There are different ways to read the stars
those that are near and those that are far
Watch them shoot across the sky
I wonder where you are
I didn’t smoke, I didn’t drink
but darkness carries you down a dusty road
Broken wheels, misplaced hope, a heavy load to carry

The stars are blinking lives once true
once we were all brand new
And oh how our garden grew

Pull a card from a deck
Chips are down I place my bet
On a second chance, a third with you
Remind me what we once knew
Oh how our garden grew

It’s dark now, what will the stars tell
I’ll make a wish, wish you well
Clear skies, a pure heart, a light in the dark

The stars are blinking lives once true
Remind me what we once knew
Oh how our garden grew
When we were all brand new


from The Department of the West, released December 6, 2019
words & music by Deborah Crooks (ASCAP)
Acoustic guitar, vocals: Deborah Crooks
Electric guitars: Danny Allen
Bass: Kevin T. White
Drums: Mike Stevens
Backing vocals: Maryam Qudus


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Deborah Crooks Alameda, California

"Deborah Crooks makes the case for a return to the roots of rock"- Consequence of Sound
California-based songwriter Deborah Crooks' music draws on folk, rock, and the Blues. Her diverse, ever-evolving artistic path has included studying writing and poetics at The Naropa Institute, voice in India, co-founding the band Bay Station, and gigging throughout the Western US. ... more

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