Colors Don't Run

These colors don’t run               

These colors don’t hide    

As sure as this gun              

Is here by my side          

These colors don’t run    

These colors don’t run        

                                                                                

After going over to the enemy           

And sleepin’ in their camp          

Downin’ their K-K-K-rations

In the c-c-cold and the damp             

I can’t say I see it their way                  

And I’ve not forgotten my own                   

But as I wandered down the fairway                

All alone                                                    

                                                                    

I saw them making changes            

Plottin’ our defeat                                      

Readying their weapons

And makin’ their plans complete                   

Singin’ all their anthems       

Memorizing every line           

Practicing their battle-cries          

And cursin’ mine                     

                                                                                

I saw their colors don’t run        

Their colors don’t hide           

As sure as this gun

Is now by my side                    

Their colors don’t run            

Their colors don’t run         

                                                                            

After livin’ there alone a while                   

And marryin’ their girls                    

Swayin’ on the porch swing

With my hands behind their curls                 

I can safely say it’s easy         

In a complicated way           

And at the end of the day           

                                                                                

Your colors don’t run           

Your colors won’t hide                        

                                                                    

(Chorus)

 

Your colors don’t run                                                 

Your colors won’t fade              

You’ll learn to shoot a gun     

You’ll march in a parade         

Your colors won’t run                    

They won’t bleed away           

You’ll become a native son

At the end of the day

 

You’ll be called a hero

Be remembered until

The next war comes and

Someone else’s blood will spill

And they’ll wrap you in your flag

And they’ll bury you on the hill

The grass above you may fade away

but your colors never will

 

(Chorus)

 

Your colors won’t run            

Your colors won’t fade                        

You’ll learn to shoot a gun           

You’ll dance in a parade

 

Hey, hey

You’ll run

                                                    

 

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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