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Color and Reflection

by Nocturnal Sunshine

Released 2011
Released 2011
An upbeat debut album with classic rock and roll influences, a positive attitude, great storytelling and real electric and acoustic guitar, bass and drums. The minimal use of effects on the album give it a raw feel.
  • 04:39 Story Lyrics
    Will I See You Tomorrow

    Track 1:   Will I See You Tomorrow

     

    Oh the world stopped and my heart dropped

    And you’re staring, staring, staring through my eyes

    Now I know I’ve never met you but I think we’d be content to

    And I’d love you, love you, love you, it will not die.

     

    I stare down on your sightline, your eyes so deep a lifetime

    Of hopes and fears and dreams that hold me captive

    But what I cannot see in you won’t hurt me if it’s true

    Why do you stare on stare on stare on back at me?

     

    Will I see you tomorrow, will I see you again?

    Would you hold me much longer, right till the end?

    Oh love what would I say if I could talk to you?

     

    As I pulled out of the station that look an invitation

    To spend a moment of eternity with you

    Now that moment’s come and gone and I am rushing on

    Thinking only of those hazel eyes so true

     

    Will I see you tomorrow, will I see you again?

    Would you hold me much longer, right till the end?

    Oh love what would I say if I could talk to you?

     

    I think of the things that could be, are they the things that should be

    If I turned round, turned round, turned round I’d be with you

    But now real life rushes back along the beaten track

    And I drive on, drive on, drive on, drive on, drive on, drive on, hey!

     

    Will I see you tomorrow, will I see you again?

    Would you hold me much longer, right till the end?

    Oh love what would I say if I could talk to you?

    What would I say if I could talk to you?

     

     

    Will I see You Tomorrow

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 04:04 Story Lyrics
    Sometime Wonderful

    Track 2:   Sometime Wonderful

     

    I thought of you just the other day,

    I found your number.

    So I’m giving you this call.

     

    I don’t know if you’re still around these days,

    it seems like it’s been ages

    since we’ve spoken.

     

    So anyway please give me a call,

    maybe we could get together sometime.

     

    Sometime would be wonderful.

    I’ve really missed you.

    Seems I’ve caught you at a bad time,

    maybe we could meet for dinner in the city.

     

    It was so nice to see you at the Colonnade,

    you look so well.

    I didn’t know you applied to art school,

    so did I.

     

    But you’re a teacher now;

    that must be fun.

    I’ve always thought about it,

    but I’ve never had the time.

     

    Sometime would be wonderful.

    You’ll have to tell me about it.

    I’ll tell you how the station’s going

     and about our old school.

     

    Things are not so well for me,

    I’m a bit behind.

    The rent is so hard,

    and work doesn’t pay that well.

    I can’t go on.

     

    I have news for you,

    I finally got that job.

    But it’s so far away,

    half the country.

    And I start next week,

    my plane’s in the morning.

    And I’m so sorry that our time wasn’t long.

     

    But if you give me a call,

    leave a message, I’ll listen.

     

    Sometime wonderful, sometime wonderful,

    sometime wonderful, sometime wonderful,

    sometime wonderful, sometime wonderful,

    sometime wonderful, sometime wonderful.

     

    Goodbye, oh it’s been wonderful.

    I hope I’ll come back again.

     This time it’s so beautiful.

     

    Now we know friendship isn’t hard

    when you take it just as it comes.

     

    But now I must be on my way,

    but now I must be on my way,

    but now I must be on my way.

     

    Sometime Wonderful

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 04:00 Story Lyrics
    Red Rocky

    Track 3:  Red Rocky

     

    He was a Texas straight shooter and he hung with the looters,

    tryin' 'a keep clear the arm of the law.

    With cool, cool head and the top dog dead,

     he rose to the top of the squah.

     

    Red Rocky

    Red Rocky

     

    From Abilene through to New Orleans he was wanted for shootin’ Mcgraw;

     but when you kill a young lady by the name of Lil’ Katie

     you know he just ain’t right there.

     

     Now Bill “Boy” Brown, the kid with a frown tracked ol’ Red Rocky down.

    He got a white hot feelin’ and he knew that he was nearin’ as he rode on into town.

     

    Red Rocky

    Red Rocky

     

    Turned ‘round did Rocky when he heard it hot and chalky,

    the voice he’d heard once before.

    “Well you killed my little lover, but you’ll never kill another,

    pull your gun and we’ll have it out here.”

     

    So he drew real fast shot the boy the silence vast,

    Billy crippled to the ground life was tore;

    but when he looked down at his chest he saw the hole in his vest,

    Rocky knew he’d never shoot no more.

     

    Red Rocky

    Red Rocky

    Red Rocky

    Red Rocky

     

    Red Rocky

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:49 Story Lyrics
    Fire All Around

    Track 4:  Fire All Around

     

    The ground is shaking, can’t keep it still;

    I don’t know what is happening, I don’t think I will.

