Valerie – Amy Winehouse


Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water….

 

 

 

Valierie, Amy Winehouse
Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you’re doing
And in my head I paint a picture
‘Cause since I’ve come on home,
Well my body’s been a mess
And I’ve missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won’t you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don’t you come on over Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Did you have to go to jail,
Put your house up for sale, did you get a good lawyer?
I hope you didn’t catch a tan,
I hope you’ll find the right man who’ll fix it for ya
And are you shopping anywhere,
Changed the color of your hair, are you busy?
And did you have to pay that fine
You were dodging all the time, are you still dizzy?
‘Cause since I’ve come on home,
Well my body’s been a mess
And I’ve missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won’t you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don’t you come on over Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Well sometimes I go out by myself
And I look across the water
And I think of all the things, what you’re doing
And in my head I paint a picture
‘Cause since I’ve come on home,
Well my body’s been a mess
And I’ve missed your ginger hair
And the way you like to dress
Won’t you come on over
Stop making a fool out of me
Why don’t you come on over Valerie?
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie
Valerie

Why don’t come over Valerie?

Songwriters:
Abigail Harding / Boyan Chowdhury / David Alan Mccabe / Russell Thomas Pritchard / Sean Francis Caleb Payne
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As…


Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky (Always)

[Verse 1]
As around the sun the earth knows she’s revolving
And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May
Just as hate knows love’s the cure
You can rest your mind assure
That I’ll be loving you always
As now can’t reveal the mystery of tomorrow
But in passing will grow older every day
Just as all is born is new
Do know what I say is true
That I’ll be loving you always

[Refrain]
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky (Always)
Until the ocean covers every mountain high (Always)
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea (Always)
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream

[Verse 2]
Did you know that true love asks for nothing
Her acceptance is the way we pay
Did you know that life has given love a guarantee
To last through forever and another day
Just as time knew to move on since the beginning
And the seasons know exactly when to change
Just as kindness knows no shame
Know through all your joy and pain
That I’ll be loving you always

As today I know I’m living but tomorrow
Could make me the past but that I mustn’t fear
For I’ll know deep in my mind
The love of me I’ve left behind
Cause I’ll be loving you always

[Refrain]
Until the day is night and night becomes the day (Always)
Until the trees and seas just up and fly away (Always)
Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4 (Always)
Until the day that is the day that are no more
(Did you know that you’re loved by somebody?)
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left (Always)
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself (I’ll be loving you forever)
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through (Always)
Until the day that you are me and I am you (Always)
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky (Always)
Until the ocean covers every mountain high (Always)

[Bridge]
We all know sometimes life’s hates and troubles
Can make you wish you were born in another time and space
But you can bet you life times that and twice its double
That God knew exactly where he wanted you to be placed
So make sure when you say you’re in it but not of it
You’re not helping to make this earth a place sometimes called Hell
Change your words into truths and then change that truth into love
And maybe our children’s grandchildren
And their great-great grandchildren will tell
I’ll be loving you

[Refrain]
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky (Loving you)
Until the ocean covers every mountain high (Loving you)
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea (Loving you)
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream (Be loving you)
Until the day is night and night becomes the day (Loving you)
Until the trees and seas up, up and fly away (Loving you)
Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4 (Loving you)
Until the day that is the day that are no more (Loving you)
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left (Be loving you)
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself (Loving you)
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through (Loving you)
Until the day that you are me and I am you (Now isn’t that loving you)
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky (Isn’t that loving you)
Until the ocean covers every mountain high (And I’ve got to say always)
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea (Always)
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream-Um (Always)
Until the day is night and night becomes the day (Always)
Until the trees and seas just up and fly away (Always)
Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left (Always)
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through
Until the day that you are me and I am you
Until the rainbow burns the stars out in the sky
Until the ocean covers every mountain high
Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Until the day is night and night becomes the day
Until the trees and seas just up and fly away
Until the day that 8 times 8 times 8 is 4
Until the day that is the day that are no more
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through
Until the day that you are me and I am you

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Joanne [Where do you think you’re going? ]


 

Take my hand, stay Joanne
Heaven’s not
Ready for you
Every part
Of my aching heart
Needs you more
Than the angels do

Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?
Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?

