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The Burning Circle And Then Dust

by Lycia

I stare out towards the woods and I pray that you're there hopelessly stare at the sky as I breathe in this air everything fades for awhile and I feel your sweet breath a few precious moments of this, I adore, and I feel you and I can feel you and I can feel your everything your everything... I am so happy you're here, at long last peace is found I will never again drift so low, be so down and just maybe someday I will feel your caress but for now I stand here in the woods, and I feel you
then every single thing fades and I think about the day, that we... might finally be together oh, I need to know, yes, I need to know hope sinks low on this lonely day I wander around and get in my car and drive worked so hard, worked for everything but now I'm alone, so I'll just drive and drive I'll just drift from here to there just trying to forget...this all and...all these things I only dream of and...all the things I'll never have...never
Sleepless 03:21
I can't think, think about anything I can't think of anything at all my thoughts drift but keep coming back to you face to the ground, eyes closed hard I still care I can't sleep, I just lay here awake sleep comes but quickly fades away I'll just lay here and wait for the morning sun sleepless again, eyes closed hard I still care, I care, I care...
has your love passed away? and do you think of me at night in stormy weather? and when the clouds burn away... and the sun beats so deeper and brighter? does your memory fade... when you think about all the things that we dreamed of? does your heart drift away in the morning time... as frustration prevails, prevails? ...for awhile? is everything all right? why have you run from me? why have you left me forever? did I scare you away? or is this something that I only dreamed of? so is this your good-bye? cloaked in silence...have you left me forever? you seem so far away and I can't help but think how frustration prevails prevails...for awhile
Pray 05:19
everyday I pray for you everyday I pray every night I think about... everyday I pray I pray... for better things to come
I'll wait each and everyday I'll wait for better things to come everything will go my way if I just wait patiently all this sadness fades away with better things to come the better things to come
Mother, Mother, Mother where has all the time gone?
I remember things, things from long ago days that were so bare, times that seemed so low I don't think that we can ever be together anywhere but home take me in your arms, smile for me again please don't ever leave, this must never end I am so alive, why must this now end? I will never be quite the same again
Slip Away 06:20
I crawl out in the morning time and I am fine and then I breathe in this air and I slide why does it always end up like this? and what is the meaning of my decline? I drift out and I drift out far, and I surmise... that just everything that I've felt has declined why did you leave me adrift like this? and what is the meaning of our decline? I could have had it all but I let it slip away
The Last Day 04:27
it's the last day and I'm better I'm better no more waiting like this it's over today's the last day now I'm better I'm better and I can now see it all and I can now see just everything everything
I climb to the mountain, to the top of the mountain and nine hours later I stop in despair I try to envision the face of the girl but she's so far away from the top of the world she's the girl I love this dark and cold of winter makes me so lonely so sad and lonely in this dark room and then for one moment, a deep and warm embrace and nine hours later, she waits for me she's the girl I love at least for awhile, this all fades away this all fades away
Nimble 03:45
you are my skin stretched soft cover my bones like grass on an ancient grave moss on a forgotten stone nimble fingers feel you feel me eyes pushed wide open to heaven tears from Christ fall down cover me "the gentle salt of pious tears" slides down my cheeks "across my open lips tastes tongue gently" fantastic this love "in heaven love... angel's wings beat" like sand beneath the sea "muffled...flowing" and the tiny star blinks and I missed it "the past was stolen" stare into vast grey skies "pin lights dance in cold grey eyes" the faeries playing firefly "and you beneath me...wet grass shimmering" fly with me forever
everything fades as I decline this facade burns away and behind it all... ...lies nothing but emptiness and pain
Resigned 06:36
then she and I drove out to the country and I felt fine but she seemed lonely and so resigned it seeped deep into me and then she cried and pulled away from me
Surrender 04:23
you with me in heaven floating like ribbon in the sea of tranquility the perfume of your soul intoxicating water in cascades surrender fall with me into the arms of angels the feather touch of kisses into the light forever tongues twist in time to oblivion water rising higher and we sink into the sea lungs filled...smiles explode and home again (time stands frozen forever) and in my arms you stay (like a baby to my breast you stay) the stars fall to earth and we catch them the sugar of your kiss reflects them eyes wide like oceans vast inside with me chosen at last "time in the presence of the garden never-ending rib fit firmly back in place the circle complete as the skies explode the blessing of angels cry down on us like diamond chips our flesh glistens wet and soft with the tears of the cherubim"
and then I prevail again, again as all these memories pass again I look ahead to the new day again please no more dark days, dark days, again, again and from the top of the mountain I stare down on new flowers and go straight into a new day and I see the new flowers and I drift down towards a new day and I feel like new flowers now I'm on the steps of a new day and new flowers, and new flowers
and in a flash it lingers...in the fire, in the pain the burning spiral burns again for the last time, and then it fades the dust it settles all around and through the fire comes better days and all these memories burn away and the circle fades and all of this I leave behind and I watch it fade and all of this I leave behind and I welcome better days and in the light it flickers...the new fire, the new day the night sky beats down hard again with just a smile and no pain the dust it settles all around and through the fire comes better days and all these memories burn away and the circle fades
The New Day 05:54
the haze fades, she speaks in tongues of brighter days I sink back, I'm so afraid in every way the past fades, she sings the song of brighter days I reach out, she takes me into brighter days and I can feel again, no for the first time our souls embrace, my heart beats for the first time grey days are gone, my heart sings for the first time the sun beats down on me, no for the first time the brand new day is here, I will never leave you the brand new day is here, I will always love you the brand new day is here, I will never leave you just take my hand and stay with me forever


released April 3, 1995

all songs written, performed and recorded by Lycia

David Galas: bass, synth, drum programs
Tara Vanflower: vocals
Mike VanPortfleet: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, synth, drum programs

recorded April to December 1994

mixed by David Galas

remastered by Martin Bowes

cover photo by Mike VanPortfleet and David Galas

the original CD was released by Projekt Records and is no longer in print

the 2006 Silber Records single CD reissue is no longer in print

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Lycia formed in Tempe Arizona in 1988. The current lineup is Mike VanPortfleet, David Galas, Tara Vanflower and John Fair.

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