December 31, 2010

Yellow



(Chris Martin of Cold Play wrote this song for American actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Martin met Paltrow in 2002 backstage at a Coldplay gig after the death of the actress's father, Bruce Paltrow. The couple married a year later on 5 December 2003)

Yellow Lyrics

Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And everything you do,
Yeah they were all yellow,

I came along
I wrote a song for you
And all the things you do
And it was called yellow

So then I took my turn
Oh all the things I've done
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know you know I love you so
You know I love you so

I swam across
I jumped across for you
Oh all the things you do
Cause you were all yellow

I drew a line
I drew a line for you
Oh what a thing to do
And it was all yellow

Your skin
Oh yeah your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
D'you know for you i bleed myself dry
For you i bleed myself dry

Its true look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine for you
look how they shine
look at the stars look how they shine for you

Most little girls I know are into color pink. My daughter Julia, when she was 2 years old had an affinity to color pink. From head to foot, she'll wear all things pink. Most of Julia's Godparents, Aunts and Uncles gave her gifts that have color pink in it.


When I was young, I'm not into girly stuff, meaning, I don't like pink. I was into color yellow. I used to draw stuff and color them all yellow. A friend of mine has a closet with clothes that comes in different shades of yellow. When Julia reached the age of five, she spoke to me and said, "Mom, I don't like pink na, I changed my favorite color to yellow". Even my sister-in-law, Gaye, is so much into color yellow.


Getting older have changed my color preference. Nowadays, I'm more into black (to hide the flabs here and there), white (makes me feel really fresh and clean) and red (for that intense and dramatic moments when I like to be).



I dedicate this post for fellows who like the color yellow...





COLORFUL FACTS ABOUT COLOR YELLOW:


History and Lore: To the ancient Greeks, yellow denoted air. Leonardo da Vinci wrote that yellow represented earth. To the Navaho, the western mountains are yellow and bring the twilight. To the Hopi, yellow is north. In India it is the symbol of the merchant and farmer, although at one time it was considered the dress of the ascetic. In some countries Jews were ordered by law to wear yellow clothing because of their alleged betrayal of Jesus. Judas was often depicted wearing a yellow robe signifying inconstancy, jealousy, and deceit. In 10th-century France, the doors of felons, traitors, and criminals were painted yellow.

Daily Uses: Because yellow has good visibility qualities, it is commonly used to denote caution; for example, in the yellow light before the red light signal and in traffic-lane dividers. It is also used to emphasize areas where hazards are apparent and as the symbol for quarantine. Yellow is an appropriate color for a room used for studying because it has a stimulating effect on the mind. Its intensity is also good for stairs and corridors that don't receive natural light.
Yellow is found in such foods as banana squashes, corn, yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, bananas, lemons, grapefruit, and pineapples.
Colorful Phrases: Yellow fever, yellow journalism, yellow streak down your back, yellow (cowardly) (Source: Trivia-Library.com)

(Here's more trivia about color yellow from Qouteland.com)

The world yellow has been a part of the English language since about 900 A.D., coming from closely related words in Latin and various Germanic languages. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon geolw- and the German gelb meaning yellow and "geld" or "gold". Yellow was also the color of the medieval fool. For Shakespeare, yellow was the color of love. The Greek chloros idea of yellow indicated lust and medieval German streetwalkers even wore yellow. Geolw- slowly developed into the Old English geolu and Middle English yelwa. The Indo-European root ghel stood for “to shine”, especially in reference to bright materials such as yellow metals. The old Norse term gulr gave us ”gull” which survives in Middle Dutch as gulden (golden) and in the monetary unit, the Guilder. Yellow is the hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between orange and green. It is one of the month’s colors in February (along with light blue), April (along with red), May (along with red), and October (along with white). Over time, yellow has meant many things to various cultures, mourning in Egypt, courage in Japan, hazard and warning in many countries, friendship (as in giving yellow roses), and peace, hope, remembrance, and support (as in hanging yellow ribbons).

4 comments:

  1. it's my fave color! anything that has yellow on it.. from green to orange to brown :)

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  2. I love yellow too!

    You know Chris Martin of Coldplay wrote "Yellow" for Gwyneth Paltrow. Now they're married :)

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    1. It's nice to know you like yeĺlow, too. Thanks visiting this site...

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  3. Pehpot: nice to know you like yellow too!

    Anonymous: Yeah, while I was doing this post I read about Chris' Yellow for Gwyneth. Great that from a song their love blossomed and reached a happy ending. How I wish the same for everyone, and that their songs bring them a happy ending...

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Thank you for the joyful comments!