Colours In The Fire

by One Cure For Man

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1.
Still can’t find the madness in their own eyes Humans delay the animal inside Like a hand reaching out for future plans, our future plans Oh and we still, we still, see the edge of the light Oh and we still, we still, see the colours in the fire They dance like flames burning in a row Some dance too quickly, some dance too slow When tales are told, embers grow cold Oh and we still, we still, see the edge of the light Oh and we still, we still, see the colours in the fire Oh and we still, we still, see the edge of the light Oh and the colours drew those around in The virtuous, the weak, they all sinned In their eyes you could see a savage pride Oh and we still, we still, see the edge of the light Oh and we still, we still, see the colours in the fire Oh and we still, we still, see the edge of the light Oh and we still, we still, see the colours in the fire
2.
04:43
I don’t wanna go into the unknown tonight The images of man parade at the speed of light I don’t wanna go and fall asleep tonight The goddess of greed, she fell from a worrying height Don’t wanna go, into the night And see a friend or meet a life Don’t break my heart, Don’t bore us with your vanity The vampires are all guilty Don’t feed them they’ll get strong Don’t break my heart, I hear your words like laughter I don’t need simple answers The things you never know, that’s the unknown I don’t wanna go into the unknown tonight The canvas of hope she’s shivering inside I don’t wanna go and fall asleep tonight The burden of man will keep us all up tonight Don’t wanna go, into the night And see a friend or meet a life Don’t break my heart, Don’t bore us with your vanity The vampires are all guilty Don’t feed them they’ll get strong Don’t break my heart, I hear your words like laughter I don’t need simple answers The things you never know, that’s the unknown
3.
The things you never know So powerful, so alluring and cruel Delay your last dance Staring out the window (of time) Take her to, take her to the pictures Fill your emptiness with images Don’t keep them all inside Don’t let them die Scenes, Deleted from my life Scenes, Deleted from my past Now we’re nowhere, staring at the abyss It’s more beautiful than any of those films I think I'll stay, if I could survive Oh, deliver it in time I’ll make sure you receive a credit Despite your absence you were there in spirit It couldn’t have been the same without your life Without your vices and emotional crimes Scenes, Deleted from my life Scenes, Deleted from my past We’ll cut you from the film, we’ll cut you from the film We’ll cut you from the film, we’ll cut you from the film It’s written down, it’s in the script Scenes, Deleted from my life (oh erased in time) Scenes, Deleted from my past (oh erased in time) Scenes, Deleted from my life (oh erased your life) Scenes, Deleted from my past (oh erased in time)
4.
03:37
Somewhere I’ll be hidden from you Somewhere I’ll be disguised from view And in the womb of our bedrooms Where the ugly drown in cheap perfume And shadows make a point of view (moving slowly from you) Your beauty I now see right through Your skin I see right through Your skin And I was only seventeen When your eyes first devoured me I was just a sick and vulgar boy With my legs open just like a whore And shadows make a point of view Your beauty I now see right through Your skin I see right through Your skin I see abused Your skin I see right through I close my eyes when I’m in control I feel the weight of our skin and bones A bath to wash our mortal sins Deeper than the darkest of all seas And shadows make a point of view Your beauty I now see right through Your skin I see right through Your skin I see abused Your skin Your skin I see right through Your image I see abused Your frame I see right through Your beauty a vacuum
5.
What do they know What can they see? In their own image Are the days still real? Too many colours to the stream of memory Where sketches are now stories Thinking war is just over and love is still young Does it break the heart again when there’s nothing to be done? Another coal on the fire Another cup of tea When others still care There’s someone still around You want to just see her But you know there’s no fairytales Too much time, too late to enjoy yourself Now light sleeps in the dark Thinking war is just over and love is still young Does it break the heart again when there’s nothing to be done? Thinking love is just over and war is still young Does it break the mind again when nothing can be done? Another coal on the fire Another cup of tea Each day a new tale of misery Stillness then wild emotion Thinking war is just over and love is still young Does it break the heart again when there’s nothing to be done? Thinking love is just over and war is still young Does it break the mind again when nothing can be done? Another coal on the fire Another cup of tea
6.
All I feel is this world It's fondness for a joke or fairytale The madness gathered in it's soil Confusing sinners snaked in coils A gentleman is all you know Raised from earthly skin and bone Oh Animals are all we know When they get the guts they'll put on a show See the envy in their eyes A gentle push, the species survives Feel the weight of time Forever walks the line oh Animals I object to lucid dreams That beat from hearts of wild creatures The scraps of news heaped in fire No flame will douse this raw desire Democracy impossible When bigger bones work twice as hard Oh Animals are all we know When they get the guts they'll put on a show See the envy in their eyes A gentle push, the species survives Feel the weight of time Forever walks the line Oh Animals Oh Animals are all we know When they get the guts they'll put on a show See the envy in their eyes A gentle push, the species survives Feel the weight of time Forever walks the line Oh Animals Oh Animals!
7.
03:56
Left him dry by the bar He spoke to everyone Led me to faces that I knew I’d never see again Now I don’t know where you are now brother You’re not the boy that I knew Who wants to be loved by all? The strain that it brings Without his best friend The light would dull again How can you keep up with the day? Grinning with ease from behind rusty strings Of blood and beer And sweat and nicotine When we sat down to write All melodies disappeared I knew my place around him But slowly I outgrew Who wants to be loved by all? The strain that it brings Without his best friend The light would dull again How can you keep up with the day? Day is night and night is awake No more mornings to feel ashamed I think I know why you do it brother But I can’t help her only you (and what good did that do) When I got the call Things got harder from there Who wants to be loved by all? The strain that it brings Without his best friend The light would dull again How can you keep up with the day?
8.
A man faces the vast unknown They have seen him somewhere before An empire he aims to withhold So easier when no one is known You can't be young Oh they can be old The difference is nothing Oh when death is controlled When you salvage, promise your world So man can bestow, what is worthwhile to hold If time heals all then you can forget And they all say "we'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" "We'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" The past is too old, done forever, alone From vague memories of the books and the dreams Built upon failure under bleak, black, brutal skies You can be serious, when you pass by If time heals all then you can forget And they all say "we'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" "We'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" You can't be young, they can be old The difference is nothing, when death is controlled Life after war and you'll never concede Because this is a wasteland where everything is free If time heals all then you can forget And they all say "we'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" "We'll all meet again, we'll all meet again" "We'll all meet again!"
9.
Hidden lies beneath our prose A man grips a discipline disposed Embarrassed inside a vessel born cold Delayed by comfort, forever is too late The love for indifference remains A nation confused with nature's war Escaping eyes too scared to absorb The light that won't fit round humanity's corpse Like suffering wells, like dreams in light You innocently passed all signs of life Your wisdom dictates your'e alone but not home If art can't see, we're dying We're dying, we're dying Dying
10.
03:36
I can't believe it, no I can't believe it That we all nearly got our lives washed away It's going away, yeah he's going away But will he come back and break our beating hearts again? I can't believe it, no I can't believe it Oh after all the scars of rain it's now a sunny day Like nature said, it belongs in the world and we just cling instead What nature wants, it usually gets It's coming like rain, yeah it's coming like rain Wilder in the dark but with an infinite rage Like fields of fire, like fields of fire It dries all our tears before the barricades Like nature said, it belongs in the world but we just cling instead What nature wants, it usually gets Sweet is nature's breast A titan breathing Beauty undressed I can't believe it, no I can't believe it He's crying in vain, yeah he's crying in vain Now he's going away, now he's going away
11.
Making dinner for one The silence it now belongs Static is reaching out For a friend or a one night stand Wild thoughts begin to matter The rain outside it brings out laughter Scorched from the sun of youth We beat each other to the truth When I’m gone who will have My paintings and my clothes? Those things that no one wanted That only I could have loved Will I make you any money Or bring dust and grief? A chance for eternal life Is written all in vanity A journey Impossible Without the clothes of sanity I close the book before we sleep So you cannot finish your dreams When I’m gone who will have My paintings and my clothes? Those things that no one wanted That only I could have loved Who will have the words Who inherits this truth? Will I make you any money Or bring dust and grief? When I’m gone who will have my paintings and my clothes? Those things that no one wanted That only I could have loved When I’m gone who will have my paintings and my clothes? Those things that no one wanted That only I could have loved Will I make you any money Or just bring you dust and grief?

