Myth & Stars Part 2: Rivers of Stars

by Casey Stratton

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Landing 05:33
Landing Wait for the landing Wait for the ending Wait for the sky to open up Wait for that which cannot be named If that’s what you want then I won’t intervene But you were the best thing that I’ve ever seen I went to the back door and you went to the front We went different places, the direction of us Only the same thing again I know it must be here Where the lilies bend for the last time in your hands Somewhere in the mind is a place Lost in a fortress of memories erased I wasn’t the same on that you thought I was A god and a goddess, they made us for fun Only the same thing again I know it must be here Where the lilies bend for the last time in your hands Somebody had to send the signal out, the one that you were looking for Take me back Back into where I can spin along the river of changes On it you will be floating This isn’t my mistake to make anymore So everything is clear out my window If this is a game, this is the one That we will play until we are done It’s the only way to stop this now If you will back up, I might be there You can call me back but I may not answer And if you are the same one I wanted then I can’t seem to find you in the land of pretend
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Meteors 05:40
Meteors It was all that we could do to see it The mountains rose and I know it all had changed I’d never seen the light like this On that day when we were coming forth We were chasing all that we had been promised And the meteors came to cry my soul to sleep I knew it wouldn’t be easy But I kept the longing near It was all in front of me In the darkness I offered you safety And you were almost free But I never left all of me I remembered all the things we’d longed for When the rituals and we thought we had done everything right And when the angels wings unfurled We saw a familiar sight We weren’t everything we could have been on that day But we pushed toward a better way to go We never wanted the end you know But we circled it just the same And I never could make it end And I know that I had suffered again Oh and so you never opened up It was a world that I would never know Still it’s more than we can possibly say It is more than I can hear in these days And the hero cannot be saved Just by leaving all the truth of this place
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Hyades 04:32
Hyades Give me some way to move forward Change me beyond my grief Raining these tears for nothing Caught in a downpour of faded dreams Fall over me Storms over seas Fixed in the heavens and crying Sisters of the Pleiades Give me your rain and your story Comfort for the frail and weak I can’t make out the shape of my sadness The lightning has flattened the skyline I can’t hear what became of the Spring I still feel everything is too close You will fall You will fall
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Ashes to Ashes Lovers and the vows that they make Living in the eye of the snake Stumble into fountains of youth Certain when they don’t have any proof Fallen angels lie behind every smile Blowing kisses down the Miracle Mile Ashes to ashes Cradle to the coffin Love gained and love lost Fortune at what cost Needles in the arms of the lost Deals made on the mirrors of dust Welcome to the belly of the beast The Earth shakes while the moguls feast Hissing cobras never dropping their guard Blowing kisses down Sunset Boulevard Move ahead don’t look back All of those little people that Sold their souls to make your cash They might be hunting you Go ahead stake your claim Go ahead make your name All is fair when you can gain power and possessions
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Shadowland 04:33
Shadowland Thought I was made of stone Made me veer from the road All I wanted was a change All I knew were things staying the same Thought I had made the right choice Thought I could avoid All I wanted was a change All I knew were things staying the same Summer will fade into a barren land Will anything change or will I be planted? Maybe to bloom in the Spring Maybe to conquer everything We live in a shadowland
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I Began Where We Ended When I was underneath the ice you took my hand You pulled me up and I, I fell back in again And I was so afraid I wasn’t keeping track I never understood where my desire was at I began where you ended I could not remember when We made sense No sense in fighting the bitter end I will not go back again I couldn’t understand why time was running out I wouldn’t try again, I knew too much about What would happen if I did it wrong again So I ended it and moved to where I am I began where we ended I could not remember when We made sense No sense in fighting the bitter end I would not go back again Sunny days gave a false sense of hope I was still entangled here where you were Something in between what I needed Oh it wasn’t the same I began where we ended There was no excusing us No making sense of the grave Where you knew we’d end
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The Truth 05:37
The Truth Enter into this place Where I live in constant doubt And the sky won’t spell out an answer So I leave the questions out Don’t begin to name All the ways we’ve failed Life brings these things from time to time But you have to weather them out I can’t understand where the better times went They had kept me coming back Now there is no way to see it Any way other than the way it is The truth will always win The truth will always win And the light comes into your room Like a sorcerer’s spell And you feel your heart begin to fall So you cast the light out It was all I could do to hold on It was all I could do to save face And it was all I believed in and much more It was all I was feeling I became so much less than when I started out I became someone else I couldn’t stand And you became what you feared that you’d become So we stayed in a land of doubt
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Override 05:38
Override I heard there was an explosion There were no survivors On your little island A line we couldn’t cross And I knew how to avoid you At least while you needed space I was under the impression that you cared about these things Aphrodite, she knew what was up then She could turn a corner and everyone would see And Zeus was a guy that everyone loved He could playa song that would make you dream And it isn’t a good time for stories We are playing into a comedy of errors And I know that you would rather be flying But I must insist on an override When you took the role of your lifetime You were sure that you could hit every mark and line And you were a game that I was playing Not very well, in fact, I was losing all the time If you’ll kindly leave me here I may not be wiser There existed a sound that I used to call you And you would answer me I will meet you back in your garden In the Spring It wasn’t a game In the back of a mountain It was Spring when you could answer me
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Neverland 05:37
Neverland Golden days spent down by the lake All we had was time Didn’t see how we were being changed We just lived our lives Then one day I waved goodbye The June sun was shining And as the car took me further from you I felt the emptiness inside Our long goodbye I will never let you go You became my definition And all these years have passed quickly by And I meet you on a rainy Friday night It feels the same after all this time Like I never left you behind All of us bound by what we’ve known We can always come home again We lived in a dream We lived in a dream We loved in a dream In Neverland Down by the lake Memories were made We were made In Neverland
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Wish For Peace Hold the light in Don’t let them steal it Don’t lose compassion Cold and grey evening Our world gone to pieces It’s our chance to heal it When you wish, wish for peace When you live, live loud and free Hold your hope close We can’t lose the feeling That change won’t be fleeting When you wish, wish for peace When you live, live loud and free When you pray, pray for peace When you give, give gladly Wish for peace
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Break Down the Wall Night sky, you command all the stars while I’m in charge of the sea The currents embrace me I was never as good as you were at flying So I’ll stay in place I’m at home on the waves Stories I told while you listened Muses sang along I was lost in their song And maybe we will We will not be destroyed Make some sense of the noise And return to a place Where our hope is safe Where we have a choice I will lift my voice up and we will fall I will give this my all I will break down the wall I will come when you call I will break down the wall Justice will finally be done And all will be restored We’ll find something more And the stars will gather into their shapes Wanting for nothing we will drink from the well We will wisely tell of all that we’ve seen We’ll send our song and we will fall And I will understand All that I couldn’t then And I will fall

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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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