Sweet, Sweet Color of Love

by Rick Paul

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I don't need flowers or fireworks, just the sweet color of love.

I wrote this to target an opportunity needing a song for an ad. The sketchy information I had included that there would be flowers and the ad would be blowing up beautiful things. There was a bit more, but the gist is that I was trying to figure out a way to connect some of the key words in the description and some production and conceptual elements of the songs they'd mentioned having previously considered in some sort of impressionistic way, without much of a clue as to the specifics of the visual or the product being advertised. Oh yeah, and I had about 16 hours total to write and record the song. I didn't get the placement, but I do like the song, even if I'm still not totally sure what it means.

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Sweet, Sweet Color of Love
words and music by Rick Paul

Don’t send me flowers
Anymore
They don’t thrill me
Like they did before
And I don’t want them
To remind me
Of those old times

I don’t need fireworks
In the night
They don’t fill me
With delight
They’re only ashes
On the wind
Once they’ve faded

Color my world
In brilliant hues
A rose-red smile
Under skies so blue
Just show me the sweet, sweet, sweet color
Of love

(Instrumental Verse)

Color my world
In brilliant hues
A rose-red smile
Under skies so blue
Just show me the sweet, sweet, sweet color
Of love

Don’t send me flowers
Anymore
They don’t thrill me
Like they did before
And I don’t want them
To remind me
Of those old times

Oh, I don’t want them
To remind me
Of those old times
No, I don’t want them
To remind me
Of those old times

© 2011, 2013 Closet Cowboy Music (ASCAP)
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released September 3, 2013

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Rick Paul Laguna Hills, California

Rick Paul's songs combine memorable pop/rock and country melodies with mature, often thought provoking, lyrics on life and love. His singing has drawn comparisons to Dan Hill, Randy Newman, and Neil Young, while his piano playing is most frequently compared to Rick’s biggest musical influence, Elton John. Rick performs frequently in Orange County, California. ... more

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