Riff: Beck – “Colors”

Oct 17, 2017

All my colors, see the colors, make the colors/Feel the colors, she says/See it in your eyes/All my colors, see the colors, make the colors

from Colors lyrics by Beck

A massive explosion of sight and sound, one that creates a kaleidoscope of glittery emotions. The tone is buoyant, but the lyrics are mild. An expression of ideas that embrace a cryptic undercurrent. Colors replace emotions, and the elusiveness makes it an abstract journey that isn’t meant to be defined by traditional terms. It is a multi-sensory journey that dissolves redundant tropes.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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