Stars on the Ceiling EP

by Andrew Thomas

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1.
Light of Day 03:26
Lost in the half-light Flying from lamppost to luminary Paralyzed by stage fright Some time ago, the future got scary Stuck in permanent hibernation ‘Til you had all of the information Wipe the sleep from your eyes and let in the light of day Wipe the sleep from your eyes and let in the light of day Sealed all the cracks up Kept out the air, kept out the sun Made it so easy Hiding away from everyone And your friends couldn't say they know you well You're just a shell, so Wipe the sleep from your eyes and let in the light of day Wipe the sleep from your eyes and let in the light of day It takes a while To adjust to the blue and the white Once you stop squinting You'll see it's gonna be alright...
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Stepped off the bus, looking like a lonely suburban boy who just Stepped off the bus, with no idea what he was stepping into Looked all around, saw nothing familiar, and my heart started racing Scanning the crowd for a welcome from you I’ve never seen so many people shuffling in and out of one place This would be so much easier if I’d ever seen your face I’m here in the concourse at Grand Central Station I hope that you get this OK What am I doing here in Grand Central Station? Feels like I’m running away… Thinking back when we chatted all night and into the morning Losing track of the minutes and miles I said “I’m right here,” You said “Maybe that’s true, but I’m still hugging my pillow, I just want you next to me for a while…” “Well, if it isn’t too expensive, I could visit over break. It’s seeming crazier every second, but it’s a chance I want to take.” Did you get my last message? I’m at Grand Central Station And I think I’m gonna like this town You said you would meet me at Grand Central Station And from there you would show me around Now there’s a dude in torn up t-shirt trying to sell me hash And an old punk, earbuds bleeding a song by The Clash Crowds of people ebb and flow, a travelers’ tide There’s no sign of anything like you, but I’ll wait here ‘til the nervousness subsides I’m here in the concourse at Grand Central Station Departures, arrivals, and me There’s stars on the ceiling and marble below me But they’re not what I came here to see Anyway, you’ve got the number Give me a call when you get this I might check out the shops or just roam But if I never see you, I’ll think of what could have been As I catch my connection home
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Haunted 04:26
one more mile out of town one less sorrow left to drown one more person that I never thanked one more way to walk the plank so let the sun bleach this memory and the vultures pick it dry there'll be nothing left to bring a tear to my eye is there a part of my life that you haven't haunted? not a care on my mind not another glance behind not a chain to drag me down not another soul around so let the sun bleach this memory and the vultures pick it dry there'll be nothing left to bring a tear to my eye there's no part of my life that you haven't haunted I hope you're happy 'cause it looks like you got what you wanted it's just another sleepless night another gnawing appetite one more frozen sun to set one more day to forget

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released April 24, 2012

All music, lyrics, vocals, and instruments by Andrew Thomas
Cover photo by John Swinconeck - www.johnswinc.com

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Andrew Thomas Hallowell, Maine

Hi. I’m Andrew. I play keyboards. I also sing. Occasionally, I do both together. What does that sound like?

Imagine Ben Folds, Joe Jackson and the members of Death Cab for Cutie meeting at a party and forming a supergroup. Divide that by 7. If Ben's train leaves the station at 3:30, how much fuel will it have burned by the time it’s passed Joe’s house? Wait, what were we talking about again?
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