about

"A brilliant album" - Peter Maher (mastering engineer for U2, Rolling Stones, Pixies, Jack White)

"Varying subject matter cleverly bound within honest indie/pop/rock that is often radio friendly and always well executed and produced" - Louder Than War

"A thought provoking album...packed with soaring guitars that provide a satisfying contrast to the melancholic vocals. Defiant poetry allows for the listener to delve into the dark thoughts of the human mind." - Reyt Good Music Mag

"An LP imbued with a range of texturing that flows elegantly through the room captivating the listeners attention" - Emerging Indie Bands

"It is sure to please fans of his easily recognizable and emotional, indie rock style, all while showing off his growth as an artist" - Bucketlist Music

credits

released September 4, 2017

All music and lyrics written by James Parkinson

James Parkinson - Lead and backing vocals/ electric and acoustic guitars, ukulele/ keyboards/ piano/ bass guitar/ programming/ percussion

Mark Warburton - Drums
Howard Page - Bass guitar on tracks 2, 3 and 9
Greg Masora - Bass guitar on track 11
David Dhonau - Cello on track 7
Hazel Parkinson - Handclaps on track 4
Leo Parkinson - Intro vocal on track 6

Recorded between July and December 2016 in Rossendale and Bolton, Lancashire

Mixed and additional programming by John Meredith of ARMYOUREARS
Engineered and produced by James Parkinson
Drum engineering and production by Mark Warburton
Cello recording by David Dhonau
Mastered by Peter Maher

Front cover painting by James Parkinson
Cover graphics and editing by Lee Mears

Thank you to Ken Scott, John Meredith, Hazel Parkinson, Lee Mears, Ben Parkinson, Howard Page, Mark Warburton, John Baulcombe, David Dhonau, Greg Masora, James Buckley

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One Cure For Man is James Parkinson. An English rock artist, poet and illustrator combining intricate, heartbreaking guitars with rich vocals tinted with loss and introspective, thoughtful lyrics.

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