A Few Songs About Flying

by Stefan Fink

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This album was birthed from December 2009 through May 2010 in Purchase, New York. Recorded by Mike Ditrio. Artwork by Matt Van Asselt.

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released June 4, 2010

thanks to: ann burnett, jon stogner, stephen faught, esteban silva, lucas sconzo, cassie landrum, everybody who did gang vocals, the lost boys.

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Stefan Fink New York

on a quiet night,
you'll find me in the moonlight
hanging from the trees
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Track Name: Doctor, Doctor
living like its easy, yeah i've got a family
i've got a family, a ghost of what i used to be
everything around me is broken shards of apathy
useless bits of apathy, distorting whats in front of me
and i've got furnace eyes and i would like to fantasize
about something better, we all need something better
than the stuff thats in my chest, its keeping me from rest
i want to shake this feeling, but i can't shake this feeling
and someday when i'm strong, i hope you come along
to see where i'm going, i don't know where i'm going
and on a quiet day, i hear the words you say
echoing in my ear

doctor, doctor, time to call the doctor
we've got a sick on our hands
doctor, doctor, time to call the doctor
i don't know where i am, i don't know who i am

so bring on all the years and unconfronted fears
i'm gonna meet them head on, gonna meet them dead on
and pile another stone and send me off alone
to see what i am made of, i don't know what i'm made of
maybe bits of clay that are subject to decay
foundations made to crumble, everything must crumble
or a heart thats made of tin where nothing can come in
just rust and fade away, i will slowly fade away
but deep down to the core, i hope theres something more
i'm running round in circles, bound to run in circles
and i'm looking for a light, just a single candle in the night
it will guide me home, spread my wings and fly back home

doctor, doctor, time to call the doctor
we've got a sick on our hands
doctor, doctor, time to call the doctor
i don't know where i am, i don't know who i am
Track Name: Lost Boy
i will be peter pan if you will be wendy
and i will be peter pan if you will be wendy
i will be peter pan if you will be wendy
and i will be wendy and you will be peter pan
believe me, just this once believe me
believe me, if its the last time believe me
you can fly, i believe you can fly
have you ever tried? then how do you know you can't?

i will help you fly, across the moonlight sky

don't look down take my hand
don't look down take my hand to the far below
theres magic in the night, i will never let it die
theres magic in the night, we will never let it die

i will help you fly, across the moonlight sky

i am just a lonely lost boy, playing with my broken wooden toy
lets go off to never ever land, everything will be alright in the end

home is where the heart is and my home is in my chest
because my heart is in my chest at least the last time that i checked
home is where the heart is and my home is in my chest
because my heart is in my chest at least the last time that i checked

i will help you fly across the moonlight sky
Track Name: Magic Flickers
magic flickers, round your door
falling gently to the floor
nevermore, will they fly
dirt and dust where they die

and i will sail on to the see where you can not follow me
i will sail on to the see where you can not follow me

you could take me far from this
calm the tempest with a kiss
i will miss you most of all
every spring has its fall

and ever star thats out tonight, will bathe my skin in milky white
ever star thats out tonight, will bathe my skin in milky white

now we are made of stardust and theres magic in the sky
let every creature lend an ear and slowly learn to fly

let the wind take me away
i will fly and you will stay
if i may, say one last thing
you have been my everything

but distant now and deep at sea, i let the waves swallow me
distant now and deep at sea, i let the waves swallow me
Track Name: California Song
i will fly two thousand miles, just to see what i am made of
broken hearted songs, memories all dead and gone
i will climb on mountain top, just to scream this whole thing out
live among the crows, where i'll be, god knows

you think you'll find a way, i'll find a place to go and run and hide
i could build a bridge and i could keep you on the other side
don't worry if it feels like i haven't been home for long
out there is where you'll find me, singing another california song

goodbye to all those i love, you are all that i'll think of
i must fly away, leave you here to stay
i will fly up to the sun, burn my wings and crash back down
spiral to the ground, scream without a sound

find a place to go and run and hide
build a bridge and keep you on the other side
don't worry if i haven't been home for long
out there is where you'll find me, singing another california song

