DUA

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This album is a celebration of the Netjeru of Kemet, the myriad gods of ancient Egypt! Please note that this album is not complete: our goal is 16 songs. :)

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released May 1, 2012

Vocals and lyrics: Ekunyi Faol, Ty Barbary.
Guitars: Ekunyi Faol, Ty Barbary.
Drums: Ekunyi Faol, Jerynn Barbary.

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Catfolk Mc Kinney, Texas

Catfolk is Ty Barbary, Ekunyi Faol, and Jerynn Barbary. With heavy influences from SJ Tucker, Heather Alexander, Alexander James Adams, and other stunning pagan and filk artists, we create magical, spiritual, and/or terrifically geeky music together and alone. ... more

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Track Name: Dua Set
The fire had dimmed down within my soul
And the world felt heavy and dark
Though I fought against the troubles I bore
I could barely kindle a spark

So the embers stayed cold and time moved on
My life remained the same
And indeed I thought I was almost gone…
’til I heard Him call my name

Bringer of Lightning, light the way for me
Lead me to Your Hands and enfold me
Great of Strength, destroy and remold me
into desert sand

I’ll fly the winds of change at Your side
be one with the Lord of the Northern Sky
Hear Your laugh in the thunder of the storm we ride
’til once again I stand

I beheld my life through The Red Lord’s eyes
Felt the chaos of His might
Swung the blade that took the Nameless One’s life
So that Day might triumph o’er Night

And as the light of a red dawn shone
Across the vast, wild earth
I felt the wonder of the world below
singing praise for a new day’s birth.

Bringer of Lightning, light the way for me
Lead me to Your Hands and enfold me
Great of Strength, destroy and remold me
into desert sand

I’ll fly the winds of change at Your side
be one with the Lord of the Northern Sky
Hear Your laugh in the thunder of the storm we ride
’til once again I stand

Tear me apart
Challenge my soul
I must be broken
that I may yet be whole

Bringer of Lightning, light the way for me
Lead me to your Hands and enfold me
Great of Strength, destroy and remold me
into desert sand

I’ll fly the winds of change at Your side
be one with the Lord of the Northern Sky
Hear Your laugh in the thunder of the storm we ride
’til once again I stand

Dua, dua, dua Set!
Track Name: Dua Nut
I met You as the infinite
depths of starry night,
Yet at once, azure eternity
At the heart of a candle’s light.

Nut, Mother,
Consume the sun to bid it rise,
But when shadows blanket all the world
Be my guide, be my guide.

I ask You for protection
from the dreams that fear designs
And I ask for Your affection,
when loneliness abides.

Nut, Mother,
I hear Your voice at eventide
In the gentle whisper of the wind,
“Close your eyes, my child, close your eyes.”

O Lady of the endless
reaches of the sky
The lives which pass us slowly,
Are a blink of Your twinkling eye.

Nut, Mother
I shall not be afraid to die,
When I cross the veil and travel West,
To Your arms, my lady, I will fly.
Track Name: Bast Within
Know me as I am; I am Ageless
The Lady in the sun upon the dune
Know me and rely, that my ever brilliant eye
Keeps watch o’er all my Children do.

See me as I am; I am Mother
Wrapped in feline fur and shadowed skin
See me and take care, for I shall always be there:
Guarding those I claim as kin.

Feel me as I am; I am Fire
The passion of all love that’s ever been
Feel me as the song you’ve been singing all along
Never knowing you had Bast within.

You’ve Bast within, blessed cat-child
You are sacred, know your worth!
Find your strength within the darkest wilds,
Hunt your dreams across the earth.

You have known me in the bleakest night
Felt flame pulse through your heart
Fiery cat-child claw with all your might
And rip your bonds apart.

Take me as I am; I am Warrior
Though fangs I bear instead of sword or shield
Take me as the blade that your inner light has made
And the power of belief you’ll wield

Live me as I am; I am Wild
Unafraid to walk as cat as well as man
Live me and break free from the chains they’ve placed on thee
Stalk your heart back to the feral lands.

Sing me as I am; I am Goddess
The source of tales recited far and wide
Oh the stories they shall tell; but they’ll sing of you as well
The One who lived as Bast inside.

You’ve Bast within, blessed cat-child
You are sacred, know your worth!
Find your strength within the darkest wilds,
Hunt your dreams across the earth.

You have known me in the bleakest night
Felt flame pulse through your heart
Fiery cat-child claw with all your might
And rip your bonds apart.
Track Name: Walk Forth In Strength
"Walk forth in strength,"
My god commanded
“Each step you take
is yours alone."

"Walk forth in strength
Though empty handed
You are blade
That I have honed."

