Colors
Halsey Lyrics


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Your little brother never tells you but he loves you so
You said your mother only smiled on her tv show
You're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope
I hope you make it to the day you're twenty-eight years old

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue

You were a vision in the morning when the light came through
I know I've only felt religion when I've lied with you
You said you'll never be forgiven till your boys are too
And I'm still waking every morning but it's not with you

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue

You were red, and you liked me because I was blue
But you touched me, and suddenly I was a lilac sky
Then you decided purple just wasn't for you

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue





Everything is blue, everything is blue
Everything is blue, everything is blue

Overall Meaning

In Halsey’s song “Colors,” the lyrics tell a story of a love that’s broken and deteriorating. The song is about two people who used to love each other but have grown apart, depicted through different colors that represent their emotions. The opening lyrics, “Your little brother never tells you but he loves you so, you said your mother only smiled on her TV show,” suggest a broken family dynamic around the addressee. This lack of emotional validation from their family is substituted with the euphoria they feel when under the influence of drugs. The chorus, “Everything is blue, his pills, his hands, his jeans, and now I'm covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams” illustrates the overwhelming nature of addiction and how it has consumed the person's life. The color blue not only represents the drugs, but also the sadness and heartache felt by both parties in this relationship.


The second verse provides a ray of hope amidst the melancholy of the first. The romantic imagery of waking up next to someone is immediately followed by a more somber line, “And I'm still waking every morning but it's not with you.” The colors gray and smoke represent a lack of vitality in the partner, who has become numb and disconnected from everything that used to bring them joy. “You were red, and you liked me because I was blue. But you touched me, and suddenly I was a lilac sky. Then you decided purple just wasn't for you” signals that the lover once brought color, passion and emotional vibrancy into the other person's life, before they eventually outgrew their relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Your little brother never tells you but he loves you so
Even though your brother has trouble expressing it, he cares about you deeply.


You said your mother only smiled on her tv show
You feel like your mother is not truly happy and only puts on a façade for her television appearances.


You're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope
The only time you feel truly content is when you are high on drugs.


I hope you make it to the day you're twenty-eight years old
I hope you can overcome your struggles and reach the age of 28, which is seen as a pivotal moment in a person's life.


You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
Your emotions are overflowing and you are unable to contain them.


You're spilling like an overflowing sink
Your emotions are like water overflowing from a sink, unable to be contained.


You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
You have gone through tough times and have emotional scars, but still possess a beauty that makes you unique.


And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink
You are working through your struggles and emotions through creative outlets like writing.


Everything is blue
The color blue is associated with sadness and depression, which permeates everything around them.


His pills, his hands, his jeans
The person they are singing about is consumed by their depression, symbolized by the color blue, which is everywhere from the pills they take to the clothes they wear.


And now I'm covered in the colors pulled apart at the seams
The singer feels like their own emotions have been ripped apart, exposing the blue underneath, like a threadbare garment.


Everything is grey
The world around them has lost its vibrancy, and everything now seems dull and colorless.


His hair, his smoke, his dreams
The person they are singing about is so consumed by their depression that it even impacts their thoughts and aspirations, which used to be full of color and life.


And now he's so devoid of color, he don't know what it means
The person being described has lost touch with their emotions and the vibrancy of life, and as a result, no longer understands what it means to feel alive.


You were a vision in the morning when the light came through
They remember you fondly, how you looked in the morning sunlight and the happiness that it brought them.


I know I've only felt religion when I've lied with you
The connection they shared with you felt transcendent, like a spiritual experience.


You said you'll never be forgiven till your boys are too
You hold onto the weight of your mistakes and believe that you cannot be forgiven until others are as well.


And I'm still waking every morning but it's not with you
They are still existing and going through their daily routine, but they are no longer with the person they loved.


You were red, and you liked me because I was blue
Your personalities and outlooks on life were different, yet you were still drawn to each other.


But you touched me, and suddenly I was a lilac sky
Their touch transformed them into something new and beautiful.


Then you decided purple just wasn't for you
However, they eventually decided that this transformation was not what they wanted, and left.


Everything is blue, everything is blue
The pervasive melancholy of the person being sung about has taken over everything in the world around them, and the singer is left with the same color and feelings.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Ashley Frangipane, Dylan Bauld

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@selareves9625

Lyrics:
Your little brother never tells you but he loves you so
You said your mother only smiled on her TV show
You're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope
I hope you make it to the day you're 28 years old

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue

You were a vision in the morning
When the light came through
I know I've only felt religion when I've lied with you
You said you'll never be forgiven 'til your boys are too
And I'm still waking every morning but it's not with you

You're dripping like a saturated sunrise
You're spilling like an overflowing sink
You're ripped at every edge but you're a masterpiece
And now you're tearing through the pages and the ink

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue

You were red and you liked me 'cause I was blue
But you touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky
And you decided purple just wasn't for you

Everything is blue
His pills, his hands, his jeans
And now I'm covered in the colors
Pulled apart at the seams
And it's blue
And it's blue