If you could
I know that you’d stay
We both know
Things don’t work that way
I promised I
Wouldn’t say goodbye
So I grin
And my voice gets thin

Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?
Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?

Honestly, I know where you’re goin’
And baby, you’re just movin’ on
And I’ll still love you even if I can’t
See you anymore
Can’t wait to see you soar

Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?
Girl
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Where do you think you’re goin’?
Goin’, girl?

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MADx is coming…!


MADx is coming !
Beat the blahs with some BBB&Bs

Fri 23rd Feb 2018
@The Imperial Pub

Call for performers….

If you have a story to tell
-the weirder the better-
about you, the challenges you’ve faced, the choices you made, the mistakes , stuff you wouldn’t tell your mom, 
your fuck-ups, and your shit-bombs.

and about what you learned …
about life, the universe, and everything…
but mostly what you learned about
being you.

and how you’re learning to break free from the bullshit
of who or what others would have you be….

and you want to share it in public
– especially if it’s your first time-
as short story, stand-up, song – or even as stuff
not beginning with S or P.


Then pitch us!


And:
New!

MADx now has a house band so
if you’d like some accompaniment…
ask us about adding some BULLx to your….


MADx

It’s a bit mad and it has an x in it.
and this Feb it also has a lorra lorra Bs.

Website:                 www.MADx.ca
Facebookland:     MADx.TO
Twittverse:           @MADx_ca

 

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Workshop #2 Working With Voices: May 24 & 25th 2018


This two-day workshop follows from Workshop #1 Accepting Voices

If you support others with their voices and are looking for ways you can better understand and work with voices and other experiences that get called “psychosis”. 

You will also gain introduction to creative, reflective ways you can explore and make sense of your own experiences behind the mask with which you face the world.

Most participants report that though it is not what they at all expected,  they find participate in this workshop  they learned most about how to access and understand their own experiences – and how that enables them to better relate with those they support.

Key Topics included

  • Voices and Trauma
  • Feeling Safe-Enough
  • Brief Intro to approaches that can be used singly or together.
    • Voice Mapping
    • Voice Profiling
    • Maastricht Interview
    • Voice Dialogue
    • Non Violent Communication

Culminates in participating in and reflecting on a voice dialogue session.

 

Fuller description below:

 

 

 

 

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Accepting Voices @ UoT Fri 23rd Mar 2018


Accepting Voices @UofT 23Mar2018Unique,  innovative and insight-filled workshop led by Kevin Healey recipient of INTERVOICE’s International Award for Innovation, 2016.

We welcome workers, professionals,  students, professors, administrators, family members, friends, humans. We are all touched by experiences that get called psychosis , indeed, one-in-three of us will be experiencing at least one “symptom” of “psychosis right now, if its not the person to your left, or the person to your right, then  its you.

Modern life – including University life – is driving more of us to be overwhelmed and seek support.

How might we make sense of experience we categorize as mystifying illness and make taboo and yet which are remarkably common and often filled with meaning?

Register Now

Go straight to registration, do not pass go, do not collect $200.


Three Movies One Dialogue:    https://recoverynet.ca/2018/01/05/three-movies-one-dialogue/

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Hearing Voices Calendar – Feb to May 2018


Calendar summarizing Hearing Voices activities across Southern Ontario 
…and Calgary too!

For the period…   
Feb to Mar 2018.

 

 

 

 

Bigger Version below –
printer friendly  version here :
HV Calendar early 2018

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Voices don’t just come from human bodies…


Voices don’t just come from human bodies.

What voice says that voices can only come from a human body?
The universe has many voices.
Some do involve humans.


A cellist has a unique way of playing,

the sound, the phrasing, the energy, emotions conveyed,
this is it is termed their “voice” as a musician.
even the cello itself that they play is also said to have a voice.

And similar is true for may instrumentalists and their instruments.

A writer has a particular, unique, characteristic, ” voice”.

