I recently dug into my archives and pulled out SPRING COLOR, the title song to my 1993 recording project, dusted it off so I could upload it to this post. Back when it was recorded, I only duplicated it on cassette tapes. Recently my friend Andy converted it to an mp3 and emailed it to me – Thanks Andy!
Check out Spring Color on video made with my flip camera – got inspired by the new life of the season once again!
When I began to conjure up lyrics for this song, I remember walking along a dirt path at the edge of a farmer’s field in Springtime beneath the magnificent sky that stretches between both sets of mountains that surround the Treasure Valley. This particular year spring had come unusually early and I was almost afraid to trust it’s inception. Today as I meander near the Boise Train Depot overlooking the city, I notice last week’s snow still clings to the mountains even though it’s late April, but the parks are greening up and the tree buds are ready to sprout open. The breeze is nearly a soft 70 degrees as if Mother Nature has finally given us an overdue benediction of Spring, even though the first official day of the new season was almost a month ago. Of course, the forecast could change at a day’s notice and be 54 and rain again. Oh well, as the saying goes, “April Showers bring May Flowers”. Regardless, anticipation crescendos as the promise of more days like this one permeate the air accompanied by bird song and the flutter of wings!
Last week on FaceBook both my cousins, Scott and Bruce, were trying to decide whether they could finally put away the snow shovels and tire chains! Since they live in New Hampshire, my thought is as soon as they store the winter tools in the garage, attic or shed, a Northeaster will blow through in May and they’ll just have to dig ’em out again. BUT if they are kept in plain sight where everyone can trip over them, this will ensure the uninterrupted continuance of Spring at least till June! For Summer Time they may get away with pushing them over to the side of the garage or shed, but then again, the trunk of the car till next Winter is better yet!
SPRING COLOR LYRICS
April Colors / Early March
Tell me what the chances are
that my April flowers bloom and star
with Spring color / how I love Spring color
Rather risky this early Spring
causing my heart and the birds to sing
or will Winter wind come claim everything with his icy fingers
and steal away Spring Color
Have you ever seen pristine virgin green
The color of my dreams – Spring Color
Purist angel white like blossoms in moonlight
Oh, the perfect sight – Spring Color
If I could paint my innermost dreams
I’d have to start with the color of green
of the leaves on the trees at the earliest sight of Spring
I have a fancy that hope would be white
somewhat like the glow of warm candlelight
Angels in flight – you almost see them – not quite
Hopes and dreams are painted in Spring Color
Crystal clear in vision I become
I have come from underneath Winter’s frozen cover
In fertile soil, cleansing rain and sun
Purple rain clouds / Rich brown earth
Shades of yellow proclaim rebirth
Second chances just like the first
There’s reassurance in the appearing of Spring Color
Crystal clear rebirthing of my dreams
NancyKellyMusic C 1993