LYRICS from FIERY BLUE (debut) CD

 


All songs ©2010 Paul Marsteller, except as noted. All Rights Reserved.

 


BIG MOMENT

 

Blue midnight

silvery rain

in an hour

Big Moment

pulling in on the train

 

Three long years

he's been gone

in an hour

he'll be back

in my arms again

Big moment

pulling in on the train

 

Blue Midnight

silver rain

in an hour

he'll be back again

Big moment

pulling in on the train

Big moment

 

 


DIAMOND RIDE

 

Left everything I own

turned down this burning highway

I run from all I've known

into the sunlight I go 

 

The cactus somehow rhyme

in the desert's vast whispered song

from distant echoes I hide

push the pedal hard and then I fly

 

Hushed land that's stretched and dry    

a longer view than what’s behind

into white light I ride

where I can see the diamonds shining on me

 

 

I turned from all I've known

with the ancient sand I'm blown

into white light I ride

now I can see the diamonds shining from me

 

 


DIVE

 

Your war's over

no more soldiering

you can go home again

or so they told him

 

'You're colder now

when you hold me',

that's what I told him 

as he was smoldering

 

You can't know him

unless you're a soldier, too

what he holds deep inside

he can't show to you

 

He's older now

though he's still drowning

they only taught him

how to dive, not swim

 



FAR AND NEAR  (©2010 Paul Marsteller & Gabe Rhodes)

 

Late at night

while you sleep

it's not as quiet

as it might seem

 

The Earth stretches tight at night

like a tin-can telephone line

if you listen

you'll hear

far and near

 

In the dark

where you dream

there is a brightness

that you can't see

 

The stars shine so deeply

with the secrets they keep

and though they seem so far

They're where we are

 

 



FEELS LIKE FALLING
 

 

It feels like falling

with nothing under me

I pass through light and dark

I can't see for all the sparks

 

Where I'm going

or how far I'll go 

the further I fall

the less I know

 

But oh, oh

Here I go

 

I was alone

no one to call my own

A burning candle light          

shining from my window

 

Then you came along

just like in a song

the more I know you

the less I know

 

But, oh,   oh oh oh ooh

Here I go

yeah, here I go

 

Oh, oh ooh

here I go, 

here I go

 

It feels like falling

with nothing under me

I pass through light and dark

I can't see for all the sparks

 

Where I'm going

or how far I'll go 

the further I fall

the sooner I'll know

 

But oh, oh, oh

oh, ooh oh

Here I go

here I go

 

 



FIRE SHOW

 

The embers flew through the coal black night

raining down a shower of little red lights   

It was the first time I saw you

Oh, oh oh, (yeah) I saw you

 

Smoke and fire spewed a volcanic brew

the air was thick, oh, how my temperature grew   

It was the first time I saw you

Oh, oh, oh (yeah) I saw you

 

The ground rolled around like it would crack in two

all the trouble seemed to be bubbling up from you

It was the first time I saw you

Oh, oh, oh, I saw you

 

Oh, oh, oh I saw you

Oh, oh, oh (yeah) I saw you

 

 

 


FUNLAND

 

Step right up and come on in

Chills and thrills galore 

in store for you inside the doors

of Funland,

Funland

The coasters roll

the sky wheel spins

so buckle in, hold on tight

for the big ride of your life

 

Round, round, round

don't look down

Why ask why?

It's just a mystery ride

 

A thousand mile an hour spin

your heart will surely twirl and swirl

in this tilt-a-world

of Funland, 

Funland

How time flies by

as we defy gravity

 

Round, round, round

don't look down

Why ask why?

It's just a mystery ride

 

 



HIDE AWAY
 
 

 

I dream of a white sailboat

floating in a hidden bay

where I go to watch the sun glow

on ribbon candy waves

 

Out of the storm, tucked in this cove

echoes playing in the air

where I can find the open window

(Oh) I always return there

 

(and) If you come with me 

we'll feel the tides rise and fade

and if you stay for awhile

we can hide away

Hide away

Hide away

 

My heart longs for the other shore

over the far horizon

out past where the oceans roar

I hope that there is one

 

If you come with me

we'll feel the tides rise and fade

and if you stay for a while

we can hide away

Hide away

Hide away

Hide away

 

 

 


IN THE WIND
   

 

Almost before I step out the door

I feel the wind kick in                  

been years since I've

been swept up in,

and felt the thrill of that spin 

 

A better kind of loneliness you find up here

as you float around

Funny thing, you find

you don't miss the ground

you don't want to go back down 

 

I'm in the wind 

There is no sound

Twirling without (a) care

I'm no where to be found 

 

Almost before I stepped out the door

I felt the wind kick in

Funny thing, you find

you don't miss the ground

you don't want to go back down 

 

I'm in the wind 

and I make no sound

Swirl without a care

I'm no where to be found

 

 

 


THE LONG LIGHT

 

It passed by me along the beach

just beyond my reach

don't know what I was thinking

don't know what I feared

 

I lost to time

it didn't wait

it sailed on by me

took my chance away

 

That shining ship

that came for me

tonight it's gone away

back to the sea

 

I lost to time

when I delayed

and it sailed away

when I hesitated

 

Now it's just a long light on the sea

A long, long light on the sea

 

