Photography by Sophie Spinelle - Shameless Photography

Pink White Blue Green

Released May 2009


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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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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2009 Dania Abu-Shaheen
All songs written by Dania Abu-Shaheen. Recorded and mixed by Roy Matthews, The Loft Studios, Bronxville, NY. Dania Abu-Shaheen: vocals and guitar, Zilpha Starnes: vocals and keboards, Matt Noble: Bass, Eric O'Connell: Drums. Album Art: Jerrick Haddad and Dawn Warfield.