If you are wondering why I would include a list of songs with colors in the title or lyric. The answer is simple. For years, I have admired songwriters who have the ability to write great lyrics. Their clever turn of a phrase makes me smile. Their ability to tap into emotions with just a few words fascinates me.
My music collection includes popular artists and even more people you may never have heard of -- the talented people behind the songs who usually only perform to small audiences.
Lyrics are poetry that are meant to be heard, and understood, in real time. A song lyric that needs to be studied to be understood has failed. All the great lyricists understand this. Most lyricists I know strive to be simple and clear, to express the feelings of the heart and the head in a way that is effortless, original and succinct...They use vivid, colorful language, but not for the sake of sophistication; colorful language helps the lyric to be more easily memorable and understandable.
I noticed that many songs used color as a way to communicate an idea or emotion so I started to keep a list of song titles as they popped into my mind. This list is in no way complete and I won't guarantee that all of these songs have great lyrics but they all reference color. Enjoy!
Did I forget about a song with color in the title or lyrics? Let me know by leaving a comment below. I'm always adding to list and appreciate your help in adding songs.
Or just talk to me about some of your favorite songwriters or songs with color.
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