27 August 2013

Color Never Dreamt



There were days when I never thought I would ever be able to find this song again. So now, I'm putting it here for the near infinity, saved for as long as the Internets will keep it safe here. The first time I heard it was on the Tonight Show. Yet for some reason, NBC has chosen to remove this video from circulation, so when I scoured their listing of past performers, I got NOTHING. 

The kind of obsession which ensued, the kind in which I wracked my brain cell and scoured my watch history on Youtube, searched for any number of country, bluegrass, NYC, trio, etc. etc. etc. should be a lesson in the following: 
  1. Write shit down
  2. Write shit down in more than one spot
  3. Use those 'Add to' buttons on Youtube
  4. Write shit down in more than two spots
The most maddening part was that I could hear it in my head, but not clearly, just jumbled....but I remember that it gave me chills and that I needed to hear it again. And I know when something dings at my brain, there's a reason and therefore, there was no stopping until I found it again. It's a song that gives me hope. A song that makes me feel when I can't feel anything. A song that helps me keep moving forward. Corny, certainly. True? Definitely. 

Listen to it. Over and over and over again until you get it. It won't take but once or twice and then you'll just want to keep hearing that message and that glorious sound.    


Even if I was lonely, even if I was broke
Even if all the dogs in the pound let me know
Saying it’s never over, it never ends
Grab the guns and the ammo, let us descend
To the darkest of prisons, and break their defense
We will rattle the cages, rules will be bent
Oh, remind us our days are all numbered not spent
And peace it comes easy, like mist on a ridge


Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out
Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out

All the worries folks tell us to break all of our ties
To our families and loved ones, we leave when we fly
To these cities we think we need in our lives
Oh you Manhattan jungle, you tangle our pride


Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out
Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out

All the buildings, they lean and they smile down on us
And they shout from their roof tops, words we can't trust
Like you’re dead, you are tired
You’re ruined, you're dust
Oh you will amount to nothing, like tanks full of rust

But we scream back at them
From below on the street
All in unison we sing, at times, been redeemed
We are all of the beauty, that has not been seen
We are full of the color, that’s never been dreamed
Well, nothing we need ever dies, yeah
Nothing we need ever dies, yeah
Nothing we need ever dies


Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out
Breathing in, breathing out, it’s all in my mouth
Gives me hope that I’ll be, something worth bleeding out.

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