Stars Apart

by Laura Marie

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Margaret Vasquez Well Laura, I haven't chosen a favorite yet cuz I'm really lovin' allllll of them right now! Beautifully done... <3
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Thomas Theo You did it again. You have an amazing chemistry with Mack Damon and it really shows in your work. 'Stars Apart' is excellent from start to finish and I'm glad you decided to include a couple more tracks. And I can't believe you almost didn't release 'Go On'. Mad! Get the album, people, it's worth every penny! Favorite track: Go On.
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Recorded at Hollywood Studios, San Antonio, Tx.

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released September 11, 2015

Produced by Mack Damon and Laura Marie
Recorded at Hollywood Studios, San Antonio, TX
Mixed by Anthony Diaz de Leon

"Crazy" produced by Jake Owen
Recorded at Arcade of Scribes, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Justin Bonnema at Mayfield Mastering, Nashville, TN

All songs written by Laura Marie


Laura Marie - vocals, acoustic guitar
Andre Moran - electric guitar
Kevin Hernandez - drums
James Hertless - bass
Mack Damon - keyboards, string arrangements, additional drums
Matt Zavala - acoustic guitar, additional electric guitar and bass
Dave Strachman - backing vocals “Still in the Game”
Tom Meny – backing vocals “When Dawn Kindly Comes”

Go On:
Matt Adler - electric guitar
Wes Harlee - acoustic guitar
Joe Cortez IV - drums
Justin Schneider - bass

Crazy: 
Jake Owen - guitars
Darren Becket - drums
Andy Dollerson - keyboards

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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Track Name: Still In The Game
There's no use jumping ahead you end up right where you are
Give as good as you get, everybody in step, all you weapons of war 
Come to question in time, maybe you got it all wrong
Do you wake up at night in a sweat?
Is the lie of not good enough gone? Not good enough. Gone

Throw it all away. It all sounds the same 
You can make it up again but who do you blame
When you leave yourself in play?
Still in the game

Loathe to decide, you love or you lose
‘Cause every crooked man walks a crooked mile
It’s your burden of proof
Take a long and hard look at the toll that it takes
Do you wake up at night in a sweat?
Does the lie not keep you awake?
Keep you awake

Throw it all away. It all sounds the same 
You can make it up again but who do you blame
When you leave yourself in play?
Still in the game

I am open and I am listening
Is that your vision coming through?
Still unopened, boxed and broken
Is that your version of truth?

Throw it all away. It all sounds the same 
You can make it up again but who do you blame
If you always find yourself still in the game?
Still in the game
Track Name: In One Breath
In one breath, the memory of what you said
When it was still dark outside, as you kissed my lips goodbye
In only so many words, but all that you meant I heard
It got me through the day but night is too much to take
‘Cause, I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep

I lose my mind without you
I need you there on your side of the bed.
You know I do
That’s why I’m fine staying up all night
Writing a song to say it doesn’t take long
to start missing you

With each heartbeat, a measure of certainty
The quiet is not so calm, the house not as much a home
Pages of unsung words, how many more to turn
Songs on a sleepless night, how many more to write
‘Cause, I can’t sleep. I can’t sleep

I lose my mind without you
I need you there on your side of the bed.
You know I do
That’s why I’m fine staying up all night
writing a song to say something’s wrong with me, baby
I’m saying I’m just not the same. I go crazy waiting

I lose my mind without you
I need you there on your side of the bed.
You know I do
That’s why I’m fine staying up all night
Writing a song to say it doesn’t take long
Writing a song to say it doesn’t take long
To start missing you
Track Name: Great Escape
New shirt, new shoes, new you
New habits, values, attitudes and
No friends, no recompense
get dizzy from the latitude
Yeah, they’ll say you’re crazy but
you go your own imaginary way

It’s you and only you
with no one to impersonate and
You might disintegrate or, worse,
You’ll over compensate
But, you can’t go wrong here
It’s the roll that you were born to play

It’s your great escape
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You can lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
‘Cause you’ll never be the same
That’s your great escape

Throw out the arguments
In retrospect claim ignorance
And, no disrespect, but
Why pay reverence to dissonance?
And don’t break your silence
‘Cause it’s better than an old cliché

It’s your great escape
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You can lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
‘Cause you’ll never be the same
That’s your great escape

Oh, time will tell. It’s just as well
Lemons to lemonade
Live and learn and crash and burn
Run tail between your legs
Life is rough but close enough for
Horseshoes and for hand grenades

It’s your great escape
No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You can lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
‘Cause you’ll never be the same
That’s your great escape

No more walking in the rain
No more falling way too far
You just lie in bed awake
Nothing tearing you apart
Doesn’t matter who you are
‘Cause you’ll never be the same
That’s your great escape
That’s your great escape
Track Name: Stars Apart
I can’t say a word, can’t say a single thing that would be heard
And I won’t even try. Nothing like wasted words to suffer by
Funny how the truth can set you free
Sad that it makes me feel so lonely

I don’t have the heart, not for a fight
Not to be wrong or right
But I wanted to see all of the things
We said that we believed
Funny how the dreamers always dream
Sad if it’s only when we’re sleeping

We’ve fallen so far apart there’s only a trace
But stars are where they are because they’ve fallen in place
We’re all right where we are

I won’t turn my back, won’t close the door, won’t blame you anymore
I don’t need my pride, don’t need to prove a thing to ease my mind
Funny how we cling to what we know
Sad because it’s hard to let go

We’ve fallen so far apart there’s only a trace
But stars are where they are because they’ve fallen in place
We’re all right where we are
We’re all right, we’re all right

Wherever we are, wherever we go
Even if heaven only knows
I want to be where I can see
All the love and the light we hide in between


