Temple of Dreams

by Pandemonaeon

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    Live album culled from two different shows in the San Francisco Bay Area 2000-2003 and featuring some outstanding guest musicians. Music for bellydancers in combat boots!

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    Live CD of highlights from our debut CD release at the Great American Music Hall in San francisco. Featuring some of the best world music players in the Bay Area. We have exactly FOUR of these CDs left and are not planning to reprint as CDs ever again. So get yours now. We'll sign 'em.

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released May 5, 2003

THE BAND:
Sharon Knight: lead vocals, percussion
Winter: electric & acoustic guitars
Gari Hegedus: violin & oud
Reda Darwish: dumbek & tar
Todd Denman: Uilleann pipes
Dan Andrews: bass
Jeff Obee: bass on "Lamplight"
Lee Neal: drums
Michael St. John: drums on "Lamplight"
Sunny Nordin: harmony vocals on "Joy to See Your Joy" & "Scarlet Visions"
Additional recordings by Sharon Knight & Winter.

All songs (c) (p) 2003 Trance Jam Records. Binassyr Publishing, ASCAP. All rights reserved.

Produced by Winter.
Recorded live in the San Francisco Bay Area 2000 - 2003 by Robin Silver, Bobby Cochran, & Lou Judson.
Additional recording by Winter at El Mundo Bueno Studios. Mixed & mastered by Winter at El Mundo Bueno Studios. Art design by Paul Nordin.

Thanks to Paul & Sunny Nordin, Tara Webster, Lou & Colleen Judson, & Bear for vocal support!

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Pandemonaeon Oakland, California

Pandemonaeon is an American independent progressive folk metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area founded in 1996 by the Celtic singer Sharon Knight & her long-time musical collaborator, Winter. They incorporate such folk instruments as violin, oud, saz, mandocello, & flute, as well as many ethnic hand percussion instruments like dumbek, djembe, tar, & riqq. ... more

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Track Name: Joy to See Your Joy
Joy to See Your Joy
(Words & Music by Sharon Knight & Winter)

Intro Ch
La La La Hey

V1
What ruby star, burning crimson light
Sears me through & through, amidst the lantern light
Squeezing every drop of nectar
From the fruits of life

Ch1
Oh what joy to see your joy
See your power come alive
Oh what joy to feel your joy
Feel your strength burn with mine
La La La, La La La, I celebrate the starlit night
La La La, La La La, drunk on dewey starlight.

V2
With copper blade I call you, star of seven flames
Your voice a mighty weapon, upon which I am slain
I sing my siren song until I’m ravished by your love

Ch2

V3
Emeralds & rubies adorn her lovely frame
She appears before me with tresses all aflame
Adorned in starry splendor of
the moon-emblazoned night

Ch3 & 4
Track Name: Lamplight
Wait by the window and see
See what haunts me
Spark of some distant desire
Fanned into fire

What vision of freedom is this
Arising from blackest abyss
A flame that burns steady and true
Lighting my way back to you

Yeah, Solace comes when the mind is free
Blazing free, enflaming me
I burn for life, love and liberty

What kisses my passion bestows
On another who knows
Yet deeper we tangle our hearts
Weave our love into art

Within the depths of my heart
There lies a lamp of great art
Alighting the jewel in the stone
Remember what we’ve always known
Track Name: Scent of Your Skin
My eyes glitter sorrow
To see you turn to leave
Knowing that the road you walk
Will lead you far from me

Late last night you touched me
Lips that mesmerize
Scarlet Visions dancing
In your jeweled eyes

You burned your love into me like a brand
Left my body trembling where I stand

And the scent of your skin on my skin brings it back to me
Unfolds in my mind like a seed of memory
It’s the scent of your skin that laces through my dreams
And feeds my soul till you return to me

My eyes watch the horizon
Weeks stretch on like years
I rub my skin in sandalwood
And you are here

Your taste of love is burned into my brain
Sweet intoxication mine again

And the scent of your skin on my skin brings it back to me
Unfolds in my mind like a seed of memory
It’s the scent of your skin that laces through my dreams
And feeds my soul till you return to me
Track Name: You Are A Rose
I just cannot get you out of my mind
Hard to unwind
First you tease me then you turn me away
What can I say, I like it that way

Have mercy on me please
Your smile brings me to my knees

You are a rose, you are a rose
Lies wild in the countryside
I covet your beauty, the way you look in my eyes
I feel your thorn in my side

Oh your beauty slices through me like rain
I savor the pain
In your brooding heart I feel no stain
Isn’t it plain, what I stand to gain

Oh the twisting of a cruel lover’s game
Isn’t the same
Without obsession lent to fuel the flame
I know I’m to blame, Oh what a shame
Track Name: Wishing Well
If I were to ask you what one thing could save you
What do you want most in your heart
Would you believe that you can have your dream, deserve it
That is the grail that you must serve

Cast your magick spell
In to your wishing well

Wish on a star fervently and from your heart
Bring it to life in your minds eye
Draw on the well frequently every day
That is the grail, that is the way

Cast your magick spell
In to your wishing well
Track Name: Diamonds Out of Dust
Sleep deep, and dream of becoming
A glittering jewel on a sea of stars
Floating in the deep well of space
Shine

No one to save us
No one to take from us
Only up to us
To dream diamonds out of dust

Wish by the well
For a fountain of freedom
Flowing out from the jewel in your heart
Vision is only as good as you make it
Shine

Wake to the light of a litany of rainbows
Coloring your eyes in a splash of sun
Sing for the signs of a self-made creation
Shine

We are the radiant creation
We are the song of salvation
Linking out hands in celebration
Remembering who we are
Track Name: Word of Honor
A promise kept and a pact is made
Stones of truth are laid
To build our fortress strong and proud
Strength she sings aloud

Edge of time and the word was said
Creation come to life
Gods awake from their starry beds
And take the fury to wife

Song of the soul is a lonesome cry
But have you any choice?
There’s no sweeter lullaby
Than truthfulness of voice

Word of the will is an aching need
No rest until she’s filled
No richer fruit than from the seed
On which your honor is spilled

Chant the spell and be it done
Word and will are one
Raise the cry for all to hear
Illusions come undone

I gave my word and I saw it through
Dreams they all come true
I reign from my fortress strong and proud
Strength I sing aloud

Song of the soul in splendor grows
In the light of the starry dew
Blossom of love from the heart it grows
To your own self stay true

Chant the spell and be it done
Word and will are one
Raise the cry for all to hear
Illusions come undone

Chant the spell and be it done
Word and deed are one
Walk the talk within the heart
Freedom’s prize is won
Track Name: Scarlet Visions
At last my love awakens
When the morning comes
Breathlessly I’m taken
Into this shrine of love

Shine Shine your blessings radiant one
Fall into my eyes, two become the one
Oh my soul is burning candy colored red
When you paint your scarlet visions all through my head

I rise up out of sorrow
Like a golden sun
Beloved won’t forsake me
No matter what I’ve done

Yours the kiss that I desire
Wake the muses to inspire
You’re the fire I my heart
You’re the one I dream about
When all the lights have flickered out
You’re the fire in my heart

Through the gates of life
Beyond the reach of death
We will walk together
This mystic lovers’ path