"bracing and wonderful (if wholly unexpected) detour" -- Bill Kopp, Musoscribe, contributing editor at Goldmine: The Collectors Record and CD Marketplace, and Jazz & Prog Editor at BLURT magazine.

  Futureman Records


I handed you the stone
And said show me the beauty
I wandered off alone
So the world would come and soothe me
I screamed into the fire
To keep the cold inside
Now I’m gathering stones
Run and hide

Sketching out my defense
And coloring in the lines
Now here’s my alter-ego
To save your peace of mind
I died inside this ice box
To keep your world alive
I sharpened my pencil
Better run and hide

You don’t know what you’ve started
And I don’t know what I’ve done
Can we be this broken-hearted
Will we burn here in this sun?
There’s a monster made of silence
And hurricane shards of steel
But the only shelter for us
Is nothing, because nothing, no nothing, none of it
Is real

I opened up the stone
Baffled by the beauty
I wandered off alone
And there you were to soothe me
I stood beside your fire
You drank the cool inside
Let’s gather up our teardrops
Let’s run and hide - you and I
Just run and hide - together
Run and hide

Music: Carson
Lyrics: Carson/Stoeckel

Stoeckel: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Gordon: backing vocals, vocal arrangement
Carson: drums
Tinnel: electric guitar

Mix: Carson