Pink White Blue Green

Released May 2009

Track Listing

Romance The Throne
Half Hitch
Saturn Starter Home
Rocket Science
Teeth
Fit, Fit, Fit
Leave Sonny
Fleet
Fences, The Plea
Confetti
The Man In Blue
Precious Face And Familiar Bride
OK To Look Now

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Lyrics

Romance The Throne

Pack up fair girl and go home now / I’m seeing shapes but no sound / Calling me out from the shroud / A silent stage and no crowd / What you waiting for / You are right on time / Pack up and go home / What you lost back then / is for the taking now / Pack up and go home / Seed to fire / suddenly mine / Is what I know all changing / Oh, I inherit grey places? / Romance the throne  / (have I been) / Romance the throne / (have I been) / Blind to the sight of your god on the road / they take what they can if you know what I mean / Shame all the lies and the pain that you sold / break what you can if you know I mean / Pack up fair girl and go home now / I’m seeing shapes but no sound / I’m laying down my paper crown / no monarch here to play the clown / Seed to fire / suddenly mine / Is what I know all changing / Oh, I inherit grey places? / Romance the throne  / (have I been) / Romance the throne / (have I been) / Blind to the sight of your god on the road / they take what they can if you know what I mean / Shame all the lies and the pain that you sold / break what you can if you know I mean
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Half Hitch

Corner of my eye / its a sight i’ve been looking for / half hitch won’t suffice / Oh my world, oh it just will not hold / Oh oh oh I’ve been living right / Oh oh oh  I’ve been living right / I barter sleep for proof / I’m insured, what a gambling fool / wind me up to whirl / yellow top spinning black and blue / Oh oh oh I’ve been living right / Oh oh oh I’ve been living right / Slow down son, there’s a sunrise that you’re missing / She came down once, if you try they’ll be listening / Its gonna get you every time you look / If you know what I mean / Its gonna get you every time you look / don’t forgo what you need / City burning bright / I sweat just to keep up pace / Deplete my wealth of time /Interest’s up a rocket rate / Oh oh oh  I wanted more / Oh oh oh oh I wanted more / Fuel it up and ride / On the run we’re as thick as thieves / Come now sullen miles / Won’t you sell me what I need / Oh oh oh I’ve been living right / Oh oh oh I’ve been living right / Slow down son, there’s a sunrise that you’re missing / She came down once, if you try they’ll be listening / Its gonna get you every time you look / If you know what I mean / Its gonna get you every time you look / don’t forgo what you
need
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Saturn Starter Home

I’m not your ordinary girl / I’m not your princess fairytale / I’m just an ornary curl / In your flat iron straight world / This ain’t your mama’s sundress / It ain’t your papa’s tool belt / It’s just a low rent sleeper cell / Microwave dinner bell / And I know fire and I know hell / And Yeah I’ve been there before / I may lie its just as well / There’s no difference anymore / So stroll me down the neighborhood / We can pretend you know what’s good / and maybe I can interject / to stroke your probing intellect / I’ll let you fix my flat tire / I’ll let you stoke my little fire / I got a box matches / And I don’t care what catches / I’ll wear white and you’ll wear blue / And Yeah we’ll go it alone / I’ll sell my lies if you will too / For a Saturn starter home / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / I’ll fix you beer and casserole / we can forget the water globe / trade in brooding grey nights / don’t sixty moons sound nice? / I’ll take drugs and you’ll give hugs / Nickname it something cute / if we run clean out of luck / A lie will always do / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded / Oh don’t you leave me stranded
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Rocket Science

Icon at the window, flowers that you dried / Two years and counting, never ask me why / So lay down beside me, damn the city lights / moon faced beauty, fierce and standing by / Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Baby prince I told you, I can’t swim with you no more / It don’t make much sense now, Laughing at the shore / So leave me empty handed, diagnose it all / Though measured and intended, its still the same old wall / And Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Stop right here / Try and see / Its not Rocket Science / Oh I’m tired is all / Oh I’m tired is all / Strange pair they tell me, the battle’s sure to be / Explosive at best, at worst aimed at me / Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Mary called to tell me / Everything has changed / Stop right here / Try and see / Its not / Rocket Science / Oh I’m mad for you / Oh I’m mad for you / Stop right here / Try and see / Its not / Rocket Science / Oh I’m tired is all / Oh I’m tired is all / Icon at the window / Flowers that you dry / Two years and counting / Never asked me why
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Teeth

