Jamey Johnson – In Color (Official Video)


♪ I SAID GRANDPA
WHAT’S THIS PICTURE HERE ♪ ♪ IT’S ALL BLACK N’ WHITE
AND IT AIN’T REAL CLEAR ♪ ♪ IS THAT YOU THERE,
HE SAID, YEA, I WAS ELEVEN ♪ ♪ TIMES WERE TOUGH BACK IN ’35 ♪ ♪ THAT’S ME AND
UNCLE JOE JUST TRYIN’ TO
SURVIVE A COTTON FARM ♪ ♪ AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION ♪ ♪ AND IF IT LOOKS LIKE
WE WERE SCARED TO DEATH ♪ ♪ LIKE A COUPLE OF KIDS
JUST TRYIN’ TO SAVE EACH OTHER ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULD’VE
SEEN IT IN COLOR ♪ ♪ AND THIS ONE HERE’S
TAKIN’ OVER SEAS ♪ ♪ IN THE MIDDLE OF HELL
IN 1943 IN THE WINTER TIME ♪ ♪ YOU CAN ALMOST SEE MY BREATH ♪ ♪ THAT WAS MY TAIL
GUNNER OLE JOHNNY MCGEE ♪ ♪ HE WAS A HIGH SCHOOL
TEACHER FROM NEW ORLEANS ♪ ♪ AND HE HAD MY BACK RIGHT
THROUGH THE DAY WE LEFT ♪ ♪ IF IT LOOKS LIKE
WE WERE SCARED TO DEATH ♪ ♪ LIKE A COUPLE OF KIDS
JUST TRYIN’ TO SAVE EACH OTHER ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULD’VE
SEEN IT IN COLOR ♪ ♪ A PICTURE’S WORTH
A THOUSAND WORDS ♪ ♪ BUT YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT THOSE
SHADES OF GREY KEEP COVERED ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULD’VE
SEEN IT IN COLOR ♪ ♪ THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE ONE ♪ ♪ THIS ME AND GRANDMA
IN THE SUMMER SUN ♪ ♪ ALL DRESSED UP THE
DAY WE SAID OUR VOWS ♪ ♪ YOU CAN’T TELL IT HERE
BUT IT WAS HOT THAT JUNE ♪ ♪ THAT ROSE WAS RED
AND HER EYES WERE BLUE ♪ ♪ JUST LOOK AT THAT
SMILE, I WAS SO PROUD ♪ ♪ THAT’S THE STORY OF MY LIFE ♪ ♪ RIGHT THERE
IN BLACK N’ WHITE ♪ ♪ IT IT LOOKS LIKE
WE WERE SCARED TO DEATH ♪ ♪ LIKE A COUPLE OF KIDS
JUST TRYIN’ TO SAVE EACH OTHER ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULD’VE
SEEN IT IN COLOR ♪ ♪ A PICTURE’S WORTH
A THOUSAND WORDS ♪ ♪ BUT YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT THOSE
SHADES OF GREY KEEP COVERED ♪ ♪ YOU SHOULD’VE SEEN IT COLOR ♪ ♪ SHOULD’VE SEEN IT IN COLOR ♪

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  1. I wish we could post pictures! My grandfather served WWII Korea and Vietnam army air corps and usaf. He gave this country 41 years! I have all of his albums. He retired as a msgt . All that he has to speak of is anything that I tell you! That kinda sucks but the Rolls Merlin engine was the best!

  2. My great grandfather and my aunt were both in the military, grandpa was a marine and my aunt was an Air Force officer, and my distant uncle (I think) was in the navy serving on one of the carriers. Thank you all for giving your life to this country, to keep us safe. God bless the U.S.A. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  3. My grandfather served his country rebuilding the Pacific Fleet in the shipyards of California. His brother, my great-uncle Joe, lost his mind on the beaches of Normandy, France 6 June 1944.

  4. I love this song. I think it could fit in any generation. In color, means you had to be there to understand and get the full picture, to me it means that.

  5. I first heard this song at karaoke and I have never heard anyone sing it who did not bring tears to my eyes and heart. A universal witness to a the goodness of everyday people just trying to make it threw life.

  6. I turn 14 this year and remember putting on my socks in my moms room on my 4th birthday and that was 10 years ago and fills like yesterday time goes by to fast and donโ€™t want no one to die I sometimes think about being old and my parents arenโ€™t here no more and that just wonโ€™t sink in even with my 71 year old papaw life just moves on to fast and needs to slow down

  7. If you ever served you can close your eyes and see it again and be grateful to the good Lord we came home but some of my brothers didn't oooorahhh my brothers inspite of being scared you gave all for us

  8. My dad always played this song and Cinderella for me and while this song might not be the slowest I want to have it as one of my daddy daughter dance songs

  9. Just lost my Grandfather last November. Born in Durant Ok in 1925 in the middle of the dust bowl and the great depression. Served as a Corpsman in Pearl Harbor. A pilot a deputy sheriff a mechanic and father and a bad ass . Miss You Papaw

  10. God bless this song and this man! When the Great Recession hit my husband and I where so scared we were going to lose everything. It was not until this song came out that my husband and could hold each other and dance to this in our living room and smile a little. We are making it, now because we have hope again. Thank you so much for writing this song!

