That question is asked over and over in the song Alive by the pagan folk band Omnia. This is the song that got my attention when I first heard it, leading me to listen to many of their other songs.
The song Alive is very mysterious for it appears to honor Vana, the goddess of spring. I tried looking for the origin of this word and soon found myself immersed in Nordic mythology and gods and goddesses called the Vanir. After more searching I read some research where the word vana came from Sanskrit and means water. Other sources say it means forest.
I've searched high and low for the language that is used in parts of the song. It doesn't seem to be a language that Google recognizes. I read a comment on You-Tube describing it as “mouth music” consisting mostly of nonsense words. Mouth music is used by acapella groups to mimic musical instruments.
So really I have no idea what the words mean and am quite willing to accept that they may mean “dance for Vana” the goddess of spring.
As I said, the song Alive first introduced me to the group, but I have discovered many songs I like. At times I have to cringe because of the liberal use of the vulgar word f...k. Still, they celebrate being free and doing their own thing, dressing as they desire, and proudly wearing the label “weird.”
This is definitely a pagan band, therefore their music mainly attract pagans with similar ideas of protecting the earth.
Omnia is now appearing at the Minstrel Hall in Sage Hollow at the Crossroads. If you are so inclined you can get there by clicking on Omnia, a Pagan Band that Rocks.
I am a storyteller. I like to wrap inspirational messages inside little vignettes of my life or the lives of others. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have lived in an RV, and am now living in a senior apartment. Everything I've experienced in my 67 years in this incarnation is fair game to be written about.