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© 1982 Maya Bohnhoff

I heard the question that he posed.
Not meant for me—well, only God knows.
I felt the answer from inside.
I held it back and I lied.
No, I said, I cannot tell which is the smile and which the veil.
So many lines to read between—no way of knowing what it means.

I really should have kept apart.
I might have salvaged my heart.
But I stopped to listen to his words,
And in his voice I swear I heard
The roaring of the Sacred Fire—a sound that filled me with desire.
But one thing that this moth has learned: what can warm can also burn.

Oh, you are a fire in the night.
Oh, a warm flicker in the darkness.
Oh, I am a moth to your flame.
Come draw me to your heart.
Draw me to your heart.

I stood within the fire's light,
Longing to stay, prepared to take flight.
But now I've seen my Master's face.
I will not leave his warm embrace.
No fear is great enough when you stand face to face with love.
Another lesson has been learned: one can find warmth and not get burned.

Oh, my Lord, you are a fire in the night.
Bahá'u'lláh—a warm flicker in the darkness.
Oh, I am a moth to your flame.
Come draw me to your heart.....

credits

from Mobius Street, released August 12, 2008
Maya Bohnhoff - Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Michelle (vixy) Dockrey - Lead and Background Vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Acoustic Guitar
Victor Gonzalez - Bass

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Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff San Jose, California

Jeff and Maya have an identity crisis. Their music is sometimes uproariously funny parody (like their spot-on "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody "Midichlorian Rhapsody", or hauntingly beautiful, like "Road to Jerusalem" or "Manhattan Sleeps". One way or another, their music will create strong emotions. Jeff and Maya have been creating music together since 1979, and plan to continue for some time to come. ... more

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