'Neath The Stars (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

May 15, 2004

Last played

February 16, 2018

Times played

47

Lyrics/Notes

why do they call her wren?
she changed her name to fit the way that she was feeling then
then wren, she spilled some wine,
forgot the names they used to call her in those other times

truly, underneath the stars there are a million ways to be the way you are
all of them dying
underneath the rays there’ll be a million ways to live the days ahead
why are we crying?

if i knock . . what will i say?
i know you’ve been in your home & i’ve been far away
when i knock . . who will i be?
i know you’re a different you & i’ve forgotten me

truly, underneath the stars there are a million ways to be the way you are
all of them dying
underneath their rays there’ll be a million ways to live the days ahead
why are we crying?

why not change our names? some things we won’t recognize
some will remain the same
some people roll a stone
find out they were never really even in their home

underneath the stars there are a million ways to be the way you are
all of them dying
underneath the rays there’ll be a million ways to live the days ahead
why are we crying?

there were words
on my skin
you touched them & they woke again
now they’re on the wind

Shows played

2007-04-14 McDonald Theatre
2007-04-25 Knitting Factory
2007-04-29 El Rey Theater
2007-07-11 Beachland Ballroom
2007-10-07 12 Galaxies
2011-01-24 Belly Up Tavern
2011-03-21 The BellyUp
2011-03-28 The Slowdown
2011-09-02 Levitt Pavilion