Label: Asylum Records - AUD 11301 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: South Africa • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Acoustic, Folk
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Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - J. Jackson Browne — Colors of the Sun. Read More Edit Wiki. Colors of the sun Flashing on the water top Echo on the land Picking for a coin Many other tiny worlds Singing past my hand Awake to understand you are not dreaming It is not seaming just to be this way Dying men draw numbers in the air Dream to conquer little bits of time Scuffle with the crowd to get their share And fall behind their little bits of time Voices in the air Sympathetic harmony Coming from the trees Hanging at my door Many shiny surfaces Clinging in the breeze Oh, leave me where I am I am not losing If I am choosing not to plan my life Disillusioned savior Song Of Kurodo - Various - Caroline Distribution Record Store Day Sampler - April 18, 2009 the sky Wanting to just to show someone the way Asking all the people passing by Doesn't anybody want the way I say goodbye to Joseph and Maria Colours Of The Sun - Jackson Browne - Double Dynamite - Late For The Sky / For Everyman think I see Great White Line - Point Blank - On A Roll sky And from my fallen window I still see them I'll never free them from the sky Edit Lyrics Edit Wiki Add Video.
Colors of the Sun song meanings. Add your thoughts 4 Comments. General Comment I love the line "disillusioned savior search the sky, wanting just to show somenone the way. No Replies Log in to reply.
There was an error. General Comment " Asking all the people passing by Doesn't anybody want the way" makes me think of some religious fanatic on the street in New York City shouting verses, as business people pass briskly buy, not listening The coin of the earlier verse ties in with the fact that people getting their share involves money.
Then he talks about a savior in the sky in the air who knows the way, but finds that most people don't want to know the way. Combined with the next lines about Joseph and Mary, this seems to be an allusion to Jesus and his core teachings that pursuing money is not the way, and that pursuing love, goodness and kindness are the way.
They think they see another sky. I do think he was giving an anti-materialism message and used the allusion to Jesus to back his message up. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? My Interpretation "Pompous Pig" summed up the most salient point of the song, the rejection of established religion as a path to salvation.
This would have easily resonated with baby-boomers in the late 60s, and you might even say they had already heard this message many times before. I'm much less struck by the polemical in this song than how it evokes my own walks in natural areas, those expanses of time when there was nothing to do but look around, and nothing to hear, except the sound of the tides or wind through the trees.
Even scattered bird calls reinforce the feeling that human life-as-usual is not the center of the universe--or that the universe at hand is much more spacious. In the cover of this song by Tom Rush, I have always pictured some setting where you can see for miles and miles with no sign of human habitation.
The "colors of the sun" and even the glint of a coin are points of light that can be noticed by turning an eye, not to the skies, but closer to the ground, just as listening to wind through the trees allows you to pick up what might be thought of as the radiance of sound that we call harmony. I wouldn't be surprised if Browne had been exposed to the evocation of childhood in Wordsworth's "Ode: Intimations of Immortality," with the famous part--"The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem apparelled in celestial light.
In the Rolling Stone review of Browne's album "For Everyman," "Colors of the Sun" was dismissed as an "oversimplified, childish indictment. Coming of Impact All Stars - Oil In My Lamp is not just about conflict with an older generation; it's about growing into larger dimensions, whether experienced as a distance to your own past or being tuned into, or "woke" to, a broader world around you.
If the song were only about disillusionment and teen rebellion, it would be of little interest. But this take overlooks what's laid out at the beginning of the song, and probably more important, even if more elusive and more mood than message: the capacity for wonder and the urge as well as the power to find connections.
It's what poets do all the time as William Carlos Williams directs them: "No ideas except in things". The quoted passage from Baudelaire also suggests that forces of nature can register as a religious experience--the solemn and mystical chords that Baudelaire might have heard from a church organ, not to mention his notion in "Correspondances" of nature as a temple with its own "forest of symbols.
Colours Of The Sun - Jackson Browne - Double Dynamite - Late For The Sky / For Everyman actually much more straightforward, especially here: "Awake to understand you are not dreaming, It is not seeming to just be this way" I can only construe "seaming" above as a typo. This isn't about rebelling or being disillusioned, let alone wearing erudition on his sleeve, but affirming a reality, whether outward and perceivable, or the inward resonance of a feeling.
And to know that feeling, you don't have to be a credentialed poet or scholar. We can sneer at the glorification of youth culture 50 years ago that now looks dated and silly, but we can also see something more imperishable in the song--that plunge into something wider beyond or deeper within through memory or creative "perception of relations" that can be experienced by people in any generation.
Within a year or two after this song came out, the Beach Boys would make the connection to Wordsworth more explicit in their "Surf's Up" album. But I'm more taken by Browne's "wake to understand," that kind of moment when you snap out of it, only to find it was the trance that was real. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Colors of the Sun lyrics.
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