New Aquarius

by Chris Preston

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New Aquarius is progressive pop tour de force. My third album, it represents a major step forward in production and composition for me as well as a philosophical one.

An electronic folio with lyrics and more is available at newaquarius.chrispreston.com!

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released May 21, 2019

Produced and performed by Chris Preston.

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Track Name: New Aquarius Theme
New Aquarius Theme

I wanna break out of the place
I've been fenced in
I wanna feel like a man of his
Own creation

There's a changing about me and somehow
I was alone
But I'm tired of the feeling now
And if I need one thing it's being with you

The rest of the way

I couldn't change everything
But I'd like to
I wish I could tell you that I'd live the
Same life over

Who knew the road we were on
Would be so long
I know you're weakened
But I've never been so strong
And I would think nothing of carrying you

The rest of the way

I'm a witness and I want to be truthful
To the bounty when the cup is full
If everything is just as it should be
I’ll need you to remind me
Break me out, Baby, break me...

There's a place in the light
You can go if you want me
This is the sound that you hear as I
Cast my shadow

You're a beauty, my ageless nonesuch
Are you lonely? Do you like it a little too much?
‘Cause each of us has to decide to get through

The rest of the way
Come on with me
Track Name: Wasting Away
Wasting Away

You can lay it down on 8th Street
Do what you wanna do
Wear your gypsy rags and lose your masters
What do you want here?
It's only 8th Street and Sixth Avenue

It's Wasting Away
A little more every day
And I got nothing to say about it
I don't have to keep it alive
It's Wasting Away
A little more every day
And I got nothing to say about it
No

If you make the trip to the mountains
Don't you be offended
At Levon's barn it's $200 a Ramble
What do you want here?
A big pink house that's rented?

If you get yourself to Haight Street
Ain't very much to see
Gates on the Dead house, not Jefferson Airplane's
What do you want here?
A three-fingered flavor of ice cream?

I took a walk down my street
In my own shoes
No rock and roll out of every window
What do we got here?
I got a little room to move

You can just let it waste away
It’ll be alright
It won’t change anything
That’s up to you
It’s always been up to you
Track Name: She Doesn't Love You
She Doesn’t Love You

She doesn’t love you
She just lets you down
It’s all she can do
She tells you
She doesn’t love you
She doesn’t love you now
And the love that you feel could kill you
She doesn’t love you
She doesn’t love you
She knows
But she ain’t foolin’ no one
But you

When a woman don’t have a heart
She’ll take a man’s
She’ll never apologize
For wearin’ it out
And when the man starts to cry
She understands
And she makes him believe the words
That he’s come to doubt

And it’s all the same to me, love
‘Cause I’m by myself
And after the pain and all of the games
I still love you well
A lifetime of lovin’ can be suffering
To know what she promised you
Don’t mean a thing, because

She doesn’t love you
She just lets you down
It’s all she can do
She tells you
She doesn’t love you
She doesn’t love you now
(You’re a fool for it even though you know)
And the love that you feel could kill you
She doesn’t love you
She doesn’t love you
She knows
And she ain’t foolin’ no one
But you

When everything falls apart
And the man believes
He still needs her more
Than anything in the world
The woman can laugh out loud
But nothing’s changed
If he’s still the boy
She’s still the girl

And it’s all the same to me, love
‘Cause I’m by myself
And after the pain and all of the games
I still love you well
A lifetime of lovin’ can be suffering
To know what you promised her
Don’t mean a thing
Track Name: True Star
True Star

The other night I had that dream again
Where I can will myself
Above this town
And I don’t come down
‘Till the morning

In the days, a grinding grounding
Wears away the wants I willed
The night before
The dream so much more
Resounding

If I could see a reflection of you in the mirror
I’m a True Star
And what I can make you believe is the key
To my fortune
All that we seek when we’re wordless and weakest
Is a True Star
Free of the spell, what we do to ourselves
Is undone

I don’t wanna look or listen
I’ve had my fill of everyone
Who thinks they know
Just like Spring snow
They leave me

I only wanna make you smile again
If I could burst your floodgates wide
I’d give you mine
‘Cause this is my time
To be set free
Track Name: Everybody Loves A Pretty Girl
Everybody Loves A Pretty Girl

I’ve done all I can do
All I gotta do is believe
I could even have you
All I gotta do is believe

Somehow I know, I don’t have to prove it
There’s a reason, why I met you
What men will tell you, I couldn't understand
We all have our own way
I guess everybody
Loves a pretty girl
Don’t they?

Just to see you bends my mind and breaks me down
When the night comes, that you are within me burns
‘Cause deep down I can feel that you’re in love with me
And I’ve waited all my life to hear the words

Still I’ve done all I can do
All I gotta do is believe
I could even have you
All I gotta do is believe

You called to say that you’re tired of waiting
To be with me and you know what you have to do
If we move on ‘cause we can’t help the way we feel
The strays we turn away‘ll just move on too

To young and old she brings a smile
And I don't mind
“Would you look at her eyes? She's so beautiful,” they say
She’s a silly little girl
With nobody’s curls and her mother’s face
Everybody loves a pretty girl
Don’t they?
Track Name: The Strings
The Strings

Baby someday we will pull the strings
Hold the cards (all the cards)
I wanna be full of the angles
I wanna be free of the tangles
Call the shots and be what we are not now

They’re in black armor with their boots and guns
By Federal Hall, under Washington
It’s no one’s fault, what our city’s become
‘Cept for these new guns I’m ducking from
Another innocent’s been taken away
They searched my bag only yesterday
We lose our power and our reason too
In the name of freedom
When they come for you


A lazy Friday, New York harbor calms
The dogs in the terminal are sniffing for bombs
As a beautiful lady is detained by the guards
Who, proud of the animals, love their jobs
Downtown heads for Staten Island at five
And the Coast Guard guarantees we’ll get there alive
With machine guns at the stern and bow
New York City is a dream to me now


I know what I wanted, I know what I got
Despite my best intentions, it's still happening a lot
I’ve seen great ignorance and failures of man
I’ve seen injustice called American
There's a dirty secret beneath each happiness
Behind every sure thing, is a long shot bet
But we’re not the only ones who really care
There is no answer to a victim's prayer

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