Technicolor Costs Too Much

by George Woods

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Technicolor Costs Too Much is George Woods debut solo release after his stint as the lead singer/writer for Boston Acoustic Funk-Fusion band Birds in the Woods. The group disbanded in March of 2010 which lead to a year long recording and writing project that has resulted in "Technicolor Costs Too Much". The record was written and produced by George Woods

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released August 1, 2011

George Woods - Guitars/Vocals/Basses/Percussion
Erin Hubay - Background Vocals (Track 4)
Zarni De Wet - BG vox (Track 6)
Julie Lacery - BG vox (Track 6)
Angelina Mbulo - BG Vox (Track 8)
Rhett Price - Violins (Track 8)
Randy Bernier - Trumpets (Tracks 2 & 9)
Stoddy Blackall - Keys (Track 4)
Max Butler - Keys (Track 7)
Claire Finley - Bass (Track 8)
Sam Mckinney - Cajone (Track 8) BG vox (Track 6)
Massimo Buonanno - Drums/Percussion (Tracks 4 & 6)
Devin Collins - Drums/Percussion

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Track Name: Devil Once Was a Man
Last night I saw a Ghost out on the foggy shore line
He said I don't mean to boast
but I dont tied up the Devil to a whipping post

he sang "please dont hurt me" while he's sheddin' all of these tears
"My soul has been on fire for years on years"
Sympathy for the Devil, Father told me I was mad
But lately Crazy doesn't seem so bad.

The Devil he once was a man
Loved his Woman more than anyone can
but she had eyes for gold
yes she had a greed like it was greed for souls

and once she knew she had him won
Lord you know she had him hung
and sent our Devil straight down to Hell

singin' "please dont hurt me" while he's sheddin' all of these tears
"My soul has been on fire for years on years"
Sympathy for the Devil, Father told me I was mad
But lately Crazy doesn't seem so bad.
Track Name: Don't Know Why
Been walking down the avenue
& crawlin outa my skin
Finding fleeting love
Like a spare suit I could slip into

Then a glance from a beauty made me curious
and my loneliness had the best of me

I dont know why I dont know why
been going outa my mind lately
somethin crazy somethin crazy
must have a hold on me

scotch in the carpet and the scene was old
lipstick chasin my collar bone
she says "pardon me love.
but do you know the girl
these earings belong to?"

found a table for one at the cafe
her ruse of rouge had my thoughts flyin away

I dont know why I dont know why
been going outa my mind lately
somethin crazy somethin crazy
must have a hold on me

thought about her in the mornin,
thought about her in the eve
but her lipstick stains was all was left it seems
had to get her off my mind
and to my surprise
when I came home from the day a beauty in the doorway was staring at me
said she had my voice in her head on repeat
like a record had her skippin down the street

I dont know why I dont know why
been going outa my mind lately
somethin crazy somethin crazy
must have a hold on me
Track Name: People Like You
People Like You Need People Like Me

We'd Flirt in your cafe
is it true what they say?
Girls make up their minds right away
well it took me a little more time
I'd leave flowers behind
became your disappearing valentine

my heart was stuck in someone's lost and found
never found a thing till you came around

[Chorus]
See people like you need people like me
people like us, we tend to fall in love easily
the smell of your cherry hair
or that soft soft skin
when we laugh flirtatiously
it makes me fall in love
because people like you need people like me

Must have seemed like I was blind
combing through sand
looking for a light
I'd write a novel with a glance
a hopeless romantic
who's afraid of romance

but you taught me about the colors in a grey sky
there's always a brighter thought behind your eyes

See people like you need people like me
people like us, we tend to fall in love easily
the smell of your cherry hair
or that soft soft skin
when we laugh flirtatiously
it makes me fall in love
because people like you need people like me
I need you too baby

can't you see
when I was in love before
it tore out my heart
closed all the doors
every step I took
opened up another wound

left looking for something I couldn't find
I was searching for this love that you provide

See people like you need people like me
people like us, we tend to fall in love easily
the smell of your cherry hair
or that soft soft skin
when we laugh flirtatiously
it makes me fall in love
because people like you need people like me
Track Name: Technicolor Costs Too Much
I've been planting Money in the Garden
I'm hoping to get a tree with dollar bills for leaves
The Feds have been calling my apartment
they're talking policies but I'm scraping on my knees so

I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
It just seems that I dont have the funds to make good on my debts and collect my dues
because Technicolor Costs Too Much

I've been dreaming of fame and fortune
I wrote this little song and I hope you sing along
but the news gave a horror just this morning
seems that fame has a price paparazzi come a knockin' so

I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
There aint a door that you could shut to keep out the cameras and keep yourself sane
because Technicolor Costs Too Much

now I know that life aint always fair
and I know that I wont alwasy be here no
see when the men in their black suits come knowckin at my door saying sign the dotted line
all your troubles will be gone
Their painted plastic smiles try to do me wrong

