Who Sang Shades? Echolyn

Echolyn Echolyn cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-10
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock
length: 11:12

If birds fly over the rainbow
Then why can't I
Was it just a shade of gray
Or a splash of blue that made up the colors of her eyes

You're slipping away
Eroded by a sea of forgetfulness
Don't forget

Half of me still standing on this sinking ship
Half of me still looking for answers on this one way trip
I was thinking as usual
In my own living color
Of the glass that pierced her heart, of the mirror in her eye
With my own vivid clarity
And a touch of distortion
I saw our love thrown out the window
I saw a shade close in her eye
And a silent hint of Autumn frosts my heart
Crystal blue is my hell
The absence of her eyes leaves the seasons standing still

Even my Juliet with her faded rose...(Do you think of me with a smile)
Can't conceal the obvious, crimson...(Full of contempt)
Tears that fill my life's cup......(I would start to laugh but I just)
Cried from the heart that no longer(Can't find the punch line)...
Feels the warmth...(I can't stand the heat)
Cried for a heart that no longer...(Hanging around that watering hole)
Feels the day by day

In tune with my memory her visions
Dance across the embers in my mind
By night it's the silence that alarms me
Her refusal was so quiet
That it almost drove me mad!

Even when Romeo strikes his...(Do you think of me with a smile)
Favorite pose he can't conceal the obvious...(Full of contempt?)
Crimson tears that fill my life's cup...(I would start to laugh but I just)
Cried from my heart...(Can't find the punch line)
(I can't stand the heat)
(Hanging around that watering hole)

I wasted my words in verbal frustration
My diction just coal to heat your sensation
The rise and fall of ryhthmatic gyration
Just digging for fun in your sexual foundation
The taste of your love just fuels my engine
Submerged in the flow of my one night injection
The moment explodes in compelling fashion
Washed clean my fancy for nocturnal attraction

I was swimming here again in my sea of insecurity
Just shooting up some flares for your raft of confidence
Instead you just threw stones and some weights for my ankles
You gave up
You never tried for the other side of the rainbow...

And so the story goes
One heart walks off into the sunset
The other walks alone, forever Tuesday...
All remains the same
And I have to hold your hand
I've just got to hold your hand
Ccould your hand hold my heart...forever?
I say to you now
Like I said to you then
When a kiss would say it all and it meant forever
Now those days of vision have all gone
The key to all is love
Peace within your heart
The price for love is great but patience leads to truth

Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Alone with my addiction for your love
Standing in the rain laughing at the sunshine
Making wishes by the pool...you're there

You're there when I'm divided
Half of me in tears
Half of me still looking for answers for that one way trip

CD 1
  • 1 Fountainhead: a) Dominique b) Howard Roark c) The Banner
  • 2 The Great Men
  • 3 On Any Given Night
  • 4 Carpe Diem
  • 5 Shades
  • 6 Clumps of Dirt
  • 7 Peace in Time
  • 8 Meaning and the Moment
  • 9 Breath of Fresh Air
  • 10 Until It Rains
  • 11 The Velveteen Rabbit