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Crystal

by Color Theory

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Crystal 04:25
What’s precious inside me Won’t let itself be known To come out of hiding Is to end up alone No I won’t break down in front of you Oh of all the stupid things to do I won’t let you in I won’t cross the line I’ve been burnt too many times I want to believe Want to be alive Look into my crystal eyes Where a shout of joy Is waiting to be born Is waiting to be born You slice me right open A dazzling crystal blade So thin I can’t feel it So fast I can’t evade And you cut right to the heart of it And it only hurt a little bit
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What’s precious inside me Won’t let itself be known To come out of hiding Is to end up alone No I won’t break down in front of you Oh of all the stupid things to do I won’t let you in I won’t cross the line I’ve been burnt too many times I want to believe Want to be alive Look into my crystal eyes Where a shout of joy Is waiting to be born Is waiting to be born You slice me right open A dazzling crystal blade So thin I can’t feel it So fast I can’t evade And you cut right to the heart of it And it only hurt a little bit
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What’s precious inside me Won’t let itself be known To come out of hiding Is to end up alone No I won’t break down in front of you Oh of all the stupid things to do I won’t let you in I won’t cross the line I’ve been burnt too many times I want to believe Want to be alive Look into my crystal eyes Where a shout of joy Is waiting to be born Is waiting to be born You slice me right open A dazzling crystal blade So thin I can’t feel it So fast I can’t evade And you cut right to the heart of it And it only hurt a little bit
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What’s precious inside me Won’t let itself be known To come out of hiding Is to end up alone No I won’t break down in front of you Oh of all the stupid things to do I won’t let you in I won’t cross the line I’ve been burnt too many times I want to believe Want to be alive Look into my crystal eyes Where a shout of joy Is waiting to be born Is waiting to be born You slice me right open A dazzling crystal blade So thin I can’t feel it So fast I can’t evade And you cut right to the heart of it And it only hurt a little bit
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What’s precious inside me Won’t let itself be known To come out of hiding Is to end up alone No I won’t break down in front of you Oh of all the stupid things to do I won’t let you in I won’t cross the line I’ve been burnt too many times I want to believe Want to be alive Look into my crystal eyes Where a shout of joy Is waiting to be born Is waiting to be born You slice me right open A dazzling crystal blade So thin I can’t feel it So fast I can’t evade And you cut right to the heart of it And it only hurt a little bit
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No one said it would be this easy Winning me over by degrees She sings happy songs in minor keys And it makes me feel blissfully sad Give me all you got I can’t get enough I can’t get enough of Love in hard times Obvious rhymes Simple truths convincingly said Don’t get worked up Take a shortcut jitterbug Put one foot ahead It’s a cakewalk When life is a one-sided contest Every day brings another conquest Fear the worst and hope for the best But no future is truthfully bad
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The fear of falling And the promise not to fail Pulling my worlds apart Hand on my heart Light the match And leave me for dead And everybody said Isn’t she nice? Sugar and spice Just let me go I'm stretched to the limit And bones are bound to break Is that what you want? A fight to the finish Will it satisfy the ache? I watch it happen I incriminate myself Flexible as a lie Reach for the sky Twisted arms And sadistic whims Dislocated limbs Picking a fight On a Saturday night What if I told you That it wasn’t meant to be? What if I told you I won’t be here for the ever after?

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Have you ever known someone who can reliably coax you out of your hiding place?

Who's presence effortlessly compels you to lower your guard?

Who pierces straight through your insecurities to reveal your best self?

“Crystal” is an uncharacteristically optimistic song about just that sort of person.

In what's fast becoming a tradition, the album download includes an exclusive 14-page digital booklet with lyrics and liner notes.

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released June 3, 2022

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

Written, performed, and produced by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2022

Mastered by Resonance Mastering www.resonancemastering.com

Special thanks to patrons Jonathan Albin, Ernesto Peralta, James Bloom, Amy BuGoudi, Tom Martine, Neil Barnes, Mike Ellison, Bato, Jeroen Visser, Travis Murdock, Rae Backas, Page One Project, Jesse Rock, April Cuffley, TheLeftExit, Burt Empson, Quietlaughter, and John Mondick

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