"I'm a Little Bee" Album Photography by Lauren Mitchell (Photo taken at the Melbourne Zoo) Thank you, Lauren for letting me use your gorgeous photo as album art!
Patrons here already have access to an mp3 of "I'm a Little Bee" but you can also listen to a streaming version of it on Soundcloud (linked above). Also, every patron who pledged their support during June or before received download codes to my first year of Patreon at bandcamp.com. Patrons have access to this music anyway by scrolling back to earlier posts, but uploading it at band camp gives you your choice of download format and also split up the two 2015 concerts into individual tracks for better digestion. (lol!) This album is also available for purchase at the aforementioned link for the general public.
"I'm a Little Bee" is a short jazzy little song based on a dream I had once that there was this matrix-y honeycomb made of light with each little hexagon in the honeycomb being a consciousness that mingled freely as it desired with the other consciousnesses.
And being alive was a bit like going in search of nectar to bring it back to the hive mind.
This was recorded in Logic Pro X at my home studio.
I’m a Little Bee
Copyright 2017 by Mary Crowell
I’m a little bee in a honeycomb of light,
A honeycomb of light, my dance is such a sight.
A honeycomb’s the place for a little bee like me
Little bee like me. It’s just the place to be.
Buzza buzza buzza buzza buzza buzz buzz. [X2]
We bees communicate with a buzzy little dance,
Insightful little dance, no meaning left to chance.
We bees don’t have a queen in this bee analogy,
Bee analogy, but it seems to work for me.
The other bees can smell all the things I want to tell,
And we fan each other well when it gets hot.
Our glowing little hive’s feeling full of light—alive!
How we buzz and dance and thrive on honeyhoneyhoney we have got.
I might become a bee, when I die or go to sleep,
Die or go to sleep, in nectar I go deep.
I go into the worldly world and see what I can see,
See what I can see, And fly back to the tree.
[Reprise First Verse and buzz your way out of the song.]