Song Lyric Sunday – Colors by iRival

So, I honestly wanted to find an actual color in my song choice this week, but when I came across this band and this particular song in my library, I just couldn’t help but share it.

I honestly don’t think iRival was around for very long; in fact, when I tried to look them up on the internet, I didn’t find a whole lot.  What I did find was as follows:

“iRival is an experimental rock band from Atlanta, GA formed in 2009 including members Eric Wilkes (vocals), Johnathan White (guitars/electronics), Rick Graham (bass) and Greg Levitt (drums). James Weaver, David Hart and Toby Weston have played live. They were formerly known as Esme.”  The website also noted that their official website was on MySpace of all things!

I have my daughter to thank for introducing me to this band, just like so many others.  She went to see one of her favorite bands in concert and it was a night I couldn’t go with her.  Her and her two friends stood outside the venue in very cold weather for hours so they could get a place in front.  She enjoyed the hell out of that night and I think I will always regret missing it.  She did bring home this band’s CD, though, and said they were amazing to watch live!  I will always be grateful that we shared a love of music for a short time, even if our tastes have changed quite a bit over the years.

I do hope you enjoy!

Lyrics found at LyricsMode
I honestly don’t know who wrote it, but I’m going to assume it was some combination of the band members.

The color is fading from your face
Hold on, we’ll get it back
Unless you don’t want to replace it
We’ll erase it
A new color is fading to your face
Hold on we’ll push it back
Unless you want to embrace it
I’ll just face it

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

There’s something amiss and I’m on to it
I’m onto you
You tried on blue, didn’t you?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming
That’s the one color I can’t see
Hold it or hold on to me
You tried on blue, what’s the use?
Oh no, oh no it’s coming

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away

Am I see through, what’s the use
If we were fading long ago, long ago
That’s how it’s gonna go
If you don’t see me then you shouldn’t be
A part of my life
That’s how it’s gotta go
There’s something missing from your eyes
It’s killing off your smile
Keep pretending that you’re fine
But you just lost your shine

So show me the world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been seeing
Are not while I was dreaming
Just show, show me your world
And tell me that the colors I’ve been needing
Are not the ones you’re keeping away


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was colors.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Colors by iRival

  1. Cool song but damn, I can’t help but point out the infamous 1-5-6-4 chord progression that so many songs use. If you ever want a laugh, look up “Four Chords” by Axis of Awesome to hear just how many songs from different genres even use that same progression.

    Nonetheless, I did enjoy the song, just had to point that out. 😛

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    • I can’t imagine they broke any music barriers. Haha. I don’t know enough about musical chords or progression; I just know I like the way it sounds. I’ll have to check out “four chords” so I can get some learning! 😊

      I’m glad you liked it though. 😉

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      • 1-5-6-4 is probably the most (over?)used chord progression in modern music. In a major key, it consists of the root, 5th, minor 6th and 4th chords. For example, in the key of C it would be C-G-Am-F. Once you listen to Four Chords you’ll recognize it just about every time you hear it.

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  2. Interesting song. I kind of like it, but seems the words are all sung in the same monotone? I’m sure they were awesome live in concert, though. Glad your daughter got to see them, and enjoyed it so much. 🙂

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  3. I had never heard of these guys before. I was going to say they sound like another band who’s name I can’t recall. Then I saw the comments about the “four chords” and realized they sound like a lot of other bands. Some good lyrics.

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