Crossroads

by Arthur Rei

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1.
Gleaming post card kisses, on the back of my hand Tell a thousand tales, this is not what I'd planned These hollow shells from the sea of time Are the cases in which we eke out our lives Time after time Floating through The same old lines After time Will you see How it's changed me? Blazing memories grace the irises of my mind Every move you make is another sign I tried to erase you The ropes keeping me here come undone But when I face you I'm thrust to our days under the same sun Nothing's lost, only changed Of course there's still meaning in those days But now I've strength enough to say I've taken flight from your arms, away Time after time Floating through The same old lines After time Will you see How it's changed me? Time after time I've moved on I'm free this time After time I've cleared my mind I won't look back
2.
Grey clouds storm my head, again Through this fog and haze, it’s hard to see any end But time is fleeting, seeping through your hands You’re running with closed eyes through the days Fleeing from the prospect of something new to say It’s the hound at your heels making you hide away And we say these are, the best days of our lives Or we always think, at that point in time If we run and hide, find relief in the past The time that we have, will never last And today is tomorrow’s yesterday, so why Are the memories so much sweeter? Why make our days shadows of a previous life? Please see how the mind can be a deceiver Look up (sun is shining) Open up (sun is shining) Get up (sun is shining) Wake up (sun is shining) And we say these are, the best days of our lives Or we always think, at that point in time If we run and hide, find relief in the past The time that we have, will never last So if you don’t make something of now What will you say when the morning comes around?
3.
Light My Way 04:07
And I know I’m a sea of insecurity Not just in me, but in all I see Cold, howling waves control my mind The eye of the storm is full of lies And so I let you in to my labyrinth mind A place it seems you know as well as I For you hold a torch that lights my way Glowing with the words, the words that you say to me It’s so easy to say: “I’m down, I’m beat” To collapse in on myself and hide I love how you’re different, new inside Please do what you can to drag me to my feet I know you’re not stronger than me But it’s impossible to leave For under the torch’s flame Fighting alone is not the same And so I let you in to my labyrinth mind A place it seems you know as well as I For you hold a torch that lights my way Glowing with the words, the words that you say to me Does it matter: I don’t know what I want? For I’ll fall, I’ll be down, but I won’t be out As my heart strings pull me towards the light Even at the bottom of the ocean, it’s not far from sight
4.
Spaces 04:12
I'm not quite sure how to feel these days I don't quite know how to fill this space Although I have read a thousand books it looks Like I still know nothing And I've been told doubt breeds doubt That couldn't be truer about the seeds I sow Life's a puzzle I can't quite figure out Should I doubt things no one will ever know? Cause life's too short And I've been told before I should not waste my time With things like that I've walked this path a hundred or more times Stood at the crossroads, searched for the signs To give me an answer or just give me a break I’ve got to escape… Cause life's too short And I've been told before I should not waste my time With things like that Cause life goes on And I've been told before Just get out of your head Face all those worries Take the road you won't tread And see that fear means nothing at all And though it's far out of reach I won't be wasting my time, searching for lines For this certainty that I can't speak I won't call it settling for security But I'm still not sure how to feel these days And I don't know how to fill this space Although I have read a thousand books it looks Like I still know nothing at all
5.
Turn to Face 03:30
And I awoke, to the sound Of this water, falling around In the sky, and on the ground But round you life couldn’t be found Cause when you woke, your eyes were closed Without you the world still turns So when will you change, and start to live? It’s up to you Look ahead, see the skies They fill your eyes, there’s only light When all you know, comes undone Just turn your face up towards the sun And if you’d look towards the light All the shadows would fall behind The sun is setting, the day is long But time is slowly running out And through the day, you waste away As your insides, slowly decay You’re closing doors, at every turn It’s finally time to learn And all of life, is but a choice It’s a game and you’re to blame If you choose to lose it all Won’t say again… Look ahead, see the skies They fill your eyes, there’s only light When all you know, comes undone Just turn your face up towards the sun Look ahead, see the skies They fill your eyes, there’s only light When all you know, comes undone Just turn your face up towards the sun

about

A diverse collection of songs tied around a theme of hopefulness.
So many thanks go to Olly Wood ( owoodmusic.bandcamp.com ) for producing, and giving so much musical aid and support to this. It wouldn't be nearly half as good without his help!
Also a big thanks to Becka Thomas for her lovely artwork.
And also thank you to everyone who has supported me, you know who you are :) Finally thank you to everyone who has bought a copy!

credits

released September 25, 2013

All songs written and arranged by Arthur Reiji Morris.
Additional arrangements, production by Olly Wood.

Arthur Reiji Morris: Vocals, Piano, Viola, Clash Cymbal
Olly Wood: Backing vocals, Guitars, Kit, Flutes
Rachael Bull: Cello
Becca Adams: Violins

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