Colors Album

Artist(s): Ken Nordine

Cover Art

Ken Nordine Colors Cover Art

Tracklist

Olive

length: 1:33

Olive, poor thing
Sits and thinks
That it's drab
Sure does

Sits and sits and sits and sits
And thinks
About it's olive drab drab
Doesn't know that its about to be named
Color of the year
By those with the nose for the new
By the passionate few

Yeah
Olive is definitely in
Everything that can possibly mean anything
Anywhere
At least for a year
Has got to be olive
Did you hear that olive? Did ya?
Know what it means

Oh, olive
There'll be olive cars
And olive trucks
And olive chickens
And olive ducks
And olive socks
And olive garters
And olive breaks
And olive starters

Olive sorry
Olive please
Olive whatnots
And olive trees
Olive trees?
What a quaint notion
Olive trees

Burgundy

length: 1:32

Lavender

length: 1:31

Yellow

length: 1:35

In the beginning--
Oh, long before that--

When light was deciding
Who should be in
And who should be out
Of the spectrum
Yellow was in trouble

Even then it seems that Green
(you know how Green can be)
Didn't want Yellow in
Some silly primal envy I suppose
But for whatever cause
The effect was bad on Yellow
And caused Yellow to weep yellow tears
For several eternals
Before there were years

Until Blue heard what was up
Between Green and Yellow
And took Green aside for a serious talk
In which Blue pointed out
That if Yellow and Blue were to get together
Not that they would but if they did
(a gentle threat)
They could make their own green
"Ohhh" said Green with some understanding
Naturally by a sudden change of hue
Green saw the light and Yellow got in
It worked out fine
Yellow got lemons
And green got limes

Green

length: 1:32

As an intellectual vibration smack dab in the middle of spectrum
Green can be a problem
That’s because there’s so many different greens inside of Green and each one has a different IQ
There’s the green that should never have happened:
The “stupid green.”
The green that is “green with envy.”
Then there’s the “so-so green,” the “who-cares-anyway?” green

But somewhere in Green is a green here and there that has something to say:
A truly intelligent green, a green with some integrity

That’s the kind of green for you and me
There’s a green to be seen with: vivid, vibrant, living alive!
We should spend the better part of our time, yours and mine, with a green like this
Maybe some of it would rub off

Beige

length: 1:34

Maroon

length: 1:39

Ecru

length: 1:40

Chartreuse

length: 1:33

Turquoise

length: 1:34

White

length: 1:41

Flesh

length: 1:33

Azure

length: 1:35

Puce

length: 1:34

Magenta

length: 1:34

Orange

length: 1:29

Purple

length: 1:35

Muddy

length: 1:35

Russet

length: 1:39

Amber

length: 1:37

Blue

length: 1:38

Black

length: 1:39

Gold

length: 1:34

Crimson

length: 1:34