Our Myth

by Kesang Marstrand

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Recorded in March 2011 at Sertso Studio in Woodstock, NY

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released May 1, 2011

Produced by Karl Berger
Recorded, mixed and mastered
at Serto Studio, Woodstock, NY by Ted Orr

All songs written by Kesang Marstrand
North Node Records 2011

Cover photo and design by Samy Snoussi

Guitar, vocals - Kesang Marstrand

Piano, melodica - Karl Berger, melodica on track 6, piano on tracks 1, 9, and 10

Bass - Alana Orr, tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9

Drums - Harvey Sorgen, tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9

Cello - Jane Scarpantoni, tracks 1,5, and 7

Bansuri - Steve Gorn, tracks 4, and 7

Alto Clarinet - Don J. Davis, track 9

Backing vocals - Savia Berger, track 6

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Track Name: Our Myth
I can read it in your eyes
Our myth is growing dim
Soon you’ll forget everything
What can I do but step aside?
Goodness knows
I’ve got my pride
I’ve got my pride

But don’t you remember that just
One ripe kiss between you and me
Contains all joy and misery
Everything you’re looking for
Is right here, look no more
Track Name: It All Comes Back
I wake up and it all comes back,
In the early, morning blue
Remembering you

And I what if I can’t let go
The life I knew
I’m thinking of

I’m still in the arms
Of days that passed long ago
But sometimes all I know
Is forgotten
Briefly, while I sleep
Briefly, while I sleep

But I wake up and it all comes back,
in the early, morning blue
remembering you
Track Name: Pawnshop
there used to be a time when he loved me
when he loved me
and I can't let it go

I used to sleep up in the clouds
and nothing could take me down
but I fall hard now when he comes around

his mouth is a cold gem
his lips are sorrow
I cry when I'm kissing him
his lips are sorrow

and he makes me feel like a pawnshop
he makes me feel like a pawnshop
'cause I know he's gonna take it all back
when he's doing okay

but right now just to be in someone's arms
he'll give his heart away

and for a little while he's mine
for a little while he's mine

but you know
there used to be a time
when he loved me
when he loved
and I can't let it go
Track Name: The Spell I'm Under
I wait for you to break
the spell I'm under
but you've been cast down too
your face all painted blue

and the briars twist and grow
as we sleep beneath the snow
and no one seems to mind
two lovers lost, two lovers lost
even I've forgotten where we
meant to go

I dreamt you came to me
green as summer
to revive me with your kiss
to revive me with your kiss

I wait for you to break
the spell I'm under
but you've been cast down too
I guess you're waiting too
Track Name: I Fell Into a Darkness
I fell into a darkness
and suddenly
all my fearful wonder
took hold of me

now I'm always looking
over my shoulder
I'm always looking
over my shoulder

braced for a blow
but you know
I'm already down

Even all the birds saw
what I could not
I followed all
the breadcrumbs
right to this spot
Track Name: Endless Skies
Isn't there a place to hide anymore
isn't there a lock on this door
isn't there time to kill
like way back when
weren't we happier then

now the wind is high
and it howls through my eyes
in my head I see endless skies

isn't there anything that I can say
to make you go away
isn't there time to kill
like way back when
weren't we happier then
Track Name: Rose-Tinted Window
through a rose-tinted window on a train
I watch people and time
and the dusty terrain
going by, going by

this track takes me back home
and I'm with the one I love
but I still feel alone
I don't know why, I don't know why
Track Name: Tower Crane
The world turns
and the moon climbs a tower crane
casting shadows
while evening rain
drums the tin roofs
of a shanty town
they'll soon tear down

they've traveled north
to build buildings for pittance-pay
along the shores
where the palm trees sway
and pink flamingos land
upon the blue
sweeping view

wood smoke and voices
they wander
up from the fires each night
where the men take their sweet tea
by the firelight

silhouettes smooth the edges
of a new skyline
while I tend my
young jasmine vine
that coils 'round the rail
of my balcony
from where I see

the rooftops
of all my neighbors
that I'll never meet
people say women shouldn't greet
the lonely men who labor
in the sun
and I've greeted none
Track Name: I've Seen Better Days
I've seen better days
but how could I ever say
that this is not enough

no blame, and no praise
just this grey morning
and a light rain
falling

and I may never mend
my broken heart
I have always been
troubled by this longing

for what, I don't know