Stars and Dust

by songs of water

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released June 9, 2015

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songs of water Greensboro, North Carolina

Songs of Water's distinct and evocative sound carries roots from the most ancient of cultures. This seven-piece ensemble delicately blends instrumentation from across the globe in a uniquely American context. Layers of orchestral strings and sparse vocals create a cinematic appeal to the otherwise raw and percussive expression of musical composition. ... more

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Track Name: 11 Miles
The skeletons grew skin
Dirt gave birth to eyes
The blind could see again
For the very first time

The colors coming back
To a pale midnight view
I forgot myself
I was caught staring at you

One foot upon the earth
One foot disappears
What I thought was just a moment
Became 500 years

& I could stay even longer
So long as you are here
You can draw the backdrop whatever
So long as you stay near

Never been lost in love
Never be lost in light - Seeing for the first time

The sky pours voices
Down across the plain
11 miles left to run
And I can taste the scent of rain
Track Name: Evergreen
Angel bones and heroines
We staged a fight that no one wins
We built a tower just to watch it crumble down

So we set the fields on fire just to watch them burn
Still we yearn to believe what the Night could never dream
Tell me now if its true – nothing is what it seems
Still we long to be…

Chromatic words that pierce through skin
Like bayonets pointed at our chins
We stood our ground refused to bow before the odds

So we set the fields on fire just to watch them burn
Still we yearn to believe what the Night could never dream
Tell me now if its true – nothing is what it seems
Still we long to be…
All we long for is all we are
Track Name: Golden Summer
I saw what you were hiding behind the tree
Peering out so shyly laughing at me
I heard what you whispered by the field
In company of mysteries revealed

I will bring the ocean here to you
Carry it in a bottle with a blanket spread for two
I will set the table and pour the tea
Together we will laugh at the notion of impossibility

Find your Golden Summer Relive it to one another

I know what you’re thinking it's absurd
But gravity surely winked at me when the doubters' heads were turned
Take my hand we’ll walk through the picture frame
Beyond the borders of a winter’s thought
Another silence melts away

Find your Golden Summer Relive it to one another

She likes to run she likes to run grow like a name

I made friends with sun with moon and stars
Their most splendid radiance only hints of who you are
Track Name: Stars And Dust
I remember when the forest floor
Became gilded stars beneath our feet
As we walked through them ancient hills
The earth disappeared into the gray

But I won’t wait I won’t wait for you to speak my name
I won’t wait the sky is turning again

I still hear the sound of that choir of voices
Coming through the trees like an old freight train
How I long for the ground to fall away again
As we take flight above the gray

But I won’t wait I won’t wait for you to speak my name
I won’t wait the sky is turning again

Evening has come I see shadows now swallow the day
I feel the earth beneath my feet and the stars seem so far away

Still I wait Still I wait for this empty room to breathe
Still I wait for the breath of God
Track Name: Reverie
Papa gonna wake us all up
Papa gonna fill our cup

Rivers and oceans mix into one
We collapse and decay into soil and suns of light
Don't look away look away Abba
Fold into the light

Papa gonna wake us all up
Papa gonna fill our cup
Track Name: Ashe
Morning, when sheer curtains reveal an infant light
Before the day breaks the clods with its flagpole in the soil
Let me reach my fingers out to touch your face
Before words, like bricks and mortar rebuild the structures of a day
Let my pure devotion redefine the tenets of a face

Statues with teeth and collars
Turn to angels with wreaths above their brow
When you, like thieves and robbers
Break through the systems of the now
Until the skin is peeled back
Untarnished, I am by the sun

Still these moments keep moving so fast
I could almost see them turn to ash

Peering out from the tent we pitched in the woods
Come dressed for the occasion
I caught fire like you told me I would

Still these moments keep moving so fast
I could almost see them turn to ash.
Track Name: Strangely Beautiful
Peace is more powerful than violence
Silence is weightier than words
My contribution to the common cause
Is a quiet resolve to say nothing at all

Just ask the birds you don’t need words to understand
How the fishes all do sing
You don’t need wings to vocalize

& The difference between you and I reminds me
We are all strangely beautiful

The soldiers on the ground they said it was complicated
The Quakers are singing loud turned in their resignation
Everything that has breath and all things between
Gather round in praise tear down the machine

Just ask the way everything resonates his name
Yea just ask the way everything still sings

& The difference between you and I reminds me
We are all strangely beautiful
Just like blood from the quill
Just like a patchwork quilt
We are all strangely beautiful
Track Name: Ghost
Standing in this window sill
Watching as the world goes by

Slowly as the rain comes down
I see it fall don’t hear a sound

Ghost

A million things I can’t express
This silence seems to suit me best

So many faces passing by
Not a single one I recognize