Recessive Traits EP

by Night's Bright Colors

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Woke Up 04:29
Woke up above a deep blue summer day We’re swimming in the golden rays Like lights caught in the clouds Don’t stop we’ll catch the stars like fireflies We’ll cast the net across the skies We’re slowly floating down Shine rings around the sun Time and space undone Woke up I was counting angels on your head While you were dreaming in the bed And find it doesn’t end The gold cup watering the holy ground The tears are shimmering the oldest sound The kingdom that’s within Shine rings around the sun Space and time undone
Catacombs 05:07
I stand An unknown continent The palest hand I know The air is different here Foreign land Afar off monument Pyramids cut silhouettes Against a thousand year old sky Time stands A windswept distant call The desert dries a thousand tears And ancient scars are healed Shallow sands Passing through the days Centuries ago There lived a good man
Grey 02:02
I’ll tell you of all the random searching hearts yours follows me We could go back to where it started, places I’d rather be The sun will dim the stars You’ll stay where you are If you ever need to feel the blame binding And if you think the world is fully changed, find me And find it’s all the same Last night I heard your voice inside a dream calling me Colliding thoughts of hope and sorrow still beside me Begins and slowly ends I’ll stay where I am If you ever need to feel the pain of trying And if you think the world’s a bright lit day, find me And find it colored grey
Our Sky 02:47
I’ve been waiting so long I can't decide what's the link What you think is wrong or right Every time I sift for clues from you They're hard to find Disconnect emotion here And all the interesting lies appear Intersecting voices pause And then describe a simpler time What's done is always done The winners think they haven't won And so do I keep a hope alive? You drop a dream to watch it fall And I’m the first against the wall The question's raised and it stays Can you incite another try? Corbiere from battered books (I saw you and fared thee well) Form the things that gather all the dirty looks (time to seek our sky) Warm seas and cold winds braced to remind Simple shelters are hard to come by (you saw me and fared me well) Found the things that kept you so out of mind (time to seek a time) Place your bets before they spend And buy your time We're always racing the hardest path And cut the corners much to fast And I can't rely On quiet promises that were made With the thought of a winner's trade And I’ve got more than enough of those lies To keep me occupied
Dark Summer 06:30
Rex Gloriae Domine Lux perpetua, Lux aeterna The azure sky Of deepest summer Can’t erase the thoughts I’ve had all year Or bring the slightest cheer There were days In colder weather I believed We’d soon see better times With happiness defined But oh, and the sea begins to speak, “Call my name, love, to bring you home” My iron will is getting weak From the voices from above On the beach The waves come rolling Into me Lull my eyes to sleep And take me out to sea Now at last I feel my body Sinking fast No thoughts of land or shore From the ocean floor
Time out of mind And money that’s well spent Some novel accident Comes to you They can’t decide Or navigate the winds All the troubles you depend On to get through Marigolds too late Waiting for the wake Into your life They stole and took your worth Every second since your birth You’ve been crying They count the ways You take mirrors off the wall Have no confidence at all In trying All the blind mistakes And recessive traits One day will come There’ll be flowers in the room And petals in full bloom And you’ll go there Waking warm glow Shed off this second skin And let your life begin And you won’t care Miracles too late Waiting for the wake


originally included with the first pressing of "First Set Fire To The Stars"


released March 20, 2017

songs by jason smith

kevin stanford: guitar, additional vocals
josh rhinehart: 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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