The Color Of Music

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Some of Eugene's finest talent has been assembled to help raise autism awareness and funding for Kindtree - Autism Rocks - a local non-profit that specializes in helping children with autism and families with autistic children.

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released June 5, 2012

Kelly Asay - Producer
Erik Larson - project coordinator

Artists:
Beth Wood, The Sugar Beets, John Shipe, Tyler Fortier, Satori Bob, Betty and the Boy, Lea Jones, Barefoot Leroy, Stagger and Sway, The Comfortors, The Harmed Brothers, Low Tide Drifters

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Track Name: Beth Wood - Ordinary Birds
I am in immediate danger of living with a stranger
And the strange part is that stranger is me
I’ve waited up for her at night, I can’t get her in my sites
She comes in, tiptoes around mysteriously

Just when I think she’s disappeared
She comes in and switches all the gears
She’ll say something brave like she’s got no fear
She’s got no doubt, got no insecurity
I’m still searching for the better part of me

Did you ever open up your mouth and something brilliant came right out
And you looked around to see where it was coming from
That’s the better part of you right then and there - I think you two make quite a pair
We should all get together sometime and try to have some fun

Just when you think you’ve disappeared
You come in switching all the gears
You’ll say something brave like you’ve got no fear
You’ve got no doubt, and you always know just what to do
You’re still searching for the better part of you

Hey, maybe our best selves could run away together
They could go off to paradise and stay forever
Meanwhile back at home, we’ll go on being ordinary birds
of an ordinary feather

So if you love who you think I could be, I suggest a different strategy
Because that one will only leave you unsatisfied
We’re all just doing the best we can to do unto our fellow man
But mostly we just try and brace ourselves for the ride

The birds of paradise disappear
They’ll come back around this way next year
Until then, I guess we’ll sit right here
Holding hands and laughing at the mystery
Thinking ‘bout the better part of you and me
Track Name: The Sugar Beets - Once Flew A Feather
Once flew a feather, then it did fall Now I ask whether, she loves me at all. Loves me at all. Once flew a feather then it did fall.
Now there’s a feather, down on the ground. And I ask whether, the lost will be found. Lost will be found. Now there’s a feather, down on the ground.
I look to the heavens to find comfort there. Try and fly off on, a wing and a prayer. I look to the heavens, what do I see? A thousand white angels, laughing at me.
I look to the heavens, to find comfort there. Try and fly off on, a wing and a prayer. I look to the heavens, what do I see? A thousand white angels, laughing at me.
And why the white dancers high in the sky? The cold wind it answers, “you need not ask why”. Need not ask why. They’re just the dancers, high in the sky.
Why the white dancers, high in the sky? They’re just the dancers. High in the sky.
Track Name: John Shipe - Some Hidden Things
You didn't like my version of you.
You couldn't relate to the picture I drew.
You said it doesn't ring true.
You threw it away, and you called me a such-n-such.
You said there are some things we shouldn't touch.
Oh you protest too much.
Some hidden things might be easier
than the crap we live with day after day.
What I really mean is, what scares you the most
Just might bring on the light of day.
It's what you finally need at last,
To help you forget about the past--
Some hidden things.
You say that I don't know you very well.
So bring me inside and walk me through your shell.
You got some secrets to tell.
My style is firm but my load is light.
And I can take it even if you bite.
My star is burning bright.
I'm on your dark side, and I will tell the truth
No matter what you do.
What I'm trying to say is that it's not so dark
And not so hard to see things through.
It's what you finally need at last,
To help you forget about the past.
Some hidden things,
Some hidden things.
You didn't like my version of you.
Track Name: Ty Fortier - Waking Again
You say, “I’d break your heart”
And that’s fine
I knew it from the start
There was nothing left to say

You were always good that way
Saying what you mean
Keeping me away
Away from your heart

Away from your fists at night
Clenching and grabbing tight
all of those dreams
Kicking up the sheets

Stealing all the heat
Leaving it up to me
up to my head
and down to my feet

There’s a feeling I just can’t explain
When the morning time comes rolling in again
There’s a light on your cheek where the night slept so deep
And now we’re waking, we’re waking again

You say, “goodnight my love”
And it’s me
Barely awake
and miles away

And it’s me who you’re thinking of
While I’m on the borderline
Of something fine
Something fine with you

There’s a feeling I just can’t explain
When the morning time comes rolling in again
There’s a light on your cheek where the night slept so deep
And now we’re waking, we’re waking again

But I’m so far away
And I keep leaving like a sun soaked sky
At the end of the day

But you were always good that way
Finding where I’d gone
Bringing me back, right back home
Back where I belong
Track Name: Satori Bob - Beats Me
I am holding you in a dream
where the unreal meets the real
where the water meets the desert and the sky
I was crawling from the wreckage
getting out from behind the wheel
with an understanding of the look in your eye

Now the curtains on the window are thrown open
and the bartender looks at the empty chair
and the terror of the deep
is interfering with my sleep
and the raven makes a nest out of my hair

In a minute in an hour
in the flash before the flood
I could meet you in Wyoming come the fall
I could break these empty promises
leave ‘em lying in the mud
I could buy a telephone in case you call

On a lonely country road
where the lonely breezes blow
Will you take my hand under the winter moon
Will you cast away the demons
at the cemetery door
Will you listen when I sing a lonely tune

I am underneath a burden
a few thousand miles away
I might hop a train and
show up at your door
We could count the water lilies
share a glass of wine
and dream a little dream a little more
Track Name: Betty And The Boy - Moth To A Light
What you got, in your palm baby?
Something sweet, or something damaging maybe?
Wont you give it to me,
To have a look-see?

