Are You Stratusfied?

by Stratus

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Mikhail Great start!
All four songs are in slightly different styles, but equally awesome!
I hope there will be more soon. Favorite track: Colder Than It Used To Be.
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So, here it is. The first rays of creativity from Stratus, a band residing in the Swedish midlands since the dawn of 2013. In four tracks, it manages to cover most of the stylistic terrain the band set out to cover. including short and snappy vintage hard rock riffing, Beatles-like trippy psychedelia and lengthy progressive ambitions.

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released May 27, 2013

Fredrik Andersson, Georg Bivall, Robert Wiiand

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Track Name: Riddle for the ages
Everywhere I happen, everywhere I look
I see traits and colours of the face she took
Everywhere I'm looking for that woman
My imagination won't let go

And now the sun refuse to shine lest she turns up

Every lightpole we've passed, every doorway
Every seat we've claimed, every song I played
Everything reminds me of that woman
And how long I've waited to get near

She's a riddle for the ages, quiet and sly
Nobody could reveal what's in her eyes
I only wish there's something left to satisfy

She lends fall its beauty on the grayest day
Though she quells all matters all along her way
Anything I do anigh that woman
becomes only second hand priority

And now the days are incomplete lest she turns up

Don't know what she's got
But it hits so hard
Don't know what I'm doing
In around her yard
What would I not do for that woman
Though I wonder if she'd ever let me

She's a riddle for the ages, quiet and sly
I wish I could reveal what's in her eyes
I only wish there's something left to satisfy
Track Name: She is the sun
Ah, monday again
I see her face again
I see her every day

Ah, always picturing her face
And knowing she's not there
And seeing her every day don't help

Ah, now she is the sun
Mounting every morn
So fair I'm scared to watch
She sure would burn if I could touch

Ah, now she is the rain
Flowing down the lane
I try to be where she will fall
And be the one who makes her shine

Ah, now she is the moon
Haunting my dark room
I'm dreaming of her every night
And wonder where she is tonight

Ah, backseat in the dark
Between us only inches
She's one eternity away
And I don't know what to say

Ah, busride in the evening
An hour in her presence
Please driver, keep us on the road
Long enough for our love to unfold

Ah, for each day I see her
I want her more than ever
However pretty she's today
She'll be prettier tomorrow anyway

Ah, turning 'round to see her
Reaching out to hold her
But she's not there, she's somewhere else
Somewhere I hope one day to be
Track Name: Arithmetic and Calculus
Now she is coming in again
Another day I can tell how it will end
Another failing the original intent
in every way that I feared and never meant
Is there a clue for the ones who never learned how they feel?
Are there any room for calculus?

Can I sit down knowing she will too?
Can I walk out knowing she will follow through?
Will I have to draw upon her preference?
Or will I have to keep guard on my own sense?
Is there a clue for the ones who never learned how to feel?
Are there any room for calculus?

Show me the way, show me how to say
how I love her and need her in every way
I still check her face for deductive signs
if I'm in there or left hopelessly behind
Now that we're all of the shrine of nature
And the cause and effect we are bound to endure
What she feels should belong to the domain of arithmetic

Over an over I have heard
about the theory of everything we've learned
A neat and gracefully formulated term
that applies even to the primal urge
Is there a clue for the ones who only learned how to wield
arithmetic and calculus?

Show me the way, show me how to say
how I love her and need her in every way
I still check her face for deductive signs
if I'm in there or left hopelessly behind
Now that we're all of the shrine of nature
And the cause and effect we are bound to endure
Our love should reside in the domain of arithmetic

Say that we're bound to the laws of nature
And say that she will buckle down to its tenure
Can you give the conditions under which the numbers align?
Track Name: Colder Than It Used To Be
Colder than it used to be
Outside though not looking in
What is the worth in trying to love
in winters like these?

Wandering through an aching haze
of not knowing anything
What is the worth in hope
as it was like this all the while?

Once upon a sunny day
Though she hadn't much to say
She came along and whispered a song
I happened to hear

She became more beautiful
for each passing day of being
in reach of her sight
I pined for her love
I wanted her so

Here it comes again
I've seen it enough for to know when it's coming
Anvil and the pain
Of a blunt revelation that she won't ever be mine

Once upon a time she caught
my eyes along the way
She had that certain something it seemed
I fell for her anyway

I never knew her state of mind
If we ever were of one kind
But as soon as I let go of my guard
She found her way into my heart

Hope she leads a clean good life
I can't say there's one to blame
But I cannot help but feeling that
I could have been in her game

Calling out her name in the night
in a faint hope she will hear
If she knew how much I'd do for her
I think she'd review her tears

Have you ever been so low
that you're hoping there's no tomorrow?
And knowing that she's all the world
and the crumbling ground you're standing on
I know you may be saying
"Just forget her, she is taken"
Love's so easy to write off

But have you ever been so low
that you see no use in going on?
That all you did was in the shade
of a woman standing in your way
And I know you may be saying
"There are more girls in the open"
But there's only one of her
She's unique and I would die to tell her so

Here she comes again
I've seen her enough to never forget her
Now she brings the pain
in a beautiful telling she'll never be mine

Have you ever been in love
so much you ache in though of her?
That picturing a day without
the chance with her will end your world
And I know you may be saying
"There are other girls in waiting"
But I don't want girls, I want her
She's the one and I would die to let her know

Here it comes again
I've seen it enough for to know that it's bound to
fail once again
She's to good to be true, she's a dream I am suffering through
The more that you know, the colder the snow
Colder than it used to be