Wait By the Water EP

by Casey Stratton



The second single EP from "The Calling of the Crows," this one features a piano/vocal version of "Tears That Know Your Name" as well as a brand new improvisation and 2 songs written in 1995 that were never recorded. The final track is a piano instrumental of the album track "Sacred Tattoo."


released June 29, 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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Track Name: Wait By the Water
Wait by the Water

Wait by the water
Don’t take the pathway home
It’s not much farther
Than you can bear to go
Tonight, an end in sight
So wait by the water
Don’t take the pathway home

You lost a father
I lost my favorite son
Rallied much longer
Than thought by anyone
I know you had to go
But I wanted longer
You were my chosen one

Here, just stay right here
Don’t hide your eyes
I want to see you understand me
I am by your side
Stay next to mine
Stay on the ride

I find you waiting
Here in a midnight dream
No longer aching
No longer distancing from me
Both of us free
So I hold you near me
If only in this dream
Track Name: Tears That Know Your Name - Piano/Vocal Version
Tears That Know Your Name

One day I will trust myself
This place I know too well
These tears that know your name
These fears of never being the same

I tried, God knows I did
I lied to myself about this
Those years are never coming back
These tears are all I will ever have

Just give me strength to move
I’ll do what I can to make it through
I’ll live without you here
When the dark clouds clear
There will be you

I see you everywhere
I turn but no one is ever there
These nights are the hardest part
These lights are never bright enough

I hope you understand
I know I did everything I could
But in the end time always wins
So I must not give in
Track Name: It Hits Too Close
It Hits Too Close

Blood stains keep the wish down
My demons have turned this smile to a frown
I see you with your artist's soul
Forget the thought of losing control

It hits too close
Gotta crawl up in a flower
Like she said to
But my heart charges by the hour
Keep your own feelings, I'll keep mine
I'm afraid of this setting free my insides

Hold me back from this one
Stop me, I'm holding the gun
That can wound my foolish notions
That maybe I won't feel these emotions

It hits too close
Gotta stop it at the door
Like she said to
But I think I want some more
Keep your own saviors, I'll keep dying
I'm afraid of this, I wasn't even trying
Track Name: Too Soon
Gone too soon
In the month of June
July was already filled with black
Now you're that

And all the time
It was hiding in plain sight
I never could have known
How soon you would go

Off you go
Off you go to the moon
Your brother too
I'll wave to you
Blow kisses to both of you

It was too soon
Way too soon
I'm angry at the moon
I'm angry with the moon
Taking you both too soon

You're far away
But your light remains
Track Name: Horses Are Waiting
Watching the stars now, I think of you
The moon says to see you in your place
You deserve more than what I could ever be
I fear night will take you away from me

You've given me so much already
Gotta tell you I feel kind of happy
In summer I know you'll have to go
And you will leave me all alone

But I trust you, I know you
It's clear that I love you
I need you, I feel you, I see you

Shine on, your light has warmed me
Climb on, you've taken the hurt in me
Ride on, your horses are waiting
Fly on, my demons are leaving

Rain has reminded me of yesterday
When I told me I'd never feel this way
You've smashed all my plans for the future
So tell me is it really not gonna shatter?