What does She's a Rainbow mean?

The Rolling Stones: She's a Rainbow Meaning

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Song Released: 1967

She's a Rainbow Lyrics

She comes in colors everywhere
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors

She comes in colors everywhere
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2023 !⃝

    I agree with most of what is written below, orgasm, beauty, passion, love, unhappiness.

    One thing that has been missed relates to another Jagger composition: She would Never Say Where She Came From. The lyrics of that song are drawn from Homer, Odysseus to Pallas Athene: Maiden, how shall I name thee? TS Elliott took up the theme:Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair. Jagger took it a bit further.

    The themes are impermanence; ephemeral, mercurial, transient, fleeting. Light and colour display all these features and reflect the unformed potentiality and nervous energy of the girl. She'd be hard to get and high maintenance!

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2022 !⃝

    ... she has long blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes, lovely red lips, soft lite-tan skin... and there's a pot of gold below her belly button.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2022 !⃝

    Why not a beautiful young woman about to marry? Seems like it could almost be a father/daughter dance song.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2021 !⃝

    I have sung and performed this songs many times. Afterwards we talked about what it meant so the audience didn’t get the wrong idea. Though at first glance it seems to be a song about a beautiful girl that everyone loves and is just a joy to be around, BUT really The Rolling Stones were saying that she acts differently around different people to combing her hair to look like she has no problems when really underneath she’s lonely, depressed, or angry. “She’s like a Rainbow” because she has different personalities around different people. That’s also why the strings play wrong notes showing how she really is inside.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 16th 2021 !⃝

    I dunno bout orgasms, or even drug related interpretations. But it seems to me that the song is invariably complex in nature as far as rock n roll songs go. And it rings through generationally from hippies to present day millennials. A true gem!!!

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2020 !⃝

    Experience sex with your girl when you are on acid and she is having an orgasm, having done so the song makes sense to me.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 20th 2020 !⃝

    Are you all kidding me?? This song is without doubt about their psychedelic experiences. No drug prophet here, but their song pretty much resumes it.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2020 !⃝

    Not sure where some of these interpretations come from.

    This to me clearly seems to be a man in love singing about a woman who has captured his heart. She seems to him to be radiant to the point it is like she's like a rainbow, emanating rays "She shoots colors all around,
    Like a sunset going down".

    She is "like a queen" to him, regal and awe-inspiring, with no "lady fairer".

    As for the orgasm on a period idea... The lyrics don't support that. He chooses to describe her in two colours, blue and gold. He would choose red and gold surely if this theory was correct.

    This seems a love song, maybe drug enhanced (who knows) but a love song.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2019 !⃝

    Fucking millennials haven't had the opportunity to have a sexyfest while they're peaking.. or acid isn't what it used to be.

    If you've tuned in, the lyrics need no explanation.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2019 !⃝

    Could Mike give a woman an orgasm?

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2019 !⃝

    I would say to everyone stop over analyzing the song and just sit back and enjoy it.

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2019 !⃝

    Ok, "She's A Rainbow" is about Mick and Mia Farrow having oral sex together. Mick is at his metaphorical best here and as a poet and piano player, I really dig this song!

    Mick sings the line "have you seen a lady fairer", but then later his words seem slightly slurred because he instead sings, "have you seen the Lady Farrow"?

    In the stanza
    "Have you seen her dressed in blue?
    See the sky in front of you
    And her face is like a sail
    Speck of white so fair and pale
    Have you seen a lady fairer?"

    She has blue eyes and fair white skin with a speck of white on it.
    He sees the sky in front of him because it's her blue eyes and there can only be one reason for the spec of white on her face. Get it? Mick did...

    She comes in colors because she is having a squirting orgasm and giving him a golden shower, or perhaps Mick is giving her one, or maybe he both are engaged in dueling rainbows, lol. Try to remember who wrote his song folks. Freeking Mick Jagger! What do you think he was doing? Dreaming about ancient Egyptian pharaohs or having sex with a real Farrow? The song is a work of genius! I love it!!! JJ Poetryman

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2019 !⃝

    This song is about Hatshepsut. Have you seen her all in gold. Get it?

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2019 !⃝

    Sex, drugs and rock n roll....duh..did everyone forget?

  15. Ds
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    Nov 25th 2018 !⃝

    Oh dear. So many chaps fixated on orgasms and periods. 'comes' ' colours', well of course that's it. Nah, mick/ someone has seen a lady he adores, he watches her every day dressed differently. One day blue one day gold..yes she's narcissistic, showing off combing her hair....which he notices but he's smitten. I could be wrong...'pale as a sail' is not a nicely poetic image...lol.yet he describes her a lady fair. Hes smitten. She colours his world.perfect wedding song for a groom smitten by his bride.

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