"Palomino" as written by and John Nigel/rhodes Taylor....
She lays on the wall
Watching the strangers drift away
Mid-day's all thick
With the sun of Arabia

She surrenders her voices
They gather, on the wind
Talkin, chanting, breathing
Into her body
Yesterdays

Awaken beside
The scent of burnt sugar, on the skin
Painting eyes, thick
With the color she brings in
Always sure and strong
When the lightning tumbles down
Don't you frown
Everything will be
In time for this evening

If there's secrets
She has to be party to
Every one of them
In this heaven
She gets to the heart
And you'll wonder

Why she says
When I run out of blue
Help me rise instead
Now I can run to you
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Give me red instead
Now let me run (now let me run)

If there's secrets
She has to be party to
Every one of them
If there's heaven
She gets to the heart
And you'll know just

Why she says
When I run out of blue
Help me rise instead
Now I can run to you
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Give me red instead
Now let me run (now let me run)

Hey, hey
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Help me rise instead
Now I can run to you (honey)
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Give me red instead
Now I can run to you

Hey-hey
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Help me rise instead
Now I can run to you (honey)
Why she says
When I run out of blue
Give me red instead
Now I can run to you


Lyrics submitted by Canada

"Palomino" as written by Nick Rhodes Simon John Charles Le Bon

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    General Commentfrom: duranduran.com/wordpress/

    Palomino

    October 31st, 2005

    Hi Katy, I am writing to ask about "Palomino" from Big Thing. It sounds a lot like Arcadia to me-I have a strong suspicion it was written mostly by Messrs. Rhodes and LeBon. Am I right? Do they have any comments about this song? Thanks, Austin

    "Actually, the song Palomino was mostly John and my baby, but certainly Nick contributed to it. The chorus lyric comes from a quote by Pablo Picasso which Daniel Abrahams one of our co-producers brought to light. It is said that at the height of his 'blue period', the great artist was asked (flippantly, one can only assume) "...but what do you do when you run out of blue?" To which Picasso replied "why, I use red instead." Never lost for words, that one.
    S
    laurelinwyntreon October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've heard the name Palomino in regards to horses. Is that what this song is about? It sounds like it's about drugs. "Burnt sugar"?
    Canadaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's realising how someone feels about you because they can now run to you even when they're not blue.
    Beautiful song whatever it means.
    xdvron April 10, 2007   Link

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