Live to Tell the Tale

by THE BLACKWHITECOLORFUL

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We are navigators, traveling through the darkest night, diving into the deepest oceans. What binds us is unity, what drives us is urgency and this time we seek clarity. THE BLACKWHITECOLORFUL describe this quest from departure to arrival, from beginning to end, from our homes to the farthest outposts. It’s an introspective gaze using outward-looking tools. With the aid of alternative rock with borrowings from post-rock and post-hardcore, the quartet consisting of Sascha [voc/git], Jonas [b], Michael [git] and Alex [dr], set out to write this itinerary. Through still and storm, we navigate.

Their new record LIVE TO TELL THE TALE describes this journey, from beginning to end, from heading out into the distance and returning the hailing port. It will be released January 24th, 2020.

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released January 24, 2020

THE BLACKWHITECOLORFUL
LIVE TO TELL THE TALE

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CHAPTER I - ABOUT DEPARTURE
1 About Departure
2 Pathfinder
3 Ahab
4 Unbreakable
(with Klondyke)

CHAPTER II - ABOUT FACE
5 This Is Infinite
6 Altercations
(feat. Madete)
7 Flint
8 Mind and Matter

CHAPTER III - ABOUT HOMECOMING
9 From Ship to Shore
10 Open Arms
11 Nautilus
12 Horatio

Recorded and Mixed by Michael Kolsdorf / Mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios
Artwork by Michael Kolsdorf / Illustration by Mara Eilert

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THE BLACKWHITECOLORFUL is
Sascha Joseph – Vocals and Guitars
Michael Kolsdorf – Guitars
Jonas Kamp – Bass and Backing Vocals
Alex Zylka – Drums

All songs written by THE BLACKWHITECOLORFUL
except “Unbreakable” and “Flint” co-written by Sascha Joseph and Tim Klute

All lyrics written by Sascha Joseph
except “Altercations” co-written by Sascha Joseph and Daniel Madete

Guest Vocals on “Altercations” by Daniel Madete
Synths on “Flint”, “Unbreakable” and “Pathfinder” by Tim Klute
Additional Synths on “Nautilus” by Janik Schlomann
Choir on “Open Arms” by Querbeat Chor Köln
Voice Over of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” on “From Ship to Shore” by Richard Aczel

The band wishes to thank
Tim Klute, Richard Aczel, Daniel Madete, Alex Basten, Mara Eilert, Lukas Kamp, Markus Esch, Aljoscha Sieg, “Open Arms” choir: Johannes Backes, Tania Begemann, Anja Braun, Tilmann Brenk, Melanie Henkel, Anja Kleiser, Susanne Lorenz, Johanna Maurer, Jouka Röhn, Steffi Scholz, Barbara Schüttpelz, Hannah Strobl, Kerstin Teichmann, Joachim Wulkop

…and our friends and families who supported us dearly on our journey!

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Track Name: About Departue
01 About Departure

Gaze upon uncertainty,
weakness for complacency, we failed to turn from

Strength built on stolidity
Fading fortune, dazed with fear


We gonna lead the way
for the distance
may lead to salvation

come upon
a land of bliss


Friendships drowned by ignorance
Bonds broken by vanity, as we left them burning

Hopefully, we will hear them calling
Honestly, I have shut them out


We gonna lead the way
for the distance
may lead to salvation

come upon
a land of bliss

(come upon
a land of fortune)

Lead the way
through will and through determination

come upon
a land of bliss

distance makes the heart grow fonder
Track Name: Pathfinder
02 Pathfinder

Off we sail again
Deep into the sea

From the shores of grief
To oceans of relief

Steer the rudder, hard to port
Give us strength and give us...

...hope we go
to the waves we're calling
we're falling...

...apart, we float
to the end of time and
beyond horizons we go

Down we go again
Far into the sky

Might we find again
the friends we've left behind

Steer the rudder, hard to port
Give us strength and give us...

...hope, we go
to the waves we're calling
we're falling...

...apart, we float
to the end of time and
beyond horizons we go

Anytime, anywhere
Give us course, so we can care

Steer the rudder, hard to port
Give us strength and give us...

...hope, we go
to the waves we're calling
we're falling...