Send her home / She don’t know where she is going / Send her home / She’s scared of oh not knowin / Don’t you know she never was the girl / To take it all in stride? / How am I supposed to tell the girl / Let go and just ride? / Here alone / I’m drowning in her face / Painted doll / bear teeth in fits of rage / Bone white gate hold back / A tongue sharp as cythe / Was no telling how she would react / We laughed away the nights / Teeth, Teeth / Teeth, Teeth / Send her home / I don’t know where she is going / Send her now / I’m scared of oh not knowing / Don’t you know its been the kind of world / Where I could use a friend? / I’ve made peace with you on this before / But now I will not bend / Teeth, Teeth / Teeth, Teeth / Send her home / Send her home / Send her home / Send her home
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Fit, Fit, Fit

fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / Oh Mother it never was right or easy why / Revolver, resolver, resounding hunter, I / was clever took shelter under the belt of time / Oh oh oh / Oak top well don’t scare me now / I’ll change myself and down rappel / Jaws hang down soon they’ll tell / if hunger wins, she broke the swell / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / Oh mother, I wanted much more than what I found / Exploited, deployed on one man’s battle ground / oh captain oh captor defacto prince I bow / Oh oh oh / Oak top well don’t scare me now / I’ll change myself and down rappel / Jaws hang down soon they’ll tell / if hunger wins, she broke the swell / Ah ah ah / Ah ah ah / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / Oh father, good charmer, cast iron sleeping dove / implore me, deplore me, restore me if you love / this senseless, mock-princess, wife of the king of doubt / Oh oh oh / Oak top well don’t scare me now / I’ll change myself and down rappel / Jaws hang down soon they’ll tell / if hunger wins, she broke the swell / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit / fit, fit, fit
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Leave Sonny

all changed, all changed, all changed / Remember summer, how we laughed at the desert sun / Remember seeing, perspective never asked me why / Remember swimming, how we made that river blush / Remember visions, I froze them in a perfect hush / but it all changed / all changed all changed / Seeing you that way must have cost me everything / The sun on your face was a photograph I was meant to take / Now I know, I’m blind behind the bedroom door / Now I know, I’m blind behind the bedroom door / if I’m tempted by the sounds of truth or just the stubborn need to know / I just won’t look!
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Fleet

the feeling comes to me now and then / with the urgency of a hunger pang – you know / I try my best just to drift along / the undercurrent never steered me wrong – I know / swimming upstream is all I do / what does it mean? / I’m tired and I’m dreaming of that shore / for you and me / help me now, I could really use / the compass that I know you can be / I would not ask for too much more / Than a steady hand and a glimpse of who you were / wading through the shallows never got / me too far / I’m tired and I’m dreaming of that shore / where you are / why won’t you change for me? / why won’t you change for me? / what can I arrange to make you see? / you left me out at sea / I just don’t see how they underplay / the loss you carry with you everyday – I know / If words are ships, I have launched a fleet / to bring you back, what a grand defeat – I know / swimming upstream is all I do / what does it mean? / I’m tired and I’m dreaming of that shore / for you and me / why won’t you change for me? / why won’t you change for me? / what can I arrange to make you see? / you left me out at sea
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Fences, The Plea

dark side of Melbourne, moonbeams shining / baby’s gone again / pain all around me, I’m feeling nothing / baby’s gone again / finest eyes I’ve ever seen, and a smile to make you beg / she told me all about her dreams and I though I could mend / the hurt in everything she found / but In circles I go round and round / she needed space, she pulled away, like water from the shore / the drift you know, was never far, she’d come back home for more / the kiss was the plea for me to hold / but my arms they fail me you know / dark side of Melbourne, moonbeams shining / baby’s gone again / pain all around me, I’m feeling nothing / baby’s gone again / tell me now / what have I got to show? / tell me how/ to feel free in space so close / there’s nothing left but days for me here on the field / seasons come and then they go, and the sun never yields / there’s fences all around this town I know / I become what you needed to forgo / dark side of Melbourne, moonbeams shining / baby’s gone again / pain all around me, I’m feeling nothing / baby’s gone again
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Confetti

