Lift

by Andrea Menard

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released May 3, 2014

Shambhala (Menard/Walsh) 4:00
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Electric Guitar, keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Organ, Keyboards; John McPherson - Trombone; Raymond Baril - Tenor, Baritone Saxophones; Joel Gray - Trumpet; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh,

I Love My Life (Menard/Walsh) 3:52
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Electric Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Percussion, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Robin Taylor - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh

Faith & Patience (Menard/Walsh) 3:08
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Electric Guitar, Programming; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Piano, Organ, Keyboards; John McPherson - Trombone; Raymond Baril - Tenor, Baritone Saxophones; Joel Gray - Trumpet; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh, Rhonda Trodd, Stephen Maguire, Carrie Catherine, Roy Sydiaha

Noon Day Sun (Menard/Walsh) 3:33
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Fretless Bass; Darcy Phillips - Wurlitzer, Organ, Keyboards; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh

Answer the Call (Menard/Walsh) 3:39
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Electric Guitar; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Piano, Keyboards; John McPherson - Trombone; Raymond Baril - Tenor, Baritone Saxophones; Joel Gray - Trumpet; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh, Rhonda Trodd, Stephen Maguire, Carrie Catherine, Roy Sydiaha

A Beautiful Balance (Menard/Walsh) 3:22
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sanxian, Mandolin, Percussion, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Piano, Keyboards; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh

Four Directions Prayer (Menard/Walsh) 4:00
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Fretless Bass; Darcy Phillips - Keyboards; Background Vocals - Andrea Menard, Fara Palmer; Cree/Michif Translation: Rita Flamond, Cree Translation: “I greet you.” “I honour you”

Hands Full (Menard/Walsh) 4:07
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass, Glockenspiel; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh, Victoria Banks

Breathing Easy (Menard/Walsh) 3:03
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Dobro Bass, Percussion, Organ; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh

Lift (a tribute to Gordon Tootoosis) (Menard/Walsh) 3:47
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Wurlitzer, Keyboards; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh, Cree Speaker: Ray G. Thunderchild
Cree Translation: "Walk in peace. Remember your relations walk with you." "You are not alone. We are always with you."

Spirals of Desire (Menard/Walsh) 3:15
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Keyboards; Background Vocals - Robert Walsh

Let’s Sing A New Song (Menard/Walsh) 3:42
Andrea Menard - Lead Vocals; Robert Walsh - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Programming, Keyboards; Daniel Roy - Drums, Percussion; Don Benedictson - Electric Bass; Darcy Phillips - Organ, Rhodes, Keyboards; Background Vocals - Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh, Don Benedictson, Daniel Roy, Rhonda Trodd, Sandy Paddick, Stephen Maguire, Roy Sydiaha

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Andrea Menard Vancouver, British Columbia

Andrea Menard is a powerhouse performer who bridges cultural and language boundaries by speaking from her heart. With 3 award-winning cds and 2 tv specials under her belt, this charismatic Métis songstress has created life-long fans with her songs, her stories, and her message of hope. Andrea's new album, Lift, which is a collection of uplifting songs about joy and beauty, launches in May 2014. ... more

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Track Name: Shambhala
Shambhala
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

Sometimes I go to a place that’s all bright and shiny
Where the indigo water meets the golden sand
There’s a pulsating rhythm, Its summoning my name
Its calling me to return its calling me to reclaim
The wisdom in my blood it flows, when I come alive
Going to Shambhala, Can’t wait to arrive

Come and join me in paradise
We’ll laugh and sing and dance until the morn
Come on everybody, the weather’s nice
The water is waiting, we will be re-born
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, La-la-love me here in Shambhala
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, Love is the law here in Shambhala

There’s an open invitation if you want to come too, (tell me where, where you go)
Once you have landed, you may never want to leave, (how can I find it, I don’t know)
I can’t tell you how I get there. There’s a million different ways.
The journey could take forever, could take minutes, could take days.
A GPS won’t help you, it’s in uncharted land
Let me navigate, and take my hand

Come and join me in paradise
We’ll laugh and sing and dance until the morn
Come on everybody, the weather’s nice
The water is waiting, we will be re-born
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, La-la-love me here in Shambhala
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, Love is the law here in Shambhala

