ashley maher


YES lyrics

  1. GOT TO GO
  2. HELPLESS
  3. MORNING WALK
  4. THE LIGHT
  5. LET'S WATCH THE WAY IT GOES
  6. YES
  7. THAT KISS
  8. TUNE WITH THE MUSIC
  9. LOW HANGING FRUIT
  10. LOVE IS A MOLTEN ROAD
  11. LIKE YOU LIKE IT
  12. BEAUTIFUL

Got To Go

Walking into the fire
Oh, I’m sure to be burned
Knowing a thousand histories before me,
But do we ever learn?

I can hear all the talk talk talking
They’re shaking their heads in advance
But so many small small choices are behind me
I’m already in the dance

When the whole thing doesn’t feel right
Feel free to say no
But when your heart says yes
And your fear says no
You’ve got to go

Say a prayer at the doorway
Once in, there’s no going back
Summoning every angel to the roadside
Another chapter fades to black

When the whole thing doesn’t feel right
Feel free to say no
But when your heart says yes
And your fear says no
You’ve got to go

It’s so precious
What we’ve been given
Through our fingertips
Through our hands
Flow these sands of time, oh

Though we’re acting like we know this
We resist when the call comes to go
The kiss of the fire
Through to something we can never see,
But something we may need to know
To grow
So
Come on!

You never know
What the road is holding
After you go
Into the fire

You never know
What the road is holding
If you don’t

Keep close to the voices
Calling to pull you higher

‘Cause when your heart says yes
And your fear says no
You’ve got to go

Yes when your heart says yes
And your fear says no
You’ve got to go

You’ve got to go
You’ve got to go
You’ve got to go
You’ve got to go

Helpless

High speed train
No brakes, oh the danger
Racing through the rain
Oh oh the fever

‘Cause when the soul is pressed
You push her under water
Her hungers will not rest
The rules no longer matter

Helpless to slow her down …

So who’s to blame?
A million little factors
Drinking in the rain
Singing oh yeah that feels better
  (singing oh yeah that feels better)

‘Cause when the soul is pressed
You push her under water
Her hungers will not rest
The rules no longer matter

Helpless to slow her down …

Steaming over the open plain
She is her only rider
Ready for where the tracks will take her
Low or higher
Low or higher

Helpless the heart who’s found the truth
Helpless to what awaits her
Heavy the burden left behind
That no longer weighs her down
  (no longer weighs her down)

See you around
I’m gone

Helpless, help help helpless

Morning Walk

14th and Hill, I’m taking a walk
After dawn, when the day
Is finally mine

House is clean
Clothes folded away
Clear a space for me
To be here

Alone
This golden moment
When everything comes clear
I know
That you and I will be just fine

Countless days, I’ve circled the block
Favorite fountain of porcelain blue
Begging the gods to heal my heart
Asking the water what to do?

Here, Alone
This golden moment
When everything come clear
I know
That you and I will be just fine

Bes bu nekk
(Every day)
Je fait un petit waxtan avec le ndokh
(I have a little conversation with the water)
Je veux savoir
(I want to know)
Quest’ce qu’elle va me dire?
(What will she say?)
Quest’ce qu’elle va me conseille de faire
(What will she advise me to do?)
Waaw Waaw

How many times
She would say to let go
And let life flow

Listen to your heart
She will tell you where to go
If you really really really really really really really
Want to know

Samurai and stone angels
Front yards as I pass
Pass pass pass
Samurai and stone angels.
Cacti and flowers and fountains
Singing let go let go and live this
Yeah yeah

What I love
Is how my love for you remains
Even past our mountains and valleys
Love is blind and wise all the same
I’ve been blessed by all you’ve taught me

How
How many times you would say
To let go
And let life flow?

Listen to your heart
She will tell you where to to
If you really really really really really really really
Want to know

Samurai and stone angels
Front yards as I pass
Pass pass pass
Samurai and stone angels.
Cacti and flowers and fountains
Singing let go let go and live this
Yeah yeah

Cacti and flowers and fountains singing

The Light

Ever, I know
That it’s just a matter of a day
Wait, and the way will open clear
Before me

Every single day
Another step into the light

uh

Something tells me
Wonderful things are on their way
“Oh no no , they’re not,” says everyone
Even in the tough stuff, I see good at play
“Oh no no no no …
No no no

Look at me, rise
Right here, clear
Fearless as a lioness

Oh, I love these days
When nothing can hold me down
Nothing can hold me down down down

Waaw Waaw / (Yes!)