    A plume of darkened cloud hangs high above our heads,

    high above the mountain that we know so well.

     

    Oh! Ash falls from the sky.

     

    Running from the heat, it’s all around me;

    I see the same feelings in other people as they flee.

    Fire all around can’t be right,

    at this rate we’re gonna die tonight.

     

    Feet like lead, dark are the pounds,

    I feel like I’m sinkin’ into the ground.

    Fire all around can’t be right;

    now in my time I can see no light.

     

    Oh! Runnin’ through the fields up to the trees,

    they’re falling down from the heat on the breeze.

    Fire all around can’t be right

    at this rate we’re gonna die tonight.

     

    The ground is shakin’ debris is in the air

    we’re all going down and they don’t even care.

    Ash falls down filling my lungs I can’t breathe…

     

    Oh! Fire falls from the sky.

     

    People crying out through the dark night,

    the wind is down, and I can’t even fight.

    Fire all around can’t be right;

    now in my time I can see no light.

     

     

     

     

    Fire All Around

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:35 Story Lyrics
    Hey Baby (Camden Song)

    Track 5:  Hey Baby (Camden Song)

     

    Sailin’ out of Camden on the New Orleans

    Passing little vessels gliding through the breeze

    She was my baby with her hair hung down

    Green eyes a laughing with the sea all around

     

    Hey pretty baby won’t you come back here

    The day seems brighter when you’re sitting near

     

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

     

    Skipping stones cross the pretty ol’ harbor

    Walking holding hands through the little green arbor

    She said I like you but I’m a little daunted

    So I leaned down and gave her what she wanted

     

    I like to see you laughing you are very dear

    But when I kissed you last time it ended with a tear

     

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

     

    I like to see you laughing you are very dear

    But when I kissed you last time it ended with a tear

     

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

     

    Now I sit alone on the benches and the pier

    Thinking of the good times when I had more cheer

    The wind isn’t warm the sea’s not laughing now

    I’ll just have to think of her flying on that bow

     

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

     Hey baby did you have to leave me?

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

    Hey baby did you have to leave me?

     

    Hey Baby (Camden Song)

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 04:34 Story Lyrics
    Home With Me

    Track 6:  Home With Me

     

    Dream, the patterns rush on

    Dance, keep pace to the dawn

    Light, by night I roam

     

    What if I missed the train you ride, watched you disappear into the night

    Could our paths cross again, could you find your home with me?

     

    If they don't just want you to know

    The good I do, well it's for you

     

    As I turn my head around I catch your eyes so soft and brown

    If our eyes should never meet how could you find your home with me?

     

    Light, by night I roam

    I know you're under that star

     

    As I turn my head around I catch your eyes so soft and brown

    If our eyes should never meet how could you find your home with me?

     

     

    Home With Me

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:20 Story Lyrics
    Purple Clouds

    Track 7:  Purple Clouds

     

    Purple clouds drifting from the sea

    The sunlight is warm upon my head

    We were together again, she was beside me

    But it was just sweet memories

     

    I’m so sorry for the things I said

    They cut deeper than I ever meant

    Now there’s space between us, the way the wind would lean us

    Now I’m cursing my fool head

     

    Listenin’ to the bluebirds flying up above

    Singin’ songs with smooth melodies

    So darkness rose over the gentle horizon

    It fades away, away from me

     

    I’m so sorry for the things I said

    They cut deeper than I ever meant

    Now there’s space between us, the way the wind would lean us

    Now I’m cursing my fool head

     

    The waves of anger crash and burn over the salty shore of my mind

    The power so much stronger soothes my icy head, oh so refined

    Remind me of the things that give me diamond wings, oh let me fly on home

     

    Purple clouds drift into the sea,

    No, not to be seen by you or me

    I feel the day as it slips away

    The night is a cloak studded in jewels

     

     

     

    Purple Clouds

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:24 Lyrics
    Your Heart's Mine

    Track 8:  Your Heart's Mine

     

    I saw you in a dream I had

    Your face was all drawn and sad

    We danced to the trees

    and on through your eyes

     

    You fade as I wake

    You seem so opaque

    I can't forget you

    Do you even know who I am?

     

    Now I walk the street

    Can't even follow your feet

    You glide through the skies

    I know your heart flies

     

    Because your heart's mine

     

    I saw you in my dream last night

    You've gone so far from my sight

    It's not my choice

    My ears filled with white noise

     

    Because your heart's mine

     

    And I don't know how

    And it seems so now

    I've left you to lie

    I've let you die

    I've forgotten you.

