INHALE an album with Lisa Schamberger
that we are currently releasing in Germany is now available! (More info coming! We are busy doing concerts in Bavaria!)
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Lyrics for INHALE

(English lyrics by E Batdorf, Wunder geshehen by Lisa Schamberger)

 

River

I took my grief

And walked up the mountain

There I started a river

Lisa in Ishtisch

River can you take me with you

And the river took me to the sea

Lisa in Ishtisch

My grief it grew, it swelled in the sea

I pulled myself away

To the shore.

So I walked back

up the mountain

to the source of the river

Lisa in Ishtisch

River, tell me what to do?

And the river, took me to the sea

Lisa in Ishtisch

Taught to sing by whales at sea

set to shore by a wave

pearl in hand

So I ran back

up the mountain

to give thanks to the river

Lisa in Ishtisch

River can you take this with you

And the river, took me to the sea

  

INHALE

Ardor is needed, labor is needed, patience is needed

to drink from this cup.

Ardor is needed, labor is needed, patience is needed

to cast away the world.

 

Strive, for a hundred thousand years

patience, patience on this journey

Seek, let no bond hold you back,

let the heat, of your search grow.

Look, in every single face, you will find

a trace of this light

Strive, for a hundred thousand years

patience, patience on this journey

I am trying hard to fight this battle

But I’m losing my hope, I am not sure I can go on

Inhale, inhale, it’s right there, the fragrance of this love

(repeat)

Where is the light in this terrible darkness?

Where is the light in this terrible darkness?

Give me strength, I am not sure I can make it til dawn

Inhale, inhale, it’s right there, the fragrance of this love


Broken

I am a broken bird with heavy wings

Hunger has deceived me

Calling me down to the earth and trapping me

I am heavy, cold and so heavy

Make me empty now

Please go through me love, go through me love

I’m so cold, I’m so cold

 

I am a broken bird with heavy wings

Hunger has deceived me

Calling me down to the earth and trapping me

Help me to unfold these wings,

Help me to shake off this burden

I am open, crushed and cracked open

I am ready now 

Please go through me love, ignite this heart

and let me burn, let me burn

 

In the Letting Go

There’s too much, it’s too much

Something has to go

LISA in Ishtisch

In the letting go, I pause

then listen,

Who am I now, who am I now

Can I let go again?

And again

Who am I now, who am I now

LISA in Ishtisch

Something else has to go

Yes, better

LISA in Ishtisch

After letting go,

I pause and listen

Who am I now, who am I now

Can I let go again?

And again

Who am I now, who am I now

LISA in Ishtisch

After letting go,

I pause and listen

Who am I now, who am I now

After letting go,

I pause and listen

Who am I now, who am I now

LISA in Ishtisch

 

Face to Face

 I will not, I will never turn away

Face to face, I will look into my own heart

all I know, all I know has fallen short

Face to face, looking straight in to my own heart

How many times has my heart almost closed and turned away

Now I beg,

Open, my heart, I see you weeping

Straight to the truth, embracing fear,

I will live, I will live, open, my heart I feel you weeping

I will see, without illusions I must see

Face to face, looking straight in to own my heart

Until the end, until the end that hath no end

Face to face, looking straight in to my own heart

  

Heart Aflame

If I could work, every day, cleanse the markings

from my heart, turn away, turn away, from imitation

linger only, in the light

radiant and clear

trusting I am noble

seeing with my own eyes

Lisa in Ishtisch

heart aflame

can I really meet this fear?

heart at sea

contentment feels so far out of reach

heart aflame

can I really stand this truth?

heart at sea

my chest is burning and bathed in tears

Lisa in Ishtisch

If I could work, every day, cleanse the markings

from my heart, turn away, turn away, from imitation

linger only, in the light

radiant and clear

trusting I am noble

seeing with my own eyes

 

The Churn

 I am climbing down into the churn.

The rocks are sharp, cold against my hands,                

the water behind me

bites at the back of my legs.

I am afraid the water will freeze my feet, afraid they will become inflexible and I will slip.

A moment ago, as I was walking here, it was peaceful, warm

The smell of the bayberry, the soft well-worn path winding to the rocky shore.

This is where my mother would take me when there was a storm.

The Churn, she called it, where the ocean comes surging around a large rock, that stands in the center of a cove. There is a narrow channel between that rock and the steep walls that surround it.

When there is a storm, the water comes rushing into this tight channel on either side of that rock and meets violently in the middle, shooting high up into the air.

Spectacular, powerful, frightening…

This may be where I learned the value of fear.

you can scream into that ocean, you can lean against that wind.

I thought I would just stand there, watching for whales, listening to the wild water, but I found myself searching the rock cliff, looking for a path,

And when I found one

I began to climb,

down.

Into the churn,

into the crashing water.

 

Birke 

Can you feel that?

My hand

On your white bark?

Forgive me,

forgive me

Lisa in Ishtisch

Will you keep a secret?

If I write it

On your white bark?

I wish   

you could talk to me

talk to me

Lisa in Ishtisch

I wish I knew if you could feel that

My hand on your white bark

listen, The birds are here

Shhhhhhh

Lisa in Ishtisch

  

Mechashadie

In the dark,

I’m wondering, in the end,

will I do what is right? Was I everything,

that I wanted to be? Do I dare?

The chance may not come back again

Lisa in Ishtisch

In the end,

I’m thinking so quietly,

of all I might miss, in this tiny life,

what have I done? Do I dare?

The chance may not come back again

We Are Desperate Lovers Of Life

We Must Sail Through The Light

We Are Meant To Ignite

And Burn In The Light

And Burn In The Light

In The End, The Darkness Will Come

In The End, The Darkness Will Come

In The End, We Burn In The Light

 

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