Diversity​.​.​. Now

by Gypsy Butterfly

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A diverse style of folk-rock with soft passionate pop and a little jazzy flavor. Elements of Mae Moore, Juice Newton, Carly Simon, Carole King and even a touch of Madonna...

Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly) is a free spirited, inspirational soul, originally from Penticton, BC, Canada.

The singer/songwriter has developed a sound that rings true to the heart - bringing a message of light, love and healing.

Her album, Diversity... Now, is just that. The musical styles range from soft rock and easy listening, to modern folk, intertwined with flavors of pop and inspirational roots. She sings with an angelic voice direct from her passionate heart, to the ear of anyone who has seen pain, struggle and even tragedy. Her desire is to inspire true healing within and to help you discover your real passion in life - the 'real you' - and have the courage to go out and get it. Her motto is to "just be yourself".

Carly sings from experience. Personal growth has been a lifetime staple on Gypsy Butterfly's path. Her words will awaken your mind, challenge your thoughts and illuminate the dark corners within. Songs like My Child, Wind Whispers, and Open Your Soul will speak to your heart, while others like Mask and Mistake are lessons to learn. Her signature song, Friends Forever is an ongoing crowd favorite that will inspire, captivate and induce emotions that most of us keep dormant. Gypsy Butterfly's music will most certainly move you.

Her beauty is both outward and within, her voice is gentle but confident, and her message is love.

"We discovered the truth in us - we were set free to fly. Spread our wings as eagles and soar to the sky..." from the song Friends Forever.

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released March 1, 2004

Produced by Darryl Taylor, Trance Blackman & Carly Thomas.

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Track Name: Diversity
Diversity
by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly)

Don't want fantasy
Don't want make believe
Just want reality

My life in diversity

Don't wanna live a lie
Don't want life to pass me by
Just want reality

My life in diversity

Life is a mystery
Constant changing
All in a moment's time
Rearranging
All in a glance
In a moment's time
Not just by chance
But in a moment's time

There is a plan
There is a way

Trust in the process
And seize the day

Don't want fantasy
Don't want make believe
Just want reality

My life in diversity

Don't wanna live a lie
Don't want life to pass me by
Just want reality

My life in diversity
My life in diversity



©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)
Track Name: Mask
Mask
music by Trance Blackman; words by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly)

Time to look in your heart and see
Who you were meant to be
The plan, the purpose for you alone
What is the message you are to own

CHORUS
Take off your mask
Don't run and hide
Keep you you are inside
Taste the freedom of who you are
Give those around you
The gift of who you are

Once a child so full of fear
Wondering why am I here
By the world, yes you have grown
Lies and pain are all you've known

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Turn around, look ahead
Discover what is there instead

CHORUS

Just be yourself



©1999 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada); ©2002 Nothing So Right Music
Track Name: Real Me (feat. Trance Blackman)
Real Me
by Trance Blackman & Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly)

I was trying to find my own place
Wondering where I'd fit in
Playing your game didn't work for me
So I made my own rules to win

A small child with such big dreams
Lost in a world of fear
No one to come stand beside me
To show me that they believed

Now I believe

CHORUS
I was good enough just being me
Who I was and what was inside
Good enough just being me
And that's something just couldn't see
The real me
Oh, the real me

An angel came and touched my pain
Showing me someone cared
Leaving a life far behind me
That no one even seemed to share

Now I compare

CHORUS

INST. BREAK

BRIDGE
Good enough
Yes I was good enough

CHORUS

I'm good enough just being me
Who I am and what is inside
I'm good enough just being me
And it's something I want the world to see
Yeah, the real me
Yeah, the real me
Oh, the real me


©2003 Nothing So Right Music / Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)
Track Name: Take Me Away
Take me away with you
Take me away

You fill me with your passion
Breathe new life into my dreams
Make my spirit soar to heaven
All else fades away, so it seems...

Take me away with you
Take me away
Take me away with you
Take me away

Through your eyes I saw your soul
In a single moment, time it froze
No words spoken, yet in a glance
Your heart revealed, left me in a trance...

