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there is a power​.​.​.

by carol weaver + karen l young



There is a Power...

is a song i wrote the music to a beautiful set of lyrics written by my dear friend Karen L. Young. (Vancouver, BC) - this is a live version in concert...

Karen handed me these lyrics after writing them in 1983 thinking it would be nice to make them into a song. I didn't write music to these words until after i had spent some time living on an Ojibway reserve working at their locally controlled school in Manitoba, BC.

That first summer i experienced pow-wow and was so very moved by the power of the people and their cultural tradition... it was the amazing sound of their plains big drums and strong-earth voices that resonated deep inside me connecting down into the heart of mother earth in a way i had never felt before - something definitely awoke in me that i can't ever describe.... one has to be there to really understand the heart-connection they express through their music. This experience inspired me to source a melody and write the music to Karen's simple yet lovingly spirit-true lyrics that speak about a power of love that dwells within all of us... if we will only become still and just listen...

This is a live recording from a concert i performed along with my dear friend and mentor David Campbell in Kamloops, BC August 25, 2006. It was a concert for David who was celebrating his 25th CD album. It was a full house that night at Kamloops United Church - a night i will always cherish... whenever i play this song on my 12-string, it takes me right back to pow-wow time where, inside the music the big drums are sounding their hearts so full connecting me to our blessed earth's beautiful heart-voice...........

Thank you dear Karen for your beautiful words and for sharing them with me.... i hope you like this recording - it's not the best performance or recording - tho i really wanted you to have a listen and to acknowledge you and your gift of words....... i also thank you for your continuing support of my music and love all these years... i love you dear friend....

with brightest blessings of much love and hoards of light...
carol x (((o)))




There is a Power
Lyrics by Karen L. Young
Music by carol weaver
© copyright SOCAN 1983

there is a power that dwells within
a presence that speak with a silent voice
there is a power that dwells within
the center of you
the center of me

listen with the ears of a gentle fawn
listen to the music of your silent voice
listen, oh listen to the presence within
within your soul
within your soul

listen to the quiet at your central core
listen to the wisdom of your cosmic mind
listen, oh listen to the lessons within
and find your peace
and find your peace

there is a power that dwells within
a presence that speak with a silent voice
there is a power that dwells within
the center of you
the center of me


released August 25, 2006
Performed live by weaver August 25, 2006 at Kamloops United Church - the Autumn Moon Concert with David Campbell and carol weaver in Kamloops, BC. weaver sings and plays this song acoustically on a 12-string Larrivee guitar.


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...i'm a creative soul walking softly on our blessed earth mother's back...

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