Love in Color

by Alek Vila

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credits

released February 1, 2000

music and lyrics by Alek Vila
backing vocals by Lisa LaMont (tracks 3, 10, 11)
Octaphone® by Richard “Doc” Bochenek (track 3)
mastered by Steve Hall, Future Disc Systems

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Track Name: Belief
You met me at the world’s end, and
Pressed against my heart you sent
Thoughts. Wishes. Intimate gestures.
I held you close as we looked on Westward.

Such moments are a precious few as when I’ve
Opened up my heart to you.

When all else failed you were there for me.
A steady calm in a boiling sea.

An angel come to rescue me.

And when you came to set me free and
Release me from this agony
A guiding light to lead the way when I was
Suffering from hunger pains.

How easy let you drift away.

My belief
You tear it away from me!
My belief!

I’ve lost my way on a winding course.
You’ve closed the doors.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Dumb Decisions
I’m living in a
World of regret these days
Driven to madness
Living in a haze.

I can’t tell a right from wrong.
How do I trust myself when I’m lost?
I’ve got “fool” stamped on my forehead, yes I do.
I’ve got a huge mess to clean up, and
I don’t know where to begin,

Because I’m all about dumb decisions.
I’m all about dumb decisions.
I’m all about dumb decisions.

I can’t believe how fast the
Time is going by.
It seems like only yesterday I was
Saying my goodbyes.
It’s not fair what I’m going through.
How could I know I’d be missing you?

Every day is a reminder of what
Could have been with you.
I’d be better off to give up trying to
Always think things through,

Because I’m all about dumb decisions.
I’m all about dumb decisions.
I’m all about dumb decisions.

Who’s crying now?
Sometimes it’s just too late.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Safe In My Keep
Distant horizons have beckoned, and
I stretch out my arms to meet them.
I’ve imagined the places that
I’d like to visit while
Pushing this boat on my own.

In the gloom I’ve laid quietly useless, and
In splendor I’m blinded and numb.
The second hand ticking is my only gauge of
How steadily I’m coming along.

Shooting through the airwaves are the
Noises of life
Bouncing off me and the stars in the sky, and
I hold still as I float and dream,
My memories safe in my keep.

The world’s crowded shores are ailing from
Hatred and envy... or that’s how it seems.
It’s been so long since I’ve said to you
“I’m coming home,”
While pushing this boat on my own.

Shooting through the airwaves are the
Noises of life
Bouncing off me and the stars in the sky, and
I hold still as I float and dream,
My memories safe in my keep.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Horizon
In a land of fuzzy peaches and trees
A life that stands against the wishes,
And I dream about my freedom, and
While you hold my heart the fever
Starts to take me out there.

A broken hand has lost its grip,
And I can feel that ceiling
Slip away from my head, and
While you take your time, I’m losing
My mind.

No thanks. The bridal
Broke. Don’t need to
Choke on your distortion.

I can see
The horizon.

I can see
The horizon.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Contact
Long day.
The clouds are here to stay.
Rolling over,
Up against my window pane.

Dark place.
Trouble’s on the way.
Coming down on you,
When you turn your eyes away.

I’m making contact.
I’m having impact.
I’m making contact.
I’m having impact.

Foul play.
I’ve thrown the rules away.
I’m a victim on a mission, and
Today is judgement day.

Dark days.
This time you’re gonna pay.
I’ve got an eye on you.
Ain’t gonna let you get away.

I’m making contact.
I’m having impact.
I’m making contact.
I’m having impact.

Cool rain.
Could wash the mess away.
I’ll need a breakneck current
To take away my shame.

Lost name.
It’s gone for better days.
When it’s time I die
I’ll be one more soul to claim

Under the sun.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Thank You
Out of the darkness
There came a light one day,
Showed me the Earth and the moon,
The sun and the rain.

I had no use for eyes before
Your smile appeared.
Your presence opened my heart
The day you held me near.

I was feeling so worthless,
You made me feel like gold.
You’re like a suit of armor
I wear against the cold.

I had no use for smiles until
Your heart appeared.
You showed a man how to laugh, and
Fall in love.

Now I just want to thank you
For saving my life, and
Babe, you’ve got to have
Faith in me that I’m right, and
If you want me to please go,
I’ll plead a tragic case... because
There’s no one on Earth that can
Take your place

I was ready to turn back,
But you brought me a roadmap.
Laid it out where our
Paths crossed with destiny.

Thought I needed some leeway
On a lover’s freeway.
Now the road’s so much
Smoother than it used to be.

Thank you, my love.
You turned a hopeful journey into
Something real,
And I just want you to know... that you have
Shaken every bone inside me.

And I
Hope that I can
Make you happy too.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Taste of Heaven
Welcome to the world.
Hope you’ll join the communion
Of loners collected
In the strangest of unions.

So pleased to see shining faces
Smiling for all humankind.
Time to empty our hearts of sorrow.
We’re gonna leave it behind.

What we have here on Earth is a
Taste of heaven.
Just a taste of heaven.
A little taste of hell.

What we have here on Earth is a
Taste of heaven
Just a taste of heaven.
A little taste of hell.

