Adjustments Pt. 3

by Color Theory

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released November 13, 2015

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

All songs written, performed, and produced
by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2015

Additional production and backing vocals on "Half" by Lyder Janøy
Stockholm subway ambience captured by Jan-Erik Saarinen
Design by Dave Pasciuto www.davpunk.com
Mastered by Resonance Mastering www.resonancemastering.com

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Color Theory Huntington Beach, California

80's synthpop is in my blood, but I mostly listen to EDM these days. My songs draw from both, fleshed out with piano accompaniment. Anyone who took music lessons as a kid calls themselves "classically trained," but I stuck with it, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. After graduation, I left Beethoven and Brahms behind to pursue my first musical inspiration, Depeche Mode. ... more

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Track Name: Playing Favorites
Everyone has a favorite band
Favorite book, favorite film,
Favorite brand
Not me, I don't believe in that
Hey, it's true!
What are you laughing at?

Because I'm more than just a set of likes
Because I won't get caught up in the hype
You go on ahead and spread your top ten list
As for me, I'm sure mine won't be missed

Credit where credit is due
I'm playing favorites with you
A favorite perfume
A favorite dress
A favorite reason to be obsessed

There's no accounting for my taste
When your aim is to claim it's misplaced
Give me reasons instead of ranks
No more multiple choice
Fill those blanks!

You say you want to get to know me well
So if you want I'll promise not to tell
I'm the one to spill your guilty pleasures to
This request is a test
Think it through

There's one exception to every rule
To fall in love takes a certain sort of fool.
Track Name: OBE
Grew up absorbed in New Age schemes
Astral projection and lucid dreams
Believing every word I read
How you could leave your body in your bed and
Explore the world invisibly
Just think of all the things that you could see
The answer key, the locker room
Turns out the book author was sniffing glue, but

Being with you is an out of body experience
There's a buzz in my head
And a vague sense of dread
Then the vibrations start
And I'm coming apart
Paralyzed locked in place
As I'm floating through space
Unconfined yet connected to you

Tried a few times to no avail
Before I let go of paranormal fairy tales
I'd breathe so fast I'd sweat and shake
Probably started to hallucinate
I never thought I'd relive that thrill
Like drinking caffeine with a sleeping pill
But here you are and now it's back
Between a coma and a heart attack.
Track Name: A Work in Progress
This is my unfinished symphony
Yes it's a little pretentious
But humor me
Try not to laugh
I'll fix it in a second
In the second draft
Like a promise from a lifelong friend
The process has a beginning but no clear end
This isn't math

It's hard enough to collect my thoughts
With all the rules of behavior
The shoulds and oughts that guide our ways
Confused like hamsters circling
In a dead end maze
Wrapped up in cosmic uncertainty
Our actions trailing off into infinity
Like summer rays

We're still imperfect but we've grown
A broken contraption
Flesh and bone
Making it up as we go along
In formless fleeting moments of magnificence
Remember nothing we are is set in stone
We're still imperfect but we've grown
Homeless at heart
Everything is temporary
Chasing perfection on the road to damnation
Without a script or storyline
Forever a work in progress

Sometimes I catch myself mid-mistake and wonder
"If I twist this that way will it break?"
And then it does
Don't ask me why I did it
I'll say "just because"
Failure to act or participate
Is like expecting to high five the hand of fate
In latex gloves

Better to ask for forgiveness than permission
Better when faced with a proposition
Start with yes
There will be time to question
Time to second guess
Sometimes the mind has to disengage
Or fear will rattle the bars of your mental cage
And stage your death.
Track Name: Half
Turn out the lights
Chase that empty feeling
Roll on the floor
And I hit the ceiling

Why with so much room in your heart
Do you only give me half?

The spirit wanes
As the self releases
I broke in two
Conversation pieces.
Track Name: The Light Inside
Go on ahead
Don't you wait for me
It's too late for me
There's no guarantee
How I'll feel
There's something wrong inside my brain
Something that I can't contain
Wish I could explain

The radio
Argues with my inner voice
Nothing more than background noise
Funny what the mind enjoys
When it's wild
Panic at the grocery store
Everything is a such a chore
What was it like before?

