When did Yellow turn Blue?

When did Yellow turn Blue?

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this idea has been in my head since the start of 5090 2019 and I just can't nail it, so I forced it out this weekend, and this is the result so far - not sure how I feel about it

but its definitely a smokey jazz hall blues tune
might be too repetitive, too long? too boring, but I need the numbers cos holy hell I'm behind schedule

the song is a relationship that's good (or so the singer thought) and they are either at a deal breaker point, or giong through a hump that might be too hard to get over
or it could be about realisation that maybe the r'ship ain't that cracked up after all?

i'm not that focused this morning - I have the dentist in an hour - sigh

The next day
Metal foot very kindly asked if he could put music to my lyrics - something about them resonated with him and I gave him my a-ok
therefore I've linked him as a collaborator and i think he'll put the music up himself??

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metalfoot says: It's a good lyric! Biggrin Hopefully it's a good tune, too.

Lyrics: 

When did Yellow turn Blue?
© Christine M Kerr
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 2019
Blues / Jazz

V1
When did yellow turn blue?
When did yellow turn blue?
The world has gone so cold
Everything is old
When did yellow turn blue?

V2
When did our love fade away?
When did our love fade away?
Was it when I did this?
Or when you did that?
When did our love fade away?

CH
Oh darling, don’t give up on us
I know some days are too dark to handle
We are so much more than what they say
They want to take it away
Ohh oh

V3
When did the rain start to fall?
When did the rain start to fall?
Did we face the wrong direction?
Too focussed on perfection?
When did the rain start to fall?

CH
Oh darling, don’t give up on us
I know some days are too dark to handle
We are so much more than what they say
They want to take it away

V4
When did yellow turn blue?
When did yellow turn blue?
I don’t want to play this game
Nothing seems to change
When did yellow turn blue?



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metalfoot's picture

Lyric works for me, heck, I'm singing it already (if you want a collab, that is...!) Classic jazzy blues feel indeed.

Susan Cantey's picture

I love the concept and the fresh way of saying it. When did yellow turn blue?

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...v1 has a sad overtone feeling. v2 reminds me of George Strait song "When Did You Stop Loving Me". Chorus is a last effort to save a relationship...sad but so perfectly said. Also, I always love and notice the Ooh oh in songs...nice. v3 continues the pattern of blues. V4 takes us back to the beginning. A very nice solid blues tune...great job on this Christine. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Guitar...vocals now...sounds good...has a blues feel...good melody...sounds jazz-blues...Chorus now....oh darling don't give up on us I know some days are too dark to handle we are so much more than what they say they want to take it away oooh oh oh oh....when did the rain start to fall...sounds great Alex. Chorus again now...when did yellow turn to blue...nice lift for the ending...yep, I like it...very good collab.

headfirstonly's picture

You two have got a fine case of the blues here. I don't think it's too long at all - it's under four minutes, after all.
Each question that's asked adds to the picture. And Alex's mournful, laid-back delivery fits perfectly.