Taking turns at the stone,
I’ve seen you chasing your tail.
Our bellies are aching.
Hope you’re getting your fill.

It’s a race down a candy road.
Danger lurks in the cracks.
Like the game we are hunting,
We try to break from the pack.

What we have here on Earth is a
Taste of heaven.
Just a taste of heaven.
A little taste of hell.

What we have here on Earth is a
Taste of heaven
Just a taste of heaven.
A little taste of hell.

Here on Earth is a
Taste of heaven.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Control
Runaway from the change
You could never take it.
I don’t doubt it’s allowed. It’s
Like you’re running naked.

You’ll never control it.
You’ll never control it.

It’s your life. Takes you down,
Seeing nothin’ of it.
Feel your body battered 'round.
Wouldn't call it living.

You’ll never control it.
You’ll never control it,

And when they drag you out
Kicking and screaming,
Go on believing
You deserve something more,

And when the world feels like
It’s falling apart, and it
Breaks your heart.
You will run.

Runaway from the change
You could never take it.
I don’t doubt it’s allowed. It’s
Like you’re running naked.

You’ll never control it.
You’ll never control it.

It’s your life
Takes you down
Seeing nothin’ of it.
Feel your body battered ’round.
Wouldn’t call it living.

You’ll never control it.
You’ll never control it,

And when the clock runs out you’ll be
Tired and heaving.
So much for bleeding.
It’s a violent ride.

As the doors close, you were
Right from the start.
Gonna make your mark.
You will run.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Love In Color
There’s darkness ahead of me.
Don’t try to fill it for me.
Let me wallow in the absence.

There’s no love in the light.

Let the shadows dance.
I’ll dream tonight before I rest, and
My dreams will be
Better than life itself.

Aahh...

There’s form and direction, and
A play on suggestion.
Let me paint the reason.

There’s no love in reality.

Let me move the stone
The fantasy ressurrected.
Walking out of the tomb,
It stands perfected.

Aahh...

You offer saturation, and
What I see is what I get.

It’s a wonder why I bother.
There’s no love in color.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Sweet Angel
If I could tell you I love you,
Would this pain come out of my head?
You’ve got a grip on my heart, and
I’m dangling by a thread.

Baby, there’s somebody here
Who’d like to hold you ‘til the end of time.
There’s gotta be some way for me to know...

Am I killing myself for nothing?
Is that heart of gold of yours
Meant for me?
If I could show you what you mean.

You came out of nowhere,
Taking big steps. Your eyes a-glow.
You’ve got charm, and you know it.
When you work the room it’s like a puppet show.
I was a target for you, and
My soft shell wasn’t bulletproof.
Was it wrong how you
Managed to take me down?
Are you taking my love for granted?
I was caught off guard when you reached for me.

I surrender can’t you see?

Angel, you’re breaking my heart.
Distant lover,
What kind of game did you start?
Brazen woman,
I want a sign from you.

Show me that your heart is true!

Your bases are covered.
You like to watch your back along the way.
You make a mess of your lovers.
As you look forward they see yesterday.

I want a message from you, that
You’re not ready to let me go.
I’ve got heartache just
Standing next to you!

I just want you to know what I’m made of.
Would you take my hand, now, before it’s gone?

I’ve been waiting for so long.

Angel, you’re breaking my heart
Distant lover,
what kind of game did you start?
Brazen woman,
I want a sign from you.

Show me that your heart is true!
Show me that your heart is true!


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: One More Step
Under stinging sun,
I’m making tracks.
I can read my trail when I’m
Looking back.
I hold my soul in the
Palm of my hand,
Dropping pieces as I go
Across the land,

And up ahead,
The unknown.
Silent and patient.
Guarded and free.
With one more step it unfolds, but
It holds me back. Yeah,
It holds me back.

With hardened heart,
Under wrinkled skin,
My mind is the shelter I
Take comfort in, and
As things spin I’ve
Set my pace.
Gonna forage forward
To a greater place,

And up ahead,
The unknown.
Faceless and ancient.
Waiting for me.
With one more step it unfolds, but
It holds me back. Yeah,
It holds me back.

When the sun goes down on a
Peaceful night,
Stars wink at the Earth with their
Glimmering light.
As my weary shell is
Laid to rest,
I take in strength
For this mortal quest.

And up ahead,
The unknown.
Silent and patient.
Guarded and free.
With one more step it unfolds, and
You can’t go back.
No, you won’t go back.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records
Track Name: Insanity
I’ll wait forever, if
That’s the price I have to pay
On this endeavour.

I’ll save your place.
It’s my most cherished space.

Your moves are clever.
You make it hard to disobey.
My soul seeks pleasure.

You’ll play your way.
It’s a dangerous game.

In - sane!
The voices take hold of me and
Call me in.

If you’re looking out for me.
Don’t step in front of me.
I give in.

In this darkened chamber,
I keep vigilance on countless days
For a fiery stranger.

Unchained exchange
Keeps the edge off the pain.

In - sane!
The voices take hold of me and
Call me in.

If you’re looking out for me,
Don’t step in front of me.
I give in.


lyrics by Alek Vila, ©1999 Racing Heart Records