There are 16 songs on Big Star Way. Click the song title to view the lyrics and performance information.

Without You

The Song

Recorded at First Wave Digital Studios in Hempstead, NY and Cow Pilot Studios in Gilbert, Arizona.

When Gilgamesh left Uruk to defeat the god of the Cedar Forest, his mother, Ninsun, convinced the sun god Shamash to give his blessing to her son on his perilous journey. Although this is a rather obscure example, it is a metaphor for the perilous journey we all take part in called life.

The journey need not be a physical one; it may be a single thought that evolves into a mind-altering transformation. Transformations can be positive or negative, but they always signify mental or spiritual growth of some kind. Either way, we need not go through these journeys and transformations alone, although many of us do at different parts of our lives.

Whether it is the blessing of someone we love, or the deity we worship, we fare better with their sanction than without it. This is a song about that journey we make when we strike out on our own without the blessing of those who care for us, and when we do, we are truly alone.

The Lyrics

I crossed the riverbed without you
That line inside my head
Without you

I crossed the water's edge without you
Deep in the silent end
Without you

You need to wish me well
This journey by myself
I feel the pull away
The tide of the things we say
I sink into the deep without you
Without you

I found the emptiness without you
Silent before the end
Without you

You need to wish me well
This journey by myself
I feel the pull away
The tide of the things we say
I fear the tide will turn
The pull of the things we've learned
The waves will drag me down
The swirl of the water 'round
I sink into the deep without you
Without you