One, two three, the clouds begin to go
Every single day another step into the light
The light

Waaw Waaw / (Yes!)
Ay, Etu, Ay Etu
Uh, Come on, Fallou

Goor fo jëm, demal goorgoorlu ji.
(Don’t give up, keep up the work.)

Fuñu jëm ak ordonnance ak depense.
(We know how hard it is to make ends meet.)

Badoolo momul feebar waye mo moom naqar
(Illness doesn’t kill the poor, but hardship does.)

Bilaay baadolo dé.
(What can the poor do?)

Nitu leen.
(Rise up.)

Balaa ngay faqastalu.
Ndax fagaru bo giss mo gën faju.
  (Prevention is better than cure.)

Yallah mayewul denkaanena.
(God doesn’t give away, He loans away.)

Yallah sakk ñëp yamalewul.
(God created us, but apportioned to us differently.)

Every single day another step
Into the light
The light
Oh oh oh

Something tells me
Wonderful things are on their way
Waaw Waaw / (Yes!)
“Oh no no no no, they’re not,” says everyone
Oh, no no no!”

Even in my darkest hour
I have faith

Waaw Waaw, (Yes) Aye
Mann ni ma yeewo…
(Oh this morning...)

Bo xamoon ni ma yeewo, ding ma bayyi ma dem.
(If you knew what I woke up to …

ding ma bayyi ma dem.
… you would leave me alone.)


The moon is brightest in the darkest night
Uh
And your kiss is warmest in the snow
Aye Waye
The desert drinks the rain, the rain
With the most delight
Sama gaayi waxleen
(Say what?)

And empty sails welcome the winds
When they blow
Uh

Call my name
Call my name
On this day

Don’t worry, my bro’
Don’t worry
Lumu metti metti,
(No matter how tough it is)

Yallah dina tew,
(God will always be there for you.)

Don’t worry

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
Ayi

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
As long as I look for the light
Come on, man
Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
Good Morning
Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
As long as I look for the light

Call my name
Call my name

Uh, Aye, You got it

Oh this glorious day

Um, Bësup tay bi, foo ma woo ma dem. Parena.
(Take me wherever you want today. I’m ready.)

Bësup tay bi, foo ma woo ñu dem.
(I’m all yours today)

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be alright

Today
Everything
Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
UH oooh oooh
Be alright
As long as I look for the light
Today
Waaw Waaw / (Yes)

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
Today

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
As long as I look for the light
Ñe nee na ñu!
(So they say!)

Be alright

Call My Name
Call my name
Oh, ah ah

Umm, Waaw Waaw / (Yes)
Mbalax
Ndeysaan
(Awww….)

Non, mbalax dafa nekh
(No, mbalax is so sweet.)

Noo ka xame?
(How do you know?)

UH Nekh na lool
(Uh, yes it is good)

Maa laka gënë xam!
(I know it better than you do!)

Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
Everything’s gonna be alright
Good Morning
Everything
Everything’s gonna be alright
As long as I look for the light

No seriously,
You have no idea how much I love this music
Thank you Etu
Eh, Be alright

Thank you Fallou
Fallou Ndiaye
Waaw, Ashley ?
(Yes, Ashley?)

Sama jekker bu nekh
(My good husband)

Dêg la
(That’s true)

Je t’adore
(I adore you)

Yokkal sa put
(Say it loud.)

Aye Waye !!

Everything, be alright, eh ooh
Everything, be all….
Everything, be alright, ah
Everything
Waaw Waaw,
Ndeyesaan
Ndeyesaan
(Awwww…..)

Let's Watch The Way It Goes

So complicated
The light and the dark,
Yet I don’t need you to change

You just be you
Do what you do
While all the while, The Love is true

I celebrated
The day that pulled me in
Out of the blue

Singing, “You, you just be you
Do what you do
While all the while, The Love is true.”

One by one,
The days turn into years
Let me remember, my joy’s my own
To truly cultivate

We’ll become the Perfect Ones we are
Climbing together, let’s watch the way it goes

Let me let you
Do what you do
Let’s watch the way it goes
Let me love you
Whatever road you choose
Let’s watch the way it goes

Let me let you
Do what you do
Let’s watch the way it goes
Let me let you do
What is best for you
Let’s watch the way it goes

Now a vow
Is a vow
And we love how
They shape our future to look so clear
But the future’s not here
And nothing’s as it appears
Point the ship to sail with The Flow
Then watch the way it goes

You just be you
Do what you do
You just be you
Do what you do

Let’s watch the way it goes

Yes

Just when someone else would stop
Just when someone else would say
No no no

Just when someone else would close the door
You open and go

Someone told me that Yoko Ono
Had a big exhibit in New York
I imagine them waiting in line for hours

