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April 16th, 2006

Why did it never occur to me before @ 05:13 pm

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that Pink Floyd has a song entitled "Green is the Colour," while the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets have a song entitled "Colour Me Green"? The lyrics are not completely dissimilar either.

Heavy hung the canopy of blue
Shade my eyes and I can see you
White is the light that shines through the dress that you wore
She lay in the shadow of the wave
Hazy were the visions of her playing
Sunlight on her eyes but moonshine beat her blind everytime
Green is the colour of her kind
Quickness of the eye deceives the mind
Many is the bond between the hopeful and the damned

Violet flows from the wound in your chest
Black is the hole in which you rest
Your heart of gold was ripped in two
Soaked in the sickness that is you.
Grey is the box that holds my head
Yellow's the wind when everyone's dead
Red is the blood dried on the rope
While green is your last hope.
Colour me green - Green is the colour of my god

And of course, there's that anomolous non-American spelling of color. (Yes, I went through my Anglophilic spelling phase, but apart from doubling consonants (as in traveller) that's pretty much disappeared.)

And while I'm on the subject of lyrics, I suggest that bestepisodeever and oohbarracuda should cover this song.
 
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From:bestepisodeever
Date:April 17th, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
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that song's wonderful! I just don't know if the others will relish in the nerdiness...
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From:oohbarracuda
Date:April 17th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
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Let's turn it into minor chords! Like how A Perfect Circle did with "Imagine" and all the other covers on that "eMotiv" album. Eh? EH!?
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From:talentlessclod
Date:April 17th, 2006 10:58 am (UTC)
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i claim ignorance on the Pink Floyd song. i don't own anything older than Dark Side of the Moon.
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From:randbot
Date:April 17th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
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If you're looking for fun math songs, I recommend this gem by Jonathan Coulton.
From:aaronjv
Date:April 19th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)

wait...

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Is that why my spell checker never accepts Traveller and I can't help but be perplexed by it? The "double-l" looks so much better...

Journal of No. 118