Somewhere in the Constellation

Written July 2011

Tab D (C, capo 2)

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+++ Andromeda shines bright, a moonless night, it’s hard to miss her,
+++ she’s a galaxy, a new tattoo, she’s made of glowing ceiling stickers..

I heard you got a contact high hanging out with some famous guy,
who am I to criticize? we all take what we can get,
lately I’ve come to realize, and it’s a kind of liberation:
I’m not the brightest in the sky, but I’m somewhere in the constellation..

we’re all born with ancient brains from back when we hunted on the plains,
and though an awful lot has changed, we still chase the things we taste:
salt, sugar, sex, starch, fat and love—we crave all of the above,
and it feels right when we find them, but we can never get enough..
+++ Orion’s belt’s got loops that the hunter never uses,
+++ and the dippers, they’re just scoops for extra stars strewn all about,
+++ extra stars that hang around, hoping someday they might count,
+++ they’re not holding down the corners, they’re just filling in the background..

so you could love me, you may not.. anyway I’ll take my shot,
really what else could go wrong, you’re already in this song,
so if I sing it from afar, it’s to remind me of my station,
‘cause I’m not the brightest star, I’m just somewhere in..
+++ Orion’s belt’s got loops that the hunter never uses,
+++ and the dippers, they’re just scoops for extra stars strewn all about,
+++ we’re the stars that hang around, hoping someday we’ll be found,
+++ we’re not holding down the corners, we’re just filling in the background..

so you got a contact high hanging out with that famous guy,
I don’t need to wonder why, we all get what we can take,
though I may never be the star that points you to your destination,
look up anywhere you are, I’ll be somewhere in the constellation,
no, I may never be the star that points you to your destination,
but look up anywhere you are, I’ll be somewhere in the constellation,
somewhere in the constellation, somewhere in the constellation…

10 comments on “Somewhere in the Constellation”

  1. Rebecca Moore

    I love getting little glimpses of life through your heart. It’s a good one. God bless you!

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  2. Amy

    I feel a reverberation, a resonance that you thought would never come back as strong, this is beautiful. Beautiful words and beautiful connection. God bless you, friend.

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  3. dkf

    Thanks for posting these lyrics. I’ve been wanting to read them since I heard the song (too few times) at FRFF ’11. Can’t wait to hear it again. Maybe at a North Carolina house concert in November or March? -D.

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  4. Lauren

    Thanks for this, Brad.

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  5. Sherrie Dunlap

    As always, such lovely lyrics. I liked this from the first time I heard it this past summer. How about posting a recording of this song? 🙂

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  6. Mike Strasser

    Brad you are the wordsmith. Love this song

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  7. Brad

    Thanks, Mike & Sherrie!.. :]

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  8. Paul

    Glad I was able to find the lyrics. Wasn’t sure of the song title, but figured it out when I found your “unrecorded songs” section… I’ve heard you sing this twice now, and really liked it. Thanks for singing it for us at Hambone’s Open Mic.

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  9. Brad

    Thanks, Paul!.. It’ll be the title song for my next CD.
    It’s always good to hear you at Hambone’s!

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