Take me away with you
Take me away

Instrumental Solo

Take me away with you
Take me away
Take me away with you
Take me away


©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada) / Soundsational Audio Prod.
Track Name: Wind Whispers
Wind Whispers
by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly) & Darryl Taylor

The warm wind whispering
Telling me you're there
Now that our lives have touched
The journey we will share

Come to me
I'll set your spirit free
Come to me
See the vision I see
Come to me and listen
To the wind's whispers

Love designed us a bridge
To draw us closer together
Life dances all around our souls
Entwining us forever

So come to me
We'll live out our dreams
Come to me
Fulfill our destiny
Come to me and listen
To the wind's whispers

Come to me
I'll set your spirit free
Come to me
See the vision I see
Come to me and listen
To the wind's whispers


©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada) / Soundsational Audio Prod. Inc.
Track Name: My Child
My Child
by Carly Thomas

My child don't you know
I'm watching you
I know your every move
It's not exactly what others see
But what's inside your heart

CHORUS
Run to me
Lay your burdens at my feet
Come to me
Taste my wine that is so sweet
And breathe in my Spirit
I'll set you free

My child I know what's been
Going through your mind
I hear your every thought
You can turn those thoughts to Mine
They're written in my word

CHORUS

My child don't turn away again
It's time to take a stand
Am I what you truly believe
I'm here with My open Hand

CHORUS



©1999 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)
Track Name: Open Your Soul
Open Your Soul
by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly)

The Spirit's eye sees
What we do not see
And in it's time
It brings what needs to be

The Spirit's eye knows
What we do not know
And in it's time
All begins to show

Open your soul
To the life it brings
You are chosen for this time

So listen very carefully
So listen very carefully

'Cause on this journey you must walk
The road given to you, just walk
The world needs to know

Open your soul

And listen very carefully
So listen very carefully


©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)
Track Name: Deciding Moment
Deciding Moment
by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly) & Trance Blackman

Looked around the corner
I saw you there
But you weren't really
I knew not where

You looked right through me
Like I was a ghost
And turned away from me
That's what hurt the most

CHORUS
Your deciding moment
Leads you now
To her darkness
Where you'll dwell
Your deciding moment
Leads you in her fire
Where she'll just leave you
In the ruin of your desire

Then she handed you
A glass of false champagne
You drank of her potion
Never to be the same

Then I watched her
Take you in her arms
And leave you trembling
Within all her charms

CHORUS

What you thought was real
Was just a life
So sorry...


©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada) / Nothing So Right Music
Track Name: Mistake [Soul Fire Mix]
Mistake
by Carly Thomas (Gypsy Butterfly)

It's just a mistake
A little mistake
But life will go on
And you won't break

It's an error in judgement
Based on what you thought
But knowledge it grows
From what you're taught

It's a mistake
A big mistake
But you will grow
From each one that you make

Forgive in your heart
It's the hidden key
To open new doors
With new life to see

CHORUS
So pick yourself up
And move ahead
There's life in your future
But your past is dead
Let yourself go
And move ahead
You'll learn from it all
Make new choices instead

It's just a mistake
Just a mistake
Discover the moment
Of each chance that you take

Restore and awaken
And find a new road
Giving you direction
Without a heavy load

It's just a mistake
Just a mistake
You gotta keep livin'
'Cause there's more that you'll make

Just keep movin'
Towards your dream
And follow your heart
Learn what your lesson means

CHORUS


©2002 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)
Track Name: Friends Forever
Friends Forever
words & music by Carly Thomas

God brought you all in my life
We will never be apart
Each and everyone of you
Live deep within my heart

CHORUS
And you're all a gift to me in my life
Yes you're all a gift to me
In my life...

We walked through the pain
Into healing - we came so far
We were all set free to be
Just who we are

CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO

BRIDGE
We discovered the truth in us
We were set free to fly
Spread our wings as eagles
And soar to the sky

As we go on life's journey
May we always together stand
Together as one in spirit
Friends Forever hand in hand

CHORUS (2x)

Friends forever, hand in hand
Friends forever, hand in hand



©1998 Song of Joy Publishing (Canada)