gliding fast in deep blue sky, desert echoing my cry
safe now from the nest, head far from your chest
now i've found a place to hid, burn all that i hold inside
no, i haven't been home in too long, but you won't miss me when i'm gone
Track Name: In The End
milkweeds, daisies and tulips are growing in my garden square
step over the broken branches and lay down your hair
i had a dream last night that nearly tore me up inside
you came to me in a purple van and asked me to take this ride
where are we going?, well i don't know, but the moon is full tonight
to loch raven to skinny dip, i wouldn't put up a fight

all my dreams, they come to me again, i a little while they'll be gone
in the end, you've always been a friend, till the death, not till we move on

whisper secrets and sing me songs, and i'll try to do the same
light a fire in a field, i'm starlight on the range
let tank sing her highway song as i'll drive you through the night
nothing will be strange or fearful, everything will be alright
take this stone from my heart and bury it outside
kiss me on the forehead, before i run inside

all my dreams, they come to me again, i a little while they'll be gone
in the end, you've always been a friend, till the death, not till we move on
Track Name: Tallest Tree
dead leaves usher us away, the sun is out lets spend the day
from the city, from everything we've done before
you left back you cell phone, sometimes its good to be alone
and where we wound up we knew that we've never been before

well i wish i was the tallest tree, you'd climb my branches just to see
that blue, blue moon up in the sky and you never stop to wonder why

we forged the river by skipping stones, sometimes its good to be alone
we stare out against the world and we roll down the hill
theres a burnt out car i noticed that we passed
its funny how somethings never last
nothings forever no matter how hard we try
who needs a car when there are no roads?
who needs a house when you have a fort?
who needs a map when you have the stars?
who needs their rules when you have a heart?

well i wish i was the tallest tree, you'd climb my branches just to see
that blue, blue moon up in the sky and you never stop to wonder why

stars seem a little bit brighter each day and something beacons me to stay
the frost on my breath is keeping me awake
returning always seems a little faster than arriving,
ambition keeps us moving keeps us driving
and when we get home we'll lay to the warmth thats in our beds
i'll kiss you goodnight and lay down my head

well i wish i was the tallest tree, you'd climb my branches just to see
that blue, blue moon up in the sky and you never stop to wonder why
Track Name: I Can't Sleep
lonely, i can't even breathe, i am only a source of this disease
just a body with nobody to please anymore

i will walk without a sound, now that you are not around

quiet, i won't make a sound, i've hurt you too much
too much to have me hang around
and i wish i could change what i've done, but i can't

i hear the wind, it howls and moans, i hear myself i'm all alone

i can't eat, and i can't sleep
because when i sleep, i dream of you

i hate this dream where we're together because the dream will end

time now, time to run away to california to piss my summer away and i can't hear from you
because i will hear that you're still with him
Track Name: Guide You Home
inside and out, holding on your window pane
i will guide you home, we will guide you home
broken and battered and bruised and blistered
torn and tattered and long forgotten
give this to me, help me feel anything
still the ravens cry on ivory towers high
echoing the sounds that humans make

still i can see, beauty in a willow tree
i won't fear the night, we won't fear the night
homeless and helpless but holding on to
pieces of fabric and portions of posture
you left behind for me with wondering eyes, wondering, I
slowly fade away from where we used to play
lord knows that these woods aren't home no more

take me in, to the place where i'll begin
rain falls, and i can't sleep without your warmth

please believe me, if only you had eyes to see
i would fly away, we would fly away

and every time i peer, you are never here
and i find that this house is not a home
Track Name: Open Window
oh how the wind swells and sighs in the night
breathing up air to the moon
quietly comforting my broken wings,
telling me i'll be home soon
and deep in the forest while the city sleeps
fairies flicker amber light
warms my wet body as i stir awake
gently guiding me to flight

because i will be home again in time
i will find my way back to your open window

and salt stings my scars as i fly over sea
whipping my face with the cold
skin worn and tattered and wings long exposed
following a path of gold
and watch over me like a motherless child
a rotten boy who's lost his way
breathe smoke and fire back into my guts
and beacon it always to stay

because i will be home again in time
i will find my way back to your open window

diving into sea, cold water swallows me
drenching my face with the cold
muscles bound and torn, still spirits swim reborn
i will find you through this maze

i know that we can build something better than we've ever seen
i know that we can build something better than we've ever seen
i know that we can build something better than we've ever seen
i know that we can build something better than we've ever seen

because i will be home again in time
i will find my way back to your open window