Paper Ships

by Casey Stratton

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Suissew I have someone like that. He was my light. Even then I understood... Favorite track: The Turning of the Seasons.
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03:02
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One place, one name One made the same way Two hands, two souls Two made of sand and stone We hunger for more life We follow the same night This night it bends us down It reflects silver sound It lets us surround Our selves with the dawn And it carries on Long after you’re gone Long after the sun Revolves back to one Four sails, four winds Four candles on paper ships Four flames that carry hope Your name on my lips and soul I echo your heartbeat I let go of my tragedy This night it bends us down It reflects silver sound It lets us surround Our selves with the dawn And it carries on Long after you’re gone Long after the sun Revolves back to one I echo your heartbeat I let go of my tragedy
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Lost in semantics Have I known you before? Transatlantic - but we’re close to the core Symbiotic - we can sense what we feel Not chaotic - I let go of the wheel Without doubt, without the rain I give myself the needed strength Without fear, without the pain I feel it change So I send it over the waves What was before, what will be made I know you hear the real me We both believe Without my violets My garden had patches of violence Through the ivy and ashes to quiet And the hum of connection inside it Never needed it more Without doubt, without the rain I give myself the needed strength Without fear, without the pain I feel it change So I send it over the waves What was before, what will be made I know you hear the real me We both believe I know this exact place I’ve seen your face before Without doubt, without the rain I give myself the needed strength Without fear, without the pain I feel it change So I send it over the waves What was before, what will be made I know you hear the real me We both believe
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05:02
Unknown landscape  I’ve grown, I see straight When spring came the violets Were mine again, it was quiet So I leave this place But my heart will always remain Floating down the river in silence, silence Flags blow on a light breeze I feel hope washing over me Painted sunsets turn to glorious light This city gives me so much life So I leave this place But my heart will always remain Floating down the river in silence, silence I need this place I’ll return again someday And float down the river in silence, silence I can feel my history Walking these streets for centuries I can believe in anything I can feel the history Moving these streets for centuries Magical peace, vespers received  So I leave this place But my heart will always remain Floating down the river in silence, silence Je t’aime encore, je t’aime toujours Tu me manques plus fort dans ce silence 
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How bright this is I am in sight of it Tell me which side you’re on And I won’t be long In orbit and circling The galaxy welcoming A comet will take us there Where before we wouldn’t dare Unraveling the cosmos We’re traveling so fast We’re shattering the speed of sound Igniting where we land Which satellite knew the song? Which love had endured as long? Eternal and infinite Through the stardust we swim Unraveling the cosmos We’re traveling so fast We’re shattering the speed of sound Igniting where we land Wonder which moon will be On the other side of this galaxy? Unraveling the cosmos We’re traveling so fast We’re shattering the speed of sound Igniting where we land One light, one word Folding outward One beam, one dream Holding steady
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04:38
I can hear your voice on the rain Far apart but the closeness remains Like a part of me, never claimed This space in my heart where you stay It is not always so easy to trust Built defenses up with opals and dust Now they fall each time you move me with words In your eyes I saw the whole of the Earth Forging many pathways Floating through a blue haze I'll stay right beside you We are sensate, we carry through In your dream, you said you loved me with song Even there I heard the words through the fog Can it be that this has cavernous depth? Is this me without a gigantic mess? Forging many pathways Floating through a blue haze I'll stay right beside you We are sensate, we carry through
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By the light of the morning I gaze upon the shore As the tide recedes with the daylight Silver, sparkling waves that restore It was dark enough to suffocate me I barely made it through Over years I pushed and I fought so hard Found my passion, its flame renewed Back then it was cold, it was desolate inside I would have sold my soul to keep you alive When I dream, sometimes I find you I can touch you once again And it brings great comfort to know that There’s a place where we still live When you left I thought I'd collapse from the great weight I had no will to survive Over time I found a way to move forward A path where future thrived It was cold, it was desolate inside I would have sold my soul to keep you alive You fade away into the twilight A haze of misty gauze I feel your presence this night I hear your Siren’s call Your world is brilliant color You float in currents of An energy of wonder Kinetic hives of love I know we’re from the same source I knew that all along But I feel so far from you The Sirens not enough It was desolate inside I would have sold my soul to keep you alive But I know that the seasons turn as they should And it was your time, even then I understood
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04:26
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05:38
I’m trying to live in the now not then Not to let fear win While it’s hard sometimes To be a cloud in the sky I can’t be afraid to try This is not make believe It’s not a silly thing It is the wind through the leaves That finds unfolded wings If I travel through time It all leads exactly to this peace of mind And I fully inhabit This space where I find I was there in this place all the time It insists, can’t resist Transmit from outside any scripture This is lived as pure life When I feel doubt’s pull I find the center And commit to what’s made my life better I let this welcome me It doesn’t have to be So hard all the time I can let things lie If I travel through time It all leads exactly to this peace of mind And I fully inhabit This space where I find I was there in this place all the time It insists, can’t resist A finger points at the moon Its light fills the room Feel the hands of the ages Turning these pages I cry for the here I cry for the past Never let any tears turn to glass If I travel through time It all leads exactly to this peace of mind And I fully inhabit This space where I find I was there in this place all the time It insists, can’t resist Open me, energy Follow me every day and night, my delight Turn me to wind tonight
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06:35
I coiled around a dream I didn’t have to hold back anything The flame of lotus centering, it calmed me So then I asked myself What I wanted from NOW and here on out The answer came in clearly from my tuning Won’t talk myself out of Connecting with sound No use in muting this I never knew the sunlight Certainly not this bright Life had clicked, but not like this So can I make the ocean Pull me forth in motion? Take this bliss and expand all this From the murky depths I emerged as red petals, open then I had acknowledged all that needed to be said I made my way through midnight Found a love for daylight Something came and took me away I never knew the sunlight Certainly not this bright Life had clicked, but not like this So can I make the ocean Pull me forth in motion? Take this bliss and expand all this Reborn  Reset Regained full strength  I never knew the sunlight Certainly not this bright Life had clicked, but not like this So can I make the ocean Pull me forth in motion? Take this bliss and expand all this
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05:57

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released September 24, 2015

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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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