"Theory Of Color"

"Charlie's album THEORY OF COLORS is an exuberant piece of work - unpredictable,  spiritually alive, and musical right down to the bone.”     
       
   Ned Claflin- Songwriter & Savant          

"Each song is a distinct and wonderful personality born from one who loves the art of living and the healing power of music."
           Harry Becker- Luthier, Musician, Songwriter, & Teacher

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Lyrics

BLESS YOU
© 2007 Charlie Braun

WITH A BEND TO THE KNEES
YOU’RE EITHER GONNA CRY OR YOU’RE GONNA PLEAD
EITHER WAY LET ME SAY
BLESS YOU

YOU FEEL YOUR HEART TUG AT YOUR SLEEVE
YOU CAN’T STAY BUT YOU SURE CAN’T LEAVE
EITHER WAY LET ME SAY
BLESS YOU

YEAH I WAS THERE WHEN YOU CALLED
TRAIN’S ON TIME OR THE TRAIN’S BEEN STALLED
EITHER WAY LET ME SAY
BLESS YOU




THE DECENT THING
©2007 Charlie Braun/Paul Spector

I WISH I HAD RELIGION
LET SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS TRUE
I COULD DO THE DECENT THING
I’D KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO, I’D KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO

WHEN WE LIVED IN BROOKLYN
ALL OUR FRIENDS AROUND US KNEW
HOW TO DO THE DECENT THING
AT LEAST PRETENDED TO, THEY ALL PRETENDED TO

I’M TIRED OF THE STRUGGLE BUT I’M
SCARED TO BE ALONE
I HAVE TO TAKE THE EASY WAY
TO STAY CLEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
I KNOW WHAT’S RIGHT, I KNOW WHAT’S WRONG
NO ONE HAS TO SAY
I SHOULD DO THE DECENT THING
I KNOW I WILL ONE DAY, I KNOW I WILL ONE DAY

BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT
AND HOW WE PINNED IT DOWN THAT WAY
WHAT WE CALLED THE DECENT THING
ITS CHANGING EVERY DAY, IT CHANGES EVERYDAY




LONG THOUGHT LOST

© 2008 Charlie Braun

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DREAMS
THAT LIE BESIDE YOUR HEAD
WHAT HAPPENED TO WHAT SEEMS
TO TAKE ITS PLACE INSTEAD

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SPANISH MADE
THEIR MISSION CALIFORNIA
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE GOLD IS SCRAPED AWAY
WHAT WILL ADORN YOU

Chorus:
THE WORLD GOES ON AND THAT
LONG THOUGHT LOST
TURNS OUT TO BE
YOUR DREAMS THAT WAIT
FOR FREEDOM

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FINALLY COME IN
SECOND BEST
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIND THERE’S NO ONE
TO IMPRESS




SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE
© 2007 Charlie Braun/Ned Claflin

SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE WAY I MOVE
SHE SAID “THERE’S SOMETHING NICE
ABOUT THE WAY YOU MOVE SLOWLY
YOU DON’T PUSH YOU DON’T RUSH NOTHING GETS LOST IN THE CRUSH”
SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE WAY I MOVE

SHE SAID “THERE’S SOMETHING NICE THE WAY YOU LOOK ME IN THE EYE”
SHE SAID “THERE’S SOMETHING NICE ABOUT HOW YOU DON’T EVEN TRY
DON’T TRY TO BE A WOLF DON’T TRY TO BE A FOX
DON’T TRY A BE A GUY WHO THINKS HE REALLY ROCKS”
SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE WAY I MOVE

SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE
WORDS OF COMFORT WORDS OF WARMTH
WORDS OF SWEET REASSURANCE

SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE THAT I CAN’T REVEAL
SHE SAID SOMETHING PRIVATE ABOUT THE WAY I MAKE HER FEEL
SHE WHISPERED SOMETHING ON HER FINAL SPIN THAT GOT ME IN THE GOOD MOOD I’M IN
SHE SAID SOMETHING NICE ABOUT THE WAY I MOVE