Well I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
I'll be dreaming in Black and White
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
Technicolor Costs Too Much
I wont be living ragged with a broken heart
because Technicolor Costs Too Much
Track Name: Erin
Erin

Don’t cry, don’t cry
Because your world has gone array
Better days must come
But as for time
He is an old man
Who’s inching along

I know, I know
The feeling all too well
Just how it is
To be all alone
In your own skin
In your bones

Erin, I’ve seen the weight of this world on you (x3)
And it broke my heart

Why now, why now
Did you allow your hands
To score another’s land
And build up home
On their flesh
And not your own

my dearest love, dearest love
I’ve seen you through it all
your knuckles pale and white
From holding on
To every inch you crawled
And every mile you strode

Erin I’ve seen the light of this world in you
Erin I've seen the weight of this world on you
Erin I swear I never doubted you
From the day we met

How well, how well
Can we know the worlds we claim?
A Farmer tills his soil
but there’s miles below
he’ll never see
and we’ll never know
Track Name: Somebody
See her there on the city street
two hours on her make up but no time for talking
stiletto heels and sex on her sleeve says
Whoa Why can't I find somebody

You wont see this in her eyes
or the subtle way she moves her body
it's all of those little things she tries to disguise that say
Whoa why can't I find somebody

Somebody somebody somebody
gonna hold me at night
somebody somebody somebody
where I wont have to try...

He walks around like a puff of smoke
telling drunk jokes about things he don't know
like a sweet caress or lingerie
well Whoa why can't I find somebody

Says he's often misdirected
that he goes often undetected
spends all his time just trying to get wrecked and
whoa why can't i find somebody

Somebody somebody somebody
gonna hold me at night
somebody somebody somebody
where I wont have to try
so I don't have to hide with somebody

Fill a room with the worlds lonely hearts
would they even know how to start
or would they just complain that its far too dark and say
Whoa why can't I find somebody
Track Name: Easy To Love
That girl wears cute like a clever disguise
she's got a beauty that you can't define
So Easy to Love
So hard to hold
wear her words like you wear your clothes

Her thoughts are a painting that changes its mind
her clothes are in style but they're out of time
So easy to Love
So hard to hold
Works herself to death and never grows old

She's been my light in the window
she's been my calling card
she's been that distant voice thats never too far
shes been the one I've lost
and the one I've rediscovered
that she's so easy to love
so easy to love
Track Name: Over The Moon
My lady called me to the stairs
she wasn't wearin no knickers no
said boy you better come up here
I'll show you where the wild things roam

and ooooh ooooh I'm over the moon for you
I'm over the moon for you

Well, I've been shaking down my walls
with my bed post recently
and i've been shaking out my fears
with the smiles that she gave me

singing ooooh ooooh
I'm over the moon for you
I'm over the moon for you

Why is it so hard to say I Love You
Why is it so hard to say anything thats true?

ooooh ooooh
I'm over the moon for you
I'm over the moon for you
Track Name: Lost by the Thought of You
Woke from a dream to a scene surreal
Sign post read "Here is where you Heal"
You're a lingering ghost of sleep
blurry vision and I cant see

I've been Lost by the Thought of You
Lost by the Thought of You

Find a red string to guide me home
make my way to the door of this maze
I am all alone
and empty gaze on an empty vase

I've been Lost by the Thought of You
Lost by the Thought of You

We planted hedgerow seeds in virgin soil with virgin arms
but now you're gone
You're just a memory in my head
just a memory in my bed

So I follow my red string
the world outside rushes in
new love to have
and new love to give

Never to be Lost by the Thought of You
Lost by the Thought of You
The thought of you
You....
Track Name: 200 Miles
remember when we carved each others faces in constellations?
I just found your face again
its that star up and to the right
can you see it there in the midnight sky?
She says "The weather's different here boy. There's clouds everywhere.

and though there's 200 miles
between my eyes and your eyes
200 miles between our lips and a kiss
200 miles between my heart and yours
I wanna reach out an inch
want to touch your love."

The pain is not so much in not having your touch.
It's having it once.
So when you visit we don't go outside
yeah I'm skipping class, I'm missing lunch, I know soon you'll be out of sight
I'll be chasing down that train trying to catch a glimpse of your face

'cause then there's 200 miles
between my eyes and your eyes
200 miles between our lips and a kiss
200 miles between my heart and yours
I wanna reach out an inch
want to touch your love.

So you say that you think we're drifting apart
that we dont talk about much
we just talk about the weather
well I aint goin' down that way no
gettin' on that train
flyin south for the winter
so I never hear you say

that there's 200 miles
between my eyes and your eyes
200 miles between our lips and a kiss
200 miles between my heart and yours
I wanna reach out an inch
I wanna reach out an inch

So there's 200 steps till I hit your front door
two dozen roses to make you hit the floor
too much to say far too much to intimate
so you shut me up
pull me into the hall
You say "Boy it was so rough until you came along.
I need to touch your love."