Cobalt 60 Blue

by Diatessaron

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released January 19, 2013

Recorded at Taylor Sound
Produced, mixed and mastered at Recorder Records

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Track Name: Kitestrings
Me and my vessel know I'm old and it's time to go
Me and my vessel know I'm old and it's time to go
'Cause I was just passing through as people tend to do
And my body's aglow and if you don't know it's a cobalt 60 blue

Freedom and a bird once told me
"Down on the wing is a silly thing"
And I don't know why I'm not in the sky
I'm a kite held by a string

Dying can happen slow if you only will it so
Dying can happen slow if you only will it so
But I was just passing through as people tend to do
And my body's aglow and if you don't know it's a cobalt 60 blue

Nevermind the dark of night
And just ignore the light of day
It's okay, you'll be fine as the stars combine
And you wash your mind in gamma rays

I'm afraid!
I'm afraid!

Grains of the skies in mine eyes
Milky white and clean
As the clouds crystallize
Stratus crystalline
Quiet falling design
Muted cascade
Ivory ash crystalline
Faintly falling fade

The seconds swing to and fro and the world is under snow
But a tower can only grow to a high place from below
And dying can happen slow if you only will it so
But me and my vessel know I'm old and it's time to go
I'm old and it's time to go
Track Name: Castaway
Green cumulous clouds the memories
Transgressions and trancendencies
Words that remain unsaid

For yet as I delve
Into the depths of this uncharted mind
I shouldn’t be surprised by the strength that I find
More than you could ever know, more than you could ever know

Rebuild and restructure
Chisel my stone into flesh
And mold strength from this clay

‘Cause yet as I delve
Into the depths of this cobwebbed mind
I shouldn’t be surprised by the source of strength that I find
More than you could ever know, more that you could ever know

In your eyes I see my face

Will you be my Michelangelo?
Take me to your God and mold beauty from my empty form
Make me what you want

Let me take you places we’ve never been
Dusk, dawn, and everything in between
Let me take you places we’ve never been
From dusk to dawn, let me be by your side
Track Name: The Hourglass
A black widow and a copperhead
Fell in love and they went to bed
While the smoke churned overhead
And from the forge of their passion rose
The watch old man Saturn chose
Or so the story goes

But don’t worry if the numbers find you
Don’t worry if they seem to bind you
Look up and the sunlight blinds you
But look in and it’s undefined you know

Time dies away to vanish
Just soon as its moment's banished

The tickless tock of a tockless clock
Blows away like a ground up cinder block
It just needs to be unlocked
But as the time dunes whirl away
To the sandstorm beach of a frozen day
An old corpse is a child at play

But don’t worry if the numbers find you
Don’t worry if they seem to bind you
Look up and the sunlight blinds you
But look in and it’s undefined you know

Time dies away to vanish
Just soon as it's moment's banished

If I let time unwind and live behind it
You'd be a statue of the life you live as you designed it
If I existed out of time, eternal as a minus sign
Don’t cry for me

Downtown away there’s a spider and a snake who look into each others’ weeping eyes and pray
The fading sands the fading sands, the fading sands the hourglass has lost its hands
Don’t cry for me
Don’t cry for me

But don’t worry if the numbers find you
Don’t worry if they seem to bind you
Look up and the sunlight blinds you
But look in and it’s undefined you know
Track Name: A Magnet's Love Song
Take my hand, babe, and let it fall
Because it wasn't really a hand at all
You weren't ready for my call -- no way, no way
A magnet's love song can make you blind
A momentary touch, our fields align

I'm designed, babe, to hold you tight
My north against your south, my left your right
We'll sixty-nine tonight -- okay, okay
A magnet's love song extols a fact
It's obvious that opposites attract

If you free my heart you'll tear my soul apart
And it may be art to wind up where you start
But if I'm free I'll drown so tear my freedom down
'Cause a jester's crown is still just a hat on a clown

Hear me now, babe, and listen well
There's something that you gotta let me tell
'Cause if you don't, we'll go through hell
A magnet's love song contains a catch
Polarities can never ever match

If you free my heart you'll tear my soul apart
And it may be art to wind up where you start
But if I'm free I'll drown so tear my freedom down
'Cause a jester's crown is still just a hat on a clown

And I fear you'll turn away
And betray me
I've seen the Earth's reversal
Time after time

Take my hand, babe, and don't let it go
If you're above me then I'll be below
And if you're right in front then I'll be left behind
So take my hand and understand
We're magnets and we're lovers intertwined