Makers of Our Name

by Meganne Stepka

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Makers of Our Name.
Makers of Our Name was written because of a songwriters prompt theme for Brent Kirby's 10x3 at Brothers Lounge in Cleveland, OH (2019). Words were submitted by the audience and members of the music community and then randomly selected with the intention that all 10 songwriters participating in that week's theme would write a song inspired by the words chosen.
The 4 words selected were: Makers, Memories, Neptune, and Tuesday. These words inspired a journey through time for me. I thought about how language transcends time...and the words we say today, for the days of the week for example, were chosen 1000's of years ago to honor the gods as were the names of the planets. The song is a lyrical frolic from a feeling deeply moved by this concept and my present-day participation in creating, making art & expressions crafted with words and language that have been used through countless generations.
The power of language resonates, conjures and connotes so much within each of us in our daily lives and we don't always realize it until we examine the etymology of common words in our daily vocabulary. We are always making memories and we define our experience through our language, whether we speak out loud or not, our inner dialogue is as powerful to our experience as any words we speak.
This all scratches the surface of what this song means to me, I hope you feel it too and go forward inspired to be a little more conscious of the power that lies within what you make, and that you feel the ancestors spirits and intentions in the words you choose to say; and what you make of your name.

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we’re makers of memories and makers of song
makers of mystery keeping us strong
makers of dreams into reality
maker of locks and makers of keys
sometimes we make more than we need

some will make walls
some will make chains
some still make love and some hide it away
You’re a maker of choices
some will make sense
some will make fun of you for making your difference

when the myth was written
the names were given
the stars they looked the same
to someone reminding us transcending time for us
when they became
the maker of our names
for the days of the week and the stars up above
they named all the planets to honor the gods in us
2000 years away
like someone reminding us

we’re makers of memories
makers of song
makers of metaphors
and your story shines on in the names you gave the days of the week
the planets above you named them for gods of water
gods of love gods of war
like someone reminding us
ancestors always in time with us
the makers of the names we make memories with today

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released May 7, 2021
Recorded, Mixed, Produced by Meganne Stepka

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Meganne Stepka Cleveland, Ohio

– a Seeker of Truth and a Keeper of the Spark.

Meganne Stepka is a multimedia artist with a long history of creating and producing art of all kinds.  Heavily grounded in music, Meganne performs as a solo artist and as a full band (Meg & the Magnetosphere), crafting avant garde folk music and psychedelic rock. ... more

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