Fin And Pier

by Night's Bright Colors

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1.
Every Wish 02:37
Sweeps the storm in Upon the seaside town Brings a curtain grey Covering a summer day Like a worn lens That you turn upside down Rings a certain truth That changes with your point of view From the wet sand To the nearing pier Cuts a single shape Quickening a winged escape Upon the shore stands A glimpse appearing near And casts from her hand Every wish in her command Bit by bit by… Trip through the warm wind past all Punic faith beyond the bidding prayer a passing bell to every care So sweep the storm in and with a feathered weight breathe sweet relief a cast away complete release
2.
There’s going to be some trouble after school There’s going to be a challenge to the rule Like a can that some kid stops kicking around Forgets and trips and suddenly takes you down Like a fool that finally figured it out Shadow boxing with a shadow of a doubt We’re going to deal and strike all the things you said It’s going to feel like rockets through your head Like the walls that are lit with locker room lies Catch an eye when it’s catching you by surprise Don’t count your blessings when they’re blessings in disguise Cutting eyes when they’re cutting you down to size All the walls fall like a ton of bricks A free for all of every dirty trick 5 aces riding up my sleeve Blank faces that you can’t believe Scars and stars in your field of view Reservoirs out of the blue Of course you know that this means war You’re getting what you’re asking for
3.
Down to the water’s edge Canopy blinks overhead shimmering Sand under sleeping feet Secret plans are bittersweet picturing Voices coming from the yard Hidden trails we know by heart appearing Back to the climbing tree Shining like a memory clearly Colored lanterns on the porch Glowing like a clouded torch through the haze Cross my heart and hope to try Stillness sings a lullaby always
4.
Secret Smile 02:23
It comes in waves you recognize the sound it makes When you feel its falling down With the scented summer rain A soft parade of light That bends the flight of a casual line Try to spend the right kind of valuable time There’s a place the city dreams of ocean side And moonlit miles There’s a face so pretty lonely seeks to hide A secret smile and I can see you brave against the sparkle of life Why cut ties that bind a philosophical Knife Luck defends the promise that you try to break And makes it strong A trip against the fortune that you try to make And makes it wrong A fine cruise feels and falls and oh what a surprise Its time to seal the wall on what the lottery buys
5.
Pollenaise 01:55
On the waves And closer A beautiful dream to stay An angel sighs From over To bring a summer shade
6.
Silver 01:55
Born with a spoon Over the moon And under a sign Deep the pockets reach Refined and top of the line Feather your nest With only the best A sparkling wine Palms which Consistently itch With a shiver down the spine First in for the penny then in for the pound Lapels and tails suit the proper fit Loyalty to royalty can anyone really tell If it’s witless charm or charmless wit? First in for then penny then in for the crown Eyes comprise a practiced diamond glint Obedience to expedience can anyone really tell If it’s to make a kill or make a mint
7.
Minnow 03:10
Calm down quiet in the shallow lay The hypnotizing soft array Fall down shadows as they wash away Between the light begin to play (minnow) Something’s going to happen anyway Feel it as a heart’s stone weight
8.
Light anticipating the dawn Eagerly and with careful hands We’re on tiptoe, we’re on tiptoe and then gone The shadows as they silently fall Secretly and dizzying To slip below the undertow and recall A thousand suns around your face A winter moves through summer’s place Off the fence and out on a limb A bittersweet picturing Remembering the shimmering light Summer’s play is starting to spin Around around the merry go The first return and then it burns as bright Leading to the saddest delight A thousand suns and all you see Shining like a memory
9.
Night falls down on the day again Onto veil a dying sun Lights come out on the bay again Just before the day is done To roll back and fold back the waves Time, tide, and I slow slip away A wide eyed dream’s quiet ending As the stars blink out the name A soft moonbeam’s hazy bending Across the half light came To roll back and fold back the waves The blue, the view, and you slow slip away
10.
Late afternoon watch the window shading Just before the storm and fading light, the light See the leaves in their endless orbit Last time they spin before they’ll fly then soft collide Hidden voices distant in the yard Cold hands to warm a colder heart Eleven years and the streets are changing Every wish and rearranging time, I don’t mind All the fears and the indecision Disappear in an autumn vision, sight, second life Infant voice and instantly a part New hands to warm an older heart

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Night's Bright Colors #7

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released February 14, 2017

songs by jason smith except "Japanese Lanter 1" by Vickie Burick and jason smith
cover: paul schatell

vickie burick: vocals on "Every Wish", "This Means War", Japanese Lantern 1", and "Silver"
lauren brown: violin, cello, string arrangements

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Night's Bright Colors Asheville, North Carolina

Night’s Bright Colors is the recording project of Asheville musician Jason Smith. Active since 2003, NBC has released 8 albums and 3 EPs of original music that combine elements of pop, electronic, folk, classical, and experimental music. Palette, a career retrospective containing 12 newly remastered tracks from previous albums, was released in the Fall of 2017. ... more

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