The Bay / Paper Tiger

by The Color Waves

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Recorded 2019 in Buffalo, NY.

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released July 24, 2019

Written, recorded and performed by Garry Flockhart Hoggan.

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The Color Waves Buffalo, New York

We are a long-distance home-recording project featuring ex-members of All My Friends. Debut 7" available for pre-order through Cloudberry Records.

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Track Name: The Bay
Meet me by the shore
And we will talk of how we used to be
Hide yourself no more
And we will slowly drift out to sea

And all the world looks ordinary
There's nothing there to see
The waves will roll into the shore
But the waves will not move me

Secrets washed ashore
And others carried out to sea
Hide yourself no more
And I will softly sing you to sleep

You say this world is lost and loveless (lonely)
with nothing left to see
This world will try to break your heart
But the world will not break me

Carry me ashore
Track Name: Paper Tiger
A figure in silhouette
A passionless look that leaves you cold
The smoke from a cigarette
Repeating mistakes you made before

I'm lost in imaginings
In love with a world that never was
I hold to the principle
Afraid of the person I've become

I know the things I have to change
I can't give myself away
To imaginary things
I saw these signals once before
And I know this sense of shame
A paper tiger in the rain

So long to the salad days
A winter awaiting for me now
I gave up the principles
abandoned the world that never was

So what for me now?
A figure of fear and dulled regret
I paint out the passionate
A picture I'm trying to forget

I know the things I have to change
I can't give myself away
To imaginary things
I saw these signals once before
And I know this sense of shame
A paper tiger in the rain

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