Elliott Smith - Color Bars Lyrics




I see color bars when I come
Sergeant Rock broke the key off in the lock to where I come from
Sir, no sir, we have no power in the air
The battle's on the ground
Laying low again, high on the sound
Bruno S. is a man to me
You're just some dude with a stilted attitude that you learned from TV
You'll undo
But I'll be connecting everything
The traffic in my town
Riding high again, high on the sound
Everyone wants me to ride into the sun
But I ain't gonna go down
Laying low again, high on the sound





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  1. randy riches

    I see color bars when I come
    Sergeant Rock broke the key off in the lock to where I come from
    Sir, no sir, we have no power in the air
    The battle's on the ground
    Laying low again, high on the sound
    Bruno S. is a man to me
    You're just some dude with a stilted attitude
    That you learned from TV
    You'll undo, but I'll be connecting everything
    The traffic in my town
    Riding high again, high on the sound
    Everyone wants me to ride into the sun
    But I ain't gonna go down
    Laying low again, high on the sound

  2. Franz Liszt

    Beautiful ❤️

  3. Rob Maddison

    Just started to click with Figure 8 recently after not giving it my proper attention. It's a phenomenal album which to me contains an undercurrent of positivity not present in Elliott's other work. And that's coming from someone who usually repels such music for more moody and minor melodies. I was walking down the road during my lunch hour yesterday and, possibly because I'm approaching 40 and getting a bit sentimental about things, the end of this tune really touched me and I had to hold back the tears. It wasn't a depressive experience though rather a response to the beauty of this song.

  4. Burak Eyliksever

    Sup! Charley

  5. Kingbopit

    R I P Elliott in case you didn't know he stabbed himself and did lots of heroin during his life

    Jack Goldsberry

    Negareh Mirfallah the assumption that I’m sexist is 100% false. Please don’t assume things.

    Nicky Mirfallah

    @Jack Goldsberry I didnt assume, I concluded it from your statements. It's a result of your sexist thought process

    Jack Goldsberry

    Negareh Mirfallah including the statement where I said that women aren’t their partner’s nurses? I’m not sexist. Stop assuming please

    Nicky Mirfallah

    @Jack Goldsberry no that was the only ok thing you said. There is literally no evidence against Jennifer or Courtney. go read up sexim, I can't explain such concepts in a comment to a stranger who doesn't want to accept his toxic behaviour. Good luck!

    Jack Goldsberry

    Negareh Mirfallah There is evidence, but I don’t want to argue with a stranger either. I love and respect women, and they’re are many I look up to and aspire to emulate, like Victoria Legrand. Just because I look at some facts and make a conclusion doesn’t mean I’m sexist.

  6. Color Bars

    Bless your soul, brother.

  7. Jeffrey MacLean

    I see color bars every time I drop acid, and then look at a busted tube television that has only blocked broadcast signals.

  8. Michael Hanne

    1:39 always gets chills. That little relief between the vocals. Fucking next level composition.

    iesus68

    so true

  9. Lori Emter

    gives me the shivers....

  10. Kingbopit

    I loved this song when I was younger I still like it now even though I'm 12 years old

    zylonandtamponhead

    noice!!!

  11. C. E B.

    Some of his songs like this one are so full of joy that I don't understand when people say his music was depressing. As depressed as he may have been, you can tell that he was fighting against the darkness and really did appreciate life. He was a beautiful honest person.

    Pete T

    He was also funny ...goofy and good sense of humor.

    Kevin Thomas

    His death was really senseless but he did take a lot of drugs those highs have ups and downs, much like his music. For example, I sometimes feel like I want to stick around and am sure of it, but then I'll feel like maybe not. ebbs and flows.

    Wendy Darling

    The feeling I get from a lot of his songs is this fragile state of happiness like he knows that it's not going to last long and he's going to pay for every second of it but still it's somehow worth it...

  12. Sammi Cullison

    the figure 8 album is so fantastic. elliott doesnt have a single bad song.

    ANTHONY PHILIPPO

    in fact elliott doesnt have a song that sucks in his whole music career, thats the beauty of him...r.i.p his beautiful soul 🙏🏻

  13. anthony rotar

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/lets-get-elliott-smith-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall

    catherine fremont

    My favourite I think. It sticks in my head, I hum it all day long. What a loss.

  14. Twittibard

    found this song by accident. yey

  15. Stickman fineline

    yep.....that is the shit. love my brother Elliott.

  16. shonenlad

    One of my all time favorite songs. Thanks for the upload.