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This is Where My Power Lives

by Soma Saloli

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In ‘This Is Where My Power Lives’ Soma Saloli and her friends spin a line once spoken by her mother into a moving silken fabric of soothing instrumentation and ethereal choir arrangements, in an attempt to distill in song the bond between a mother and daughter.
Recorded and produced over three summers, and with the help of many contributing musician friends, this song is a tribute to the marvel of a mother’s love.

lyrics

Hours of quiet listening
By the bathtub with the foam piled high
A grimy girl rambling

And the broken friends I brought to you
You took their tender spirits in
Found another way to give me siblings

You shone your light from mountaintops,
In marathons and ravine drops
A badass mom with scars and stories and a heart of gold

You raised me on your history,
Shared with me so sisterly,
I know you as a child and as a mom,

So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on

So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on
So I know whose shoulders I stand on

This is where my power lives,
You point to the pit of your tummy
That is where you carried me,
Mommy oh mommy

You soaked me in the source of your strength
Till my soul was saturated
That is how you carried me,
Mommy oh mommy

I came to you a miracle,
Doused you in a great white light,
That is how you speak of me

And when one day you'll leave me,
You will be the same white light,
A miracle to me

I came to you a miracle,
Doused you in a great white light,
That is how you speak of me

And when one day you'll leave me,
You will be the same white light,
A miracle to me

This is where my power lives,
You point to the pit of your tummy
That is where you carried me,
Mommy oh mommy

You soaked me in the source of your strength
Till my soul was saturated
That is how you carried me,
Mommy oh mommy

That is how you carried me,
That is how you carried me,
That is how you carried me,
That's how you'll be carried by me

That is how you carried me,
That is how you carried me,
That is how you carried me,
That's how you'll be carried by me

credits

released September 4, 2020
Lead vocals & guitar: Stéphanie Heckman
Harmony vocals & vocal arrangement: Caramay Schmelzer
Bass vocals: Gerben Nap, Gert van Vugt, Michiel ten Brinke
Alto saxophone: Wolf Bierens
Songwriter: Stéphanie Heckman

Recording: Dumky de Wilde, Jack Morrow
Mixing: Stéphanie Heckman, Jack Morrow
Mastering & distribution: Audiomaze
Artwork: Stéphanie Heckman

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Join my journey to produce an album before this year is over. I'm stepping over a big shadow to finally pursue this dream: bear witness to my commitment!

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