Technicolor

from Summer, Slowly by Benchmarks

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lyrics

I was writing a novel, I was painting a portrait
I was singing a song about another great big forfeit
watching the progress slip through the cracks
the culmination of a year long panic attack

already got me a heart, already got me a brain
just trying to keep the first from breaking, trying to keep the other sane
I’ve got all the courage I need to keep on the road
but for the first time in my life I’ve found someplace that feels like home

it used to be so much easier when the world was black and white
and I could fall into my sadness, click my heels three times and hide
but now the world’s in technicolor, and I’m walking through the door
tell my friends that I’m just fine, and I won’t go back to Kansas anymore

I want to shut down the system, I want to hold my calls
I want to see the world through my own eyes, without a faux social withdrawl
because all these clouds on my canvas, like the choke in my song
like I’m staying out all night without seeing a single star

because there’s a storm a-brewing, there’s a witch on the wind
telling lies and treason, and watching us give in
still we look over the rainbow, but there’s no end in sight
always dreaming in color, but living life in black and white

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from Summer, Slowly, track released July 28, 2020

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