Open Heart Surge Through Me

by New Color

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released March 20, 2015

Guitars and vocals by Patrick Mitchell
Drums and vocals by Brendan Smyth
Bass by Marty Silha
Recorded by Seth Engel at the Owlery
Mastered by Will at Dead Air Studios
Cover design by Matt Mitchell

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Track Name: Pink Cheeks
Pink cheeks turn pale, gum lines recede
Sunken in eye sockets, seeping in
Slowly the night descends like ink
Staining the fabric of a weak resolve
Absolved of all my sins
Not far from fucking up again
The clarity and warming rays
Only persist for half a day

Oh the pain of the pangs
I can't have it, my old habits
Tugging on my shirt sleeve
Nagging me incessantly

Blue lips black eyes incisors thin
Red polka dot arms infected quim
A blemished soul survives on sin
Your run down look runs deep within
The stainless steel stabs staining skin
The plunger pulls back drawing in
A wisp of blood, you're just a ghost
Burning the bridges you need most

Further into your vice
You can't break it, so you take it
Dignity fully excised
Just an exercise in lies
Track Name: Pneumatic
There's no catharsis in lying around
Like there is in an abrasive sound
To carve an indentation in my bed?
Instead I'll drive these nails through your head

Rodents under river banks run rampant
I ran so fast I felt pneumatic, pneumatic
Birches under bridges breaking branches
I ran so fast I felt pneumatic
Pneumatic, somatic, not panicked
Frantic, enchanted, automatically emphatic
Track Name: Rattlecans
These hooligans and their rattlecans
Wagging my finger
Tsk tsk tsk chkachkachka pssssst
A fine mist, a pigment kiss
Vandal, you have no business
Spraying that shit in the forest

Bathe me in tranquility
Not pedestrian graffiti
Track Name: Contraindications
Thunder claps like a skateboard clacking then
A camera flashes like a whip crack smack dab in a wax
Museum see 'em all animated with a can and a mate
Done with the negatives
We don't need them to develop

Are you strong enough to break this chemical
Bond as your body and mind betray you?
Chemical attraction
More than the heart knows
Contraindications

You make my heart pound like a jackhammer
Staring at the ceiling obsessing over you
I would destroy myself a thousand times
Given a thousand chances

Are you strong enough to break this chemical
Bond as your body and mind betray you?
Chemical attraction
More than the heart knows
Contraindications
Track Name: Calculated
Why do you want to hurt me so?
A calculated killing blow
Suppose you've a spot saved under my skin
But darling, I won't let you in

And now you're just a ghost in my past
That tank has long been out of gas
Persist if you must, but please place your trust
In letting your place in my heart gather dust

You wouldn't know cause you weren't there
But lately I've been a little worse for wear
Vacant hollow heart scraped clean leaving no trace
Barring the buried weary pain worn on my face

The light at the end of the tunnel grows dimmer
With each passing breath
We had a bright summer but now you've turned cold
And you only bring death
Tonight I'll be a brokenhearted lonely old fool
Sucking down that poison til I aspirate on vomit and drool

Why do you want to hurt me so?
A calculated killing blow
Suppose you've a spot saved under my skin
But darling...
Track Name: L'appel du Vide
I'm standing at the edge of a precipice
J'ecoute l'appel du vide
Far be it from my mind a subconscious death wish
It's just gravity

Into the mist, a fog sun kissed, wistfully aerodynamic
Irrevocably entropic, inopportune time for panic
I just hear a certain calling
The finality in falling
Obliges pure resolve
Cause what else can you do
The ground's approaching and you've only got a few
Seconds to make peace within you

I'm standing at the edge of a precipice
J'ecoute l'appel du vide
Far be it from my mind a subconscious death wish
It's just gravity

If I expressed a sentiment of distress
It's not my intent
Neither a victim of chemical imbalance
Or self inflictive malice
I just hear a certain calling
The finality in falling
Obliges pure resolve
Cause what else can you do
The ground's approaching and you've only got a few
Seconds to make peace within you

I'm standing at the edge of a precipice
J'ecoute l'appel du vide
Far be it from my mind a subconscious death wish
It's just gravity
Track Name: Synaesthetic Amalgamation
I might stay in this nondescript place forever
I don't recognize my face and I can't remember
How I got here
All I know is how I feel, like an animal but
Nothing's nipping at my heels
No concerns, got time to burn, we all could learn lessons
Eternally spurning reality, that's just another malady
Conveniently, there is a way to take a trip just for a day

There's something that we're all in need of
But what it is I can't be sure
Every time I find myself here
I find I don't know even more

In between the meandering seams hemispheres
Bleed and breathe freely between
Swimming in the open aperture of my mind
Perceiving one synaesthetic amalgamation
I felt it
Time was moved by giant cogs
Revolving around counter clockwise
Spiraling on wisdom truth
Gathering distance as we moved
The moment that my mind could grasp it
Passed with an omniscient flash

There's something that we're all in need of
But what it is I can't be sure
Every time I find myself here
I find I don't know even more
Track Name: Roadrunner
I woke up with a J
Listened to Stopover Bombay
Now I've nothing else to play
Worth playing anyway

I saw her yesterday
Her face was dry and cracked like clay
Now I've nothing else to say
Worth saying anyway
Track Name: Naked Falls
Open heart surge through me
Being home is a condition, not a place
I'm trying hard to receive
I'm struggling to give
A feeling for a familiar face

Reconstruct the moth eaten ego
When you're done, there's pieces left over

Open heart surge through me
My metamorphosis is nearly complete
My food tastes better with a friend
Smoking is better too
And on and on our former selves we'll transcend

Reconstruct the moth eaten ego
When you're done, there's pieces left over
Open heart surge through me
Open heart surge through me
Track Name: Defiler
Make something beautiful with me
There's nothing else
You are a gift to the world
So be yourself

Anoint me, I'm your tool
Who's hungry, lapping up gruel
Respect's not a factor in
However we may engage
It's perfect

Adorned in clothing well worn then
Mended by thee
I prefer the way it keeps me warm all day
Insulated sweetly