love is multicolored and strange

by euclid

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_guitarist18_ A beautiful album depicting the struggle of home: leaving, returning, running from, and memories of it. "I'm going to California when I get money for the ride..." Favorite track: i saw an old lover today.
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released August 28, 2016

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euclid New Paltz, New York

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matthew eriole: guitars, vocals, percussion

madeline finnegan: violin

maya del rosario: bass

elizabeth eriole: vocals, album art

all songs written and produced by matthew eriole
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Track Name: note to a friend
i been feeling blue and I don't know why
but every pretty face makes me want to cry
you were such a part of everything about home
sometimes i feel i could love you as my own
but i know
its probably just my heartache, have you been told
left her saturday and it felt so cold
so i hitched a ride to the oceanside where its warm
to see some friends i made so long ago
and you
you were the very best thing for me
i said you
those nights were the very best thing for me
you
i remember when i learned your name
and it makes me feel ive been so long away
away from home
Track Name: family room
i was born in a hellish suburban town
on the outskirts of albany
where my grandparents still live now
i didnt know it but my fate was sealed
sitting cross-legged in our family room while pop played that 6 string steel
guess i always was the melancholic type
i dont have fun in games, cant dance cause im too uptight
if i dont learn to loosen up right
how am i to sleep at night
mama says
darling
sweetheart
just calm down
youll grow up
sometimes
youll find
it just takes time
to feel fine
are the flowers in my voice enough to make it real
the love i so ubiquitously feel
you must know by now
sometimes its like the only hands on my wheel
arent mine somehow
papa told me thered be days of bliss
then thered be days when you wake up thinkin nothing could be worse than this
papa told me and i guess he was right
he said the only thing to do is to get on your feet and fight
thank the lord for the friends i have at home
thank the lord for the lovers that have made me grow
and thank the lord for the love so often shown
in the family rooms ive come to know
mama says
darling
sweetheart
just calm down
youll grow up
sometimes
youll find
it just takes time
to feel fine
are the flowers in my voice enough to make it real
the love i so ubiquitously feel
you must know by now
sometimes its like the only hands on my wheel
arent mine somehow
Track Name: honest man/nervous boy
ive got cuts all on my fingers
i got yellow on my teeth
ive got a tongue that often lingers
when i open my mouth to speak
mama dont you take the edge off
cause i wanna stay sharp as i can
life each day is full of loss
i gotta learn to understand
so just hold me please and say im an honest man
i dont wanna be no savior
though ill be one if i can
i aint much for doing favors
but your wish is my command
all i ever wanted
was to breathe some and look at my plans
and instead of being haunted
say ive done the best i can
so hold me please and say im an honest man
hey mama take my hand
help me come through what i dont understand
hey mama help me be
the honest man she thought she'd seen
before she knew i was a nervous boy
trippin through life like a wind up toy
she didnt know i was a nervous boy
she didnt know i was a nervous boy
ill be up at midnight
thinking bout how far ive come
mama dont you know ill be just right
i got spirit in my blood
but sometimes i get so anxious
that i feel i could turn to sand
can you free my mind of anguish
so i can do the best can
just hold me please and say im an honest man
Track Name: i saw an old lover today
in this town old friends surround me i saw an old lover today
i didnt want to stop to say hello but she came my way
so many nights i spent beside her praying that shed always stay
its so fucked the way things change
guess thats all im trying to say
wrap clean clothes around me
i wear this shirt everyday
and sometimes i feel the grime of yesterday
and im reminded that summers flying with every unwashed coffee stain
i saw an old lover today
and now shes throwing pictures round my head
and now shes throwing flowers on my bed
and now i ask her reasons why in life you either leave or die inside my heart is wondering why its led
to old friends
im going to california when i get money for the ride
if i see you on the other side im gonna try to run and hide
i just cant take these haunts around me wondering why i often lied
and said i never cared anyway
i saw an old lover today
Track Name: brother, you could use some company
ive known you for so many years
i think that youre the best friend that i have
you would tell me i was beautiful when most of what i said or did felt so bad
remember us kids makin jokes in class when we never could sit still always had to laugh about who knows what
well brother aint it funny how some things change
everythings much darker but we still laugh just the same
if you think you gotta be strong
youre wrong
i know that youve been tired
for awhile
brother you could use some company
you can walk your dark and dusty road with me
you and i were both always melancholic kids
but while i was at family parties having fun you were going through
so much shit
i know i dont understand where youre from
but i love you brother and you know ill always be the one
to hold you in my arms like i was your mother and make you feel loved when have no other left to turn to
from the very first day i saw your soul i still aint found another that was made of such pure gold
if you think you gotta be strong
youre wrong
i know that youve been tired
for awhile
brother you could use some company
you can walk your dark and dusty road with me
Track Name: i feel fine
once we were like birds
of a feather
how do distant birds still flock together
even once they learn
its not forever
im sorry for the way i made you learn it better
but baby once you knew
what i could do
every sorrow i could put you through
why keep me hanging on
its time to move along
let me right my wrongs
cause babe i feel fine
i still miss those precious times
but i feel fine
maybe somewhere down the line
i could love you again
just as friends
but baby right now
i feel fine
i guess its just my way
to learn through trial and error
you just couldnt wait
and nothing could be fairer
please dont cry
dont lie and tell yourself its wrong
i still feel so young
and immature
i gotta learn not to fear anymore
im growing inside
and it makes me feel alive
so be satisfied
cause babe i feel fine
i still miss those precious times
but i feel fine
maybe somewhere down the line
i could love you again
just as friends
but baby right now
i feel fine
so if you think you miss me ill remind you again
heartache makes us older than the years can
i must learn to set my mind at ease
i must be alone to find whats good for me
and love myself without the help of any other
so say hello to your brother
hows your mother
let em know theyll never find another quite like you my friend
lets pretend thats all you were
and babe ill be fine
i still miss those precious times
but i feel fine
maybe somewhere down the line
i could love you again
just as friends
but baby right now
i feel fine
Track Name: rolling back the shadow
when i get home i get aches in my bones
and i feel so alone
even when mamas home
i get to thinkin about the way we've grown
how everythings changin
anytime that youre feelin really low
just call me on the phone
and you wont be alone
that goes out to everyone that ive ever known
i will arrange it
rolling back the shadow
i think im done with all my fooling around
gotta keep my feet on the ground
so i can run outta town
when i hear that my fantasy life is no longer fiction
as i get older i get a little bolder
but i still aint gotten over
that uneasy smolder
of the memories of past lives
that left without prediction
rolling back the shadow
when someday i am a big star
send me a letter i wanna know where you are
wont let no one get away from me
i remember ice cream with my cousins up in albany
but who can say their memories arent always getting dimmer
californias a mighty long ride but with god on my side i wont need to
hide
ill just get in the car and drive even if its pouring
im scared of many things in this life like how to find a wife and how to treat people right
but most of all im scared of whats outta sight ahead and behind me
rolling back the shadow
Track Name: then again
so many roads to walk on any road is mine
if i get to it in time before i die
guess i wont quit my schoolin but when im good as done
im gonna head straight for the sun and keep on running
and then again once more
and then again
who'll come a'running with me
running through my days
running through my nights and in the rain
ive got friends a plenty but i could use some more
ill love 'em till im born into another
and then again once more
and then again
i told her that id changed my mind from wanting fame but i was lying
if i dont run away
if i dont find some fame
before it gets too late
youll find me crying
got no wind to lead me save my own
i want a thousand homes and i aint just dreaming
world keeps changing on me faster than i know
but ill take it nice and slow 'till my arrival
and then again once more
and then again
Track Name: keachi acres
(instrumental)