Mystic Traversion

Mystic Traversion

 Buffalo, New York, USA
BandRockAcoustic

A dynamic fusion that encompasses the sultry to the insane. Vocally driven melodies accompanied by acoustic guitar with piano and interesting and unusual percussion sprinkled throughout.

Biography

The music my partner, Mark Bouthillier, and I write is honest and emotional. We incorporate beautiful acoustic guitar rhythms with grand piano leads and latin percussion to electric guitar and rock drum kit for a mix of melody that will speak to your soul or have you dancing to our beat.

Lyrics

Within The Night

Written By: Missy Ray/Mark Bouthillier

Within The Night
Lyrics & Music ~ Ray/Bouthillier

Rolling through the thunder
The night drags on forever
Miles to go before I rest
Before the day breaks will I pass the test

Chorus
I’m so very far from home
I left so very long ago
I’m gonna make it on my own
Of this I cry out loud
Of this I cry out loud

Only one thought I know
I’ll only get there if I go alone
Left with just my memory
To warm and keep me company

Falling rain caught my eye
Promises lie on blackened sky
As I climb the rigid wall
Weeping free my tears they fall

Chorus
I’m so very far from home
I left so very long ago
I’m gonna make it on my own
Of this I cry out loud
Of this I cry out loud

Falling free without a net
Hardest step is what I’ve met
Landing on this shaky ground
My two feet are what I found

Chorus
I’m so very far from home
I left so very long ago
I’m gonna make it on my own
Of this I cry out loud
Of this I cry out loud

Sentimental Fools

Written By: Missy Ray & Mark Bouthillier

Things you should've said to me
Things I really needed to hear from you
Now you're just a memory
The chains of love are broken now

Carelessly our skin would touch
Yet I was lonely lying next to you
Loving you I lost myself
I gave you all I had to give

Sentimental Fools will always lose what they give to you
You're the one I adored
Now I'm a fool no more

Disregard for what I felt
Never really knew who I was inside
Leaving you I lost myself
You never cared what meant to me

Found the strength to walk away
Left all I'd known since I was young now I'm grown
Finally I trust myself
What broke my heart won't bring me down

Sentimental Fools will always lose what they give to you
You're the one I adored
Now I'm a fool no more

Things you should've said to me
Things I really needed to hear from you
Now you're just a memory

Alone Again

Written By: Missy Ray & Mark Bouthillier

Drifting on the edge of slumber
Feeling the glow of our love grow
Don’t wanna hear you speak those words to me
Babe – I gotta go

I lie with you in the darkness
Clinging to your scent
Taste your velvet kiss on my lips
Til dreams I consent

Chorus
Like many nights before
I close my eyes and pray
You’ll change your mind ‘n whisper
Babe – I wanna stay
I wanna stay

Bridge
But I wake in the heart of night
Cold from your absent heat
The love we made for hours long have passed
Just a memory on these sheets
Just a memory on these sheets

Chorus
So like many nights before
Close my eyes again and pray
Next time you’ll change your mind ‘n whisper
Babe– I want to stay
I’m gonna stay
I’ll never go away
Don’t go away
Don’t go away
I’ll always stay

Four Leaf Clover

Written By: Mark Bouthillier

Today
You said you’d never work me over
You claim
Our love is stronger than it’s owner
You and me
You and me
You and me Now!

Chorus
Some how
You should have now
Never tried to work me over
You and me
Are what they see
You never pick a four leaf clover
I’m free
You’re free
You’re never gonna kill this clover
It’s you and me
You and me
You and me Now!

Right now
The sweetness of your milk spilt over
Your town
Is just a part of earth no owner
It’s you and me
You and me
You and me Now!

Chorus
Some how
You should have now
Never tried to work me over
You and me
Are what they see
You never pick a four leaf clover
I’m free
You’re free
You’re never gonna kill this clover
You say
You claim
You pay!

Bridge
I never saw
What’s inside of myself
You taught it all
The love of hate is a hell
And it burned me as well
And it burned me as well
You say…

Chorus
Some how
You should have now
Never tried to work me over
You and me
Are what they see
You never pick a four leaf clover
I’m free
You’re free
You’re never gonna kill this clover
You say
You claim
You pay!

I’m free
I’m free
I’m free
I’m free
I'm free now

Spend My Life

Written By: Missy Ray & Mark Bouthillier

I saw you today
And you looked my way
I saw my everything
In you
I wanna spend my life with you

I wanna put my arms around you
And hold you near
Baby I'm here
Take Me
I wanna spend my life with you
Only you

When I look in your eyes I see my life
Baby I wanna be your wife
I wanna sing you a song all night long
Baby all night long

I saw my world
In you
I love you
Baby say you love me too
I wanna spend my life with you

If I stand in your door will you go away
If I travel by air will you sail away
Standing in the sand I cried an ocean for you
Standing in the sand I cried
I wanna spend my life with you

You - you're all I'll ever see
Baby stay with me
You - you're right for me
And I'm right for you
I wanna spend my life with you
Only you

Bella Rayne

Written By: Missy Ray & Mark Bouthillier

I saw you in my mind
The other day
They laid you there
All wrapped in pink
I leaned down and kissed your cheek

As I held you in my arms
I felt my loss
Push me to the brink
How it hurt
I couldn’t think

Chorus
I keep your memory near
Tucked away I keep you here
Teddy bears lay in your bed
Where you should have lay your head

It’s been one year today
Since you went away
I still cry
How it hurts
I still question why

Here I stand by your name
My heart fills with pain
My life won’t be the same
Goodbye Sweet Bella Rayne

Chorus
I keep your memory near
Tucked away I keep you here
Teddy bears lay in your bed
Where you should have lay your head

