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lyrics

RED FLAGS
by Derek Bishop

I painted a perfect picture of us in my mind
Every detail, tint and color and stroke were mine
You said you loved it and you were on board
You gave me the freedom to finally move forward

I found great peace in knowing we would combine
Your desires and my dreams – a lifetime to design
But you have a habit of coloring out of the lines
And there’s no room, no way to erase
You best put on your better face
I’m finally seeing our paths don’t align

Yet every eye surveys the scene like they’re keeping time
All of our dreams and our hopes root in everyone’s mind
So if we back out now, who’s going to explain
And what will we say?
How will we ever make this go away?

I followed the numbers and I painted a field
Blended all our colors and I studied the reveal
You make me crazy trying to conceal
The shades and the hues reflecting your repeal

Still I found strength in knowing time would refine
The problems and the fears we never could resign
I have a habit of straightening up all the time
There’s no room, no way to erase
I best put on my better face
I’m finally seeing our lives won’t entwine

And every eye surveys the scene like they’re keeping time
All our dreams and our plans root in everyone’s mind
So if we back out now, who’s going to explain
And what will we say?
How will we ever make this go away?

You painted roses blowing in the wind
All I saw were red flags, and I could not pretend
We drew our hearts at opposite ends
You painted yourself into a corner with no end

Now every eye surveys the scene and they’re ticking time
And of all of our dreams and our hopes root in everyone else’s mind
If we back out now, who’s going to explain
And what will we say?
How will I ever make you go away?

Were you flushed with love
Or were you filled with dread?
When I look at you, all I see is red

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from Bicycling in Quicksand, released April 7, 2015

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Derek Bishop New York, New York

Derek Bishop's sophomore album 'Bicycling Quicksand' blends disco, euro-pop, and new wave stylings. The ten-song album features Derek’s trademark energy, showcasing bona fide grooves that harken back to the days when the music was funky and the beats were undeniable. ... more

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