'Cause Its For The Stars

by Dror Kessler

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Levontin 7 Tel-Aviv 17/06/2014 Live Recording (w/ La Chapelle)

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released April 7, 2015

All music/lyrics (except where noted) by Dror Kessler
Olivier Guimbail on tracks 3,4
Alexandre Sangan on track 4
Track 5 by The Stanfields

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Dror Kessler Israel

The ferociously loud rooster in the neighboring yard, the red alert sirens of falling Qassam rockets, the lack of a car in a small town on the edge of the country … the elements on nature indeed! … all give way to Dror Kessler when we puts down yet another heart piercing song on his kitchen table.

Hailing from Israel, recording for the past 15 years and performing solo for the past 5 years
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Track Name: Cover Your Behind
Its the sound of your voice
That hurts me the most
Its the way that you smile
That brings a tear to my eye

Its the way that you dress
All that phony success
The way you reach for the door
Instead of asking for more

But I’m here, writing you a line
No more hiding, or keeping it all inside
Yes, I’m patient … better cover your behind …

Yes your feelings are true
Yes I'm coming for you
Better let down the shades
Block the top of the stairs

‘cause …

‘yes …

Now you’re feeling the pain
And you want it again
The forbidden fruit
Got you grabbing your boot
Track Name: Tumbling Down
I'm drifting through the vastness of time
To days when you were mine
We're playing hide and seek beneath the vines
Your hair as smooth as wine
Your breast is as warm as summer fire
But your eyes they tell a lie
And I'm tumbling down the stairways of your mind

You see I've been there before
Where warm bodies make for time
Where open arms and legs brings life
To ones that should be tired
Where people that are bound to be free
Are wedlock to retire
Now I'm tumbling down the stairways of your mind

But now I'm overdosed by kindness
Of a girl that's never mine
Her body is a palace I serve
Her gates are were I lie
And when we're all alone, at night
She's walking on a wire
As she's tumbling down the stairways of her mind
Track Name: Pretend
When I was just shy of 17
The days were short, the nights were kings
We stayed awake to sing a song
We never thought we could do wrong
Oh yea ... and that's when I found lust ...

In the back room of a store
Our bodies pressed on to the floor
Until we lost all track of time
That's when you told me you were mine
Oh yea ... and that's when I found out ...

And now I waken from a dream
Where I keep asking you've been
I wrote a letter to you:
"My lovely girl ... Why have you been untrue?"

You're bursting at the seams
Tripping over our best dreams
I'm warning you ...
But my mind's already set ...
So I pretend

Then I became 21
I flew a plane, I held a gun
I met a girl ... oh so sweet
She took my love and went to sleep
Oh yea ... and that's when I found pain ...

On the back of a magazine
In moving pictures on a screen
I've built a world so long and wide
When she'd call, that's where I'd hide
Oh yea ... and that's when I found love ...

It's a story about a man
Trying to be the best he can
Every now and then,
He understands, the meaning of his life

Locked up in some bedroom
See him howling at the moon
He's warning you
But his mind's already set
So he pretends ...

Now most folks think its a sin
To live alone, to be seen
To steal away the time
To never ask nobody for a dime

But I'm happy to recede
Not ever to succeed
I'm warning you ...
'cause my mind's already set
I won't pretend

... and that's when I found love
Track Name: Sweetly Surrender
The first time that I saw you
You looked so fine
Love was in your eyes
I imagined you were mine
Then the night came, we stopped
I wasn't so sure I'll work

Then another day came
With you again
The sun kept running
Through the sand
I left you for another
She cried hard on my shoulder

For the stars, the sound
My beating heart is lost and found
I'm running out of signs to decipher (/discover)
Listening in my sleep

Morning creeps in from behind
I find I'm really doing fine
And all this happiness in breathing me back to life
Feeling free and laughing
Lost in time

Be here, mine, for the moment
Will you be kind enough to say I do
Oh ... I'm missing you

And now its time to say goodbye
I'm gonna' cherish it all inside
The moment's pleasant, just read the sign:
"Sweetly surrender this lullaby"

'cause it for the stars, the sound
My beating heart is lost and found
I'm running out of signs to decipher (/discover)
Listening in my sleep for the sound ...

'cause the first time that I saw you
You looked so fine
Love was in your eyes
I imagined you were mine
Then the night came, we stopped
I wasn't so sure I'll work
Track Name: Bloody Dotted Line (The Stanfields cover)
I used to dream in color and I wished away the days
Waiting on the slightest chance that I would get to play
A guilded harp, a silver horn with a bonny tune to sing
A place inside a golden hall to prance around the king
When I was young I wished to be
Up to my neck in a fantasy
Why did I sign on that bloody dotted line?
Let the devils hold it over me

Is it a crime to live when you cannot afford the means?
Is it a crime to walk the earth like ravenous machines?
Is there a way to bridge a gap across a great divide?
Is it a secret thrill to know the gods are on your side?
When I was young I wished to be
A landed man with a back forty
Why did I sign on that bloody dotted line?
Let the devils hold it over me

The smoke still clouds my wits
The stink still fills my pores
From the night they kicked down the door

The blood still stains my lips
The grief still chafes my soul
My pride was raked through the coals

Yonder prison walls
They own my flesh and bones
But my thoughts are mine alone