Technicolor Blue

by Spring Rain

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Written and recorded in one month as part of the RPM Challenge and February Album Writing Month. Inspired by 70s and 80s TV shows and general nostaligia. Thank you very much for listening.

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released March 1, 2016

Spring Rain: Words and music
Dylyn Shapiro: Guest vocals on #4 and #9

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Track Name: 1164 Morning Glory
Hide me from the rest of the world, love me for what you see
This isn’t what you signed up for, it’s okay to tell me
I’ll never be quite like your friends, or your family
But if you love me like you say, I’ll be happy here

I’ll try to hold back, help with what you lack
Guarding from a distance you don’t see

I’ve never met no one like you, here or anywhere
I’ve waited for hundreds of years, much too long to bear
I never thought I’d have to change, but trust me, it’s okay
What it takes to keep you here is a small price to pay

I will hide away, waiting everyday
Love you from a distance so they don’t see

Once the magic’s gone then life can begin
The elegance of a homebound wife, the sorcery of modern life
I’ll show you I can be like everyone else

I’ve heard them talk about the ball and chain, and all their ruined days
I’m not too surprised they act like it doesn’t go both ways
Mortals and their recklessness destroying what they see
Smothering what’s beautiful and leave it withering

I will hide away, waiting everyday
Love you from a distance so they don’t see

Once the magic’s gone then life can begin
The drudgery of a homebound wife, the sorcery of married life
I’ll show you I’m like no one else

Once the fear is gone the magic can begin
The enchantment of a magic wife, the sorcery of black and white
I’ll show you I’m like no one else
Track Name: Protest Songs
Morning papers never give you reasons to be up and at ‘em
The human race always lets you down (oh oh, oh oh oh)
Got no faith in no one, or yourself
Girl, that’s detachment, it’s disconnect

They say you don’t get it, but now you won’t let em
Get to you, make you blue
Sweetness, glee (hope you get to see) and apathy

Parties filled with the pretty people, things get blurry dancing
The lights are off so you can see (oh oh, oh oh oh)
Got your protest songs, they get so deep
Yeah, that’s a statement, it’s intellect!

But your other friends don’t get it, ‘cause they always let you down
It ain’t your crowd
In jealousy, (hope you'll finally see) you’ll find me

Say you’ve got all you could get, you say you’re leaving
Don’t forget about our town (oh oh, oh oh oh)
You’ve seen everything, all the bars
You know I’ll miss you, hope you come back

But you say I won’t get it, I know you’re gone so far yet
I hold on hope you’ll come back home
Sweetness, glee (where you won't find me) and jealousy
Track Name: Pine Tree Green
There's ice on the road, hear the radio
They'll play a song for you, and maybe me too
You're not listening, almost Christmas and
Ain't going back to school, I won't be seeing you
Maybe come next year I'll be your friend again.

Paint your living room, green and gold maroon
Hide the memories, they don't have time for you
Hark the angels sing, feeling your heart sink
Ain't swimming back to shore, the water is too cold
Your tears will make you drown you before they hit the ground

Paint me factory grey
And I'll pretend we're okay
Make your snow angels blue
Maybe the rumors are true
You are the homesick kind
Garland, snow, and a place to cry

Smoke your cigarettes and try to forget
That things aren’t what you hoped or if they ever were
Never wanting more, leave an open door
Your friends left you behind, you never pay no mind
Maybe come next year you’ll feel the same again

Though things are not the same, you’ll try to regain
A sense of sanity and felicity
You will find me here, right where you left me
I haven’t gone too far, I’ll be where you are
The world’s forgetting on you, I’ll be lost too

Paint me strawberry red
And I'll forget what you said
Make your snow angels blue
Maybe the rumors are true...
Color me your pine tree green
And I'll imagine you here
You’re making your snow angels blue
Maybe the rumors are true
You are the loving kind
Garland, snow, and you ask me why
Letting go and a place to cry
Track Name: When You See
I went to the west coast to get some ideas
And I got inspired to run right back here
They said I could become star if I tried
A future so bright that it blinded my eyes

When you see, the silver screen
Or the pages of magazines
Hear the humming of your TV
Promise you’ll still talk to me

Some people don’t change when time makes them old
These people are worth their whole weight in gold
‘Cause everyone else becomes shallow and rude
Promise you won’t let that happen to you

When you see, the silver screen
Or the pages of magazines
Hear the humming of your TV
Promise you’ll still be with me

I’m playing with fires won’t let them burn out
Maybe I want the whole world to burn down
This ain’t the place that I thought it would be
It changes everything but it won’t change me

