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Hem Haw OK

by Colourful Sevens

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1.
Time Left 02:17
how do you spend your time left? do you take yourself for granted i'd get out there and live your life because pretty soon you won't have it the time you're by yourself is just the time you have left you make your own choices and sit there in regret so when you're sat around, do something that you're yet to do take life by its horns: it's up to you you have one hell of a legacy to leave but you haven't got the time you want to be who you want to be life is catching up with you and death could come tonight today is the first day of the rest of your life i'm not talking some bullshit just listen the time you're by yourself is just the time you have left you make your own choices and sit there in regret so when you're sat around, do something that you're yet to do take life by its horns: it's up to you
2.
Shrug 03:12
i'm not using the space i have i'm failing to utilise my time i take a step back, breathe it all in but i don't feel that inspired it's patient enough for me not to rush but it's quick enough to make me think i don't do enough scattered in the distant hum i'm don't know where the next big change is coming from no time to wake up before i'm at my door it's out to get me and it's going to overcome me it's going to overcome me it's overwhelming, the state of losing force long as a shoestring and i feel it getting shorter i feel it getting shorter it fills me up and brings me down not another three minute round instead it's a long day with a kick in the face running away from me, it is it's patient enough for me not to rush but it's quick enough to make me think i don't do enough scattered in the distant hum i'm don't know where the next big change is coming from no time to wake up before i'm at my door it's out to get me and it's going to overcome me it's going to overcome me it's overwhelming, the state of losing force long as a shoestring and i feel it getting shorter i feel it getting shorter
3.
Turnberg 02:49
the needle goes in and i feel myself drift i clench my arm to keep myself awake i'll "just feel a scratch" and they'll take my blood and they'll see me in six weeks time families arrive with their offspring tempering the fears with a distraction tomorrow they will come to leave their mother and they won't see her again i'm not walking wounded but i state my name and sit and wait my turn for blood tests i didn't call for this it's a week out of my fifty-two and i'm calling it for now i think i reach my breaking point in the waiting room sat down i'm not walking wounded but i state my name and sit and wait my turn for blood tests i didn't call for this it's a week out of my fifty-two and i'm calling it for now i think i reach my breaking point in the waiting room sat down
4.
it doesn't feel the same, there's a line between us you ran your mouth again, long enough to cut we mistakes as two, you dried up all my tears but now you have to hear everything you should let me loose, come on and sure we don't see you anymore because we both know, especially me, that you will talk and we'll roll both our eyes into our skulls let me loose, come on looking back, it makes no sense, and part of me thinks we should be friends the other hand says i'm too weak and slaps me hard across the cheek there is so much history, the love we built throughout our teens placating you was my whole week but no more crying in my sleep i'll curse the day until i pass, the words that passed your stupid flaps i don't want to hold onto that sight of them recoiling back i just need you to be the one who always questions what they've done they want us to prevent the end, but it won't be the same again too much in your eyes to speak i see it every time we meet no matter weekend or the week, not sure it means that much to me despite all this, we're still alive this incident had no reprise you learnt you lesson here tonight: i stood over you with a knife
5.
Break 1: Haw 00:54
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6.
Hem Haw 02:53
snap back to when we were happy we've got a whole lot of memories and we'll make some more just you and me on the trail again, fighting everybody off you're a lovely host never tell your friends that you're available we're gonna stay inside and we'll lock the doors it isn't like you're fucked, unentertainable your family don't think that you're dependable we're gonna try and brand new experiment so keep the curtains shut, that's imperative keep everybody out and make no noise i'm in charge, d'you hear me talk? sometimes i want to tell you from the start: "fuck your waste of space shit, it's over now" on the floor of your bedroom in the dark dude, get off the mattress, crawl along the carpet it keeps the mind fresh to think it makes it fresher to overthink but hem haw makes uncertain and it's in charge now be sure, be safe, i'm here, crawl on the carpet face turns blood red, you try to slice me from your mind sometimes i want to tell you from the start: "fuck your waste of space shit, it's over now" on the floor of your bedroom in the dark dude, get off the mattress, crawl along the carpet it keeps the mind fresh to think it makes it fresher to overthink but hem haw makes uncertain and it's in charge now
7.
you press your ear to the ground and listen our for those footsteps approaching from a distance but never arrive so you wear yourself down, and live your life for someone else and where is your choice? obedient, and how! but we all level out, find the things we enjoy we're too scared to confront it, so we have to slow down take our time with the little things, discover new ones to enjoy it's perfectly comfortable, so don't wear yourself out
8.
I Grab 03:49
