Six Windows Opened EP

by Casey Stratton

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This EP was recorded in my New York apartment in the West Village in October of 2002. Released now for the first time. I chose six tarot cards and wrote a song for each.

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released October 30, 2012

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Casey Stratton Grand Rapids

Formerly signed to Sony Classical, Casey Stratton has experienced the corporate side of music in full force. His 2004 album "Standing at the Edge" received high critical praise from the likes of Billboard, People and USA Today. His song "House of Jupiter" reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart. Now independent, Casey has released 28 albums and much, much more. ... more

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Track Name: The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man

Am I capsized when you see me through your eyes?
One flame screaming all through my insides
Am I hypnotized by your spanish fly?
Two girls going under the knife

I see a window opening before me
But I’d rather stay right here in your valley

Angel says, “Stay here in bed
And dream about the breeze.”
Mother I can’t sleep tonight
There’s monsters in the trees
Trying to kill me
Trying to hang themselves with my destiny

Am I mesmerized by the quiet of the night?
Doctors injecting calm into my insides
Am I prophecized through the walls of time?
Those girls screaming out for their lives

I see a window opening before me
But I’d rather stay right here in your valley

Angel says, “Stay here in bed
And dream about the breeze.”
Mother I can’t sleep tonight
There’s monsters in the trees
Trying to kill me
Trying to hang themselves with my destiny

I will re-enter the world when I have the answer
Withdrawn and alone, I wait
You can dream me into a silver lining
After the winds have gone away

And I want nothing more than to lie inside your valley
Warm and safe beneath the waves of your light
Give me a lifeboat so I can swim past your doors
And pull myself up off the floor
Track Name: The High Priestess
The High Priestess

She knows every corner of darkness and light
They are equally challenging me
There is a message inside both the shadow and light
For me to find

Memory is the third way to claim your power
You can judge me now
But still the window is closed
And I am unknown

Through this mysterious time
I hear my name whispered on the wind
The whispers are surely here
Maybe she is the one
Who created them

Step through the window
Become a light in the darkness, spinning
Off into forests you’ll find
A gift to the right
From the priestess high

And I don’t think you can understand my pain
No one can hear me through the rain
So step away from these flames
I can tell you your name
When I come back again

There is no one to blame
For the loss of my faith
And fear of imagining
Storms can keep me chained
But I am sure one day I’ll escape

There is a garden outside
My window in light
While the rain brings it to life
Growth can come the floods
Of wisdom and love
And the goddess comes

I know you well
I know your angels

I won’t say where she’s gone
I forget what she told me
Don’t look back
Don’t look back
Track Name: The Star
The Star

Walking under the night sky
To believe again
You can’t see me out here in the darkness
I will find inside a secret revealed to me
Within a lonely star
My true self unfolds

You cradle me inside a flower
Star shining on me to free all that is hurting me

All that came before can wash away now
I possess the key to feel love
If you can believe in me, I will show you
We can sail these seas in peace

You cradle me inside a flower
Star shining on me to free all that is hurting me

Walking under the night sky
The stars are here tonight
Walking under the night sky
Track Name: The Chariot
The Chariot

You will never come back
You will never haunt me again
I am relinquishing the past
I will begin again

Years I wasted feeling down
Now is the time to move on
And you can’t hurt me anymore
I hear the horses coming closer

Now is the time to begin again
Sunlight filtering through my window
I have courage to believe again
My chariot gliding away

My vision is clear now
I am responsible for myself
And I am letting go of us
Horses riding on

Now is the time to begin again
Sunlight filtering through my window
I have courage to believe again
My chariot gliding away
Track Name: The Tower
The Tower

The sacrifice was made willingly
I had to give up before I could gain anything
The tower I’ve built is burning
Structure outgrown and lonely
I became a different person
I set fire to myself

I never expected to change
I never expected to leave this behind

Screams and sirens heard all around
My tower comes crashing down
Track Name: The Empress
The Empress

The beauty of her Earth will soon be revealed
I can claim my heart, and how I feel
Wind comes through the trees to lift me up
Empress, please come to me now

Send your voice out on the wind
It will carry me home again
I know all the world
I can move with the flow
So welcome me here
Nothing to fear
We are eternally dancing
With nothing to lose
I am with you
We will imagine ourselves
Into the blue

This is the next chapter of my life
Manifesting love, joy and light

Send your voice out on the wind
It will carry me home again
I know all the world
I can move with the flow
So welcome me here
Nothing to fear
We are eternally dancing
With nothing to lose
I am with you
We will imagine ourselves
Into the blue

Beneath the rippling waves
Beneath the passing days
There is a peace I’ve never known
Without a sense of pain
Without a day of rain
I can discover all her power
I never heard her song
I never saw her beauty
I feel a new and brilliant sky
I will not fall again
I will not be the same
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