Zoe Gray - Country Of The Sun

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This is the national anthem for a fictional country in my mind. Semi-inspired by Castle on a Cloud, it's about the place where I go where I'm lonely or sad.

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I traipse down the yellow brick road of my mind
Wondering if and how I’ll finally find
Some place where the stars are all aligned
But when I come back to the real world I know I’ll just leave it behind

In this world I’d hold you close to me
Everything arranged just perfectly
Purple skies ahead and scarlet seas
But it was never meant to be

If I pretend that it is real
Will it become solid enough to feel
If I pretend that it is right
Will it appear before my sight
Will it last me through the night

I know it can’t be real; it’s all in my head
Just a thought that managed to embed
Itself in my mind when I’m dreaming in my bed
And it will unravel with the pull of a thread

But I’ll hoist my flag and I’ll fly it proud
And I sing my anthem strong and loud
I pretend there’s a massive cheering crowd
Cause when I go to the country of the sun I escape all the real-world clouds

If I pretend that it is real
Will it become solid enough to feel
If I pretend that it is right
Will it appear before my sight
Will it last me through the night

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from SpinTunes #9: Round 1, released July 15, 2014

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