Colorblind

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I actually am red-green colorblind. This song is about misperceiving reality in all sorts of ways.

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Red means stop; green means go
Yellow's always somewhere in between
I see the signals, I see the signs
Never knowing what they mean
Ask my policeman; ask my judge
Write me a ticket or give some other nudge
But look a little closer and you'll find:
I'm just colorblind.

We send the soldiers on their way
They've got the orders to kill another day
Some insurrection leads to war
Never knowing nothing of the thing they're fighting for
It's been a problem; it's a curse
Things we say are getting better always getting worse
I wouldn't say that we're unkind;
We're just colorblind.

And sometimes our perception is askew
What we see is not the same -
A slightly different hue.

So if I slight you when you go
It's not intended; I probably didn't know
Call me a moron; call me rude
The one I thought I wanted now is with some other dude
That's not your problem, not your play
We were making colors in a wholely different way
I let her think I didn't mind;
I was colorblind.

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from Lady Liberty, released August 1, 2012

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Glen Raphael New York, New York

Glen Raphael is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who performs songs on such nerdy and diverse topics as quantum physics, bedbugs, and the Statue of Liberty's mid-life crisis. Glen has won Best Original Song awards at NCSA events and is the current organizer of the New York City Folk Music Meetup. ... more

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