Passion Paints A Portrait

Outside the frame
(outside the frame)
outside the border
The colors run
(the colors run)
the colors bleed
No sense of space
no sense of depth
no sense of order
As all these blinding colors
fade to neutral tones

The jigsaw puzzle fragments
form impressions like a mirror
Now smash the glass
The image comes through clearer

Passion paints a portrait

Patterns emerge
formless to reason
Lines on the verge
of ruthless discipline
Image broken and bent
in such crude definition
As context resolves
perspective slips away

Just out of reach
it hangs over my head
With wire and nail
stretched out so prone and pale

Passion paints a portrait

Bursting inside
life's fluids course through my veins
Turning the tide
Raging like a flood
Once dried up and dammed
Strained by pride, overflowing
Now splashed out across eternity
with paint as thick as blood

Passion paints a portrait

© Jessie Jacobson • Music (11/81 & 12/81)
Lyrics & Melody (4/82, 12/82, 1/83, 2/83, 7/83 & 6/84)

Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocal, Guitars, Keyboard
Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocal, Sticks, Ratchets
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards, Clarinet, Backing & Lead Vocal
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Keyboard
Brian Bielski: Drums

Produced by Second Language with Earle Mankey, 1985.