My Coloring Book Lyrics - Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Soft and Beautiful cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
length: 4:08
composer: John Kander
lyricist: Fred Ebb
In case you fancy coloring books and lots of people do
I've a new one for you
A most unusual coloring book, the kind you'd never see
Crayons ready, very well, begin to color me

These are the eyes that watched him as he walked away
Color them gray
This is the heart that thought he would always be true
Color it blue

These are the arms that held him and touched him then lost him somehow
Color them empty now
This are the beads I wore until she came between
If you like, color it green

This is the room I sleep in and walk in and weep in and hide in
That nobody ever sees, color it lonely, please
This is the man, the one, the one I depended upon
You must color him gone

He's gone, color him gone

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Only the Lonely
  • 2 I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  • 3 (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young
  • 4 Shangri-La
  • 5 A Mother's Love
  • 6 My Coloring Book
  • 7 Jim
  • 8 Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  • 9 But Beautiful
  • 10 People