Song Lyric Sunday: Colours – ‘Mellow Yellow’

‘Colours’ (sorry, but I just can’t bring myself to spell that word without the ‘u’ that belongs there) is the theme for this week. There are certainly plenty to choose from, even if you take out all the blacks, whites and greys.

I have options from all of what you could call my usual suspects (‘Green Is The Colour’; ‘Tangled Up In Blue; ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’; ‘Purple Haze’: the Jerry Garcia Band’s ‘Rhapsody In Red’). However, here’s Donovan, an artiste I haven’t featured here before, who was one of my mid-teens favourites. The lyrics mean either nothing or…whatever you choose.

I’m just mad about Saffron
Saffron’s mad about me
I’m just mad about Saffron
She’s just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

I’m just mad about Fourteen
Fourteen’s mad about me
I’m just mad about Fourteen
She’s just mad about me

Born high forever to fly
Wind velocity nil
Wanna high forever to fly
If you want your cup our fill

(So mellow, he’s so yellow)

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase

Saffron, yeah
I’m just mad about her
I’m just mad about Saffron
She’s just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow
(Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

(Oh so yellow, oh so mellow)

Writer/s: DONOVAN LEITCH
Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

 

More responses to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge here.

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