Stars

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Stars

LYRICS:

Brother look beyond your golden leaves
A feather in your arms is all you’ll need
Cast aside you must search for man’s desires
Like stars above us we are all on fire.

 

Sister look beyond your chest of wood
Hidden in your tears is your true blood
Your heart’s alive, there’s no tether that can bind
Like stars above us we are on fire

 

You’ll take the road ahead,
face the darkest nights
And tho the beast and his hunger match your pride
And you may hang your head
But face the dark and lonely nights
Like stars above us we are all on fire

 

You may come upon the blackest stone
What passage lies beyond is still unknown
And sleep won’t come, cause you never close your eyes
Like stars above us we are on fire.

 

Your heart alone’s no company
with only bones below our feet
You’ve got the stars above, So count the stars above
You’ve got the stars above

 

Brother you may find within your hand
The brightest fire will light the darkest land.
And sleep wont come if you never close your eyes
Like stars above us we are all on fire
Like stars above us we are all on fire

"The Firebird"

And in my dreams I see myself on a wolf's back
Riding along a forest path
To do battle with a sorcerer-tsar
In that land where a princess sits under lock and key,
Pining behind massive walls.
There gardens surround a palace all of glass;
There Firebirds sing by night
And peck at golden fruit
-Yakov Polonsky

In the Russian folkloric tradition there are many stories that feature the Firebird. I have heard and read many different versions of these tales, but in all of the them the firebird marks the beginning of a great quest and of man's desire to possess what he does not have.