When you see, the silver screen
Or the pages of magazines
Hear the humming of your TV
Promise you’ll still be with

When you see, the silver screen
Or the pages of magazines
Hear the humming of your TV
Promise you’ll still be with me
Track Name: The Road to West America
Crumbling inside, slipping away
There is not a right thing I could say
Wasting my time, sleep life away
Feeling less like myself every day

This is not, no it’s not what you wanted me to do
Let’s pretend, that all that time we spent it wasn’t true

Let’s forget about me, let’s take the last bus home
Let’s throw away the years and the fears and everything that was left here
Let’s go away, just go away

Hiding my face, losing my place
Everyone is years ahead of me
Like I didn’t know, such a long time ago
I’m not the grown-up I should be

This is not, no it’s not, what they wanted out of me
Let’s pretend, that tons of rocks and sand are covering me

Let’s forget about me, let’s take the last bus home
Let’s throw away the years and the fears and everything that was left here
Let’s leave it alone, leave me alone
Let’s forget about me, let’s take the last bus home
Let’s throw away the years and the fears and everything that was left here
Let’s go away, just go away
Track Name: Some Enchanted Evening
I’m leaving you a letter, this is a monument
I’m hoping you’ll forget me I lament
Your kindness was a temple, pillars of benevolence
I’m hoping you’ll forget my insolence

There’s no hope left for me to fly away
But maybe there’s forgiveness in the very end
Maybe there is someone, there may well be something else

Today you won’t remember, the bliss of ignorance
Looking with the lights off for yourself
Your mind it was a tattered road, you’re sleeping at the wheel
Constant losing sense of what is real

There’s no sense left for me to stay with you
But maybe there’s a way out, anything would do
Maybe there is someone, someone else makes me happy

Some enchanted evening brought us both apart
A night for broken lovers to depart
Our home it was a disaster, wiped clean in disarray
Chaos of emotions locked away
Track Name: I'm Biased, Louise
Coldest steel, serenades me, feels so real, no escaping
Can’t do it on my own, so far away from home

Now I see, what they told me, I put myself here, they can’t hold me
I know what it’s about, I’m finding my way out

I’m getting out

Oh, Louise, don’t believe it, tell me please, why’d you do it
I thought I could trust you, I’d do it again too

Sunny days, from my window, running away, they told me so
Won’t let you get me down, I sure miss you around

Get me down

Won’t let you get me down, I sure miss you around

See us now, as we part company, I don’t know how, I will find my peace
It hasn’t happened yet, it won’t be soon I bet
Track Name: Never Let the Music Stop
The sun shines much brighter from the 12th floor
We don’t need to worry about the payroll anymore
Or about the loose change we’ve been saving
Don’t you know this is the joy of living

When the night falls in the city, would you still know where to find me

Tell me, Will you miss me when I’m gone
Promise, you’ll never let the music stop
Tell me, everything will be okay
Tell me, you’ll forget the things I say

Let’s quit our jobs and sell the TV
We don’t need to care about who sees, believe me
Or about the words that they’ve been saying
Honey, don’t you know that I’ve been praying, you will stay

When your eyes look up and see me, I can’t help my heart from breaking

Tell me, Will you miss me when I’m gone
Promise, you’ll never let the music stop
Tell me, everything will be okay
Tell me, you’ll forget the things I say

Tell me, Will you miss me when I’m gone
Promise, you’ll never let the music stop
Tell me, everything will be okay
Tell me, you’ll forget the things I say
Track Name: Anything at All
The lights downtown are shining so bright
So I can see you’re here by my side
Everyone here don’t walk where they see
And I feel like they’re here with me

Take a cab, take a breath, take a look
You don’t know all the strength that it took
Take me anywhere, we’ll take in the view
We’ll pretend what we said was true

If all the stars in the sky should fall, we won’t need anything at all
Gusts of wind swaying with the trees, move the moon making waves in the sea

Summer days and the time goes so slow
Getting lost saying we didn’t know
Sometimes life doesn’t go like you planned
Takes you in, won’t let go just like sand

The lights downtown are shining so bright
So I can see you’re here by my side
Everyone here don’t walk where they see
And I feel like they’re here with me

If the stars in the sky should fall, we won’t need anything at all
Gusts of wind swaying with the trees, move the moon making waves in the sea
Track Name: Everyone is Your Best Friend
Everywhere you go, from where you started
Everyone you know, you’re a party

And I wish that I had everything that you do
You got them all charmed and everyone loves you