Everything is grey
His hair, his smoke, his dreams
And now he's so devoid of color
He don't know what it means
And he's blue
And he's blue

Everything is blue
Everything is blue
Everything is blue
Everything is blue



@ClairDeLume

halsey, this song got me through 2020 in so many ways. i can’t even begin to explain the love and appreciation i have for it.
back then it made me feel sadness, but in a good way. i felt like it was a song i could listen to and be sad, and let out all my emotions.
but now as i listen to it, it makes me feel happy, sadness, and love all at the same time.
and i daydream about my crush while listening, too. and i think about all the times he’s held my hand. and about the potential relationship we could have..
despite the fact that its about falling out of love with somebody.
but it’s always held a different meaning to me.
to me, it’s about feeling so much love for one person you begin to feel as if your one with them. you just get along so well with them. and you start surrounding yourself with them, and only them. 💙

that’s what it means to me.

i know it’s weird, but i just really want to express how much i love this song. i also can’t believe it’s 6 years old now. last time i listened to it, it was 4.

time really flies, hahaha.
hopefully i’ll remember to come back when it’s 7 years! 💙💙💙

(hi! im back, and its now 7 years old. thats crazy! ill remember to visit again when it turns 8 yrs :))



@sunflowers28

I just found this song. It feels like an explanation of everything...

You're ripped at the edges
But you're a masterpiece

I'm covered in the colours
Pulled apart at the seams...

#EverythingIsBlue



@blahblah89

So with this video it always bugged me because I just thought it was so extra and didn't really fit the song well. That is until I looked at the song and video from a different perspective: That this whole story is actually about Tyler getting dumped by Halsey for his dad and the song "Colors" is Tyler's letter to Halsey. (I know it sounds crazy but hear me out and I'm not saying this was the directors intention I just think it's a really cool concept) Now let me explain.
Whenever she says "you" she is relaying a message that Tyler said to her. So basically it goes like this-
Tyler: Your (halseys) little brother never never tells you he loves you so, you said your mother only smiles at her TV show, you're only happy when your sorry head is filled with dope, I hope you make it to the day you're 28 years old.
Halsey is the only one shown to be smoking (looked like pot aka dope) in the video. Halsey wants to be a pop star, and we all know about the famous people dying before 28 thing. If it were about Halseys love interest (the dad) OBVIOUSLY he's past 28, plus we've no indication he smokes. Why was that shot of Halsey smoking shown if it wasn't talking about her?
Tyler: You're dripping like a saturated sunrise, you're spilling like an over flowing sink, you're ripped at every edge but you're a master peace...etc
Even though she's completely nuts and going down the wrong path he still loves her, still thinks she's beautiful.
Then there's the chorus, which is obviously about his dad. I mean the little blue pills, grey hair, that's obvious. So i think it's Tyler saying his dad is colorless, no dreams no hopes. He doesn't really have a future but his actions keep affecting Tyler's life. I mean he did steal Tyler's girl lol.
The part that really sealed it for me was my favorite line "You were red and you liked me because I was blue. but you touched me and suddenly I was a lilac sky till you decided purple just wasn't for you"
Through the whole song Tyler's dad has been referred to as blue or grey. So why now is he being known as red? It doesn't make sense. Which is why i think that Tyler is saying Halsey is red and Tyler was like his father in being blue. He liked that she was different and she liked him because he was like his dad. Being with her made him different too. However after being together she realized he was different from is dad and not a good enough substitute so she left.
Anyways I know it's kind of all over the place but hopefully it made sense. I just thought it was a neat idea.

EDIT: I realized rereading it that I put dying "at" 28 instead of "before".
Also, I know the song is actually about Matt Healy. Just about every one knows that lol. I'm just talking about my interpretation of the video in regards to the song. So please stop saying "Not uh iz about Matt Healy"



All comments from YouTube:

@romas1842

storyline went from awwww to holy shit real quick

@sarah-xy5fc

tRUE

@KLOUDEDITS

+Romasini Satha Sivam OH MY GAWD YES

@salsa5567

oh my god trueee

@mernaghanem7694

TRUE TRUE

@alexandreamasarque2541

T R U E
I SHOUTED WHEN THE GUY PICKED THE PICTURE BUT THENNN ARGHH

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@AmberLS

“My song ‘Colors’ is about being in a relationship with someone and kind of watching the vibrancy slowly start to leak out of them, watch the colors start to fade, whether they’re falling victim to drugs or falling victim to work or any sort of negative behavior that’s kind of taking them away from the bright and lively person that they used to be,” she explained. “You can kind of see them start to fade to gray, and you wish you had them back the way that they used to be.”

@AmberLS

@Eddie Leuchs I googled, and that was what she said in an interview. So from her own mouth to anybody who listens/reads that article. So yes she told me.

@reeseoconnell9013

I thought it was someone who went from doing "blues" etc oxys to "grey" etc h. She fell in love with the addict who got deeper into his addiction & she felt left out. But it all started from childhood trauma til he became a shell of a man.

@lkjhgasdf8573

​@Eddie Leuchs hahaha the lady who replied to you got you! Hahahaha

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