Stranger

by Andrew Mura

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released November 11, 2007

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Andrew Mura Farmington, Maine

Andrew Mura moved from Seattle to Maine and began recording in Farmington in 2007. Since then he has completed 21 albums. A few favorites include The Shadows Feel (2010) and Somewhere (2012).

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Track Name: Transient
Something sleeping in your eyes
Is an arson
And I’m a moth
Succumb
Overwhelmed by flames I succumb

Midnight
On the bridge again
And I’m sinking like a stone
Forever
Into the black
And nether

Never really there
Always in between
Transient
Never really there
Always in between
Transient

Three A.M.
In Emergency
Drowning in a sea of faces
Under
Can’t catch my breath
I go under

Never really there
Always in between
Transient
Never really there
Always in between
Transient

Daybreak downtown
Sleeping on the bus
I didn’t miss my stop
I’m never getting off
Track Name: Beautiful
She must be beautiful
She scatters on the breeze
While something terrible
Lives ages in concrete

She must be beautiful
I watched Her as She died
Emptiness is everywhere
And needs nowhere to hide

Shining in the Shaman
She lives on from inside
And all the strange mutations
Can’t reach Her where She abides

I’d sing Her eulogy
If I only knew Her name
So I’ll stand here in silence
By the crackling of the flames

But is that Her light I see
Like a candle flickering
As the darkness patiently
Lies waiting in the wings

Shining in the Brahman
She lives on from inside
And all the strange mutations
Can’t reach Her where She abides
Track Name: Telephoned Ahead
I’ve been saving up
Putting change away
Counting all my eggs
For a rainy day

I’ve been here so long
I forgot my name
Telephoned ahead
But you never came

I’ve been saving up
But the stores are closed
I should just get out
Go to see some shows

I’ve been here so long
I forgot my name
Telephoned ahead
But you never came

I’ve been saving up
Little more each day
I may have enough
But it’s hard to say

I’ve been here so long
I forgot my name
Telephoned ahead
But you never came

I’ve been saving up
Since the edge of time
How much it will cost
Just to make you mine

I’ve been here so long
To give you my name
Telephone is dead
And your numbers changed
Track Name: Heaven
When we were in Heaven
We crashed our cars repeatedly
We died ten thousand times a day
We gathered up starlight
From every galaxy
To make one drop of paint

Your feet would never
Touch the floor
My hand would pass
Right through the door
And we would slowly slip away

When we were in Heaven
We crashed our cars repeatedly
We died ten thousand times a day

Your feet would never
Touch the floor
My hand would pass
Right through the door
And we would slowly slip away

When we were in Heaven
I found myself alone again
You were never there
Just memories of pain
Track Name: Nothing Personal
The lawyer threw the bum a dime
So methodical
So mechanical
Nothing personal

The doctor called the time of death
So methodical
So mechanical
Nothing personal

The layoffs came through office mail
So methodical
So mechanical
Nothing personal

The President signed the Act of War
So methodical
So mechanical
Nothing personal
Track Name: Ashes
Sunshine
Moving
In straight lines
From outside of time
Pinpricks
In the sky
Oblivious
To you and I
And everything
Shining
Alive alive
Inside
Sunshine
Sets the fire
You and I
Tinder
For the pyre
Ashes Ashes
Carried into the night
Our little lives
Satellites
Ashes moving
On solar winds
To outside of time
Grey specks
In the sky
Oblivious
Track Name: Second Thoughts
I'm stuck now that I'm stuck now
When will it be when
I'm fine now that I'm fine now
Amen amen amen

I'm certain that I'm certain
I'm free now that I'm free
I wonder if I wonder
I don’t think I don’t think

I'm angry that I'm angry
I'm upset I'm upset
I'm happy that I'm happy
I regret I regret

I'm scared now that I'm scared now
I can’t say I can’t say
I'm prepared now I'm prepared now
OK OK OK

I'm stuck now that I'm stuck now
When will it be when
I'm fine now that I'm fine now
Amen amen amen

I'm certain that I'm certain
I'm free now that I'm free
I wonder if I wonder
I don’t think I don’t think

I'm angry that I'm angry
I'm upset I'm upset
I'm happy that I'm happy
I regret I regret

I'm scared now that I'm scared now
I can’t say I can’t say
I'm prepared now I'm prepared now
OK OK OK
Track Name: Dream
Resting in the deepest blackest sea
Known only to me
A time machine slumbers
It came to me first in a fevered dream
A worrisome scene
All measures and numbers

So I set my sights upon the farthest star
But wandered too far
To the undying races
Where the ancient ones all looked so sad
And some had gone mad
You could see on their faces

Then in the way that glass becomes sand
And sea becomes land
And all the brightly colored birds
Are swallowed back into lizards
I sank the machine
Back in the black ocean
Emotionless and broken

I saw a light before I awakened
Or am I mistaken and is this the dream
I saw a light before I awakened
Or am I mistaken and is this the dream
I saw a light before I awakened
Or am I mistaken and is this the dream
I saw a light before I awakened
Or am I mistaken and is this the dream
Track Name: Estranged
I don’t know why
I feel this way
I get weighed down
I feel estranged
And nothing seems
To look the same
I’m sinking in
The world has changed

A stranger man
I have not met
If it isn’t me
It just might be yet
All my love
For grief exchanged
Completely drained
I feel estranged

I don’t know why
I feel this way
I get weighed down
I feel estranged
And nothing seems
To look the same
I’m sinking in
The world has changed

A stranger man
I have not met
If it isn’t me
It just might be yet
All my love
For grief exchanged
Completely drained
I feel estranged

I don’t know why
I feel this way
I get weighed down
I feel estranged
And nothing seems
To look the same
I’m sinking in
The world has changed
Track Name: Pillhead
It’s too early to be sleeping
No surprise that I am stoned
I can feel the pillhead creeping
Slowly seeping through my bones
The same that makes me feel unsteady
The very same that keeps me sane
It always hits when I'm unready
Growing heady in my brain
Track Name: Feel for You
Oh baby you know how I feel for you
Oh baby I know that you feel it too
Girl come closer
I ain’t gonna bite your hand
You can be with me ‘till the bitter end

No one ever told you where to go
Stick with me girl and I’ll show you more
I promised myself I’d never sing the blues
Girl you got me singing them for you

Oh baby you know how I feel for you
Oh baby I know that you feel it too
I promised myself I’d never sing the blues