These Are The Days

by Colorway

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1.
These Are The Days These are the days They might be the best that I’ve seen These are the ways I hope that I will always be But time doesn’t care Time doesn’t care Much for me I’ve made many beds Just to find myself wrapped in the sheets I’ve lost many friends Some days take much more than they need But time doesn’t care Time doesn’t care Much for me I look far ahead And fill in my calendar days So many plans To ride on the tracks that I laid But time doesn’t care No, time doesn’t care Much for me
2.
Love Is All Around You Love is all around you Love is all around you Love is all around  Everywhere you go See it in a new face Feel it in a strange place Love is all around Deeper than you could know Maybe it changed the room So only you could notice Was it a different color Yesterday  Maybe it took the place Of something you were holding Onto Hands are free  Submit to the embrace Love is all around you Love is all around you Love is all around  Everywhere you go Hear it in a haiku Or see it in a tattoo Love is everywhere Deeper than you know Maybe it came in late And woke up all the neighbors Locked all the doors And threw the keys away Maybe it wore a path That led into a garden Planted years ago For only you to have Love is all around you Love is all around you Love is all around  Deeper than you know Seated in the front row Or hiding in the shadows Love is everywhere Believe me ‘cause I know Love is all around you Love is all around you Love is all around  I see it every day Love is all around you Like a watch it wound you Look at how it found  A needle in the hay Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
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Always Been Summer It feels like it’s always been summer And the leaves never fell from the trees The time of the year doesn’t matter When she’s in the scene It feels like it’s always been summer To me I used to think that if I moved again Walked away from the life that I made I’d finally be content I don’t need much And some would say I had it coming to me Meet my match on the longest of nights Ready to see the light I don’t need much I don’t need much I don’t need much When it feels like it’s always been summer And the leaves never fell from the trees Somehow I know all the mountains of snow were a dream The time of the year doesn’t matter It could be autumn, winter or spring When she’s near it’s always like summer To me And it’s all right (all right) It’s all right (all right) It’s all right It’s all right It’s alllll right Solo This isn’t heaven Or a perfect escape Just a chapter I want to re-read Over and over again Cause I don’t need much Well please stop me if I said it before There’s is magic up all of our sleeves Open your arms and see You don’t need much And I don’t need much I don’t need much When it feels like it’s always been summer And the leaves never fell from the trees I finally know all the mountains of snow Were a dream The time of the year doesn’t matter It could be autumn, winter or spring When she’s near it’s always like summer To me It feels like it’s always been summer when she’s near it’s always like summer It feels like it’s always been summer when she’s near it’s always like summer It feels like it’s always been feels like it’s always been feels like it’s always been summer to me . . . It feels like it’s always been summer Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
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Keys To The Kingdom There was a house of mirrors here I remember from my younger years When I accepted mostly everything I was among the shadows dancing from the light behind the fancy shades of Paper velvet lace and macrame If you listen you can almost hear them sing Teddy tied a rope on time itself And he wondered why he swore he felt A pull upon his shoulder every day It was the tug of time’s reaction From his midlife call to action In a game that only gets old in the end And these were the keys to the kingdom This is the place he always wanted to be Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees Keys to the kingdom He was smarter than he wished he was Like a bee who when he heard his buzz Assumed it strong enough to please the queen But there was no part of the story And he knew the words by heart Where he avoided her intoxicating sting But he had the keys to the kingdom This was the place he always wanted to be Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees Keys to the kingdom Nobody feels the pain like You feel it here and now But just like all the others This day is gonna end Just try to understand Everyone’s trying to find their way through the forest Before darkness falls The queen was on her way one rainy day Left without a smile It’s hard to see the wisdom pouring down like gold But like the glass reflects our story And as the silver shines it’s light Teddy found a way to crown himself the king If you listen you can almost hear him sing But he had the keys to the kingdom This was the place he always wanted to be Crawling across the floor with broken glass in his knees Keys to the kingdom Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
5.
05:51
Save Me How can I live In the moment When I know you won't be there  And I pass the future we planned Every day  I'm so mindful of the space Between these last few busy days They slip away Slip away Slip away Will the  glitter Be forever Chasing down my heavy eyes Such a sunny sided needy speck in time All those paint drops On the baseboard Bring me back to better days Then they slip away Slip away Slip away Well you know How they go  so very slow sometimes  Save me  Save me I'm barely breathing And I can't believe it  I walk through my door And I pull it closed behind I just can't bear to lock it In case you change your mind I see your car On the highway Well I'm never quite prepared And it gets me lost  on these familiar roads Evidently I'm surrounded By the things I once held near And they slip away  Slip away  Well you know How they go so very slow sometimes Chorus Mind over matter, they say  I just can't imagine this away I wake up with melodies Composed in a major key What kind of a world could they be from Not this one I renew your  magazines dear Seasons greetings summer trends But the coupons have a mind all of their own I draw hearts with my ring finger On the foggy shower door Then I slip away Slip away Slip away Do you know How I go So very slow sometimes Save me  Save me I’ll let society Say what they want of me I walk through my door And I pull it closed behind I just can't bear to lock it In case you change your mind In case you change your mind Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
