"Black and White People" as written by and Rob Thomas....
One more day down
Everybody has those days
Where one soft sweet song's
Just enough to clear my head

Fall on real life
Is anybody left there sane?
If we slide on over and accept fate
Then it's bound to be a powerful thing

If it's just that you're weak
Can we talk about it
It's gettin' so damn creepy
Just nursing this ghost of chance
The fiction, the romance
And the Technicolor dreams
Of black and white people

One boy head strong
Thinks that living here's just plain
He's pushed down so hard
You can hear him start to sink

And it's one last round of petty conversation
You hold on boy 'cuz
You won't go down like this?
Just roll over
Lay down till it's more than you can take

If it's just that you're weak
Can we talk about it
It's gettin' so damn creepy
Just nursing this ghost of chance
The fiction, the romance
And the Technicolor dreams
Of black and white people

So one more day down
And everybody's changin'
One soft sweet sound
Is just enough to clear my head

If it's just that you're weak
Can we talk about it
It's gettin' so damn creepy
Just nursing this ghost of chance
The fiction, the romance
And the Technicolor dreams
Of black and white people

Yeah if you're weak
Can we talk about it
It's gettin' so damn creepy
Just nursing this ghost of chance
The fiction, the romance
And the Technicolor dreams
Of black and white people

We are black and white people
We are black and white people
We are black and white people



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"Black and White People" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General CommentWell, he said on Storytellers that it means when you're down, you seem black and white, but the people around you seem to be in technicolor and once you listen to the song after knowing that, it seems so incredibly clear.
    fragile_childon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think its about people accepting reality and even though they wouldn't admit it, they do have big goals and dreams. then they meet someone who gives them a chance to become who they want to be.
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThank you fragile child, I didn't know it was included in Storytellers!!!
    Gabigson August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHands up who thinks it's about race issues...
    ShineYouDiamondon December 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about something similar to what fragile child said, it's about when you feel like there's no color in your life - black and white - and you're just trying to make it through the day. "The technicolor dreams of black and white people" is a line that gives it away for me, that we're living this colorless existance sometimes and we dream of truly living in real color.
    feaadon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI swear, when I first listened to this song, it was like Rob Thomas had some crystal ball and has been watching me for the part few months. This song is RIGHT on for me lately. To me, it's talking about how sometimes you just feel so fucked up, but you're holding onto one chance of getting out. After a while though, it starts to seem hopeless, and still the "technicolor people" go on with their happy lives. Yet you still can't give up, like the "One boy headstrong" verse says.

    Amazing.
    Harusameon February 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the fragile chils is RIGHT on the money! very true....think about it- then listen to the song....everything becomes clear! "it's so simple"
    Stinger0231on May 23, 2004   Link

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