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color theory is the third album by Singer-Songwriter Soccer Mommy.

Not to be confused with the webseries of the same name.


  1. "bloodstream" (5:37)
  2. "circle the drain" (4:40)
  3. "royal screw up" (4:07)
  4. "night swimming" (4:16)
  5. "crawling in my Skin" (4:17)
  6. "yellow is the color of her eyes" (7:15)
  7. "up the walls" (2:44)
  8. "lucy" (4:56)
  9. "stain" (3:00)
  10. "gray light" (3:16)

This album provides examples of:

  • all lowercase letters: the album's title and its tracklist are written with no capitalizing.
  • Becoming the Boast: On "royal screw up":
    You are a mirror
    Say I'm the fairest of all
    I am "fake it 'til you make it" in a can
  • Colour-Coded Emotions: Twice on "yellow is the color of her eyes".
    • Yellow represents the warmth of sunshine but illness as well:
    The bright August sun feels like yellow
    And the white of her eyes is so yellow
    • Blue represents sadness:
    I'm still so blue
    I can't erase the hue, it's just colored over
  • "Dear John" Letter: On "night swimming":
    Swam back to the shoreline
    And found that all you left me was a note
    I read it slow
    You said that you had loved me
    But you knew that you would end up on your own
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  • Downer Ending: The album ends with "gray light", a song which reflects on Soccer Mommy's mother and her battle with Cancer (and one of two songs on this album which talks about this subject):
    I can't lose it
    The feeling I'm going down
    I can't lose it
    I'm watching my mother drown
  • Epic Rocking: "yellow is the color of her eyes" lasts over seven minutes and fifteen seconds.
  • Face on the Cover
  • Her Own Worst Enemy: On "royal screw up":
    My room is a kingdom
    For the princess of screwin' up
    And I'll be the dragon
    I'll hold me captive
    My world is sinking
    And I am the captain of it all
  • One-Woman Song: "lucy" (which actually refers to a shortened version of "Lucifer").
  • One-Word Title: "bloodstream", "lucy" and "stain"
  • Rhyming with Itself: The opening lyrics of "yellow is the color of her eyes":
    The bright August sun feels like yellow
    And the white of her eyes is so yellow
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  • Shout-Out: Averted with "crawling in my skin" which isn't a reference the Linkin Park song of the same name.