"Kodachrome" as written by and Paul Simon....
When I think back on all the crap I've learned in highschool
It's a wonder I can think at all
Though my lack of education hasn't hurt me much
I can read the writings on the walls

Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew when I was single
Brought 'em all together for one night
I know they'd never match my sweet imagination
Everything looks better in black and white


Mama don't take my Kodachrome away, mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome, mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome and leave your boy so far from home
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome, whew whew, mama don't take my Kodachrome away

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"Kodachrome" as written by Paul Simon

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    General CommentYou people need to recognize the classics, jeez. maybe its just that its pretty clear what the meaning is, I guess. Anyway I wanted to see what people said about it... Its not like im old either, im 27.
    SeverdGardenon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. and i'm glad to see that at least one other person on here does as well!
    thegirlanachronismon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTION:

    Final line of the second stanza should be:

    "Everything looks *worse* in black and white"
    (The line is a parody of Kodak's ad slogan "Everything looks better in color")
    RJSchexon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wanted the first four lines of this song to be my senior quote, but my school wouldn't allow it.
    starredon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOn the studio version of the song, the line is "Everything looks worse in black-and-white", but on the Live in Central Park concert they sing "Everything looks better in black-and-white"... I wonder why?
    docsigma2000on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot a S&G song - Paul Simon only.
    Derefon November 14, 2009   Link

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