While I Was Away

by Andrew Mura

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released September 11, 2008

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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: Top of the Hill
I walked up to the top of the hill
Knowing that nothing was there
Alone and free just my mother and me
She held me up to the air
I watched streams of the skies energy
Drawing shapes out into space
Even the moon not so far removed
Everything fell into place
It was then that I discovered
Through all of the mystery
That there'd always be an emptiness
That could only be filled by me
And I swear that I was flying
I remember I was so happy
My call was heard and all was replying
Saying there was something in me
I walked up to the top of the hill
The sky was purple and red
The seasons of green
Quickly changing their scene
To gold then barren and dead
And once again I'd forgotten why
I returned to this place
In the mirror as my features changed
Somehow the seasons kept pace
It was then that I remembered
Through all the insanity
That there always was an emptiness
That could only be filled by me
I couldn’t tell I was crying
I remember I was so happy
For so long I'd been trying
To find if there was something in me
Track Name: For You my Love
For you my love I will give it all away
Pray its not in vain I may already be too late
Can you see me love from across the Vacant plain
I reach out to you
But the distance is too great
I must leave you here
While I'm swallowed by the sea
Don't you shed a tear
There are many more like me
Who will hold you close
Who will always let you be
You deserve a home
You deserve a family
For you my love I will march into the sun
I will be consumed
If it means that you are one
Of the lucky few
Who can go on with their lives
I will lay me down
If it means you will survive
For you my love I will give it all away
Pray its not in vain I may already be too late
Track Name: Cocoon
My wings are wet from crawling
Out of my cocoon
And I forgot so much while
Waiting in the womb
I want to hide deep in a hole
And lick my wounds
But In my heart I know the time
Is coming soon
And here you stand
Waiting for your first command
You orchestrated
Everything as planned
Led by the sound
You gather round
The battlefield
You look to me and I feel
Like a human shield
My wings are wet from crawling
Out of my cocoon
And I forgot so much while
Waiting in the womb
I want to hide deep in a hole
And lick my wounds
But In my heart I know the time
Is coming soon
Hiding in the sand you strain your
Senses for the signs
The sun won’t shine when you are
Deep behind the lines
And when the push comes on
I shudder in my skin
Just what in the hell have I gotten myself in
Track Name: My Brother
I step inside of my mind and I find
What I don’t want to see and its me
My brother my friend how will this all end
I’m not the person that I want to be
Were so fragile so frail even angels
With halos envy our wings
Because we bear such a weight
All the fear all the hate
And despite it we sing
My brother my friend
How will this all end
My brother my man
Tell me what was the plan
I step outside of myself
And become someone else
And I leave all the pain
My brother my man
Tell me what was the plan
Which way should I Go again?
Please show me the way
I got carried away
And I lost site of the road
I look up the sky
And keep wondering why
I have to bear this load
My brother my friend
How will this all end
My brother my man
Tell me what was the plan
Track Name: Black Flies
I keep seeing those black flies
Out of the corner of my eyes
Praying they'd just go away
But it doesn't work that way
These illusions will be my doom
Just swatting at nothing in the room
As I slowly lift away
Drift away day after day
No those aren't spots before my eyes
I sit in silence drawing flies
Wishing they would disappear
But they can't 'cause they're not here
And though I know they don't exist
I can't ignore, I can't resist
Can’t hang my swatter from the shelf
I bring this all upon myself
And Holy Jesus
Blessed Buddha seem to say
That it’s up to me and me alone
To make them finally go away
And so I try, and still I try
Though I know I don't know the trick
It takes it all, all I can give
Just to remind myself I'm sick
I keep seeing those black flies
Out of the corner of my eyes
Praying they'd just go away
But it doesn't work that way
Track Name: Consequence
There are no accidents
There are no accidents
There are no accidents
There is only consequence
Your every action sets
The scene for what you get
When you just don’t understand
And it isn’t what you planned
Your own intent reflects
Where your outcome intersects
All the things you say and do
As they fly right back at you
There are no accidents
There are no accidents
There are no accidents
There is only consequence
The result depends on how
You are acting here and now
Your behavior all aligns
As you speed right past the signs
Towards your ultimate result
Shot from your catapult
It’s a bull’s eye every time
The punishment will fit the crime
Track Name: Meadowsweet
I put me under a spell
From which I'd never awaken
So I could know every sorrow
And every joy I'd partake in
Now I’ve been dreaming so long
Even my name is forgotten
I answer to what I'm called
Passing from ripe into rotten
I sleep the Meadowsweet Sleep
I dream the dream never ending
Forever riding the spiral
Reborn in every beginning
I sleep the Meadowsweet Sleep
I am the light that’s surrounding
A shining sea of electricity
I am the music resounding
I put me under a spell
From which I'd never awaken
So I could know every sorrow
And every joy I'd partake in
Now I’ve been dreaming so long
Even my name is forgotten
I answer to what I'm called
Passing from ripe into rotten
I sleep the Meadowsweet Sleep
I dream the dream never ending
Forever riding the spiral
Reborn in every beginning
I sleep the Meadowsweet Sleep
I am the light that’s surrounding
A shining sea of electricity
I am the music resounding
Track Name: Home
I've been where no one else has gone
And I am never coming home
I pierced the darkness and bled the dawn
And I am never coming home
Plunging deep into the heart
Lost footsteps I cannot retrace
To become whole I killed the part
The only part I could not replace
And my dearest my beloved even you
Are but a mirror of the
Starlight breaking through
A light that flickered like a candle in your eye
Whispering softly of the miracle to die
I've been where no one else has gone
And I am never coming home
I pierced the darkness and bled the dawn
And I am never coming home
And when my love I reached the end
I traced the pain to find my self
Each joy and sorrow I had planned
So I could be with someone else
And my dearest my beloved even you
Are just another set of eyes
I'm looking through
Our one heart hammers out the
Birth of galaxies
The world of matter hurts but it will never be
Alone
Track Name: While I Was Away
What happened while I was away
Someone set fire to yesterday
Were all the wisemen led astray
What happened while I was away
Burning night freezing day
Forgotten words none can say
Long lost the way to where magic lay
Stolen while I was away
Who killed the sky while I was gone
Who sold the ground I was walking on
I left a man and and returned a pawn
Who killed the sky while I was gone
Who stole the mind that I left behind
long forgotten thoughts my eyes turned blind
Where are my children running free
When will my love return to me
Burning night freezing day
Forgotten words none can say
Long lost the way to where magic lay
Stolen while I was away
Track Name: The End
Was there nothing good when
You were young
Has the taste now vanished
From your tongue
Has the wind been driven from your lung
Has your spring now totally unsprung
Are your strings now vitally unstrung
Have your final hangmen all been hung
You were once your mother's favorite son
Now you stare down the barrel of a gun
With your war left tragically unwon
Tonight the end has come
Your song is sung
Your race is run
You never got the pun
You were outdone
By everyone
You tried to grasp the sun
But came undone
Now you're but one
Was there nothing good when
You were young
Has the taste now vanished
From your tongue
Has the wind been driven from your lung
Has your spring now totally unsprung
Are your strings now vitally unstrung
Have your final hangmen all been hung
You were once your mother's favorite son
Now you stare down the barrel of a gun
With your war left tragically unwon
Tonight the end has come
Your song is sung
Your race is run
You never got the pun
You were outdone
By everyone
You tried to grasp the sun
But came undone
Now you're but one