Lyrics: String Ladders EP (2021)

String Ladder 

Written and Performed by  
The Color Forty Nine  

Lyrics by 
Phil Beaumont 

Yesterday, i climbed up a string ladder 
Was Hoping to find 
You in your tower 

But all that i found  
Were some words written down 
Carefully on folded paper 

And Buried inside  
Was an unsaid goodbye 
That I had clearly forgotten 

And all the light 
Seemed to dance in your eyes 
You were there 
You were there  
You were there 

And all that you said 
Had been given away 
Though gone, it was not forgotten 

And all the smiles  
That you tethered to mine 
they were there  
they were there  
they were there 

And I would there 
If you call me lover 
Yes, I would be there 
If you call me in 

Walk through the night again 
The camera will follow you 
I’m playing the clown again 
I hope I don’t bother you 

What could I say… 

In shadows I found you’d been thrown around 
But you we were there, you were there, you were there 

Yet, all the while I was wondering why 
You were there, you were there, you were there 
But I’ll be there, if you call me lover, 
Yes, I’ll be there, because you’ve drawn me in 

Step to the light again 
The camera will follow you 
I’m playing the clown again, I hope I don’t bother you 
I’m playing that part again 
I’m playing that part again 

What could I say, to get away from here? 
What should I say, to get away from here? 

Yesterday, I climbed up a string ladder.

What Would I Know? 

We’re seen by the skin that we wear 
or the place we begin 
Are you living in sin? 
Why do we compare? 

Seems that a promise was made  
Then propped in the window  
A false apparition of long ago 

Caught in the mess that we made 
following circles of lost information 
Now no one knows 

Hold up the colors you wear 
You welcomed me home 
I won’t leave you alone       
You are not alone 

What would I know? 

Look at the lines in a face 
All eyes can bring tears 
All eyes can break fears 
We are one and all 

Wipe out the lines that we made 
How can I cross a border when you can’t come north? 
This is not a fair game 

See the sights 
Try to find 
Everyone’s up for love 
See those eyes 
Try to find, that 
Everyone’s up for love 

That’s what I know 
That’s what I know

 

Written and Performed by   
The Color Forty Nine   
featuring Rubén Albarrán  

Lyrics by  
Phil Beaumont 

Translation by 
Hernan Cortes, Nicolas Costa & Rubén Albarrán 

¿Yo que sé? 

Por la piel que vestimos nos ven  
o por donde empezamos 
¿Vives en pecado? 
¿Por qué comparan? 

Parece que hubo una promesa 
Sobre una ventana 
Imágenes falsas de tiempo atrás 

Atrapados en el caos que hicimos  
Señales perdidas que todos seguimos 
Nadie sabe ya 

Presume los colores que llevas 
Me aceptaste  en tu casa 
No estás solo 
No te abandonaré 

¿Y yo que sé? 

Mira las lineas del rostro 
Miradas que te hacen llorar 
o te hacen sanar 
Somos uno y todos 

Borra las líneas que hicimos 
cruzar la frontera cuando tu no puedes  
No es justo jugar 

Sal de casa 
Intenta encontrar 
Todos quieren amor 
Mira a los ojos 
Intenta ver que 
todos queremos amor 

Es lo que sé 
Eso Es lo que sé.

 

Escrito e interpretado por  
The Color Forty Nine    
featuring Rubén Albarrán   

Letras de  
Phil Beaumont 

Traducción por 
Hernan Cortes, Nicolas Costa & Rubén Albarrán 

The Color Forty Nine EP lyrics

I'm going to try

Written and Performed by 
T
he Color Forty Nine 

Lyrics by
Phil Beaumont 

 

 

As if time seems to quicken in its pace 
and the light brings the evening to the day 
Last night, I saw you in the rain  
Dappled in light, on the ceiling, was your face. 

I was tired. I was reeling the line in again                 
And I took a turn without heeding the signs up ahead 

I’m going to try, to reveal what I wanted to say 
I’m going to try, but I feel like I’m walking away 

I stood outside. I was needing something to say                      
Captured in rhyme, broken meter stalling pace             
Then I realized, that words never speak for themselves           

I’m going to try to believe that you want me to stay 
I’m going to try, to reveal what I want you to say 
I’m going to try again but I feel like walking away 
  
There was a time without meaning, without faith 
None of the crime, nor the stealing, nor the pain 
There was a night in which all things fell out of place         
And a reckoning that carved a line in your face             

I’m going to try to believe what you want me to say 
I’m going to try, to reveal what i want you to say 
I’m going to try again 
Though I feel like walking away

Fly On  

Written and Performed by
The Color Forty Nine

Lyrics by
Phil Beaumont 

She was a worker in a factory 
She wrote a note for you 
A little verse that she hoped to see 
Make its way to you 
And, like a strange word, that you’d never know 
Like a long road, paved just for you 
All the sights that you want to see 
They are in front of you 
All the things that you hope to be 
They are there for you 

All I ask, is that you know 
The die is not cast, nor set in stone                  
So, fly on, fly on 

If it’s elsewhere you want to be 
There’s a place for you 
Down the line or across the sea 
There is a face for you 
And every wrong turn leads to something new 
And a strong bird flies on 

All we have  
Is all we know 
But it’s not steadfast 
It always grows 
So take a wing 
And on you go 

Fly on 
Fly on 

Another World  

Written and Performed by
The Color Forty Nine  

Lyrics by
Phil Beaumont  

Each time I cross the border, it’s another world 
Found a coin from someone’s pocket 
Gave it to a girl 
She was selling clothes for profit, from another world 
Bought a coat that she had to offer, 
And it came unfurled 

It was a cold December evening  
Everything was up for grabs 
Took delight in someone’s leaving 
They never really had the chance 
To make a promise that was worth its keeping 
Everything is up for grabs 

The fire men, they came to teach us  
to be good boys and girls 
I tried to light a fire that evening 
Just to see the matches burn 
I put the evidence in a box 
I guess I didn’t really learn 

It’s another world 
It’s another world