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In the tradition of the spiritual, Mama Paris is a journey song that celebrates the life force passed on from mother to son. Helena's friend, Paris, was grieving the passing of his mama, even as he walked with her during her final days of this life. Paris spoke these words to his mother with his loving, sonorous voice, and together they shared laughter and tears. Helena sings this song with great love and wishes for healing and wholeness for all who are passing and those they leave here with us to continue the journey and the song.

Oh, I love you son
Mmmm, my time has come

It's not that I'm ready to leave you, son
It's not that I wish to die
It's my time to become an angel star
When you need me that angel won't be far - walk on.

The world here is fading for me
All your life my light has shone for thee
Now it's time to give my light to the sky
Lift your eyes, I'll sing you a lullaby - walk on.

Love me, love me son
Let me go now, go now son
When you look up in the sky at night
Mama Paris will be a shining light - mm hmm

She said listen son, hear what I say
You've got a gift to be giving every day
Raise your voice to the heavens and sing
In harmony the universe will ring - will ring (will ring, will ring)

Singing
Walk on, walk on
Shine on, shine on
Take my love and carry on
Put your voice and your spirit in your song - my son

Now Mama's silent and her breath grows still
I'm loving her with all my will
In the space she leaves you can hear her voice
As I sing and the air becomes sweet noise

I'm singing
Walk on, walk on
Shine on, shine on
Oh, Mama Paris, your light lives on
Your voice and your spirit are in my song

I gotta
Walk on, walk on
Shine on, shine on
Oh, Mama Paris, your light lives on
Your voice and your spirit are in my song - you shine on

Credits:

Lyrics & Music by Helena Nash

©2008 Helena Nash

updated: 6 years ago