Dust from the Stars

by Team Smile and Nod

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1.
Convoluted in cloudy memory Sneaking into my thoughts Vaguely remember Something, something Something, something Was lost There you are dust from the stars Everything, nothing more Particles for the heart Dust from the stars Had a hint in my pocket Now my pocket disappeared In the end it didn’t matter Felt you near There you are dust from the stars Everything, nothing more Particles for the heart Dust from the stars The stars Shhhhhhhh… Secret message in my head P- pull the cork, open it F- find the answer Write it down Buh-buh-buh-bury it deep Buh-buh-buh-bury it deep Buh-buh-buh-bury it deep There you are dust from the stars Everything, nothing more Particles for the heart Dust from the stars Dust from the stars There you are dust from the stars Everything, nothing more Particles for the heart Dust from the stars
2.
Just Drive 03:46
We could leave tonight Leave it all behind Find a new life Just drive La, la, la… We’ll be okay - YEAH We’ll be alright – YEAH Build a world of yours and mine Just drive Down for too long Shadows of ourselves Sunken eyes, sunken dreams Gotta break free We’ll be okay - YEAH We’ll be alright – YEAH Build a world of yours and mine Just drive Just drive A million reasons, rationalizations To keep us in the same position It all comes down to a single blockade Fear in our minds Fear in our minds Fear in our minds Fear in our minds Nothing stopping us Except the fear in our minds Gotta break free Just drive We’ll be okay - HEY We’ll be alright – HEY Build a world of yours and mine We’ll be okay We’ll be alright Build a world of yours and mine Just drive Just drive Just drive Just drive
3.
I've run out of rationalizations To explain your steady persuasion Never thought the manifestation Of this kind of love could exist Ooo... Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Ooo... Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh, this infinite blanket Speeding faster than a blink Reining in the endless chaos This heart of you and me Oh, this infinite blanket Draping over this world of ours Its foggy glaze penetrating Love's enough Love's enough All the meaningful meaninglessness Of sentient consciousness The only thing no one protests The boundlessness of love Ooo... Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Ooo... Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh, this infinite blanket Speeding faster than a blink Reining in the endless chaos This heart of you and me Oh, this infinite blanket Draping over this world of ours Its foggy glaze penetrating Love's enough Love's enough As for you, you and me We've fulfilled this fantasy All encompassing adoration I'm ready when you're ready I'm ready when you're ready I'm ready when you're ready (laugh) YAH! Oh, this infinite blanket Speeding faster than a blink Reining in the endless chaos This heart of you and me Oh, this infinite blanket Draping over this world of ours Its foggy glaze penetrating Love's enough Love's enough Oh, this infinite blanket Oh, this infinite blanket Oh, this infinite blanket Oh, this infinite blanket Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
4.
Lifeboat 03:32
How we have ever known We would be each other's lifeboat Navigate this stormy sea Just shut our eyes and hold tightly Tight, tight, tight, tight You and I are so alike I think we came from the same star in the sky Our home star will be our guide Leading brightly as we sail on our lifeboat Ooo... Lifeboat Ooo... My grip is one of steel I'll support you while you steer us clear Paddle fast, then we'll let it coast Together we can hit the winning post Hah hah hah hah You and I are so alike I think we came from the same star in the sky Our home star will be our guide Leading brightly as we sail on our lifeboat Ooo... Lifeboat Ooo... You never know Where the wind blows With you near I've abandoned all my fears Whatever comes our way You and I will persevere Carry on, carry on Persist Carry on, carry on Through all of this Navigate this stormy sea Never giving up Never giving up, no Never giving up Never giving up, no Never giving up On you and me You and I are so alike I think we came from the same star in the sky Our home star will be our guide Leading brightly as we sail on our lifeboat Ooo... Lifeboat Ooo... Lifeboat Ooo... Lifeboat Ooo...
5.
Enemy 03:15
In my heart I want to believe But it's taken away by, by the enemy Lies, distractions Put on display By the enemy, by the enemy Systematically, methodically Hidden away by, by the enemy Everything we know Everything we hope Destroyed by, by the enemy We'll confront, we'll obstruct Break down, strike down The enemy, the enemy Investigate, interrogate Seize control, we'll overthrow The enemy, the enemy We'll dominate Subjugate, regulate The truth is on our side Annihilate, obliterate Suppress their ignorance There's nowhere they can hide You are either with us or you are against us You are either with us or you are against us You are either with us or you are against us We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy
