"Red" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
I've been down, I've been out.
I did it all on my own.
Seems growing up didn't take long.
Feel Strange I feel good.
I feel better with you.
You've changed, you should.
Cause I think I did too.

Made my mistakes, and did a few things right
But it will take what it will take, baby that's life
You cannot change what you do not own, everybody knows
But if you live deep and love strong you get pretty damn close

It moves fast and it scares me.
I close my eyes, oh but I still see

I'm fading in and out what are you supposed to do save me know
From all of this danger you don't know how and I'll find my way out
When I'm in the red listening to strangers inside my head
The darkening angels beneath the bed I still see everything you said,
Painted in Red

I shake and I smile, cause you said
Baby girl it may take a while, but take the good from the bad
And never minds are never sure so never leave them wanting more
What are you waiting for?
How you love is who you are.

I dive in and I sink in. And I find new colors to think inâ?¦

I'm fading in and out what are you supposed to do save me know
From all of this danger you don't know how and I'll find my way out
When I'm in the red listening to strangers inside my head
The darkening angels beneath the bed I still see everything you said,
Painted in Red

In the distance is a line defining where I've been the state I'm in
And ever since it began to slip from my two hands I've been
Taunting fires, touching wires, been believing liars, everything they said
Painted in Red

I'm fading in and out what are you supposed to do save me know
From all of this danger you don't know how and I'll find my way out
When I'm in the red listening to strangers inside my head
The darkening angels beneath the bed I still see everything you said,
Painted in Red

What are you gonna do?
No way for you to save me.
What are you gonna do?
Everything that you gave me is painted in Red.


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"Red" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    Song MeaningIf you own a business you know there is one goal you should to focus on.

    Stay. Out. Of. The. Red.

    If not, your business fails. Retailers understand this goal. See there’s this silly day called Black Friday. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and it’s called Black Friday because that’s the day where retailers, due in part to ridiculous price cuts and ravenous consumers, count on sales to move their ledger from the red to black. Now, I am not saying that Red is a song centered around saving businesses and commerce. Not at all. But Red is a song about saving. In this case Red is a song about Sara saving herself.

    The color red is an alert. A warning. But red is also the color of perceived happiness. Who doesn’t like a red fire truck, or a red balloon as a kid? A red bike, or sports car? Red Starburst, jelly bean or Red Ryder BB Gun? Red, while a color of warning is also one of comfort, warmth and accomplishment. Sara explores this balance of the color red in the lyrics. She has devoted herself to life on the road she has to be mindful of warnings that can place her sanity in the red while chasing success. Things like the jerks, creeps and d-bags Sara talks references in City. Things like rejection and negativity that if dwelled on can bring her down. Or perhaps things like the separation from family and friends, lovers and companions that used to be there to lift her up when times became mentally bleak. At it’s core, Red is a message of strength and independence.

    Sara’s perspective tells us that in her isolation she’s developed coping measures to pull herself out of the red. So that she can enjoy the red things in life.
    Musical Morphineon January 05, 2015   Link

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