They Took the Colors With Them

They Took the Colors With Them

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Liner Notes: 

I had quite a dream last night and wanted to write about it. In the dream my late brother came back to life for a little while, so that he could get his mate for 25 years, who died recently.
The last part of the dream I had looked to see a hillside covered in beautiful flowers. Then, I knew that they were gone, and I looked back to see that all the flowers were gone.
I said, 'They took the colors with them", and I woke up.
Been thinking all morning about what it meant, and suddenly then I knew.

Lyrics: 

They Took the Colors With Them
© 2021 Cindy Prince

A message in a dream
Of my late brother and his mate
He'd come back to life for a moment
His message could not wait

He said he'd soon be leaving
Had to go back to the other side
He had come back for his true love
With a message he'd provide

Pre chorus
I saw hillsides covered in flowers
Then I looked back and they were gone

Chorus
They took the colors with them
I said to nobody there
The hillsides were now just dusty ground
They took the colors with them
And I was somehow aware
That their message was rather profound

Bridge
Where did the flowers go?
I think they went to build a rainbow

His message I think was this
The rainbow was of pride
Love is love is love
Both here and the other side

Repeat chorus and prechorus



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Comments

Valerie Cox's picture

That's really a beautiful dream and you turned it into a beautiful lyric. A great message of love that never ends and is never judged.

Donna Devine's picture

Oh, this is lovely, Cindy. Smile Wonderful message, and beautifully described. Don't you just love dreams... Smile

'Love is love is love
Both here and on the other side'

Indeed!

Kristi's picture

I like those two lines Donna quoted too! That's a good hook! It has so much meaning. You've created a hopeful lyric from your dream. I never seem to recall anything like that. Only the bizarre and disturbing tidbits! Flows really nicely. Well done.

wacha's picture

I love this song, it handles grief in such a beautiful way. It may take me some time (I've managed to fall a bit behind on my collaborations) but I would love to work with this one. Thank you for thinking of me and bringing it to my attention.

colgoo's picture

Oh….this one is so beautiful. Love your message….grief is love looking for a place to go…