Tonight I was rather at a loss for a song … been a stressful night, with the neighborhood fools putting off fireworks for some reason that I can’t understand, keeping the kitties and myself stressed and grumpy. So, I did the old blindfolded, point a finger method of picking from my repertoire. I first picked January 2016, but apparently I hadn’t started doing the music posts yet then. Next blind stab was August 2018 and this one by Chicago came up. I’ve only posted it the one time, nearly 4 years ago, so I figure it’s time for a redux, eh?
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