6.
Boarding on obsession Lucky for us we don't mind Our attentive attention Has always been so very fine And words have never seemed To make any sense Compared to the feeling I get when it's just us But I'll keep saying I love you Broken record that I am And you keep saying you love me Oh, those knowing eyes understand That words will never be enough To represent, no Words mean nothing without The person behind them Even the poetry That rolls off your tongue Perfectly describing All we've done Means very little Without the heart of you Just another riddle In life's pursuit But I'll keep saying I love you Broken record that I am And you keep saying you love me Oh, those knowing eyes understand That words will never be enough To represent, no Words mean nothing without The person behind them So we'll talk and talk and talk Share these words Share these thoughts Hold each other close Until our time has come Broken record that I am Broken record that I am Broken record that I am But I'll keep saying I love you Broken record that I am And you keep saying you love me Oh, those knowing eyes understand That words will never be enough To represent, no Words mean nothing without The person behind them Broken record that I am Broken record that I am
7.
You look directly at the sun You know just what you've done There's turning back, no No turning back Even if you could I'm not sure if you would You seem to understand Everything understood If I could get in your head now I could finally understand how If I could get inside your head Puzzle pieces lining up Find the corners Match the colors Patiently place the pieces We're getting there We're getting there Even if you could I'm not sure if you would You seem to understand Everything understood If I could get in your head now I could finally understand how If I could get inside your head When you believe What you conceive Everything, everything Becomes alive Reasons, answers Obsolete Nothing left but you and me Reasons, answers Obsolete Nothing left but you and me Verbal poet reciting prose Nothing written down Words flowing, felt and said Martyr of time Even if you could I'm not sure if you would You seem to understand Everything understood If I could get in your head now I could finally understand how If I could get inside your head
8.
No One 02:55
Fading away Time and day Bodies decay As we age And no one will know What we've known When we've gone, no No one will know What we've known Futile attempts To leave little marks Almost over Before it starts And no one will know What we've known When we've gone, no No one will know What we've known We try Do what we can with this life We try and we try and we try But no one will know What we've known Draw each breath Then exhale Push and pull Until no more And no one will know What we've known When we've gone, no No one will know What we've known Death is just a part of life Life is just a part of death And no one will know What we've known When we've gone, no No one will know What we've known We try Do what we can with this life We try and we try and we try But no one will know What we've known
9.
Surprise, surprise Our lives are lies Undisguised and televised When it ends will you despise Or be convinced you can't Tell truth from lies Surprise, surprise Eye for an Eye And a lie for a lie Surprise, surprise Truth is worthless When the bones are dry Manipulation An occupation Rhetoric and speculation Accusation, moral degradation The high road is just too high When sugar-coated In aspartame lies Surprise, surprise Eye for an Eye And a lie for a lie Surprise, surprise Truth is worthless When the bones are dry Not guilty has never meant innocent And justice can be so unjust As the smoke and the mirrors clear We'll see A murderer walks free Surprise, surprise Eye for an Eye And a lie for a lie Surprise, surprise Truth is worthless When the bones are dry When the bones are dry When the bones are dry
10.
Here we go again, my friend Lack of communication Now awkward situation Silent serves us best Distraction from the tension Confounding opposition Left with our thoughts within Silent serves us best Please use your words We don't have to get hurt Please use your words Then you and I would be Just, just fine Just fine Just fine If you'd have told me how you felt When you felt what you felt Instead of festering inside This altercation, exasperation Woulda never Woulda never Woulda never Happened Please use your words We don't have to get hurt Please use your words Then you and I would be Just, just fine Just fine Just fine Temporary Avoidance Creates more conflict Than just dealing with it Words are your friend, my friend Please use them Please use your words We don't have to get hurt Please use your words Then you and I would be Just, just fine Just fine Just fine
11.
Run 03:37
