Breathe In Colours

by Forever Still

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    Track list
    1 - Rewind 3:17
    2 - Fight! 3:11
    3 - Breathe In Colours 4:29
    4 - Is It Gone? 4:02
    5 - Survive 3:37
    6 - Do Your Worst 3:17
    7 - Pieces 3:12
    8 - Rising Over You 3:22
    9 - Say Your Goodbyes 3:41
    10 - Embrace the Tide 3:32
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    11 - Is It Gone? (Acoustic) 4:48
    12 - Perfect Day 4:17

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about

Megacorporations owning our governments, the world on the verge of ecological collapse and humanity fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world – is this 2019?

When Philip K. Dick wrote what would later become Blade Runner, no one would have believed that the dystopian cyberpunk future he imagined 2019 to be, would be so similar to the world we live in today…

This realisation is what sparked the idea for the new album from FOREVER STILL – »Breathe In Colours«.
With their sophomore full-length album, the band has evolved their songwriting skills even further and didn’t want to produce a carbon copy of its predecessor »Tied Down«, released in 2016. Instead, the new album drifts both into more epic moments like on the captivating opener ‘Rewind’ or ‘Embrace The Tide’, while frontwoman Maja Shining also delivers her heaviest screams to date on the groovy ‘Survive’ or their emotional declaration of war, ‘Fight’.

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released March 29, 2019

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Mikkel Haastrup
Written and arranged by Mikkel Haastrup and Maja Shining
Photography by Maja Shining and Mikkel Haastrup
Editing and design by Maja Shining

Maja Shining - Vocals/piano/theremin/additional synths
Mikkel Haastrup - All instruments except where noted
Rune Frisch - Drums

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Track Name: Rewind
All these years have been riveting
I'm barely staying sane
All these fears left me shivering
And no one takes the blame

Rewind
To the last time you were broken
To the last time no one cared
And relive what you've awoken
They'll never see you scared

Fingers twitch try to keep them still
It only makes it worse
Scratch the itch with another pill
You'll never know what hurts

Rewind
To the last time you were broken
To the last time no one cared
And relive what you've awoken
They'll never see you scared

Something tells you
This is not the way it's supposed to be
Will you be the change
Or let it change you?

Take a stand
You can end this
And I will
Be the first to let you know

Rewind
To the last time you were broken
To the last time no one cared
And relive what you've awoken
They'll never see you scared
Track Name: Fight!
It took time
To discover being left behind was fine
Now I’m mine
And I’m coming to my senses

Reach out
Fall down
Crawl on
Fight!

And so the stars align tonight
Ready for our fight
And all we stand for
Won’t be hidden out of sight

Close your eyes
And imagine being free from your disguise
They despise
That we’re not what they have made us

Hear us
See us
Fear us
Fight!

And so the stars align tonight
Ready for our fight
And all we stand for
Won’t be hidden out of sight

Say goodbye to the sleepless nights
Say goodbye to your fear of heights
Say goodbye to your wish to die
Say goodbye to the tears they made you cry

And so the stars align tonight
Ready for our fight
And all we stand for
Won’t be hidden out of sight

If you thought it was over now
Know we’ve just begun
And I swear that we won’t bow down
Stand and fight!
Track Name: Breathe In Colours
Watch spring flowers fade
All decayed
I breathe in colours

Watch me as I lay
All in grey
But breathing colours

Something gone you’ll have to find
Everyone got left behind
Take your lids and pull them back
Find the colours that you lack

Don’t let me go
Don’t leave me be

Here in this godforsaken world we made
Woven together with fear and hate
Break all these empty walls we’re trapped behind
If we won’t see, we will die

Doubt haunting your face
But with grace
You breathe in colours

Dig deeper or flee
Will you see
Their true colours?

