Patient Notes

by Night's Bright Colors

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1.
Another rainy day Grey skies to meet you when you wake Bottles of empty pills, fall out There's nothing left to take It's alright, there's a million things to see today Go outside, go outside It's getting hard to breathe With all the ways I tried to be Like a falling star That only hopes that you would see It at night, there's a million ways to be away On the inside, on the inside Belong, around the sky you spin Belong, around the sky you spin
2.
Somnolence 02:07
Watch it filter through the window Winter in a deep snow Softly falling down I can hear you in the next room Whisper to the new moon Keep the quiet sound Hey, Hi, I swear by all the stars I see You can rely On twilight therapy Share your shyest secret I promise I will keep it No one can hear us now Tomorrow is a long way Leave the pills on your tray And keep the voices down Hey, Hi, I swear by all the stars I see you can rely On twilight therapy
3.
Empty hands arrange astonish me and find it so wrong, find it so wrong (will it get you through the live-long night,under silver stars and moon, lucky hours out of mind) Just to feel it on your feet and wash away the tides are in now (words that fall too far below, only want to heaven go, keeping pace of the last mile) Secretly the shadows fall and i don't see why it's so long (feeds on wonder never dies, keeps my head in clouds and light, and hope is like the color green) Astonish me with careful hands, sleight of the time, sleight of the time (time to qualify the spark, summer's play is through my head, keeping watch for the next flood) Before you go Just one thing All along You should know What i mean Is that i love you
4.
Sitting up on falling sand Find something to say But something’s in the way A holiday Slip and slide and tumble down Away and brace the fall No means not at all, turned away I was counting waves The sea was rolling on I was counting ways I’m coming down And no one around to see Send me off to sleep alone Drifting out to sea Just one chance to be Racing on the undertow High above, the waves And there’s something in the way I can’t say I was counting waves The sea was rolling on I was counting ways I’m coming down And no one around to see
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Amphetamine 02:16
First the clever eyes Of holding and distant sons Who’d like the chance to walk right by Without a second thought Of how or where or why There’s a secret over there You can’t know it yet At least until we know That the apple’s set It’s like amphetamine The dream within the dream within the lie Do you remember when you said to me Don’t drop the bomb before it’s time? Calling on your Silent majority Watching the pie rust in the sky Don’t you think it’s time for one more try? It’s like amphetamine The dream within the dream within the lie Do you remember when you said to me Don’t drop the bomb before it’s time?
6.
"Another dull day" Says the morning light at the window And everyone is as tired As the suits they're dragging in They're taking their seats The pretty little ducks in the head row To try to agree About the boat they're drowning in To see the stone look in their eyes would be a cry That's the kind of holy-hearted it takes to get by Hideaway eyes Here comes the featured storming delegate "I find the room is far too elegant" His thundering mouth Is bound to please The holiday eyes Are gathering around With the same old grace and stare again The dull-faced septuagenarian Jealous the years Are slowing him down Back on the ward The captain's staring out of the window Vacant and bored With the tried and true thoughts he's in To feel his dis-ease And memories of starting a big show He's trying to please While he's waiting for his part to end To see the stone look in his eyes would be a cry That's the kind of holy-hearted it takes to get by Hideaway eyes Here comes the featured storming delegate "but the rule is far too delicate" His thundering mouth Is bound to please The holiday eyes Are gathering around With the same old grace and stare again The dull-faced septuagenarian Jealous the years are slowing him down "Now we'll thrash them!", he shouts
7.
Lunar Waves 02:26
When you feel the sky is falling Every complication is calling you Too much thought from empty places Keep the one thought one thing you can do Fly away A mind’s escape There’s no reason left in hollow rooms Through the window silver shining moon Ride high lunar waves When you feel the sky is falling Every medication is calling you Too much care from empty faces Doctor’s orders leave their trace on you Fly away, A mind’s escape There’s a reason you can see the stars There’s a world of space between the bars Ride high lunar waves
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The Next Cut 02:09
The king is dead Here comes the next cut And with a brave new face You can guess what It’s a long line Of lies they’ve made Morals on parade Too long you’ve kept That voice alive And from the golden world You buy All the lives you want For now we only wonder how You’ll see it rise someday The dawn of our new sun There will soon be a light They’ll say “4 3 2 1..now your time is done” All your spineless keepers on the run How does it feel To be a chosen one? And all the world is crying What you’ve done Your heart less than mind is gone You sold it on the run You’ll see it rise someday The dawn of our new sun There will soon be a light They’ll say “4 3 2 1..now your time is done” We only hope you’ve had all your fun
9.
I’m sorry that I lost myself It must have slipped between the sheets I’ve been meaning Everyday for the last few weeks to take out I thought it might be you But the tables don’t turn even when they’re spinning Now it looks like another loss to take I can see it still it’s on your sleeve A kindly heart’s been broken Watch them count you out 1 2 3 With the words that were never spoken I hear it all around this town The only way out is to burn your bridges And how they’ll speak of you when you’re gone Well should I resent you Spend my time in hope, in rags, at last, stitches Laughing with the same right side turned wrong I can see it still it’s on your sleeve A kindly heart’s been broken Watch them count you out 1 2 3 With the words that were never spoken
10.
When I see you I can’t speak all the day The words get caught up Somewhere along the way You hope that I can find The thread is lost Then we’re out of time I don’t have a thought in my head Until I see it then, and feel again But only just Old chain is coming Like the missing link The distance from me Is closer than you think I hope that I can find The thread is lost Put me out of mind And all my racing thoughts Coming down Until I see it then, and feel again But only just

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Previously unavailable companion disc to "Love In the Asylum" containing B-sides and other material

" What makes Notes so instantly recognizable as an NBC album is Smith’s close-to-the-mic vocals. His warm tenor is always quietly welcoming, as if he’s singing, only for the listener, a mood-lifting nursery rhyme. " -Mountain Xpress

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released June 15, 2010

songs by jason smith
recorded by matthew mauney
cover by jamie parker

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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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