New Beck Album ‘Colors’ Complete Lyrics, Tracklists, Song Previews And Streams

Last Revised October 13th

Colors Lyrics And Song Previews

Colors

Initially teased on September 12th in a Today at Apple promo and then in a preview of Colors’ deluxe vinyl edition, a “slime visualizer” for Colors’ title track was released on October 12th.

I’ll find you and go right through walls we made
I see you, I need you every day
It’s nothing, it’s your life
I don’t know why, can’t get what I want
But I keep, I keep trying
Found our way through the lost years
Now the day brings it all here

‘All the colors, see the colors
Feel the colors,’ she says
See it in your eyes
‘All the colors, see the colors
Feel the colors
Tell me, do you feel alive?’

I’ve got all the love you need
I’ve got all the love you need
Keep it with you
I don’t have the time to wait
I don’t have the time to way
I need to see you
Got it all under control
Got it all under control
You can’t hear me
Now it only hurts to know
Now it would only hurt to know
When you don’t need me
You don’t need me

Found our way
Now the day brings it all here

‘All the colors, see the colors
Feel the colors,’ she says
‘See it in your eyes
All the colors, see the colors
Feel the colors
Tell me, do you feel alive?’

Seventh Heaven

Described by Q as a “lost ’80s pop classic,” Rolling Stone calls ‘Seventh Heaven’ “a chiming anthem about falling in love.”

I want to see you with the pharaoh’s curse
The apple flower doggerel, the batteries burst
And I’m out in the city in the typical noise
With the suntan ellipse and the filigree of energy
What you want and what you need
Now I’m down on my knees with a pocket full of widows
Y
ou can do it down here what you never did there
When you feel so untethered from the broken veneer

Don’t tell nobody I’m here
Don’t tell nobody I’m here

Now I’m far from the world
In your seventh heaven
Now I’m far from the world
In your seventh heaven

Now you got to let me know
Or you got to let me go

I’m gonna take it with me
I’m gonna take it down

A second language, a burden of hope
I’ve seen it all come clean like a guillotine rose
A photograph, a low life laugh
We’ll shoot for the empire, land in the dust pile
I want to wake up in the shadow of a fever pitch
With the gold glass heart sending messages
I hear the voice over the phone, she pauses
Says ‘I’ll never, never, never go’

Oh can I stay here with you?
Oh can I stay here with you?

Now I’m dead to the world
In your seventh heaven
Now I’m dead to the world
In your seventh heaven

Now you gotta let me know
Or you got to let me go
Yea you got to let me know
Or you got to let me go
I’m gonna take it with me

Someday there might be something better
You can change your mind but you can’t forget her
Someday there might be something better
You can change your mind but you can’t forget her

So let it rise to the highest high in the satellite sky
So let it rise to the highest high in the satellite sky
Up to the seventh heaven
To your seventh heaven
So let it rise, rise, rise to the highest height in the satellite sky

Now I’m starting to fall
From your seventh heaven

Now you gotta let me know
Or you got to let me go

Love a love a love a love

I’m So Free

I’m on a tangent
Textbook ephemeral
Facts are confusing me
I’m so free now

I’m on a one-man waiting list
I’m bored again
I buried all my memories
I’m so free now

I see the silhouette of everything
I thought I ever knew
Turning into voodoo
I’m so free now

A panic cycle, sentimental
Feel it out until you know
It wasn’t meant for you
I’m so free now

I’m so free now
I’m so free now
And the way that I walk
Is up to me now

And if I breathe now
I could scream now
You can hear me
From Topeka to Belize now
I’m gonna freeze out
These enemies out
They never see what I got
No need to bend my knees down
Heaven forbid
Time is running out
Nothing new under the sun
Better get down

I’m so free
Free from me
Free from you

Who am I supposed to be
In the middle of the day
With no good connection?
I’m so free now

They try to keep me down
With affliction
Alpha male fell asleep in the engine
I’m so free now

A horizontal aspiration
In the basement
With a digital lust for life
I’m so free now

