1. The Lost Track

From the recording Wyoming Territory


Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, piano, acoustic guitar

Recorded and mixed by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT and in a composer’s studio at the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions, NYC


The Lost Track
(c) 2013 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

I came to Spotted Horse
Because the river led me
Withers hard against my cheek
Reins flapping my destiny
We walked in forward motion
Prairie grasses crosswise to the sky
I never thought
I never thought
I never thought to try

I could place no memory
Was it a trick of the summer light
That turned the arrow into me
Began my aimless flight
Took every piece of my history
Erasing where I’d been
I never thought I’d find you again

Was it clouds of dust or metal
Or the awful tumbling weeds
Or the compass wheel set spinning
That brought me to my knees
I pray you’ll recognize me
For dead is what I’ll seem
And show your tender kindness
Under siege

Here’s a heart, here’s a stone
I’m no longer confused
Which is to there to be thrown
Which is there to be used
And how will I repay them
The thunderclouds that brought the blessed rain
And took me down the lost track
I lost track
And took me down the lost track
To your love again