Love love love love, Love love
You’ll love it here, you’ll have no fear, la-la love me in Shambhala
You’ll really love it here, you’ll have no fear, Love is the law in Shambhala

Come and join me in paradise
We’ll laugh and sing and dance until the morn
Come on everybody, the weather’s nice
The water is waiting, we will be re-born
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, La-la-love me here in Shambhala
In Shambhala-la-la, la-la-la-la, Love is the la-la-law in Shambhala
Love is the la-la-law in Shambhala
Track Name: I Love My Life
I Love My Life
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh,

I love my life, I love my life
Every step of the way, I can honestly say, I love my life
I love this day. Such a beautiful day
Each moment is mine to make it divine, I love this day. I love, I love

I’m just sitting here playing my ukulele
Next thing I know you’re sitting next to me
Banjo in your hand, I think I found my man
Playing together in nerdy harmony
Its not what I expected, its much better than that

I love my life, I love my life
Every step of the way, I can honestly say, I love my life
I love this day. Such a beautiful day
Each moment is mine to make it divine, I love this day. I love, I love

Hand in hand, we’re on the rink ice skating
When it comes to fancy moves we’re not that skilled
The moment I let you go, I’m face down in the snow
But I’m okay, look, I found a twenty dollar bill.
Its not what I expected, its much better than that

I love my life, I love my life
Every step of the way, I can honestly say, I love my life
I love this day. Such a beautiful day
Each moment is mine to make it divine, I love this day. I love, I love

Bridge: Making dinner not cleaning up, Chai latte in my cup
Fresh sheets on my bed, a good book I haven’t read
Junk food road trip, Best friend at my hip
Stinky dog, my crazy kin, Sunday morning sleeping in
A belly laugh, a snotty cry, making love eye-to-eye
I love my…you. Such a beautiful you.

And I love my life, I love my life
Every step of the way, I can honestly say, I love my life
I love this day. Such a beautiful day
Each moment is mine to make it divine, I love this day.
I love my life I love my life.
Track Name: Faith and Patience
Faith and Patience
by Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

Whoo hooo Whooo hoooo
This morning over coffee, I had a stunning revelation
An angel showed the world to me, as it one day will be
People had come together, united in one vision
No fear, no competiton, no war, no poverty
Faith and patience,
(gotta have) faith and patience,
(when I have) faith and patience
There’s no quicker way to love

I’m walking in the streets, people talking about the headlines
I can feel the heavy news weighing me down
Where’s my crystal vision, handed down from on high
My spirit is sinking, I need to raise it somehow
Faith and patience
(gotta have) faith and patience
(when I have) faith and patience
There’s no quicker way to love

Whooo hoooo Whooo hoooo
Patience is a virtue, and faith, it can’t hurt you
If you’re looking for a shortcut to the promised land
You’ll get there, but not the way that you planned
Whooo hoooo Whooo hoooo

I turned a corner and everything was different
Suddenly I realized, I’m not the only one.
We’re all in this together, my brothers and my sisters
Someday we will heal this world and sing in unison
Faith and patience
(gotta have) faith and patience
when I have faith and patience
There’s no quicker way to…
Faith and patience, (gotta have) faith and patience
when I have faith and patience
There’s no quicker way to love
Track Name: Noon Day Sun
Noon Day Sun
Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

You’re like the noon day sun.
Cuz you shine your light on everyone.
And like a sunflower
We reach to the sky for your solar power
I feel so good when I’m around you. I feel so good.
All that love that surrounds you. It feels so good.

When you, shine your noon-day light
It’s the brightest time of my day
So shine your noon-day light.
If I could harness that energy
I would: Turn dark to bright
Then I just might
Make this whole world right
take your light, and shine it on me

Your my own vitamin D
That I reach for when cloudy days get to me
One good dose of you
I’m smiling and look, the skies are blue
You make it easy to believe in. A world that’s good
This sunny place that you live in. It feels so good

When you, shine your noon-day light
It’s the brightest time of my day
So shine your noon-day light.
If I could harness that energy
I would: Turn dark to bright
Then I just might
Make this whole world right
take your light, and shine it on me

Like attracts like And you like me
I guess its time that I should be … My own burning star

Sunlight dances on my skin …This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
Sunlight dances on my skin… This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
Sunlight dances on my skin… This is the happiest I’ve ever been.
Track Name: Answer the Call
Answer the Call
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh


There’s a message on the airways
About a better way
And its reaching out to everyone,
Every single day.