I coin the phrase of the realm
Let it roll into the street
Like a token of sweet nothing
I’m so free now

I’m so free now
I’m so free now
And the way that I walk
Is up to me now

And if I breathe now
I could scream now
You can hear me
From Topeka to Belize now
I’m gonna freeze out
These enemies out
They never see what I got
No need to bend my knees down
Heaven forbid
Time is running out
Nothing new under the sun
Better get down

I’m so free
I’m so free now
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey nobody’s going to keep me down
Nobody’s going to keep me down
Nobody’s going to keep me down
Gonna do, gonna do, gonna do what we want

I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go down
Gonna do, gonna do, gonna do what we want

I’m so free
I’m so free now
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Dear Life

“Leave it to Beck to craft a sunny, upbeat pop song that doubles as a scream into the void,” Marc Hogan writes of ‘Dear Life’ for Pitchfork. Described by The New York Times as “a late-Beatles-esque existential cry,” Q calls it a “lush Beatles-like psychedelia spiked with an existential cry-for-help for a lyric.”

You sang your swan song to the dogs
As they made mincemeat of the dreams you hung your hopes on
So if you counted out what your sins cost
While money talks to your conscience
Working like a fool for love

Dear Life, I’m holding on
Dear Life, I’m holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?

You drove your Rolls into the swamp
Stole away like a thief reeling from the sticker shock
Of the price they put upon your soul
You’d buy it back from the burning ashes
Of the devil you know

Dear Life, I’m holding on
Dear Life, I’m holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?

Dear Life, come and pick me up
Dear Life, I think the button is stuck
Dear Life, I think it’s gone too far
Dear Life, please lower the bar lower than the stars

Dear Life, I’m holding on
Dear Life, I’m holding on
How long must I wait before the thrill is gone?

No Distraction

Described by Rolling Stone as “a dance-y, Talking Heads-like stomp,” Q calls ‘No Distraction’ a “a self-help cry in the face of 21st century overload.” Gary Calamar world premiered “No Distraction” on the September 3rd episode of his KCRW show.

It’s not the words I want to tell you
It’s not the tension that I feel
It’s not the face that I’m showing you today
That betrays the way, the way I want to feel

What I need, what I need, what I need right now
Is right here, r
ight in front of me

What I need, what I need, what I need right now
Is right here, r
ight in front of me

A million times, a million thoughts
I really don’t know what I want
But then I see you, now I’m almost lost
And everything that I know went wrong
And if it means that it’s done and I’m a fool
But I don’t want to forget what we’ve been through
Just to save us both from what we knew
Losing our way, sometimes, it’s cruel

No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?
No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?

Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Pull you in all directions
Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Pull you in all directions

It’s not the objects that I hold in my possession
It’s not the worldly things that shine
Sometimes the worst will come and bring us back together
Well, hold me up and get me through the night

What I need, what I need, what I need right now
Is
all right, right in front of me?

What I need, what I need, what I need right now
Is
you – you, only you and me

A million times, a million thoughts
And I really don’t know what I want
But then I see you, then I’m almost lost
In everything that I know went wrong
And if it means that it’s done and I’m a fool
When I want to forget what we’ve been through
Just to save us both from what we knew
Losing our way, sometimes it’s cruel

No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?
No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?

Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Pull you in all directions
Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Pull you in all directions

I’m losing time
I’m losing time
There’s so many ways
To live or love or die
I’m losing time
I’m losing time
I’ve wanted to know
Are you still on the line?
Wasting time trying to prove things
Instead of proving my love
I’m losing, I’m losing my mind

A million times, a million thoughts
And now I really know what I want
But then I see you, I’m almost lost
In everything that I know went wrong
If it means that it’s done and I’m a fool
Don’t want to forget what we’ve been through
Just to save us both from what we knew
Losing our way, sometimes it’s cruel

No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?
No distraction, no distraction
Can I, can I be with you?

Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Push you in all directions
Pull you to the left, pull you the right
Push you in all directions

Dreams (Colors Mix)

The single version of “Dreams” (mixed by Serban Ghenea) was released in June 2015. Coverage from that release is here. The unreleased mix that appears on the album (mixed by Beck and Greg Kurstin) is 18 seconds shorter. Both can be streamed below:

Come on out of your dreams
And wake up from your reverie
The time is here, don’t go to sleep
Streets are running on the brink
They say that we’ve got nothing
But a dollar for a life of sin
‘Cause there’s trouble on the way
Oh there’s trouble on the way
Get a dog and pony for a judgment day

Here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing’s right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you’re gone

Dreams
She’s making me high
She’s making me high
Dreams
She’s making me high
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world

Now can these broken wings free me
About a light year from reality
If you want to fall in a dream
You can put the weight right on to me

Here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing’s right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you’re gone

Dreams
She’s making me high
She’s making me high
Dreams
She’s making me high
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world
Nothing gonna get me in my world

Ahh stop fucking with my dreams 
Ahh stop fucking with my dreams 

Ahh here we are running circles
Around and round and round and round
When nothing’s right, just close your eyes
Close your eyes and you’re gone

Dreams
She’s making me high
She’s making me high
Dreams
All day and all night
I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world

I want to get me free
Nothing gonna get me in my world

Wow

Released in June 2016, coverage from that time is here. “Wow” was also released with a Mexican Institute of Sound remix (not on Colors).

Giddy up!

Wanna move into a fool’s gold room
Swimming pools full of animal jewels
All the rules that you choose to use to get loose
With the luminous moves
Bored of these limits

Let me get, let me get it like wow
It’s like right now

It’s my life, your life
Live it once, can’t live it twice
So nice, so nice
Smooth like a tidal wave
Take you on a getaway
My friends, your friends
Living every day like it’s just about to end
Now we’re pissing in the wind ’cause it’s so pinefresh
Right now, yea I want to get it like…

Wow
It’s like right now
It’s like wow
It’s like…
Giddy up

It’s your life
Falling like a hot knife
Call your wife
Secular times, these times
My demons on the cellphone to your demons
Nothing’s even right or wrong
It’s irrelevant, elephant in the room (goes boom)
Standing on your lawn doing jujitsu
Girl in a bikini with the Lamborghini shih tzu

It’s your life
You gotta try to get it right
Look around, don’t forget where you came from
It’s just another perfect night
We’re gonna take it around the world
We’re gonna take it around the world
Ride these wild horses
Ride these wild horses
We’re gonna take it around the world

Wow
Giddy up
Wow what a beautiful day

Up All Night

When you get the rhythm and words all make you cold
When you break it down and this world is all you know
Hands up, you’re working it round, now get yourself together
When you call the dominoes fall, it’s time to go

Now I’m feeling so far away
I see the colors and all the kids going home
Night is crawling up to the day
Hear the noise ringing
The sirens all singing:

I just wanna stay up all night with you
Just wanna stay up all night with you
There’s nothing I wouldn’t rather do
Just wanna stay up all night with you

Keep on moving
Don’t wait for nothing now
Keep on moving
Don’t wait for nothing now
Keep on moving
Don’t wait, don’t wait for nothing now
I’ll keep on moving
Don’t wait for nothing now, nothing now

One two what you doing?
I’ve been jumping through some hoops
Want to get my body loose
Want to tell you, tell you what to do
I’ve been running on a wheel
Like an animal struggling
Looking for the diamond
I’m trying, I’m fighting
Right into the rhythm now

Just want to stay up all night with you
Stay up all night
Just want to stay up all night with you
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t rather do
Then stay up all night
Just want to stay up all night with you

Put it up in the air
If you don’t really care
Let them know that you’re there
If you got the time to take it up there
Hands up in the air
Living out on a prayer
Let them know that you’re there
If you got the time to take it up there
Up all night with you
With you
With you

Square One

Square One extends themes of the album’s previous song, “Up All Night” (specifically the line “I’ve been running the lights in the city” from “I’ve been running on a wheel” in the prior song).

