Take Stars

by Burn the Maps

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released May 18, 2013

Burn the Maps is:
Kate Aronson, Mike Kimlicko, Paul Lilley, and John Litchenberg

With special guests:
- Iain Hyde: violin on “Winter Waltz” and “Icarus Redux”, mandolin on “Gone”
- Harriett Landrum: violin on “Take Stars from the Sky”
- Luka Kimlicko: trumpet on “I Can’t Help You”

Produced, engineered and mixed by Mike Kimlicko at Shooks Run Sound, Colorado
With mixing assistance by Marc Benning
Mastered by Micajah Ryan at Airhouse, Wichita, Kansas
Photography by Kevin Ihle
Logo by Samantha Bachechi / Creative Medium

Thanks to Sarah and Matt for the use of their Taylor and to Lisa and Phil for their banjo.
Special thanks to our dear families, friends, inspirations, and fellow music makers.
And, thanks to you for listening!

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Burn the Maps Colorado Springs, Colorado

Burn the Maps is a four-piece, mostly acoustic, band based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They write and perform original songs that create a unique blend of acoustic and electric sounds with intricate three-part harmonies, anchored by tasteful drumming. Their latest release, Terra Incognita, provides twelve unique tracks that invoke their multi-layered indie-folk-pop roots. ... more

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Track Name: Trampoline
Trampoline

The sun that’s shining is a blinding thing to see
It breaks the clouds and burns the skin and lights your way, it lights your way to me
The creaking boughs of towering oaks are ancient history
But in their shade we sit and wonder what our lives might
What our lives might be; what our lives might be

And in that open field we find
the trouble that so filled our minds
has gone and left us far behind
tonight…we fall into the sky

Bare feet on branches and limbs stretching out over bent knees
I would surely float away if you were not here holding,
not here holding me
Clinging to a fleeting notion, yearning for the ones you’ve never met
A night to remember, a day you’ll no sooner,
no sooner forget, no sooner forget

And in that open field we find
the trouble that so filled our minds
has gone and left us far behind
tonight…we fall into the sky

La, la, la...

Laughing at the things you said and hiding from the things I’d yet to face
Looking up into the sea, the blue-green foam of summer’s warm,
of summer’s warm embrace
Caution thrown into the wind tied to a string let out slowly as it climbs
And crosses the line that keeps us from the reasons,
from the reasons why; from the reasons why

And in that open field we find
the trouble that so filled our minds
has gone and left us far behind
tonight…we fall into the sky

Fall into the sky (We fall into the sky)
Track Name: See You Again
See You Again

I might never see you again
I might never see you again

Oh, I will never walk away
From anything that he has made
Because I ‘ve seen the beauty of the world in your unsmiling face
Your unsmiling face

Now I’m walking down the street all by myself
Looking straight ahead at me and nobody else
Because I might never see you again
I might never see you again

Oh, I will never look the same
Now that you’ve taken a piece of my heart away
Won’t you give it back to me, my darling one
Before you walk away
Before you walk right out on me

Now I’m walking down the street all by myself
Looking straight ahead at me and nobody else
Because I don’t wanna see you again
I don’t wanna see you again

Now I’m walking down the street all by myself
Looking straight ahead at me and nobody else
Because I might never see you again
I don’t wanna see you again
I just wanna see you again
My love I wanna see you again
Track Name: Take Stars from the Sky
Take Stars from the Sky

She’s trying to hang on to that explosive moment
Living inside it, scared she will fall
She’s trying to hang on to that intoxication
Wrapped up inside it, afraid of the call

There’s no escaping
Can’t run any harder
One day you will face it
And then you will see

Take stars from the sky and tuck them in your pocket
They’re yours for the taking,
yours for the taking

She’s trying to hang on but there’s nothing to hold her
Tumbling beside it, scared of it all

There’s no escaping
Can’t run any harder
One day you will face it
And then you will see

Take stars from the sky and tuck them in your pocket
Take stars from the sky and tuck them in your pocket
They’re yours for the taking
Yours for the taking
Yours for the taking
Track Name: Icarus
Icarus

You gave me wings and taught me to fly
Not too low, and not too high
Stay close to me, stay by my side
You’re safe with me, now rise to the sky

But when the feeling takes control, there’s only me too blame
Not meant to soar, yet here I am, I’m calling out your name

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be

You gave me the rules but I made up my own
Follow me close and we’ll fly home
But the air’s so sweet across my skin
I can’t take the heat and now I’m falling in

But when the feeling takes control, there’s only me too blame
Not meant to soar, yet here I am, I’m calling out your name

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me
Track Name: Gone
Gone

I was born in a god forsaken town
and before my feet could even reach the ground
I was gone, gone, gone

Boots on the rails and my chest held high
Home is the place that shines in your eye
But I'm gone, gone, gone

Don't know where I'll be when the sun goes down
If you call my name I won't be around
'Cause I'm gone, gone, gone,
yes, I'm gone

Don't ask me to stay
Don't look at me that way
'Cause I"m already gone
'Cause I'm already gone

The wind blew me in but I cannot stay
Just one more night 'til the break of day
then I'm gone, gone, gone

Burn my bridges and follow the stars
Leaving here won't be all that hard
'Cause I'm gone, gone, gone,
yes, I'm gone

Don't ask me to stay
Don't look at me that way
'Cause I"m already gone
I'm already gone

You can kiss me sweetly 'til I fly
You can dream of me when the moon is high
but I'm gone, gone, gone

Maybe I lighted on your street
Maybe my heart skipped just one beat
but I'm gone, gone, gone
yes, I'm gone

