Olivia Newton-John Collection
Gaia - lyrics

Track list with Olivia's personal comments:

1.Trust yourself

This song was born out of my decision to write, record and co-produce for the first time, an album of songs about my personal feelings, in order to do so I had to let some other commitments go.

2. No matter what you do

This song came to me in the car on the way to the studio, it was during a time when I was having a lot of problems and I sent this song to all the negative forces in my life. December 93.

3. No other love

For the loves of my life, Matt and Chloe. Byron Bay Jan 94.

4. Pegasus

I saw Pegasus in a meditation so vividly that the next night I woke up with this song in my head!

5. Why me

I wrote this song the night after my surgery, as I was pondering the question "why me" as everyone does. My father died with dignity of cancer on the day I was diagnosed and he never complained for a moment, this is for him. Los Angeles August 1992.

6. Don't cut me down

I found this half finished in a drawer full of tapes I started it in the late 80's. It reflects my ongoing feelings for the old growth forests that are so threatened by man. L.A. 198.?

7. Gaia

Gaia is the spirit of Mother Earth. She is the giver of dreams and the nourisher of plants and young children. This song came to me at 3:00 AM on a cold winters morning in Byron Bay and I was compelled to write and finish it. I feel the spirit of Mother Earth spoke to me. August 1993.

8. Do you feel

To kindred spirits everywhere. LA Sept 93.

9. I never knew love

This song was born of joy, I asked for help and received it. Byron Bay August 1993.

10. Silent ruin

The first song that I have ever been asked to write was for a powerful and frightening documentary "The Last Whale", I feel this is the plight of all the planets creatures and I changed whale to wild for the album. Byron Bay Nov 93.

11. Not gonna give in to it

I wrote this after chemotherapy treatment. It speaks for itself. Los Angeles 1992.

12. The way of love

I find it painful that some people are so unaccepting of each others beliefs, in my experience they all have merit, Chloe and her school sang on this one. Byron Bay 1993.