Adjustments Pt. 2

by Color Theory

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The second of three Adjustments EPs features four new originals and an unapologetic Barry Manilow cover, paired with remixes of each.

Your purchase here allows me to keep making music, for which I am profoundly grateful.

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released 17 June 2014

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

All songs written, performed, and produced
by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2014 except:

Could It Be Magic
Written by Barry Manilow and Adrienne Anderson © 1975

Backing vocals on The Best Revenge by Michelle Hazard
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: Headphones
We're private in public
As everyone stares down at their tech
It's hard not to notice
The neon cord dangling from my neck
But somehow this less than subtle clue
Appears to have no effect on you

Don't want to talk right now
Can't you see I've got my headphones on?
I'm pointing at my ear
What was that?
No I can't...
I'd rather not hear you
If I'm being honest
Don't want to talk right now
Can't you see I've got my headphones on?

I'm not antisocial
But usually I'd rather be alone
So if you're looking for conversation
Then maybe it's time to buy a phone
So what if the music isn't on?
I'm signalling you to move along

Like I said before I...
Track Name: The Best Revenge
Teach me a lesson
A wound from your hands
And justice demands that I
Should pay attention
Vengeance is fine
But who has the time?

Call me a coward
Go on the attack
I won't fight you back
Or grant you any power
An eye for an eye
Leaves everyone blind
A tooth for a tooth
Is dental abuse

No I won't chase down a hit and run
Throw my life off track for anyone
Moving on is the best revenge

A minor uproar
An insult to you
That karma and voodoo dolls
Can not atone for
A prisoner of war
You'll settle the score
A lack of control
That eats at your soul

Stardust falls from the sky tonight
Let your guard down and feel it
Really feel it.
Track Name: The Motions
A fragile tower once rose by my bed
A handy place to stack the books I read
But now the seven basic plot designs
Betray the endings of thier storylines
At the first sign

There's no thrill left in the ride
Could we be happy?
Could we be happy?
Heard it all a thousand times (seen/done)
Could we be happy
Could we be happy just going
Through the motions

Once every pop song took me by surprise
A rush of goose bumps led to teary eyes
But now it's easy to predict the rhymes
And sing along with every other line
On the first try

We used to see a couple films a week
When life was simple and the seats were cheap
We could have walked out but we never did
We should have talked it out instead of hid
Stupid kid

Don't even ask about falling in love
You already know what I'll say
You're perfect on paper
But spoiler alert
We all turn the page.
Track Name: Productivity
There was a time in history
Your next meal was a mystery
If you were lucky you might catch a fish
But we have Amazon now
No need for brains or brawn now
Your wish list to your door in just one click

Pointless productivity
I sit behind a screen
My fingers span the inches
In a blaze of inactivity
Captivity
For hours every day
I dare to call it work

Relentless innovation
Requires concentration
To thrive in this knowledge economy
My digital creations
Have no physical manifestation
I deal in intellectual property

Our avatars
In silhouette
Addicted to
The internet
We type and type
But never sweat

Our bellies stuffed
Perpetually
Defining sloth
And gluttony
We die too soon
But live like kings

For now let's just enjoy it
No reason to avoid it
Who needs an extra gear to coast downhill?
Succumb, my couch potato
Adopt my humble credo
And watch the world revolve while we sit still

Pointless productivity
I sit behind a screen
My fingers span the inches
In a blaze of inactivity
Creativity
I exercise my mind
And laugh to call it work.
Track Name: Headphones (Andrea Dub Remix)
We're private in public
As everyone stares down at their tech
It's hard not to notice
The neon cord dangling from my neck
But somehow this less than subtle clue
Appears to have no effect on you

Don't want to talk right now
Can't you see I've got my headphones on?
I'm pointing at my ear
What was that?
No I can't...
I'd rather not hear you
If I'm being honest
Don't want to talk right now
Can't you see I've got my headphones on?

I'm not antisocial
But usually I'd rather be alone
So if you're looking for conversation
Then maybe it's time to buy a phone
So what if the music isn't on?
I'm signalling you to move along

Like I said before I...
Track Name: The Best Revenge (Robots With Rayguns Remix)
Teach me a lesson
A wound from your hands
And justice demands that I
Should pay attention
Vengeance is fine
But who has the time?

Call me a coward
Go on the attack
I won't fight you back
Or grant you any power
An eye for an eye
Leaves everyone blind
A tooth for a tooth
Is dental abuse

No I won't chase down a hit and run
Throw my life off track for anyone
Moving on is the best revenge

A minor uproar
An insult to you
That karma and voodoo dolls
Can not atone for
A prisoner of war
You'll settle the score
A lack of control
That eats at your soul

Stardust falls from the sky tonight
Let your guard down and feel it
Really feel it
Track Name: The Motions (Nikmo Remix)
A fragile tower once rose by my bed
A handy place to stack the books I read
But now the seven basic plot designs
Betray the endings of thier storylines
At the first sign

There's no thrill left in the ride
Could we be happy?
Could we be happy?
Heard it all a thousand times (seen/done)
Could we be happy
Could we be happy just going
Through the motions

Once every pop song took me by surprise
The rush of goose bumps led to teary eyes
But now it's easy to predict the rhymes
And sing along with every other line
On the first try

We used to see a couple films a week
When life was simple and the seats were cheap
We could have walked out but we never did
We should have talked it out instead of hid
Stupid kid

Don't even ask about falling in love
You already know what I'll say
You're perfect on paper
But spoiler alert
They all turn the page.
Track Name: Productivity (Matt Mancid Version)
There was a time in history
Your next meal was a mystery
If you were lucky you might catch a fish
But we have Amazon now
No need for brains or brawn now
Your wish list to your door in just one click

Pointless productivity
I sit behind a screen
My fingers span the inches
In a blaze of inactivity
Captivity
For hours every day
I dare to call it work

Relentless innovation
Requires concentration
To thrive in this knowledge economy
My digital creations
Have no physical manifestation
I deal in intellectual property

Our avatars
In silhouette
Addicted to
The internet
We type and type
But never sweat

Our bellies stuffed
Perpetually
Defining sloth
And gluttony
We die too soon
But live like kings

For now let's just enjoy it
No reason to avoid it
Who needs an extra gear to coast downhill?
Succumb, my couch potato
Adopt my humble credo
And watch the world revolve while we sit still

Pointless productivity
I sit behind a screen
My fingers span the inches
In a blaze of inactivity
Creativity
I exercise my mind
And laugh to call it work.