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Run Pass Option

by The Deafening Colors

A motorcycle growing rust in the tool shed, Wonder if my hands are strong enough to hold it? I'd get a couple grand if I sold it, Sixteen summers since the franchise folded, Hold it. I can't hold it. On Friday night I let the ball fall down On Monday morning, had to carry it around Walk the halls real ugly 'til the bell sounds I couldn't tell what was real, what was practice Scarlet Letter on my varsity jacket Sixteen summers since I threw it in the attic - Do I even have it?
Show me out the door, I won't sign your form, Bottom-feeder, bottom line, You keep yours and I'll keep mine You're never going home, You can count on a crime, can't count on a crime. They'll disconnect my phone. Now they'll lock the door, Shelter from my form, True believer, I don't mind, I won't look for what you find You're never going home. Disconnect the phone.
Take away my arms Take away my fight Take away my bark Take away my bite Take away my stars Take away my stripes Take away my farms Take away my life Take away my car Take away my bike Take away my stars Take away my stripes
Crash Course 02:40
Take the training wheels and put them back in the tool shed, Take a savings bond to the bank, they say we can't cash it, Empty space where the oak trees fell, The city made me cement my well, And just last week, he was riding on a bicycle. Rent a room two blocks from the beach, We knew that he'd trash it, Cherry Red Honda shadow, We knew that he'd crash it Empty space on the Parkway North The city mailed us the whole report. And just last week, he was riding on a bicycle.
Plug me in again, Real as it can be, I need you to plug me in again. Now we're driving down the freeway, The beach seems as real as it can be, Now we're sitting in the alley, And you're pressing really close to me, I need you to plug me in again, Kelly tell me why do you pretend? That you'd let the end just be the end? I need you to plug me in again. Now we're driving down the freeway, We careen and we're sitting by the sea, You ask me if I'm a tourist, I tell you that you'll have to wait and see. Kelly, let's be free Spend your death with me Kelly, please don't leave Spend your death with me Kelly, marry me Spend your death with me Kelly, let's be free
She moved to Oklahoma, She got her tongue split like a snake, Tattooed a devil's star, We rattled at the wake, 15, she's a ticket-taker, 16, singing songs in the basement, 31, we should've chased her, 62, and I still can't explain it, She moved to Oklahoma, I've never driven through the plains, They say it's dusty there, but isn't ash and dust the same?


"Run Pass Option" is our third album. It follows 2015's "Carousel Season" and 2012's "Upstairs."


released January 28, 2019

All songs on "Run Pass Option" were written and performed by John Paul Arthur and Cristofer Slotoroff.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Cris in a basement in Linwood, NJ, two different basements in Weehawken, NJ, and a bedroom in New York City, NY.

More information available at www.thedeafeningcolors.com.

Email thedeafeningcolors@gmail.com.


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Based in Weehawken, New Jersey.

"When you come to with a hangover on a crowded beach, these are the songs you’ll have dreamt about." - John Guttschall

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