Melody in Colour (EP)

by Chris Pate

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Oliver G I loved the songs from the first moment i heard live at Indra Club Hamburg on December the 13th 2015. Favorite track: Eyes Open.
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Andreas Gelezun Absolutely great songs from a great guy with a brilliant voice! Looking forward for more... Favorite track: Eyes Open.
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    Debut solo (EP) from Chris Pate. A Taste of what is to come in 2016.

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This album is an E.P to give fans a taste of what's to come. I am in the studio in Jan/Feb recording my first debut solo album, so watch this space.


released December 3, 2015

Gary Darley - Cajon player
Lee Dummett - Booker / Believer / Burner
Vanessa Jertschewske - Photography / Social Media
Marc Wiezorrek - Sugar Daddy
Allan Brophy - Legend



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Chris Pate Liverpool, UK

Former front man, guitarist and songwriter for Liverpool band The Arkanes, now going solo.
Thought he'd try is hand in that singer-songwriters acoustic shit. Turns out he's quite good at it.
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Album expected early 2016
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Track Name: New Skin
All is well
Here in hell
Here inside the eye
Where fiction comes alive
I was there
Eagle eyed
Oh I was there
In the fray
Making bracelets
From the bones of yesterday
I could teach you
If you like

I saw the earth
In its prime
Saw the Alamo
Saw bandoleers aline
Witnessed fire in the sky
Oh I was here
At the start
Saw destruction cradle life
And fall apart
I learnt to loathe you
Over time

I'm an ocean tide
You set a world on fire
Now you'll drown in me
I'm an empty sea
I pour my scorn
And invade where I see sin
I scale the walls
And I shed this world new skin

A crusader of the tides
But I'm only there
For a heart best at a time
Try to catch
My water fall
I found the cure
To the plague
Chasing shotgun shells
With broken razorblades
To feed the freaks
Inside us all
Track Name: This is the Moment
kick your feet and keep moving
Move on
before the water gets too strong
Wasted chances gone nowhere
living life with no basis
wares you down you can't take this
start over again

Cold hearts
run their hands over old scars
waste time
re-inventing who they are
take life with both hands and embrace it
like you only have days left
Live your life with no regret
Start over again

This is the moment that we have been waiting for
This is the moment where we are the underdogs
This is the moment that we have been waiting all our lives for
This is the moment to shine

Don't you really need somebody to care
Don't you really need somebody to care
All you really needed was someone to care
What you really need is somewhere to start again
Start over again
Track Name: Eyes Open
It starts before the eyes
something real becomes intangible
the sun it starts to rise
but the world is inconcievable
and the darkness hurts the eye
the darkness hurts the eye
You stand with the sun in your eyes
Living but don't feel alive
Not quite what you had in mind
settled for something you know when
your eyes are opened

For years we tried to breathe
oil the air became unbreathable
When life is your disease
and the fear becomes the antidote
Where do we go from here?
Well the answer should be clear
It sits like a thorn in your side
the moment when two worlds collide
Not quite what you had in mind
a beautiful kaleidoscope when
your eyes are open

You stand with the sun in your eyes
living to just feel alive
the words on the tip of your tongue
the voice at the back of the mind
the questions that help you walk on
the answers that help you survive
you watch a new world as it grown
a beautiful kaleidoscope when
your eyes are open
your eyes are open
Track Name: Enough is Enough
Pick myself up off the floor
got a face like an eyesore
try to recall how i walked through the door
of this strangers abode
say mister can you help me
Mister can you help me?
I think i did a bad thing last night
He said Yeah man your right,
got into a fight with a man twice your size
go and look at your eyes.
You could have walked away
but you couldn't let it go.
And look at your face now
What where you trying to prove?
Look at your eyes now,
Is that stupidity staring back at you?

I drag myself into some clothes
there's blood on my nose still
he says your an asshole you know that?
Tell me something i don't know
i don't know who i am anymore
he said All i ever want is a peaceful life
He said 'All you ever want i your next fist fight
is that Enough for you?
Enough is Enough
Enough is Enough
Coz boy your a star now
look what you've got to lose
boy your a star now
give them half a chance they'll crucify you
Track Name: Morning Star (Live)
All coherence fails me
My rationality becomes disposition when
When you intoxicate
start to deteriorate
You realise what you would give
Give for another try
A chance to set things straight
To find the things you lost along the way
Say I love you one last time
Apologise for that mistake
To live the life you said you would some day.

So listen up closely
Your preaching to a preacher now
Your talking to a man who's tumbled down
a hundred times down to the ground.
With life as my witness
I paid the ferrymen to wait
So tell me Mr Riches how much would you pay
to breathe in another breathe?
To live for another day?
Ask yourself if you had just one year
Would you do it all again?
Would you live in the same way?
Or would you make your childhood dreams come real?

So take
Take in another breath
See through another's eyes
Your young enough to redefine and read between the lines
To fly with a broken wing
To walk on another world
To read the mind and travel time and turn that water in to wine
Redefine and read between the lines