And I could paint you red
Like the passion you feel
It might not be colorful
But atleast it'd be real

And I can paint you green
Like the envy you know
When you're all alone and I
With nowhere to go

And I can paint you grey
To show how you're empty
To show how you don't care
So the world can all see

And I can paint you clear
I'd make you graceful
I'd make you beautiful
Cause that's what you are

And I can paint you taupe
Because they say that it's soothing
But you're like a drug to me
And I could use some abusing

And I can paint you gold
To show you're a mourner
That'd make you honest
Make you sincere

And I can paint you clear
I'd make you graceful
I'd make you beautiful
Cause that's what you are

ohh oh

No starting and hovering
All the things we talked about
Bothered and breathed
And the world in between
Gray skies, blue eyes
Broken and I'm drowning you know

And I can paint you clear
I'd make you graceful
I'd make you beautiful
cause that's what you are

And I could be clear
Yeah you could see through me
But I could be beautiful
Just to be yours
Just to be

And I could paint you clear
I'd make you graceful
I'd make you beautiful
Cause that's what you are

I could be clear
I could be graceful
I swear I'd be colorful
Just to be yours

If I would have been honest
Then I would be yours




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    General Commentcorrections anyone.... ?
    sixth stanza: To show you're immortal.
    NOT "a mourner"

    Eighth stanza: most of the whole thing is wrong. it should be,
    SCARLET and CLOVER
    and all the things we talked about
    VIOLET cand GREEN
    and the world in between
    ... the rest is right.
    .JessFace.on June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMore corrections -
    Second stanza: When you're all alone AT NIGHT, with nowhere to go.
    Last stanza: If I WERE AN ARTIST, then I would be yours.
    loveologyon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe people above have it correct
    according to jake coco's myspace
    theyre on there, check it out!
    but also
    after "violet and green
    and the world in between":
    "the grey skies in your blue eyes
    broken hearts are all that you know"

    and
    "And I can paint you gold
    To show you're immortal
    would that make you honest?
    would it make you sincere?"
    x3naners21on December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree that the lyrics are incorrect (It's a real shame), but I can't understand why the posters above me did not even mention how beautiful this song is. It's so inspiring and the depth of the lyrics is unsoundable. Jake Coco is awesome, his music is wonderful and his talents as a musician are undenaible!
    HolesInsideon July 13, 2008   Link

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