Man of Colours Lyrics

Icehouse


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Ivor Arthur Davies
album: Track 4 in album Man of Colours
release date: 1987-9-21
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/New Wave
length: 5:12
composer: Iva Davies
lyricist: Iva Davies

Cover Art

Icehouse Man of Colours cover art
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There's a noise upstairs in the attic
It's the shuffle of worn out shoes
And the scent of the oil and brushes
Drifts down like a pale perfume

[Chorus: ]
And he says, "I...
I am a man,
A simple man,
A man of colors,
And I can see
See through the years,
Years of a man,
A man of colors"

And the old man rubs his failing eyes
And takes a moment to watch the view
From a window nobody knows is there
He can see the empty street below

[Chorus: ]

He says, "I keep my life in this paintbox
I keep your face in these picture frames
And when I speak to this faded canvas it tells me
I have no need for words anyway..."

[Chorus: ]
And he says, "I...
I am a man,
A simple man,
A man of colours,
And I can see
See through the tears,
Tears of a man,
A man of colours"


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Crazy
  • 2 Electric Blue
  • 3 My Obsession
  • 4 Man of Colours
  • 5 Heartbreak Kid
  • 6 The Kingdom
  • 7 Nothing Too Serious
  • 8 Girl in the Moon
  • 9 Anybody's War
  • 10 Sunrise
  • 11 Crazy (12" mix)
  • 12 Crazy (Midnight mix)