"Colours" as written by Peter Schickele and Evgeny Yevtushenko....
Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair
In the mornin' when we rise
In the mornin' when we rise
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best

Blue's the colour of the sky
In the mornin' when we rise
In the mornin' when we rise
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best

Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn
In the mornin' when we rise
In the mornin' when we rise
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best

Mellow is the feeling that I get
When I see her, mm hmm
When I see her, uh huh
That's the time, that's the time
I love the best

Freedom is a word I rarely use
Without thinkin', mm hmm
Without thinkin', mm hmm
Of the time, of the time
When I've been loved


Lyrics submitted by ralph mctell

"Colours" as written by Donovan Leitch

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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  • +2
    General Commenti think its about appreciating beauty in small things around you.
    willardon November 07, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair
    In the morning when we raise"
    I think it is about girlfriend/fiancee/wife, somebody who shares bed, house and, well, life, good and bad with him, first person he sees in the morning.
    That could also explain why he says "we" instead of "I".
    "Blue's the colour of the sky
    In the morning when we raise"
    I think he simply wants to say how he loves morning; end of night, beginning of new day, sun, life, etc. He is obviously an optimist.
    "Green's the colour of the sparkiln' corn
    In the morning when we raise"
    That could be about innocence and beauty of nature and country life, about enjoying in small, simple things.
    Mislavon August 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoah. doesn't this song just make you want to wake up early :)
    dbananaon October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the greatets hits version of this song better than the folk version.

    i just think this song is about the beauty of life
    jtucker7on February 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLOVE the line "freedom is a word that I rarely use without thinking"...and how it changes meaning depending on if you read the following line as part of it or not (...without thinking of the times I've been loved)
    paramaniaon November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the best Donovan song. Yeah. Donovan is the only one.
    redhouse_yonderon March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLol it reminds me of a bread advert or something
    bayberry_moonon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is just one of those songs that you can hear over and over and never get sick of it. I suppose there really isn't much to the meaning of it. It's just about everything thats beautiful.
    flying_merleon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWorked so well for the movie Rules of Attraction.
    Clap Your Handson March 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it was perfect for that scene. Probably my favourite of the whole movie. The camera angles, the split screen, the actions of both characters.. fuck. It went so well with that scene.
    brighteyes602on January 01, 2008   Link

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