The story of a relationship. The sparks of new love. The journey taken with its twists and turns, pains and pleasures, separation and reunion. Musical interludes that evoke knowing smiles and wracking tears. This is the essence of Goddess, which is the co-creation of husband and wife musical team known as Lyra Project. Debra Lee and Rick Denzien are multi-instrumentalists whose voices compliment each other beautifully. At turns folky and charming, as well as bluesy and wailing, their shared talent needs to be offered from the ‘big stage’. As it is, they are well known on the East Coast and have taken it on the road in their electric car that they ‘fuel up’ at charging stations wherever they go. Their commitment to right livelihood work and the environment makes what they create all the more impactful.
Common Theme expresses the anger inherent in a relationship in which one party feels slighted. The singer wishes that her partner realize what he is about to lose.
Ordinary Girl offers an image of a woman who sees beyond the mundane and reminds the man in her life that she and the life they can live is extraordinary.
God Put a Smile Upon Your Face is a cover of a well known Coldplay song.
Goodbye Misery tosses out the pain of uncertainty, “So many voices inside, it’s hard to know what’s true.”
Good Kinda Crazy is by far the sweetest piece that begins with the image of sleeping in her lover’s shirt. “After each kiss, I push rewind. You make me feel the good kinda crazy.”
Could Have Left a Note asks for the heads up that something was amiss before walking out the door.
Find My Way invites parting the clouds and seeing one’s way through to clarity and the courage it takes to walk the relationship path.
Patiently Waits invites time to contemplate choices before making a regrettable one.
Love Slip By acknowledges full emotional range and begs retaining what can be salvaged. “A higher love is always near. Don’t let the love slip by.”
Please Don’t reminds the lovers that hearts and lives are fragile and need to be handled with care.
Only You is my favorite on the CD, in part because it is the theme song for my show It’s All About Relationships but also because it challenges both people to be true to what they choose to make of the union.
Goddess is a sultry and seductive piece that honors the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine.
The happy ending of the CD mirrors the love that these two share.