1 + 1 = 1 (The Courtship of Green & Blue) [unmixed & unmastered]

by Chris Marchand

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about

On Christmas day of 2008 I released an album to the world. It was a present to my wife and I had been waiting two years to give it to her. It was a chronicle in song form of our dating relationship on up to our wedding day. Since then, other than her, my mom, and a few smattering of friends, no one has heard it. I now give it to you.

But there is a catch. This album has not been properly mixed or mastered. I did my best with my limited resources and skill level, but I'd like the opportunity for it to sound its best. Therefore I want to strike a deal with you the listener: Pay a cheap price ($4) for an hour long album and in return I will give you the fully mixed and mastered version for free once it is completed. So, once I raise enough money to take it to a professional, everyone who got the un-mixed/mastered version will get the shiny crisp new one. Deal?

Please feel free to check out the lyrics and commentary attached to each song as you are streaming.

credits

released December 25, 2008

Special thanks go to Brandon and Charlyn for constant encouragement.

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Chris Marchand Peoria, Illinois

Chris Marchand writes and records music in Central Illinois. He will always be searching for the best melody. You can find his writings at www.postconsumerreports.com

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Track Name: A Look, A Glance, A Word Said in Passing
Let’s go and eat some pasta
Then see a movie too
Maybe we’ll do some shopping
Invite our friends if we want to

Let’s go and get a milk shake
Let’s go and get some tea
We’ll ask each other questions
Decide our destiny

Let’s read a book together
And learn to waltz and swing
I’ll teach you to play tennis
You’ll teach me how to swim

One look
One glance,
One word,
Amazement…

Let’s go to a foreign country
Let the kids smirk and smile
I’ll record you on piano
You’ll make it worth my while

Let’s go and see a concert
And drive through blizzard storm
I don’t think we can make it
My house is safe and warm

One look
One glance,
One word,
Amazement…

Let’s go and buy and ocean
Let’s go and rent some friends
We’ll throw a hipster party
One that never ends

Let’s make a life together
Underneath the sun
Let’s go and plan forever
And try and become one
Track Name: Perfect Timing
Take my hand, pull me out on the floor
Don’t let me watch from the comfort of my chair

We’ll move together, never apart
Let’s move in step to the rhythm of our heart

So teach me to dance
Like a satellite
Always rotating
In perfect time

And I may not be the most graceful one here tonight
But if you will teach me
I will dance with you all through this life
Track Name: Bad Connection
I can’t get through to you
I’ve been waiting on the line for hours
I don’t know what else to do
I don’t think I can hold on much longer

We’ve got a bad connection, baby
Somewhere the wires are crossed
We’ve got a bad connection, baby
The signals nearly lost

Maybe if you’d just move
You’d get connection just fine
But there’s only so many times
I can try before I get tired

We’ve got a bad connection, baby
Somewhere the wires are crossed
We’ve got a bad connection, baby
The signals nearly lost

This is bad connection
And I can barely hear you
We’ve got a bad connection
There not letting us get through

We’ve got a bad connection, baby
Somewhere the wires are crossed
We’ve got a bad connection, baby
The signals nearly lost

We’ve got a bad connection
But the wires they aren’t crossed
We’ve got a bad connection
And this time it’s my fault
[I’msorrysosorryI’msorrysosorry…∞]

Hold on.
Just stay right there.
I am coming to you…
Track Name: 70 X 7
I pick at you, you jab at me
[ I ] decide to hold my tongue
At least until the end of this song

I have my reasons so do you
But I’m tired of being right
At least I am tonight

70 X 7
Is enough for me…

I will not whine or complain
I will keep silent and let this moment pass away
How can I let this moment just pass away?...until

70 X 7
Is enough for me

Your silence says more
Than my babbling brings for
But someone has to break the tension
Why don’t we agree to a bi-partisan apology
And promise not to talk about this anymore?

Until…70 X 7…
Is enough for me…
Track Name: Meet in the Middle
Now we’ve heard all the rumors
We’ve heard of all them silly wars
But babe you don’t believe them
It ain’t nothing we ain’t heard before

Now we’re starting life together
And we don’t wanna make no mistakes
So let’s sign this peace treaty
And make sure it all turns out OK

Well, all I know is I can’t see a lab coat
without thinking of you
And, all I know is I can’t see a Honda
without thinking you drive one too

[So] let’s meet in the middle, honey
It’s only place we’ll both be
Honey, let’s meet in the middle
There’s just something ‘bout symmetry

Now if I did as I pleased
You’d be picking up after me ‘til the end of time
It’s the ten-thousandth time
But I now that light bulb is gonna light

Well, all I know is someday soon we’ll be
waking up together at noon
And, all I know is someday soon we’ll be
singing the exact same tune
Let’s meet in the middle, honey
It’s only place we’ll both be
Honey, let’s meet in the middle
There’s just something ‘bout symmetry

I’ll just keep talking my talk
You just keep organizing around the clock
I know 9 months is a long time
But if we wait, it’ll turn out alright
Track Name: End of an Era
I’ll never be on this side again
I’m at the window lookin’ in
And I would be lyin’
If I said I wasn’t scared

I’ll never be on that side until
I ask the question…I take a step
And there is no use denying
The next step is big

Cause it’s the End of an Era
Say goodbye to independence
At the End of an Era
There’ll be no more waiting
No more asking when
Our day my dear soon will come

I’ll never be on this side again
And I say that with no regrets
Still all the while I’m fighting
Thoughts that I’m not ready for this

Cause it’s the End of an Era…

Some say I’ve waited too long
Some say we’re still too young
Maybe I’m wrong and you’re right
Maybe I’ll leave it in God’s hands tonight
Track Name: Gradual [part 1]
Os justi meditabitur sapientiam
et lingua ejus loquetur judicium
Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius
et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom
and his tongue speaks what is just
The law of his God is in his heart
and his feet do not falter
Track Name: Learning to Love
Soften my edges with your sweet countenance
Help me forget what a melancholy state I’m in
And how long can I stare deep into your eyes
And still forget that I am learning how to lay down my life?

If I said “I love you”
Would that mean anything to you?
But if a promise is broken
Was is ever really true?

Every difference in another chance for us to draw close
Each misunderstanding is still better than being alone
And how long till you and I will finally be
I in You and You forever in Me?

If I said…

And I say “I LOVE YOU”
I know it means so much to you
And I give you this promise
One I will keep my whole life through

And I said it, yes I said it
It wasn’t so hard to do
And I said it, oh I so easily said
But honey, there is so much more to love
I am learning, still learning,
Forever learning how to love you
We are learning, forever learning,
Together learning how to love…
Track Name: Gradual [part 2]
Alleluia Alleluia
Track Name: Bittersweet Graceland
Dinner for two
Fancy restaurant
Three years pass by
So scared could not kiss her
Stranded alone yet again tonight

Sister and Brother
Not yet lovers
One and One
Not yet one

Bittersweet Lane passed by on their right
It wasn’t their time but the timing was right
They made their way home past Graceland Drive
Spent all of their lives waiting…

Filling the air
Quiet conversation
Restraining desire
Choosing the best
For one another for one more night

Sister and Brother…

Bittersweet Lane passed by on their right
It wasn’t their time but the timing was right
They made their way home past Graceland Drive
Spent all of their lives saying goodbye
And tonight will be no different…

[oneandoneandnotyetone…∞]