Myth & Stars Part 1: Bridges of Myth

by Casey Stratton

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1.
04:03
Revolution So what happens now? I would suppose we simply wait And I wonder how Evolution will seal our fate? I heard that the plans have all been made Through the wires we’ll attempt escape In a sea of green we’ll evade them Here revolution brings a change It’s the dawn of our gilded age Always forward, never back This oppression cannot last Time will be on our side Wait for the perfect moment when The stars will all align The answer will ring clearly then One voice will give way to our common refrain And the sound will do all to explain They will know we’ve made the change then The world is on our side We can rise against these tides And open the door, just like before We’ll win the war
2.
Seven Sisters Betwixt and between amidst the stars and Here we must connect the dots Well gone dry from the drought Claw at the sides to get out Sky up above full of stars Your constellation shines afar In between the beginning and the end Seems to me a supernova again At the end of it all These seven sisters will fall At the sound of my call These seven sisters will fall No surprise that I melt I forgot about myself Left exposed I became Something for the wind to erode away One last dream comes to me One last night to gaze at the lights Cause even the stars in the sky have to die Even the stars in the sky have to die
3.
04:58
Hunter In a forest, with a raging wind You searched for your belief It was harder than you bargained for You thought you’d been deceived I remember when you first declared That you’d find what had been lost In the garden of a distant dream You’d move forward at any cost I heard you were hunting for her The Mother of this Earth Never ending your search You had to find her Over mountains to a shining sea The stars guided you home In the distance was a promised dream And your pilgrimage to walk alone You had to keep going on You had to find what was gone Had to hold on to hope You had to hold on
4.
A Little Ending I still remember the smell of the garden Wilting though September, no seasonal pardon Do you remember the myth that I carried? When we were together, you were my adversary Fear not for the roses They were never pretending They’ll surely return from a little ending A little ending With a little mending A little mending I knew Forever when she made the promise An infinite tether to a universe beyond this Make me a garden and make me a sea Build me a life here and make me believe
5.
05:12
Pegasus Bring the water up from the ground as I Hear the song, those muses sing along I can heal this, I can be a Pegasus Make a spring and move on from everything When the day comes that I must leave this place I will call for the wind and fly away You’ll know it’s time See it in my eyes So much will change I’ll turn the page And maybe I will get back my life So much that I can survive From the Earth I’ll rise, when the seasons change Spread my wings and ascend toward clearer skies When the moment comes that sound replaces light I will call to the clouds and make things right I feel that things can get better I know who I am And the song that I will have sung Will only be one of many that someday come I’ve begun to carry the sun So there I will run when rain will surely come
6.
Not the Same Place The years we were estranged I gradually changed And hurled the anger overboard A calm I couldn’t ignore But still I bathed in this pain I think I overpaid So here and now I somehow doubt I should be over this by now Here is comes again I am lost in this And I won’t come here again This is not the same place that I left Where did I leave my sight? When did mortality arrive? As time was turning I was still So if you won’t push me, I will For the time I’ll stay where I might Heal these wounds and gain back my sight I will not return again I will not die again
7.
The Human Chain In the back of a house of pain Temporarily insane I picked up the sharpest blade I’d take care of that pretty face In the throes of a jealous rage You broke another window Then went back into your cage Rage is a deadly sin, you know When the heart is involved No way to see straight As much as we’ve evolved It may be too late We’re all just one more link In the human chain One more soul to stain In the room where it all began She told a little lie Then another until she had Somebody else’s life When we learn how to manipulate When we learn how to wound We can turn on a current of hate And we turn it on too soon At the end of a bitter way He came to an old life And as hard as he tried He no longer loved his wife
8.
05:36
Echoes Make no mistake I used to know the way Take what I gave It’s yours to save Whisper the secret I couldn’t say I’m tired of the weight that it gives this place So far away Lost in the echoes I can’t remember, the picture fades No easy way to say what I said, so I’m paying the price for it Guess it cost me this No way to hide The truth that lies inside No one can save me it’s far too late I can’t hide forever from my mistakes Whisper the secret I couldn’t say I’m tired of the weight that it gives this place No one can save me it’s far too late I can’t hide forever from my mistakes And whisper the secret I couldn’t say I couldn’t say
9.
04:47
Days Go By You open your eyes There may be a different side you’re showing this time A marked page that ends this Save it for another time when we are both heading North Still as these days go by we travel back and forth And I don’t know what for Well there you go There lies the symptom that made me want to know If we could ever get home No real surprise there I am like an open book And you are like a chapter That I mistook for the whole story Days go by We’re flying across the skies as Days go by I don’t know why
10.
04:38
Ready or Not When it matters, you’d better show up I know just how to find you anyway When I shatter, when this blows up I’ll find it hard to hear just what you say Ready or not, here I come I’ll give you all I’ve got Twisted into knots And you must make some sense Out of all of this And bring your best defense to it I’m not a stranger, we’ve cleared a wide path And we lived inside the boundaries made of stone Loving danger, I smashed the safety glass If I can’t have what I want, I’d rather live alone Where do all these fragments come from? Unresolved, they do more harm Will there be more than what we’ve seen? Can we find it in between?
11.
05:09
Stories Remember this moment It won’t come again And keep it near Hold it close to your soul Don’t let it go I can’t guard it forever I can’t predict the weather The wind spins out a story Grab onto the pieces And fit them all where they belong One day I’ll tell the children How it came to pass This world inside the glass And maybe someone will be saved Maybe someone will be changed For these stories are the gifts that we will leave behind This is how they’ll know our lives When we capture a moment in time As time goes on, and memories fade I’ll know that I have saved what I could save And made what I could make One day when I fade away These stories will remain And maybe someone will be saved Maybe someone will be changed By these stories that remain forever These are the gifts we’ll leave behind This is how they’ll know our lives When we capture these moments in time Remember this moment It won’t come again And hold it close to your soul
12.
The Elysian Fields A mother lays in the dark and prays Will her love be enough to keep him safe What God would take a boy who’s barely grown yet? He must come back So much lies ahead A father sits as the sun goes down Will his hope be enough to bring her home What God would take a girl who’s barely twenty? Please bring her back So much lies ahead All that we want is a compromise The killing to end on both sides

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released September 21, 2010

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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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