Cecilia St King

Cecilia St King

 Woodstock, New York, USA
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Cecilia St. King is a charismatic Peace Troubadour who performs original acoustic songs with a spiritual edge. She has translated her studies of The Ageless Wisdom Teachings into song. Her music is a blend of American Roots Music, merging rock, blues, folk, spirituals and just a hint of Jazz. See her solo or with a band, you are sure to be inspired and no doubt will leave wanting more

Biography

"The world needs to hear your music. Now, more than ever." - Pete Seeger

"I recently brought Cecilia St. King to Maine for two concerts and loved the way she engaged the audience with her exuberant performances. Her songs of peace are personal and universal, upbeat and touching at the same time. Her passionate commitment to being a Peace Troubadour and communicating her vision through music transcends borders. More people have to hear this amazing, engaging songwriter and performer." Arnold Greenberg - The Left Bank Café, Blue Hill, Maine

"As I listened to Cecilia sing her songs, I was inspired to hope for the future. I remember thinking if I listened to Cecilia sing those songs often enough, I could become a better person." Charlene Johnston - Democracy Fest

Endorsed by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and in partnership with The National Peace Academy Cecilia St. King on her National Peace Tour performs original acoustic/pop music with a spiritual edge. Shooting straight from the heart, she has translated her studies of The Ageless Wisdom Teachings into song.

She has brought shear joy to audiences in America, Europe, Japan and New Zealand.

Cecilia's songs are a powerful antidote to the turmoil in current times. She is genuinely a warm, nurturing spirit who easily connects with her audience to deliver inspirational lyrics, beautiful vocals and warm chord progressions.

She was recently awarded as an Ambassador for Peace through the Universal Peace Federation because of her work as a humanitarian.

As a Peace Troubadour, Cecilia sings songs with positive - spiritual messages.

If any artist is able to bring people together, it will be Ms. St. King, who coincidentally shares part of her last name with the famous Martin Luther King Jr. She reminds one of King's ideals when she sings the following words from her world anthem, "Peace On Earth."

How do you feel at night?
Do you wish for Peace?
Do you feel all right?
We're really not that different don't you think?
We all seek to find love.
We all need to have hope..."

Cecilia is no stranger to adversity. Six months after running from the fall of the World Trade Center, she was diagnosed with cancer in her throat. She spent time healing in a monastery in New Zealand and turned her tragedy into triumph by being a voice for Peace.

In addition to tours in Japan, New Zealand, Europe and across the U.S., Cecilia has performed at the United Nations – headlining the 2009 Culture of Peace Week; she was the keynote musician for the Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence and at the North East Regional Dept. of Peace Conference in RI. Recent concerts include The National Peace Academy, Binghamton University, the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, the Strawberry Festival in Beacon, NY with Pete Seeger, The Pre-Parliament of World Religions. She is featured annually at NYC’s September Concerts and the Vigil for International Peace in Central Park. Other performances over the past twenty years include Nashville’s Bluebird Café, 12th and Porter, 3rd and Lindsey, Boulder’s Rock N' Soul club, schools, festivals, churches, senior centers, coffee houses and regional house concerts. As well as reaching out to Spiritual communities Cecilia is continuing to enjoy a growing presence on the stage of world politics. She sang for Presidential hopeful candidate Dennis Kucinich and performed for Howard Dean's presidential campaign. She also opened a speech for Dean on the Eve of the Democratic National Convention that introduced Barack Obama.

St. King is thoughtful when asked what motivates her...

"When words are not enough, music goes deep into the soul and can transform a seemingly hopeless situation. We are from one family called humanity. Isn't that enough?"

Don't miss this up and coming star, she is one of those rare artists who shine because her sheer talent moves and delights audiences who enjoy meaningful lyrics and a harmonious sound.

Lyrics

Peace On Earth

Written By: Cecilia St. King - Joseph Camuglia ©2006

How do you feel at night?
Do you wish for peace?
Do you feel alright?

We're really not that different don't you think?
We all seek to find love
We all need to have hope.

So come my friend lets break a little bread
Tell me 'bout your life – what’s on your mind
He said, we can get a long – if we try
Heah, my heartbeats like yours – your heart beats like mine

Chorus:

Hello - to my friends in Israel
Hello - to my kin in Lebanon
I wish for you to know
PEACE
Deep down in your heart tonight

We’re under the same sky
Stars against black night
A full moon shining oh so high
It feels like every things alright
‘cuz somewhere in the world
your bathed in this light

Hello - to my friends in Iraq, Iran
Hello - to my kin in Pakistan

China, France, Russia, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan,

Peace on Earth to you
Peace on Earth to you

Columbia, Cambodia, Ireland, Vietnam, Brazil, South Africa
Bosnia, Mexico, New Zealand, England, Ghana, Algeria,
Africa, Thailand, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Canada, Australia,
Germany, Somalia, America, Cuba, Morocco, Venezuela
Turkey, Spain, Greece, Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia

