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Crystal Land

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Crystal Land

Owner: Scott Carmichael Genre: Progressive Rock Total Plays: 37
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How do I get there??? When will I get there??

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I wrote this song when I lived in Philly, living over the Schuylkill River looking west across the river into a desolate industrial area… forsaken and a little dangerous… one early morning the sun behind me reflected off one of the windows in an old warehouse far away, and I thought “wow it looks beautiful”… knowing full well that the place was treacherous… and I thought about my early days of addiction, and how an illusion kept me pursuing something that just wasn’t there… thankfully those days are far far behind me now…. These lyrics emerged from that moment… 


He rose early as the sun light made it’s way across the sky

from his window he would make his morning plan

but west across the valley some reflection caught his eye

with a blinding hint of diamonds in that land


how do I get there look how the streets all shine so bright

when do I get there look at the city bathed in light

I must get there if I can

I’ll die if I don’t reach that crystal land


So he tip-toed out the back door in his finest Sunday clothes

with his heart set on the city trimmed in chrome

he didn’t tell his father because daddy would say no

when he closed the door he left his childhood home


how do I get there look how the streets all shine so bright

when do I get there look at the city bathed in light

I must get there if I can

I’ll die if I don’t reach that crystal land


I have seen this in the half light of a thousand misty dawns

how the glimmer plays on lingering hope that's lost

can vision still be trusted thru the eyes of our desire

we wager worlds and pray there is no cost


how do I get there look how the streets all shine so bright

when do I get there look at the city bathed in light


I’ll never get there


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