Settle for Paradise

from by Kristina Stykos

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lyrics

SETTLE FOR PARADISE

here we are on an island
but land is all we see
i just want to hold on to this dream
false though it may be

we have swept up tears together
we have sworn to stay free
but how long can we live forever
without having reached the sea

now through the days of a dream i have made
i’m walking just trying to see
combing the length of my life
for an unspoken word
for a song in a shell
for an empty place my heart can dwell

would you settle for paradise
if here were there
seemingly the doors are open
if only i knew where

now through the days of a dream i have made
i’m walking just trying to see
combing the length of my life
for an unspoken word
for a song in a shell
for an empty place my heart can dwell

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from The Lost Tapes: 1982​-​1992, released January 1, 2011

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Kristina Stykos Chelsea, Vermont

Kristina is a music producer, recording engineer, songwriter, performer and landscape gardener based in Vermont. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. She has engineered & produced over 20 albums for herself and clients. Her songwriting and composing have been supported by the Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Artist Residency in Wyoming. ... more

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