Dark Pop

by The Color Guard

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released October 28, 2019

Lalena Fisher - Vocals and guitar
Jeanne Gilliland - Bass and vocals
Josh Zisman - Guitar and vocals
Caryn Havlik - Drums and vocals
Jake Alrich - Drums and vocals on tracks 1 and 8
Norie Manigault - Drums and vocals on tracks 4 and 6

Recorded by Louie Lino at Resonate, NYC.

Package design by Lalena Fisher; cover photo by Nina Kyle.

Released by Suziblade Music.

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Track Name: Transatlantic Void
She waits for him to say it
He waits for her to come around
She wishes he would press her
He feels it pointless to make a sound

Standing on the edge...of a transatlantic void
Standing on the edge...of a trann mass of tangled lines
Standing on the edge...of a transatlantic void

They wish that time could go backward
Redraw the map that got them there
Each still insists that they love the other
But with this gap they’re getting nowhere

Standing on the edge...of a transatlantic void
Calling long-distance...through a mass of tangled lines (same)
Standing on the edge...of a transatlantic void
Trying not to fall...into a region less defined
Track Name: Your Kiss is My Command
You, sir, captured me, lured me then captured me
True, sir, you tortured me, teased me then tortured me
Now you hold the key, you only can open me
One man do I see, but through your touch I’m strangely free
Your kiss is my command...
You took power over me, a power you must use responsibly
I’m your lady, I give myself to you quite willingly

Your kiss is my command, your lips my master
Your kiss is my command, but I’m running out of breath
Your kiss is my command, I am yours, take me faster
Your kiss is my command....

So shrill, the melody, like a serpent you charm me
I will follow your lead, I fall into your rhythm naturally
You still beckon me away, from worries of the day you beckon me
My thrill, the little games we play, pretending to obey so helplessly

Your kiss is my command, your lips my master
Your kiss is my command, but I’m running out of breath
Your kiss is my command, I am yours, take me faster
Your kiss is my command....
Track Name: In a Hurricane
In every ray of sun there’s you....
in any kind of weather, in any weather
You part the sheets of rain
You bring me rays of sun
In the sky every cloud is lined by you...
In the sky every cloud is lined by you!

In a hurricane
Storm of wind and rain
In a hurricane
Storm of wind and rain
...you are the eye

Thunder cracks drowned out by the whisper of you...
in any kind of weather, in any weather
Lightning flashes reveal the face of you....
You part the sheets of rain
You bring me rays of sun
In the dark my way is lit by you...
In the dark my way is lit by you!
Track Name: Man of War
Purple bubble, crescent filled with air
Riding easy, waves transport you there
Capping water so that you can breathe
While beneath, tails of poison seethe

Immoble floating violet balloon
Accidental violence presumed
Seeming passive, do you mean to maim?
Dragged behind, your venom stings the same

Spineless, perverted
You can’t help it, can you?
Invertebrate, deserted
You can’t help it, can you?
Man of war
Man of war

Spineless, perverted
You can’t help it, can you?
Invertebrate, deserted
You can’t help it, can you?
Man of war
Track Name: The Moral
Oh... it’s here again
All the way from right behind
Near...but ever mute
Stalks and measures love and defines sin

Go...ing page by page
The clues just aren’t adding up
Eyes may not see it all
And the shadow refuses to engage

The moral takes its cloak off at the end
The moral takes its cloak off at the end

Ah...this cloudy day
Heaven hidden high above
Have...you seen the one
The one who knows but never will say

Now...left all alone
Every step as judgement wills
Only time will tell
What is liquid, what is set in stone

The moral takes its cloak off at the end
The moral takes its cloak off at the end

Disciples at the door
Self-proclaimed
So easy
So tame

The moral takes its cloak off at the end
The moral takes its cloak off at the end
We’re on our own....until then
The moral takes its cloak off at the end.
Track Name: Unfinished Business
You had me fooled
Dressed in your costume of cool.
Propped up your ego with a uniform you made:
Your great construction.
Oh self-professed loser
Firewater-cum-friend-abuser
Protected by layers of leather and chrome
It was all for the mirror
But you let me in
We swapped our thoughts from within,
We went back and forth, trusting and defending,
Never quite giving in

(CHORUS:)
Well we made war, and it wasn’t good
Oh-whoa-oh-whoa-oh.
We made war, and it wasn’t good
We’ve got unfinished business.

I took you for a rebel
An advocate of the devil
It’s what you saw in me—what you wanted to be
So you hyou had to bend me.
It did no good
You never quite understood
I didn’t want to fit in a prefabricated mold
Just to please you
When I moved away
You tried to get me to stay.
But you stopped with that, wouldn’t give me a reason
Then didn’t say goodbye

CHORUS

One day we may intersect
Could we — We’ve got unfinished business

One day we may intersect
Could we wrap it up then?
This may forever be
Just one of life’s loose ends.

Out of the blue
You called to connect us anew
I wouldn’t play your game, but then gave in later
Your turn to refuse.
Track Name: Damn You, Hope!
Nighttime covers your head
Still you can’t close your eyes
You want to sink into a peaceful sleep
The night feels like forever
The day is a massive leap
But a hand reaches in
It pulls you into the darkness
A dare you can’t refuse
An unknown prize
You’ve got nothing to lose
But sleep

Damn you hope
Damn you sanity
Damn you hope
Giving up would be so easy

Your will has taken on a life of its own
Marching through the streets with you on its back
One inch of visibility
Carried on through the crowd
A human sea
Of hope

Damn you hope
Damn you sanity
Damn you hope
Giving up would be so easy
Track Name: The Woman Behind the Woman (Oh! Mary Magdalene)
Mary Magdalene
Just look at what you've done
You've left me here, you've gone away
Just to care for some holy one

Oh Maggie love of mine
It's just so hard to believe
After four long years together
You'd cause my heart to grieve

Oh forgive me love
For I find I wish him dead!
Though I know he's come to heal the world
He's wounded me instead!

I am the woman behind the woman
The woman behind the woman behind the man

Jesus Christ, my love
Why must you speak his name?
You and I built a life together
Long before he came

You used to sell yourself to men
I don't know which is worse to see
Now it seems as though you've sold your soul
And you give your body to him for free!

I am the woman behind the woman
The woman behind the woman behind the man

Mary Magdalene
History will give you a home
But I will be long forgotten
Not a footnote in the tome!

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