You always run You always run Away You always run You always run Away The madness The madness Follows you The madness The madness Follows you You always run You always run Away You always run You always run Away Are you running from your mind? Are you running from time? Are you fast enough to get away? Are you running from your mind? Are you running from time? Are you fast enough to get away? Are you running from your mind? Are you running from time? Are you fast enough to get away? Have you ever escaped? Have you ever escaped? You always run You always run Away You always run You always run Away
12.
Washed Away 03:40
So now you think you Can make the impossible true But when I knew you I could depend on you for Nothing, no Nothing, no Nothing Hey! I wish you everything Everything that you can dream I wish with all my heart That your dreams stay Stay Stay Stay And are not washed away Washed away Washed away Fanciful, idealist irrational, so romantic Impractical, improbably Nonsensical, fanatical Hey! I wish you everything Everything that you can dream I wish with all my heart That your dreams stay Stay Stay Stay And are not washed away Washed away Washed away So now you think you Can make the impossible true But when I knew you I could depend on you for Nothing, no Nothing, no Nothing Hey! I wish you everything Everything that you can dream I wish with all my heart That your dreams stay Stay Stay Stay And are not washed away Washed away Washed away
13.
We Will Win 03:26
There was an ounce of hope A ray of light Where we all breathed in And heaved a sigh With our eyes wide open Our hearts beating fast While we all looked forward Revitalized This is our time This is our life We’re not the type to give up We’re ready for the fight Strength is in the people Where it’s always been When we all bind together We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life Nothing ever feels fast enough When our rights are on the brink of dust Can our drive out last the wars? Do we have the strength to endure? This is our time This is our life We’re not the type to give up We’re ready for the fight Strength is in the people Where it’s always been When we all bind together We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life We will win This is our time This is our life The only time we are guaranteed Right here, right now Where we need to be The only change we can guarantee A change of mind, a change of heart Internally It will spread Slowly, indefinitely Through our collective conscience Subconsciously We will transform, we will expand We will progress We, we will, we will, will win We will win We will win We will win This is our time This is our life We’re not the type to give up We’re ready for the fight Strength is in the people Where it’s always been When we all bind together We will win Ooo... We will win Ooo... We will win Ooo... We will win Ooo... We will win
14.
Hope 03:36
Our imaginations Building the anticipation We cling to this excitement We hope to generate We fill our minds with these Driving dreams As we stumble Wait Along and wait Wait and wait Intoxicating, life changing moments we crave Rarely manifest From the plans we make Time times we sigh Thrilled to be alive Come along to little, too late But we wait... Hope is a skill of survival When the day finally comes The excitement has long past And while it might be completely pleasant It can't compete, no it just can't compete With the vivid swirls of imagination Intoxicating, life changing moments we crave Rarely manifest From the plans we make Time times we sigh Thrilled to be alive Come along to little, too late But we wait... Hope is a skill of survival So continue these fantasies Covet lasting memories Hope is all we have When all else is gone Intoxicating, life changing moments we crave Rarely manifest From the plans we make The time times we sigh Thrilled to be alive Come along to little, too late But we wait... And wait.... And wait... And wait... Hope is a skill Hope is a skill Of survival Of survival Hope is a skill Hope is a skill of survival

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Time travel to 10 years ago when Team Smile and Nod created their 3rd album: Dust from the Stars.

Team Smile and Nod released their sophomore album in 2011 and immediately began writing their 3rd album. After a mysterious 10 year band hiatus, Team Smile and Nod is BACK with the album they promised way back then.

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released April 1, 2021

Team Smile and Nod is Kara Square & Rich Ratvasky

Lyrics by Kara Square
Music by Rich Ratvasky and Kara Square

Cover Art by Rich Ratvasky

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Team Smile and Nod Columbus

Team Smile and Nod is an electro folk pop duo from Columbus, Ohio that formed in 2004. About a week after swapping demo CDs, Rich Ratvasky (artist-producer) surprised Kara E. Sherman (singer-songwriter) with a remix of one of her songs. Inspired by the remix, they merged their musical styles into an upbeat, melody-driven, politically-inspired fusion. ... more

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