Confronting the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued Allison since pre-pubescence, "color theory" explores three central themes: blue, representing sadness and depression; yellow, symbolizing physical and emotional illness; and, finally, gray, representing darkness, emptiness and loss.
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Like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and Greg Laswell, this song by Merle Haggard was written to wait almost 50 years for Bridgers to tell us what it really means. Hell of a perfect, tragic arrangement. jammingdevice