Lost In A Pastel Hue

by Francis Vace

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released December 20, 2015

All songs written, arranged and performed by Francis Vace

Except 06. Reptile, written by Jeff Rae
And 10. The Rescue written by Cherax Destructor

Additional Vocals on 10. The Rescue by Cherax Destructor

Album art is a modification of ‘Pastels At Corcoran’
by Sarah Stierch (CC BY 4.0)
and ‘Purebred Arabian Stallion’
by Carl R. Raswan (PD US)

With thanks to Dad, Patch, Jeff, Dwight, Nathan,
Lycan & Fritzy, hackd, Alex and everyone else who
has helped and supported me over the past year.

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Track Name: Human Music
Imagine if ya don’t have hands
Imagine all you want is hands,
Imagine if you can’t tell anyone,
cause they’ll think you’re bizarre.

Imagine if you wanna sit,
The way that all the people sit,
Everyone is gonna think you’re weird,
Because you kinda are.

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh.

Human Music,
From Human Beings,
You might lose it,
If you could only see,
Human music,
From human beings.


Imagine trying to eat corn,
Without having to use your horn,
Sure magic is fun,
But it can be a bore.

Imagine all the things you’ll see,
Imagine you heart filled with glee,
When you’re standing on two legs,
Instead of four.

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh.

Human Music,
From Human Beings,
You might lose it,
if you could only see,
Human music,
From human beings.
Track Name: Berried
Another drink, down it goes,
Another face that no one knows,
Drowning in a pastel hue,

Grab another Pinot Nior,
Break the fourth wall, leave a scar,
And now you’re seeing double too.


Liquid breakfast, liquid lunch,
You’re gonna shine, or was it punch?
You don’t know, it tends to vary,

Lose on pie, but win the race,
Get forgotten in record pace,
It doesn’t matter, we all get berried.


Oh oh, is it too much to ask to get a hello back?
Oh oh oh, you can put on a smile but soon it’s gonna crack,
Oh oh, you’ll get noticed one day, even if you don’t know how,
Oh oh oh, but I know what can make you feel better now.


Another night, another bar, another drink,
Another hope, another dream you’ve left in the sink,
Another Bar, Another night of staying til they close,
Another drink, and onto the floor she goes.
Track Name: Forever For A Friend
I,
I wanna say hello,
To the mare in the back of the room,
Who has another place go.

I wanna say goodbye,
To loneliness that i once felt,
I felt a spark, and that she can’t deny.


If you can last another day,
She’ll be coming back this way,
This distance has been the end of you,
You can’t wait to see her again,
You’d wait forever for a friend,
But that’s not all you’re prepared to do.


I,
I have a shrine,
I’ll take you home and show it to you,
It’s a secret, just your’s and mine.

Now let’s begin,
I have a sketchbook of what I look like,
When I wear your skin.


If you can last another day,
She’ll be coming back this way,
This distance has been the end of you,
You can’t wait to see her again,
You’d wait forever for a friend,
But that’s not all you’re prepared to do.
Track Name: Standing In The Snow
Standing in the snow,
Throwing rocks at her window,
Hoping that there’s someone home,
The wind begins to sting,
My teeth are chattering,
Can she hear me down below?

It’s cold outside,
And the winter chills leaves you with nowhere to hide,
Her voice is getting thin,
And it’s warm inside so you should let her in,
Let her in.


By the fireside,
You hear a rock collide,
And through the window a friendly face,
You fumble for your keys,
The cold wind makes you sneeze,
But at least now she’s warm and safe.

It’s cold outside,
And the winter chills leaves you with nowhere to hide,
Her voice is getting thin,
And it’s warm inside so you should let her in,
Let her in.
Track Name: Oats
Now I’ll admit, I haven’t always been truthful to you,
I haven’t always told you the truth about what I do,
I may have held back a secret identity,
But that is nothing compared to what you did to me.

You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You goddamn fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You fucking bitch, stay the fuck away from my oats,
You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats.

I was saving those oats for a special stew,
For special occasion, and i thought you knew,
I also may have once thought, that you were my friend,
But after what you’ve done to me, I don’t think i’ll trust again.

You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You goddamn fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You fucking bitch, stay the fuck away from my oats,
You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats.

I love oats,
Oats gets my votes,
I love oats,
Oats floats my boats.

You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You goddamn bitch, don’t eat my oats,
You fucking bitch, stay the fuck away from my fucking oats,
You fucking bitch, don’t eat my oats.
Track Name: Reptile
Out of the blue he comes,
Wicked lust flashed in his eyes,
Marking the path he takes,
A trail of blood behind his bleak disguise.

Not a word he says to me,
Not a word i can say to him.

Takes my body, takes my mind,
And takes me under his control,
The beast inside me finds a victim,
Innocent to which to give its soul.

