Cemetery Song

from by Camp Christopher

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Well I thought I was just dreamin’
I thought it was a dream
til I saw you drawin’ closer in to me
and my words are not an answer
my words say nothing known
but a nod to what has already been shown
it’s a simple cemetery song that
rights you when your rights are wrong
and takes you where you more than might belong
and though it may be rather long,
you hate it, but it must go on
to carry you from night into the dawn

Well I thought you were my freedom
You said you’d offered more
‘til I came and just as soon you shut the door
And so if nothing is above us
and you’re only what you are
it’s a shame that I’ve been brought so very far
Because the more I try to pierce the skies
the water falls to flood my eyes
and leave me here to wait upon the tides
But it’s then I finally see a spark
a light against this room so dark
saying what you know will never give you sight

Oh it’s easier than breathing
to tell you what to do
and pretend that I’ve got privileged access to the truth
and I’ll soon forget your features
and I’ll forget your name
And you’ll only be the object of my blame
Because nothing that I’ve done so far
has silenced me or made me scar
I’ve only come to tell you who you are
so stop me when I start to speak,
my words are strong my soul is weak
I’m waiting for the day that I can bear
a silent plea

Oh I thought I had a new heart
I thought it was my own
til I saw you and no sooner turned to run
and so my time is not worth saving
and there’s nothing I can do
but frantically to wait patiently for you
Even with all of these secrets known
there’s somewhere that I’m still alone
Rejoicing and despairing all in one
And it’s not because I never try,
I do my friend and that is why
I only walk the land and not the water,
or the sky


from Beyond the Word, released June 15, 2012
Chris Campanelli - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Paul Curreri - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel,
Jonathan Mills - Bass
Todd Wellons - Drums



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Camp Christopher Charlottesville, Virginia

Over a year after recording the first note, Camp Christopher is proud to formally announce the completion of it's first album, Beyond the Word. The recordings began with Paul Curreri's veteran hand at the helm, and were later completed at Jeff Romano's Jimmydog Studios. The result is a well honed set of songs that are deeply personal, restless, and permeated with a sense of resolute joy. ... more

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