Love Is Not Tame

from by James Olin Oden

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One day it occurred to me that the most functional love is love that is met in strength, the love of lions. We so often think that our mates make us whole, but really in our wholeness are we able to truly love.


Why sing drinking songs if you're not gonna drink,
Why act wild when you prefer your cage,
You can love a lion, but she'll never be tame,
She wants no part of your gilded cage.

Come to the waters and lap them up.
There is no time to make your hands a cup.
The war is raging do you have the love?
Love is not tame, it will not give up.

Sing songs of the road, yet you lay in your house,
Dance like a warrior but you tremble inside,
Act like a lion, but you're really a mouse,
Acting, just acting, in your play house.


Don’t Worry about what you might become,
Don't think about where the road may lead,
What's done is done, now you're on your way,
No need to fear what you cannot see.



from Deeper Dance, released May 1, 2016
Caitlin Cary - Vocals
Donovan McCain - Mandolin
James Olin Oden - Classical Guitar, Vocals
Joey Arcuri - Standup Bass
Michael Rank - Vocals
Ruffin Daniel McCoy - Classical Guitar



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James Olin Oden Raleigh, North Carolina

It's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved.

Sláinte Mhór...James

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