Colours

by Lisa Maps

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Inspired by Lisa’s journey back to music as an adult, Colours is an endearing collection of songs exploring the importance, as well as the difficulty, of being yourself.

What began as a plan to produce some simple DIY recordings of a few songs – a ‘pre-EP’ – quickly escalated as Lisa spent the second half of 2018 discovering the wonders of electric guitars and virtual instruments. The end result includes some heartfelt acoustic performances and a little experimental electro-folk, with a vibrant, folk-pop anthem as its title track. Colours is the realisation of a lifelong dream, and transcends the bedroom in which it was recorded.

If you haven't heard it yet, what are you waiting for?

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released March 29, 2019

Written, recorded and performed by Lisa Maps.
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering.

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Lisa Maps Canberra, Australia

A child of the singer-songwriter tradition with influences spanning the folk, pop and country genres, Lisa is an original and engaging performer with a unique and powerful voice.

Alternately contemplative, uplifting and melancholy, her songs are always authentic and honest, whether she is writing about love and heartbreak or social issues.
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Track Name: Colours
Another circle round the sun
You light the candle, but where'd the time go?
The path gets narrow from now on
When you chose it did you notice?

'Cause it's been a while since you took your eyes off your feet
To look around and see where it's led
When did you give up chasing your dreams
To run from your fears instead?

And what are you waiting for?
You've seen the light now, you're in the fight now
You were holding back before
But today's yours, so hold your course
Let your colours fly

The years have settled on your face
The coloured paint goes where the pain shows
So now you're giving up your place
You made the safe choice, but paid with your voice

And it's been so long since you let your heart decide
That you can't hear it now when it speaks
So do you have the strength to rebuild?
To express who you are underneath?

And what are you waiting for?
You've seen the light now, you're in the fight now
You were holding back before
But today's yours, so hold your course
Let your colours fly

'Cause it's been a while since you took your eyes off your feet
To figure out where this path has led
When are you going to stop following
And carve out your own instead?

And what are you waiting for?
You've seen the light now, you're in the fight now
You were holding back before
But today's yours, so hold your course

What are you waiting for?
You were holding back before
But today's yours, so hold your course
Let your colours fly
Track Name: Lost Days
Look at me now, I'm doing better
I've emptied out my glass of wine
I took my pills, and got enough rest
But I'm getting old before my time

Who would I be if you'd never touched me?
If you took all the pain away?
Who would I be if I'd never known you?
If you gave me back all the lost days

Look at me now, I'm getting somewhere
But for every step I take I've paid a price
I lost some friends, quit my old scene
And had to choose some parts of me to sacrifice

Who would I be if you'd never touched me?
If you took all the pain away?
Who would I be if I'd never known you?
If you gave me back all the lost days

Who would I be if you'd never touched me?
If you took all the pain away?
I'll never know who I would be without you
If I could get back all those lost days
Track Name: Sugarcoat
Here I am, where I fell
And where you found me
You think I'm special, I can tell
And so you've claimed me

Oh but I can see myself reflected in your eyes
You don't see the broken parts, you don't realise

'Cause you've wrapped me in your sugarcoat
And now you think you love me

I've been making bad choices for a while
Been trying to find an escape from my old lifestyle
And I'd gotten so tired from having to stay strong
I was at my breaking point when you came along

And you wrap me in your sugarcoat
And I pull it tight against the cold
'Cause here underneath your sugarcoat
I don't think you know me

Well here I am, where I fell
And you pick me up and tell me I'm perfect

So how do I explain, there's more here than what you see
And you might not feel that way if you knew all of me

'Cause you've wrapped me in your sugarcoat
And I never could handle the cold
But here, underneath your sugarcoat
I just hope you like me

Well here I am, where I fell
Track Name: Into the Fray
Are you ready, player one?
Confirm character selection
And press start to continue

It's time to choose your quest
Would you like to change your weapon?
You are leaving the starter zone

So take as much as you can hold
Collect your potions and your gold

'Cause there's a battle up ahead
And they're going to try to break you
So can you hold the line?
Can you save the day this time?
'Cause if it's you against the world
That's how you come to be a hero
So get back into the fray
You will find your way

The fights keep getting harder every time you level up
Can feel like you're going backwards
Like you're never good enough

But are you sure you want to quit now?
Unsaved progress will be lost
Did you forget how far you'd come?

Don't lose your head now that you're here
Your path is clear

'Cause there's a battle up ahead
And once again they'll try to break you
But you can hold the line
You can save the day this time
Because it's you against the world
That's why you get to be the hero
So get back into the fray
You will find your way

And there are some fights you won't win
You'll have to restart once or twice
You can do everything right, but you still have to roll the dice

Just remember why you're here
And give it another try

'Cause there's a battle up ahead
And this might be the big one
So can you hold the line?
Can you save the day this time?
And it's you against the world
You must believe you're gonna make it
You've gotta get into the fray
If you're gonna win the day

'Cause there's a battle up ahead
And once again they'll try to break you
But you can hold the line
You can save the day this time
And it's you against the world
That's why you get to be the hero
So get back into the fray
You will find your way
Track Name: All the Children
I fear, I hurt, I hesitate
I see children run in but I'm much too late
I watch, I hide, I move so slow
Trying to learn what all of the children know

I sing, I dance, i try to climb
I see children doing it all the time
I smile, I scream, I let it go
Like the children did 'till we told them 'no'

They laugh out loud, they hope, they dream
While we sit and wonder what might have been
Where do all of those children go?
We forget the things all the children know

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