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Falls of Thunder ~ Released ~ April 2020

Falls of Thunder

Original painting of Victoria Falls
by Zambian artist G. Mottini 1960.
Purchased by my Mum and Dad from the artist.

My journey with Falls of Thunder, my song about Victoria Falls, began while listening to the teachings of Aboriginal elder, George Walley, at George's song writing seminar in February 2020.

Even though, as a child, I had lived in both Zambia and Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and crossed the border at Victoria Falls many times, I had never thought of writing a song about The Falls.

Listening to George's teachings, I searched my own spiritual journey for inspiration and "Victoria Falls" came to me at the end of our first song writing evening.

In the early hours of the following morning, while the house was quiet and my partner was still sound asleep, the lyrics to Falls of Thunder came to me, as if by magic, and by sunrise my song was complete.

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I have enjoyed reliving my wonderful memories of Victoria Falls.

Read more about my songwriting journey with Falls of Thunder here.    

Reviews

It's a fine song and I hope lots of people have an opportunity to hear it.
Bruce Cameron - 2MCE - Come All Ye

A great song
Sally Townsley - Alex FM - Enviromix

Thank you Jane for your lovely video. I will certainly check out your site and would love to air your music on my programs
Rinska Moritz - 3 WAY FM 103.7 - Patchwork



This video footage was recorded by my parents
on Super 8 film, in 1966,
during one of our many border crossings
at Victoria Falls.
I was just five years old.

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Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope is an inspirational song about life's quest to let go of the overwhelming deep-seated psychological fears that stop many of us from achieving our personal goals.

I was asked by author, Wendy Campbell, to write a theme song for her autobiography, "On Aspiring."

Over a couple of weeks I immersed myself within the pages of "On Aspiring," and I felt a deep connection to the personal life struggles and achievements detailed in this most honest autobiography.

Writing "Wings of Hope" became a spiritual moment for me. It seemed as if the words were given to me and I was only the messenger.

It has been a pleasure to write "Wings of Hope" for Wendy and I hope you enjoy this song.

Read more about my songwriting journey with Wings of Hope here.    

Reviews

I was delighted to receive a new piece of work from you! Congratulations, it is a lovely and inspirational song indeed, and I like it a lot. . . .
I am so pleased that you continue to create new music, being able to share your latest creation really made my day, thank you so much.
Alan Edwards - Musical Australiana - 103.9 Seymour FM

That is a lovely song...thank you so much.
Pauline Van Buren - Cafe Latte - Fraser Coast Radio 4FCR

On Aspiring
Journey Beyond Courage
Wendy Campbell

On Aspiring

If you are looking for inspiration to tackle a challenge, then look no further than the inspiring true story
“On Aspiring: Journey Beyond Courage”
by Wendy Campbell.

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Highway Heaven

Highway Heaven

Check out my motorcycle song "Highway Heaven." The music video was filmed in the Darling Ranges and the Porongurup National Park in West Australia.

My Yamaha Vstar 650 motorcycle is the star in the song. I rode the Vstar across the Nullarbor three times to tour the east coast of Australia & Tasmania.



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Lyrics

Falls of Thunder


Falls of Thunder
(I was inspired to write this song about Victoria Falls while listening to Aboriginal elder, George Walley, at George's song writing seminar in February 2020)


Where do you come from Falls of Thunder?
Where must the rain fall so you can flow?
Through the changing smiles on both sides of the border,
May your mist rise, may your mist rise, may your mist rise and free us all.

Through the eyes of a child I came to your water,
To dance in the mist and watch the hippos play.
And the rainbows end shone deep in the valley,
And even a child's, even a child's, even a child's breath was swept away.

I remember the border, your humble existence,
You always had a smile for a child like me.
While we waited and wondered the mist rose from your river,
Until it was time, until it was time, until it was time to go home.

In December a picture as silent as the enemy,
No water, no wonder, no hippos at play.
I pray for the rain and the sound of your thunder,
Let no man take, let no man take, let no man take your spirit away.

Where do you come from Falls of Thunder?
Where must the rain fall so you can flow?
Through the changing smiles on both sides of the border
May your mist rise, may your mist rise, may your mist rise and free us all.


ã Copyright Jane Laws 2020
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

Wings of Hope


Wings of Hope
Music and Lyrics ~ Jane Laws
(Theme song for On Aspiring, written by Wendy Campbell)

And I will keep on searching along the wings of hope,
Hearing only angels voices, fearing nothing in my way.
And I'll share with you my dreams, as my tears wash my pain away.
Along the wings of hope I fly today.

Where I am, it's not where I'm meant to be,
And this road I find me on isn't really me.
I must find a way, find a way to save me from myself.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

You may be the one who's taken all of my heart,
But the mountains and the stars have captured my soul.
I am drowning, drowning in a sea of fear and glory.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

I've learnt to trust the arms of a stranger,
I've known the summit glow, I've learnt to dare.
And in my prayers, I pray for strength and confidence.
I am letting go, and holding on to the wings of hope.

And I will keep on searching along the wings of hope,
Hearing only angels voices, fearing nothing in my way.
And I'll share with you my dreams, as my tears wash my pain away.
Along the wings of hope I fly today.



ã Copyright Jane Laws 2018
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

Highway Heaven


Highway Heaven


Caught the fever, got it bad,
It was the worst I ever had.
Tried to get it out of my system, thought I could,
But nothing seemed to work and nothing would.

Chorus
So, out for a piece of highway heaven,
To find that space inside my head.
In the wind on byway seven.
Sureal and clear, alive or dead?

Touch her curves, feel those lines,
She'll take you out for the very best time.
I try to resist temptation, there's no cure,
And when she gets me home I am begging for more.

Chorus

Ride on easy, ride on fast,
Highway jukebox, future and past.
I'm living it here and now, the bike and me alone,
On the edge, in the wild, king of the road.

Chorus

Highway heaven with you
Highway, highway, highway, highway heaven with you, and you...


ã Copyright Jane Laws 2020
Unauthorised copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this song prohibited.

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