Not way to stop his path,
As i hear his wicked laugh,
Not a way to tame the beast inside of me.

The reptile is in me now,
The reptile, black as ice,
The reptile in me now,
The reptile black as night.

Takes the poor girl for a ride,
To places she has never seen before,
Driving in circles, moving too quickly,
Moving his hand on her she pounds on the door.

Making sure she cannot leave,
A lonely claw making her bleed,
Making me scream as I watch it all in me.




And I’m sorry to have wasted your time,
I can’t turn ashes into wine,
Though your past lead me to you,
It seems your past won’t let you through.

I would help you build,
An empire of glass and steel,
I will watch those still,
As before you I would kneel.

To Dust I’ll return,
And leave you on your way,
But it’s not my day,
But it’s not my day.

And I will burn,
And I will burn,
To dust I’ll return.
Track Name: Focus
When you think you’re not alone,
Remember how far you are from home,
Don’t think about the year,
Or how long it took you to get here.

When you think you’re getting by,
Remember how hard it is to try,
The near misses that almost were,
The dreams that re-occur.


Is it something,
That is in the air?
Or the water or leaves of the trees that grow down here?
Is it something,
Of which we’re not aware?
Raise your hand, shade your eyes, and push on through the glare.


When the future’s looking bright,
Remember how hard you’ll have to fight,
The people that couldn't take the stress,
And the people that you've left.

When the future’s looking clear,
Remember the mess between your ears,
No matter how hard you look this way,
Your other eye will always stray.


Is it something,
That is in the air?
Or the water or leaves of the trees that grow down here?
Is it something,
Of which we’re not aware?
Raise your hand, shade your eyes, and push on through the glare.
Track Name: Cold Feet
You spend your whole life, looking for answers,
Who are you gonna become,
And one day when you, are Madams and Sirs,
Does that mean the race is won?

You need to find out, what is your talent?
What is your place in life?
Will you be brave, rise to the challenge,
Or will it just bring you strife?


I've waited forever for this day,
I've waited, I've waited.
What if I do not like the way,
I was, created, created.


And what if things don't, go how you wanted?
Is there a way to go back?
Or will your life be, forever haunted,
The dreams you once had start to crack.

I'll tell you what it aint, it aint no apple,
And we don't have time for those,
We're taking your apple, you are just 'Bloom' now,
and this place isn't your home.


I've waited forever for this day,
I've waited, I've waited.
What if I do not like the way,
I was, created, created.
Track Name: The Bull and The Hourglass
A ripple in time spreads slowly from the centre,
But how can I stop what’s all around?
A stitch or nine, a vibration or a tremor,
We’re safe or is this world going down?

The future’s not written in stone,
A million possibilities that haven’t happened yet,
Something as small as a rainbow,
Could bring an army to its knees, just like we’d never met.

A plan, bizarre, from the mad mind of a tyrant,
How can I save the china from the bull?
The things that are, must not become the things that aren't,
Have you thought this plan through in full?

The future’s not written in stone,
A million possibilities that haven’t happened yet,
Something as small as a rainbow,
Could bring an army to its knees, just like we’d never met.


Is this what you wanted?
Is this what you need?
The sky colour rust?
Is this what you wanted?
Is this what you need?
An empty world full of dust?
Track Name: The Rescue
lying facedown drunk on the sidewalk thinking of her
is it love or all of this booze that's got me confused? i'm not sure

it's late and it's cold
and you just called to say hello
i should be there for you
i could be your rescue


you need each other
go to her, go to her
no time to wonder
go to her, go to her
how long you've yearned for this
an end to all your loneliness
now you've earned this sweet success


after all these years spent alone, i'm finally found
feel my heart in straight-time pound to the beat of this strange new sound

so drunk on you
the way you move, your sunset tunes
nothing's how we'd planned it
(one more step towards me)
we have to take this gambit
(with your shaking body)


you need each other
go to her, go to her
don't stop to wonder
go to her, go to her
every moment's led to this
flustered glance and fumbled kiss
now you deserve this happiness


(take you through the cold and snow
to that place we've never known)

i just need to let you know...
Track Name: Fireworks
What if you had said something different?
Do you even wonder what could be?
Is fate to you something that’s apparent?
Would she ever stay for tea?

As time fades away,
And your day becomes night,
Your collecting hair turning grey,
And fireworks that didn’t ignite.


You've lived that night over a thousand times,
and yet it always ends the same,
You really should learn to read the signs,
But you can’t bare to turn away.

As time fades away,
And your day becomes night,
Your collecting hair turning grey,
And fireworks that didn't ignite.

I just need, one more try,
I just need, another night,
I just need one more chance,
I should let it go, but I just can’t,

I just can’t,
Can’t,
I just can’t.