I know that you can feel it,
Cuz its buzzing me as well
Take a minute of our lives, to stop and listen in for a while
Listen in for a while

Answer the call, make a connection with the rest of all,
Answer the call, and when you’re ready…. Answer the call

It’s not like you can hear it,
But if you listen with your heart.
You’ll get a loving transmission.
And you’ll want to do your part.

What is this holy message?
What’s it trying to get through?
That we are all connected, baby
But your part is up to you, I said, your part is up to you…

Answer the call, make a connection with the rest of all,
Answer the call, and when you’re ready…. Answer the call

Love is coming from the sunshine
And bouncing off the sea.
Its hitting every tower
And those towers are you and me,
Yes those broadcast towers are you and me.

Answer the call, make a connection with the rest of all,
Answer the call, and when you’re ready….
Answer the call, make a connection with the rest of all,
Answer the call, and when you’re ready…. Answer the call
Track Name: A Beautiful Balance
A Beautiful Balance
Written by Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

A beautiful balance of everything I am,
Everything I was, everything I want to be
A beautiful balance makes a beautiful world
Beautiful balance is key

From the moment I wake, there’s choices to make
I don’t want to step out my door.
If I sit still, I know that I will
Get the answers that I’m looking for
The doing can really undo me, I work at not working so hard

A beautiful balance of everything I am,
Everything I was, everything I want to be
A beautiful balance makes a beautiful world
Beautiful balance is key

I’ve been known to make, some stupid mistakes,
Lord, how I made myself pay
I don’t have to act the way I did in the past
I can re-write my story each day
I’m guilty of being guilty, gonna beat this beating myself up and down

A beautiful balance of everything I am,
Everything I was, everything I want to be
A beautiful balance makes a beautiful world
Beautiful balance is key

(Caught between doing and being) the pendulum swings
(Torn between wanting and needing) the pendulum swings
(Caught between knowing and feeling) the pendulum swings, swings, swings

A beautiful balance of everything I am,
Everything I was, everything I want to be
A beautiful balance makes a beautiful world
Beautiful balance is key
A beautiful balance
A beautiful balance
For a beautiful world
Beautiful balance is key
Track Name: Hands Full
Hands Full
Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

I told the universe I’m open to love
That I would do my part
I prayed, I waited, then I gave up
Cuz no one took my heart

So when everything I asked for came in you
I almost didn’t recognize it
But I knew better than to let my mind tell me what to do
Now I understand what’s in my hands

I love you I love you. Hands full

The lovers in the fairy tales have a kingdom at their feet.
But we share a one-room flat
There’s no place to hide and nowhere to retreat
But honey I can live with that

Cuz I like the way that you like to challenge me
To drop my old story
There’s no defence, against your honesty
You’re a handful, my dear, I’m sincere.

That I love you. Yes, I love you. Hands full.

I’ve got hands full of passion and hands full of fight
Hands full of patience and hands full of light
I’ve got hands full of laughter, and hands full of tears
Baby we’ve got everything here

I love you.
Yes, I love you. Hands full.
Track Name: Breathing Easy
Breathing Easy
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

Passing the time, nothing on my mind
Keepin it lazy, just letting the sun shine
Cream in my coffee, birds in the tree
Breathing easy

Lying around, in the peace that I found
Head in the clouds my feet on the ground
Happy go lightly, I drift happily
Breathing easy

Freedom to DO
Nothing at all
Feeling the day wash over me
Freedom to BE
No one at all
Breathing easy

I love to play, at nothing all day
Won’t speak till I got something to say
The birds here with me, sing quietly
Breathing easy

The freedom to DO
Nothing at all
Feeling the day wash over me
Freedom to BE
No one at all
Breathing easy
(Solo)

Freedom to DO
Nothing at all
Feeling the day wash over me
Freedom to BE
No one at all
Breathing easy
Track Name: Lift (a Tribute to Gordon Tootoosis)
Lift
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh, 2012
For Gordon Tootoosis

We’re just passing through, he said,
We’re all just passing through
No need to get all worked up, girl
‘Cause I’ll see you on the other side someday soon
But for now, you gotta feel what you’re feeling
Let the tears cloud your eyes
Yes I’m leaving this world behind.
But when I do, I’m not leaving you.

