Silver Shadow

from by Cougars in America

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I see sixty seven hundred million burning lights beyond the silver shadow of an afternoon
Blazing through this sleepless night to serenade the crickets as they dance beneath the moon
And I'm waiting...
Waiting for the sun

Still beyond the silence I can feel a sinking urge that I call hope to find a remedy
Everpresent, everclear, ripples form an orchestrated march that's everlasting
And the loon has finished calling on her mate
All the birds have left the scenery to let the night-time sparkle on a lake that I have known since I was young
And I wonder...
What have I become

And I'm waiting...
Waiting for the sun
And I'm waiting...
Waiting for the sun

I hear buses full of hopes and dreams rumbling down the highway somewhere distant
Orion arms and legs out wide, hung up on the sky just like the fly stuck on my windshield
Hear the highway crying wolf
I will not shy away from any place that leads me through this silky haze of mystery
I cannot see the road beyond my nose
But I can feel it moving quickly as I run
Into the morning sun

And I'm waiting...
Waiting for the sun
And I'm waiting...
Waiting for the sun


from Postcards, released January 21, 2014
Scott Hamilton - Guitar & Vocals
Erik Schoepen - Lapsteel



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Cougars in America Brussel, Belgium

Cougars in America is the new alt-folk project of Canadian-turned-Bruxellois singer-songwriter, Scott Hamilton. Poet, multi- instrumentalist, and troubadour, he transforms his world into song. His music has been compared to Bonnie Prince Billy or Sufjan Stevens, and serves in equal measures American Folk, Blues, and Indie Rock. ... more

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