Second Thoughts

by Color Theory

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Second Thoughts is a companion EP to The Thought Chapter, featuring four original songs that weren't included on the album, plus six remixes of album tracks. Remastered 11/1/11.

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released April 10, 2009

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

All songs by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2008

Sagittarius
Backing vocals by Michelle Hazard

If It's My Time to Go (Original Mix)
Produced by Caesar Filori of Wideband Network www.thewideband.net

Drawings by Maya Klein www.bentkey.net
Design by Todd M. LeMieux www.toddlemieux.com
Mastered by Resonance Mastering www.resonancemastering.com

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Track Name: Sagittarius
I scan the nighttime sky
Paralyzed by vertigo
As my life spins out of control
I spot the archer with his bow
Whose constellation guards
The celestial zodiac
Human and horse
Cause and effect
Like an arrow to my back

Sagittarius
How did I get into this hopeless mess?
Sagittarius
Was it fate, or my own choice?
It’s all there in the stars
Venus and Mars
Bruises and scars

Do I reach for the stars
Or do they reach out for me
Drawing me in
Luring me on
With the pull of gravity
I realize the stakes
And it cuts me like a knife
Without a will
Without a voice
What’s the meaning of my life?

I confess to the crime
Empty bottles of wine
Purple eyeliner streaks
Lipstick stains on the sheets
And the smell of perfume
Lingers still in the room
On my tongue still the taste of regret

You’ll be betrayed again
By the destiny of man
To be played out
Again and again
In a cruel eternal plan.
Track Name: Monochrome
Soon she’ll fade away
An empty promise
Cast in shades of grey
An image from a dream
Or 50’s TV screen
Going colorblind
I tell myself to
Quit while I’m behind
It’s more than I can bear
To see her standing there
And vanish in thin air

In monochrome
In black and white
She disappears right in front of me
Like color dies in the dark
In camouflage
Against the night
My eyestrain pales in comparison
To the straining of my heart

If only I could shine
A flashlight on her
Pulling her inside
To catch her like a ghost
Entrapped forever close
Right here in my hand
A genie in a bottle to command
Within her radiant shrine
Defying space and time
Her light forever mine.
Track Name: Indestructible
Why do we have to fight like this?
A brotherhood of eager fists
You’ve always had a taste for blood
If you’re not man enough to shrug it off
Well I guess that’s your loss

You know me like nobody else
It’s like a marriage made in hell
We’re always at each other’s throats
But when the dust clears and the choking ends
We’ll still be best friends

Cause we’re indestructible
Our friendship is bulletproof
Invulnerable to the recklessness of youth
Yes we’re incorruptible
Our friendship is guaranteed
We’re full-time companions
And part-time enemies

I don’t know who will get killed first
We’ll be together at the worst
A pointless war in foreign lands
Or murder at the other’s hands no doubt
I can’t rule that out.
Track Name: Last Song
I just thought that you should know
This will be my last song
I've got nothing more to say
I tore my heart out just for you
Wrote down every detail
Put the whole thing on display

You don't know me at all
You don't know me at all
You don't know me after all

I just thought you'd want to know
This might be my last song
I just want to hear you say
That it means something to you
Not a lot just something
That it’s not just throwaway

You don't know me at all
You don't know me at all
You don't know me after tears and laughter

Nobody wants to be analyzed
But we all need to be understood
And so I sing and still I would
Even if no one was listening
Every song is a journal in rhyme
A tribute to the audience
That sings along in my mind

I just wanted you to know
This won't be my last song
I've got so much more to say
Though the words escape me now
I won’t give up trying
To connect with you someday.
Track Name: Hypothetically (Rupesh Cartel Club Remix)
Imagination is powerful stuff
It can get ugly
It can get rough
Sometimes I dream horrible things
Just to try on how they might feel
To see what reactions I can reveal

I want to know
What if I lost you
I want to know
What would it mean to me
If your life were threatened
Hypothetically

Maybe a car crash
Maybe a plane
Maybe your heart stops
Maybe your brain
Would CPR in the ER trigger an SOS in my head
Bring my emotions back from the dead

It goes without saying
I mean you no harm
Don’t let these musings
Cause you alarm
Still if I find my idle mind
Conjuring visions of distress
It’s an experiment
Only a test

Yes it’s morbid but
I want to know
Do I still love you
I want to know
What would my future be
In a world without you
Hypothetically

I want to know.
Track Name: If It's My Time to Go (Original Mix)
Never quite sure when it will come to pass
Living each day like it could be my last
Cause the planet seems to spin a little bit faster
When you wake up every day awaiting disaster