Oh, what keeps the stars, what keeps the stars apart
What keeps the stars apart
We’ve fallen so far, fallen so far
All right where we…all right where we…
All right where we are, we are
We are
Track Name: Honest
I don't speak in code anymore 
Guess I've learned that its best to be perfectly clear
At least, I think it might spare me the pain of reliving this year
Not that I haven't seen beautiful things, some that I needed to see.
I just don't want my life to be one lesson learned on repeat
Just like all of these songs that I sing, some I've been singing for years
Just like some of the words that you said still ring in my ears

You called me honest, said that makes me dangerous
If that means you're safer further from the truth
Then it's good to be nothing but honest to you

All of the days of my life I've been searching for all of the truth I can find. 
Guess I finally learned that I find it when I've spoken mine
I know I’ve lied like the best of them. 
Don't get me wrong. I’m not saying I'm clean 
I just can't live the counterfeit life that comes with the deceit 
I sort through all of the words that you said, some I just wanted to hear
Still I can not bury the ones I believe were sincere

You called me honest, said that makes me dangerous
If that means you're safer further from the truth
Then it's good to be nothing but honest to you

In the absence of words
Maybe you’re listening to some you haven’t heard
Not in the same way before ‘cause everything got in the way
The minute you walked through the door it was all leading up to the day

You called me honest, said that makes me dangerous
If that means you're safer further from the truth
Then it's good to be nothing
It’s good to be nothing but honest to you
Track Name: It Means Nothing
Talk to me and tell me you got another great idea
Keep it true to form and everyone will feel
Certain and inspired counting on the truth
Sell it for a dollar and never see the proof

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t do what you’d love to
If you don’t move and you don’t choose

Talk to them in tempo. Sing to them in rhyme
Wonder that it’s only worthy half the time
Scream it into pillows waiting on a call
Is this a summer’s day or a painting on the wall

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t do what you’d love to
If you don’t move and you don’t choose

Is it a sin if, heaven forbid, you speak your mind?
Why don’t you live like you want to live or die trying?

It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t
It means nothing if you don’t do what you’d love to
If you don’t move and you don’t choose
If there’s no proof and there’s no truth
It means nothing if you don’t
Track Name: Crazy
Baby, come inside. Close the door
There’s no on here to fight. Cross the floor
Over to my side. I want you so close by
Let go of what you know. Nothing’s clear
I’ll show you where to go, we’ll disappear
I’m done making sense of what’s senseless here

All your thoughts divided, leave them undecided
The night is underway and sanity can wait
Let me you drive you crazy

I want to wrap around you now
Follow the confusion down
Show you all the ways I could never say out loud
People take your time but talk is cheap
Don’t let them fill your mind up with such things
Just leave them where they lie and lie next to me

All your thoughts divided leave them undecided
the night is underway and sanity can wait
Let me you drive you crazy

When the world is more than you can take
Take all the time you need from me
Baby, we’ve only time to lose
Fingers running through your hair
Reasons scattered everywhere
Over and over and under we’ll move

All your thoughts divided now
Nothing here to figure out
The night is underway and sanity can wait
Let me you drive you crazy
Crazy
Track Name: Go On
It feels so far from where you are you are to where you were back then
Kept the dream alive, but you run and you hide ‘til you lose your stride again
What might have been, every now and then, makes the road ahead look hard
But, who’s to say without losing your way you could have ever come this far

Don’t believe the things you want to see could not be given to each
Don’t believe that where you want to be is somewhere out of your reach
Go on, Go on, don’t you dare look back. That girl is gone
Go on, Go on, the road ahead is where you belong now

I understand, by your own hand, you’ve been wasting away
But there’s no excuse, even lost and confused, just to stay where you stay
I see you standing in a corner. I hear you crying through the night
I’m here to say this isn’t over. You can go on you’ve earned the right

Go on, Go on, don’t you dare look back. That girl is gone
Go on, Go on, the road ahead is where you belong

How long can you keep stalling the life that lies ahead
Just to keep yourself from all this falling down inside your head

Don’t believe that where you want to be is somewhere out of your reach
Go on, Go on, don’t you dare look back. That girl is gone
Go on, Go on, the road ahead is where you belong now

It feels so far from where you are you are to where you were back then
Track Name: When Dawn Kindly Comes
It’s a long night
Hard to be sitting under starlight
Missing the moon because sometimes
The moon can just leave you alone
It’s a hard loss
Like losing your bets in a coin toss
If the only thing certain is love lost
And everything else is unknown

Take me home
I don’t want to be here too long
Not when the world can go wrong
So, wake me when dawn kindly comes

It’s a long night
Hard to believe that it’s worldwide
Taking our turns on the downslide
And we still have miles to go
Is it bad luck
To stop on a dime when you’re moonstruck
If a shot in the dark can find true love
Then, how the hell would you know
Take me home
I don’t want to be here too long
Not when the world can go wrong
So, wake me when dawn kindly comes

If the stars can make it here
If the stars can make it, maybe I can make it, if the stars can make it here
Track Name: Be Love
I see you everyday
In person or in pictures, your eyes always the same
Asking me to lend a hand
While you fall deeper and deeper, I’m frozen where I stand
And I don’t want to be

When I see you cry, I cry
‘Cause aren’t your tears the same as mine
Can you hear me sing
I want the words to reach your ears
And may they bring you back to life

Where there is injury, poverty, dying and despair then let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness, hopelessness, wickedness and hatred
Let me be love
Let me be love

Sometimes we feel beaten by the world
It gets colder than we think it should
We push further and further away
But a million stars that seem far by day
Shine brighter the darker the night
I want to be that light

Where there is injury, poverty, dying and despair then let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness, hopelessness, wickedness and hatred
Let me be love
Where there is injury, poverty, dying and despair then let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness, hopelessness, wickedness and hatred
Let me be love
Let me be love