Swexico

by Krister Axel

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1.
(free) 04:19
She said show me all the ways that you would hold me The way that you feel empty to know I’m not around Teach me all the things that you find holy About living in the city and finding your way home Tell me I am not alone Tell me I am not alone All the way out All the way down Brooklyn, she’s like poetry in the morning She mends my faith when I am broken, a bridge over the past She says baby, I’ll change my shoes and pull my hair back Throw some hope into this backpack and see what comes of the day They say love gets in the way They say love gets in the way All the way out All the way down All the way in Leads me back to Brooklyn Leads me back to Brooklyn Leads me back to Brooklyn Fate won’t let me down Brooklyn follows birds across the ocean Leaves her white Honda running and settles on a star They say love can break your heart All the way out All the way down All the way in Leads me back to Brooklyn
2.
I woke up today and my voice was Older than my heart Which carries a new scar The image of a better place Let me see the earth dressed For the seasons Diamonds in the street Spotlights in the wild Tonight I watch an angel Shoot across the sky Illuminate the sky Even as my dreams run slowly Beneath this printed sunset They begin to die We replace the impossible With the same wicked fever That burned heaven to the ground Diamonds in the street Spotlights in the wild Tonight I watch an angel Illuminate the sky Shoot across the sky I opened up my veins Showed you what I believe I hope you never change I hope you never change I hope you will always shine I hope you never change The stars in your eyes Illuminate the sky
3.
03:06
Wasn’t it fast, my sweet?
 We lost what we couldn’t keep…
 When did it all become 
Like a loaded gun?
 Out in the rain you live
 Chasing another year
 If you believe in me 
Say it out loud 

You’re not going to waste it all 
Turning around without
 Get what you came here for 
Over the waterfall 

Love is an altered state
 Piercing the flesh and mind 
Hungry for everyone
 Like a loaded gun

 You’re not going to waste it all 
Turning around without 
Get what you came here for
 Over the waterfall

4.
04:16
You suffered on the wheel You don’t know how you feel about this living All the signs are there The good news and the bad conversation Baby I can’t see what you see I don’t know how it feels to be Always in second place Under the weight of all this pressure You’re so beautiful if only once You believed it Come back
 Come back to me
 You carry what you want You hold it in your arms like a mother does Something in your heart Stays out in the dark for another Baby I can’t see what you see I don’t know how it feels to be Always in second place Under the weight of all this pressure You’re so beautiful if only once You believed it Come back
 Come back to me You carry what you want You hold it in your arms
5.
03:31
I set out in the morning And she’s watching over me This angel on my shoulder Crying into the sea Georgia rain in my walking shoes I’ve got nothing to lose Tell me you won’t fade out Now the clouds are rolling in Maybe you remember Almost losing everything Georgia rain in my walking shoes I’ve got nothing to lose Somebody shine a light on me Georgia rain
6.
(free) 04:24
this emotion this combination of colors this congregation of lovers I believe I've been confused by the tragic the melody of black magic and all my bad habits I believe I've been confused You're changing hands and i can see through it I'm falling short and no one can prove it there is nothing left but ashes and fools falling in love ashes and fools what do I know the valley of old love the symbols that washed up like a fog on the river what can I give her what life can we both live reflections of winter like a fog on the river this emotion this combination of colors this congregation of lovers I believe I've been confused by the tragic the melody of black magic and all my bad habits I believe I've been confused I believe I believe I've been confused

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The debut EP from Krister Axel featuring Brooklyn and Illuminate the Sky.

Swexico is where everything began.

This digital download of Swexico includes Tragic which was not included with the original release. Tragic first appeared on the Paper Sun album 'Humanity'.

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released September 3, 2004

Krister Axel - vocals, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitar, harmonium
Carson Cohen - bass
Bart Ryan - guitar
Adam Marcello - drums
Bill Dowling - trumpet and arrangement
Steve Marsh - trombone
Jay Nash - vocals on Second Place
Joel Eckels - vocals on Tragic
Sally Jaye - vocals on Tragic
Mark Corben - bass on Illuminate the Sky

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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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