When I first heard you sing I wanted to find
a place for me there in your songs
but what that place could be, for all that I tried --
everything I did was wrong
but now I see my part coming to me
and the shades of what I've taken on.
True blue on the losing side.
True blue -- you see it in my eyes.
Sad but true forever over you,
I'll go down with all my colors flying.
That first night we met I heard your sad sound
and thought I should give you a call.
I didn't know you then the way I do now.
Now I don't know you at all,
but I can see that you won't be with me
though it's too late to try to catch my fall.
I listened to your words and between the lines
you painted a real picture show
but for all I heard I never did find
the piece I felt I had to know
so color me the fool who didn't leave
when you told me that I ought to go.
Rough cut video posted to YouTube 12/29/10. Click here to watch the video.