Color yourself, color yourself black and red
And when you find life slow and simple
Then you've grown against the grain
But look at yourself, you've got your head held in your hands
There's proof you don't need to possess on command
You color yourself, color yourself bitter gray
In words you are outspoken, but too few hear what you say

You break yourself and still don't understand
Conditioned to compete whether you lose or if you win
Touch all you see - surround yourself
Color yourself, color yourself black and red
And when you find life slow and simple
Then you've grown against the grain
But look at yourself, you've got your head held in your hands
There's proof you don't need to possess on command


Lyrics submitted by Kuroda, edited by Brizian

Black and Red Lyrics as written by

Lyrics © TERRORBIRD PUBLISHING LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Black And Red song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Comment

    I'd of thought it was about anarcho-syndicalism. Black and Red are the colours of the anarcho-syndicalist flag and numerous other references to anarchist philosophy. The line "conditioned to compete whether you lose or if you win" which refers to the capitalist theory of businesses competing to stimulate economic growth, as opposed to the co-operative nature of most anarchist theories, makes it most evident other then mentioning Black and Red.

    Could be wrong, but I don't really see what else it could be.

    AnRKon October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yeah, it's definitely about anarchism. More specifically, anarcho-communism or anarcho-syndicalism, both of which fly the red/black flag or use a red/black bisected star as a symbol. Black = anarchism Red = communism

    One mistake in the lyrics: where it says "possess on command," it should say "possess or command."

    dopaminoon May 30, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!