Mages

by Color Theory

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Mages 04:25
A glowing staff and armor fashioned out of cloth Manipulating space and time with words and thoughts The marriage of knowledge and wisdom Arcane royalty queen of the kingdom Swear my loyalty this incantation Is a dedication to you Mages, mages Guiding light of the ages Make me real Tragic, tragic They don’t believe in your magic Make me real Some will dismiss you as a youthful fantasy I felt the same until you showed yourself to me A door to another world opened With my faith in reality broken From the ramparts I fell to the ocean In slow motion I drown in you Mages, mages Turning history’s pages Make me real Tragic, tragic I believe in your magic Make me real.
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We're private in public As everyone stares down at their tech It's hard not to notice The neon cord dangling from my neck But somehow this less than subtle clue Appears to have no effect on you Don't want to talk right now Can't you see I've got my headphones on? I'm pointing at my ear What was that? No I can't... I'd rather not hear you If I'm being honest Don't want to talk right now Can't you see I've got my headphones on? I'm not antisocial But usually I'd rather be alone So if you're looking for conversation Then maybe it's time to buy a phone So what if the music isn't on? I'm sending a signal Move along Like I said before I...
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There was a time in history Your next meal was a mystery If you were lucky you might catch a fish But we have Amazon now No need for brains or brawn now Your wish list to your door in just one click Pointless productivity I sit behind a screen My fingers span the inches In a blaze of inactivity Captivity For hours every day I dare to call it work Relentless innovation Requires concentration To thrive in this knowledge economy My digital creations Have no physical manifestation I deal in intellectual property Our avatars In silhouette Addicted to The internet We type and type But never sweat Our bellies stuffed Perpetually Defining sloth And gluttony We die too soon But live like kings For now let's just enjoy it No reason to avoid it Who needs an extra gear to coast downhill? Succumb, my couch potato Adopt my humble credo And watch the world revolve while we sit still Pointless productivity I sit behind a screen My fingers span the inches In a blaze of inactivity Creativity I exercise my mind And laugh to call it work.

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I grew up a nerd: a computer nerd, a comics nerd, and a Dungeons & Dragons nerd. “Mages” capitalizes on the latter, wishing into existence the sorceress of my dreams.

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released January 8, 2021

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

All songs written, performed, and produced
by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2021 except:

Tracks 3 & 4 produced by Matt Mancid www.mattmancid.com

Cover art by Sam Todhunter www.samtodhunterart.com
Mastered by Resonance Mastering www.resonancemastering.com

Special thanks to patrons Jeroen Visser, Gordon Davis, Bill Benson, Amy BuGoudi, Burt Empson, James Bloom, John Mondick, Neil Barnes, Page One Project, Quietlaughter, Rachael Backas, Tom Martine, and Travis Murdock.

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