Island of the Dead

by Fancy Colors

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The follow-up full length album to "Near Equator" released by Fancy Colors on June 3, 2014

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released June 3, 2014

Fancy Colors - Island of the Dead

Produced by Fancy Colors
Recorded and Mixed by Zac Colwell
Mastered by Steve Wall at Gardentone
Performed by Zac Colwell and Dave Heilman
Artwork by Rawan Rihani
Featuring Pat Dougherty: Bass on "Rawan" and "Love Letter Delivered By Balloon" and distorted Bass solo on "Infinity", Jeff Taylor: Background Vocals on "Gnosis", Chris Olson: Clarinet on "Rawan", Steve Wall: Head Flanger-er on "Infinity"

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Track Name: Island Rose
I saw an island rise into the sea, slowly and quietly
But then a mountain grew into the sky, what a thing to be distracted by
So the island rose under the moon, but the sun came up and it disappeared
too soon

What I see is what I see
I still believe in mysteries
And what I know is when you have so far to go
You get lost sometimes, so let's get lost tonight

Besides, someday we're gonna die, and we'll let our bodies float out with the tide
To the island rose under the moon, where our eulogies are the screaming of the loons

I believe in a little more
The things that I've seen before make me believe in a little more
Track Name: Infinity
Infinity has romance for me, and romance has infinity
Infinity occupies most of my mind, and romance takes up almost
all of my time ... that fly in a sunbeam ... does he know that he's prey
to the shadow upon him now?

Synchronicity draws a map for me and shows me the way to uncertainty
Uncertainty pokes two tiny holes for my eyes and shows me the place past where my grandparents lie ... that fly in a sunbeam ... does he know that he's prey to the shadow upon him now?
Track Name: Love Is Easy
I once asked my dad how a love song can seem so sad
He paused for a breath, and I noticed the death in his eyes as he remembered the ones that he'd loved before
Then I went to my mom and I asked her to play me her favorite song
She danced for a little while, and I noticed the smile in her eyes as she remembered the ones that she'd loved before

I didn't know it would be so easy with you
I guess my suit of armor looks ridiculous now
You're the last in a line of attempted goddesses
I guess you're not the one who'll shine in my eyes when I remember the ones that I've loved before

When you look in your past, do you find that it's hard to make love last?
You see a garden overgrown and all the work that you should've done
That's when I notice the fear in your eyes when you remember the ones that you've loved before

So how could I know it would be so easy
I think my suit of armor looks ridiculous now
You're the last in a line of attempted goddesses
I guess you're not the one who'll shine in my eyes when I remember the ones that I've loved before
I guess you're not the one - that I've loved before
Track Name: History Of Civilization
Here we are - doing magic all day
White magic for you - and black magic for me to make you say ooh la la

A fountain in a square in South America sprays perfume in the air and attracts a swarm of lovers there we dare ourselves to die to test another lie, heart beats with trepidation, the beginning of a journey

Here we are doing magic all day - black magic for me. I hear the echoes turn to chants and the voice repeats the sounds but the meaning of it fades, like some flag that's hung in tatters in the haze

Here we are - we can read the signs in the wind over the water
Here we are - we can read the words in the sun across the mountain
Track Name: Gnosis
I thought I knew, but I knew nothing
Now all this nothing seems so hard to understand
I study the past so I can dream the future
But every tomorrow finds me helplessly unprepared
So I change as I go

Once sunny day on my way to nowhere -
I felt like the age of the holy ghost is finally coming around
I noticed the trees where the seeds had fallen
But I noticed no trees grew from the pets I buried in the ground
Where does the energy lie?

It seems like everybody wants a try
But if you happen to fail you might feel better if you manage to cry
They're gonna call all the good things bad and the bad things good to try to rule the world
But if you wanna come sit on the beach of the cosmic shore, past the hawk and the snake, the Rosicurians' sunset to the east of the twelfth house will light the symbols on the page of the play
We'll bring the soul of the mind back to the mind of the soul
The one wearing the musician's clothes sings it one more time like this:
Track Name: Rawan
We went hunting for a moment
To be alone
Alone like shadows we saw moving
In the frozen lake
There was snow on the ground
And all the deer were running scared
I couldn't put my finger on that urgent feeling... come on, come on!

There was a breeze on the mountain
It said, "Hello"
I noticed the rain between the trees
As the sky grew dark
There were sounds in the distance
And all the deer were running scared
You said, "It's just like the ocean"
Rawan

Let's sleep until the sun becomes too bright
I'll keep the coffee warm all day
It's so good to see you so free and natural
While the devil loves the city far away
Rawan
Track Name: Umbrellas
One day of silence for two grains of sand
Three stray eyelashes blown from my hand
Green Turtle kisses the White Butterfly
What is he thinking with tears in his eyes

I never buy umbrellas anymore

Seashells are singing to deaf grains of sand
But they clap politely, they're friends with the band
After an hour the Butterfly sleeps
Rain fills her dreams as the ceiling crack seeps

I never buy umbrellas anymore

I wonder what does the subway mouse wish for as she scurries from hole to hole?
Cause this is no way for a mouse to live
Track Name: Love Letter Delivered by Balloon
You're a cloud - I watch you in the sky
I'm the breeze - feel me on your thigh
You're a turtle - I watch you in the stream
I'm a ladder - come climb me in your dream

Sing on the wind, I'll find you a princess tower to hide
Laugh at the moon and cry to the cats who sleep by your side

You're an earthquake

You're an answer - you help me understand secret passages in a life of sinking sand
You're the color of a memory that's hard to find
I'm a lantern that hangs on the wall of your mind

Sing on the wind, I'll find you a princess tower to hide
Laugh at the moon and cry to the cats who sleep by your side