The gray light of the morning, the blue-green of the sea A leaf splashed with color, falling from a tree The sparkle in a diamond, the fire of the sun They all seemed much brighter, am I the only one To see them slowly slip away? Something changes a little day by day
[Chorus:] Gazing at a rainbow, a brilliant vast array Staggered by it's beauty, saddened by it's modest stay Taken all for granted, or innocence betrayed A lesson in mortality: eventually every color fades
The blush of a woman, the warmth of a touch The novelty of love, feelings within my clutch I try to savor but it doesn't taste the same Senses numbed and jaded a little day by day
...Away slowly, but surely as if it were the setting sun A child comes of age, gains life experience Time gathers innocence and trades it in for wisdom
Like walking through the snow, it's purity is stained Like a shooting star across the sky never meant to remain...