i love you like a brother
and i love you like a child
and i love you like a lover
and i love you dumb and colorblind
and i love you like a mother
even after all you've done
and i love you like no other
but i know
youre not the one...

and i loved you in bright orange
and in violet and in green
and i loved you in such colors
as your eyes have never ever seen
and i loved the way you acted
but your one trick pony's dead
and i loved you unprotected
but you only love in

i know its dark for good
i never listen when i should
you only see in black and white
so go on back to your own kind
and i'll go back to mine

i love you like a brother
and i love you like a child
and i love you like a lover
and i love you dumb and colorblind
and i love you like a mother
even after all she's done
and i love you like no other
but i know youre not the one...

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Colorblind song meanings
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    General CommentI think it describes a relationship I have. For me, "you only loved in red" describes lust. I loved this guy for all the things he was, in so many various ways. But he only lusted over me, of course since HE only saw in black and white it was all he knew about love. So, I loved in colors he could never see, and he never felt. And we came from two completely different worlds. And I still love him, as a brother and a friend. And know that he's not the one. That's how I relate to the song anyway.

    I like the line, "and I loved you unprotected, but you only loved in red".
    CÆTon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have been pondering the one trick pony bit. Maybe it is like, little girls always want a pony, but their parents will get them all sorts of things to try to get their mind off this desire of there's to have a pony. It's basically saying, these things are not good enough, they try to be what they cannot. Those things have run out, those fake ponies.
    CÆTon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbout the Orange Man bit.
    Amanda has done a couple of interviews where they will ask her about particular lyrics and she brings up an interesting opnion. - When someone writs a screenplay or a book, or plays a part, nobody assumes that the ideas came form something that happened to them or that they play the part because they relate, its just a part they play or write. But when somebody who seems deep writes a song everybody assumes the lyrics are personal.

    About the Pony bit. A "one trick pony" is someone or something that does something very well, but that something is all they can do.

    This song almost sounds like its about a first love. At least thats the only time I can recall when I loved so powerfully. Everything since has been a comparible watercolor. For whatever reason he doesnt reciprocate her love in the same way. Only in red which, as has been mentioned, would likely represent lust.

    at any rate:

    "and i loved the way you acted
    but your one trick pony's dead "

    Whatever she used to love about him is getting a bit old.
    SideshowJillon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl's first love. She falls in love with a boy and loves him in every way possible (ties in with colours and the lover/mother/child/brother lines). She has an open mind about the relationship, however, she realizes the boy only knows how to love one way (not necessarily sex, just not the full depth and breadth of love). Regretfully, the girl realizes this, and refers to it as him simply seeing in 'black and white', she still loves him but knows he's not the one. His 'one trick pony' is the one way he knows how to show love.
    mered0thon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe is either a) in denial that she loves this boy.. or b) she really loves him as a friend but knows it could never be more.. He probably loves her and wants her and she's trying to be honest with him without hurting him.
    monstergirlon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how she loves a guy, more than anything, but realizes that they aren't right for each other. Not "the one" as the song says. They are too different to work, so she has to leave him. Also, it might have something to do with his mother, Because she says "I love you like a mother, even after all she's done." The "only sees in black and white" is about how he thinks, something is either one way or the other, and it could be that he sees what his mother tells him. Or maybe I'm reading way too far into these lyrics.
    wetzillaon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis could indeed be a song about love but I think it may not. The line in which she says "And I loved you in bright orange," could possibly be about the "Orange Man." She spoke of this man in the song 'Slide.' I think it's about the man who abducted her and perhaps raped her. "I loved you unprotected, but you only loved in red," I belive that when she says she loved this man she's talking about when she had sex with this man. He only see's in red could mean that he only saw her with lust.

    But most likely this song is about love, I just kinda picked up on the Orange man vibe.
    VStabMyHeartVon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentunconditional love...somewhat unrequited. i hate that. you want more than the sexual aspect because you love more than that, but then he just lusts...and sometimes doesn't even realise it himself. that sucks. -.-
    shy1away3phantomon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHuh, everytime I see what other people think theres all this stuff I've never thought of, and alot of stuff that I thought of that hasn't been mentioned even things that I took as being obvious. I love how DD are like that theres always all these possibilities, that depend on the 'colours' we think in.

    Basicaly a story of blind forgiving love, where anything that they don't like in the other or in the relationship doesn't exist and they can't see things from the other persons point of view, they can only see what is obvious to them (black and white) and so are colorblind.

    Also I noticed quite a few people mention how they thought of "but you only love in red" as being lustfull which I never thought of but the way I saw it was that red was violence, and anger, and uncontrolled feelings, so that he is unable to control his feelings of hurt, of confusion over what he doesn't understand and so he tries to control her, to control their relationship, and make everything obey his sense of reality.
    dirty danceron July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me it's the aspect of loving someone when they do not love you back, when i lost my virginity I got "sprung" and fell HARD for him, but he only thought of me for the sex. Eventually I realized he wasn't the one, that it could never work but I still love him with my entire life. In reference to the "Orange man" thing, it could be a theme in some of her songs, the orange man in "slide" and this could pertain to that idea of rape or whatever it is precisely and then again in the song "missed me" it's set like a nursery rhyme and depicts a jail bait type situation where she loves him but if he leaves her she'll turn him in
    metalrocker8806on August 16, 2005   Link

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