The Color Study

by The Color Study

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released August 13, 2018


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The Color Study Bend, Oregon

The Color Study in the studio is Scott Oliphant. Scott played, recorded and mixed the record over 10 months between 2017 and 2018 in his Oregon studio, Parkway Sounds. Scott spent 20 years in Austin, TX in studios helping bands make records and playing in various projects. Live, Scott is supported by several musicians included Matt Jackson on bass and Andy Jacobs on drums. ... more

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Track Name: Open the Windows
Invite all the ghosts that look inside at me
Open the windows and set them all free
Slowly wake up from the strangest of dreams
I never thought about what they could mean
Buried our bodies in the salt and snow
Covered it over we thought it would grow
Waited for summer to see what we’d sown
The emptiest season that I’ve ever known
I’m counting backwards and I’m counting slow
Chasing the darkness with nowhere to go
We’re all just looking for someone to hold
Not filling up space between the warm and cold
It’s 4 in the morning
And I’m giving speeches
No one is listening
But i don’t believe in
An infinite wisdom
Thats making decisions
We’ll build it an alter
Make it an offer
Whatever the cost is
Or this thing will haunt us
Track Name: Empty Hours
We found a little darkness
And kept it locked inside us
A bowl of wilted flowers
To bring us back to kindness
Day and night passing time between the empty hours
We built a wall in silence
And gathered all our secrets
Assembled for what reasons
To find a hidden weakness
Day and night passing time between the empty hours
The shining star always rises with a new way to haunt us
The infinite stage that we play on is spinning above us
A thousand reasons to celebrate
The emptiest of hours and we could hardly wait
The camera caught a ray
While our lives disintegrate
Give in to reason
And find another way
Suddenly beginning
To find new words to say
The day and night
Evenly split
You gave me a gift
That got me out of it
Track Name: When I Learned to Sleep
Get in your mother’s arms
But I don’t want to talk
Just bite down on this rod
The seams are all coming apart
Tell me your wishes
Tell me your secrets
I don’t want to miss you
But you won’t live like this
The end to this winter
Get old and get over it
In the belly of a sinking ship
In the shadow of a certain wreck
Tell me your wishes
Tell me your secrets
I don’t want to miss you
But you won’t live like this

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