Colour Film

from by Matthew de Zoete

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COLOUR FILM

i saw you on a super eight
laughing in the midst of your family
i saw you on a colour film from 1963
and i saw you and your sisters smile
swinging with your cigarettes and your songs
i saw you and your sisters smiling
laughing and singing along

i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
it's colour now to me

i saw you on your brother's farm
wearing rubber boots lend a hand with the sheep
i saw you take your brother's arm
and wipe your face on his sleeve
here's a sunday at niagara falls
just a picnic with the children out on the grass
how is it that after all the present turns to the past?

i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
it's colour now to me

half of these people have all gone into the ground
it's like a silent film the sound gets left behind

i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
i thought your life was black and white
but it's colour now
it's colour now to me

i saw you on a super eight
living in the family history
i saw you on a colour film and you
you looked just like me

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from Colour Film, released May 8, 2012

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Matthew de Zoete Hamilton, Ontario

Imagine Nick Drake cheering up a bit and living long enough to work with Beck. That's the vision conjured by Matthew de Zoete on his latest album Colour Film - strong melodies and honest lyrics inhabiting a modern home. Produced by Les Cooper, the disc's inspired rhythm section, lush keyboards, and sparkling pedal steel call for a dark room, good headphones, and a glass of single malt. ... more

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