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Album: Barnum soundtrackReleased: 1980
"The Colors of My Life" is a song from the first act of Barnum
, the musical based on the life of American showman Phineas T. Barnum. Like the rest of the songs in the show it was composed by Cy Coleman and written by Michael Stewart. The slowest song in the show, it is begun by Barnum and finished by his wife. It is the way Barnum sees his life, but alas his wife paints a different and more realistic portrait. The song is reprised in act two.