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Want To Be Everywhere How long have I been Watching the screen Waiting for someone To reach out to me Could there be a bigger problem I can’t see I am part of this elegant hive Fools argue it helps keep me alive But where could they cast their shade on me How would the common people rise Well I want to be everywhere And I want to see everything All the time Cause I’m already popular And I’m already powerful In my mind From my tower window All is fine Sleep is where I plan My journey home One more chance to feel like I am alone But I only push the door so far I only see that flash of light From my tower window All is fine Well I want to be everywhere And I want to see everything All the time Cause I’m already popular And I’m already powerful In my mind From my tower window All is fine Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
7.
Eyes Like Fire Welcome to my everyday Much like the vapors that float away I’m not really here To stay Hung out and hooked on the line The hill was to rocky The tread too fine As the markers fade To a final trail It’s the gravity we pay Wound up and let loose I’m riding off the rails Eyes like fire No one can stop all This wind in my sail Eyes like fire Are my two feet on the ground Deaf, dumb and blind to the love around As the floor gives way I should know by now It’s the gravity we pay Wound up and let loose I’m riding off the rails Eyes like fire No one can stop all This wind in my sail Eyes like fire Shadows escape I reach for the light Eyes like fire Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
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03:40
Give It Away I guess I shouldn’t be so surprised At the way this is all unfolding But I’m finally fine with the Weight of the book in my hands It’s a lot to take in I know Like a stray at the door in the morning One way or another I’m callin’ this house my home I looked over my shoulder and saw you I looked over and then you were gone I should take the advice that you gave me I got it written here on my arm It’s so easy to cast a net In the sea of my disillusion I could dance on the water And live off the salt in the air I guess it’s really gonna be okay Or at least that’s what they keep on saying I’m just happy that the voices on each side of my brain can agree I looked over my shoulder and saw you I looked over and then you were gone I should take the advice that you gave me I’m gonna tattoo it on my arm You got to give it away If you want to ever see it back someday Just give it away If you want to ever see it back someday Every fire was a single flame Every tangle was a single fiber You know these are the days That’ll weave our victory flag You got to give it away If you want to ever see it back someday Just give it away If you want to ever see it back someday Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved
9.
07:20
Golden Age I can't read the news anymore Every time I open my door And see the print below  say it isn't so no no Could I make it through just one day Free from lies, confusion and hate The life I used to know Connected by love understanding and hope I believe in a golden age With pure fascination and faith that each day Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real But you and I know the score We sign our name on the line each time we walk out the door   So I feel I can speak for everyone gathered here today Please stop the pain Theres only so much I can take Whoever might be listening I'll say it again and again and again Please stop the pain I'm telling you My heart can only break In so many pieces But that’s where we are once again I know I never asked to be here But I learned to adapt through the years I am but natures guest Just like the rest  Oh hold me, mother dear.  I wear my armor under my skin So I don’t forget my blood flows within And you and I are one Just racing round the sun And laughing through our tears  I believe in a golden age With pure fascination and faith that each day Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real But someday we'll have to chose Between fear, isolation and lies told as truth  And taking to the streets with something meaningful to say  Please stop the pain Theres only so much I can take I don't know who I'm asking But I'll say it again and again Please stop the pain I'm telling you My heart can only break In so many pieces But that’s where we are once again I am not afraid to die Cause I can see we're all just here in line Killing time anyway And believe there is a why The only question worth your breath  Is can we live before our death Show me I wanna know I believe in a golden age With pure fascination and faith that each day Might wind up somewhere unexpected and real But someday we'll have to chose Between fear, isolation and lies taken as truth  And taking to the streets with something meaningful to say  Please stop the pain Theres only so much I can take I don't know who I'm asking But I'll say it again and again Please stop the pain I'm telling you My heart can only break In so many pieces But that’s where we are once again That’s where we are Once again Words/music F. Alex Johnson (SESAC) ©2018 Molehill Mountain Productions All Rights Reserved

