"Colorado" as written by and Christopher Michael Taylor Christopher Bear....
When I clung to you there was nothing to hold on tight with,
You left me adrift.
Colorado, what now?

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"Colorado" as written by Edward Droste Christopher Bear

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    General CommentI think it's about Colorado.
    ishforbrainson December 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti don't think this has anything to do with technology.. it feels much more powerful to me than that.
    i think it's about loving someone who couldn't give back what you wanted or needed, and it was easy for them to let you go since they didn't feel the same, but now the they're gone, you don't know what to do with yourself, even though you know it was a wrong fit. what now that you have no one to depend on, whether that person is a good or bad fit for you?
    sorry that that was kind of babbling.. haha
    beautiful song
    elec_trickon July 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Proof that a song doesn't need four pages of lyrics to be absolutely captivating and beautiful, or to get a point accross.
    Jvrson March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about removing oneself from society and the constant bombardment of technology, possibly going into the wilderness. However, people have become so reliant on things like computers and TV as necessities for living life that when these things are taken away and they are forced to actually think for themselves and worry about survival, they become lost ("What now?").

    It's very fitting that the song says so much with so few words. "Simplify," as Thoreau would say.
    MistaSparkleon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see this as a love song. i think he just broke up with a girl he loved who didn't love him back ("When I clung to you there was nothing to hold on tight with"), and now he's just going someplace else hoping he'll forget the pain if he escapes from the memories, wondering what next. he's lost without her. it's a beautiful song. i get the chills when he repeats "What now? What now?" it's so sad.
    sue_defenderon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentinteresting he uses the word "with" rather than "to" in "nothing to hold on tight with"... it's like rather than saying there wasn't anything to cling to, he's saying he didn't have the means to hang on.

    read that way, "you left me adrift" makes me think of "you" as being the one who's adrift.
    zivotjejindeon May 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI would like to point out that when he says "what now?" he says "what" once more than necessary, making "what now" turn into "now what".
    I just think that's interesting. It kinda adds to the confusion and sense of loss.

    I also would like to add that this song feels like going chest-deep into freezing water without letting your body adjust to it. Like if that physical feeling were an emotion, this song evokes that emotion. Sorry if that's a bit abstract..

    As for the meaning.. I agree with elec_trick and mpiet. (:
    xariltngraxeon July 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a fitting closing to a beautiful album this song is
    the8eson March 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe songwriter is gay, so i really don't think it's about breaking up with a girl. heh. but a guy, for sure. it's clearly about being abandoned by someone who left for colorado.
    seantson March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaunting. I relate strongly with MistaSparkle's interpretation. The lyrics, incredibly brief, are provocative. I started listening intensely to the song while reading Jon Krakauer's popular book Into the Wild: no doubt dramatically shaping my own associations.

    Grizzly Bear evokes here a deep sense of loss, abandonment. The urgent, intensely repetitious question "What now?" remains unanswered.... The song leaves us adrift, unassuaged, insecure.
    the_immoraliston March 30, 2008   Link

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