The Colours of Darkness

by GOODTIME

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P&C Temporary Secretary Recordings 2011
Re-Released on Rite 2014

Reviews:

"An easy listening, gentle and propulsive guitar pop masterpiece.." - Hot Press

"Beautifully hazy, 1980's - tinged ambience.. a quietly jubilant comeback."- Irish Times

"One of the best Irish releases this year.." - Nialler 9's Top 25 albums of 2012

"The Colours of Darkness will put Cowhie back in the upper echelons of the Irish music scene, and rightly so. It’s a beautifully executed record." - Golden Plec

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released 04 November 2011

Produced by Glenn Keating & John Cowhie
Recorded by Glenn Keating, Ross Turner & John Cowhie
Mixed by Glenn Keating
Mastered by Steve Fanagan

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Track Name: Behind This Sun
Behind This Sun

To lose so fast what once you had
Can make you find something worth living for
Is the end a blackhole?
Or where do we go?
Will the stars evapourate or multiply?

See the pattern forming
All you got to do is decide
Behind this sun is another one
But it wasn’t meant to shine

The storm is gone and now you’re reborn
So why is it that you’re still running?
What is it that you’re still running from?

See the pattern forming
All you got to do is decide
Behind this sun is another one
But it wasn’t meant to shine

Behind this sun is another one
But it wasn’t meant to shine

Behind this sun is another one
Track Name: Like A River
Like A River

Running with the hounds
but my heart is still a fox
I can see what lies behind those eyes
Something I can’t define
A form of liquid light

Look for the magic
If you seek you will find
These days have fallen on dark times
but confusion is just a state of mind

Like a river I can be shallow
Like a river I can be deep
I’ve been known to float away
And I have been guilty of sitting on a cornerstone
waiting around to die

When you are giving everything
Getting nothing in return
The demons take over
The shadows rain

When everything reminds you of someone
It’s hard to forget
Keep running up that hill
‘til you right the wrong

Like a river I can be shallow
Like a river I can be deep
I’ve been known to float away
And I have been guilty of sitting on a cornerstone
waiting around to die
Track Name: Mystery Of Days
Mystery Of Days

The spectrum between is bright and glistening
A transparent light, a white lightning

The mystery of these days
I hope will be explained

Gliding with the rain
to feel something again
Let go of your heart
and watch it fall apart

The mystery of these days
I hope will be explained

The strangeness of these ways
Will slowly be arranged
Watching the decay
Is keeping me at bay

All I want is you

Living life a ghost
we do nothing but float
The mind is a cave
that contains an endless road

The mystery of these days
I hope will be explained

The strangeness of these ways
Will slowly be arranged
Watching the decay
Is keeping me at bay

All I want is you
Track Name: Can't Get Away
Can’t Get Away

I see no light now
The dark has unravelled on my day
Seeing you brought everything back but the sun

It seems I just can’t get away
It seems I just can’t get away

To see the beauty
The different beat of the drum
The whisper of the departed
Is a tempting conversation

It seems I just can’t get away
It seems I just can’t get away

The hands of the earth are pulling me beneath
Flower covered dirt awaits a pure body

It seems I just can’t get away
It seems I just can’t get away
Track Name: The Colours of Darkness
The Colours Of Darkness

“What’s that in your pocket?”
Outside the world is melting down...

“Can I see it just for a minute?
I promise I won’t let it fall...”

Silence throws its sheet over the room
Crystal tears form, cue the wind

“I’ll give it back to you I swear...”
Truth lies through its golden teeth

This could get serious take it slow
God forbid we become responsible

The morning tried to take hold of me
But the illusion loses its poor grip...

“Can I have it back now please?
But it’s mine you gave it to me?”

When everything is read, dead and gone
What becomes of the mind of a buried skull?

Does confusion take a rest
to enjoy the colours of darkness?
Shadows dance from a wasted day to chase light’s heels
and whip them into shape...
Track Name: One Shot
One Shot

When darkness falls, you find yourself all alone
Is it never too late or is that time gone?

Rolling around the inside of your head
Should you go for it or lay down instead?

Walking the shore like it’s a different dream
Looking at life through a different scene
Walking the shore
Like it’s a different dream

Don’t think you know what it is you want, but who does?
Falling from a different tree
Could we be something or should we stay where we fell?

Walking the shore like it’s a different dream
Looking at life through a different scene
Well if you want it, you should take it
You only get one shot in this dream!

You only get one shot!
You only get one shot!
You only get one shot!
You only get one shot!
Track Name: Diamonds
Diamonds

I want to dream where the sun rests
Walk with the ghosts of yesterday
Transform into the daylight
While playing with the sands of time

All I ask is to tell me where the truth lies
To exist ONLY in your eyes
I don’t need to mirror the past
Searching for the diamonds of the night

Wanting something you can’t have
You may as well just live amongst the dead
Open up your heart to an illusion
Only for it to get lost between the lies

When the rain somehow eases the pain
Cast a shadow on a memory
Who am I to tell you what to believe?
Once you’re gone, You’re not coming back

Wanting something you can’t have
You may as well just live amongst the dead
Open up your heart to an illusion
Only for it to get lost between the lies
Track Name: Come With Me (Take the Night)
Come With Me (Take The Night)

Do you wake up falling?
Dreams pushing you from sleep
Dare to touch them
Double dare to breathe

Oh city of piety
Our thoughts are drawn to sin
It’s time to deny life’s knife
From here on in

Come with me
Come with me

Meet me down past the lane
Through the eight arches
Steal a kiss from the rain
And offer up all we bring

Will I see you near the yellow gate?
Too narrow to cut through straight
I’m not afraid to give myself up
The mirror doesn’t lie
It just looks

Come with me
Come with me

Here and now I can feel your heartbeat
This night could be ours
Come take it with me

Come with me.. to take the night