Though it's gone

the sea won't wash that light away

the darker the night

the more that light reminds me

Where I could be

what I should be

 

I lost to time

when it became

Just a long light on the sea

A long, long light on the sea

A long long light on me

A long, long, long light on the sea

 

 



LOOKING AT YOU

 

 

The night we met

a comet blazed across the sky     

and even better yet

I watched it glow in your eyes  

I guess you could tell I fell hard

I guess you could say it was in the stars

 

There was fiery blue

and colors that I never knew

I hadn't  looked up yet 

cause I was busy looking at you

I guess you could tell I fell hard

I guess you could say it was in the stars

 

I remember you said

you'd have to wait five hundred years

to see this again

I said I hope I'm still seeing you then

I guess you could tell I fell hard

I guess you could say it was in the stars

 

 



MAGIC

 

Being born and raised

on the East coast

Oh, the West coast

seemed worlds away

 

Most of what I heard 

about the state of California

supposed to flake off

into the sea

 

Then I found myself

on life's big highway

bound out West

to join a magic show

 

First I got sawed in half

then I do my disappearing act

We all make believe

there's such a thing as magic

 

But, hey,

just wait

I got a look

at California

 

And there was magic,

real magic

in the air

everywhere out there

and there was Magic,

real magic

in the air

everywhere out there

 

Magic,

real magic

in the air

in California

 

So now when I'm back

on the East coast

half my heart

has vanished away

 

There was magic

real magic

in the air

everywhere out there

 

And there was Magic

real magic

in the air

in California

 

 




NEON AGE
  (©2010 Paul Marsteller & Simone Stevens)

 

Since I left home

days ago

I've passed through

many old towns

 

All have changed

and some have grown

Since I last traveled this road

 

The more I see 

the more they look the same

Just different names

 

The lights 

are getting brighter

the buildings 

they're getting higher

I come from the open range

into this Neon Age

 

Some still rely

on night skies,

not city lights

When I'm done

what I need to do

that's where I'll be returning to

 

Seems like the further away I go

the better I can see my home

 

The lights

are getting brighter

the buildings 

are getting higher

I come from the open range

into this Neon Age

 

I'm a little jaded

and a little afraid

as I look down

the road ahead

 

 



STRANGER 

 

As much a stranger as when we met

as close as you want to get

Your heart's covered with steel

you wear it like a badge, but it's a shield    

 

And what you feel,

you conceal

And what that reveals

you don't want to hear

 

There's a stranger in my arms,

a stranger lives in my heart

 

Still a stranger like when we met

You're as close as you can get

If my eyes could penetrate

I'd see you can't give what you can't take             

 

And what you feel, is sealed

under lock and key

 

There's a stranger in my arms

A stranger in my heart

 

There's a stranger in my arms

A stranger lives in my heart

There's a stranger in my arms

A stranger

 

 




TURN 
 

 

Turn

turn back to me

I'm the one who cares

Turn back to me

 

Hurts

yeah, it hurts so bad

you explain it all away

but it hurts so bad

 

Gone

you're gone away from me

What you didn't say

you just walked away

 

My world

turned 'round you

Now that I'm upside down

where do I turn to?

 

Turn

turn back to me

I'm the one who cares

Please turn back for me

 

Hurts

it hurts so bad

you explained it all away

but I hurt so bad

 

 

 



VIRTUE

 

Down in this well, with the change 
Wishes didn't come true 
left in this hole 
with echoes of what we need to do 
Light's gone 
Dark's come 
No rope left to climb up on 
Our place isn't here 
We need something to get back home 
 
Virtue, virtue 
 
We took a fall 
when we were handed much 
Then grabbed for it all 
so here we are 
Everlasting greed 
always meets the wall 
Time's up 
Smile's gone 
No one left to pass it on 
Our path isn't here 
we need to turn to get back home 
 
Virtue, virtue

Virtue, virtue 
 
Light's gone 
dark's come 
No rope left to climb up on 
Our path isn't here 
We need to turn to get back home 
 
Virtue, virtue

Virtue, virtue

 

Virtue, virtue

Virtue, virtue

 

 




WHERE THEY ARE  
   
 

 

It's freezing as I walk to town to use the phone

It's late and I'm out on this road all alone

The ice cracks under me though it looks so hard

Snowflakes in the sky where there used to be stars

 

Your phone just rings, but I know where you are

Three thousand miles and three time zones back home

 

Your voice sticks in my head just like a song

I keep hearing your words that I'm too strong

What pulled us together now seems to push us apart

So fragile where it once seemed so hard

 

Your phone just rings, but I know where you are   

Three thousand miles and three time zones back home

 

I'll be here through winter, though I don't belong    

Darkness comes early and the nights are so long          

Things are just frozen right where they are          

We'll see how it looks when the season thaws

 

Your phone just rings, but I know where you are   

Three thousand miles and three time zones back home

 

 



WILD BIRD  

 

There is a wild bird 

calling from the tree

if you wanna be free

just follow me

 

And there is a train that's going away

whistles out my name

And there's a seat on that train

That waits for me

 

Carry me up 

and take me away

to some other place

where it begins again

 

There is a dream I'm always in

seems so real

I'm lost in a house of mirrors

and I can't find me

 

Carry me up 

and take me away

to some other place

where it begins again