...apart, we float
to the end of time and
beyond horizons we go
Track Name: Unbreakable (x Klondyke)
04 Unbreakable

Sick of walking through the dark
Turn our faces to eternity
We will never be the same
We are unbreakable


I.)
Cannot wait for the light
By never risking a glimpse into darkness

Cannot hope to arrive
By never leaving our home in the first place


I know that we want to be better
I can see the path

Sick of walking through the dark
Turn our faces to eternity
We will never be the same
We are unbreakable

II.)
We will go through the night
hand in hand through the darkness (darkness)

And wherever we go
Is whatever we see from the distance (distance)

I know that we want to be better
I can see the path

Sick of walking through the dark
Turn our faces to eternity
We will never be the same
We are unbreakable
Track Name: This is Infinite
05 This Is Infinite

Now, I’ve been hoping that we’re not broken
No last words spoken in here

For all that distress, inane abruptness
We’re settling that we’re not insane

And the way that this emptiness dwells on us
Boundaries to come crashing down

Now…

Heads up, the light leads the
Way, we take
We follow the light
Approaching storms
We chose to abide

With tides approaching the course unaltered
Haul tight! We’re settling the sail

For all, that’s ruptured, sublime corruptness
deep waters to us look the same

And the way, we perceive, this is infinite,
dark and inscrutably vain

Now…

Listen, the sound leads the
Way, we take
We follow the light
Approaching storms
We chose to abide


far, far away

hope will be guidance to
shore

and navigate right through the eye of the
storm

Listen, the sound leads the way
Way, we take
We follow the light
Approaching storms
We chose to

abide, we take
We follow the light
Track Name: Altercations (feat. Madete)
06 Altercations

Travelers!
We are off to the sea,
in the dark

Bid goodbye
to friends and to those
left behind

Wish upon the stars
That we’ll see them again

Wish upon the heavens
The struggle’s all done

on your mark
get set
lock and load

standby to fire
steadfast
here we go


Explorers!
We are driven by the urge to be complete

Haunted by the shadows
of the friends that we have lost

Praying to the heavens
All struggles are gone

Drifting from Shore
Where will this journey end I’m cold
And I cannot see the land
The stormy and monstrous sea
When will I be free.


Now I’m sinking in the sea
Can you hear me, can you hear me
I am drowning constantly
Can you hear me, hear me scream

Hear me scream
Track Name: Flint
07 Flint

Countdown to the thunder
Tells us, we’re not far away
Though, it’s not out there, the storm, it is right here

Way too close for comfort
Trying to be atop of all
Hoping for that storm to find its way

We burst into flames
We burst into flames

Fire, fire.

Too close for comfort
We only see the

Fire, fire.

Too close for comfort
Sir, we are going down
Track Name: Mind and Matter
08 Mind and Matter

broken, battered
i am going home

mind and matter
this is all i own

i am turning in,
to the lost i call out

hey my friends
now, i am coming home

And in the night
There will be light
There will be bliss and shelter


And in the cold
There will be fire
We’ll walk through all this welter


To the unknown stars
I look above

Always hoping,
memories are enough

I am heading for
Our hailing port now

Hey, my loved ones
I'm returning home
Track Name: From Ship to Shore
09 From Ship to Shore

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
(O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman, 1865)
Track Name: Open Arms
10 Open Arms

For all this time
For all we knew
We thought we're broken

Biding still to rise
Drew in the reins
And followed rapture

With open arms
With open eyes
We are embracing

All that we are
All we've become
We are the favored

All that we've longed
For all that we've seen
We are not broken

All that we've lost
And all we've found
Is worth its weight in gold

With open arms
With open eyes
We are embracing

All that we are
All we've become
We are the favored


For all this time
And all we know
We are not broken

With open arms
With open eyes
We are embracing

All that we are
All we've become
We are the favored
Track Name: Nautilus
11 Nautilus

Oceans are remembered
In each and every stage

Instances abandoned
State of mind objects the state of heart

AND WE WILL LOOK

Up above
There is love
Tell the lost about the sea

Time to show
And to grow
Until "thou at length art free"



Water up against a
broken,
weathered door

Building a headroom,
a place to groom
that as long as we're alive


AND WE WILL LOOK

Up above
There is love
Tell the lost about the sea

Time to show
And to grow
Until "thou at length art free"

We’ll grow
For we won’t suffer
Track Name: Horatio
12 Horatio

Morse Code: „Home is where one starts from.“ (T.S. Eliot, in „Four Quartets“ 1943)

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