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What people are already saying about the album:

“GREAT guitar throughout these nine, tight, non-overproduced songs. Very fluid and imaginative playing and Alex isn’t afraid to take chances. An excellent album.” —Tom Guerra, Vintage Guitar Magazine

"These Are the Days shows Colorway's breadth, without stinting on depth [...] a rock-solid collection of songs with catchy hooks, taut riffs and hard-won wisdom." --Eric R Danton, Listen, Dammit (Paste/Pitchfork/Rolling Stone)

"Well worth checking out." --Punk Globe

"A tight unit whose brand of amiable pop-rock is captured here in clean, crisp recordings." --Music Connection Magazine

"Again, a brilliant example of fresh, unpretentious melodic—great guitar—and on and on . . . rock of today." --Lord Litter, Radio Marabu, Germany

"This record sounds f*cking great! Sounds like you're channeling Golden Earring . . .  which is f*cking sweet." --Chris Collingwood

"Their third album is their strongest yet . . . songs you want to drive to on a summer day . . . songs to put a smile on your face." --Lauren Daley, Southcoast Today/The Boston Globe

"Alex's guitar playing is exceptional, and the whole vibe is positive and fun--well done!" --Morgan Fisher, Mott the Hoople/Queen

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released June 21, 2018

1. These Are The Days 2:41
2. Love Is All Around You 4:10
3. Always Been Summer 3:57
4. Keys To The Kingdom 4:21
5. Save Me 5:52
6. Want To Be Everywhere 4:31
7. Eyes Like Fire 4:40
8. Give It Away 3:41
9. Golden Age 7:20

www.colorwaymusic.com

Album one sheet and press release available here: www.colorwaymusic.com/these-are-the-days/

Credits : Colorway is:
F. Alex Johnson: guitar/vocals
Riley Godleski: drums/percussion/vocals Matthew Clegg: bass
With: Chris Collingwood: backup vocals on “These Are The Days” and “Always Been Summer”

Produced by Colorway Co-produced by Danny Bernini
Recorded and mixed by Danny Bernini at SpiritHouse Music, Northampton, MA Mastered by Alex Saltz at APS Mastering, New York City
Legal: Peter Irvine
Photo of Colorway: Julian Parker-Burns
Overlay Photo/CD Photo: Jodi Nicholas CD layout/design: Standard Design
Chris Collingwood appears courtesy of Yep Roc Records

Thanks and love to:
Jodi Lynn Nicholas, Judith Ann Johnson, Lynda Jean Johnson (and the whole Johnson Family), Paul Brown, The Nicholas and Pierce Family, The Clegg Family, The Godleski Family, The Weld Family, Cindy Kunz, Bob Weiner, Keith Leverault, Gus and Lilian Coolbrith Jones, J Scott “Bow Bow” Brandon (RIP), Dave Hayes, J.J. O’Connell, Omar, Roy Faudree and Sheena See (No Theater), Andrew and Amanda Bissaro, Eric Marcelino, Brendan Leith, Eric Suher and all at IHEG, Jim, Peter and all at Signature Sounds, Don Francis Robinson, Paul, Rich and all at R. Michelson Galleries, Bob
Cilman, The Young@Heart Chorus, Calvin, London, Tanzi and Joe Bob Cannon- Eckerle, Jon Christenson, Rufus Chaffee, Dan Daniels, Shawn Gundersen, Jim Gipe, Jessica Lapinsky, Alyce Mitchell, Ron Gallagher, Chris Gentes, and all the BPOMN family at Brew Practitioners, Eric, Sue and all at Fort Hill Brewery, Berend Dubbe, G.T. Thomas, Lisa M Butler, Connolly Ryan, Steve Sanderson (and all in Drunk Stuntmen), Paul Davies, Mark Alan Miller, Two Man Guy, Jeff, Sharon and Maryann, Krista Wallhagen, Patrick Moraz, Ed O’Connell, Henning Ohlenbusch for the lyrical inspiration for “Always Been Summer”, Danny Bernini, Paul McNamara, Alex Saltz, Mark Bové, Bob Balogh and all at Valley Free Radio, Joan, Michael, David, Monte, Mark, Joe and all at WRSI, Tom Pappalardo/Standard Design, Bronwen Hodgkinson/Ardent Design, Rick Murnane, Rie Saito, Chris Collingwood, Yep Roc Records, Eck Bulner, Sheryl Hunter, Ken Maiuri, George Lenker, Chihoe Hahn, Dave Phillips, Jon Varney, Charlie Hodgate, Bob Normandin, and Frank Zappa.
Special thanks to The Village of Florence, The Spindle City, and you, yes, you, our fans for supporting independent, original music. We couldn’t do any of this without you.
Connect with us by writing to info@colorwaymusic.com, heading
to www.colorwaymusic.com or looking for us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Colorwaymusic

Send us something nice at: PO Box
60062
Florence, MA
01062
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Colorway is F. Alex Johnson (guitar/vocals), Matthew Clegg (bass), and Riley Godleski (drums/vocals). Hailing from Northampton, MA Colorway is out to prove that rock and roll is still alive and well in America. Guitar rock fans will rejoice, and hopefully they'll bring their pop, rock and indie fan friends along for the ride. Check out their live show for extended versions of these songs and more. ... more

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