I’ve been watching the wheels turning
But I’m learning to enjoy the ride on the road to nowhere
I hope we get there soon ’cause it’s a place we’ve been before
Knocking on purgatory’s door to find a place in the sun
A chameleon changing colors on demand

‘Cause this is life and it’s alright
Taking detours in your mind
You’ll be fine if you try
To keep your eyes on the consolation prize
When you lower your expectations
And you’ve run out of patience
It’s all a part of the plan when you’re lost in the world
And you’re going down hard for the girl

I’ve been running the lights in the city
Saying ‘who can I be running from?’
My demons told my skeletons ‘he won’t get very far’
And when I got to the dark side of the moon
All the trouble I thought I knew, it left me out in the cold
Spinning out of control on a broken carousel

Now tell me this is life and it’s alright
Chasing windmills in your mind
You’ll be fine if you try
To keep your eyes on the consolation prize
On the road to tomorrow
Gonna have to beg, steal, or borrow
It’s all a part of the plan when you’re dead to the world
And you’re going down hard for the girl

For the girl
For the girl
For the girl
For the girl
See you on the other side of love all alone
Sooner or later at the end of the world
See you on the other side of love all alone
Sooner or later at the end of the world

‘Cause this is life and it’s alright
Taking detours in your mind
You’ll be fine if you try
To keep your eyes on the consolation prize
On the road to Valhalla
Karma riding shotgun with drama
It’s all a part of the plan when you’re lost in the world
And you’re going down hard for the girl

Fix Me

Colors’ closing track reprises a theme established early in the album on “I’m So Free” and is one of six songs on the album to refer to the night. It world premiered on KCRW on Labor Day weekend.

You might fix me
You might crush me
Take a little piece of me

Start a new history
And trace it back to me
Someday you might see

That I want you
I want you
I want you
Oh I want you

I don’t mind if the sea washes over the city tonight
Tonight

The ground is hollow
The dark skies follow
And you don’t know where you’ve gone

Branches on the trees have arms
The moon is a false alarm
Nothing’s gonna do you harm
Except yourself

I want you
I want you
I want you
Yea I want you

I don’t mind if the sea washes over the city tonight
Tonight

I’m set free

Colors Tracklist
– CD and Digital Editions

Track Writer Producer Mix Length
1. “Colors” Beck -Beck
-Greg Kurstin
Serban Ghenea 4:21
2. “Seventh Heaven” Beck -Beck
-Greg Kurstin
Serban Ghenea 5:00
3. “I’m So Free” Beck -Beck
-Greg Kurstin
Serban Ghenea 4:07
4. “Dear Life”

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

Serban Ghenea 3:44
5. “No Distraction” Beck -Beck
-Greg Kurstin
Serban Ghenea 4:32
6. “Dreams”
(Colors mix)

-Beck
-Andrew Wyatt
-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin
4:56
7. “Wow”

-Beck
Cole M. Greif-Neill

-Beck
Cole M.G.N.

Serban Ghenea 3:40
8. “Up All Night”

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin
3:10
9. “Square One” Beck -Beck
-Greg Kurstin
Serban Ghenea 2:55
10. “Fix Me” Beck Beck Serban Ghenea 3:13
45:22
Deluxe Edition Bonus Track
Track Writer Producer Mix Length
11. “Dreams”

-Beck
-Andrew Wyatt

-Greg Kurstin

-Beck
-Greg Kurstin

Serban Ghenea 5:14

Colors Tracklist
– Single LP Vinyl And Cassette Editions

Side A
1. Colors
2. Seventh Heaven
3. I’m So Free
4. Dear Life
5. No Distraction

Side B
6. Dreams (Colors Mix)
7. Wow
8. Up All Night
9. Square One
10. Fix Me

Colors Tracklist
– Double LP Vinyl Editions

Side A
1. Colors
2. Seventh Heaven
3. I’m So Free

Side B
1. Dear Life
2. No Distraction

Side C
1. Dreams (Colors Mix)
2. Wow
3. Up All Night

Side D
1. Square One
2. Fix Me

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