The Outset

by Color Theory

The Outset 04:32
Twisting in nature's beauty You glide along so smoothly When your blades are sharp I watched you figure skating But soon got tired of waiting In the cold and dark So I sent you straight to voicemail When you called me on the phone Another fifteen-minute message There are things I wish I'd known At the outset I’ve got my share of baggage Sometimes it's hard to manage But I’m getting by You were the perfect bandage A lifetime’s wisdom packaged In a stable mind But apply the slightest pressure And the cracks begin to show You take delight in self-deception There are things I wish I'd known At the outset I believe that people can change But there are some traits set in stone We are all victim to our habits There are things I wish I'd known At the outset.


There are things I wish I'd known. 🔪


released April 16, 2021

Color Theory is Brian Hazard

Written, performed, and produced by Brian Hazard (ASCAP) © 2021

Cover art by Sam Todhunter
Mastered by Resonance Mastering

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


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