Fast Train

by Krister Axel

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Fast Train (free) 03:41
Well, if I come for you would you come for me? And if I want you to would you stay? just 'cause you're leaving on a fast train just 'cause you're breaking all of my heart just 'cause you don't know how you belong here maybe I won't let you go yet maybe I won't let you go what if I tell the truth would you tell the truth? and if I asked you to would you stay? just 'cause you're leaving on a fast train just 'cause you're breaking all of my heart just 'cause you don't know how you belong here maybe I won't let you go yet maybe I won't let you go when I was sleeping, you were leaving when I was dreaming I was alone you're taking a fast train, going a long way you're such as long way from home maybe I won't let you go yet maybe I won't let you go
2.
Summer Drug (free) 03:32
Peace for the winter I pray for you that you find what you wanted to in that old yesterday you get no second chances babe you walk out in the pouring rain you get some kind of lost again I've been waiting for you to change your mind I'm learning how to turn back time I'll say good night but I don't mean mine You're a summer drug I guess that's good enough You're still blind from the summer flame love-drunk and whiskey-tame on that old yesterday you wake up and see the sky you got no good reasons why you're not just wasting time I've been waiting for you to change your mind...
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Rain On Me (free) 03:56
when I was old enough to dance when I was high enough to see anywhere the sky is dark it rains on me and I race just to fall just to be where you are all we are is all we are what we learn is what we teach anywhere the sky is dark it rains on me and I race just to fall just to be where you are I race if there's nothing in this world you put something in the dirt and rain on me it don't matter what you do it don't matter what you eat if you don't know the truth you won't be free don't wait don't wait don't wait don't wait for me I race if there is nothing in this world you put something in the dirt and rain on me
4.
My Rose 04:38
When I was 25 I tried to drink the sky all up I knew enough to know that I was getting older and change was going to come soon soon so soon now it's been so long since we both went off and started something I know enough to know that's where I want to go I was the runaway You were the runaway too I had my days to find I had my nights to find you the seats are taken but I feel there's room at the bar and I'm not tired unless you are you're my water in the desert you're my wings to fly above the sun my winter my summer my rose you started something I'm not coming down I'm not coming down yet oh my rose
5.
Little girl lost in a lonely dream with her coffee cup and her pale jeans baby can't see what's around the bend she's got those gray eyes laughing but we don't know what it means yet j'aurais tant aime t'aimer bien tu sais des la premiere nuit tu m'avais compris la fillete perdue glacee comme tout Mets-toi bien surtout c'est les yeux gris qui rient c'est les yeux gris qui rient comme si tu dormais comme si tu etais une fleure comme si tu avais d'ailleurs les ailes comme si tu dormais comme si tu etais une fleure comme si tu avais d'ailleurs les ailes brisees c'est les yeux c'est les yeux c'est les yeux gris qui rient c'est les yeux gris qui rient Little girl lost in a lonely dream with her coffee cup and her pale jeans baby can't see what's around the bend she's got those gray eyes laughing but we don't know what it means yet
6.
The War 02:20
We're not so safe here but I don't believe in fear I think we all will be revealed to know the truth about the war I thought you were gone I thought you were done for I thought you were gone I see it every day they just don't want you to stay it just gets worse and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse and worse I thought you were gone I thought you were done for I thought you were gone I'd be so grateful if they just sent you home I think we all will be revealed to know the truth about the war I thought you were gone I thought you were done for I thought you were gone I thought you were done for I thought you were gone I thought you were done for I thought you were gone
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The Hard Way 03:29
She took the hard way headed for the city on the sidewalk just trying to be brave she had never seen a live one burning with the taste of a brighter day as she walked through the rivers of her thoughts she was holding on to love she kept her eyes up walking like a soldier through the desert through the desert you'll never take me you'll never break me you'll never take my heart you'll never change me she took the hard way falling from the sky like she was holding on to yesterday but when the leaves change everything still remains the same you'll never take me you'll never break me you'll never take my heart we're on the same side you live a good life you'll never change my mind you'll never take my heart if it's already out asleep in the stars if you know what you want and you know who you are then they can't take your heart you'll never take me you'll never break me you'll never take my heart you'll never change me
8.
Be Good (free) 03:08
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Holy Ghost 04:57
When all my weight is gone and I'm projected here like a good idea on it's way to something real well, I'm a foolish child and I'm just thick with poems about some old mistakes that I just can't shake and it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here when you're here with me well it's a broken game because the rules don't work you can try to build a dream you might end up in the dirt all there's left to do is rise up again when you've got nothing to lose aside from everything and it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here when you're here with me it's all right it's all right when you're here when all my weight is gone and I'm a Holy Ghost with all those shades of grey and all those empty toes when you're breathing loud and I hear those wings I can taste that smile and I can feel those lips and it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here it's all right it's all right it's all right when you're here when you're here when you're here when you're here with me

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A really personal collection of acoustic songs inspired by Damien Rice.

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released September 5, 2008

Fast Train was recorded on an MCI JH24 and mixed on a Trident A-Range on 1/2 inch tape. Special thanks to Mike Terry, New Monkey Studios and Doug Masterson.

Krister Axel - piano, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, Nord Electro II, harmonium, vocals
Karen Teperberg - drums
Mark Corben - bass
Mike Freas - electric guitar
Naimee Coleman - vocals
Adam Marcello - percussion
Jen Leigh - electric guitar on The Hard Way

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Krister Axel Ashland, Oregon

Hi, my name is Krister Axel. I am a roots-rock veteran of the indie music scene, and I have a degree in Poetry. I am a published lyricist, composer, and songwriter. I started playing piano in White Plains, New York because our black upright piano fascinated me and my sisters hated their piano lessons. That was in the 80's and I have never stopped writing songs.
My music blog is called CHILLFILTR.
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