Staring at the Sun

by Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands

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released December 15, 2017

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Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Crystal's songs heavily incorporate her educational background in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology and her experiences playing in groups that have varied from Mariachi, Chinese, Balinese Gamelan, Samba, to Ugandan ensembles.
"This is what it would sound like if Kate Bush were to genetically fuse with Danny Elfman and Dresden Dolls in some strange biological experiment."
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Track Name: Go Outside
Stars are guiding us, if we would only look up.
Feel lost, look inside.
A speck of dust resides.
We seem so small, our hearts are stronger than we feel they are.
Go outside and see, our lives are ours to live.
Let my hands fall from my eyes, let me grow and heal and cry.
I am staring at the sun.
I can not be harmed.
Look inside and go outside and see
Our lives are ours to live.
Let my hands fall from my eyes.
Let me grow and heal and cry.
They will try to divide us and weaken us.
Take a breath, hold my hand,
listen to the sound calling us across time.
The good we're seeking is also seeking us.
Track Name: So Far Away
Inside my head, it seems to me most everything that's true is not for you.
So far away, oceans apart. You'll be the end of me, it's true, I'm through.
The seas were pounding 'gainst her shores,
the wind swept cross the moors.
For time and space and yearning for years gone by.
Personify the things in us we lost or never had.
The starlit night will bring you haste, the twisted lip aside.
Track Name: Come Down From the Trees
Rain falls around me, I wonder if you see me.
Searching for any signs of doubt or mercy.
You say you'll stay here if I promise to only sing.
Losing my chances while chasing empty glances.
Listen can you hear me? I'm singing in a different key.
You say you'll hear me if I promise to only breathe.
Dreaming of us, I can't see from above.
What matters most can't come close to the lies I've told myself.
Come down from the trees.
I'll never be what you want me to be.
I don't want to get my feet wet.
Shadows watching, my voice is silent.
One step at a time. My feathers fade, but my legs grow strong.
Come down from the trees. I'll never be what you want me to be.
Spinning around, but the ground tells me I'm not broken.
Out in the cold leaving pieces untold.
Come down from the trees.
I'll always be what I've wanted to be.
Track Name: The Edge of Love
When I saw you for the first time, I could feel my heart beat in my hand.
It's like we've known each other always.
You're the one I've longed for all my life.
Do you want me too?
Meet me outside, the grass is greener on your side.
Please don't hide from me.
When you called me for the last time, I saw my heart fall on to the ground.
I need to learn to laugh more, but it's hard without you by my side.
If you want to...
Meet me outside, the grass is greener on your side.
Please don't hide from me.
Bridge this great divide,
and I will share with you my secrets and the deepness of me.
I have tried to bend but not break, to give more than take,
but you're not moving. You're just staring past me,
and now I can see that you're not meant to...
Meet me outside, the grass is greener on my side.
I don't mind that you lied and I cried,
and all the words that rhyme with what I'm feeling.
I'll just be here taking care of me.

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