The Color of Day

by Lamar Holley

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released November 7, 2013

written, sung, played, and produced by Lamar Holley
at The Fairy Garden, The Cottage, The Doll House, and Artistic Circle

extra fun vocals by Linsey Holley, Phebe Holley, and Anna Belle Holley

strings played by Kathy Jones
strings arranged by Lamar Holley

mastered by Barry Gibbons

special thanks to songwriting students at Salt Lake Arts Academy... who named the album!

extra thanks to Linsey Holley and my Little Women, Adam Anderson, Kathy Jones, Ethan Duff, Jeffrey Whitehead, Jon Boyer, Osamu Takeuchi, Miyuki Kimura, Ryan Miller, Barry Gibbons, Mark Treu, and Linda Holley.

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Songboy is singer-songwriter Lamar Holley. He writes cartoon pop: songs for the kid in all of us.

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Track Name: Planet Puzz
Planet Puzz
Planet Puzz
Where the adventures are safe, because
We're only playing
At least that's what they're saying
How long will we be staying here?

Planet Puzz
Planet Puzz
A combination of Puff and Fuzz
There's bubble power
And pretty floating flowers
And sights that make me shower tears!

Looking for artifacts
Watching each other's backs
If a bad guy attacks,
We're best friends on

Planet Puzz
(Unleash the Power of Puzz!)
Track Name: Roller Coaster
I waited in line for love.
I started to push and shove.
And when I got on the track
there was no turning back.

Highs and lows—
That's how it goes.
Tilts and turns—
That's how you learn.

Keep your hands inside...

CHORUS:
Ride this roller coaster up,
This roller coaster down,
This roller coaster upside down.
Ride this roller coaster up,
This roller coaster down,
Ride it 'round and 'round.

I waited to find my dream,
So why did it make me scream?
I knew that it had some kick,
But now I'm getting sick!

Fast and slow—
That's how it goes.
Drops and curves—
That's how it swerves.

Don't look side to side...

CHORUS

Jumping the track is rarely an option.
Come on, come back and show me some action.
Simply coasting, not worth boasting
Till we finish the ride.

CHORUS
Track Name: One and One
One and one make two.
Two and two make four,
But I never wanted more.
And I only wanted less.
And I had to second guess.
Now I've made a mess.

One and one make me.
Four and four make eight,
But I wanted it too late.
I let it go too soon.
It rose like a balloon.
I froze like a cartoon.

Count the minutes, count the years I wasted.
Count mistakes, and count the tears I tasted.
Count the hours, count the days I waited.
Count regrets, and count the ways I hated life.

One and one need two.
Five and five make ten.
Though I wanted it to end,
I'll make a brand new start
From pieces torn apart.
I'm giving you my heart.

Count the inches, count the yards I'm making.
Count the blessings, count the cards I'm taking.
Count the seconds, count the breaths I'm given.
Count the people, count the deaths. I'm living life!

One and one make do.
I and I need you.
I and you "I do."
One and one make four.
Now we want some more.
Track Name: Beside You
Walking home, your shadow's full-grown,
Stretching for the future unknown.
Step by step, you stand out for miles.
Frame by frame, I capture your smiles.

Keep the sun burning on beside you.
In the night, let it burn inside you.

Waking up, the morning is grey,
Waiting for the color of day.
Open up and let out your song!
Only you can move us along.

Keep the sun burning on beside you.
In the rain, let it burn inside you.

When the world is crowding in,
Never let the doubt begin.
Listen to the light inside
Making you too bright to hide.

Keep the sun burning on beside you.
In the night, let it burn inside you.
Track Name: Acting In Love
I’m your boyfriend, you’re my girlfriend
For just three minutes.
This audition for Volkswagon—
Should I begin it?

Take my hand,
I’ll smile and pull you close,
You’re laughing with a lovely twinkle in your eye.
Try to keep it subtle as we huddle
And pretend the city streets are rushing by.

Are you just acting in love?
Then how come this seems real?
Am I just acting in love
If love is what I feel?
What if the casting director can tell
That this is more than method?
Are you playing a part?
Are you just acting in love?

I’m an actor, you’re an actress
In this big city.
You go your way to the subway,
Your hair so pretty.

Take my hand,
I smile and pull you close,
You’re laughing with a lovely twinkle in your eye.
Try to keep it subtle as we muddle
And forget the city streets are rushing by.

