Reading the Stars (Moving On Again)

from Post Rock Country by The Nowhere Man

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The main soundbed is a fingerpicked electric guitar part with heavy delay; the same delay was applied to the dual ebow parts in the instrumentals.

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It's not our place to conquer the world
It's just so hard to know what next to do
You know, it's such a frightful shame
You know, it's just a waiting game
Who will make the first move?
Who will climb the tallest tree?
Who will try to reach the stars?
Who will climb the distant hill?
It's not our place to conquer the world
It's just so hard to know what next to do

The time has come now, we had better move on
Your future beckons, it is time to act
You know, you can't read the stars
You know, you can't know the cards
Last time here the choice was clear
Not too many options there
Now there is a world at hand
Not just windows, now there're doors
The time has come now, we had better move on
Your future beckons, it is time to act

These four years have done us well
But their time has come and gone
You have grown and you have changed
All you hoped and then yet more
There are things that you would change
We've made mistakes from which we've learned
But we have surprised ourselves
I think it's fair to call it fine

Now it is time for us to be reborn
To find a place among the dimmer stars
You know, there's a world out there
You know, it stretches far and wide
Somewhere deep inside this mess
Somewhere we must all belong
Somewhere 'cross this whole landscape
Somewhere we will make it work
Now it is time for us to be reborn
To find a place among the dimmer stars

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from Post Rock Country, released July 6, 2009

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