Greenest green, the sweetest of things
The apple falls not far from the tree
In the grass, yet it laughs on the way
Down
Down
Down

Chorus

Like a moth to a light
You intrigue me like the moon takes the tide out to the sea.
Track Name: Lea Jones - Buckaroo's Dilemma
Now there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make

Everywhere you go it’s the same place
Everyone you see it’s the same face
Spooky feeling, you just can’t shake
Everything you read it’s the same page
Every wingnut it’s the same rage
Another day you wake up staring at your frosted flakes

Every rush hour it’s the same jerk
Every new job it’s the same work
You can wait and wait and wait for your lucky break
And there’s a cat in the weeds beside
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only that cat can make
Yeah there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make

Puddles in rumble strips
Rainbow sunrise
Whispers “Open Your Eyes”

And there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road

Every face you kiss it’s the same lip
Every leaky faucet it’s the same drip
Another day another strangely familiar ache
Every swing you take it’s the same chin
Every time you do it it’s the same sin
Gotta pinch yourself to see if you’re really awake

Every new stage it’s the same play
Every sun rise it’s the same day
You can give and give and give
But she still won't take
But there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make
Yeah there’s a cat sittin’ twitchin’ beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should blow
Is a choice only that cat can make

Every crime scene it’s the same vice
Every cool drink it’s the same ice
Every new breath it’s the same air
Every new do it’s the same hair
Every sundown it’s the same night
Every Mad Dog it’s the same bite Every smooth talker it’s the same lies
Every Double Whopper it’s the same damn fries
Track Name: Barefoot Leroy - Invisible Man
Did you see the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
Did you see the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
He was right over here a minute ago
I saw him soft shoe shufflin' right toward the door
Now what do you think he'd go and do that for
Did you see the invisible man

Did you hear the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
Did you hear the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
No words were deciphered, no meaning made out
When he stood there before you and opened his mouth
But four and twenty blackbirds went flappin' about
Did you hear the invisible man

Do you fear the invisible man (oh yeah, oh yeah)
Do you fear the invisible man (oh yeah, oh yeah)
He's all gristle and bone but stylin' rags
Got no eyeballs but big black bags
A flag holder, a cool breeze, but no flag
Do you fear the invisible man

Did you see the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
Did you see the invisible man (oh no, oh no)
He was right over here a minute ago
I saw him slip slidin’ right toward the door
Now what do you think he'd go and do that for?
Track Name: Stagger And Sway - Stagger And Sway
Stagger and Sway

So far gone, escape Cook County crimes;
they say a good friend is hard to find.
Okay, oh well, nevermind.

Valleys crossed to face steep canyon climbs,
they say a good friend is hard to find;
okay, oh well, nevermind.

Now whatcha doin',
since the stagger and the sway
came across the static on the phone?

No regret in placing second bets;
lift a smile through embarassment,
like a bumbershoot in the cold
and in the wet.

Clutch in coast down a slow decline,
they say a good friend is hard to find.
Okay, oh well, nevermind.

Now whatcha doiní,
since the stagger and the sway
came across the static on the phone?
Track Name: Low Tide Drifters - St. James Infirmary
I went down to St. James Infirmary
To see my baby there,
She was lyin' on a long white table,
So sweet, so cool, so fair.

Went up to see the doctor,
"She's very low," he said;
Went back to see my baby
Good God! She's lying there dead.

I went down to old Joe's barroom,
On the corner by the square
They were serving the drinks as usual,
And the usual crowd was there.

On my left stood old Joe McKennedy,
And his eyes were bloodshot red;
He turned to the crowd around him,
These are the words he said:

Let her go, let her go, God bless her;
Wherever she may be
She may search the wide world over
And never find a better man than me

Oh, when I die, please bury me
In my ten dollar Stetson hat;
Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain
So my friends'll know I died standin' pat.

Get six gamblers to carry my coffin
Six chorus girls to sing me a song
Put a twenty-piece jazz band on my tail gate
To raise Hell as we go along

Now that's the end of my story
Let's have another round of booze
And if anyone should ask you just tell them
I've got the St. James Infirmary blues
Track Name: The Comforters - The Fall Of Fall
I saw the fall of fall and winter won
One red leaf still hanging on
It fell like blood upon the fallen snow
End of war, the final blow

I saw the fall of fall and winter won
No redress, what’s done is done
The sky’s a battleship shade of grey
Dispatched to keep the sun at bay

Snore, snore, the brown bear’s bound to snore
Soar, Soar, the bluebird’s bound to soar
And o’er the land, the seeds, like spies, are planted in the underground

Snore, snore, the brown bear’s bound to snore
Soar, Soar, the bluebird’s bound to soar
And o’er the land, the seeds, like spies, are planted in the underground