Colours of My Life
The Seekers Lyrics


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I can't seem to get my sleep now any old night,
Mr Sandman passes by my door;
Life has changed since you've been there to say it's alright,
You taught me to understand what I thought couldn't be,
Don't mind missing sleep if I can see:
Colours of my life,
You've got love to fill my heart;
I don't need a rainbow
With colours of my life,
Colours of my life.
Colours blend with love to show I'm happy with you,
I can never be the same again;
Now my eyes are looking past the life that I knew,
I'll be shedding black and grey to take on red and blue,
Colours I can feel by touching you:
Colours of my life,
Bloom like flowers in my heart;
I don't need a rainbow
With colours of my life,
Colours of my life.
Colours of my life,
Bloom like flowers in my heart;
I don't need a rainbow
With colours of my life,




Colours of my life,
Colours of my life.

Overall Meaning

The Seekers' song "Colours of My Life" is about how love can bring color and happiness to one's life. The singer reflects on how life has changed since they met their partner, with Mr. Sandman passing by their door and them being able to let go of their worries because their partner has brought understanding into their life. They can now see the "colours" of love, and these colours fill their heart with happiness. The singer no longer needs a rainbow, which is often seen as a symbol of hope, as the love they have with their partner provides all the color and hope they need. They see life through new eyes, shedding their past doubts and fears and accepting new shades of red and blue, which represents passion and calmness.


The lyrics are a metaphor for the impact that love can have on one's life. The colours represent the emotions and experiences that come with being in love. The singer expresses how their life used to be monochromatic and how love has opened their eyes and allowed them to see the world in a completely different way. They are able to feel the colours by touching their partner, which shows how intimate and meaningful their love is.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't seem to get my sleep now any old night,
I find it difficult to sleep now on any night anymore.


Mr Sandman passes by my door;
I hear the sandman pass by my door, but he doesn't visit me as often as he used to.


Life has changed since you've been there to say it's alright,
My life has changed since you came into it and reassured me that everything will be alright.


You taught me to understand what I thought couldn't be,
You helped me understand things I thought were impossible to comprehend.


Don't mind missing sleep if I can see:
I don't mind sacrificing sleep if it means I get to see something.


Colours of my life,
The different experiences and emotions I have encountered throughout my life.


You've got love to fill my heart;
You have given me enough love to make me feel complete and fulfilled.


I don't need a rainbow
I don't need something as grandiose as a rainbow to feel happy.


With colours of my life,
My life has enough colours and experiences to make me happy.


Colours blend with love to show I'm happy with you,
The experiences I have encountered throughout my life merge together with the love we share to make me happy.


I can never be the same again;
My life will never be the same again because of the experiences we have shared.


Now my eyes are looking past the life that I knew,
My perspective on life has shifted and I am now looking beyond what I previously knew.


I'll be shedding black and grey to take on red and blue,
I will let go of sadness and bleakness and embrace happiness and positivity.


Colours I can feel by touching you:
Your presence and love is enough to make me feel happy and alive.


Colours of my life,
The different experiences and emotions I have encountered throughout my life.


Bloom like flowers in my heart;
These experiences and emotions have blossomed inside my heart.


I don't need a rainbow
I don't need something as grandiose as a rainbow to feel happy.


With colours of my life,
My life has enough colours and experiences to make me happy.


Colours of my life,
The different experiences and emotions I have encountered throughout my life.


Bloom like flowers in my heart;
These experiences and emotions have blossomed inside my heart.


I don't need a rainbow
I don't need something as grandiose as a rainbow to feel happy.


With colours of my life,
My life has enough colours and experiences to make me happy.




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DAVID THOMAS REILLY, JUDITH DURHAM

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@AnnieDelico

@Gakguk Awe Some people might say that you're an "old soul", which is a compliment.๐Ÿ˜Š

My daughter was an old soul at a young age, (perhaps due to being an only child, mostly being around adults). Now she's almost 30 & likes a mixture of artists, but is more "into" the Fifties scene of music, Rockabilly Dancing, seeing live bands perform, including Elvis Tribute Artists & the whole Pin-Up scene.

Everyone's allowed to like whatever music, movies, clothing, sports ... (etc) that THEY like.

If everyone was the the same, we might as well be clones and that would make for a Very Boring World.

Be glad you're a bit different than many who are the same age. As the others get a bit older, they might end up liking similar things to you! It's not always easy being (or thinking) differently, but the whole idea of being "normal" is ridiculous.

Someone once said to me "define normal". What's normal for one person, is weird for another. Keep on Being Yourself. ๐Ÿ˜Š



@mikecozzi1040

๐Ÿ˜ณ Judith Durham,
NO one Sings this Song as Wonderful as You Do!
You are Incredible!
๐Ÿ˜ณ Thanks for Coloring
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All comments from YouTube:

@harryknowlman8649

Another ripper post, thanks as always Rich. The Seekers are such a wonderful band, but without you , Denny, and other heroes, they will never be heard and loved into the future. Thank you Sir!!

@rich963

Thanks Harry, much appreciated - I'm sure by my YT friend Dennis too!
Have you seen my latest videos, which are from the Golden Jubilee concerts with much improved audio?
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=KrLTe1_9zso

@harryknowlman8649

Thanks - on my way :-)

@TheStephenheath

joining you too

@Mawphlang

Harry Knowlman I second that. Who can sing like this today?

@frederickgreen3665

Not even angels can sink as beautifully.

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@Hannes667

May she Rest in Peace - so many fond memories

@The_racist_khasi

I am a 19 year old and is it weird that I love listening to seekers? My friends listens to Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Niki Minaj.

@ruudversteege2868

Poplap Lopala. There is nothing wrong with your taste in music.

@jimnkayphilbin9664

Iโ€™m 72 now and have enjoyed the Seekers since the mid 60โ€™s. Thereโ€™s nothing wrong with bucking the trend, who wants to be a sheep following everyone else. Be yourself, enjoy what YOU like.

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