Dead Air for Radios

by Chroma Key

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DEAD AIR FOR RADIOS (1998) was the first of three releases to date by Chroma Key AKA Kevin Moore. Now available for the first time in high quality download formats.

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released December 16, 1998

Kevin Moore - Vocals, Keyboards, Bass
Mark Zonder - Drums
Jason Anderson - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass on tracks 3, 4, and 5

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Kevin Moore

Of OSI (with Jim Matheos), Chroma Key (solo project), film soundtracks (as self), various collaborations (as others)

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Track Name: Colorblind
On a beach twenty yards from the roadside
Back again 6 AM far from sleep
Must be 290 Blue on the water
It's gray to me 3 CV is all I see

Green can only hold you in the garden
Too much red will go right to your head
But if it's all the same to you
Give me back my blue
Other colors fade anyway

I'm colorblind
three way tragedy
Pantone memory
grayscale eyes
Maybe i'm paranoid
yeah that's my problem
You almost have to be
when you look like me

Stopped in the shade of a road sign
When the sun rose like a bomb
Tried to read the simple writing
But the letters came out wrong
It's all white lines to me
But things are getting clearer
I can almost read the writing in the mirror

I'm colorblind
three way tragedy
Pantone memory
grayscale eyes
Maybe i'm paranoid
yeah that's my problem
You almost have to be
when you look like me

Green can only hold you in the garden
Too much red will go right to your head
But if it's all the same to you
Give me back my blue
Other colors fade anyway

I'm colorblind freeway tragedy
Pantone memory x-ray eyes
Where'd all the color go on my radio?
You almost have to be a satellite to see.
Track Name: Even the Waves
Me & Judas lost at sea
Under electric twilight fading
I look at him he sees through me
40 days and we're still waiting

I'm not tired but i think i'll lay back anyway
I'm not welcome but i think i'll stay

Me & Jonas lost at sea
Deep inside a dream we're trailing
Heard him whisper wait for me
Sun goes down and we're still sailing

I'm not nervous but i think i'll lay back anyway
I'm not helpless but i think i'll stay
And even the waves won't carry me away

Keep heading west that's the best
May be lost but i'm not crazy
Stay where you are not too far
Keep it up you're doing fine
Well i thought i was fine

Me & Joseph lost at sea
Under rain and slowly waking
He looks around and smiles at me
41 and we're still waiting

I'm not tired but i think i'll lay back anyway
I'm not hopeless but i think i'll stay
And even the waves won't carry me away
Track Name: Undertow
Last night hit the net
Woke up in a sweat
Same scene different dream sudden ending

Grabbed a pillow and covered my head
Kicked the phone off the side of the bed
Tried to sing but the damn thing kept on ringing

I know
I'll go to mexico
Some place nothing changes
Maybe i'll call on the phone
Maybe i'll write you a letter
That's what i meant when i said goodbye

Backed the shovelhead out of the shed
Hit the interstate hard heading left
The street below is water flowing undertow

There's a song that i'd rather forget
But i don't think i've shaken it yet
As soon as i do
I'm gonna write us another one

I know
I'll go to mexico
Someplace nothing changes
Maybe i'll call on the phone
Maybe i'll write you a letter
That's what i meant when i said goodbye

I know
I'll go to mexico
Someplace nothing changes
Maybe i'll call on the phone
Maybe i'll write you a letter
Maybe i'll die maybe i'll learn how to fly
That's what i meant when i said
Track Name: America the Video
I was half outside and half inside a dream
When i thought i heard your voice on my machine
Sang along had the song almost memorized
Liked the track so i laid back and let it fossilize

(i've got all of this on video
It just gets better every episode)

America i was blind but now i see
America right there in front of me

Lost my head in my hotel room when the ground shook
Had to choose between the bible and the phone book

You're never home but that's okay
It's so much easier that way
'cause i can't tell it to your face in real time anyway

America i was blind but now i see
America right there in front of me

And it makes no sense to me
Unless i see it on t.v.
So just launch that satellite
And get it right

America i was blind but now i see
America right there in front of me

And it makes no sense to me
Unless i see it on t.v.
So just launch that satellite
And get it right

(sometimes the answer just comes)
(sometimes the answer just comes)
Track Name: S.O.S.
Fly blackbird fly
Frozen the sea i see you
Old cover clouds new snow there they go

Silent but wings
Sun orange small i see you
Nowhere is home go alone and alone

Fly angel fly
Older than me i feel you
Coalcovered clouds white snow there you go

Heard myself call
Far from them all i feel you
Left them behind or ahead and he said

Sooner or later you get up off the floor
When no one wants to hear it anymore
Someday soon you're gonna get up off the floor
'cause no one wants to hear that shit

Cry blackbird cry over the waves i hear you
Coalcovered clouds white snow there they go
Ice on your wings songless he sings i hear you
Nowhere is home go alone there's a phone
Track Name: On the Page
Tell me something stupid
Auction off my diary
Life is getting esoteric
Let me in your movie
Each time i walk out the door
Someone mixes metaphors
Life is so much cleaner on the page

It's like the morning when i'm dreaming
And everything is so pristine
It's just a seven hour movie
And i'm in every scene

Let me in my t.v.
Get this tape to tori
Got to have a subplot
When i sell them my life story
Maybe i should write it first
And do the living later
'cause life is so much cleaner on the page

It's like the time i lost my body
And then i saw it on t.v.
Somehow it shed a whole dimension
But it still looked like me
(hey! that looks like me!)

Each time i write lines for it
Someone improvises it
Life is so much cleaner on the page
Life is so much cleaner on the page
Track Name: Mouse
Took the flower back
His wayward love had been mislead
The sun is dying
Apologies she can't accept
Check the window quick
The sun is dying
Blue and red of day to purple night
And absent light to disarray
Took the flower back
His wayward love had been mislead
The sun is dying
Apologies she won't accept
Check the window quick
The sun is dying
A candle marks her tears
The flame will fade
She'll greet the dawn in disarray
She steps into the stream the level rising
She steps into the stream the level rising
Took the flower back
His wayward love had been misled
The level's rising
Steps into the stream
We're so misled
She'll watch the pain the level's rising
Blue and reds of day to purple night
And absent light to disarray
She steps into the stream the level rising
She steps into the stream the level rising
She steps into the stream the level rising
She steps into the stream the level rising