Colors (Ten Years?!?!)

 

I woke up to the morning sky, first
Baby blue, just like we rehearsed
When I get up off this ground, I shake leaves back down
To the brown, brown, brown, brown
‘Til I’m clean

Then I walk where I’d be shaded by the trees
By a meadow of green
For about a mile
I’m headed to town, town, town
In style

With all my favorite colors, yes, sir
All my favorite colors, right on
My sisters and my brothers
See ’em like no other
All my favorite colors

It’s a good day (To be)
A good day for me (A good day for me)
A good day to see (A good day to see)
My favorite colors, colors
My sisters and my brothers (My sisters and my brothers)
They see ‘em like no other (See ‘em like no other)
All my favorite colors

Now take me to the other side
Little bitty blues bird flies
And gray clouds, or white walls, or blue skies
We gon’ fly, feel alright

And we gon’
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh)
Yeah
It sound like
(Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh)
Yeah
The least I can say, I anticipate
A homecoming parade as we renegade
In the morning, right on

With all my favorite colors (All my favorite colors) yes, sir
All my favorite colors (All my favorite colors) yes, ma’am
My sisters and my brothers (My sisters and my brothers)
See ‘em like no other (See ’em like no other)
All my favorite colors (All my favorite colors)

All my favorite colors (All my favorite colors)
Right
All my favorite colors (All my favorite colors) yes, ma’am
My sisters and my brothers (My sisters and my brothers)
See ‘em like no other (See ’em like no other)
All my favorite colors (All my favorite colors)

It’s a good day to be (A good day to be)
A good day for me (A good day for me)
A good day to see my favorite colors (A good day to see my favorite colors)
Colors
My sisters and my brothers
They see ‘em like no other
All my favorite colors

What’s this, a new piece? I was just looking, and it’s been ten years since I started this blog. Ten years. Wow. Granted, not a lot has been done with it in the past few years, but I have been creative. I’ve been working on a novel, which morphed into two novels. The first is finished and in the early stages of proofing. I’ve almost finished writing the second. Stay tuned for info on that, or follow me on Facebook here for updates.

But I just felt like knocking out a little old-school, Eating Peaches art. Honestly, the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others in the helicopter crash this week kind of woke me up a bit. Life is short – do the things you love while you still have time to do them. He was an amazing storyteller after basketball, and a great motivator. I have listened to a ton of his motivational talks. A very sad day for me. Anyway, so here it is – a piece based on Colors, by Black Pumas. They are incredible – a new duo out of Austin, with a sweet, 60s/70s Motown inspired sound. Good stuff!

As always, all Eating Peaches artwork is best viewed while listening to the song that inspired it, so do that, mmmmmmmkay?


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