Patient Notes

by Night's Bright Colors

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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, NC-based musician Jason Smith.

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Track Name: Parry The Wind
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
Track Name: Somnolence
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
Track Name: Red Orange Yellow
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
Track Name: Holiday At Sea
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
Track Name: Amphetamine
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?
Track Name: Group Therapy
"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
Track Name: Lunar Waves
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
Track Name: The Next Cut
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
Track Name: Last Stitches
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
Track Name: The Therapist
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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