I saw you in my mind the other day

2am

Written By: Missy Ray

It's 2am in the morning
And I'm just sitting thinking about you
And all the things we've done

I remembered our walk
Down by Tully Bay
Getting stuck under cover
Just to sit out the rain

Now I sit here wide awake
All alone in the dim light
Wishing you were still with me
To rock me in the night

Memories in time
Like snowflakes swirling around
Sitting on a shelf
Waiting to be taken down

There were plans we were making
For our life down the line
Not knowing what was in store
And we lost track of time

Now I sit here wide awake
All alone in the dim light
Wishing you were still with me
To rock me in the night

Memories in time
Like snowflakes swirling around
Sitting on a shelf
Waiting to be taken down

Sacrifice

Written By: Mark Bouthillier

A mother holds her baby
Close to her breast
She never even wonders
What comes next

Your baby boy gets hungry
Your baby boy gets cold
You sell your soul for money
While your baby boy gets old

It seems to me
The thing he needs

Sacrifice
Sweet sacrifice

A dollar for the paper
Or a dollar for some food
The news is all around you
But that child needs you too

And if you pay it all ahead
That child might pay you back to you

All men
And all women

Sacrifice
Sweet sacrifice

I never sit and wonder
Baby why you left
I guess you must discover
The world you had met

Sacrifice
Sweet sacrifice

And the world goes round
Sacrifice

To You

Written By: Missy Ray/Mark Bouthillier

I talk to you while you sleep
Speak the words I just can’t keep
Locked inside my gentle heart
I just don’t know where to start

I whisper softly in your ear
You’re the only man for me
I kiss your face do not fear
I’ll always hold you close to me

For you my life I live
To you my heart I give
For when my day is done
For me you are the only one

I watch you in the dark
I touch your skin and I feel
My beat with yours warm with mine
I steal this moment in time

Then you wake and our eyes meet
I taste your lips with mine so sweet
Within your love is all I need
It’s where I always want to be

For you my life I live
To you my heart I give
For when my day is done
For me you are the only one

Aaahhhh – Ooooo

For when my day is done
For me you are the only one
For you my life I live
To you my heart I give

Time To Change

Written By: Mark Bouthillier

I walked inside this empty room
And I could smell you there, everywhere
I guess I’m home too soon

At first I cried when I felt the pain
But like salt on snow it went away
Away

Why I tried
And lied inside
Just to let it all slip away
Why decide
To compromise
And let it all slip away

I washed away the scent of you
But couldn’t clean myself of what I knew
And I knew

So a thousand times I’ve left you blind
I just needed space and needed time
Time to change

And you’re so blind
Like a child inside
Who needed candy
And I am tied
To the scent of lies
Within my bedsheets

My life is not a picture frame
For you to look and look again
So go away

I walked inside this empty room
I know the end is coming soon
For you and me

Miss You

Written By: Mark Bouthillier

Today I’m not so strong
Today I’m not OK
I hope you never wonder
Why I’m leaving this way

Today I sat and wondered
What you’re doing today
I seldom dial your number
Cause you don’t see me that way

Chorus
You sent me along
And I’m on my way
You said I’m strong
But I miss you today
I miss you today

I hardly got to know you
So I can’t show you any pain
And so I hardly told you
Why I’m leaving this way

Chorus

Bridge
I’m not that strong on my own
I’m not that strong all alone
I’m not that strong on my own alone
I’m not that strong

Today I’m not so strong
Today I’m not OK
I hope you never wonder
Why I’m leaving this way
Why I’m leaving this way
Why I’m leaving this way

Chorus
You sent me along
And I’m on my way
You said I’m strong
But I miss you today
But I miss you today
But I miss you today

Wet to the Core

Written By: Mark Bouthillier

Oh you sin
You sin so delightful
You’ve never been
On the end of this cycle

Oh my God you’re crazy
And I can’t take it anymore
You’re draining me insanely
With a mouth that must explore

On the sweetness I climb
I never planned for more
You caught me so in my prime
And I am wet to the core

My sweat is yours and your lime
Your need to taste it I adore
You’re feeling your way inside
I bed and I implore

No No No!
You have me and you’re handy
Please don’t go
You’re handy in the bedsheets

How I moan
You’re tasting me like candy
How I know
How hard in me you can be

All of my fears will subside
You’re shadow cast on my floor
You came inside me but you’ll find
I’m gonna even the score

All I want
Is you back inside me
Slide in again
And do me so wildly

Oh the sweetness I climb
I never planned for more
You caught me so in my prime
And I am wet to the core
And I am wet to the core
And I am wet to the core

Oh you sin
You sin so delightful

Nine Eleven

Written By: Mark Bouthillier & Missy Ray

I want you to stay
Don't go away
Nueve Once'

Discography

"Empty" was released May 9, 2008. Streaming music can also be heard on our myspace pages myspace.com/mystictraversion & myspace.com/missyraymusic. Second release 'Hearts On Chains' due out February '09! Our song 'Four Leaf Clover' is on the 'Women of Rock' compilation CD put out by MJR Films! We have also been featured on MJR Films compilation 'Expectations' this passed February.

Set List

We perform our original songs from our debut release - "Empty" - which includes Strangers, Faces In The Rain and Four Leaf Clover, as well as songs from our upcoming release 'Hearts On Chains'!which includes Spend My Life, Front Porch Saturday & Miss You. We also cover other artists such as The Cranberries, Stevie Nicks, Sarah McLachlan, 4 Non-Blondes, The Eagles, Lita Ford, Quarterflash & others. Our sets are a minimum of 1 hour and gig length varies from 1-1/2 hrs to 4 hrs depending on venue.