Here in this godforsaken world we made
Woven together with fear and hate
Break all these empty walls we’re trapped behind
If we won’t see, we will die

Something gone you’ll have to find
Everyone got left behind
Take your lids and pull them back
Find the colours that you lack

Don’t let me know
Let me believe

Here in this godforsaken world we made
Woven together with fear and hate
Break all these empty walls we’re trapped behind
If we won’t see, we will die
Track Name: Is It Gone?
Though sadness lies behind our eyes
At times we let it go
But never let it show

Will this sacrifice be my demise?
And will you ever know
How the world has lost its glow?

Though the pain had gone
I’m leading it on tonight
Tempting it with pieces of my past

When we're frail, we run
Before they can shine a light
How much longer will this winter last?

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go

Sometimes our dreams aren't what they seem
They come in shades of grey
How dark is hard to say

One day you'll look up and see the clock
That ticks your life away
And take on another day

I catch myself repeating another smile
Only ever meant for fake displays

And I try to tell
That it'll be worth my while
Worth the tracks repeating on face

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go

Is it gone if I don't cry?
Is it gone if I forgive?

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go
Track Name: Survive
Something strange, unexplained
Sent shivers down my spine
Nothing changed, they remained

Uncared for by you with your cold, dead hands
Not that I thought you would understand

But you will remember how I can survive
I breathe in
I can't speak
But my mind is screaming why
I won't cry
Just leave me
I can't sleep
But I'm alive

Demons grow when you show
Affection for their kind
I pulled through all while you

Just stood there and watched as my world burned down
I'll rise from the ash when you're not around

And you will remember how I can survive
I breathe in
I can't speak
But my mind is screaming why
I won't cry
Just leave me
I can't sleep
But I'm alive

You break
You take
You make
Everything I thought was kind so fake
You're nothing but a snake
A great mistake
Pretend you never met me (now)

You break
You take
You make
Everything I thought was kind so fake
You're nothing but a snake
A great mistake
Remember to forget me

I can survive
I breathe in
I can't speak
But my mind is screaming why
I won't cry
Just lead me to my own demise

I've been down these roads before
Now I'll own my flaws without my disguise
Every shut and closing door
Made me want it more
And I can survive
Track Name: Do Your Worst
Lips are sealed
I’ll keep them shut
To keep you satisfied

Bittersweet
Not bringing up
What’s really on my mind

Give me wings, shoot me down
Catch me as I hit the ground
Do your worst to shut me up
That won’t make it stop

Set me free
Your eerie screams
Keep ringing in my head

You don’t see
What you give me
Is really all you get

Give me wings, shoot me down
Catch me as I hit the ground
Do your worst to shut me up
That won’t make it stop

Everything is fair in love and war
You will learn
I learned…

I don’t need your acceptance
Your permission
You just fed the monster

When did the truth get so conflicting?
Don’t forget that you can’t

Give me wings, shoot me down
Catch me as I hit the ground
Do your worst to shut me up
That won’t make it stop
Track Name: Pieces
Break me and say it's for the best
Take a piece and cover up the rest

Fine
I won't cry
All that was sacred has been left here to die
And I sigh “I'm all right”
When I'm falling to pieces
But they're pieces of me you won't see

What if a vital piece is lost?
Buried and hidden well by dust

Fine
I won't cry
All that was sacred has been left here to die
And I sigh “I'm all right”
When I'm falling to pieces
Pieces you won't see

I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself
I can't save myself from me

Fine
I won't cry
All that was sacred has been left here to die
And I sigh “I'm all right”
When I'm falling to pieces
But they're pieces of me you won't see
Track Name: Rising Over You
Cry for the hopeless
For the times they have burned
The hard way they've learned and

Pray for the soulless
For the scars they have earned
Now they've nowhere to call home

I won't be an empty heart
I'm the one who tears apart

I'm the wretched
I'm the broken
I'm the storm you can't control
I'm the saviour
I'm the tide and I am
Rising over you

Soot-covered windows
Where the glass is stained grey
Come, wipe it away

Step out join the living
There's a life here to find
Outside of your mind, let go

You don't need lungs to be loud
Take it in and scream it out:

