Black Pumas – Colors

I heard this song on a Bank Of America commercial last night. I thought it was an old song that I had just never heard before, but it wasn’t. It was by this new duo called the Black Pumas.

From Afropunk April 2019

Though they have only been around a short time and still months away from dropping their debut album, the Austin duo Black Pumas have been earning a name for their dynamic live shows. Singer Eric Burton and producer Adrian Quesada’s blend of vintage soul, hip-hop, and electric energy comes through on their new single, the hook-filled “Colors.” The song has an easy charm, fitting for something he wrote “on the rooftop of an uncle’s house.” The band describes the songwriting process this way: “Eric woke up midday and started the song as the sun was going down. He was inspired by the rich multicolored hues of the sky. The song was written in the themes of mortality and togetherness.”

Colors

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 to see
My favorite colors, colors
My sisters and my brothers
They see ’em like no other
All my favorite colors
Now take me to 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, yes, sir
All my favorite colors, yes, ma’am
My sisters and my brothers
See ’em like no other
All my favorite colors
All my favorite colors, right
All my favorite colors, yes, ma’am
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 to see my favorite colors, colors
My sisters and my brothers
They see ’em like no other
All my favorite colors
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Adrian Quesada / Eric Burton

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