Took a long time for me to admit defeat
Too many dreams just lying there at my feet
But I’m older now it seems
A little bit smarter
So I won’t go to extremes by playing the martyr

If it’s my time to go
You should know how much I love you
If it’s my time to go
I am ready
If it’s my time to go
Then go on ahead without me
Close my eyes
Kiss my cheek
Let me go

Coming to terms changes your attitude
Tempers the fear with genuine gratitude
I’ve enjoyed some happy years
Collected some trophies
But the end is drawing near
So listen up closely

All bets are off
There are no guarantees
What happens next
We’ll have to just wait and see
Let this song be my goodbye
Don’t try to reject it
No loose ends for us to tie
We’re interconnected.
Track Name: If Not Now When (Cosmicity Remix)
In a little while
The lines will deepen on our faces
As the longest mile
Begins to circle home
Can’t help thinking that
We regulate our deepest feelings
Like a thermostat
To match our comfort zone
As we stand here toe to toe
If you kiss me now I’ll know
That our happiness is just a matter of permission

If not now when
It's now or never
We've just one life to live together
So little time to stop and mourn
What might have been
If not now when
It's now or never
All things must end
There's no forever
So little time to stop and mourn
What might have been
If not now when

In a little while
Our world will crack in hairline traces
Like a crooked smile
A Mona Lisa grin
At the very end
I’ll liberate these inhibitions
But I can’t pretend
It’s easy to begin
Cause the devil that disturbs
Daring acts and candid words
Is the part of me that worries it’s too late to love you

Maybe on another day
Always something in the way
Now I realize that life is one long string of somethings.
Track Name: We're Not Getting Any Younger (Fidgital Remix)
I say I should take you home but you want to stay here
On the beach all alone with our blankets and beer
In the dark how we ache to fulfill this hunger
Cherish it now cause we’re not getting any younger

Ashes in fire pits and fires in our hearts as we move
Crashing waves in an urgent and quickening groove
Consummating the end of a perfect summer
Cherish it now cause we’re not getting any younger

If I never felt this way again
That would be okay
I could die right now a happy man
Because we had today

I peel the tag off a bottle hands dripping with sweat
Write a note on the back that says “never forget”
The best moments race by in a head-twisting blur
Cherish it now cause we’re not getting any younger
Just before sunrise we’re caught in a warm summer shower
So we climb to the top of a dry lifeguard tower
And we’re rocked to the core by the gentle thunder
Cherish it now cause we’re not getting any younger

We’re truly alive today
I’d trade all my tomorrows
For one more taste of this naiveté
For this naiveté
I’d trade all my tomorrows
Truly alive today
In love with the whole world today.
Track Name: Figured Out (Blind Faith and Envy Remix)
Woke up this morning
A mix of boy and man
Struck with a vision
A daring master plan
To kidnap your heart in
A desperate attempt
I’ll take no ransom
I won’t accept a cent

No I won't give you back for anything
No I don't really have a doubt
No you won't need to worry about a thing
I got it figured out

No I'm not crazy
Just temporarily insane
I’m falling in love and
You’re the one to blame
You're coming with me
You'll regret it if you don't
Don't make me force you
Because you know I won't

You'll be sorry if you try to bust me
So I guess that you'll just have to trust me

You're feeling doubtful
I can see it on your face
It's all taken care of
Everything's in place
Won't let you slip through
My fingertips this time
I know we'll be happy
Is that such a crime?

Come along quickly
There’s no time for goodbyes
I can’t make you love me
But I’m sure going to try.
Track Name: Zero Crossing (Quantum Remix)
In this rhythm me and you
In this rhythm me and you
Watching ones and zeros flow
Through this sonic scene we drew
Shape is sound and sound is mood
All emotion crystal clear
Layered sine waves speak to me
Like a voice inside my ear

Why do we always fight
For the right of way, right away?
Ever the hero caught at a zero crossing

In this rhythm me and you
In this rhythm me and you
Plus and minus dissipate
To a common point of view
When you're down I bring you up
When you're up I bring you down
Out of phase I cancel you
At the speed of silent sound

A flattened line became our sign
I sacrificed a dimension for you

In this rhythm me and you
In this rhythm me and you
Words unsaid are deafening
Like a charge we hold on to
When we touch a static shock
Echoes through our fragile past
Clashing with a frequency
That could almost shatter glass

And when we signed the dotted line
I sacrificed a dimension for you.