Colours

by The May Dolls

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released 10 November 2012

The May Dolls are Rebecca Roberts (guitar and vocals) and Tyler Massey (guitar and vocals). Recorded by Dave Draper. Produced by Dave Draper and The May Dolls in August, 2012. All songs written by The May Dolls and Tara Heath (where noted). Photography by Jacqui Elliot-Williams. themaydolls.com

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The May Dolls Malvern, UK

The May Dolls are a truly international combination: Becca Roberts (UK) and Tyler Massey (US) blend their musical backgrounds, their voices and their guitar playing in an enthralling way, creating a style that's simultaneously traditional and contemporary. ... more

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Track Name: Colours
when I was younger
I painted the perfect picture
seeing life through a tinted lens
all the colours seemed to look the same

is everything how you pictured it?
are you happy?
life's true colours are more vivid
stay with me 'til the end

it's been four years
since we made those promises
seasons have come and gone
the flowers bloom then wither in the cold

is everything how you pictured it?
are you happy?
life's true colours are more vivid
stay with me 'til the end

when we are older
and years have passed us by
memories like colours fade and change
but I'll look at you and I'll still feel the same

is everything how you pictured it?
are you happy?
life's true colours are more vivid
stay with me 'til the end
Track Name: I'll Try
calling you last number
feeling like a wreck
waiting for the answer
that I will never get

one day I won’t need you
and one day I’ll forget
one day I’ll be sorry
that we ever met

but I’ll try
and I’ll try
and I’ll try again

I’m sorry to be leaving
that I wasted my precious time
there is nothing left here
so I’m taking what is mine

but I’ll try
and I’ll try
and I’ll try again

why did I ever love you?
the way you treated me
you made me feel worthless
and now I’m breaking free

but I’ll try
and I’ll try
and I’ll try again
Track Name: Secret Thoughts
sometimes I wake up in the night
and I watch you draw each breath
and I wonder where you are and what is going through your head

in the silence and the still
I see your mind begin
to twist and turn beneath the waves of silent happenings

there is a tie
between your heart and mine
but I can’t read your secret thoughts
your secret thoughts

when you look into my eyes
I wonder what you see
do you think about the feelings racing deep inside me

there is a tie
between your heart and mine
but I can’t read your secret thoughts
your secret thoughts
Track Name: Don't Push Your Luck
you and I we have to try
to keep it together
when we're falling apart at the seams

I know I lie I make you cry
but I can do better
I know this life isn't a dream

so don't push your luck
you know that I mean it this time
don't screw up
or you'll be the one who is crying

late in the night after the fight
when we've laid down our arms
and the battle is done for today

If I could I fly I'd say goodbye
and leave on the breeze
but you are the reason I stay

so don't push your luck
you know that I mean it this time
don't screw up
or you'll be the one who is crying
Track Name: Back To The Start
if I went back to the start
would I take the same path?
so many choices to make
I have made so many mistakes

and as the fire it burns my soul
the water comes and it soothes it all and

please don't let me go
I'll cross the river alone
take me with you
I turn my back on it all
I wash my hands of it all

if you went back to the day
they took your life away
if you see what you have now
would it have turned things around?

and as the fire it burns my soul
the water comes and it soothes it all and

please don't let me go
I'll cross the river alone
take me with you
I turn my back on it all
I wash my hands of it all

if we went back to the past
where our story starts
faced with choices anew
would I find myself close to you?

and as the fire it burns my soul
the water comes and it soothes it all and

please don't let me go
I'll cross the river alone
take me with you
I turn my back on it all
I wash my hands of it all
Track Name: Everything Fades
you look at me
in the evening gloom
the words are left in their hollow cocoon
we draw up plans
and count up the days
the years roll by and still we are waiting

for that ship to come
and carry the weight of this home
take us to another place
but everything fades

I look at you
when the sun meets the sky
holding you in the light of my eyes
we box our dreams
and we stack them up high
taking our time to get it just right

will that ship come?
and carry the weight of this home
take us to another place
but everything fades

everything fades in the passing of time
we won’t let anything pass us by
hold on to me tightly and we can we can survive

why don’t we
climb up high
to the hills at dawn watch the morning rise

let that ship pass us by
it’s gone in the blink of an eye
let’s stay for a while in this place
where nothing fades
Track Name: Echoes
my voice rings loud and clear
before I stop I see a tear
standing in the dark
waiting for a sign that you are near

my voice echoes around
and you don’t make a sound
I wish that I could cut my tongue out
but I have so much to say

silence fills the room
now you are gone it will swallow me
standing on my own
I have nothing left to say at all

my voice echoes around
and you don’t make a sound
I wish that I could cut my tongue out
but I have so much to say
Track Name: Puppet On A String
memories changing they all disappear into dust
can I believe all the things that you said in the past?
trying to cling to anything still untouched

were you cold to the core?
turning your back on us all
or were you just a puppet on a string?

weaving his poison he wormed his way into your lives
destroying your love and deceiving you with his lies
how many times did we tell you to cast him aside?

were you cold to the core?
turning your back on us all
or were you just a puppet on a string?

you were down on your knees
begging my father please take me away from here

thinking back to when our grandmother died
when you drove to our house in the morning and cried
was it your grief or your guilt that scarred you inside?

were you cold to the core?
turning your back on us all
or were you just a puppet on a string?
Track Name: All Over
I’ll come to your rescue
cause that’s what I’m for
it won’t be heroic
like it was before

I’ll help you escape them
if you do what I say
I can protect you
'cause I know the way

the more that you love
the harder it is to lose someone
you think it's all over
but it’s just begun

I wasn’t running away
I was finding a home
I wasn’t breaking your heart
I was mending my bones

I promised you time
but it’s not mine to make
we wanted forever
but that’s not our fate

the more that you love
the harder it is to lose someone
you think it's all over
but it’s just begun

I can’t forget you
and I see your face
and I can’t forgive you
for leaving in haste
Track Name: Alone Again
I am alone again
I am alone again
when will you come back home to me?

my mind is wandering
my mind is wandering
through all the places you might be

and I am talking to myself
I am talking to myself
to remind me that I'm still here inside

I am undone again
I am undone again
in the emptiness you left me

my heart is numb again
my heart is numb again
broken by the lies you told me

and I am talking to myself
I am talking to myself
to break the silence of this desperate loneliness
Track Name: Just For One Night
we work so hard we work so late
but the work is never done
trying so hard just to stand up straight
with a heavy load on your back

let’s make some time for us
before the moment’s passed
too many voices in the back of your mind
let’s leave them behind
just for one night

days pass by and turn into years
but there is never the time
for our dreams or for our fears
time is running out

just for one night we’ll push the boat out
just for one night we’ll disappear
we’ll be a dot on the horizon
until the stars all disappear
Just for one night

we work so hard we work so late
but the work is never done
Track Name: The Gift
I'd sleep on the cold ground
and I would stick around
just to hear anything you say

I'd stand in the big crowd
as long as I’m allowed
just to see the look upon your face

the stars are aligned now
and everybody shouts
we can finally share a warm embrace

play me an old song
that makes me still belong
too soon I’ll have to tear myself away

but when you sing
and our hearts begin to glow
and all our weary lives disappear

your breath in the cool night
steaming in the light
now the queen of all that you survey

you take your last bow
the show is over now
it's time for us to make our lonely way

but when you sing
and our hearts begin to glow
and all our weary lives disappear

I feel the cold now and everything slows down
and all your songs they seem to melt away