I would like to offer this song of suplication to all female leaders in the hope that together they can bring about a new, stronger empowered web for us all.

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Thought Woman Weave a web for us

I stood tall was proud and vain

my cloak I held on tight

no one would see my treasured gems

until the time when I was ripe

The wind it blew with such a force 

the sun it burnt my feet

I bowed my head my body crumbled down

this husk is all I offer now

 

Alone I strive to hold myself

endlessly I reach for you

spinning fibres of the past

Thought woman weave a web for us

 

Vibrantly my power shone

my voice it carried me

my love I shared abundantly

vines and roots roamed wild and free

My fruits grew ripe upon the ground

in fear I made no sound

the darkness it enveloped me

no life no love no melody

 

Alone I strive to hold myself

endlessly I reach for you

spinning fibres of the past

Thought woman weave a web for us

 

My smile lit up a thousand nights

my likeness shared with all

Full of hope I gathered stars

brilliant fruits grew large and small

Illusions beckoned then they burst

now weighed down in the earth

My passion withered then it died

stars no longer seemed to shine

 

Alone I strive to hold myself

endlessly I reach for you

spinning fibres of the past

Thought woman weave a web for us

Thought woman weave a web for us

 

About the song

'Thought woman weave a web for us' was written as a collaboration of three artists and musicians: Maf'j Alvarez, Joanne Burke and Jennie Howell. The art installation called 'Three Sisters' is a reference to the Native American Indian companion planting technique where Beans, Corn and Squash are grown in the same mound for support, nourishment and protection. Feel free to use it and the images attached for any purpose. It's under creative commons licence and can be sung by one, two or three part harmony. I'd love to hear what you do with it.