I pretend to hide
A light inside
But it's just one more lie
Don't give a damn about me
My eyes have dried
Mourning the light inside

I smile and say
Everything's alright with me
If you want to fight with me
If you want reality
Get in line
Stuck on every simple choice
Things that used to bring me joy
Now just broken toys

Can't fall asleep
Can't focus on TV
But it's even worse for me
To let my mind run free
An empty man
With time on his hands

If there's something I can do
To make things easier for you
Nothing's too much
For someone I love
Yes I can still love
Yes I can still love.
Track Name: Playing Favorites (Lyder Janøy Remix)
Everyone has a favorite band
Favorite book, favorite film,
Favorite brand
Not me, I don't believe in that
Hey, it's true!
What are you laughing at?

Because I'm more than just a set of likes
Because I won't get caught up in the hype
You go on ahead and spread your top ten list
As for me, I'm sure mine won't be missed

Credit where credit is due
I'm playing favorites with you
A favorite perfume
A favorite dress
A favorite reason to be obsessed

There's no accounting for my taste
When your aim is to claim it's misplaced
Give me reasons instead of ranks
No more multiple choice
Fill those blanks!

You say you want to get to know me well
So if you want I'll promise not to tell
I'm the one to spill your guilty pleasures to
This request is a test
Think it through

There's one exception to every rule
To fall in love takes a certain sort of fool.
Track Name: OBE (Memoryy Remix)
Grew up absorbed in New Age schemes
Astral projection and lucid dreams
Believing every word I read
How you could leave your body in your bed and
Explore the world invisibly
Just think of all the things that you could see
The answer key, the locker room
Turns out the book author was sniffing glue, but

Being with you is an out of body experience
There's a buzz in my head
And a vague sense of dread
Then the vibrations start
And I'm coming apart
Paralyzed locked in place
As I'm floating through space
Unconfined yet connected to you

Tried a few times to no avail
Before I let go of paranormal fairy tales
I'd breathe so fast I'd sweat and shake
Probably started to hallucinate
I never thought I'd relive that thrill
Like drinking caffeine with a sleeping pill
But here you are and now it's back
Between a coma and a heart attack.
Track Name: A Work in Progress (Rafael Dyll Remix)
This is my unfinished symphony
Yes it's a little pretentious
But humor me
Try not to laugh
I'll fix it in a second
In the second draft
Like a promise from a lifelong friend
The process has a beginning but no clear end
This isn't math

It's hard enough to collect my thoughts
With all the rules of behavior
The shoulds and oughts that guide our ways
Confused like hamsters circling
In a dead end maze
Wrapped up in cosmic uncertainty
Our actions trailing off into infinity
Like summer rays

We're still imperfect but we've grown
A broken contraption
Flesh and bone
Making it up as we go along
In formless fleeting moments of magnificence
Remember nothing we are is set in stone
We're still imperfect but we've grown
Homeless at heart
Everything is temporary
Chasing perfection on the road to damnation
Without a script or storyline
Forever a work in progress

Sometimes I catch myself mid-mistake and wonder
"If I twist this that way will it break?"
And then it does
Don't ask me why I did it
I'll say "just because"
Failure to act or participate
Is like expecting to high five the hand of fate
In latex gloves

Better to ask for forgiveness than permission
Better when faced with a proposition
Start with yes
There will be time to question
Time to second guess
Sometimes the mind has to disengage
Or fear will rattle the bars of your mental cage
And stage your death.
Track Name: Half (Odd Year Remix)
Turn out the lights
Chase that empty feeling
Roll on the floor
And I hit the ceiling

Why with so much room in your heart
Do you only give me half?

The spirit wanes
As the self releases
I broke in two
Conversation pieces.
Track Name: The Light Inside (Lyder Janøy Remix)
Go on ahead
Don't you wait for me
It's too late for me
There's no guarantee
How I'll feel
There's something wrong inside my brain
Something that I can't contain
Wish I could explain

The radio
Argues with my inner voice
Nothing more than background noise
Funny what the mind enjoys
When it's wild
Panic at the grocery store
Everything is a such a chore
What was it like before?

I pretend to hide
A light inside
But it's just one more lie
Don't give a damn about me
My eyes have dried
Mourning the light inside

I smile and say
Everything's alright with me
If you want to fight with me
If you want reality
Get in line
Stuck on every simple choice
Things that used to bring me joy
Now just broken toys

Can't fall asleep
Can't focus on TV
But it's even worse for me
To let my mind run free
An empty man
With time on his hands

If there's something I can do
To make things easier for you
Nothing's too much
For someone I love
Yes I can still love
Yes I can still love.