Late Night By Lamplight [2016 Remaster]

by Night's Bright Colors

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Blush 02:34
Wanted to say before you leave Don’t wear your heart out on your sleeve Keep it safe and hide It on the inside They say the rain is colder there Skies are grey this time of year Clouds that never rush From the first blush Keep your secrets safe with me And take mine with you across the sea lock them up to find For the next time Landing with the city lights Diamond shards against the night Everything you’re shown On the way home
You made an entrance of extraordinary intent Elegant and so refined Caught every heart up in your waving hand And in the end you know it those That you’ll leave behind Who scramble around your court To bring you to your crown And then it all falls down You spent a long time with the thought of leaving the life That you’ve gorgeously defined So polish every crack and darkened corner Of a well-bred, well-kept, well-spent mind And every silver lining Also has a cloud You slowly slip to now This picture paints a thousand words Apparently you've never heard That most of all the world loves you And all the girls they wish they were But why are you so popular? It must be something that you do Birds of a feather flock together So say them all There is room forever Up against their wall Oh you are a mystery The kind of girl plays hide-and-seek With feelings and securities, You dance where angels fear to tread You shock the world and go to bed The ends justify the means Never judge a book by its cover At least till it's over And then you discover You were right anyway "Enjoy every moment" They say with a laugh But suppress the smile The coy opponents Of everything you are, your heart, your style Idle hands the devil rules And fashions into jealous tools That seek to undermine your kind But no one believes that you'll fall Because you're just above it all And out of sight is out of mind Birds of a feather flock together So say them all There is room forever Up against their wall
In the room the lights begin to dim (there are shadows on the ceiling) You can draw a line across your skin (map the contours of your feelings) Close your eyes until the sunlit skies So wrong, so long
What a life this is Finding out how to feel Through lonely lessons And don’t you find it strange The way you rearrange your hands To count your blessings We’re caught up in a dream So quiet at the seam a word would break it Lonely in a crowd Breaking thoughts out loud I’ll use a smile to fake it Now I’m wide awake I find there are no surprises left Now I’m wide awake I was shuffling through the world Without heart without hope When I saw you Recall a rainy day And every sad cliché That I can scrape through Felt it everywhere Static in the air Your palms were open And still I can’t believe There’s someone else like me a little broken Now I’m wide awake These days there’s always some surprise Now I’m wide awake
There’s a shining moment when The day calms down and night begins A single star wakes in the sky A perfect time to say goodbye Good night, Goodbye
Once you found the perfect space The only place you long to be Now it's gone you don't know where It's only there in memory You find Turn your thoughts back To the time Open hearts that shined Now you build a house of sand That barely stands On what you feel Falling walls shift everyday More falls away To reveal Remind Turn your thoughts back To the time Of open hearts that shined
Lightsleeper 02:55
So much it seems the path’s unmade The lantern sparkles near The light begins to fade It’s always quiet here I can see you once again In your starry bed Wishing I could speak But listening instead So long we kept ourselves awake Deep into the night The dawn begins to break The early morning light And I see you go away To be alone again I almost start to say But stop myself and then After the evening fell
Family House 02:46
From the backseat the open road That falls away with every post You turn around to see The family house you have to leave And all the things you wanted to say Twist and come out some different way You ask your mom to please Take you back to where you know so well It still comes in dreams
Kiss Kiss Oh 02:58
Lonely days Hanging around Thoughts and arguments Bringing me down the way we miss each other And high anxiety The way you see the forest That's blind to the trees Is there no end To the pettiest things? You have to be the one With the prettiest rings I could come around If I saw it in you The slightest hint of feeling That you wanted me to It never really works that way Tell me tell me kiss kiss oh Try it and see We're not dancing hard steps Like we could be One way, highway No time, your way And I say goodbye Lonely days Hanging around Distracting myself To quiet the sound Try to understand My anxiety I guess I’m never where You want me to be It never really works our way Tell me tell me kiss kiss oh Try it and see We're not dancing heart steps Like we could be One way, highway No time, your way And I say goodbye
Bottle Scars 01:55
Take the medal down To the dying sound Of all the things That I once dreamed None left to me The traces in between That I can’t see Make this fading light Take this fading life You said ‘Shall we dance’? And brought this Final chance To show me A world of love Was not enough cause I can never be What I want to be Awake to fading light Take this fading life
Late Night 02:32
Late night I’m walking past your door Some song I must have heard before Is spinning around my head as I look up to see You send down a whisper to me I could stay all night under a starry sky Or I could sing in the rain just dreaming how I may Catch your silhouette cut across the window shade To think I had it made


Night's Bright Colors #3

"A fascinating DIY production...a soundtrack for bittersweet happiness..." -kOMAKINO

"...the gorgeous stand out track Bottle Scars. It has delightful finger picked guitars and whispered vocals, its Simon & Garfunkel updated with tender care. Late Night is a satisfied but world weary sigh, which closes a fine album." -Russell's Reviews


released March 20, 2009

songs by jason smith

josh rhinehart: bass, trumpet, guitar
paul schattel: accordion, percussion
darren stroup: drums
mike alexander: bass


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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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