Color Me

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By the time I was two and could control my hands
My mother she gave me a box full of crayons
I stared at the pages of faces so bland
The outlines of mannequin life

I reached in and grabbed the first few I could find
I remember she told me, stay inside the lines
I drew the sky gold and the stars red as wine
They spilled out onto the blank clouds

Now I am grown in both years and height
I have drank in the darkness, soaked in the light
I've held to that string when the wind shook the kite
For those who see me, in just black and white

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine

You're constantly busy always hurry up
You've gotta make it on time or your world will erupt
So you fly down the highway lead foot on the gas
Ignoring the beauty you so often pass

You've got plans in your head, things you will do
But this 9-5 life's got the better of you
Each side of your head holds a barricade
Full of resentment and red is the shade

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine

Always moving forwards ferociously fast
But this is not a race you only finish last
When you ignore the song played by your heart's band
Time to dust off the rust on that box full of crayons

Color me sunshine
Color me alright
Color me anyway that you would like
Color me kindly
Color me gently
Color me straight out of black and white
Color me sunshine

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from Closer to Home, released November 26, 2015

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Closer to Home Newton, New Jersey

Closer to Home is the contemporary folk duo of singer-songwriters Mike Herz & Emily Barnes based out of northwest, New Jersey. These two artists combine heartfelt harmonies, penetrating songwriting and a natural artistic chemistry that makes for a captivating live show. The union of Herz’s rich vocals with Barnes’mesmering voice creates an inimitable sound and style that is turning heads. . ... more

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