"Colors" as written by and Ryan Massaro....
Yesterday I got lost in the circus
Felling like such a mess
Now I'm down I'm just hanging on the corner
I can't help but reminisce
When you're gone all the colors fade
When you're gone no New Year's Day parade
You're gone
Colors seem to fade

Your mama called she said that you're down stairs crying
Feeling like such a mess
Yeah I hear you you're in the background bawling
What happened to your sweet summertime dress

I know we all, we all got our faults
We get locked in our vaults and we stay
But when you're gone all the colors fade
When you're gone no New Year's Day parade
You're gone
Colors seem to fade
Colors seem to fade
Yeah


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"Colors" as written by Ryan Massaro

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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I just wanted to break down and cry. Amos Lee's voice is just so...I don't even have words to describe it. This is such a great song.
    yyynnnuuubbbon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the many interpretations voiced so far. I've thought this could be a father singing about missing his daughter because either he is far away, or he split with her mom. If your child is your life and you can't always be near them, "colors seem to fade".
    ahe79on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful... i'm pretty sure that norah jones collaborated on it, and it has that sweet feel she gives her songs. basically about a painful breakup- he hurt her, he misses her, life grows blunt. it describes a situation we've basically all been in, and its really touching.
    bellaboo137on December 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah belloboo she is in this one. ah its so good.. pretty self explanitory i think. his world has no more color without her? i guess, maybe its not quite that obvious.. but i get it all the same.
    waitingonyouon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey, this is such a good song. i loved it and then i rented Just like Heaven the movie and they play it at the end! i was so excited. here are the real lyrics:

    Yesterday I got lost in the circus
    Felling like such a mess
    Now I’m down I’m just hanging on the corner
    I can’t help but reminisce
    When you’re gone all the colors fade
    When you’re gone no New Year’s Day parade
    You’re gone
    Colors seem to fade

    Your mama called she said that you’re down stairs crying
    Feeling like such a mess
    Yeah I hear you you’re in the background bawling
    What happened to your sweet summertime dress

    I know we all, we all got our faults
    We get locked in our vaults and we stay
    But when you’re gone all the colors fade
    When you’re gone no New Year’s Day parade
    You’re gone
    Colors seem to fade
    Colors seem to fade
    Yeah
    wokeupinacaron February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, *feeling
    wokeupinacaron February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. It's so pretty. And I agree, it's about a break-up, which was painful. And yeah, I was happy to hear it in "Just like Heaven" (Great film btw).
    Simplethings18on April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a dream not working out. I haven't had this happen to me yet, but this song is one I'll turn to when it does.
    I_LOVE_CAMPon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts definitely abt a break up gone wrong. He still feels either hung up on the girl or guilty cos its been years afterwards and he's still not happy ("colors seem to fade"...- everything is dull)

    Dont know who made the mistake but he's saying he understands it :

    We all got our faults
    We get locked in our voids
    And make mistakes

    Here he's acknowledging the fact we all need to fill in that certain "void" (lack of attention, lack of love (sexual perhaps or emotional) and thats when we make mistakes just to fill that void.

    I love how he uses the imagery of a parade to relate with time ("the years they parade"). He's trying to convey how time has now just gone on and on (or in other words, parading- kinda like mocking him) with nothing really making him happy.

    Great song.
    a22on June 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont think its necessarily about a breakup, but rather about a girl who cant find her place in life....years have past and shes been living in the past reminiscing and the boy is trying to help her through and make her see how much she is worth and how much the world needs her.
    reminiscingdreamon July 04, 2006   Link

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