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Colours is a song I have written based on the poem of the same name Yevgeny Yevtushenko. It is open for contributions, arrangements, harmony, orchestration, etc. Copyleft 1997(lyrics and 1997, 2008 melody)

The poem it was based on is here, decidedly less optimistic than my lyrics.

When your face
appeared over my crumpled life
at first I understood
only the poverty of what I have.
Then its particular light
on woods, on rivers, on the sea,
became my beginning in the coloured world
in which I had not yet had my beginning.
I am so frightened, I am so frightened,
of the unexpected sunrise finishing,
of revelations
and tears and the excitement finishing.
I don't fight it, my love is this fear,
I nourish it who can nourish nothing,
love's slipshod watchman.
Fear hems me in.
I am conscious that these minutes are short
and that the colours in my eyes will vanish
when your face sets.
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The lyrics are here:

Are the colours that I see the same
colors that you see
the same
that I see?

Or are the colours that one sees
reflections of the colours
that the other sees?

I don't know

I only know the colors
that I saw I see again
I only know
I see more colors

I only know the sunrise
that I thought would vanish
is still here

I only know
I see more colours
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Uploaded: Mar 30, 2008 - 12:23:44 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2008 - 12:23:44 PM Last Played: Feb 14, 2018 - 03:44:44 AM
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Feter said 3644 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
This is absolutly impressive singing .
very delicate ..and passion ..thnx alot
for sharin such gem !!
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said 3627 days ago (April 17th, 2008)
Thank you.

Peace Dee.
davidsmith99 said 2391 days ago (September 4th, 2011)
still here...

I only know the sunrise that I thought would vanish is still here

What a fantastic line.
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Name: Paul Arenson
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I have been writing and singing since the age of 14. A red diaper baby born in 1952, I have lived in Tokyo 1979, teaching alternative media and English at several universities. I am involved in peace and social justice activities, which includes mai... [see more]

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