Another Way To Exist

by Magic Trees

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The frosted stars are leaping off the rim of earth across the dome Sharp is the night and it’s a night to make the heavens our home More than this nest, where we scrape each step to strive Look down the road, every fir tree seems alive Lights rushing out in swarms from the golden comb Awaken waves and waves of thoughts that burst to foam Its mantle holds us half past mortal breath Life glistens on the river of the dead Radiance Radiance in rings It folds us, flesh and dust, and we have knelt The radiance in rings, the haven of the soul is what we’ve felt
This is the tale of a girl Who fell in love with the sun But the night was too long to wait for the day She flew into the sky And took the sun away Now the night won’t turn into the day With the darkness came a roar When the sun didn’t rise on the eastern shore Panic, fear and dread Wishing they were one of the lucky dead So lonely now Flowers never bloom Dreams fade to grey as the colours all were washed away No light, no love, No music soldiering on, waiting for the dawn The sun still shines through me, Colours glow in all I see The sun still shines through me, Rising up from the eastern sea
My friend tells me that I’m cool I guess it must be true She wouldn’t say that just to fool me Would she? I couldn’t say, I don’t think that way You learn to love the sand When there’s nowhere else to play And someone’s asking for a new dance A new chance What could I say, I don’t think that way I’m not saying I’m wrong But my heart tells me I’m leaving it too long It’s going to slip away While I lie awake My lover’s whispering to me Promises and possibilities She wouldn’t do that just to hurt me Would she?
There’s a big black sign outside my window today Hanging from a line, don’t know what it’s meant to say The workmen climbed and fastened it down to stay They left it behind like a death mark on the day And the sun won’t shine through the black sign There’s a dark black song playing in your head these days And it won’t be long before we see it all slip away When a cloud comes by I just wait ‘til it rolls away But a big black sign feels like it’s here to stay And the sun won’t shine through the black sign
My friend, my friend, it’s been so long since you smiled Want to take you out so we can laugh for a while And fall into a dream of what we used to be Cause love is what I feel Love is what I feel The days are long and leave you dead upon your feet You trade your soul for a bed and a little bit of weed Remember how it was, remember it can be that way again Cause love is what is real Love is what is real I love your song, I love your song I want to hear another one I want to dance with my arms around your shoulders Cause the world is getting colder and I am getting older My friend, my friend, you know you shine like the sun All the things I said, I meant them, every single one If we could just forget all the times that I was bad to you Cause love is what I fee Love is what I feel Yeah, love is what is real Love is what is real
You need me to tell you I think you’re nice Even when you’re so blue Pick you up when you’ve fallen down And be there to whisper to you Why do you think you’re bad until I say you’re good? You can do anything, why wait until I say you should? How can I climb out of the depths of my mind? How can I climb? You want me to tell you you’re beautiful In the morning when you’ve awoken My words can send you to the moon So much left unspoken Why do you feel so trapped, until I open the door? Seems like you’ve had enough, Then I leave and you’re beggin for more You always look outside yourself, A dreamer is what I call you If I could wake you up today You’d see you have it all within you Seems like you want to fly, I know you’ll find your way How can you dance under the sun, if you’re always waiting for my say?
The light dies and the night shines All who lived and all that have died Are carried on in this little slice of time Standing on this threshold with you I see now and forever too Captured in this little slice of time The white and black of this world The left and right of this world One of us is half awake One of us is half asleep Into which reality will I creep The pros and cons of this world The blues and reds of this world All I touch, all I can be All I see is a part of me Carried on in this little slice of time
You’re fighting in a homemade war Don’t remember what you’re fighting for no more Doesn’t matter to you Are the humans getting in your hair You can always run and hide yourself downstairs Doesn’t matter to you It’s a shame, she’ll never be the same She’ll never be the girl she was when you fell in love back then It’s a game you didn’t need to play Like picking up the rain You’ve got to be the boss and raise your voice Gotta make them understand that there’s no choice They’ve got to listen to you When they’re whispering behind your back Show no mercy when it’s time for your attack They gotta listen to you It’s a shame, you’ll never be the same You’ll never be the man you were Before the plans you made fell through It’s a crime to be wasting all your time Out picking up the rain
When she gets that look in her eye she’ll take me on a ride And when she comes to me it’ll be the best it could be Simplify my life for me let your laughter set me free You open up my dreams Make them real, wild and free On our side, we are standing by Not to try, helplessly we look inside They’ve got the law on their side They’ve got greed in their eyes What price can you put on a soul Can the wind in your hair be bought and sold
Don’t like these blue pills anymore I want the ones I had before Yeah these ones bring me down These ones make enemies of anyone who’s around Less Christmas cards to send, I’ll ask my friend He knows what’s best Elephant on my chest says I am blessed And I think he passed the test Elephant on my chest says fuck the rest, fuck the rest I’ve got no time for her right now And all her wheres and whens and hows I gotta catch my breath Before I catch another glimpse of happiness Each time could be the end I’ll ask my friend
I am of the sun, I am of the moon I am the waves that lap up on the sand When I’m out among the trees I am, I am I take the fish out of the lake, I drink the water from the stream I had to leave to understand When I’m out among the trees I am, I am The sun shines on us We’re all bound to the circle as we walk it Life goes round and round and round I long for lovely Anne, Mistress of the sea Across the distance our love will stand When I’m out among the trees we are one, we are The sun, it shines on us Make a sound Walk the circle as it calls us Life goes round and round and round


released June 14, 2012

Jason Moon, Ian Dickson, Jaime Dickson, Colleen Moon


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Magic Trees released their 2nd album, “Another Way To Exist” in 2012, which was written and recorded in Northwest England. The group consisted of two Canadian couples who spent three years travelling across Canada and the UK soaking up influences, writing songs, and recording on a mobile setup above the Victoria Pub in St. Annes, Lancashire. ... more

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