Sunday, May 11, 2008

SoNG: Leaping Out into the Darkness

video
Video: Seneca Army Depot main gate, August 25, 1983
Women's Video Collective. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 1983.
Music: The Average Dyke Band: Seneca Peace Camp Dorm Recordings,1985

Leaping Out Into the Darkness
From Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, songwriter(s) unknown
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1985, Average Dyke Band Dorm Room Recording, 1985
 


I’m leaping out into the darkness.
I take my life in my own hands.
I’m leaping out into the darkness.
I hope my sisters understand.

I’m going up and down and I’m soaring around,
I’m touching everything I see.
I’m leaping out into the darkness, I hope someday you’ll come with me.

I’m leaping out into the darkness.
My feet have left the ground.
I’m leaping out into the darkness.
I can’t see or hear a sound.

But there’s a velvet softness coming over me to keep me from all harm.
I’m leaping out into the darkness into a woman’s arms.

I’m leaping out into the darkness.
I’m passing by the silver stars.
I’m leaping out into the darkness.
Into a place that once was ours.

But then the men came down and took it away
and it was hidden from our eyes.
I’m leaping out into the darkness into forbidden skies.

I’m leaping out into the darkness.
A blinding flash of yellow light.
I’m leaping out into the darkness.
I’m going to regain ancient sight.

Now the sky’s opened up and she’s laid out a path,
red, green, yellow and blue.
Take hold of my hand, you can come too!

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