By Heather Wise

Lyrics

Lyrics

Your lips are sweeter than wine
Your body is divine
Every move you make
Causes my earth to quake 

Lay hold of my branches
Climb up my tree
Let’s get to the root of Jesse 

Do not awaken love before
Before she is ready
Ready 

The pomegranate’s ripe now
And it’s dripping its juice
Come into your garden
Taste its fruits 

Many waters cannot quench love
Neither can the floods drown it

Between you and me
Love’s a mystery
When you’re inside my soul
I never want to let you go 

The winter is past
And the rain has come
Spring is here
It’s the season of song

Blossoming of soul and spirit
Sing our song
Let me hear it!
O— 

I am yours, my Love
You are mine
My vineyard is my own
But I love it when you swing on the vine

Story

I wrote this song for a class in Old Testament and I tried to capture the Song of Songs: it is so completely passionately sexual and so completely, transcendently spiritual.  It is the homage to all of us getting both of these together in ourselves, where they already are!  My most humble love and wishes to you for a connection between the two to continue if you have it or to blossom if you want it.  (P.S. Bonus points for figuring out the meaning of the lyric, “Let’s get to the root of Jesse.”)

Credits

Heather Wise, lead vocal and acoustic guitar
Michael Wilhoite, backing vocal
Steve Lewis, electric guitar
Jordan Scannella, electric bass
Jay Frederick, drums

Recorded/Mixed at Dreamland Studios, West Hurley, NY by Matthew Cullen
Mastered at Avatar Studios, NYC by Fred Kevorkian

Winner Banner Great American Song Contest

 

"Ready" selected as a Top 5 winner 
in the Acoustic/ Folk category of the 
12th Annual Great American Song Contest.