Starry Sounds

by Todd Warner Moore

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released August 10, 2019

Todd Warner Moore: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Starry Sounds
Leah Hart: Backing Vocals
Michael Kentish: Backing Vocals
Roberto Diana: Electric Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
William Stewart: Violin, Viola
Daniel González: Cello
Sashko Temelkoski: Clarinet
Issar Schulman: Double Bass
Larry Salzman: Percussion

Mixed & Mastered by Oliver Wagner at SoundTheoryLab, Taiwan.

Hamurabi Rubio: Album Cover Photo

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What if they're just constructs?
If it comes
From within?
Our thoughts may seem like rocks
But a river runs everything thin

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Track Name: Starry Sounds
Footprints sink
Where the
Sea meets land
Tiny hands
Carve their
Moats in sand

If only
for a while
Their towers
Will arise
From the pile

And right here
On this
Moonlit beach
A water wall
Rushed those
Great palm trees

Submerged
This iidyl place
Uprooted memory
Left no trace

At this time
Of magnificence
Castle lives
Lift in eminence

I just can’t
Write it down
Or capture these
Starry sounds
But I’ll try...

Stretch my days
And they wash away
Distant light
Across the Milky Way

I just can’t write it down
Or capture those
Starry sounds
But I’ll try...
But I’ll try...
Track Name: Ebb and Flow
Outside they sit and sip their tea
Newspapers under the banyan tree
Their cups are chipped and steep
Their breakfasts decades deep
In the shade of this tree

While some
Have broken apart
And others have
Lost their heart
They are still
Their better parts

This ebb and flow
This touch and go
These highs and lows
From the bending
To the blending
To the tending
To the mending
To the sensing
All the endings
Of their fences

Every subtle augmentation
The give and take of situations
The plans they think about
And how they feel today
Are the days that roll their way
The ways which they respond
And how they move on
Are the things they build upon

And when
they’re running around
And when they’re
Losing their ground
They still hear one sound

This ebb and flow
This touch and go
These highs and lows
From the bending
To the blending
To the tending
To the mending
To the sensing
All the endings
Of their fences
Track Name: It's All Happening Today
Ruby red sunset
A cotton candy moon
Fishing boats
On the indigo
And I am going home

They say things
Have a way
Of working out
In the strangest
Ways
And it’s all
Happening
Today

Emerald island of birds
Where no human goes
From the window
Hear you their chirps
And I am going home

They say things
Have a way
Of working out
In the strangest
Of ways
And it’s all
Happening
Today

Solo

They say things
Have a way
Of working out
In the strangest
Of ways
And it’s all
Happening
Today

They say things
Have a way
Of working out
In the strangest
Of ways
And it’s all
Happening
Today
Track Name: Starting Again
Every time
I feel in synch
I don’t
Need to even
Think think think
Quick as a wink
I’m right on the brink

Of someplace
I have never seen
It's as if I’ve
Shed my skin skin skin

Starting again
Starting again

I don’t know
How to describe it
No way to
revive it

It just seems
An unexpected bolt
A song arrives
In notes

And I’m
Fine fine fine
Fine fine

Said I’m
Fine fine fine
Fine fine

But sometimes
I will share my songs
With people
I don’t even
Know know know
A sense of regret
Stomach upset

And I don’t know
Why I care
But I know
I’ve got to
share share share

Starting again
Starting again

I don’t know
How to describe it
No way
To revive it

It just seems
An unexpected jolt
I open up myself

And I
Crawl crawl crawl
Back home

Said I
And I
Crawl crawl crawl
Back home


That's the paradox
Of songs
Once we've formed them
They are
Gone gone gone
Movin' along
At the crack of dawn

And if perchance
We meet again
The songs that once flew
Like some long lost friends
Starting again
Starting again

I don’t know
How to describe it
No way even
To revive it

It just seems
An unexpected bolt
A song arrives
In notes

And I’m
Fine fine fine
Yeah fine

And I’m
Fine fine fine
Fine fine

Said we're
Fine fine fine
Fine fine

And we're
Fine fine fine
Fine fine
Track Name: See So Clearly
Way out there
The Borealis
Ether and air
Scattered where
Particles
Pass everywhere

