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Cerulean

Cerulean

  1. Breezing Up
  2. Cerulean
  3. Marigold
  4. A Seperate Reality
  5. Mercury
  6. Questions of Travel
  7. When Life Was Easy
  8. The Planetarium Scene
  9. Falling Through the Ice
  10. Ballerina Out of Control
  11. Hurricane Amore
  12. I've Sung One Too Many Songs

 

DAVID SCHELZEL  vocals and guitar

STEVE LAU  keyboards

ROB MINNIG  drums and other voices

BOBBY MITTAN  bass

 

Written by David Schelzel

Produced by Pat McCarthy, Rob Minnig, and David Schelzel

Mixed by Jay Healy with Rob and David

Recording Engineer: Pat McCarthy Mix Engineer: Jay Healy

Ass't Engineers:  Jessie Henderson, Mark Tanzer, and Gary Tole

 

Recorded at Long View Farm and Blue Jay Recording Studios, Massachusetts

Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City

Track 9 produced by Rob and David

Design: Christine Cano and David Schelzel

Outside photos: Jerry Derbyshire

Inside Photos: David Seltzer

 

BREEZING UP

This I call my sailboat

These are all by friends,

That beyond's the shoreline

And that is where it ends.

High

And dry

Are we

Stinging sigh's the salt air

Taste it on your skin,

Stomach's sense of flying

the feeling of the wind.

High

And dry

Are we.

 

CERULEAN

Blue skies come down on me

White clouds are now in view,

  it rained forty days you know

  it rained forty nights you know

Blue skies came down on me.

Be careful what you say

You said that yesterday,

Tell me something new

It's always, always you

Blue skies come down on me

Gray clouds are far away,

I sought it for days on days

I sought it six weeks or so

But blue skies came down on me.

Be careful what you say

You said that yesterday,

Tell me something new

It's always ocean blue

Blue skies come down on me

White clouds are now in view

  and you should see the view

  and you should see the view

  Blue skies

 

MARIGOLD

She makes me crazy, like flowers

Make me crazy, my marigold

Like a fist full of daisies, or a

Pocket full of posies, or marigolds

Colors all collide now in meadows

And in daydreams of golden hue,

Crying yellow

Raining green

And singing blue

Rain and sun for everyone, I finally

Know that she's the one,

As sure as gold

Floating worlds

Collapsing dreams

Of marigolds

Colors all collide now in meadows

And in daydreams of golden hue

Forget-me-nots

That horses trot

And trample down

My only love, she cried afar

Was marigolds

Rain and sun for everyone, I finally

Know that she's the one,

As sure as gold

My only love

She cried afar

Was marigolds

Was marigolds

Rhymes for poets

And melodies

For one like me

 

A SEPARATE REALITY

Don't cry it's over

Don't cry it's over

forevermore

You never saw it

You never did it

but here you are

and there you are

You see the one side

but refuse to face it,

You know the one side

but cannot live It.

You can't believe it

You can't believe it

but here you are

here you are

You never dreamed it

You never dreamed it

but here you are

and there you are

You see the one side

but refuse to face it,

You know the one side

but cannot live it

Now . . .

 

MERCURY

Quietly, almost elusively

Almost invisibly,

I found that I

for a moment

Had slipped away.

Ripped in two, then pasted back again,

Then crumpled up inside,

Then tossed aside

you know that

It feels so bad.

oh Mercury

oh Mercury

Happened once, then it

happened twice,

Then it happened thrice,

And now a fourth?

You know that?

Quietly, almost elusively

Almost invisibly,

I found that I

for a moment

Had slipped away.

oh Mercury

 

QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL

Americans Dreaming

Americans Dreaming

Of England in the rain,

Of Swiss alps in snow,

Of tiny German towns,

Of ruins at dusk in Rome,

Americans Dreaming

Americans Dreaming

Of islands in the sun,

Of Paris after hours

Of miles of Chinese walls,

Of ancient Grecian roads,

Americans Dreaming

Americans Dreaming

Of England in the rain,

Of Swiss alps in snow,

Of tiny German towns,

Of ruins at dusk in Rome.

 

WHEN LIFE WAS EASY

There was a time when life

was easy

My heart did soar for what

the future stored and life,

it pleased me,

But it's all gone now,

gone away now

far away.

My life it's changed or have

I rearranged what was

my life

What once brought fright,

now seems oh so trite

and I'm scared

Catastrophe and calamity

are the norm now

And life seems like some

old forgotten dream,

far away.

But when I look into

your eyes

I forget myself and

my sighs

I'm alone with you on

the sea

on a crystal sea.

 

THE PLANETARIUM SCENE

A better place we go to

Without a trace we will leave

A new face we will see

A warm embrace we will receive

Those in front of me

Those among the world

Far away

A better world we go to

Those in time, time times two

Stars above, stars below

And what is man?

 

BALLERINA OUT OF CONTROL

Her world came crashing down

And all that it contained

A million pieces of dreams

Coming apart at the seams

But she twists and she whirls

Dismissing it all away,

Wasn't quite the same as it was

Yesterday

Her night begins the day

Why think when we can play

"I find it so hard to find,

A certain dress of that kind"

As she twists and she whirls

And she dances it all away,

The problems persist, they won't

Go away

She twists and she whirls

Dancing it all away,

Would rather see the night

Than the reason of the day

I find it so hard to find

Any reason to this kind

 

HURRICANE AMORE

So mixed up

With this masquerade

With this mask and wig

With this love parade

The ides of March

The wind of May

Away

Knife to heart

Blade to mind

Starch to soul

Oh Valentine

Amore wind

Amore rain

 

I'VE SUNG ONE TOO MANY SONGS FOR A CROWD THAT DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR

She walks through my mind

She strolls through my moods

And we're wasting time in the coming, going

Losing time in the coming, going

I hold your hand in the air.

Tune drifts through my mind

Tune that isn't my kind

I hear a voice and it's speaking to me

I hear a voice and it's speaking to me

I have sung one too many songs

For a crowd that didn't want to hear . . .

 

Lyrics Reprinted by Permission. All rights Reserved.© 1991 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Wassermusik BM