Let me, Lift, the weight off your shoulders
Lift, the veil from your eyes, Shift, to a brand new perspective
Lift, you higher, where you can see for miles and miles and miles

I rest my head in a field of grass
beneath Poundmaker’s sky
Its been years since you’ve been gone
I’m lying here, I’m trying here, to say goodbye
But right now, I gotta feel what I’m feeling
I can’t let you go, are you there,
Can you find a way to let me know
I beg of you, to pull me through

Help me Lift, the weight off my shoulders
Lift, the veil from my eyes, Shift, to a brand new perspective
Lift me higher, where I can see for miles and miles and miles

Wait a minute.. Did I just hear your voice in the wind
Just a minute…Did I just see your face in a cloud
I rub my eyes, It disappears, But I see clearly now

Lift, the weight off my shoulders
Lift, the veil from my eyes, Shift, to a brand new perspective
Lift me higher,
Lift, the weight off my shoulders
Lift, the veil from my eyes, Shift, to a brand new perspective
Lift, me higher,
Where I can see for miles and miles and miles, I can see for miles and miles and miles
Track Name: Spirals of Desire
Spirals of Desire
By Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh

Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da
Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da

It all started when you saw me deeply
By looking in my eyes.
You coaxed me out, an invocation
The Goddess recognized

You had no notion, What this would set in motion
You had no clue, What this love could do

Let’s rise up and build the heat in each other
Let’s fan the flames of this fire
Let’s send our love up to the heavens, In a spiral of desire

Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da
Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da

You beautiful man, I see your head is spinning
Just let it spin out of control
Hold me tight, we’ll keep this energy moving
In this space we are whole

We’re just expressing, A cosmic blessing
Of a shared ascension. To a new dimension

Let’s rise up and build the heat in each other
Let’s fan the flames of this fire
Let’s send our love up to the heavens, In a spiral of desire

All of you, I love you, I love you , all of you
All of you, I love you, I love you , all of you

Let’s rise up and build the heat in each other
Let’s fan the flames of this fire
Let’s send our love up to the heavens
In a spiral of desire, In a spiral of desire
Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da
Dum dum deeya Dum dum dee ya da
Lets rise up
Track Name: Let's Sing a New Song
LET’S SING A NEW SONG,
BY ANDREA MENARD, ROBERT WALSH

They say that songs reflect the thoughts of a people
If that’s true we gotta work on what we’re thinking about.
Someday I’m gonna turn on the radio, and they’ll be playing
Songs that bring us together and nobody gets left out
When I dial in to the noise in my head
I need to hear a joyful tune
I’m gonna build myself a brand new playlist
Gonna fill it with songs that make me laugh and heal old wounds

(Let’s sing a new song) What if we chose not to be shy and sang of love
(Let’s sing a new song) What if we raised our voices high and sang above the noise
Let’s sing a new song

You’d think people would have had enough of cynical love songs
I believe in real love, gonna sing about that
If I look around I can always find a little tenderness
And hope. And peace. Lets give it a chance
I’m calling out to the bards of our time,
You can change the world with your pen
Imagine what would happen if we flooded our countries
With songs that touch the heart and raise the spirit of men

(Let’s sing a new song) What if we chose not to be shy and sang of love
(Let’s sing a new song) What if we raised our voices high and sang above the noise (the noise)
Let’s sing a new song
If we change our songs, we change ourselves.
If we change ourselves, we change our world, change our world

….What if we chose not to be shy and sang of love
What if we raised our voices high and sang above the noise
Wayhey waya heya, way heya, Wayhey waya heya, sing along with me
Wayhey waya heya, way heya, Wayhey waya heya, sing along with me
Let’s sing a new song