Peace on Earth to you - Goodwill to
all this world of mine

Peace on Earth to you - Goodwill to
all this world of mine

Peace on Earth to YOU
Peace on Earth to YOU

Peace On Earth
Peace On Earth

Give Peace a Chance

Standing In The Fire

Written By: Cecilia St. King

Standing In The Fire
Cecilia St. King ©2005

Standing in the fire and I cannot be burned
winds whipping my head and I can not be turned
Tidal waves they rise and fall, the moment is profound
Standing in the center, it’s my self that I’ve found

Standing in the fire and I can not be burned
this tide inside quenches this yearning
Beyond the power of sword and fire,
the self is ever lasting
Never changing, ever knowing and the wheels keep on moving

(Gayatri Mantra)

Aum Bhur Bhuva Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

I've learned to take a step back - sit still and watch the flow
I breathe and feel and feel and breathe and then I let it go
Inside the dragon’s lair the hydra head is lurking
My shadow waits around the turn yet
I hear my soul note calling
Take me to the crucifix
I hear my soul note calling
Let me fall and fall so hard
into my soul notes calling

(Gayatri Mantra)

Aum Bhur Bhuva Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Faith In A Feeling

Written By: Gary Nicholson


I believe the Christians - I believe the Jews
Got no problem with the Muslims
I’ve got friends who are Hindus

Chorus:
I’ve got faith in a feeling - I’ve got faith in a feeling
Faith in a feeling - Every things going to be alright

I’ve been smiling with the flower - I’ve been whispering with the trees
I’ve been floating on the ocean - I’ve been breezing with the breeze

Chorus:
I’ve got faith in a feeling - I’ve got faith in a feeling
Faith in a feeling - Every things going to be alright

You know there ain’t no way to preach it, cuz there’s nothing you can say
The only way to reach it is just sit yourself still till you find your own way

When I am alone in my sweet final hour
And I’m one on one with the real Super Power
I’m gonna do my own dance right into the light
I’m gonna shake these chains and walk out on the fight

Any old denomination – Can fill me up with inspiration

Chorus:
I’ve got faith in a feeling - I’ve got faith in a feeling
Faith in a feeling - Every things going to be alright

Your Word is Magic

Written By: Cecilia St. King

Your Word Is Magic
Cecilia St. King ©2006

CHORUS:

Your word is magic - watch what you speak
It'll take you to heights or depths so deep with all that you think
These words that come from you - hold a power divine
Reach up on high - go inside - it's all in your mind

I'm no good - or I'm OK –
which are the words you're choosing to say
Each one will come to pass, in a moments notice
It's easier said than done, all you need is Love
Reach up - go in - Sing out

CHORUS:

Every thought that you have - every judgment that you hold
affects your life in ways untold
so hold hope in your heart keep love in your sight
Even in your silence this miracle exists

Oh the power you’ve got in your thoughts
Oh the magic you hold - in your words,
I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can I can
It's almost certain you won't – you’ve got to think high to rise
It's all in your state of mind.

CHORUS & TAG:

Find your purpose and share it with the world – 2x’s
Reach up on high - go inside – Let love unwind

Crazy Times

Written By: Cecilia St. King

Crazy Times
Cecilia St. King ©1994

I'm going through some crazy times think I'm ‘bout to lose my mind
Don't know where I'm going to - or what I'm running from
I don't know up from down - my head is really spinning round
Round and round and round they go these memories of you

I feel helpless and lonely and all by myself
I feel strong and wild and totally helpless
I want to laugh but I'm crying - I want to live but I'm dying
And I'm going through some crazy times

I don't know who I am - who is this woman –
My life is starting over and I don't know who I am
What a scary feeling my head is really reeling
Looking in the mirror who's staring back at me

I feel helpless and lonely and all by myself
I feel strong and wild and totally helpless
I want to laugh but I'm crying - I want to live but I'm dying
And I'm going through some crazy times

I feel helpless and lonely and all by myself
I feel strong and wild and totally helpless
I want to laugh but I'm crying - I want to live but I'm dying
And I'm going through some crazy times

I miss you but I won't - tell you that I want you back in my life
I must be dreaming it's so hard to believe that I've finally said goodbye

Discography

Come Dance With Me - CD
Listen Up Heart - CD
I Love You So - Live Earth Day Concert CD
Your Word Is Magic - CD

Not Going To Hate - CD Single
Lift My Voice - CD Single
Your Word is Magic - CD Single
Peace On Earth - CD Single
Standing In The Fire - CD Single
I Love You So - CD Single
Heading For The Waterfall - CD Single
Everything - CD Single

Set List

With the release of Cecilia's upcoming CD "Your Word is Magic," she is performing the songs from this CD. You can hear a selection of these songs here on this site.

As well as a feel good emotionally driving performance Cecilia also offers workshops in Practicing Peace. For Schools, Churches and Women's Prisons. And don't miss this outstanding talent on the home tour circuit. She will bring a warmth to your friends and family that will last long after she's back on the road.