I Miss the Stars

I Miss the Stars

alyxanderjames's picture

Tags: 

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

In a different world, this week would have found me in Lyons, CO for the Rocky Mountain Song School. Sadly, because we're living in a pandemic, Song School isn't happening. I miss the people and the place so, so much. I'm still taking the week off from work and am planning to get a fair bit of writing done. Took a break from the tarot songs to let myself write about what's on my heart right now.

Lyrics: 

In another world
I am wrapped up in a sleeping bag
Hoping that my bladder lets me
Stay a little longer
In my polyester nest
On a cot, in a tent
As I listen to the river’s
Conversation with the birds

In another world
Someone else has made the coffee
There’s tea & fruit & pastries
We’re all gathering around
As the sun rises higher
Burning off the dew
And friends are reunited
Or meeting the first time

I miss the stars
We can’t see ‘em in Chicago
I miss people singing
Guitars ringing
And oh, I miss the sound
Of the river and the laugher
Late nights and mornings after
And I never knew how much
I’d miss the stars
No, I never knew how much
I’d miss the stars

In another world
We have gathered on the mountain
Learning from each other
As our music fills the air
There’s a special sort of magic
Joining people with a purpose
Sharing songs and stories
As we cheer each other on

I miss the stars
We can’t see ‘em in Chicago
I miss people singing
Guitars ringing
And oh, I miss the sound
Of the river and the laugher
Late nights and mornings after
And I never knew how much
I’d miss the stars
No, I never knew how much
I’d miss the stars



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

cindyrella's picture

I really love this! So many of our lives have changed with this pandemic. A wonderfully crafted song and great guitar. I hope you'll be back to this soon.

Robyn Mackenzie's picture

This is beautiful. Your soft vocals really do the poetic lyrics justice, and your guitar playing is just superb. Really nice.

coolparadiso's picture

Great to hear you again, songs of longing of any kind can be powerful if delivered well and this is, very nice.