I was thinking about doing a song from the musical West Side Story tonight, but something changed my mind … I’m not sure what, but I just … changed my mind. It’s a woman’s prerogative, you know 😉
This song by Chicago is 2:58 minutes, but the lyrics are very short, so it almost, in my mind anyway, qualifies as an instrumental. It was written by Chicago’s trombone player, James Pankow, and sung by Terry Kath. After Kath’s death in 1978, the band did not play the song for several years.
Frank Sinatra, on first hearing the song, called Chicago’s publicist and asked that Pankow write a second verse. Panko mulled it over, and called Sinatra back and said, “I can’t do it – it’s like sewing another arm on your kid, I can’t do it.”
By the way … I’m just curious … do any of you like classical music?
Colour My World
As time goes on
Just what you mean
Now that you’re near
Promise your love
That I’ve waited to share
Of our moments together
Color my world with hope of loving you
Songwriter: James Pankow
Publisher: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP