Colours Bleed

from by Adam Sterling

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You grew up straight, you grew up true
Now look what’s become of you
You’re all broke up, you got no glue to hold

On your toes your whole damn life
And balanced on the sharpest knife
With nothing left to bet before you fold

I’d climb eight hundred flights of stairs
If you could only meet me there
I’d give my life away to get yours back
I’d stare into your deepest void
And shine with all my colours, boy
And watch them bleed away into your black
But I’d never do to you all the things you always do to me

You ask if I can help you down
You float too far off of the ground
You always get so high when you run low

And it felt so good way back then
To think I could make you right again
But the curtain’s been long drawn on that whole show

I’d climb eight hundred flights of stairs
If you could only meet me there
I’d give my life away to get yours back
I’d stare into your deepest void
And shine with all my colours, boy
And watch them bleed away into your black
But I’d never do to you all the things you always do to me

I’d never lie straight to your face
Or make you watch me while I break
I’d never run you down and out of steam
I’d never let your favourite smile
Hunt you down across the miles
And let it slip its way into your dreams
But I’ll answer every time
Your memory comes knocking on my mind

I’d climb eight hundred flights of stairs
If you could only meet me there
I’d give my life away to get yours back
I’d stare into your deepest void
And shine with all my colours, boy
And watch them bleed away into your black
But I’d never do to you all the things you always do to me
No, I’d never do to you all the things you always do to me

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from Love & Loss, released April 1, 2016
Adam Sterling: Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboard
Andrew Timothy: Electric guitar
Brian Petry: Drums
Yann Marc: Cello

Written by Adam Sterling, © 2016

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