"Colours" as written by and Joseph/taylor Goddard....
Colors are what
Keep me alive
Colors are what
To hold in my head

Colors are where my
My old meets new
Colors are where my
My brain finds blue

Colors and colors and colors of colors
Colors and colors and colors of colors
Colors and colors and colors of colors
Colors and colors and colors of colors
Colors and colors and colors of colors

Bursts are where
I find a face
Bursts are made
To color me rich
Bursts are blocks
Stickle bricks
Bursts of color
Until I'm sick

Colors and colors and colors of colors
(I only wanted for to see)
Colors and colors and colors of colors
(There's nothing in this heart but me)
Colors and colors and colors of colors
(Everything you want is not free)
Colors and colors and colors of colors

Colors and colors and colors of colors
(I'm everything a girl could need)
Colors and colors and colors of colors
(there's nothing in this heart but me)
Colors and colors and colors of colors
(If everything you want is free)


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"Colours" as written by Alexis Benjamin Taylor Joseph Goddard

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    General CommentI feel that this song was made when whoever wrote it was on a really good high, but a natural one, ya know? He feels perfect, illuminiscint and nearly innocent.

    Anyways, I love this song.. makes me feel good, too, haha.
    polkadottedfameon July 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBursts = Ecstasy?

    "Bursts are where I find a fix
    Bursts are made to colour me rich
    Bursts of blocks, stickle bricks
    Bursts of colour 'til I'm sick"
    ggaaooon May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbrilliant
    elregeoon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was on the playlist when I worked at The Gap! It used to get stuck in my head ALL the time and I never knew who sang it.
    strykerchickon August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song.
    is.
    my LIFE.

    reminds me of unrequited love.
    "there's nothing in this heart but ME!"
    cupkateon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about an acid trip.
    BarrelofMonkiezon February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think ggaaoo is correct in his proposal that the song is about ecstasy…

    “Colours are what keep me alive
    Colours I want to hold in my hand
    Colours are where my, my old makes new
    Colours are where my, my brain finds blue”

    It is well known that when a person takes ecstasy in excess, they gradually experience waves of depression or the “blues for the brain” as Hot Chip would put it. But alas, it is just my opinion. I might be over-analyzing the song. It could merely be about colors…hell, everyone loves colors.

    I read an article about Alexis Taylor in a Rolling Stone magazine recently…it mainly just commented on his strange choice in clothing and said little about the music he produced…ugh.

    I HOPE EVERYONE BOUGHT THEIR MOST RECENT C.D.
    brain_tingleyson March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've been in love with this song since the first time I heard it ages ago. gosh, it never gets old to me. x
    wereTHRIVINGon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can totally see where people are going with thinking this is about drugs of some sort. But doesn't it seem a little redundant, if it were about ecstacy or acid or what have you, to say "Bursts are where I find my fix"? It's like saying "Dogs are like domesticated animals that walk on four legs and bark." (Because "fix" generally refers to drugs of some sort.)
    justacrosshairon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hate to double post, but isn't it "Colours are where my brain finds /glue/" and "Bursts of /glocks/, stickle bricks"? Maybe?

    Also, for what it's worth, I've been thinking more about the meaning, and the two verses really remind me of how I feel about music. I find it vitalizing, stabilizing, all-encompassing, and addictive to the point where I'll blast a song until my eardrums are sore or dance until it feels like my legs are about to fall off. And to me, the chorus seems to express the simultaneous simplicity and utter beauty of music. I feel like it's this massive gorgeous force that can never be fully comprehended or articulated, so you just get this chant of "Colours and colours and colours of colours/Covers and covers and covers in colours" (colours being a symbol for creativity or beauty or what have you).

    Anyway, the song's got a very personal meaning to me, if you couldn't tell...
    justacrosshairon February 15, 2009   Link

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