I'm the wretched
I'm the broken
I'm the storm you can't control
I'm the saviour
I'm the tide and I am
Rising over you

I'll pull on the thread that unravels all lies
I'll tear off the blinds that have covered your eyes
I'm not all you want but I'm all that you'll get
This girl who turned woman means war

I'm the wretched
I'm the broken
I'm the storm you can't control
I'm the saviour
I'm the tide and I am
Rising over you

I'm the wretched
I'm the broken
I'm the storm you can't control
I'm the saviour
I'm the tide and I am
Rising over you
Track Name: Say Your Goodbyes
Something’s gone wrong
Thoughts of it tear me to pieces
I don’t belong
Here in the midst of these demons

It’s so deep
Dark I’m
Far from the shore

And I can’t swim
Can’t get in
My heart weighs me down

But if I dream now
Closing my eyes
We could be free now
Love would suffice
So say your goodbyes

I ask myself
Is it enough just believing?
I never dreamt
Love could be cruel and deceiving

I can’t stay
Relive this day
For all of my life

But you pull me close
And all this goes away
I can stay

And if I dream now
Closing my eyes
We could be free now
Say your goodbyes
Ripping a hole in
All the black drapes that
Held us tight from the start
And I beg don’t let love

Tear holes in the pages
Of books that we’ve waited
To write but then
We’re rewriting them
Every page that we turn
Is a lesson we’ve learned
We’re not giving in

And if I dream now
Closing my eyes
We could be free now
Say your goodbyes
Ripping a hole in
All the black drapes that
Held us tight from the start
And I beg don’t let love
Track Name: Embrace the Tide
So I’m left with this voice in my head
Violently screaming my name
And I need to remind me you said
Only you can destroy it

I’ll cover your eyes
Silence your cries
When everything is overwhelming
Have faith
Your debt is paid
It’s not too late
Don’t hold your breath
Embrace the tide

Thoughts I never invited stay
Intrusive, abusive, I’m losing it
God, let me throw them away
But they won’t let me go

I’ll cover your eyes
Silence your cries
When everything is overwhelming
Have faith
Your debt is paid
It’s not too late
Don’t hold your breath
Embrace the tide

You will find a speck of light one day
Though affliction leaves a mark
Take my hand and we’ll be on our way home
I will lead you through the dark

I’ll cover your eyes
Silence your cries
When everything is overwhelming
Have faith
Your debt is paid
It’s not too late
Don’t hold your breath
Don’t hold it

Have faith
Have faith
Have faith
Embrace the tide
Track Name: Is It Gone? (Acoustic Version)
Though sadness lies behind our eyes
At times we let it go
But never let it show

Will this sacrifice be my demise?
And will you ever know
How the world has lost its glow?

Though the pain had gone
I’m leading it on tonight
Tempting it with pieces of my past

When we're frail, we run
Before they can shine a light
How much longer will this winter last?

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go

Sometimes our dreams aren't what they seem
They come in shades of grey
How dark is hard to say

One day you'll look up and see the clock
That ticks your life away
And take on another day

I catch myself repeating another smile
Only ever meant for fake displays

And I try to tell
That it'll be worth my while
Worth the tracks repeating on face

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go

Go
It's only gone
When I realise there's nothing I can do
And let it go
'Till the strings are pulled by you

Is it gone if I don't cry?
Is it gone if I forgive?

Is it gone if I just smile?
Is it gone if I forget it for a while?
I say I'm fine, too much is on the line
It's only gone if i let it go
Track Name: Perfect Day
Just a perfect day
Drink Sangria in the park
And then later, when it gets dark
We go home

Just a perfect day
Feed animals in the zoo
Then later, a movie too
And then home

Oh it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

Just a perfect day
Problems all left alone
Weekenders on our own
It's such fun

Just a perfect day
You made me forget myself
I thought I was someone else
Someone good

Oh it's such a perfect day
I'm glad I spent it with you
Oh such a perfect day
You just keep me hanging on
You just keep me hanging on

You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow
You're going to reap just what you sow

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