dónde ahora estás pero ya no estoy tan triste ya tú lo verás que la passeggiata que comenzamos continúa hasta hoy y los sueños que diseñamos forman parte de quién soy Y siento el aliento del mar Y sin prisa con una sonrisa empiezo a caminar
16.
Poison Ivy 05:04
Set apart from all the rest Told too often that they're the best They packed their bags, all neat and tidy and walked straight into poison ivy Education as such does not really matter all that much compared with the more enticing plan of becoming as famous as you can 'Cause who has time for a healthier way when there's attention to grab and a world to save but the world is tired of this hero stuff enough already, slow down, wise up You tell yourself, pick up the pace go out and win that imaginary race Keep on talking about how you're great And take up everyone else's airspace 'Cause who has time for a healthier way when there's attention to grab and a world to save but the world is tired of this hero stuff enough already, slow down, wise up Leaders of the world, puh-lease We're the last thing the planet needs Let's learn and laugh like the kids we are and hope that in time we may travel far But who has time for a healthier way when there's attention to grab and a world to save but the world is tired of this hero stuff enough already, slow down, wise up
17.
Esmeraldas 04:58
Once there was a forest Which shown with emerald leaves And in this grove a glass house Sparkled amidst the trees Once there was a forest Set to smoldering flame When you struck a tiny match For the glory of the game For fire moved you more than light And slowly this lovely world turns And the forest blazed like molten glass As the fire scored its path And the forest blazed like molten glass And my aching heart stood worn and still And yearned for the flames to pass The grove and glass once glistened Evading wealth and fame Emerald leaves and branches And gleaming windowpanes Ancient life has come and gone And quickly this deep beauty burns And the forest blazed like molten glass As the fire scored its path And the forest blazed like molten glass And my aching heart stood worn and still And yearned for the flames to pass And what if the match had lit a candle Which gave off a soft light That is a world that I could handle And we would have been alright And the forest blazed like molten glass As the fire scored its path And the forest blazed like molten glass And my aching heart stood worn and still And yearned for the flames to pass
18.
Complacent 05:01
In torn jeans and canvas kicks I walk the streets of DC And think about the global rich Who are too comfy to see That the world is burning on their watch And there's nothing I can do But watch the ever-ticking clock And feel the flames inside me too Yes, sir, right this way Leave the future for another day While we stand outside your comfort zone And march for life, and march for home You think that we'd be impressed By your so-called success You say, "follow us and you'll go far" How stupid do you think we are? You talk about the complacency of youth But the fact is that we know the truth That one day you will pay the cost Of the integrity that you have lost Yes, sir, right this way Leave the future for another day While we stand outside your comfort zone And march for life, and march for home So stop all your goddamn lies Admit the emptiness you feel inside Grow up, here and now Let wiser people show you how Yes, sir, right this way Leave the future for another day While we stand outside your comfort zone And march for life, and march for home
19.
Prelude 03:26
Dalla tranquilla riva, sentiamo la canzone del oceano Di balene e delfini, di ondate e correnti Di antichi miti, di viaggiatori sognanti Di profondità indigo, e santuari turchesi Quella bella voce risuona dal mare E senza attesa, scegliamo di tornare From the surges of the sea, a song reaches you and me Of whales and dolphins, currents and tides Ancient myths and travelers with awestruck eyes Turquoise sanctuaries, and indigo depths Where the ocean's beings hope for the best The voice resonates from the sea And we go back to the water Go back, to be Desde la costa con calma, escuchamos la canción del mar De ballenas y delfines, de corrientes y mareas De mitos antiguos, de viajeros soñadores De profundidades índigos, y santuarios turquesas La voz del océano resuena dentro de ti, y dentro de mí Y volvemos al agua, volvemos... así...
20.
Firoza 03:27
21.
Cósmica 04:36
22.
Querida 03:53
23.
Encuentros 03:35
24.
Súplica 03:39
25.
Wayfinder 04:11
26.
Traversata 04:33
27.
Aasha 03:57

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All music, lyrics, arrangements and production by Priya Parrotta

This album contains all of the original songs written and released by Priya between the years of 2019 and 2023. If you wish to listen to her latest songs, which are being shared by request only, please contact her at musicandtheearth@gmail.com. Thank you!

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released June 1, 2023

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Priya Parrotta Washington, D.C.

Priya is an author, singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and activist dedicated to peace and healing across borders. Her music celebrates the Earth, the skies, and the journeys of our hearts. She is a multicultural, world citizen with close connections to the Mediterranean, South Asia & the Americas. Priya was one of 50 musicians nationwide to be nominated for the 2022 US Artists Fellowship. ... more

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