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lyrics

never been there

in some kind of dream last night dear i promised you the world, and then came to find out that it wasn’t my world to give. but if you forgive me, love i’ll promise you the stars,
cause there’s plenty more of them than either one of us can ever outlive. you asked me if i’d ever been to that house in your dreams, said there was something real peculiar
about me that reminded you of that place, perhaps that dark phantom who haunts those corridors at night there, apparently i forgot to leave without a trace.
i said no i have not been there, i said no dear i never have been there, at least i’ll never be going back there again.
you told me about this time when you where a girl, you were laying in bed surrounded by dark creatures with wings.then this bright light came shining down from the ceiling, scared those demons back into the closets where you kept all your things. you asked me if perhaps i had been that light then, said there was something real peculiar about me that reminded you of it.
i said no dear, you’re just thinking about the way i always stare into the sun, or that time that i shuddered when you blew out all those candles i had lit.
i said no i had not been there, i said no dear i never have been there, at least i’ll never be going back there again.
you know i had many dark dreams when i was a boy. i will be quite honest, i’m still plagued with them today, in most of them i am lost deep within a swamp, being pursued by rattlesnakes and alligators night and day. you asked me if i ever thought those dreams might be real, not remembrances from things past, no, but things that haven’t happened yet. you asked me if i’d ever been to that place between waking life and dreams, when i woke up that morning and my boots were still muddy and wet. i said no, i have not been there, i said no, i never have been there, at least i’ll never be going
back there again.

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from Songs of Praise and Scorn, released February 21, 2012

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Christopher Paul Stelling New York

CPS is a songwriter based in NYC.
Having building a reputation as a formidable and passionate performer, his debut album, Songs of Praise and Scorn saw its release on 2/21/12 to much acclaim.
Christopher played well over 150 shows in 2012, and continued touring through the beginning of 2013. After an upcoming european tour, his followup record False Cities will be release May 21st 2013.
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