"Hold Your Colour" as written by and Robert Swire Thompson....
Soaking through
Comes and holds itself against the wall
Soaking through
Comes and holds itself against the wall

Hold your colours against the wall,
When they take everything away,
Hold your colours against the wall

Soaking through

Hold your colours against the wall,
When they take everything away,
Hold your colours against the wall

Soaking through

Ahhh, she looked into your eyes,
And saw what laid beneath,
Don't try to save yourself,
The circle is complete,
We're reaching out and to tell you,
Nothing else can touch me

Soaking through

Hold your colours against the wall,
When they take everything away,
Hold your colours against the wall

Soaking through

Ahhh, she looked into your eyes,
And saw what laid beneath,
Don't try to save yourself,
The circle is complete

Fading gently,
Soaking through,

We're reaching out and to take you,
Nothing else can touch me

Soaking through

Hold your colours against the wall,
When they take everything away,
Hold your colours against the wall

Soaking through

Hold your colours against the wall,
When they take everything away,
Hold your colours against the wall


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"Hold Your Colour" as written by Robert Swire Thompson

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  • +4
    General CommentI actually think it's trying to say that everyone has some core aspect that is uniquely theirs, and at the end of it all, that's what remains with you, and you need to seize it and show the world (hold your colours against the wall).

    Like, everyone can take everything away from you but your colours, and you should be proud of that. Know what i mean? And when you realize that, "nothing can touch you".

    In between the verses that are posted up something gets said, but nobody ever wrote the lyrics for that bit. What is it?
    ashes_on January 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMakes me feel like im high when im not high. So I win in two ways. I can't o.d. and it can last however long i want it to.
    altf4on September 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI used this song as a basis for my last art assignment. I think it went really well. It's a good title track.
    Its about leaving parts of yourself.. in others.. about making a difference.. somewhere you thought you couldnt.
    smooth_annon April 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a fukin tune

    when they came on at global I was alrdy well out of the game but I remember this being the best
    tomsaeon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthello i was just listenin to the song again for about the trillionth time coz its such a gd song 2 listen 2 whenever and whereever no matter wat ure doing and at about in the song after reading all your comments that bit that everyone thinks is push in the knife now open your eyes well i think your all right as if you listen carefully about 3:29 in you can hear it however i dont think it says it everytime when u cnt hear it very clearly i think it changes....which annoys me as now i wanna know wat the other lines are.
    All the best Chopper
    Chopper69on March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just wanted to tell everyone what the lyrics are because very few people actually know because the vocal tracks have been messed around with so much. I wanted to correct the lyrics, but I couldn't find anywhere to do it.

    Anyway, taken from Rob's myspace (one of the band members)
    "soaking through...to the colours that held us up against the wall

    [chorus]
    hold your colours against the wall
    when they take everything away
    hold your colours against the wall
    with me

    [electro stadium bit]
    twisted the knife, opened your eyes
    twisted the knife, til you were in the right place

    [verse 1]
    she looked into your eyes and saw what lay beneath
    don't try to save yourself - the circle is complete
    in reaching out and into you, nothing else could touch me

    [verse 2]
    fading gently, soaking through...and starting not to show at all
    in reaching out and into you, nothing else could touch me"
    andmcg1on June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with mostly everything that people are saying. But I think that "she looked into your eyes and saw what lay beneath, don't try to save yourself - the circle is complete" is talking about fate.
    I think the girl saw him for who he truly was, and their true colors connected into one. This created the complete circle, or, the two people being discussed completed each others personalities because they were meant for each other.
    MirandaTragedyon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor me this song is about now matter how hard people bullshit you, always stay true to yourself. Don't let your color soak through and blend with those of others, because your color is what makes you unique in a way. Also direct eye contact can tell alot about a person, and no matter how the other person will judge the circle will be closed. It's not up to you, not to them. But always stay true to yourself.
    Carlooon October 06, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this song was released almost a decade before, but it really reminded me of Dave Eggers' "The Circle".

    SPOILER ALERT





    Especially when thinking about the ending (Book 3) or just the phrase "the circle is complete". Hope they might use it in the soundtrack when the film is released.
    PowerPon July 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmmm, I love this song. :)
    FeLKoNon May 28, 2006   Link

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