Color By Numbers

by Ashley Lennon Thomas

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released January 28, 2014

John Daren Thomas- Percussion, acoustic guitar, background vocals
John 'JT' Thomas- bass, all keyboards, electric guitar
Paulie Cerra- Saxophone
Paris Patt- bass, electric guitar
Johnny Moezzi- electric & acoustic guitar
Byl Carruthers- electric guitar
Morgan Klein- electric guitar
David Chamberlain- bass
Cecily Gardner- background vocals

Songs written by Ashley Lennon Thomas
Produced by John Daren Thomas
Mastered by Larry Goetz at The Lair

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Track Name: Surprise! Surprise!
I was walking, dreaming of a foreign place
How the languages would roll right off my tongue

All the mystery and romance that would have to wait
All the choices I neglect in light of ones
Ive already made, already done

Then I turn the corner, turn the corner
Turn the corner to find

Surprise! Surprise!


I was dreaming yesterday so long ago
All the sketches and the outlines of my plans

And the things I thought I knew I’d want seem smaller now
As the premise of just who I think I am
Grows like the weeds sown in the sand


And I turn the corner, turn the corner
Turn the corner to find

Surprise! Surprise!
Track Name: 10,000 Hours
Ten thousand hours, is where I should be
The truth in the minutes terrifies me

Ten thousand hours is what I must do
But all in a heartbeat, I’d spend them with you

And oh! On a clear day I can see forever right where I lay

Ten thousand hours fragments of time
All of them fleeting, all of them mine

Hands go around big one and small
And watching them turning, I can’t think at all

But oh! On a clear day, I can see forever right where I lay

Ten thousand hours is what I must do
But all in a heartbeat, I’d spend them with you
Track Name: Fairytale Days
These are the days we talked about
The days that come on with a bang and go without

Yes these are the days we could not forsee
The chase and the dance and the endless juggling

And it is not pretty all the dishes in the sink
And I know Im not still twenty-three
And you know it’s hard but still it’s harder than you think
When there’s barely time enough to breathe

Yes these are the days of the fairy tale
Complete with the ache in the belly of the whale

I’m climbing the vine of the magic seed
I’m wandering a thicket in a life of make believe

And they never tell you that the work will never end
Or how its effortless to lose your friends

And when each day goes silent I can no longer pretend
And the dragon slaying can commence

This is the man all tattered and torn
Kissing the maiden all forlorn
Milking the cow with the crumpled horn
In the house that Jack built
Track Name: Down
How do we define
Whats yours, whats mine
After all this time
Where do we draw the line

And where do we begin
To place the blame
Deal with all this pain
And start to rearrange

I know now you cant fit in my mold
And that routine is getting old
And all the lines weve drawn are far from over

Cause you are in this emptiness
Time will heal these wounds I guess
But that wont help me now from going

DOWN

Now that you are free
You can replace me
It comes so easily
When you just want somebody

Never made a home inside these bare walls
No family photographs
Just one less thing to pack


I know now that youre not what I need
And theres no glory when I bleed
And all this time I hoped that you would notice


The sacrifices I have made,
How Id give and how you’d take
But that wont help me now from going

DOWN,

I know now that time wont wait for us
And darling, I have had enough
Wondering if all my time was wasted
If you cant give me what I seek
By honoring this misery
……….I am going!

How do we define
Whats yours, whats mine
Track Name: Rock In Da Woodz
I’m a rock in the woods
I’m a fish in the sea
I’m a system of nerve endings
Longing to be free
I’ve been around the sun
Still floating
Tethered to the notion
Of flesh and breath and chrome
Temporary homes
glass and grass and stone
Tethered to these bones
Nobody Around
My body and me
Reeling from a crash landing
One two three
I’m filling up space
I’m biding my time
Looking for distractions wherever I can find
Searching all the time
Ways to fill my mind
Momentary highs
Let’s walk in the woods
Lets climb in the trees
Let’s tumble in the ocean
Let’s bumble with the bees
Crumble with the leaves
Let our fears release
In all the mysteries
Track Name: Candyman
They call me the candyman
Cause my words are sweeter than wine
Fresh right off of the vine
She’ll never know they are mine
I’ll get you that sugarplum
Lay her right in the palm of your hand
Make her think you’re a better man
Send her sailing to candyland
But don’t come crying to me
When she finds out you’re a bitter seed
I’m just the candyman
Send a hit straight through to the bone
Like sap coming out of a stone
You’ll never go it alone
Just call me up anytime
And I’ll whip up a sugar delight
Sail you into the night
In a sea of shimmering light
But don’t come crying to me
When she finds out you’re a bitter seed
I’m just the candyman
Send a hit straight through to the bone
Like sap coming out of a stone
You’ll never go it alone
Don’t go it alone
Track Name: When I'm Witchu
When I’m with you, I feel caught up and tired, I feel old
When I’m with you, I feel caught up and tired, I feel whole
Ten thousand ways I hear you calling out to me
All I can think about is Watching you leave
When I’m with you, I feel caught up and tired, I feel old
When I’m with you, I feel caught up and tired, I feel whole
All of my days, I know you’re coming back to me
All I can think about is Watching you leave
Track Name: Open Letter
I got your letter back
The address wasn’t good anymore
I’ve been thinking about you
And what you’d say about it all
I hope you’re doing well In Brooklyn
With that sad sad boy
You know he’s no good for you
But he’ll never break your heart
And I just want to say life is sweeter than you know
And I hope you’ll find a way to be more than your ghosts
I have two lovely kids
You never would believe
We live in a really nice place
But still I want to leave
Your voice resides in me
All this foolishness around
I’d like to laugh about things
And hear who you’re listening to now
And I just want to say
There is nothing but love
And I know its just your way to avoid it
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