Rivers and Lakes

by rickolus

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about

This record was recorded at my friend Rebecca Zapen's house on a digital four track in the Autumn of 2003. Overdubs were done in the Green Shed and my apartment later on.

The live performance was done in Miami in 2004.

The words for this record were written all at once late one night within a span of thirty minutes and later put into separate songs.

The title of the record came from a video my kid used to watch.

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released June 20, 2017

Violin: Rebecca Zapen
Bassoon: Anthony Anurca
Everything else: Rick

all songs written by Rick Colado

arranged by Rick, Rebecca and Anthony

album cover: Sarah B. Colado

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Track Name: Rivers And Lakes pt.1
You were stuck in between my eye and the apple it was chewing on
I'm sorry if I left you to many times wondering what it felt like to feel close
I pushed on your skin to find holes I could bury my eyes in for a while
and rest in the dark warm bubble we made from our dust
would you hide me in your dresser now I could dream here forever
stitch me up with your hair and turn me loose on the ocean
I've never seen anyone die like this before
up against the hedges on the street with no trace

don't tell me to leave while you are breathing
don't tell me to leave while you are breathing
don't tell me to leave while you are breathing
don't tell me to leave while you are breathing
don't tell me to leave while you are breathing

Well I love to think about you but you never knew who I thought you were
and I'm wrapped up in the milk pouring out from the stereo
onto your chest
and I scratched a long word into your back
and I hope you don't forsake me forever
I didn't mean to let you fall down and bruise your fruit
and I wish that I had saved some cigarettes for you

in dirt driveways I love you
in parking lots I love you
in drunken apartments I love you
and I'll always love you in these places

I watched while you turned hollow and I wanted to fill your space
but whenever I brought you home I could never find my paints
I watched while you turned hollow and I wanted to fill your space
but whenever I brought you home I could never find my paints
Track Name: Rivers and Lakes pt.2
Would you have time to spend wasting with me
on the day that I celebrate birth
I crawled into your eye with a picture of sunken hearts that I found
And you can tell I'm around by the smell of chloraseptic
and the kiss cough syrup
we laid on the floor the first time you pushed me down and held me in your breath
and burnt down my eye lashes while you lit a cigarette
and the moon was all gravy while we painted in your room
remember when I drank from the sink until I knew who you were

until I knew who you were

Theres a place we can make where you drive with me all of the time
You went to work while I fell through the cracks of the window
I never went to far away on the tapestry I wove
I always ended up on your couch in the morning
and singing in the shower you built me a house in your teeth
well I could stomach the day if it ended up in you

Well the baby is born
and the things that we believe in start to change
all the places that we dreamed in rearrange themselves on the window sil
on the window sil
on the window sil
on the window sil
Track Name: Rivers and Lakes pt.3
Deliver me
I would be floating on strings from your lovely piano now
black and white wood painted
strung up with wire and hanging from the marmalade tree
pencils made votes while the afternoon chokes on the dust from our cellular smiles
we can wake up on any day
thankful for more then we knew we could get

but would you believe me if your sister loved me
the sounds drive her crazy so we stopped the car
parked and got lost in the rain
we were invisible until the rain stopped
and the music moved over and over your body
while I tried to figure out why I was laying on you
counting clumsy on fingers that didn't figure out who your were
until you left

well I do remember drinking
but I don't remember feeling like my face was green and you held me at the throat
impossible things happen everyday
and I guess it was just my turn

when we moved from the living room into your bed
we fell over our innocence and busted our heads open
thick liquid poured out all over the floor
and we saw our reflections in it
yeah we saw our reflections in it

but your hair was a different color
and you had found your lord
I wrote your name on my wrist
and settled for being ignored


your hair was a different color
and you had found your lord
I wrote your name on my wrist
and settled for being ignored
Track Name: Rivers and Lakes pt.4
I wonder what we would have done in the backyard
if I would have pulled down the dark sky to meet you
and cover your lips with reflections of ships in the sky

you may have known
all the time
deep in my walls
I kept pictures to live by
and I needed you
with me
but we never met
skin to skin

you told me I couldn't touch your face
and for some reason I believed you
I never understood why the flowers bled ink on the carpet in the middle of your room
how did you look past the antique eyes and precious obsessions that hung from the ceiling
the vacant expression on your unconscious mouth made me forget to remember your voice

but I'm not afraid
to leave you alone
in the attic
where no one but I will go
and rummage through
things that I left here to breathe
soft dusty sunlight fills the air

and carefully cares for your february locket
wrapped in tissue paper and coughing in your pocket
all I could think of was you never taking it off
Track Name: Rivers and Lakes pt. 5
Set your bells on the table
and let me jump off of the roof of your mouth
your bright dress was empty
and all we could do was tell jokes on the floor

but we needed to loose ourselves in the ceiling
you remember much more from the pearly warm spring that we hung ourselves over the roof of my car
and you drained me with your voice
on the way home
on the way home

there were lamps in the trees
where the carefully placed leaves never told anybody our secrets
do you know that I lived in your closet
with your hours wrapped in old newspaper flowers
and over and over I wanted to float
through the hallway to pull the candy out from your chest

and the sun shines through your window
and glows across the room
while the dust settles we both decide
what kind of world we knew
you wrapped your veins around mine
while we made a new mess

before the days that fell from your mouth and out from your womb
we watched the sky as the mountains of clouds passed us by
now the telephone magic and vintage parades make me want to stay inside while the cardboard hearts cut up on real time
sharing your tongue could be dangerous
have you ever felt something endless and cold

I'm floating on your rivers and lakes
I'm floating on your rivers and lakes
I'm floating on your rivers and lakes
I'm floating on, floating on

So glad you came to meet me an this star
its bleeding like a martyr
and its always getting better
its always getting worse
but we must ride it out
or we won't see past our eyes
we won't see the rivers and lakes
we wont't see the rivers and lakes
we won't see the rivers and lakes