"Colorful" as written by and Brian Lee Vander Ark....
The show is over close the story book
There will be no encore
And all the random hands that I have shook
Well they're reaching for the door
I watch their backs as they leave single file
But you stood stubborn, cheering all the while

I know I can be colorful
I know I can be gray
But I know this loser?s living fortunate
'Cause I know you will love me either way

Most were being good for goodness sake
But you wouldn't pantomime
You are more beautiful when you awake
Than most are in a lifetime
Through the haze that is my memory well
You stayed for drama though you paid for a comedy

I know I can be colorful
I know I can be gray
But I know this loser?s living fortunate
Cause I know you will love me either way

Look ahead as far as you can see
We?ll live in drama but we?ll die in a comedy
I know I can be colorful...


Lyrics submitted by darksparkles

"Colorful" as written by Brian Vander Ark Donny Brown

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    General Commentthis is a great song..a great thing to tell the people you love.. "You stayed for drama though you paid for a comedy"..that's a beautiful way of saying thanks..i love this song! could listen to it over and over...
    princesssarahon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep, this is a great song! I love the moive "Rock Star"! The is one of the best songs from that moive...great movie, I reccomend you(whoever you may be..lol) to go rent it!
    devilshaloon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, I owe credit to the movie "Rock Star" for introducing me to this song! I had an inclination that was not Mark Whalberg's voice singing this song! The producers picked a perfect song to describe the relationship between Whalberg and Aniston's characters. Basically, I see it as a song about someone who loves another person through all the good and the bad. And this is a "thank you" song from the individual who was being loved so dearly, although he may not have deserved it, through thick and thin... or as this says, colorful and gray. Great song.
    ELS24on August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow. first of all, the movie 'rockstar' is a truly amazing love story. heh. i gotta say it, and at then end, was it really not mark walhberg singing it? wow!
    this is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching love songs i've ever heard.
    'you are more beautiful when you awake then most are in a lifetime'. tell me that doesn't pull at your heart!
    it describes my boy and i's relationship well. he's the only person in my life who's truly played out the line:
    "i watch their backs as they leave single-file. you stood stubborn, cheering all the while."
    i cry listening to this song. god, it's amazing.
    sapphireskieson March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing..so beautiful,..*Tear* to me its about some one who has imperfections but knows his g/f will love him despite them..
    Froggieson July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentELS24,
    Just so you know, it's not Wahlberg who sings this song in real life. Chris Cole sings it in the movie, but it's actually the guy who plays Ricki (Blood Pollution Bassist) that is the lead vocal in The Verve Pipe.

    I LOVE this song :)
    schulieton December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere is something so enchanting about this song. It gives me a dose of reality and hope at the same time. The song has just enough optimism that it doesn't make you sick but you feel capable of actually being who you are in all of your ups and downs.
    Revealing_Too_Muchon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere is something so enchanting about this song. It gives me a dose of reality and hope at the same time. The song has just enough optimism that it doesn't make you sick but you feel capable of actually being who you are in all of your ups and downs.
    Revealing_Too_Muchon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThere is something so enchanting about this song. It gives me a dose of reality and hope at the same time. The song has just enough optimism that it doesn't make you sick but you feel capable of actually being who you are in all of your ups and downs.
    Revealing_Too_Muchon January 13, 2008   Link

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