ALIVE IN MY WORLD

© 2007 Charlie Braun

THE TWILIGHT WAS WRAPPED IN SILK AND COTTON
HERE YOU ARE COME ALIVE IN MY WORLD
BRINGING TO LIFE WHAT’S LONG BEEN FORGOTTEN
AND I’M SINGIN’ AMEN TO YOU AMEN
(AMEN, WELCOME INTO MY LIFE

I START TO FEEL THE FIRE, AND I’M READY TO RECEIVE
ITS MAKING THE TRUTH COME ALIVE IN MY WORLD
YEAH I’VE BEEN TOUCHED, AND I’M READY TO BELIEVE
AND I’M SINGIN’ AMEN TO YOU AMEN

DOWNSTAIRS THE MUSIC PLAYS SOFT FROM ON RADIO
BUT UP HERE THE RAFTERS ARE SINGING LIKE THE WILD WINDS BLOW

AND IF I SEEM SAD, THAT’S JUST ONE EMOTION
OF SO MANY THAT HAVE COME ALIVE IN MY WORLD
NOTHING ON EARTH COULD EVER MEASURE MY DEVOTION
AND I’M SINGIN’ AMEN TO YOU AMEN




YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS MORNING
© 2007 Charlie Braun

I WOKE UP SO EARLY LONG BEFORE I NEEDED TO RISE
LIKE A BEACON CALLING TO ME THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES
I HEARD A VOICE SAY CHARLIE GET UP THERE’S SOMETHING YOU GOTTA SEE
IT’S NOTHING YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE BUT YOU’RE ‘BOUT TO
SEE IT DIFFERENTLY

Chorus:
YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS MORNING ITS A SWEET NEW DAY
YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS MORNING IT’LL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS
ALL THE WAY
YOU’RE GONNA FEEL THE ANGELS EYES YOU DON’T EVEN
HAVE TO PRAY
YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS MORNING IT’S A SWEET NEW DAY

THE BIRDS SANG LIKE A CHOIR, THE AIR WAS CRYSTALLINE
I OWNED EVERY FLOWER IN THE FIELD BUT NOT ONE OF THEM
WAS MINE
FOR A MOMENT I WAS MYSTIFIED HOW MUCH WE KEEP FROM
LETTING IN
BUT WHEN TOMORROW COMES I’M GONNA LET IT HAPPEN ALL
OVER AGAIN



ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT

©2007 Charlie Braun

YOU TOUCH MY LIFE LIKE A KISS
ITS AROUND ME ALL DAY LONG LIKE THIS
AND THAT’S ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT
CAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME

IT USED TO STAY ON MY MIND
TIL IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING I’D NEVER FIND
NOW IT’S ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT
CAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME

Chorus:
WHEN ALL THE WORRIES IN MY LIFE
SEEM TO TAKE UP ALL OF MY TIME
JUST KNOWING HOW YOU CARE FOR ME
IS GONNA EASE MY PEACE OF MIND

NOW EVERY DAY IT CAN START
WITH SOMEONE WHO’LL TAKE CARE OF MY HEART
AND THAT’S ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT
ONE THING I WILL NEVER DOUBT
ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT
CAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME

YOU LIE AWAKE IN MY ARMS
AND THE PLANS WE MAKE GO ON AND ON, AND THAT’S
ONE THING I WILL NEVER DOUBT
ONE LESS THING TO THINK ABOUT
CAUSE I KNOW YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME




JAQUES IN THE BOX

© 2007 Charlie Braun/Ned Claflin

Chorus:
I DON’T WANNA THINK ABOUT
WHAT YOU MAKE ME THINK ABOUT
AND BABY ALL I THINK ABOUT IS YOU
I DON’T WANNA THINK ABOUT
WHAT YOU MAKE ME THINK ABOUT
AND BABY ALL I THINK IS THAT
I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT WHEN I’M AROUND YOU

JACK IN THE BOX, THERE I GO AGAIN
JACK IN THE BOX, WHEN YOU WIND ME UP
YOU PUT IT BACK IN THE BOX
YOU PUT ME BACK IN THE BOX
BUT HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES.......IN MY MIND

UP TO MY NECK, HERE I GO AGAIN
UP TO MY NECK, AND I’M GOIN’ DOWN
YOU GOT ME UP AGAINST THE WALL
YOU PUT ME UP AGAINST THE WALL
BUT HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES.......IN MY MIND

