Femme

by The Colonnade

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released January 19, 2016

Recorded by Cory Best
Mixed and Mastered by Simon Katz
Produced by Cory Best, Jordan Rich, and Sean Camargo

Trumpet: Alec Alabado
Bass: Mackenzie Tate
Drums: Ryan Bernardo
Synth: Jordan Rich
Guitars: Jordan Rich, Sean Camargo
Backing Vocals: Sean Camargo, Jordan Rich. Mackenzie Tate
Vocals: Sean Camargo

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We are ‘The Colonnade’; four relatively sad boys making jangly, indie-rock out of Boston, MA since the summer of 2014.

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Track Name: Collegiate
Waking up inside your house
Trying catch the warmth that you left on the indent of your bed sheets

You're 17, a silk desire
So set it on fire
With me

Meet me by the fountain
Reflecting pool
You shake the feathers on your gray hat
And brush the beads of rain up off your shoulder

You're a dorm room desire
We'll set it on fire
Again

Roll down the windows and we'll drive
Skipping town to Salem tonight
You knit a present and stuffed it up
It's haunting and it chokes me up but it's harmless
Nothing was as scary as me
On that sweet fall evening
So wipe the tears off your wrinkled sleeve
And take that necklace off
It's just a memory

Much like me

Lock me up in that drawer you put it in
It was easy enough for you
Track Name: Adolescent
In hotels
I'll turn the TV off
Why does it feel like I'm nowhere at all

I'm sorry I didn't like your sweater
But we would always dress for the weather
I tried girl
You know you tried girl

You're electric in my head
I got a voltage in my head
I know it's bad to be around hush now don't be loud
We'll wake them up
Don't wake them up

The letters you'll never get to read
Well we don't talk any more at all
I always gave you my coat cause
I don't mind the getting in the cold
I tried girl
You know I tried

You're electric in my head
I got a voltage in my head
I know it's bad to be around hush now don't be loud
We'll wake them up
Don't wake them up

Yeah I want it all, I got it all
You said to me you like the fall
I taught you all those words
Your tongue clutched in your cheek
Your innocent but you're a freak
Oh God
Thats fucked
Track Name: Upstate
I can't stop looking at pictures of you
Here alone in my dim lit room
I can't stop the thoughts you know it's true and
The dreams you haunt are never enough
So you eat my time up
Yeah you eat my time up

You took a plane up to Rhode Island in the summer
Did you laugh at all of his witty jokes
You should know that I hate it so with your
Pretty clothes and eyeshadow
I hate it

New England sky
Shimmer off the cars and buildings
Like you did in the glow of her eyes
Yeah
New England sky can I make you mine

And most of all I miss the snow as it sits on your hair
And most of all I miss the sun as it soaks your skin
And most of all I miss your bones
And the way they cradle me
I miss your bones
And the sugar on your cheek

New England sky
Shimmer off the cars and buildings
Like you did in the glow of her eyes
Yeah
New England sky can I make you mine

Oh come on
Track Name: The Astronaut
Always with your orange purse
Looking back at Berlin
Books and clothes up on your bed and
Counting all your new friends

You're an astronaut
Got a degree in engineering
Mine don't mean much
It's true
But NASA's really proud of you

Not too young
Spent your twenties on campus housing
No you didn't make the Ivy League
But your parents are still proud of you

Into fashion
Throw that parka on
It's raining over snow in October

Boston street lights pull you away tonight
And carry you where you need be
Not on my side you're set free

Boston street lights pull away tonight
You're grains of sand in my hand
The tides they pull a hard bend
From me
Track Name: Femme
Pick up your pride slip it in your pocket
Take those little pictures of friends and hang them on your wall
Walk with the right crowd
And the boys will be there begging you to come around

The party's going to be over when you're gone
So you'd hold your head high for some made up reason
The party's going to be over when you're gone and
You had asked why I left but I'd never tell you
You don't care at all

Hide your skin you don't have enough makeup on
Put that little dress on the girls are going out tonight
Say the right thing out loud
And the boys will stop and stare begging you to come round

The party's going to be over when you're gone
So you'd hold your head high for some made up reason
The party's going to be over when you're gone and
You had asked why I left but I'd never tell you
You don't care at all
You don't

The party's going to be over when you're gone
So you'd hold your head high for some made up reason
The party's going to be over when you're gone and
You had asked why I left but I'd never tell you
You don't care at all
Alright
Track Name: Commemoration
I found you
Sitting on your windowsill
A pretty scarf around your neck
I'll visit you at night

The way you look at me
When you've got your keen eye focused
On some other boy
I won't call you on the land line you won't pick up

Kiss me
Don't care that I'm second today
You got the perfect glasses on
Just one last selfish kiss

The way you look at me
When you've got your keen eye focused
On some other boy
I won't call you on the land line
It's busy
I know

He's on the phone with you
You cheeky little girl
You won't be needing me
Track Name: Saunter
We took a stroll down the cobblestone roads
I thought we didn't have much to go
But the long winter stressed our hearts and
Yes I'm tired of feeling like that
Well don't you know

It goes on and on
Living inside a Polaroid
I'm disenchanted
On and on
Living inside a Polaroid
Well I cant understand it
At least you're around it

First day of spring on the tips of our tongues
It lifted into the cool air
The ice is still surrounding us and
Yes I fell into the Charles
My feet were cold before then

It goes on and on
Living inside a Polaroid
I'm disenchanted
On and on
Living inside a Polaroid
Well I cant understand it
At least you're around it

It goes on and on
Living inside a Polaroid
I'm disenchanted
On and on
Living inside a Polaroid
Well I cant understand it
At least you're around it

Glass of Merlot
I'm so shallow
I should get home
Always walking on my own
Track Name: Abroad
This won't
Be the last time
You'll say goodbye to Manhattan and the sun

Drive my car
We're leaving tonight
So come on
Shout it out
How else am I
Supposed to know you care

Last light on Montreal
So shy
How sweet the sounds of youth are in my head
Oh no we're lost again

Drive my car
We're leaving tonight
So come on
Shout it out
How else am I
Supposed to know you care

Trust me
Your hair looks fine
Track Name: Modern Taste
White flakes and
Golden shakes
That beige chiffon
In modern taste
Hopeless romantics

You don't care much for cigarettes but
Baby blue your fragile chest is
Enough to keep me warm

I can be your boy
Your boy
Your consolation prize
In time
Whoa

Black lace
A steady face
You don't pick up
You leave no trace
What do you have to prove

You don't care much for
Hi-tops and studs
So roll up your jeans and
Pull back your cuffs
Your pastel wardrobe is fucked

I can be your boy
Your boy
Your consolation prize
In time
Whoa

We'll set it off inside my room
We'll set it off inside my room
Oh come on and just
Set it off inside my room
Yeah come on and just
Set it off inside my room
Track Name: Dormancy
Come on over
Lock the door behind you
I'll take your coat
Take your shoes off
Hide in my covers

Throw your bags under my bed
Leave your clothes along the cold hardwood floor

The sugar melts off your lips and
I'm not tired of you keeping me up all night
No need for sleep

Moved out in the summer
Your mother knit your sweater
Patched your coats up
A cold winter ahead

Wrote your life on tiny paper triangles
Now rub the lead off your hands

The sugar melts off your lips and
I'm not tired of you keeping me up all night
No need for sleep

Your body in disarray
You wake up early
You don't take a glance back
You've got an agenda
Well the seasons just aren't the same
Without you