They said it was complicated
They had to climb climb climb climb
Climb climb climb

But at the top
After all the effort, what was waiting
Was a word,
Yes
Yes

Every time I’m on the threshold
Of a big tomorrow, something new
I imagine I see it in all its glory

When the world throws a cloud around me
I have to climb climb climb
“Cause at heart
At the center is a voice
That’s calling out a word
Yes

So hard, sometimes,
to keep the faith
Let me stay open

Watch how my mind
Can fight my life for hours
She’s like a kite cut loose in a hurricane
Crazy how I give her all the power
When it’s a game game game

Open the door and let life in
No better moment to begin
Listen to Yoko
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono knew best

Yes
Loolu dêgg la
(That’s true)

“Bëkëtë bëkëtë”
(a response to “Bara Mbaye”)

That Kiss

I see the way that things go
Today, I’m a queen
Later, I’m not on the radio

What ever glory come through
I lose on the way
Nothing can stay forever

But there’s another side to this
Just when I worry nothing’s going to go right
And I get That Kiss
That Kiss
And I’m on my throne again

Round and round we go
Round and round we go

Tossed back and forth by my fate
Some days so sweet
Others so hard to keep the faith
But there’s another side to this
Just when I worry nothing’s going to go right
And I get That Kiss
That Kiss
And I’m on my throne again

Round and round we go
Round and round we go

But up above the rainy days
And fickle rays of sun
I hunger for that higher place

Where there’s peace, grace,
Good fortune for everyone
But till then I’ll be coping
and hoping for this
that kiss

Round and round and round we go
Round and round we go

Oh, I know that you’re thinking
That That Kiss is yours
And it is true you hold a key (hmm)
But delicious as your kiss is,
It is not alone
So many blessings can put me
On my throne

That Kiss That Kiss
There’s good good news on the telephone
Or sweet sweet kisses from your lips, alone
That Kiss That Kiss
All kinds of things can bring me heaven
Heh Heh heaven
That Kiss That Kiss
The kiss of the sun
The kiss the moon
The kiss of a long long afternoon with you
That Kiss That Kiss
The scent of sage on the mountainside
The song of rivers that never die
Round and round and round we go

Tune With The Music

Don’t let this journey end
Bend the time
And send me to the moon
Oh, send me to the moon

Two bodies in the backseat
In tune with the music
Bodies in the backseat
In tune with the music
Tune with the music

The world may seem asleep to some
Midnight has come,
Let’s drive toward the dawn
Oh, toward the dawn.

Bodies in the backseat
In tune with the music
Two two bodies in the backseat
In tune with the music
Tune with the music

Riding ‘round, in circles we go
So lost in a labyrinth city, I know, but
I am alive
I am free
Right here is where I am supposed to be

If this is a dream
Let the streets fly by
Let the night go cold
I won’t open my eyes

Is this the bliss I’ve been looking for?
I promise to look no more

Tune with the music

Tune into
Tune into the music
Together as one
Sometimes we lose our way
And the road appears
To take us home to ourselves

Tune
Into
Tune into the music
Tune
Tune into the music

Low Hanging Fruit

Looking up
With a ladder in my hand
At the fruit
At the top of the tree
Many miles, I have traveled
Over land for this
Nit kune ak sa bes
Nit kune ak sa bos
(Life has its twists and turns)

Seven thousand trials I have faced
To be closing in on my prize
Fourteen steps
And my fruit is finally mine
Nit kune ak sa bes
Nit kune ak sa bos
(Life has its twists and turns)

Santal Yallah ba mu fi nekkee
Santal Yallah ba mu fi nekkee
(But thank and praise God)

But up above me
I hear laughter ringing ‘round these sunny skies
They are pointing to the low-hanging fruit
That’s always for you
The low-hanging fruit right there
For you

Looking back I see
So many gifts were mine
Nit kune ak sa bes
Nit kune ak sa bos
(Life has its twists and turns)

Oh, maybe these seem sweeter
Because of the climb

Nit kune ak sa bes
Nit kune ak sa bos
(Life has its twists and turns)

Santal Yallah ba mu fi nekkee
Santal Yallah ba mu fi nekkee
(But thank and praise God)

But up above me
I hear laughter ringing ‘round these sunny skies
They are pointing to the low-hanging fruit
That’s always for you
The low-hanging fruit right there
For you

Standing here is a dream come true
And it’s clear what we
What we have to do
Now that we
We’ve arrived
We have arrived
Dance

It’s just amazing to me that after all that
Here I am in paradise
Behind this microphone, making music
And yet all along the way
Every day
Blessing after blessing
after blessing after blessing
Low hanging fruit
We think we need the big things
But every day,
there’s something sweet along the way

low-hanging fruit
lu jot yomb ngane?
(Everything is going to be all right,
you know …!)