  11. Best ever…my last letter to my dad had to do with this song…..I can never forget that ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  12. I met a ball turret gunner at the chino air museum in cal. He told me that the hydraulics went down in the ball on takeoff and he was stuck at 15 degrees down. He didnt tell the pilot, cuz he didnt want to scrub the mission. He said, i spent 8 hours in that thing just firing at anything that flew across. Came home with 1 round in the gun belt. Best generation ever, and a damn good song. Love Jamey Johnson…this song reminds me of that gentleman.

  13. Our grandfathers and great grandfathers endured two World Wars, a Great Depression, and so much more. While the pictures they held for thier families to see were usually black and white, the hell they lived through was very much in color.

    Released in 2008, this powerful song of faith, love, loyalty, and sacrifice went on to win the Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.

    My grandpa Roy was a World War II Navy veteran, and was married to my grandmother for 66 years before he passed in 2014 at the age of 94. I miss my grandpa. ๐Ÿ™

  14. I love America, and was proud to enlist in 1967, and would do so now if I could. My father was very proud to serve, and I feel the same way to this day.

  15. It doesnt get much more "perfect" when it comes to songwriting. This is right there with Jolene by Dolly and Simple Man by Skynyrd. Absolute mastery of words.

  16. Where have i been all my life before i found this beautiful gem, well…to be late is better than never.

  17. I listened to this song for the first time when i was 13 years old, my uncle shared this song to me and the beautiful story about it. i just really want to appreciate him for serving his country for how many years. Im proud that i have my uncle-dad like him! I love youuu tito Mark

  18. I have a dog named Mollie who is 3 years old. She has been singing this song since she was 4 months old. Only song she loves!

  19. Song reminds me of all the stories my Grandpa Ross Balance told me. Stories of Farming life, his service in the Korean War, and so many other stories Iโ€™ll never forget.

    RIP Ross Balance-January 1, 1930-March 13, 2019. My grandpa, my best friend.

  20. When this song came out I knew it was going to be a classic right away. Sometimes you just know right when you hear a song.

  21. My grandpa and grandma passed away and im not very old and was told my cancer is gonna take me very soon i was told yesterday that my chemo isnt working and its only giving me a few more months to live, of course i balled like a baby but got up held my head high and made my usual 2 hour drive home and so many things went through my mind do i drive off bridge or take it like a man then this song came on the radio so i had to pull over cause I was crying so hard well i already lost my right arm and leg and now it wants to take my life wow what do i do now. I used to b a drummer and i taught myself to play drums again with Prosthetics and i got very good no gimmicks a regular set of pearls 5 peice and i went on to audition for Americas got talent and judges said I was amazing and got standing ovation not a dry eye in the place but when it was time to go on i became very ill again almost lost my left arm its horrifically scared but they saved it . Im thinking how much more can i endure it really is taking its toll on me cause theres so much more i wanna do in my life like make my mark in this world show people im normal dont treat me like a peice of dirt but you know people are very mean in our world its all about themselves and it hurts so bad. Im a pretty good looking man my girlfriend left me one day when i was at chemo i came home to a note wow go figure said she couldn't handle what im going through so now im going this journey in whats left of my life completely alone and very scared for nobody wants to die alone anyways im sorry i rambled on or vented but b nice to all human beings for someday it may b u in that position. I live in Burlington Iowa small town but beautiful scenery by the Mississippi anyhow thanks for reading and hope to read any inspirational comments for this is all i got god bless yours denny lee

  22. Love this song! My dad served in Vietnam War (Army) Thank you to all the men & women that has/still is serving our country!

  23. I donโ€™t like how heโ€™s stepping on the pictures. I know itโ€™s just props but it feels disrespectful. Like stepping on a family flag if there is such a thing.

  24. This reminds me of my moma, her brother name was joe. My uncle Joe Farrer aka " Bigfoot". Looking at old photos with her. I miss you mom. Rip. 4/24/45 – 1/22/2018 I love you so much

  25. The people and person he is singing about is the reason you are FREE only comments should.be. ' Thank God for those who served'

  26. God bless ALL the Servicemen and the USA !! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โค What a wonderful song Jamie Johnson !!

  27. Heard this song on the radio the other morning going to work and I thought about turning it off because I knew I would get emotional. Instead I listened all the way through and just took a few minutes to compose myself in the parking lot. I grew up as a child of people who went through the Great Depression and survived WWII. Parents, grandparents and extended family. The experiences molded their lives and characters to produce a type of personality that we don't see anymore. The Greatest Generation truly is an accurate name for them. I miss all of mine….

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