Love In The Asylum [2016 Remaster]

by Night's Bright Colors

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Night's Bright Colors #1

"an epic-length recording of dreamy music" -Indie Music

"a masterful album" - Raven Sings The Blues

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released May 11, 2006

songs by jason smith
recorded by matthew mauney

mike alexander: bass, cello, percussion
darren stroup: drums
adam barnhill: drums

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Night's Bright Colors Asheville, North Carolina

Night's Bright Colors is the recording project of Asheville, NC-based musician Jason Smith.

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Track Name: A Nice Dependency
You thought you made
A winner’s trade
To keep a half life on the shelf
Erratic ways
And up for days
You keep your secrets to yourself

You just want to see how much it takes to be
A nice dependency on poison therapy

The same old ghost
In week old clothes
A picture always in your head
Is getting clear
Then disappears
Reminded dream already dead

You just want to see how much it takes to be
A nice dependency on poison therapy

Despite my best intentions despite my own design
I fall for your inventions and questions every time
Track Name: I Am A Flying Saucer
And so begins the game they always win
These drugs that get you so high
And so you play, they’ll make you anyway
No matter how you decide

In a hospital where I can see a million miles away
Goodbye
Cause I’m so far from where I was uneven yesterday
Another pill inside

It’s getting clear and as I disappear
Into an orbit that’s all mine
Another toast and if you’re looking close
You’ll see me floating down the skyline

In a hospital where I can see a million miles away
Goodbye
Cause I’m so far from where I was uneven yesterday
Another suicide
Track Name: Through Stars and Satellites
It's never the same
A different game
And always when you're on
A feeling to belong to again
It's harder to see
And for you to be
On your lonely run
Circle around the sun back to me

And all was said tonight
Down through stars and satellites
You're catching the light from a distant moon
Still staring the whitest open bloom
Falls down
And feels all around
Trying and finding
The feeling you thought had disappeared
Is all you feel
Track Name: Beautiful Disguise
I’ve seen the world in all of its rare beautiful disguise
Will I be the one that’s out of sight or out of mind?
I feel my thoughts, emotions racing fast
You tell me that it’s never going to last

I know it always seems to disappear from here
Before I ever let it get too near

I’ve seen the sky come crashing over and cover everyone
Still somehow left you standing, staring at the sun
It’s picturesque they’ll jump your coattails and ride
And circle around the ones you divide

You speak to them in so many ways, they say
They’re hoping that you never go away

Now with head and feet back firmly on the ground
They’ve found because of you a better world around
Track Name: Nocturne #2
She
The sea beneath the sheets
Swimming out to sleep
Dreams of black and off-white
Go
Silent as the snow
Reflected through the window
On a winter’s twilight

This is the last night of all time
To see that it ends on the same sign

Shy
Violet as the sky
The clouds that pass you by
A world of colors streaming
Stay
The night begins to play
Despite no coming day
Somewhere your heart is dreaming

This is the last night of all time
To see that it ends on the same sign
Track Name: Perfect Medication
Every day they bring another
Medication under cover
Dreams from pills of every color
Separate us from each other
You turn it on

Now I start to feel it once again
Watch the sky around you start to bend
Only to see you
Fall away from me
And I see you
The silhouette hides a dream
The feeling in the air
That means so much
Could disappear
Before you breathe

I thought I’d heard all the stories
Voices call out silent for me
Pictures spin on air before me
Give attention then ignore me
You turn it on

Now I start to feel it once again
Watch the sky around you start to bend
Only to see you
Fall away from me
And I see you
The silhouette hides a dream
The feeling in the air
That means so much
Could disappear
Before you breathe
Track Name: Storms
So good to see you
And sorrow to see you
All the saddest things
And storms that you bring
Quiet in the way that you pass by
Track Name: Rain
Change is coming around
For a chance to be alone in sight
Whole world is crushing down
Caught up in a web of our lies
Watch the rain falling down
Sitting at the window where we slept
Hear it all around town
You’re happy now with someone you met
And the days just slip into weeks
As I drink myself into another mind
Where I don’t have to think about you
Or the feelings all the time
Feel the ground and it’s under my feet
As I slip and fall into another dream
Where I said I was sorry for it all
And see you happy again

It was only a dream
I found it in my sleep
Once that I tried to see and follow
Track Name: Adrift Against The Lines
Drifting inside your mind
Slow from dreams awoke to find
A tower wooden sail reminds me
Ocean at high tide it’s a high time we’ve tried
Ho hi wavesong, the shore behind me

Wooden mast aimed toward the sun
Crash a wave, another one
Navigate, communicate to find me
This hand is worn a hundred times
A record tide we have
Ho hi wavesong, the shore behind me

I can feel the undertow
And sea wind-tickled aqua foam
Throw away the anchor that binds me
No wind is blowing, I’m slowing to rest
Ho hi wavesong, the shore behind me
Track Name: Nocturne #1
Sweet sleep is falling down
Sweet dreams and starry sounds
The wide-eyed, silent sky is open now
Heavens sings the sweetest things around

All the stars up on the hill
Are slowly raining down upon your window sill
And all the things you’re dreaming of
Are painted in the lights in the sky above

And you can see
Reflections in the moon
The way things ought to be
The night’s wide open bloom
Track Name: Perfect Reaction
Whether or not to play
Whether or not to say
Whether or not to feel
Whether or not it’s real
Whether or not to stay
Whether or not to keep away
Whether or not to kneel
Whether or not to heal
Whether or not to see
Whether or not to be
Whether or not to play away

It’s better not to say
It’s better not to speak
Try to stay awake
Try to stay a week
Only forgotten days
Only forgotten ways
Try to make the deal
Then try to make me feel
How would you like to see
How I’d like to be
How I’d like to stay away

It’s better not to say
It’s better not to speak
Try to stay awake
Try to stay a week
Only forgotten days
Only forgotten ways
Try to make the deal
Then try to make me feel
How would you like to see
How I’d like to be
How I’d like to stay away
Track Name: The Final Seconds
And so it ends
The game you never win
Your head is spinning around instead
And nothing seems to follow
Another lens
And no defenses left
Lying in your bed
Only feeling hollow
See it now
The story is closing in
Push it back and then
Wait until tomorrow
Feel it now
The last few things to see
Holding onto me
And I can’t seem to follow

I’m thinking of place
It wasn’t like it is
So many ways to live
So many things to love
What are you thinking of?
Why it only comes too late
The final seconds shared
The last thoughts we bring
There’s nothing left to sing
There’s nothing left to say
Now as I’m floating past the door
A million things or more
I’m feeling grateful for

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