Love Is A Molton Road

Love is a molten road
Who humbles all who walk upon her
And love is for the bold
Come my way
Come my way

Hmm, Lan? (What?)
Here we go!
On y va! (Let’s go!)
Nu dem! (Let’s go!)

When that ocean comes to call
She’s spread out, down below
Say a prayer, as you fall
And lose the life you think you know
Lose the life you think you know
Come on come on
Lose the life think you know
Love is a molten road

Waaw waaw
Lose the life you think you know
Come on come on
Lose the life think you know
Love is a molten road

Can I find it?
Will I find it?
Will I ever know
The kind of love that holds me to this road?
Where I love everything
And I lose everything
‘Cause I know that everything turns golden
On the molten road
Lose the life you think you know
Come on, lose the life you know
Turning golden on the molten road, oh

Oh, the crucible awaits us
And she will not waste her time
Down we go upon our knees
Struck silent, deaf, and blind

But the light within us
That, at last, is finally freed
Is the seed to cure our sadness
And the things that make us bleed

Love love love love love

Now that everything is gone
And everything is new
Say a prayer to be strong
And live the love that’s come to you
Live the love that’s come to you
Come on, come on
Live the love that’s come to you
Love is a molten road

(Etu …. Etu Dieng)

Where I love everything
And I lose everything
‘Cause I know that everything turns golden
On the molten road
Live the love that’s come to you
Turning golden on the molten road, oh
Turning golden on the molten road.

Like You Like It

Morning’s come
Another day dawning
And as we’re rising, oh
Sometimes we carry so much sorrow
To the new day

Come on, baby
No, don’t resist me, woooh

Here’s some coffee
Let me stir some sugar in
Just like you like it

Here’s some sunshine
Why not stir that in too?
Blow your candles to cold
You won’t need them,
Now the room’s turned to gold
Turn up the volume to your favorite tune
Just like you like it

Let me listen
As I move across the room
Just like you like it
Help your wishes to come clear
And turn concrete
Knowing you’ll listen to me, too
One of many of the sweet things you do
Such a blessing
All these many things we have
Just like we like it

Just when we wonder
Just how to get over
How can we crawl into this day?

We will see some little gesture
A smile from a stranger finds us
And we’re up on our way

Just like you like it

FALLOU NDIAYE - TASSOU
Besu tay bi, dama yeewu suba, sama xol nexul.
(I woke up this morning with the blues.)

Ashley dima mewal, dima diri tekci dima cafeel.
(Ashley made me some coffee, with milk, and cheered me up.)

Xanaa nexna!
(Now, now cool is that?)

Xel ak xol ño bok nday ak baay.
(You can’t separate the mind from the heart.)

Xol ak xol ño bok nday ak baay.
(The heart and the mind are indivisible.)

Lu metti xolmi, xelma yëk nako.
(What hurts the heart also hurts the mind.)

Ayca ñu andë bok nday ak baay.
(Let’s unite like brothers and sisters.)

Yaw ya may begël, man ma lay begël.
(You make me happy, and I make you happy.)

[Inaudible]., Ashley ku lay begël?
([Inaudible], Ashley, who makes you happy?)

Jëlël, yaka mom!
(Take it, it’s all yours!)

Beautiful

When the window’s down,
And the coffee’s done,
And the world flies by your elbow

Don’t toss that cup
Out into the sun,
City’s too beautiful
City’s so beautiful

Next day arises
Ami is sweeping with a smile.
She finds your empty cup
Of café Touba
Long past the time your taxi rumbled by
Oh…

Love where you live
Why not keep it beautiful?
Beautiful
Keep it beautiful
Beautiful

When the lights are low
And the TV’s on,
Watch the way those programs feed you

Don’t fall asleep
With blinkers on
You are too beautiful
You are so beautiful

Next day arises,
How were you nourished in the night?
Did you remind yourself
Just how important
Each day you have here,
For this precious life?
Oh …

Love who you are
Why not you keep your life beautiful?
Beautiful
Keep it beautiful
Beautiful

Hmm
Treat your city like holy ground
Treat your body like holy ground
Feed your spirit like holy ground
Beautiful
Treat your city like holy ground
Treat your body like holy ground
Feed your spirit like holy ground
Aye waye

Every night every day
Be aware of all the choices that you make
Every day every night
Be aware of how you’re leaning to the light

In the name of beauty
In the name of beauty
Oh, beautiful