Bridge:
EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY SO-CALLED FRIENDS
LOVES TO ME SUCH A STUPID IDIOT
BUT THERE’S ONE LITTLE DETAIL ALL THOSE SCIENTISTS
TEND TO FORGET




JUST NOT WHAT I’M USED TO
© 2007 Charlie Braun/Dennis Caraher

MONDAY MORNING. HEY, WHERE’S THE BLUES?
WHAT’S GOIN’ ON HERE
READ THE PAPER, HEY, WHERE’S THE BAD NEWS?
THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG HERE
I THINK BABY ITS ALL NEW
CAUSE I AM MAKING COFFEE FOR TWO

Chorus:
IT’S JUST NOT WHAT I’M USED TO
FEELING RIGHT AT HOME IN SOMEONE ELSE’S WORLD
JUST NOT WHAT I’M USED TO
I’M SINGING “MY GIRL”, “MY GIRL”
KNOWING THAT NOW MY DREAM
IS WHAT I WAKE UP TO
IT’S JUST NOT WHAT I’M USED TO
BUT BABY I’M GETTING USED TO YOU

THE RAIN IS STEADY, STILL I HEAR THE BIRDS SINGIN'
AND I KNOW THAT TUNE
MY OLD CHEVY DRIVES LIKE A LINCOLN
WHEN I’M SITTING NEXT TO YOU
I DON'T MIND THIS TRAFFIC JAM
WHO’S THIS GUY THAT I AM

Bridge
THE WAY YOU GIVE YOUR LOVE TO ME
THAT’S HOW LOVE IS MEANT TO BE




CEDAR& JON’S WEDDING SONG
© 2006 Charlie Braun

A CHILD LEAVES HOME ON A TAILWIND
HEADS OUT TO THE UNKNOWN
LOOKING FOR THAT SOMEONE
WHO WILL SHARE A WORLD OF THEIR OWN
THEN ONE DAY THEY FINALLY FIND OUT
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW HARD THEY TRY
A TWIST OF FATE AND THEY ARE SAYING
I LOVE YOU TIL I DIE

Chorus:
SO I WILL STAND BY YOU FOREVER
WHILE YOU PUT YOUR HEART TO THE TEST
YOU’RE LETTING GO OF SOMETHING OLD
AND HOLDING ONTO THE BEST
TIME WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVE
LOVE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST

THEN ONE DAY BECOMES ANOTHER
AND ANOTHER IT GOES ON
THE HANDS THAT CAN CARRY YOU THROUGH IT
ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE YOU A HOME
YOU GIVE LIKE YOU NEVER HAVE GIVEN
AND YOU SEE HOW MUCH YOU GET BACK
FATHERS CAN ONLY PRAY SOFTLY
THAT THEIR CHILD FINDS SOMETHING LIKE THAT




SO MUCH TIME FOR YOUR LOVE
© 2007 Charlie Braun

NOW THAT I’VE SEEN YOU FROM EVERY ANGLE
I CAN LOOK AT YOU STRAIGHT
WE’VE SEEN OUR LOVE ENDURE THE TANGLE
BUT FOUND OUT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

YES I GAVE MY HEART AND I SAID YOUR MINE
THAT WAS EASY FOR ME
BUT YOU’VE GOT TO MAKE TIME IF YOU’RE GONNA TAKE TIME
AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DON’T GET FOR FREE, NOW I’VE GOT

Chorus:
SO MUCH TIME FOR YOUR LOVE
SO MUCH TIME FOR YOUR LOVE
SO MUCH TIME FOR YOUR LOVE
I’VE GOT SO MUCH TIME FOR YOUR LOVE

IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO ME I’LL SIT DOWN
IF YOU WANT TO WALK I’M ALL SET
YOU DON’T NEED TO FEEL LONELY WHEN I AM AROUND
THERE IS ALWAYS A LOVE YOU CAN GET FROM ME, I’VE GOT




THERE’LL BE MORE LOVE

© 2008 Charlie Braun

THERE’LL BE MORE LOVE
MORE LOVE
AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAN THAT

AND IF YOU NEED ANYTHING ELSE
WELL I'LL GIVE YOU LOVE