Six Windows Opened EP

by Casey Stratton

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1.
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the trees Trying to kill me Trying to hang themselves with my destiny I will re-enter the world when I have the answer Withdrawn and alone, I wait You can dream me into a silver lining After the winds have gone away And I want nothing more than to lie inside your valley Warm and safe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
2.
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
3.
05:23
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
4.
04:34
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
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03:21
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
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07:16
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 Forevermore

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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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