"Grey Days" as written by Victoria Lena Bergsman, Maria Ellen Eriksson, Martin Alf Kristian Hansson, Ulrik Johannes Karlsson, Lisa Ida Maria Milberg, Per Jonas Fredrik Nystrom, Ludvig Rylander and Daniel Timo Varjo....
Dressed in lilac
With a scarf wrapped 'round your head
All that beauty fading in the dark
Hope and youth they with come the grey

Dressed in Jackie
Dress she wore some fall before
Revolutionary for the day
Technicolor made it stay the same

Baby, baby, baby you have to leave this town

Flag in one hand
Polished shoes for perfect march
Eight hours of practice is too long
With no one there to see your victory dance

Like a kitten
You sure adored the sun
Ocean view, the blue called out for you
Swim suit on, what kept you in the grey

Love the city
Yet you stay in that old house
Mother's voice the only noise you know
Doing what she loves the most, not you


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"Grey Days" as written by Maria Eriksson Victoria Bergsman

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    General CommentAfter the penultimate verse the chorus changes to
    "Baby, baby, baby you have to leave for good"
    and with the last verse sung, the two variations are rotated.

    One of my favourites on In Colour, on face value it seems to paint a picture of a girl who's being smothered by her mothers rule, what adventurous nature she had being slowly sucked out of her. Accordingly, the Concretes urge the protagonist to escape the depressing clutches of her mother and live her life - for her self.
    Lonelyascanbeon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt should be "Mother's songs".
    No big deal though. This song is beautiful.
    C274on December 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Hope and youth they with come the grey'
    With should be changed to wither
    Nirgilison July 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Hope and youth they with come the grey'
    With should be changed to wither
    Nirgilison July 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbout Grey Gardens, perhaps en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    stemannon May 29, 2015   Link

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