The Strategy of Light

by Stephen Connella

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Written over 3 years. 2010-2012/ Dedicated to the lost "Love of My Life".
This song is about losing love, lost love, leaving love, cherising a love lost, redeeming love., rising to a bigger picture of love and finding a way back to a higher love. And where love is, Light is. When love is gone , Light finds another abode.


The Strategy Of Light

As I drive away, one last time, down the tree lined drive,
of the love I thought, was meant to be
Through the fading day, into the climb, of the unknown life,
and furtive future, where there is no we.

Ain’t it strange, how love can wind up, in the end, in the end,
with so much blame
When in the beginning, love took us closer, so much closer to the flame

There were roads, and many sunlit paths, across the myriad maps, of our sweet past life, our life together
I’ll remember them, as a sacred time, aged like wine, fine aged wine, in my heart forever

Ain’t it strange, how love can wind up, in the end, in the end,
in so much pain.
When in, the beginning, love took us closer, so much closer to the flame

Now I drift away, into the lonely night , feel my empty heart,
and the winter bight, of the love I leave behind
And I wonder why, we can’t keep that light, shining in our hearts, always shining bright, like a love sublime

Ain’t it strange, how we let fear, fear of love, take us to such pain
When love only wants, to take us closer, so much closer, closer to the flame
Just watch, how love seems to disappear
When our hearts shut down from petty judgement and fear
Like a bird taking flight, it’s the exit strategy of light

Can you hear our ships passing in the night
Somewhere out there, somewhere out there being right
Why don’t you and I release our unfounded fear
Come back to love and let the pain just disappear

Give your love away, give your love away
Give your love away, just let it burn
Give your love away, give your love away
it’s time to take your turn
Like a candle in the night, just be a flame
Make the connection, don’t be afraid
Don’t hold your love in so tight
Be the strategy of light

I see the moon rising low, it casts a yellow glow, there’s not a single sound, except the fall of snow, as I turn this car around………


released January 7, 2013
Written by Stephen Connella.
Vocals: S.C.
Acoustic Guitar: S.C.
Kettle Drums Snyth: S.C.
Keyboards and Stings Synth: Richard Keen
Nylon Sting Guitar and Bass Guitar: Chip Westerfield
Drums: Jackson Mathey
Recorded at Downtown Underground Studios- Bellingham, Wash.


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