Forest Floor

by Colonies

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released 15 May 2015

Music by Travis Shumate, Christian Powers, Adam Meeks and Adrian Centoni.
Lyrics by Travis Shumate.

Recorded May 2012-May 2014 in Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.

Produced by Colonies
Engineered by Adam Meeks, Tor Caspersen, Rusty Graeff, Allen Combs and Brandt Detling
Mixed by Tor Casperson
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering

Travis Shumate: Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, Guitars, Percussion, Trumpet
Christian Powers: Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion, Saxophone, Programming
Adam Meeks: Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Adrian Centoni: Drums, Percussion

With:
Jason Cox: Percussion
Gibson Starkweather: Clarinet
Karla Stoermer: Vocals

Design by Evan MacDonald. Photography by Travis & Jaquilyn Shumate.

℗ & ©, 2014 Colonies & Thirteen Original Music.

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Colonies Tacoma, Washington

Colonies is an indie rock band based in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington.

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Track Name: Hours
I breathe
a deep and steady call
Softer still
we pull apart the pieces
The girl
with callous, moonlit hair
still comes to bring my towers to the ground

We have ours, we have ours
Slower still, we have hours
We have ours, we have ours
Cities sleep, we have hours

She sings wreckless songs
The pearls, they rest
in the silent cry
of wilderness
Track Name: New Skin
Sometimes I need to see why
we stay
with all the soul we find
in shadows

All our days in hills
spent running free?
And all our nights
on water waiting for the thrill

Take me
Home to anywhere
You are, love

Stay down
stay in
We still carry our
stalwart hands together

A map, a night, a dream, a fire
The river and the bristled brier

And we’re the only ones
left here now
I’m busy selling pieces of this

Take me back
to new skin
Low lights. Are you talking love?

A map, a night, a dream, a fire
The river and the bristled brier
Find my center

And all I'm asking for is no blood
Let it out and let me go
Track Name: Echoes
Let's take them all and run through the rivers
and fall on fields and sleep 'til we’re able
By firelight, pastoral sight.

Let's call it fortune and breathe out the balance
And pause for moments and dream of our talons
The underneath of all we need

We'll fall for sounds that carry us forward
And read the postcards we wrote for the nobles
of everyday, our words remain

And then we take our bad trips and bad times
And throw them off the peaks of the old climb
Through golden air, her words repair

And you say that you won’t go
Chase the echoes where the winds blow
All we have is time
We’ll find a way just to get away
So the towers and our bodies sway
We will see it all

I belong to the moonlit night
that blankets her in the back of my mind
Can you feel it now?
Can you feel it now?

When I rest on the forest floor
And when I whisper and she laughs through the door
I will keep her warm
I will keep her warm

And the sound carries our feet home
And with the ticking clock it fills our bones
And I still carry it
And I still carry it

When we run like the petals fade
First slow then unafraid
I will never go
I will never go

And you say that you won’t go
Chase the echoes where the winds blow
All we have is time
We’ll find a way just to get away
So the towers and our bodies sway
We will see it all
At last light we sing
Forever may be everything
Oh my northern soul
Track Name: Artifacts
We write, record
To live forever
The whitest frames
The grain unearthed

You and I
We stop and stumble
The glass and light
The nascent worth

We laugh, we chase the snow, we throw
Our hands, lose everything we know
Can’t we just breathe now, stay still
And capture everything we feel

The artifacts
The touch that time takes
The remnants of
Our shadows slow

The canopy
The edge of endless
By firelight
We warm, we glow.
Track Name: Closer Tones
New
It’s all you feel
We wait
Every second falls
Deep
Just don’t look back
Break
All sides fold into this

The mountain way has filled our bones
Winter’s glow, closer tones

Our bodies sway in softer light
All we wanted now in sight

A pendulum of hearts and flares
In golden hues, a faded stare

With flames apart, now overdue
This field of view, I wait for you
Track Name: Hidden Roads
We can go anywhere you’d like
As we climb, we cover our dreams with light
So don’t go, you know, just stay what you are
So don’t go, you know, just stay what you are

And we’re the only ones still singing here
On the peaks where all our dreams are clear
In the night, in the night

She’s singing finally I’m home

My dear, this is what fills our minds
The paths, the skies, the pale reflected lines
When the morning comes we’ll wander hidden roads
We pull the film -- it’s all we need to know

She’s singing finally I’m home
She’s singing finally I’m home
Track Name: All We Have
There she goes
She fades out fast in morning’s glow
Just breathe right now
The light is at the edge of town
These endless calls are all we’ll take when lines get tall
The warmth, the fear
The future starts when she is near

And we’ll say that
All we have is all we know
We have the future
Now we have the whole
We have the day, the night
The warmth, the light
We have the love which grows against the odds

Golden flights
And everything is white and slow
From states apart to back to where it all will start
So run from ghosts and all they say and all they know
The city spreads but this is strong when all is low
Track Name: Brilla
Lento, muy lento
Ya viene el sol, ya viene el sol
Corren las ilusiones
Cae la sal, cae la sal

Sueños de olas
Cubriendo la piel, cubriendo la piel
Brilla, la arena brilla
Escuchando tu voz

Y te quedás en el eco…
Track Name: Get Lost, Get Young
We’ll find a way to get away
Step out of your gold and into last light
They never feel the urge to push
Past all of the dreams, break through in the slight

I’ll always run through what we know
And breathe in the folds of warmth unforeseen
Our paces break and pause again
But it’s you I find in the evergreen

This is where we become
The knowledge of everyone
Let’s get lost, let’s get young tonight
As the forest glow fades into white

So close the door
And touch my skin
I’m on fire
Won't you run with me?

This is where we become
The knowledge of everyone
Let’s get lost, let’s get young tonight
As the forest glow fades into white

With movement and melodies thick
We run against them all

And I pine…
(Won’t you run with me?)
I’m on fire
(Won’t you run with me?)
Track Name: Soft Light
We throw it all in the air tonight
Look up and go
We’ll run down to the water line
And find and fold

We wander, breaking through waves and pause
And breathe our fear
Can I just stay with you in the dark?
Disappear

Stay close, fall on me
Push ahead
Soft light, I found you
Where skies go red

We tie the line, and we climb again
Just us, now.
With this touch we fall in the warmth
Pull the bow

I’m finding hooks and we’re sorting through
Caught in the sway
What’s left when this is our everything?
Slip away

The day fades across time and breaks
We chase the night
Let it fall back in the sand again
It’s right, it’s right