Everything you say is applauded
When you give your smiles away, you’re an artist

No one else has such charisma quite the way you do
And I wonder what it’s like to spend the days walking your shoes

Now, come say hello, you’ll find the hard way that life won’t be like this
Those years down the road, when your heart starts beating weak
You’ll need a friend, and I’ll lend a hand

When the lights go out, and you look around
Look in all the corners tell me what you found

And I wish that I could tell you that everyone comes back
But it’s true that loyalty makes up for everything you lack

Now, come say hello, you’ll find the hard way that life won’t be like this
Those years down the road, when your heart starts beating weak
You’ll need a friend, and I’ll lend a hand

Now, come say hello, you’ll find the hard way that life won’t be like this
Those years down the road, when your heart starts beating weak
You’ll need a friend, and I’ll lend a hand
Track Name: Walter
Life’s so tiring, coming home so late at night
When she stayed up waiting, keep forgetting
It’s not right, everyday’s another fight
I’ll slide away if you keep on letting me

It’s much harder than whiskey, would you miss me? Will you miss me?

The bride and groom, seen it all end up in doom
Too many times, and it makes me wonder
Holding you, if the words you say are true
It’s not fair if you’re not there tonight

Much warmer than brandy, your arms around me, you surround me

You’ve had enough
She don’t know how much she’s hurting you
She’ll never know the hell she’s put you through
She’s so demanding, can’t take no more I’m out the door

Legislate, always so much more at stake
There’s no middle, it’s not so simple
Such a drag, you don’t see all that you have
Not everyone is quite so lucky now

We drift away like best friends,
Fade away in silence, flowers in the dark
I’d sure like to find what brought us both together,
You’re a comrade to the letter

It’s much harder than whiskey, it’s much warmer than brandy
Would you miss me? Your arms around me

She’s had enough
You don’t know how much you hurt her too
You’ll never know the hell you've put you through
You're so demanding, she’s more understanding, are you understanding?
Track Name: Spiritual Successor
Streetlights go out, when I’m walking to your house
I’m never scared, I know you’re always there
Smoking outside when the sky turns dark

Bring all your friends, there’s more than enough room there
When we go home, well we never left at all
In the clouds so we don’t touch the ground
‘Cause we’re always out and we’re always about

We don’t need no map, we just need to find a way back there
We’re always there
I don’t want to live, I just want to give myself away
Like I did those days

Got a license to drive, license to lose myself
I know I’m not right, but I don’t need no help
I’m going on the road that I choose to take

Back of my mind, I always think of you
I don’t care what you think, but most of the time I do
You don’t listen so I’m going to go
All I need is one more chance to show

Show you that, I’m learning from all my mistakes
They’re always there
If I talk enough, maybe my conscience will never catch up
Before I give up

You don’t need me back, and some things are meant to last just once
No matter what you want
Though we show we care, we know life doesn’t always play fair
Are you still there?
Track Name: I Don't Live Here Anymore
If I’m complaining, I know I put myself here
There’s no doubt about it I can see it so clear
The time slipping through my hands has come pouring down
I'm just giving up, not caring, don't matter now

Keep my light on though, I don’t live here anymore
Secretly hoping you’ll come and knock on my door
Leave all my ends untied, before I burn down this bridge
They always told me this is no way to live

I don’t think about it, but I dream about it
Every time I think I fall asleep
And there’s nothing to it, but still I can’t do it
Every time I think I feel happy

Miss every bus, I run but I’m always late
The one thing about me I can change and I hate
See every street sign but I don’t know where I am
Don’t see no guiding light, can’t seem to find myself

I'll hold on to you with everything that I got
The things I remember though they don’t mean a lot
Forget the memories, you can tear them apart
They adorn my house, I keep them close to my heart

I don’t think about it, but I dream about it
Every time I think I fall asleep
And there’s nothing to it, but still I can’t do it
Every time I think I feel happy
Track Name: Technical College
Hear the May birds singing
Pack up all your books and art
Empty halls are bringing you and everyone
Empty hopes and empty hearts
Hitch a ride from your friends
Have them take you to your house
Missing them to no end
If they need to reach you they know how

Waiting for hours, in the parking lot, I know it seems like way too much

Years have passed since the last time, feels just like a dream, I know you don’t remember much

Hear the factory humming
Seeing the signs on the road
This town’s not what it was, or used to be
If I’d known I would have kept it so

Night falls on the city, your technical college, it’s nice to see they didn’t change much
Years have passed since the last time, feels just like a dream, I’m glad to see you didn’t change much