Album: This Desert Life (1999)
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  • I am colorblind
    Coffee black and egg white
    Pull me out from inside
    I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
    I am taffy stuck and tongue tied
    Stutter shook and uptight
    Pull me out from inside
    I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
    I am fine

    I am covered in skin
    No one gets to come in
    Pull me out from inside
    I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
    I am colorblind
    Coffee black and egg white
    Pull me out from inside
    I am ready, I am ready, I am ready
    I am fine
    I am fine
    I am fine Writer/s: Adam Fredric Duritz, Ben G Mize, Charles Thomas Gillingham, Daniel John Vickrey, David Lynn Bryson, Matthew Mark Malley
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 19

  • M from TxThis song is about the writer's race and trying to fit in. Maybe biracial and goes about the whole spectrum of where he may or may not fit in. Jmo
  • Daniel from UkI feel like this songs message applies to a lot of inner turmoils where you are torn and think in polar opposites... and something/someone comes along and shows you what it's like to be fully human again - like all of the below answers have already said. To me, this is a song about someone who struggles with Alexithymia and gets a glimpse of the beauty of the full range of human emotion.
  • Christi from Washington God showed me that we are ALL colorblind with out encountering the one true living God, Jesus Christ. Only through Him do our eyes truly open to see the truth. He is ready...his soul is longing for and ready for the lover of his soul. The writer was actually prophesying over himself when he wrote the lyrics.
  • Matthew Bollinger from MetaireI think it's about him realizing every day is the same and he's ready for something new.
  • Jayellen from America Of The United StatesI feel like this song is about someone that's struggling with something and they meet somebody that changes them. "I am ready." Means that they're ready to forget whatever they were struggling with. That's just my interpretation.
  • Kat from Truro, United KingdomIt also shows how it's new to him, and how he thinks it's not normal "Coffee black and egg white" he says this as if it's unusual, but little does he know, everyone sees these items in the same colour he does.
    Very inspirational
  • Andy Bayley from Stoke On Trent, United KingdomChune!!!!! by me n her . love this song! glad a friend played it to me xx
  • Candice from Salisbury, NcThis song is amazing and always has been! Wasn't this song on Cruel Intentions too? In more than one scene?
  • Sian from Sydney, AustraliaThis is one of my favourite songs of all time.
    It has always reminded me of birth and its beauty. "Coffee black & egg white". I have read that when we are born we only see limited colour and in a sense, are colourblind for the first four months. The colour's around us are stored in our memory as we see them and develope. "Pull me out from inside, I am ready" That's what this song means to me. I love it, it is a beautiful song.
  • Jan from Antwerp, --I don't know what US citizens thought of it, please note that it's not my intention to hurt anyone's feelings.
    But I heard this song once being used in a slow motion montage of the collapsing of the Twin Towers. It gave me goosebumps over my entire body. So melancholic (not ironically or negatively intended).
  • Lauren from Halifax, NsThe first time I heard this song,it gave me chills. The piano is absolutely amazing, this is by far my favorite song!
  • Julie from Taylor, TxThis song is truely a work of art. Amazing with words. When I feel really sad, i think listen to it.
  • Gina from Rutland, MaThis is a great song. I always thought it was about someone who sees the world in a very black and white way. Then something/someone changes that in them. They want to be free from the extremes. Stop judging the world and themselves. It's very inspiring to me.
  • Ben from Post Falls, IdThis song makes me say wow every single time I listen to it. Very well written and is in the top 50 songs of the 90's for sure.
  • Courtney from Fremont, NeThis is my favorite song. I listen to it EVERY night before I fall asleep. It relaxes me and just lets me forget about all my stress. I can hear it over and over again and it never gets old. I love Colorblind <3
  • Dekota from Sydney, AustraliaMost beautifal song ever its so melo yet deep I play it when im tick'ed off at someone and i can calm down its so divers and the harmony of this song is stella
  • Pianogodd from New Boston, TxI can play this on the piano, it's very simple; it's the same thing throughout the whole song. This is also one of the rarer ones that was composed by Charles Gillingham.
  • Callie from Lakeville, Mnthe piano riffs is possibly the most beautiful piano riff ever.
  • Zoey from Athens , AlThis song was used in the movie Cruel Intentions. I didn't know what it meant but I knew that I just loved it. I still don't know what it means ... pretending to be someone that you aren't? I guess I'm not that deep because I missed it.
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