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Venus in Flight

by Krister Axel

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1.
Take the highway to the coast Down Manhattan beach Together, separate Almost out of reach There's no other way Faces made of clay I believe in a gift Sweet and bitter breath Holding out for waterfalls Something I can't forget What I never had: A taste for looking back And I go through the motions of devotion You're a treasure, I'm a hunter Night is ruled by Venus in flight Watching over you Watching over you She'll be watching over Watching over you She'll be watching over Watching over you And I go through the motions of devotion You're a treasure, I'm a hunter Night is ruled by Venus in flight Watching over you Night is ruled by Venus in flight Watching over you Watching over you Watching over you Watching over you Watching over you Watching over you
2.
Use Me Up 03:08
Ten minutes to make it all right Before the evening comes You're too sweet to be lonely In a life without love If you're still looking for someone When the music's over Let's stop running And take some cover Maybe you want to use me up Maybe you want to use me Put on your favorite faith And do what you want The first one to be satisfied and the last one to drop You get lucky sometimes I've never been so high I've got nothing to give you But a hard heart and a soft smile Maybe you want to use me up Maybe you want to use me Maybe you want to use me up Maybe you want to use me up
3.
I don't know why I lose my head All day on the phone Better off dead I get up and then sometimes I'm down Always a circle I don't know why you lose your head Maybe get it right You never can tell Make a move and you keep your smile Like a streetlight on a dark night The hours turn to days I am not afraid The days turn to years And baby I'm still here If everything is change Then everything is change But I still feel the same way We're gonna fly so high Up in the clear blue sky Always a circle So get to your favorite part Start anywhere you want Always a circle There's nothing that you can't say to me So give it to me straight That's the only way Make a move and you keep your smile Like a streetlight on a dark night The hours turn to days I am not afraid The days turn to years And baby I'm still here If everything is change Then everything is change But I still feel the same way We're gonna fly so high Up in the clear blue sky Always a circle So get to your favorite part Start anywhere you want Always a circle Whatever goes around It comes around Whatever goes up Must come down But I still feel the same I still feel I still feel the same way, yeah I still feel the same way I still feel the same We're gonna fly so high Up in the clear blue sky So get to your favorite part Start anywhere you want Always a circle Always a circle We're gonna fly so high We're gonna fly so high
4.
I believe the colors and the silent words There's a reason for the meeting between last and first You're the road to North Beach on a summer night You're the love that drives forever You're the light that always shines That always shines That always shines That always shines I can keep a signal in the night for you At your window by the ocean In your cold bedroom There's no cause for alarm On a summer night When you've wrapped yourself around me You're the light that always shines That always shines That always shines That always shines It's all, it's all in time The way the days combine And I walk this crooked line And you're always on my mind You're always on my mind You're the light that always shines I believe the colors and the silent words There's a reason for the meeting between last and first You're the road to North Beach on a summer night You're the love that comes together You're the light that always shines That always shines That always shines That always shines It's all, it's all in time The way the days combine And I walk this crooked line And you're always on my mind You're always, always on my mind You're always, always on my mind You're always, always on my mind You're the light that always shines You're the light, you're the light that always shines You're the light that always shines You're the light, you're the light that always shines
5.
Giving Back 04:14
Look in your heart, oh there's a storm breaking So good, so bad, do you think you'll make it? I know it's hard to tell what is, and what is nothing Maybe this time we'll see if you are mistaken Yeah, if you were faking You think there is no way To leave the world Leave the past for today Just put it all aside You're just giving something back Giving something back Look in your heart, what's the combination? I tune you out like an AM station I know it's hard to tell what is, and what is nothing Maybe this time we'll see if you are mistaken Yeah, if you were faking You think there is no way To leave the world Leave the past for today Just put it all aside I know how hard it seems You're just giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back Giving something back You're just giving something back Giving something back
6.
Walking on a high wire Patching up an old tire Feeling just a little fire In my head, in my heart Living on a straight line Flowing like a fine wine Tapping on a road sign With the heels of my boots I believe everything is all right I believe in dancing through the night Let's take tomorrow baby And turn that day around Don't say forever baby Although I like the way that sounds I think I like the way that sounds Tonight Tonight Working with our bare hands Strangers in a strange land Dancing on the hot sand With our hands to the sky I'll be here forever Floating on a river Heading for the future With my arms open wide I believe everything is all right I believe in dancing through the night Let's take tomorrow baby And turn that day around Don't say forever baby Although I like the way that sounds I think I like the way that sounds Tonight This is our time tonight This is our time tonight This is our time tonight Let's take tomorrow baby And turn that day around Don't say forever baby Unless you like the way that sounds I think I like the way that sounds I think I like the way that sounds Tonight This is our time tonight This is our time tonight This is our time tonight
7.
It punctuates life This rebel desire Make me blue again Make me blue again Like so many days That I found on the way Get me through again Get me through again Sign on or sign out Get down or get found Because I want to be awake When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you When they come to take The stars are aligned for a ripple in time Make me blue again Make me blue again I'm on my knees Yeah I'm at your feet Get me through again Get me through again Be real for me We'll see what we see Because I want to be awake When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you For you, ooh Yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah Be real for me We'll see what we see Because I want to be awake When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you When they come When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you When they come to take me in for you
8.
Following 03:12
When all hands are tied with other things And we turn the wheel that future brings There's no way to see before it folds So we trust the things we learned to do My heart is following you My heart is following you Following you Summer comes too fast again We can never slow the speed of anything So we lead with what we have to give And try make some sense of it My heart is following you My heart is following you My heart is following you My heart is following you I walk beside you I walk beside you Beside you My heart is following you My heart is following you My heart is following you My heart is following you My heart Following, following I walk beside you My heart Following, following I walk beside you My heart Following, following I walk beside you My heart Following, following I walk beside you My heart Following, following I walk beside you My heart

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A bunch of tracks that never got released, but were written, and produced with love in LA in the early aughts and up until ~2014.

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released January 27, 2024

Many thanks to the guest producers and mix engineers on this project: Matty D, Scottie Lund, Angel Roche Jr.

Special shout out to Babyhead and Chris James, and that one dude in Encino whose name I forgot.

With only the exception of Jeramy Gritter playing guitar on Always a Circle, and Joel Eckels on guitar for Always on My Mind & Giving Back, if it's not drums or bass, you can assume I played it.

Lyrics and music by Krister Axel.

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Krister Axel New York

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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