"Meet Me On The Far Side Of A Star"

Produced, recorded and mixed by Christine Smith at Shire Recorders, Austin, TX

Trumpet recorded by Howie Beno at Ruffian Recorders, Brooklyn, NY

Mastered by Mark Hallman at Congress House Studio, Austin, TX

Words and Music by Christine Smith (BMI/Rabble Rouser Music) and Victor Camozzi (ASCAP) except “You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore” written by Smith

 

Guest Players: Tommy Stinson, Jeff Brown, Nabate Isles, Jenny De Wulf Smith, Alex Moralez, Sonoma Camozzi

 

Guest Singers: Victor Camozzi, Mike McCoy, Alva Sim, Kat Neko, Brandon Burke

Cover photo: Lee Heath. Cover design: Roger Wuthrich. Art design: Karen Justl

Special thanks to Mick Flowers and Brandt Gassman

SIDE A

1. This Love


This love lies beside me till the dawn This love lifts me up just like a song This love is a sonnet whispered on and on and on And for all of history, when the people long to see Just how sweet a love can be, they'll look back to you and me And this love This love touches lightly on my sleeve This love burns bright as autumn leaves This love blows around me like a warm and bashful breeze And for all of history, when the people long to see Just how sweet a love can be, they'll look back to you and me And this love Oh, I don't know how it ever came to be Like stars above and earth below, you're my eternity This love kisses all my broken ways This love glows through all my darkest days This love falls upon me like sunshine's sweetest rays And for all of history, when the people long to see Just how sweet a love can be, they'll look back to you and me And this love Yes this love Oh, this love This love This love




2. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore


Now that I've made myself comfortably numb It's plain as the nose on my face what you've done And you can't hurt me anymore I don't subscribe to your ludicrous ways I'm disconnected from your childlike days I'm over it I'm over the moon Cause you can't hurt me anymore The trees know, the sky knows It's all in the clouds, time to say it out loud I'm homeward bound, and feeling proud That you can't hurt me anymore I don't have no help for nobody who Don't have no help for me, ain't it true It's obvious Time to have a good time Cause you can't hurt me anymore




3. Trying Not to Fall in Love


Please don't smile your smile quite like that Please don't look so dapper with your dimples as we chat Please refrain from glowing like an angel descended from above I'm trying not to fall in love Please abstain from accidentally brushing my hand Please withhold the urge to look quite so grand Please don't make it so painfully clear we'd fit together like a glove I'm trying not to fall in love Your cooperation would be most appreciated If you'd ignore that the stars seem to know that we're fated Please resist my eyes calling you close Please pretend we're not dancing nose to nose Please forebear from feeling my heart flutter like the wings of a dove I'm trying not to fall in love Forgive my insistence, thanks for your sincere assistance But you impair my resistance and I'm trying Well, I'm trying not to fall in love




4. Happily Never After


Happily never after, you and me Never knew such love, such laughter, falling free Daring to dream till we had to wake My heart on a string till it had to break Now it's oh, so plain to see Happily never after was all we could be Happily never after, where did you go? My wondrous wildflower pasture, now covered in snow I couldn't believe it would ever end I shouldn't grieve but I can't pretend Now it's oh, so plain to see Happily never after was all we could be Some loves were never meant to last Sometimes forever has a funny way of falling into the past Happily never after, it's all that I know I'm oh, so lost without you, but still love you so Happy halcyon days, sinful and sublime Your sun's sweet rays, dappled and divine These memories won't set me free Cause happily never after was all we could be Happily never after, you and me




5. Feels Like Yesterday


In just one night you showed me the light And made me realize how life could be In just one day you showed me the way You lifted me up and then you set me free Just yesterday, you passed my way And I know you know I'll be all right, come what may If there is no tomorrow With just one kiss, you taught me such bliss Then shoved it all deep down inside Such love and light, and feeling so right Now a heart I have to hide Just yesterday, you passed my way And I know you know We'll be all right, come what may if there is no tomorrow Oh, bring back yesterday If there is no tomorrow Oh, bring back yesterday And take away all this sorrow Yes, I just want yesterday Cause I know there's no tomorrow You know if feels like yesterday If I know there's no tomorrow





SIDE B

1. Meet Me on the Far Side of a Star


Meet me on the far side of a star Dream away from wherever you are And dance across the heavens in my arms Oh, meet me on the far side of a star Meet me on the far side of a star Where no one knows who we are In a constellation of kisses, never to part Oh, meet me on the far side of a star Such a quivering quasar curiousity The astounding astronomy between you and me Copernicus bliss and Galileo romance-osity But it wasn't to be... So meet me on the far side of a star My eyes twinkling in the sky from afar Calling you to me wherever you are Yes, meet me on the far side of a star In a constellation of kisses, never to part Oh, meet me on the far side of a star (Spoken) So this is what it sounds like on the far side of a star? You told me to meet you here, I don't know why you're not here Wait, did I get off on the wrong star? Is this the wrong stop? Did I go the right way? Oh wait, someone's coming Could it be you? Is it you? I think it's you It is you! And I've got my eyes wide open And my arms are wide open And this whole wide world is just starting to open




2. This Moon


I know this moon, I felt his gaze before With your hands in my hands, our feet on your front porch Feeling so uncertain, but certain it was love for sure I know this moon, I felt his gaze before I know this moon, I heard him catch his breath As his beams broke through your blinds, as I slipped from my dress As your hands found my hips, and your lips found my chest I know this moon, I heard him catch his breath I know this moon, I saw him turn away On the darkest of nights, in my darkest of days The last words that you wrote, leaving nothing more to say I know this moon, I saw him turn away Let the stars laugh at my tears, I don't care anyway Me and this moon got no more games to play Cause I know this moon, I felt his gaze before With your hands in my hands, our feet on your front porch Feeling so uncertain, but certain it was love for sure I know this moon, I felt his gaze before Yes, I know this moon I know this moon




3. Very, Very


Well, well, who's this I see? Yes, yes, I know it's hard to believe No, no, this never happens to me I find you so very, very You make me so very, very It would be very, very tonight No my dear, let's not tarry When this is so very, very Let's be very, very tonight Ha, ha, I know the joke is on me But tsk, tsk, it'd be a shame not to see My, my, how can it be I find you so very, very You make me so very, very It would be very, very tonight No my dear, let's not tarry When this is so very, very Let's be very, very tonight You and me Very, very tonight Lost in sweet very, very tonight




4. We're Never Going


We're never going to make love again Or float down the Guadalupe, holding hands Never make eggs for each other in the morning Never share croissant walking down the streets of Amsterdam Nor see the Rockefeller Christmas Tree No wineries or eateries No reason to believe No dancing, no fantasies No smiling in public, please We're never going to have the chance To love through the winter's night, in the darkness as we dance I'll never know what makes a brave man so fearful Never taking his turn, to turn mistakes into joy Never knowing what could be Never turn away from she Never turning to me Oh please, oh lover, please Our love is sacred, and something I would fight for Of course I would, of course I would But love, not war, is the way for me Fighting's never good Even when right It's never good I'm never going to forget you're the one Who can make my nightmares stop, and bring back the sun My heart will never stop Relentless, repentless, regardless, we're fools To let love linger on with no apparent rules We're never going to make love again





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