Krister Axel: Illuminate the Sky
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posted 01 Feb 2018 by Krister Axel
One of the top songs from this indie roots artist features acoustic guitar and a gorgeous horn arrangement by Bill Dowling.

This was recorded in Los Angeles, with some of my best friends - features my buddy Babyhead on double bass, and produced by me (Krister Axel) at the now defunct Westside Sound on Sound studio. This is still one of my personal catalog favorites.

I woke up today and my voice was
Older than my heart
Which carries a new scar
The image of a better place
Let me see the earth dressed
For the seasons

Diamonds in the street
Spotlights in the wild
Tonight I watch an angel
Shoot across the sky
Illuminate the sky

Even as my dreams run slowly
Beneath this printed sunset
They begin to die
We replace the impossible
With the same wicked fever
That burned heaven to the ground

Diamonds in the street
Spotlights in the wild
Tonight I watch an angel
Illuminate the sky
Shoot across the sky

I opened up my veins
Showed you what I believe
I hope you never change

I hope you never change
I hope you will always shine
I hope you never change

The stars in your eyes
Illuminate the sky

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist