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  1. Trouble and Truth

From the recording Beautiful Blood

Steve Mayone: electric and acoustic guitars, organ, harmony vocal, percussion
Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboard, harmony vocal
Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion
Patrick Ross: fiddle

Produced by Kristina Stykos
Recorded by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio (Chelsea VT) and by Steve Mayone at Proofbox Studio (Somerville MA).
Mixed by Kristina Stykos with Steve Mayone
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions, NYC

Lyrics

Trouble and Truth
(c) 2013 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

It’s in the emptiness of the light
The holy turning of day to night
Slipping quietly through the trees
Bringing my lonely heart to its knees

You only ask me to love and to live
If I could only believe – I could give
If I could feel then I’d surely try
To reinvent this and make it fly

It’s a strange bliss
Finally got you on the line
Been starving for connection
And running out of time
It’s a cruel twist
Rising up like the rain
Bringing trouble and truth
To my heart again

Now I’m a crow bending in flight
Heading for things that’s just out of sight
Sharpening my wings on the clouds and the rain
Flying faster than a spinning weather vane

Now I’m a sparrow chasing the breeze
Raking the wind for the things that it needs
But things slide through your hands even when you’re good
You do what you do and you did what you could

It’s a strange bliss
Finally got you on the line
Been starving for connection
And running out of time
It’s a cruel twist
Rising up like the rain
Bringing trouble and truth
To my heart again

I’ve been climbing not sure why
It’s a rickety ladder goes a little too high
But up on the roof there you don’t wear a skirt
And you pledge your allegiance to the sky and the dirt

It’s a strange bliss
Finally got you on the line
Been starving for connection
And running out of time
It’s a cruel twist
Rising up like the rain
Bringing trouble and truth
To my heart again