Don't ask me to stay
Don't look at me that way
'Cause I'm already gone
I'm already gone

Maybe I lighted on your street
Maybe my heart skipped just one beat
Track Name: Snow in July
Snow in July

The snow in July and everything’s dying
A crack in the sky and everyone’s crying
The water’s so high, she’s deperately trying
To find her way

The marshes are black and everything’s leaving
They’ve all turned their backs and everyone’s greiving
We’ve brone her back, there’s no more deceiving
She’s lost her way

Cradle her in your arms
Kiss her gently
Sing to her in the dark
Kiss her gently

The trees are all gone and everything’s turning
Skyscrapers fall and everything’s burning
The end of it all, she’s never returning
to find her way

Cradle her in your arms
Kiss her gently
Sing to her in the dark
Kiss her gently

Oh, don’t let her go
Oh, don’t let her go
Oh, don’t let her go
Oh, don’t let her go

Cradle her in your arms
Kiss her gently
Sing to her in the dark
Kiss her gently

Cradle her in your arms
Kiss her gently
Sing to her in the dark
Kiss her gently
Track Name: I Know
I Know

I know heaven waits for the poor
I know, they will inherit the world
I know the blind will receive their sight
I know everyone’s walking in light

But all I see around me is falling apart
And all that I carry is this broken heart
And I wait...

I know He’s with me wherever I go
I know with every mountain lay low
I know the valleys can rise to the sky
I know He’ll bring peace to my troubled mind

But all I see around me is falling apart
And all that I carry is this broken heart
So I wait for you

How long must I wait, oh lord
And I know you can hear my cry
How long must I wait, oh lord
I know you can hear me now

But everything around me is just falling apart
And all that I carry is this broken heart
So I wait...

I know
I know
Track Name: I Can't Help You
I Can’t Help You

You ask me what it it as if you didn’t know
But I can’t help you
You’ll have to find out for yourself
You’ll have to find out for yourself

The pages you read that were tainted with hatred
are torn out and worn on your sleeve
The glass that was shatterered of course was not your fault
But you sweep up the pieces and grieve

You ask me what it it as if you didn’t know
But I can’t help you
You’ll have to find out for yourself
You’ll have to find out for yourself

Words that were said that you swore were not yours
are now cut up and thrown on the floor
The souls that are broken are mourning their fortune
They weep as you creep out the door

You ask me what it it as if you didn’t know
But I can’t help you
You’ll have to find out for yourself
You’ll have to find out for yourself

I can’t help you
I can’t help you
I can’t help you
I can’t help you

You ask me what it it as if you didn’t know
But I can’t help you
And I still love you
But I can’t help you
Track Name: Winter Waltz
Winter Waltz

The freezing sky hugs the moon
The wandering eye settles soon
The winged cry sparks a tune

As we dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin, the violin

The silent snopw hugs the bough
The yearning souul turns around
The shimmering cold makes a sound

As we dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin, the violin

And in the deepset shadow
And iIn the coldest moment
And in the darkest corner of our hearts there is light

The evening still hugs the pine
The stinging chill cuts the vine
The fading trill marks the time

As we dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin, the violin

As we dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin
Dance, dance to the violin, the violin
Track Name: Small Unknown
Small Unknown

Once I had a world,
In my hands I held it until it unfurled
It was mine, mine alone
Mine to nurture, to cherish, and then to destroy

You wove tales of need
Words of courage and longing to make a heart bleed
Sometimes left untold
Such a story might leave you with no one to hold

Shine, while your eyes are singing
Signs of the small unknown
Lines on the page will let her know…

Neither wrong nor right
Each day starts in the dark of the heart of the night
Either here or there
What’s the difference, as long as there’s someone who cares?

Shine, while your eyes are singing
Signs of the small unknown
Lines on the page will let him know…

And with a sigh you rub your eyes and see you’re alone
With the small unknown
The small unknown
The small unknown
Track Name: Home
Home

Roamed and I rambled and followed his steps
Laying mile after mile of these god-awful tracks
The stars in the sky lead me one by one
‘Til I found my way back home

To my home, to my home
Though I ramble and I roam
To my home, to my home
‘Til I find my way back home

This girl stole my heart and she tucked it away
I don’t mind, she’s my night and my day
She’s there with me always, she fills my cup
She has made this house a home

This is home, this is home
By my heart I am whole
This is home, this is home
She has made this house a home

Lived in this same house all my life
Didn’t shield me away from the storms and the strife
My family is all gone or buried away
Is this timber and glass still my home

Is this home, is this home?
Though I live here all alone
Is this home, is this home?
Is this timber and glass still my home?

Spent my whole life in the palm of his hand
Though I wandered away from the promise land
My time here is ending, I’m fading away
He is calling me back home

Too my home, too my home
From this weary world that we know
Too my home, too my home
He is calling me back home

Too my home
Too my home
Track Name: Icarus Redux
Icarus Redux

You gave me wings and taught me to fly
Not too low, and not too high
Stay close to me, stay by my side
You’re safe with me, now rise to the sky

But when the feeling takes control, there’s only me too blame
Not meant to soar, yet here I am, I’m calling out your name

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be

You gave me the rules but I made up my own
Follow me close and we’ll fly home
But the air’s so sweet across my skin
I can’t take the heat and now I’m falling in

But when the feeling takes control, there’s only me too blame
Not meant to soar, yet here I am, I’m calling out your name

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me

I fell into the sea
This is no place to be
I wanted but to flee
There is no place for me