The Great Gatsby

by Colour By Numbers

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I’ve been lost for quite a while
Suspended in my own mind
Thinking about how it used to be
When I only had to give a smile

But there’ve been plenty of times I thought
“My god! I’ve got to change”
Never gotten around to doing those things
Always stayed the same

But you
Bring the best
Out in me

It feels like days, it feels like years
Since I’ve been on the ride
Back and forth inside of my own head
Nothing new to find

Every once in a little while
Something comes my way
Screaming at me that, “I am here
Here to save the day.”

But you
Bring the best
Out in me


I’m the Great Gatsby
You’re my Daisy
Green light across the bay

I’m going crazy
Spending my money
Trying to buy a way

Lead out of this darkened cave
I’ve been hiding in
Save my soul, show me some love
I swear I’ll let you swim

But I can’t win, I always lose
These things never end my way
I guess I’ll keep on keeping on


And I don’t have a mansion
I don’t know the stars
The parties throw, they end up at bars

And it’s never quite enough
Never quite enough for me

It’ll never be enough
Enough for you to see



released September 5, 2014
Lead Vocal/Guitar - Jared Adams
Vocals/Bass/Keyboard - Alex Kozub
Guitar - Jesse Millar
Drums - Mike McDermid

Production - Graham Leverick
Mastered by Jamie Sitar


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Colour By Numbers Winnipeg, Manitoba

Colour By Numbers is a quartet of indie rockers delivering catchy hooks and dancey beats layered with rich harmonies. Their music is a one-two punch of raw emotion combining elements of nineties rock, early funk and a hint of modern folk. The band's influences include the Arkells, Motown and even some laid back, folky Neil Young ... more

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