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Mother (Vinyl Version)

from Where You Belong by Marketa Irglova

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Last fall, we finally found time to prepare a vinyl release for the trilogy of long songs that got us through the Covid lockdown period and that started our little label Masterkey Sounds.
    It's been the dream since their creation to collect them together on a LP and we are so very happy it is finally ready to share with you.

    See a bit further below for all the song details - but here are the bullet points for all of us vinyl heads:
    - Gracefully mastered for vinyl by the legendary Scott Hull & skilfully cut by Garrett Robinson at Masterdisk
    - Beautifully manufactured by our incredibly talented friends at Vinyl De Paris.
    - Pressed on 180gr Ivory Opague Vinyl, with a 4 page insert with lyrics and art, and of course there are download cards included.
    - All safely tucked into a PVC outer sleeve with glue flap.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Where You Belong via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 



A mother goddess is a goddess who represents or is a personification of nature, motherhood, fertility, creation, destruction or who embodies the bounty of the Earth. When equated with the Earth or the natural world, such goddesses are sometimes referred to as Mother Earth or Earth Mother. In some religious traditions or movements, Heavenly Mother or Mother God is the wife or feminine counterpart of Heavenly Father or Father God. There are hymns to her that exist in many of our ancient languages, a few of which I used at the end of the song as invocations of her Spirit.


Mother you brought me here, gave me a body,
What you have done for me could have
nobody else done for me.
For 9 months you carried me within your own body,
Counting the days till having somebody to reap,
All the warmth of your love.

When I arrived you put me in the centre,
Orbited me like the Moon bound to the Earth,
Self-appointed to serve.
You gave me a name you knew I could carry,
Watching me grow you hoped I would marry for love,
Have a daughter of my own someday.

Being born under a full moon gave me a blessing,
Of family and home, two pillars of your core beliefs,
They made me who I am.
The fruit of thy womb, the blood of thy blood,
Filled with your strength, made of your love,
I was born with wings so I could fly,

But I was your world, I was your everything,
I know it broke your heart to see my wings unfurl,
Knowing you could no longer protect me,
Had to learn to just trust me,
Waiting to hear from me, to know I was ok.

Mother, you made every sacrifice,
I am sorry to realise that no one was keeping score.
Mother, oh mother, I shall lay the world at your feet.

Mother I come from a long line of believers,
Keepers of knowledge, guardians and healers,
I know it’s not been easy to survive,
Facing whole centuries of abuse and oppression,
Being denied all unbridled expression,
You withdrew and went deep beneath the ground.

There you’ve resided, silenced, downtrodden,
In the million years past you’ve been nearly forgotten,
All the same, there are those
who remember your name.
In the deepest of depths, all the way in the centre,
You gave rise to a realm very few may enter,
I ask your permission to pass.

The world is in a state of perpetual chaos,
People divided by forces who play us against
Each other in defense of a lie,
That says greed isn’t greed, just basic survival, and
Nothing is gained by quoting the Bible,
To most, the truth remains obscured.

I have come to collect you, and
Bring you back up with me,
I have felt you calling me every time
I closed my eyes, and
Wondered what future awaits us,
You whispered that you would rise,
To the Master of the World’s surprise,
He, who thought you buried alive.

Mother, oh mother,
We need you now more than ever before.

- Maa Durga ( Sanskrit )
Ayi Sumanah-Sumanah-Sumanah
Shrita-Rajanii Rajanii-Rajanii
Rajanii-Rajanii Kara-Vaktra-Vrte

- Hymn to Isis ( Egyptian )
Dwa Nthrw Nebet, Dwa Nthrw Nebet
Ta Nets Henut Wa´t, Ta Nets Henut Wa´t
Senj N Ist, Bagh N S Djet F
Senj N Ist, Henut Ament

- Hymn to IxChel ( Mayan )

- Hymn to Anahita ( Persian )
Ey Anahita,
Baa-Shad Ke tu az bung e
Be Faryad e ma Rasee.
Ba Zaban e Kherad, Ba Andishe,
Goftar va Kherdar e Neek.
Baa-Shad ke hame-ye
Don-ya Ra az Cheshm e
Maa-dar. Be bee nad.

- Hymn to Yemaya ( Yoruba )
Yemaya Assesu,
Assessu Yemaya,
Yemaya Olodo,
Olodo Yemaya,
Kai Kai Kai Yemaya Olodo
Kai Kai Kai Assesu Olodo


from Where You Belong, released March 27, 2024
Music and Lyrics by Markéta Irglová

Produced by Sturla Mio Thorisson
String Arrangements by Marja Gaynor
and Patrick Dexter

Performed by:
Markéta Irglová on piano and vocals
Charley Webb on guitar
Hattie Webb on harp
Charley and Hattie Webb, The Webb Sisters, on vocals
Marja Gaynor on violin and viola
Patrick Dexter on cello
Manuel Barreto on drums and percussion
Sturla Mio Thorisson on sound design


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Marketa Irglova Reykjavik, Iceland

Markéta received The Academy Award for best song, Falling Slowly, Irglová released her solo debut, Anar, in 2011, followed by Muna in 2014. Today she creates her music at Masterkey Studios, built by her husband, producer Sturla Mio Thorisson. Recent releases include a trilogy of singles titled Quintessence, Among the Living, and Mother. Full length album “Lila” will be out on August 19, 2022.
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