Sky Meet Sea

by Krister Axel

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1.
03:01
I was the revolution you were the liberation that falls from a pregnant sky set loose on a Friday night I know what you do to me you give love in these little pieces saving for a rainy day I think you should give it away Sweet thing, sweet thing all you get is nothing sweet thing, sweet thing all you get is nothing when you put nothing in she’s high on the running away here tonight and gone the next day sweet like a candy girl lasts as long as a dirty word soft like a butterfly hot like a brushfire don’t make me fall in love if you don’t want to be the one Sweet thing, sweet thing all you get is nothing Yeah, yeah and you’re feeling so much better you’re feeling so much better Yeah, yeah and you’re feeling so much better you’re feeling so much better Sweet thing, sweet thing all you get is nothing sweet thing, sweet thing all you get is nothing when you put nothing in
2.
(free) 03:32
Would you shame your past to believe in the future of a warm fireside? can you feel your heart trying to guide you like a faded light here comes the fire here comes desire before the rain before the rain comes down do you believe in me do you want something better than to lose your fight? something about your eyes and the force of your laughter you cried all night here comes the fire here comes desire before the rain before the rain comes down before the rain before the rain comes down before the rain before the rain comes down
3.
03:42
All tied up, nowhere left to go but down you turn your world around burning down the house when everything goes south you change your state find a place to go away and try to love again choice is not a sin when someone lets you in I know you’re hurt I know you’re hurt we take what’s good and we take what’s right we break our toys and don’t think twice we hold our breath and don’t know why but it’s over, it’s over has it been so long since the day we were born because I feel so much is all but gone so I hold my head I don’t look back but it’s over, it’s over it’s over now, it’s over now All tied up and something in my head won’t budge I’m changing all my ways I’m counting up the days the ones we didn’t hate it’s over now and so we say again - you’re out and someone else is in we don’t know where they’ve been but choice is not a sin we take what’s good and we take what’s right we break our toys and don’t think twice we hold our breath and don’t know why but it’s over, it’s over has it been so long since the day we were born because I feel so much is all but gone so I hold my head I don’t look back and it’s over, it’s over it’s over now, it’s over now it’s over now, it’s over now
4.
04:50
When I walked through the door with the wine in my hands and a smile on my face like a child the weekend would fade but then something would change and we’d be here together again I waited up I shined the light I found the truth and I made it right there’s a place I believe where the sky meets the sea where we both can be free to hold on and this place I can see where we both need to be is where the sky meets the sea and holds on so baby hold on to me where the sky meets the sea this show must go on because there’s nothing so strong as the force of a billion desires we lose everyone to the bass and the drums and the voices that just feed the fire I waited up I shined the light I found the truth and I made it right there’s a place I believe where the sky meets the sea where we both can be free to hold on and this place I can see where we both need to be is where the sky meets the sea and holds on so baby hold on to me where the sky meets the sea when I walk through the door with a hand in my hand and a kiss from the girl that I love we never look back at the broken down tracks and the troubles that we overcome there’s a place I believe where the sky meets the sea where we both can be free to hold on so baby hold on hold on hold on hold on to me where the sky meets the sea
5.
(free) 03:25
You don’t want to be alone in a storm with me you don’t want to be lost at sea with me you might love me you might care you might need me somewhere you don’t want to be chasing stars with me you don’t want to be hiding your heart from me you might love me you might care you might need me somewhere somewhere, somewhere you might need me somewhere
6.
(free) 03:17
All for you The long expensive road to nothing new These unappreciated lines for you Falling on this tough love crowd, it’s true I did it all for you Open arms There’s nothing better than those ample charms Somewhere waiting for the world to start Somehow afflicted by a broken heart Looking for those open arms When I was a prince of the world All I had was a long list of words All I saw I could touch with my hands All I needed was All I needed was a chance Those days are gone I think I see your yesterdays moved on They left behind that dirty smile you’ve got Younger than your timeless ways Your yesterdays I know all your tricks I hate the way your heart can hurt like this I hate the way my plan can miss like this But there’s no changing what my future is I know all your tricks When I was ahead of it all And I could see what was coming along Everybody knew the way to get home, but me All I needed was All I needed was a dream
7.
