December 9th, 2000

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In Color Lyrics -- As performed by Jamey Johnson



In Color
As performed by Jamey Johnson


I said, “Grandpa, what’s this picture here?
It’s all black and white, and it ain’t real clear
Is that you, there?” He said, “Yeah, I was eleven.

“The times were tough, back in ’35;
That’s me and Uncle Joe just trying to survive
A cotton farm and a great depression.

“If it looks like we were scared to death,
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other,
You should have seen it in color.

“Ah, ‘n this one hear was taken over seas,
In the middle of hell, in 1943
In the winter time; you can almost see my breath.

“That was my tail gunner, ol’ Johnny McGee,
He was a high school teacher from New Orleans,
And he had my back, right through the day we left.


“If it looks like we were scared to death,
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other,
You should have seen it in color.

“A picture’s worth a thousand words,
But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered;
You should have seen it in color.

(Musical interlude)

“This one is my favorite one;
This is me and Grandma in the summer sun,
All dressed up, the day we said our vows.

“You can’t tell it here, but it was hot that June
That rose was red and her eyes were blue,
And just look at that smile! I was so proud.

“That’s the story of my life,
Right there in black and white.

“And If it looks like we were scared to death,
Like a couple of kids just trying to save each other,
You should have seen it in color.

“Yeah, a picture’s worth a thousand words,
But you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered;
You should have seen it in color;
Should’a seen it in color.”
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