     

     

    Your Heart’s Mine

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:23 Story Lyrics
    Write My Way

    Track 9:  Write My Way

     

     

    Now I write my way

    I’ll show you my perfect day

    No time for goodbyes

    I’m right on time for that sunrise

     

    The leaves turn their backs on the sun

    The wind barrels down on its run

    A more seasoned eye

    Could tell me where the storm and why

     

    Drenched and soaked, electric fire

    Purge the sky, copper wire

    Duck down low, close to the ground

    Raincoat patter, only sound

     

     

    I can see on for miles

    Canyon’s tempting and secret smiles

    Now I am alone

    The road at my back calls me home

     

    Drenched and soaked, electric fire

    Purge the sky, copper wire

    Duck down low, close to the ground

    Raincoat patter, only sound

     

    Put aside your selfish pride

    Take me on just throw me down at your side.

     

     

    Write My Way

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 03:10 Story Lyrics
    Black Rose

    Track 10:  Black Rose

     

    Hey there dark procession

    Take me from this dull place

    Black Rose at your center

    Show me things I want to know

     

    Dark blue curtains on your

    bedroom table tell me

    Why the sad face when you’re

    only second in the line?

     

    Flow of people comes with

    red arrangements to your

    wedding solitary

    without bride to hold your eyes

     

    Did you know that her

    Eyes were foggy seas

    And her heart a boat

    Sailing stealthily

     

    Black Rose let me be

    Black Rose let me be

    Black Rose let me be

    Black Rose let me be 

     

    Black Rose

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 04:19 Story Lyrics
    Still Screaming the Name

    Track 11:  Still Screaming the Name

     

    Speak to me child you are so far away,

    and won’t you come with me today?

    You’re fading so fast I can scarcely believe

    you once held my hand real and warm.

    But it can’t last the time, you are distant and cruel,

    I cannot believe you are the same.

    But you can’t stand the time you sit all alone,

    your heart still screaming her name, oh babe!

     

    You come to me now with your head in the clouds;

    you want to be on your way.

    Your voice is a shakin,’ though mine is still strong,

    that is the end of my day.

     

    But it can’t last the time,

    you are distant and cruel,

    I cannot believe you are the same.

    But you can’t stand the time you sit all alone,

    your heart still screaming the name, oh babe!

     

     

    Promises broken and dead on the floor,

    is that the reason you came?

    Darkness hangs thick like the night all around,

    something is wrong with your game.

     

    But it can’t last the time,

    you are distant and cruel,

    I cannot believe you are the same.

    But you can’t stand the time you sit all alone,

    your heart still screaming her name, oh babe!

     

    Posters and pictures and names all fly by,

    a blur of the rush in my head.

    Cities and states and roads all go by,

    I scream things I never said.

     

    Fighting my fears back with Navaho blade,

    how did I let you down oh?

    until I saw you weren’t the angel you seemed,

    and I’d find the girl just for me.

     

    Still Screaming the Name

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

     

    www.timryanmusic.com

  • 05:53 Story Lyrics
    Here With You

    Track 12:  Here with You

     

    I don’t know how you found your way back to me

    And though I had lost you somewhere in a dream long ago

     

    Now you found my home

    Here on this train

    In this crowded city

    Stifled in the rain

     

    Oh I love you

    And I know that you know it’s true

    But the best words I have to say

    Aren’t written in books far away

    Or said in the park night and day

    It’s here, here with you

    Here with you

    Here with you

     

    Now we’re so close pushed by the crowd here in the subway

    And I know that you wouldn’t have it any other way, that’s why you’re here

     

    Lean against me now

    I’ve got my hold

    Rocky ground and sky

    You won’t fall with me here

     

    Oh I love you

    And I know that you know it’s true

    But the best words I have to say

    Aren’t written in books far away

    Or said in the park night and day

    It’s here, here with you

    Here with you

    Here with you

     

    This time moves slowly set apart from years that we’ve left behind

    And this future’s brighter than a thousand stars aflame high in the sky

     

    Burn on you Leo

    You mouse in the sky

    We will not forget you

    When we outshine your light

     

    Oh I love you

    And I know that you know it’s true

    But the best words I have to say

    Aren’t written in books far away

    Or said in the park night and day

    It’s here, here with you

    Here with you

    Here with you

    But the best words I have to say

    Aren’t written in books far away

    Or said in the park night and day

    It’s here, here with you

    Here with you

    Here with you

     

     

    Here With You

    Color and Reflection

    Nocturnal Sunshine

    Lyrics and music by Tim Dixon

    Copyright 2007

     

    www.timryanmusic.com

NOTES
So here is the long awaited official release of Nocturnal Sunshine's debut album. Tim, Scott and Damon have been playing and performing together for 10 years since they were 14.
They have been heavily influenced by the last generation of rockers of the 60's and are big fans of Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix , The Beatles, Billy Joel and Pink Floyd. Many more modern influences are also evident in their songs including Red Hot Chili …
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