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A Color of the Sky

by Lightning Bug

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leimdorfer Utterly beautiful from start to finish. Please come to London.
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EnvelopeFilter A modern masterpiece that only few will know how to enjoy. One really needs to stop everything, feel life for a moment and deeply breath its sounds. Beyond everything linear and tangible in this world, there's something much more profound built in pure honesty here. It's one of those records that feel like it's nature itself proclaiming its essence. I'm forever grateful for this important construction of sound and how it's affected my life. Thank you. Favorite track: A Color of the Sky.
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Jean-Rene Sylvestre This album caught me by surprise. Superb songwriting,
magic guitar works and those heavenly vocals!
21st century Slowdive but with a sound of their own. Favorite track: I Lie Awake.
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1.
The Return 06:41
For all my foolish errors and the beauty I have drunk I think I’ll learn to live my life as wisely as a monk Turn off my phone and live alone in everlasting peace But is my soul to turn to stone when my childish wanderings cease? Such petty things that I have bought and such ugly things I’ve thought The times I should’ve let it go, but instead I blindly fought My mother says I’ll never find all the happiness I've sought To duck my head and just obey all the lessons I’ve been taught I’ll run ahead to leave it behind Look at the sky and count the colors I find All the colors I find But as I stare into the heart of my own twisting fire The songs yet to be written flock around me like a choir And with each note, the spirit unwinds Look at your mind and count the colors I find All the colors I find
2.
As a child, I used to hide In the nooks of playground slides And time... Time was on my side Then the years went by and I Found different ways to hide I learned how to lie And keep the things I felt inside The right thing is hard to do When you’ve got so much to lose Still in fear, it’s hard to move When you’ve got so much to prove Doubt Ebbs and flows Well, I’ll let it flow.. So they say they'll build a wall Of steel that rises grim and tall And turn away those Seeking shelter most of all Fires burn and the waters rise As we turn from what we know is right And time... Is time still on our side? The hard thing is right to do When we’ve got so much to lose And closer to the root I see When I look past the fallen leaves Love steady grows So I’ll let it grow, grow and grow So I’ll let it grow...
3.
The skies vault higher in September Till the end of our days, I’ll remember How colors feel stronger and feelings so true That even the flowers smell more like you The sunset brings me to fruition I am raw, I am new in the transition The colors burn stronger and the feelings burn true And even the flowers smell more like you
4.
My heart is made of water My heart is made of flame If it’s my own hand that hunts me Then who am I to blame? The river rambles as my hand falls through the grain Of lines that even love and passion cross in vain The past is made of stardust The future’s shifting sand If it’s my own path that’s drifting Then where am I to land? And as I try to hold the meaning in my hand It runs like water through the spaces that expand
5.
The Chase 01:31
6.
If I empty me of all my self, am I a vessel or a shell? Mining for the substance in the dark and precious well Pour out my convictions till I’m hollow as a bell If I empty me of all my self, am I a vessel? Or a shell... If I cast a line into the sea, will I catch what may feed me? How can I steer the stern to go straight towards a shore I can’t yet see? I guess I’ll point my arrow straight towards the beauty I want to believe If I empty me of all my self, will I feel hollow? Will I feel free? Will the truth echo through me? Will I hear it?
7.
I Lie Awake 04:16
When the light of day decays And the sunset fades Sky is dark and grey I lie awake And in the night, I see All the people that I used to be And then, I dream About the love I used to hold So close and dear to me The visions fill my eyes until I ache I lie awake The hours have no name The minutes feel the same I lie awake And in the night, I see All the friends I failed, or lost Or left behind of me And all the things I didn't mean to break I lie awake
8.
Reprise 01:29
The skies vault higher in September Till the end of our days, I’ll remember The colors are strong And the feelings are true They teach me the way that I care about you
9.
I turn to poetry I turn to the books I read To say what I mean But words... Words are absurd And letters cause more pain So I’ll tell it to you plain I’ll always be your friend I love you has no end And with that, I send Us both into mystery And I’ll try not to worry Because it’s only a story
10.
The Flash 03:14
Tunneling mind building tunnels that confine and blind you You’ve made your mistakes, but it’s the path that you take that defines you I hunt for the signs like I chase for the words I can rhyme to And my tunneling mind tunnels deeper so that I can barely find the truth Light throws shadow Who can know where the time goes? In the things you’ll never know Is where the real wisdom grows Light...

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released June 25, 2021

Written, Performed, Recorded & Produced by Lightning Bug
Mixed by Logan Miley
Mastered by Heba Kadry, NYC

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