climbs and chains calling / twist me and turn me right / on my heavy head / too much time in my own woodshed / look down, I can still see steady / ground, what a tiny speck / the cracks never slow me down / but with all this spinning / round I think I’m / surely bound to / lose my grip and / scatter on you / confetti me I’m / pink white blue green / sweep up quickly / sweep up quickly / never all clear / i’m never all clear / i’m never all clear / steel giant hurl me out of / my silent little cage / and I scream like a siren warns / it’s my time to evacuate / I’ve tried but I just can’t tell you / I feel like a subway mime / climbing ropes that nobody sees / getting laughs just to pity / me. I think I’m / surely bound to / lose my grip and / scatter on you / confetti me I’m / pink white blue green / sweep up quickly / sweep up quickly / never all clear / i’m never all clear / i’m never all clear / climbs and chains calling..
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The Man In Blue

I remember it was clear mud / a morning like any other I’d say / I made my way to the sure old bus / the man in blue never turn to say / if you’re looking for life man, move on out / it’s over and done before you make sound / I’ve seen them one by one go down / splendid sight if you’re wearing the crown / if you’re asking me what its all about / a pair of running shoes ain’t the will to shout / back on the street I remember the joke / you told to me in a cloud of smoke / senseless words and the stubborn hope / of the broken place I once called home / I dare to laugh out there all alone / inviting the eyes of the stone cold drone / silence raging against the tone / of the man who was sure he won’t take any more / if you’re looking for life man, move on out / it’s over and done before you make sound / I’ve seen them one by one go down / splendid sight if you’re wearing the crown / if you’re asking me what its all about / a pair of running shoes ain’t the will to shout / clock right out and head back home / I’m standing there by the old lamp post / the fire I saw rolling down the road / the man in blue never gave such a show / if you’re looking for life man, move on out / it’s over and done before you make sound / I’ve seen them one by one go down / splendid sight if you’re wearing the crown / if you’re asking me what its all about / a pair of running shoes ain’t the will to shout
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Precious Face And Familiar Bride

wedding gown and a blue sports car / I’ll make my way to the top again / past the ruins and miracle streets / don’t I know the place / faint of heart I need you now / to let me down the white staircase / the arches there before my eyes / don’t I know the place / does it make a difference / would you try / does it make a difference / would you try / I don’t have any answers / so I shift gear and go faster / it was so easy to misinterpret the signs / the story book never mentioned the shame or the knife / it was so easy to misinterpret the signs / The story book never mentioned the shame or the knife / I don’t have any answers / so I shift gear and go faster / I’ll wind my way to the top and hide / inside knots of your mulberry lies / the face I see in the rear view eye / oh the slight oh the change / precious face I recall you now / contempt of me familiar bride / all paid up; what a dowry brings / oh I gave you life / come on make me different / would you try / come on make me different / would you try / I don’t have any answers / so I shift gear and go faster / it was so easy to misinterpret the signs / the story book never mentioned the shame or the knife / it was so easy to misinterpret the signs / the story book never mentioned the shame or the knife / I don’t have any answers / so I shift gear and go faster / wedding gown and a blue sports car / I’ll make my way to the top again…
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OK To Look Now

OK to look now / man, I’m supposed to be your only friend / hurling round every unknown bend / you and me and the tiger pen / so why is it I’m feeling all alone /up and down it don’t make no sense / you, the crown or the picket fence / emperor you’re gonna feel that cold / how could you throw me out like an out of fashion coat / it’s OK look now, I’ve been here for a long time / it’s a long way to fall down, don’t matter if you hold tight / man, these scenes really freak me out / it’s one too many pale princess clowns / carnival of tattered gowns / the siren sounds and Bride marches down / don’t sniff too much of that fairy dust / or hold out stubborn for the magic touch / when the lights go down and you don’t have much / I’ll be me right there in the perfect dead end town / it’s OK look now, we’ve been here for a long time / it’s a long way to fall down, don’t matter if you hold tight / OK to look now…
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Album Credits

© 2009 Dania Abu-Shaheen (ASCAP). All songs written by Dania Abu-Shaheen. Recorded and mixed by Roy Matthews, The Loft Studios, Bronxville, NY. Album Art: Jerrick Haddad and Dawn Warfield.

Dania Abu-Shaheen: vocals and guitar, Zilpha Starnes: vocals and keboards, Matt Noble: Bass, Eric O’Connell: Drums.