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by Casey Stratton

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kmouse76 A beautiful album that gets better with each listen. I regret discovering CS so late but I look forward to purchasing more music in the future. I also bought the limited double cd of DIVIDE and can’t wait to get it. 😁 Favorite track: The Wasteland.
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Woke up in a panicked state I was so afraid that nothing would be What I wanted I took stock of everything Then realized that you were a liability To me I get so tired of unraveling Nothing ever working So I face what I was hiding all along Without you I think I could be Happier than with you maybe You would finally learn to stop avoiding Spent too long without a spine Always putting up with all your demons Covered in weakness But now I finally realize That I must be the one to close the door on us And get out This is the way This is the hardest part This is the hardest part of us Maybe I was wrong Maybe you were wrong, maybe But does it really matter? It’s too late to place blame We’ve ruined everything Maybe I was first Maybe you were first maybe But does it really matter What we’ve got is an ending We must face
Wild Soul 04:21
Early morning light had come Watched you turn as if to go With no way out, I gave up the ghost Memories that paint these walls This is where we made our home There’s no way out Go now As I heard your car back out I collapsed inside myself Now I can’t get out I am so lost Packed your things and I left word For you to come when I’m at work This is it For real this time I can’t cage your wild soul I can’t stop the tornado I can’t change what’s become me To get back nothing I can’t stop what’s coming I came home to an empty room So much of me was wrapped in you And I don’t know what to do People say it’s for the best But it feels as if I’ve failed this test Could I have done more? Here it is Here it is
In Silence 04:15
I crawl back inside this shell I can’t let you in I’m tapped out Transitions I cannot bear This is too much to take in Your kindness is foreign and strange to me In silence I lived far too long in the valley of sadness Alone and feeling nothing Will it be easy to need you? I am used to the darkness Can’t adjust to the light of day that you bring Nothing has worked out before Why should it work this time? Why? Here again I find myself afraid Never knowing what each day will bring
Hurry up, then wait I get caught in your haze Two years after the fact You landed right back here We never found our way But still I’m connected Thought I’d pushed you away But you here you are again This is the story you’ve made of me This is an hourglass running 11:59 I thought maybe for a minute You might want me back again But then I was reminded Of the way it what then I thought maybe for a minute I might want you back again You looked right into me Saw right through me How many times can I weep For what I’ve lost from you Barely able to sleep Surrounded by pain This is the story you’ve made of me This is an hourglass running 11:59 You know I don’t know the way To find where my love is I weave a twisted story Of what I feel, of what is real You know I adored you And in a way I guess I always will But we are far too fragile To reconcile, to end the denial
Sorry I... 05:23
Through the wind I hear myself break I can’t do this again I can’t open I can’t risk this I’ve been hurt too deep within the layers Feels like something between us has died I feel alone But I am too scared To let you in But you are already there Your face is etched in my mind But still I’m frozen inside Sorry I must wave goodbye I wish I could have more to say You deserve an answer But I am too numb To find the words I am too weak to stay with you I know it’s over I know it’s over
Summer 04:58
Summer days past Lying in the warm grass I was young then We were two like the wind Always rolling Never really touching down Not aware yet Things would complicate themselves Summer days here Now I see it clear I am older now I have learned how To close up To deny us Was in love once Now I bury us So please remind me Why I shouldn’t leave you It’s so hard to change When you remain the same Summer can wait I must deviate I can’t keep you next to me One too many times Stabbed by your knife Still my heart fights With my rational mind Summer days past We were young then We were happy then
Opaline 04:27
I was far too lost to discover Six of one but none of the other I slid myself toward the fire But I’d never burn I could see what happened before I could see them closing the door For years I let all the water Fill up my lungs I could hear the sound of your flood Cascading down toward my flood I slid myself into what would Be my revenge Underneath the memories of anger Lay your cloak and dagger You had a way of crashing Right in to me What happened was all your fault Why would you deny it? Opaline In the depths a figure was hiding All dressed in black and deciding If she would come to devour Our falsified life You never wanted to be What you claimed to forsee For yourself so I sat waiting What happened was all your fault Why would you deny it? Opaline You could have tried a little harder To fix this But somehow you made me believe That this was all we could be
Move very slowly Toward the exit sign Stay very calm No need to panic Follow the blue lights Help will arrive Stay very orderly And we will survive A world out of order Violence abounds No way back down We are too far gone Relief has become a myth Stay our of this No need to call your god We have ourselves to blame For all that’s become of us No one we can name Who started the fall Who started the fall? No one said it would be easy Take off that blindfold that you hide behind Nowhere to run to when the end arrives We will be left to justify our own lives Do you remember Not seeing colors Or disorders Before we learned to discriminate? Do you remember Living in the now Not wondering how The future would affect you? Dear god I don’t want to be here When the spark ignites the fire I want a place to take cover But there will be nowhere to hide Dear god Have you forgotten us? We try everything but love to find Our way out of this disaster That we call our lives
Coercion 04:05
Can you see How you’re hurting me? Fast asleep My subconscious weeps In the growl Of your hatred now Feel the sound Move around Deep within your evolution Coercion creates the diversion And I can’t believe your version of events We must find a peaceful solution Here tonight Are the northern lights Underneath Your space age feast Who can say If we’ll be OK? In you r growl Watch me now We divide No compromise A new addition To you fruition And I still say That there’s no way To turn it around To turn it around
You came to me Full of pain Your guard was down You felt ashamed Cried yourself to sleep To escape From that day From all the pain You turn away I don’t know what to say Something inside is frozen You move away I don’t know what to say Looked to the sky and prayed I’d never seen You so distraught Your eyes looked lost You felt alone I can’t understand What you’ve been through But I will try To get to you With the morning light You felt some hope You saw yourself As truly changed The shadow remains But you can cope I know your strength I feel your soul
Vines cover the home I once knew Water dripping down upon the Earth Outside a fire burns slowly Ravaging everything in its path And underworld where once stood trees The fire taking all it sees Blood runs still And no one cries Pitch black is the sky Here lies dust This is all This is all Leave with us This is all This is all in the wasteland Ashes cover the bodies War-torn and lost Ashes cover everything Nothing remains
We were lost inside a dream You floated across the crystal sea And delivered us from what we believed While angels sang a song for me There’s a waterfall of what I wished And seven prayers to handle this I couldn’t speak from the beauty there I didn’t dare We were lost inside a scene Where spirits called right out to me And I could see them easily For I was open to believe There’s a waterfall of what could be If I would heal the tragedies Of a life where nothing ever seems to be easy Open your soul up and look inside Sleeping the love that won’t be denied One world where we all fit together well It could be, but we make it hard for us A solace is coming On the summer winds No pain or disaster I promise love We were lost inside ourselves But we didn’t car to get back out There was a light that we rushed toward And a bright and shining silver cord There was no disease And no confusion We didn’t get caught in our delusions And I was happy to be there In the pure air Open your heart up and see inside Still full of love that won’t be denied


released November 1, 2005

Written, produced, recorded and mixed by Casey Stratton.


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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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