That voice comes from a pen, a keyboard…

Many people who are born deaf
and who have never heard a human voice
[not in the conventional sense of sound waves hitting their ear drum]
will  hear voices that no one else hears.

And, of course, often
they will have their experience dismissed,
by other humans.

Humans do like to do that kind of thing to other humans.

 

If you’re reading this,
then you might not “hear” me
-in teh limited sense fo variations of sound-pressure-waves made by a human voice hitting your ear drums then being converted mechanically-electro-chemically into meaning that you you both create and interpret…

but if you did get this far then you’ve been hearing
the words of a “voice”…

or if you prefer it…

the words of a “symptom” of “psychosis”

So what does that make you?

Voices hear voices too…
We might be hearing yours, right now.

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Some voices have all the fun…


Voices eh?
Most are a lot like humans you know or have known
and also a lot like you.
– some, maybe,
mirror the parts of you that you like
others, parts you don’t much like.

Some voices don’t make sound
Some voices don’t say a word
Some voices have their own unique language
Some voices dance
Some voices don’t
Some voices ain’t no fun.

Some voices piss us off
Some voices just are pissed
Some voices have all the luck
Some voices are lookin’ for foo-ools
Some voices get all the breaks
Some voices are a pain
Some voices do nothing but complain.

Some voices remind us of a person we know or knew
Some times we find that comforting
Some times we find that unbearably painful
Some voices speak a truth we can’t
Some voices speak the pain we hold inside.
Some voices speak to what you are not ready to hear.

Some voices help us figure out how to say what we need to say
Some voices transcend sound, words, hearing.
Some voices are profound
Some voices are but farts in the wind
Some voices are funny
Some are just noise
Some are just mostly, full of crap

Some voices have all the fun.

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If I hear a voice you don’t hear…


 

Howsoever, whensoever and whencesoever it emerges,
if it speaks, sings, mumbles, murmurs, mutters or utters,
words, barely words and even not-words,
then it might be something we could call
a “voice”…

It’s up to those who hear it to decide what they call it,
or its up  the voice, because sometimes
if you ask
they will tell what they like to be called
even then, if you hear it,
you
always get
to decide
what
you call it.

“Voice”
is just
a name
we might
use
to name
something
we can
experience.

And we  do experience the world in our uniquely personal way.
we do each experience the world in many, many ways
and, so
only we can choose.

“Thinking” is sometimes called the
“voice inside”
“my inner voice”
and we tend to regard what we call “thinking” as
“my” own voice.
hearing that voice has sometimes been called,
“basic” consciousness.
What if more voices is more consciousness?
Maybe more than we can handle
at this time
because we’ve yet to learn how…
What if we could learn?

At times, if it doesn’t feel like our own “thinking”,
if it doesn’t feel like “my” voice
and we like neither what it says,
nor how it says it,
then
we might call that a
“daemon” voice.

We, each of us, divide the universe in the same way:
me /not me
yet we each draw that line between
in a different place,
and sometimes we move it.

If we like hearing it [a voice] then some call that a “positive voice”

And if we don’t like it ,
then we’re told that is  “negative voice”
What if it’s the same voice?
Do you cleave humans
Positive human negative human
Zero human.
Whole human.

Who’s to say?
negative voice or negative hearer?

Somedays, I’m positive some days I’m negative
Most days I’m both and each a thousand times
and, if I move the line between then
“positive” -“negative”
is just a pair of words
that don’t really mean much at all.

“Negative” schmegative
What if we could learn to like it ?
What if we could learn to give space to what we don’t like?
What if we could find our power?
power tit el ourselves no matter what we’re ok.
and get to someplace that’s easier..

A voice I hear
is but a voice I hear
what I make of it
and what I do
is all mine,
all me.

What if we could learn how to support people in finding their power?
What if when someone trusts you enough, confides in you
and says to you they hear a voice [that you don’t hear]
Instead of reaching for your phone to call emergency services
you could instead say something like …

“Cool, I wonder what they say.”

If I hear a voice you don’t hear
then how come the default understanding
is that there is something wrong with me?
When it seems to me
you might have a problem with your ability to hear.

 

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