And so it was I began to see
The very sword that my Lord
Claimed in me

Was the flash within my eyes
And the power in my form
Behold I am become the Daughter of Storms

I am the Daughter of the Storm
I am the Child of the Rain
I have destroyed what was before
She lives on only in my name

I know the Maker of the Wind
Before Him all the Sky Shall Shake
Join with us and start again
If the past you forsake

I fear not change
I call Him Father
Whose winds have blown
Me far and wide

I fear not change
I am His daughter
My life is richer for the ride.

And so my path has changed its course
And blade embodied I shall break the source

Of the doubts that held me down in the life I knew before
Know me unbound: I am the Daughter of Storms

I am the Daughter of the Storm
I am the Child of the Rain
I have destroyed what was before
She lives on only in my name

I know the Maker of the Wind
Before Him all the Sky Shall Shake
Join with us and start again
If the past you forsake
Track Name: Dua Ma'ahes
He Who Stands True Before Her
rise up, O God, rise up
show us now Your shining face
rise up, O God, rise up

Ma’ahes
The Living Lion
Ma’ahes
The Son of the Goddess
Ma’ahes
He of the Oasis
Ma’ahes
He of the Great Power

lion-headed warrior, bringer of justice
rise up, O God, rise up
guard us against all evil things
rise up, O God, rise up

Ma’ahes
The Great Protector
Ma’ahes
Whose Arms Are Strong
Ma’ahes
He of Great Respect
Ma’ahes
He of the Loud Roar

“I enter against them,
my hands holding the knife,
in this my name of the Raging Lion.”

Ma’ahes
Lord of Slaughter
Ma’ahes
He of the Grim Face
Ma’ahes
He Who Devours Hearts
Ma’ahes
He Who Is Pleased By Blood

Long Arm of Sunset, Twilight Walker
rise up, O God, rise up
keep us in Your blazing eyes
rise up, O God, rise up

Ma’ahes
Lord of the Sunlight
Ma’ahes
with skin like magma
Ma’ahes
fire-bright through water
Ma’ahes
Beloved Brother

Ma’ahes
the orange in the sky
the hot breath of the wind
the burning desert sands
the gleam along the blade
Ma’ahes!
Track Name: Mother May I
Mother, may I come in
and join You in the skies
my feet are stained with dirt
from walking all these miles
and as much as I enjoy the grass
I like the feel of stardust, too
Mother, may I come in
and stay with You a while

Hethert-Nut, lady of the night sky

Mother, may I breathe here
in the vastness of Your arms
the sun’s tired out my eyes
and night’s coaxed them closed
and as much as I love the light
I like the soft, snug shadows, too
Mother, may I breathe here
and drift on solar winds

Hethert-Nut, lady of the night sky

Mother, may I borrow
some of Your boundless love
my heart is prone to aching
and it needs a tender touch
and as much as I want to care
I need someone to care for me, too
Mother, may I borrow
Your compassion and Your grace

Hethert-Nut, lady of the night sky

Mother, may I love You
without hesitation or doubt
all I want is to praise You,
to give You music and my joy
and as much as I am wary
of offering perfect trust
Mother, I want to love You
and dance within Your smile

Hethert-Nut, lady of the night sky
Track Name: Intoxicate
lady, o my lady,
cut into my skin with your
blood-stained nails and
hold me still by the nape:
pour your wine
down my open throat.

intoxicate me.
mull the anger in my breast
to a softer edge, and
take the flames down to a
gentler heat,
from ice-burned blue
of the swordwoman's eye to the red of
flesh bared to firelight and hot to the touch.

bloodlusty lady,
drip sedation past my lips
until it coats my core in
smooth layers of drowsy peace,
until the tension bleeds
from my muscles in
sun-orange mucus,
until my limbs are lax and still.

press into me
the warmth of your liquor
until it melts away the
stiffness of the hardened wax
that has frozen
in grimacing caper all my spirit pale.
some parts that seized up must move,
and some parts that flail must calm.

lady of intoxications,
i lay myself at your feet
and submit to your
hot, pungent
medicine.
Track Name: May It Become
In the vast empty night
I wander alone
Holding close to my soul
a world all my own
Out of time, out of space
New life I proclaim
with the power You inspire
I create in Your name

Khepera, may it become!
A new chance is rising
as You raise the sun
Khepera, so shall we pray
for strength to continue to bring light
with each day

Though this seeker is weary
and her burdens are great
Each new dawn brings Zep Tepi
and I guide my own fate
I choose life as I follow You
For all small things shall pass
As Your eyes hold infinity
I am free from fear at last

Khepera, may it become!
A new chance is rising
as You raise the sun
Khepera, so shall we pray
for strength to continue to bring light
with each day

The years pass by me swiftly flowing through the days
Create in me a spirit who sees and is amazed
By all the mysteries around me: the many in one,
The shimmer of a beetle's wing, and the grandeur of the sun

Khepera, may it become!
A new chance is rising
as You raise the sun
Khepera, so shall we pray
for strength to continue to bring light
with each day