Will you give your confession
About the audition,
Or will I never know...

Were you just acting in love?
Then how come you kissed me?
Was I just acting in love?
It came so naturally.
What if the casting director could tell
That that was more than method?
Were you playing my heart?
Were you just acting in love?

Even if we don’t get cast,
Let’s put on our own production.
If you wanna make this last,
Just say, “Lights, camera, action!”

Take my ring,
I’ll smile and pull you close,
You’re crying with a lovely twinkle in your eye.
We won’t keep it subtle as we cuddle
And pretend our busy lives won’t pass us by.

Will we be acting in love
Some 30 years from now?
Will we be acting in love
If love dries up somehow?
What if our beautiful children can tell
We’re going through the motions
And we’re playing apart—
And we’re just acting in love?

What if the casting director could tell
That that was more than method?
‘Cause I gave you my heart;
I wasn’t acting in love.
Track Name: Are You Really Mine?
Staring at your picture in the frame,
No two eyes will ever mean the same.
I can feel your smile like it's alive.
Now I know I need it to survive.

CHORUS:
Are you really mine?
Never guessed that there could ever be
You and me.
Are you really mine?
I won't rest till you come back to me
And I see
Are you really mine?

Stepping over cushions rearranged,
Now I know a place that can't be changed.
I can feel your presence like you're near.
Now I know I always need you here.

CHORUS

I'm yours with every breath,
And even after death
May God return his angel back to me.
I cherish every hour,
But I don't have the power
To make you mine for all eternity.

Watching every memory I can find,
Wishing I could make my life rewind.
I can feel the future slip away.
That is why I'm fighting for today.

CHORUS
Track Name: Feeling Famous
Look at me.
I can't believe it's me.
Look at you.
I can't believe it's true.

CHORUS:
Feels like everybody's eyes
Are following me,
See?
Feels like everybody's eyes
Are following you,
Too.
What are we gonna do?

Feeling famous,
I wanna stay right here.
Feeling famous,
Giving away my fear.
Another day
Feeling famous, my dear.

Look at this.
I can't believe the bliss.
Look at that,
'Cause this is where it's at!

CHORUS

But I don't care
that you're my only fan.
'Cause when I fall,
I know you'll give a hand.

Look at me.
I can't believe it's me.
Look at you.
I can't believe it's true.

Oo, waaa.

Feeling famous, my dear.
Track Name: Holding On, Holding Back
Somehow I love you lonely,
Wearing a smiling tear.
Holding on, holding back in fear.

Sometimes I hold you hardly,
Wondering what we're about.
Holding on, holding back in doubt.

I can play the part,
I'll rehearse my heart.
Even when I'm down,
I could stick around.

Someday I'll love you madly,
Wearing it through and through.
Holding on, holding on to you.
Track Name: Lost You
Can you hear my heart?
'Cause it's pounding in my head.
Is there any way
you would stay?

You can't hear my voice
'Cause I don't have any choice.
Will there ever be
one thought of me?

Facing the facts
won't make this real...
what I feel.

There's no black and white
If there isn't wrong or right.
Is there any harm
in my arms?

Can you see me here
where the sunlight disappears?
Is there any place
for my face?
Track Name: Who Am I?
Who am I?
Thought I lived with beauty in my eyes.
There's a darkness there I can't disguise
That's paralyzing me.

Look at me!
Is this face the one that you can see?
There's a person that I'm meant to be
That's underneath the skin.
Within.

I can find myself again.
Let him out and let him in.
I can face myself right here.
Make it certain, make it clear.
I can let these feelings flow.
I can let this anger go.

Who am I?
Thought I lived with beauty in my eyes.
There's a darkness there that I despise.
No more glamorizing me.
Who am I?
Track Name: Joe
Joe,
You're not just any Joe Blow.
You know
How to get up and go.

And yo!
You never move too slow.
And so
You're always gonna grow!

Joe
I'm glad I'm here at your show.
You know
How to go with the flow.

Heigh-ho!
It keeps you on your toes.
And so
Your smile has that glow.

Joe, Joe,
Here's a no-no:
Don't get down on yourself
When you're down on your luck.

Joe, Joe,
Life's a yo-yo.
You'll have ups, you'll have downs,
You'll have smiles, you'll have frowns.
Just keep spinning, you'll be winning,
Joe!