Original Song – “Love’s Like A Rainbow”

Love’s Like A Rainbow is a heartfelt love song that begins with a familiar marching cadence, “I don’t know, but I’ve been told, Love’s like a rainbow, made of gold, I don’t know, I don’t know…”  Most of the song follows the singer’s lament of being told what love is all about, without having experienced love itself.  At the end of verse three the singer finally falls in love for the first time and expresses a joyful heart,  “I woke up this mornin’ to somethin’ new, And felt the love that I’m feelin’ for you, For you, for you…”

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I recorded my original song “Love’s Like A Rainbow” in three takes on Set 5 in 1996, and I’ll share all three versions with you ~ as they all reflect a moment in this songwriting journey of mine, “I don’t know but I’ve been told, Love’s like a rainbow made of gold, I don’t know, I don’t know…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: As with all of my early songs during which I worked with my friend Gordon Olvera, I’ve shared the copyright with him for trying to give voice to my songs.  Also, emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide.)

"Love's Like A Rainbow" - "Early Works - The Start of a Dream", Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Love’s Like A Rainbow

“Early Works – The Start of a Dream”, Collected Works Volume XI, Copyright 1990, Mark D. Jones/Gordon A. Olvera, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

C

I don’t know, but I’ve been told

C

Love’s like a rainbow, made of gold

          B♭                F

I don’t know, I don’t know

C

Love is gentle, love is kind

C

But for me love’s so, hard to find

          B♭                F

I don’t know, I don’t know

Chorus:

F               C

But (and) I know, that my love is true

         F

And I know, that I’ll always love you

C

Will, you love me too

B♭              F

Will, you be mine

                   C

(Will, you be mine)     (Ending)

Verse Two:

C

Love’s like a shining, star at night

C

Love’s what makes you, feel alright

                        B♭                            F

That’s what they say, that’s what they say

C

Love can come like a thief in the night

      C

And steal your heart even though you might

             B♭               F

Not let it go, not let it go

Verse Three:

C

Try what you may love’s, here to stay

C

It’ll steal your heart and, take it away

                        B♭                            F

That’s what they say, that’s what they say

C

I woke up this mornin’ to, somethin’ new

      C

And felt the love that I’m feelin’ for you

      B♭        F

For you, for you

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