"Colors" as written by Shelly M Peiken, Leah Haywood and Dan James....
Can you feel it crush you does it seem to bring the worst in you out
There's no running away from these things that hold you down
Do they complicate you because they make you feel like this
of all the colors that you've shine this is surely not your best
But you should know these colors that you're shining are

Surely not the best colors that you shine

I know you feel alone yeah and no one else can figure you out
But don't you ever turn away from the ones that help you down
Well they'd love to save you don't you know they love to see you smile
But these colors that you've shined are surely not your style

I know you're feeling like you're lost you've drifted way to far
But you should know these colors you're shining are surely not the best


Lyrics submitted by erelba

"Colors" as written by Samuel James Tyrone James Taylor

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentThis song reminds me and my friend..she was my best friend for over 8 years...a really long time to a teen...one day i just notcied it..she was changing it, doing things that were out-right mean to people outside our social group. I decided I didnt want to be apart of the cruelty, so i had to break off the friendship...i heard this song shortly after and it made me remember...Thats what i think this song means...

    though one of my other friends has told me different and it reminds her of one of her past boyfriends, finally showing his colors when he hit her..Both i think are the right answers...
    linkinpark8474on December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentokay --- pretty much he's talking about a person that maybe he used to be friends with and then that person changed and arent as happy and fun as they used to be --- the colors arent the brightest like they used to be
    caity_graceon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyep, I think that pretty much covers it. the person hes talking about isn't the same person he used to know. their "colors" (or, personality) aren't as pure and strong as before. these guys are awesome...
    mzmouse86on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgee... this reminds me of a friend i had for eight years too... of course we aren't friends now... i guess it says to me... oh i don't know... somebody's acting like an asshole, but they aren't Really an asshole... the asshole personality (colors) isn't they way s/he normally is, and thusly isn't the best "color" to show to people... i don't know... i kind of just pulled that out of my ass...
    Desaparecidaon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought it was about gangs... cause you know, they wear colors.

    I think it's pretty universal for anyone who seeks attention in the wrong places and sacrifices the respectable person they once were for it.
    osubuckeye4on February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a person who is acting differently than usual or is just doing something really wrong. Or it could just be about someone who just changes sometimes and becomes really pissy, kinda like me when I'm P.M.S.ing. Just kidding, sorry had to add that. Anyway, great song, not my favorite Crossfade though.
    ilovemaroon5on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts about someone that has become bitter or depressed because of personal issues(family problems, drugs maybe?)and these issues are slowly draining their colors. Friends can see the change in this person and are letting this person know that they know everything is not alright.
    RagingLunatixon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have a different view. for good reason. this song, to me. means stay away from the real me.
    petyon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship gone sour, wether it is boyfriend girlfriend relationship or extreamly close friends. Basically what happens is this person changes and creates new habits that are really not characteristic to their personality. They basically go gothic ( nobody understands me, im all alone) and push the closest friends they have out of their life. What he is trying to say is to remember that there are people here for that person and that they are not alone, that they are changing and its not who they truly are, and that they are truly loved.
    lastdyingbreathon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song...
    bmxdudeintheskyon May 25, 2005   Link

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