Sunrise Highway

by Westy Reflector

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take me back, to the end of the island early ’94 in the dead of winter before the hedge funds bought all the sand before the century came to an end are you waiting for me standing on that point of land where the atlantic meets the sound and everything’s going according to plan and we’re at the head of a table in a house full of windows at the end of an island that only the sunrise knows the northern lights from providence bleed into the milky way and the whole wide world stays a safe distance away we’ll meet under the lighthouse embrace on top of the bluff the light will erase the time between us once again we’ll be the ones at the head of a table in a house full of windows at the end of an island that only the sunrise knows so i’m in a 20 year old car with a dream baby dream i drive ever eastward ever eastward ever eastward into the sunrise
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I’m chasing this dream. I’ve got a few chords. And I’m just riding on the F, back + forth, Thinking one thought, since I got on. I think that I’m the only one on this train who realizes what went wrong. Jolie, I just missed falling in… Jolie, I just missed falling in… You sped off in that taxi Before I said the seventh word Now I’m afraid you only heard “Jolie, I just missed falling in…” She wasn’t looking for a cushion. She’s only got one life. But she was searching for a softer landing and a peaceful flight. So she went for a graceful exit before I gave her one that she don’t like. Now I’m the only one still thinking about it on this endless ride. When loose bricks fall on quiet sidewalks, you can hear ’em crash from blocks away. Without scaffolding they just keep raining down. She’s still speeding away and I know she still feels lucky to this day. ‘cause you’re always missing the seventh word
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We traveled the world together in the same dime store shoes We had our ups and our downs but we never spoke of the blues Then the sun started shining on you And the rain held off until you were through Running around leaving this life behind The next thing we knew, you were the next big thing You said success wouldn’t change you, it’d only open the door For you to escape the ones who never wanted more So you left for the city in spring By winter you were crowned king And we faded away behind all your new memories The next thing we knew, you were the next big thing Now you’re up with the stars And we got all the time in the world Sitting down here watching it from afar Home is a place you can never go back when you change your point of view And home is a place you always invent when the moment is right to be new We get the feeling you’re gone Lost to the great beyond Farewell my friend We’ll remember you The next thing we knew, you were the next big thing
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sirens out my window echo down the alleyway explosions and fragmentation waves made the city shift and shake we saw it loud we heard it clear ‘cos no one lives in isolation here now we have to save the world again so zero out time because now is then baby, take a look around you save your requiems we’re gonna have to save the world from ourselves again... driverless cars running the lights everywhere we are tonite think it over think it through in this moment who are you? save your requiems we’re gonna have to save the world from ourselves again and again…
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I set out walking, just to find a friend, Make a human connection in a world of pretend, To share faith in the future, in the face of decay, ‘Cos when you can’t escape the night, every dawn is the end of days. The walls get high, The darkness amplifies, (And) there goes the sky. You can understand but it doesn’t mean you feel. The hardest things to show are the easiest to conceal. Actions can destroy more than words can heal. God save us all when all the truths are revealed. The walls get high. The darkness amplifies. (And) there goes the sky.
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Rag top down. Flying past exit signs, through memories, to the end of the island.

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released July 2, 2015

Written, performed, programmed and produced by Westy Reflector.

Cover Photo: "She Rode East" (1994)

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