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solar flares

you should know by now no matter how hard you try, it just might do no good. they all just do what they want without considering the cost while you go on doing like you think
you should. but you can only bend so far before the day will come when you just won’t bend right back, and you’re left to starting over just like the times before with nothing to
show but all you’ve come to lack, your own pearly knife handles still perched there in your back. we should really know by now, with tired hands on broken plows, still waiting
on the sun to go and tear on through them clouds: it’ll shine right down when the time allows. ain’t it always grief, ain’t it always guilt, ain’t it always these god damn sleepless nights? ain’t we always wondering in a desert somewhere, always taking lefts when we know there’s only wrongs and rights? ain’t it a shame, what a crying shame, but go on now, and dry those tears, if you say your prayers and you say ‘em good, you might just get a couple more good years, and you might just learn to finally love your fears.
we should really know by now, tired hands on broken plows, still waiting for the sun to go and tear on through them clouds: it’ll shine right down when the time allows.
yes it’s always hell, yes it’s always fire, yes the next war’s always so much colder. we’ve come so far but ain’t we just so tired and sick of always having to keep a weary eye over our shoulder. and we know its bound to come raining down and wont it go and set everything right, when them solar flares turn bones to ash, but if we must burn then lord let us burn bright. we must at times face blindness to regain our sight. we should really know by now, tired hands on broken plows, still waiting on the sun to go and tear on through them clouds: it’ll shine right down when the time allows. and we will all do right when the time allows, or else we’ll go in peace when the time allows.

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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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