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Song-A-Day: January 21

Whoops, sorry for getting this post up late, but our Song-A-Day for January 21st is going to be “Colors and the Kids” by Catpower in celebration of Chan Marshall’s 42nd birthday. Check out the song below!

must be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause the music is boring me to death
must just be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause I want to go right away to January night
I built a shack with an old friend
he was someone I could learn from
someone I could become
will you meet me down on a sandy beach
we can roll up our jeans
so the tide won’t get us below the knees
yellow hair, you are a funny bear
yellow hair, such a funny bear
slender fingers would hold me
slender limbs would hold me
and you could say my name
like you knew my name
I could stay here, become someone different
I could stay here, become someone better
it’s so hard to go in the city
’cause you want to say hello to everybody
it’s so hard to go into the city
’cause you want to say ‘hey I love you’ to everybody
when we were teenagers, we wanted to be the sky
now all we want is go to red places
and try to stay outta hell
must be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause the music is boring me to death
must be the colors and it must just be the kids
that keep me alive on this January night
yellow hair, you are a funny bear
yellow hair, such a funny bear