I found my legs while running circles in the temple of the flesh turning corners in heavy traffic while the cruise control is set smiling faces and hiding places a happy hour somewhere I remember falling backwards and losing all my hair I remember, I remember I see pictures twenty years from now the weight of it on our skin 50 percent love and hatred the rest falling in between live and let live, give and get gifts and keep something for yourself I've been down some but I always made it up to you and all my friends I remember, I remember bringing my girl coffee in bed crashing my car and breaking my leg being so blind but still getting through the forest to you through the forest to you through the forest through the forest such a morning like I've never seen if only because I saw it rise from the ashes of Las Vegas like paint reaching for the sky live and let live, give and get gifts invite me back this time you're so restless: a caged up tigress with earthquakes on your mind I remember, I remember bringing my girl coffee in bed crashing my car and breaking my leg being so blind but still getting through being so blind but still getting through bringing my girl coffee in bed crashing my car and breaking my leg being so blind but still getting through the forest to you through the forest to you through the forest through the forest
8.
(free) 03:45
I get thirsty for your wine and you get sweeter all the time I’ve been through so many tears you’re the one that keeps me here I want to fly across the world with you I want to be the one you’re running to I want to keep holding on to you I’ll be the one, I’ll be the one I’m in love with the way you feel I’m in love with the way you feel I stayed up to watch you sleep and watch the night shine on the treet I’ve been through so many tears you’re the one that keeps me here I want to fly across the world with you I want to be the one you’re running to I want to keep holding on to you I’ll be the one, I’ll be the one I’m in love with the way you feel I’m in love with the way you feel I’m in love with the way you say my name I know nothing is going to change I’ll always love you I’ll always love you I’ll always love you I’ll always love you
9.
You were always out of town I was always on the way I could barely see the light but you could blind me just the same no one ever knew the truth but you were always on my mind all I saw was you I was waiting for a sign we were lovers then we were lovers all the time you could never stay too long because you always had to work so I did the best i could and you showed me what it's worth I never rushed a thing I was careful just like you you took my only heart and kept me for your fool we were lovers then even if you made the rules I could find your heart in the pitch black dark when the colors run and the night has just begun I will never stray I won't lose my way as long as I have you as long as I have you now we're here with all our friends now the night will never end now we stare across the sea now your love is here with me now we'll never be apart now I know just who you are you're the one I'd hoped to find I was searching all the time so let's celebrate let's celebrate tonight oh, celebrate tonight oh, celebrate tonight
10.
Once upon a dreamer, once upon a dream I try to be forgiven for all the things I’ve seen time is just like water flowing to the sea never to return but always a part of me we all have our prisoners and we all have our chains we all want to be here, we all want to be saved waiting for the sunshine waiting for the rain waiting for the blue sky waiting for the gray Let this be the day, we put our past away let us try to change the wars that we have made let this be the day we throw our guns away help me with my fortune, help me lift my heart help me change the patterns of correction in the stars don’t believe the chatter or wander in the dark see the sun is rising and walk into the fire Let this be the day, we put our past away let us try to change the wars that we have made let this be the day we throw our guns away I throw my guns away so throw your guns away

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10 songs about heartbreak and redemption.

Sky Meet Sea is dedicated to my beautiful wife Lavinia.

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released August 6, 2012

This project would not have been possible without the help of these people:

Krister Axel - acoustic and electric guitar, piano, Wurlitzer, accordion, drum sequencing and vocals
Scotty Lund - drums, additional sequencing, percussion
Mike Freas - electric guitar, dobro and lap steel on All For You and Somewhere
Taras Prodaniuk - electric bass on All For You, Before the Rain, Sky Meet Sea, and Somewhere
Nathan Light - electric bass on Sweet Thing, Celebrate Tonight and Through the Forest, bowed double bass on Before the Rain
Aubrey Richmond - violin on Before the Rain
Bill Dowling - horn arrangement and trumpet performance for Somewhere
Terry Landry - tenor saxophone on Somewhere
Kerry Loeschen - trombone on Somewhere
Lindsey Harper - vocals on Sky Meet Sea and Through the Forest
Diane Pancel - vocals on All For You

Mixed by Scotty Lund
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen
Music and lyrics by Krister Axel
Produced by Krister Axel
Cover by by Nathan Fowkes

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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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