You’re the drops of rain
Silver sounds remain
And way back when
We knew a way my friend

To see
So clearly
A light
It is
Will be
All right

And back then
Everything unsaid
Of times ahead
I can hear you sing
From the sapphire sea
Waves pass through me

You’re the drops of rain
Silver sounds remain
And way back when
We found a way my friend

To see
So clearly
A light
It is
Will be
All right

I’ll meet you there
At the water’s edge
A window walk
Between now and then
Now and then

To see
So clearly
A light
It is
Will be
All right
Track Name: Meet in the Middle
Sometimes when they loved
It was like they were breathing together
And their bodies were musical saws
Calling where to be touched

They'd give and they'd give
And they'd be what they wanted to be
'Twas these times in their love
Where everything came to the surface

But it was so hard in this love of theirs
To find it back back back
Back to the middle

Oh but when they distorted
The sound could bring blood to the ears
Was that feeling of being alone
When they're right there beside you

Everything that was said
Was turned into some kind of poison
And they fed off this poison
It made its way into their bones

'Cause it was so hard in this love of theirs
To find it back back back
Back to the middle

But it was 4:30 in the morning
She should have been sleeping
Couldn't tell if she was waking
Or dreaming this

They met in the middle
'Twas the calm between all or their storms
Found its way through their bedroom window
And they floated floated floated away

And they met in the middle

Met in the middle
Meet in the middle
Will meet in the middle
Track Name: Coffee Conversations
You post your pictures on the wall
You comment on the pictures
Posted on the wall

But you don't talk much anymore
And you don't get past
The front door through
Look through the glass
All those autumns with
Your friends
Where coffee conversations
Couldn’t end

You’ve traveled far
Inside your phone
You’ve found a way
To stay together and alone

And you don't talk much anymore
And you don't get past
The front door
Look through the glass
All those autumns with
Your friends
Where coffee conversations
Couldn’t end

It seems like they are from a dream
Your words and alchemy
Or stones found in the sea

But you don't talk much anymore
And you don't get past
The front door
Look through the glass
All those autumns with
Your friends
Where coffee conversations
Couldn’t end
Track Name: All the Lives
City light bouquets
And the people are
Fixed and gaze
Skyscraper
Fireworks displays
Turn night into day

And the
Ferris wheel lights
Shine from
A towering height
On the harbour so bright
Shimmering sight

All the lives we live
How we take or give
Lead to this river blue
Into morning dew

A cicada knows
Nothing of Spring
Or of Fall
The mushroom too
Will never know
Of a twilight
Or dawn

How you shaped
These words
Thousands of
Years ago
To pine needles
Falling below
Into melting snow

All the lives we live
How we take or give
Lead to this river blue
Into morning dew

And inside our hearts
The tattooed charts
The remnants
Of stars

All the lives we live
How we take or give
Lead to this river blue
To morning dew

All the lives we live
How we take or give
Lead to this river blue
Into morning dew

Let's sink
To the ground
To the faint hum of
Starry sounds
To the spiralling
Ferris wheel lights
Alive tonight
Track Name: Slate
Shifting into twilight days
The waning of the
Sunlight on the boats
The wood the water movement
Liquid crimson undulations
As they float

Frequently
He meets his daughter
Brings her food
She tells him
Of her day
And they sit
Beside the pier
And watch the flickers
In the bay
Beside those boats

This is their moment
This is their time

Recall
All the times
They’ve
Spent away
To this spot
By the sea
Where the ease
of the foam
And water spray
Reconcile
To degrees

To see
Each other once again
To the sounds
Of the sea

Exchange their kisses
And farewells
She’ll go back home
To supper
With her mother
And he’ll watch
The fires in the sky
Dissolve in might
Above the sunken sun

The way he fled
When he was young
Still follows him
Though he’s not
Who he was
Correcting
Threads
Of old decisions
Consequences
Long ago undone

This is his moment
This is his time

Blank slate
Across the
Ceiling of the sky
The insight
To make right
All The loose ends
Of a fly by night life
Out of time

To see
Himself
For the first time
To the sounds
Of the sea

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