Box of Colours

by @kyrla

Liner Notes

my tribute to all the webcomic artists out there

Track 14 of 16 on Modern Technic

#electronic #synthpop

Lyrics

Open up your Box of Colours
Take your pick of any shade.
As another round of stories,
They get written on the page.

A never-ending stream of situations and events
When we hear that bell, we read it well,
And we never know which way they’ll go,
They twist and turn in spectrums shining out
To the wider world out there.

You sold your soul to midnight coal,
Your arms to desert sand.
Your latest phone is London Stone,
Your wallet’s dark pecan,
In a tidal wave of swatches,
And away they go.

Box of Colours, gathering codes,
Land of subjects ready to pose,
Pixel perfect panels in place,
Warm emotions on every face.

Ensemble marching out, parade,
The lucky ones land on our front page,
You watch the numbers rise and rise,
Your story spreading far and wide,
And we’ll all be back next week,
And away we go.

Box of Colours, gathering codes,
Land of models ready to pose,
Pixel perfect panels in place,
Warm emotions on every face.

Box of Colours, page after page,
Heroes, villains, taking the stage,
Grab the lights, a new golden age,
Matinee live in cyberspace.



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@brisk

At the risk of a bit of mutual back-slapping, this was absolutely cracking. Loved the melody, the great use of vocal harmonies (sparing - I never have the self-control), and the lovely, optimistic backing. When I read what this song was about I couldn't imagine that it would stir any emotions in me (because I'm dead inside), but it absoutely did - a celebration of others' creativity is a wonderful topic for a song.