i am not the one you seek, no i am not the one you seek, so put away your gun i am not the one you want, no i am not the one you want we wouldn't quite get on you're that way inclined, you like to stay inside or at least that's what it tells you while it keeps you in love it supports you in the darkest times, keeps away all of their knives but while it's running through your streets just board up all the windows tell it i am not the one you seek, no i am not the one you seek you'd better get up out of here and take everything with you and when the day comes to finally leave you'd better get out quick or i'll break your teeth cos that's what i'll do when i grab you you've figured it out, want to enjoy your life pushing back against the rot, it resists you some more it'll keep you rolling backwards til it's holding you against the wall you've finally broken down that bastard and finally told it i am not the one you seek, no i am not the one you seek you'd better get up out of here and take everything with you and when the day comes to finally leave you'd better get out quick or i'll break your teeth cos that's what i'll do when i grab you i am not the one you seek, no i am not the one you seek you'd better get up out of here and take everything with you and when the day comes to finally leave you'd better get out quick or i'll break your teeth cos that's what i'll do when i grab you
9.
Auditorium 03:16
wait, no, i don't want to go the seats are all placed in forwards rows who's on stage on this wonderful night? asked to stand under the spotlight to give us all a great big cheer to make us all so glad that we're here we await the presentation with wide eyes to give us life the auditorium is packed and we're all involved to watch the movies, to sing the songs drinking it in, it's solid gold so don't you stay out, and learn something whether or in public or at home it's the perfect time to get in the zone and so accessible to everyone so don't you stay out and learn something do you want to go to another world? i'm bored of this one, i need a new turn let's check it, let's get connected reward ourselves with a little leisure arrives in the form of av, hits so well it saves me you're looking at the world through different eyes through different eyes the auditorium is packed and we're all involved to watch the movies, to sing the songs drinking it in, it's solid gold so don't you stay out, and learn something whether or in public or at home it's the perfect time to get in the zone and so accessible to everyone so don't you stay out and learn something the auditorium is packed and we're all involved to watch the movies, to sing the songs drinking it in, it's solid gold so don't you stay out, and learn something whether or in public or at home it's the perfect time to get in the zone and so accessible to everyone so don't you stay out and learn something
10.
Chirapie 03:44
one day i saw this little chirapie and i said "hi, what's your name?" fast forward a few years and we've got the same best friends some people to look out for us and to share our memories with we all want our entire lives to go on just like this but even if that turns out not to be the case let's protect each other chira chira chirapie where did you meet me? chira chira chirapie where did you see me? i've got a question for you and it's worth repeating "the special times are coming, are you gonna go with me?" keep each other close, you never know when you'll need it cherish your friends and treat them well and when it's given, receive it we're getting older and we've all got jobs and maybe we'll only see each other on new years eve but the times we had together more than make up for the time that we spent apart because even the best friendships need some personal space chira chira chirapie where did you meet me? chira chira chirapie where did you see me? i've got a question for you and it's worth repeating "the special times are coming, are you gonna go with me?" we can go for months without saying a word but we catch up like it's been a few minutes we fall out all the time and we talk behind each other's backs but what's life without a little gossip? and what's a bond without a little conflict? as long as we see each other at christmas and buy each other birthday presents and remember to thank each other in our own small ways after all this time, and the future, we'll still say to each other chira chira chirapie where did you meet me? chira chira chirapie where did you see me? i've got a question for you and it's worth repeating "the special times are coming, are you gonna go with me?"
11.
I Lived / OK 05:53
didn't turn the lights off when we left we were just replaced by some other children i have to go back and tell them what's coming but the memories would just stare back through a sheet of glass i would scream but deaf to my cries they would be but even if they could hear my voice they wouldn't need to listen to me i lived, i lived now what am i supposed to do? turn it into something? but while they're in their prime i wouldn't want to put a dampener on things because i think about my life and what i wouldn't want and what i wouldn't want is people who left coming back here, telling me life is short and that the end is near cos i think i'd like to go at my own pace and still think i lived, i lived now what am i supposed to do? turn it into something? i lived, i lived now what am i supposed to do? turn it into something? -- rather be ok, and be a little indecisive than collapse under the pressure regretting everything i did rather be ok, and define my destinations i do enough already, and i am just content it's not about what you should do it's about what you can you haven't failed if you don't win this life because you'll ease into the next take life by its horns? it is okay not to fuck off other peoples' standards it's up to you

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The second album released by Colourful Sevens. After slowly putting this together over the course of nearly three years (with a long break away from songwriting in the middle) Hem Haw OK was finally released in March 2017.

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released March 10, 2017

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