John Conlee performs “Rose Colored Glasses” Live On Grand Ole Opry 1995.

The song it reached # 5 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, the song remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached # 6. The song was included in John Conlee's debut album, Rose Colored Glasses (ABC 1978)

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Rose Colored Glasses

Rose Colored Glasses, a song written by John Conlee & George Baber, was recorded by John Conlee for the ABC label, was recorded in October 1976, in Nashville, TN, with the production of Bud Logan, the single was released on April 25 From 1978, on August 26, 1978, it reached # 5 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, the song remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, it reached # 6.
The song was the most commercially successful single for the ABC Records label in 1978.

Lp cover John Conlee ( ABC 1978 )
Lp cover John Conlee ( ABC 1978 )

The song was included in John Conlee’s debut album, Rose Colored Glasses (ABC 1978), the album was released on October 11, 1978, it was his only record for the label; He would move to MCA Records next year. On June 9, 1979, he reached # 11 on the charts of the US Top Country Albums, and remained on the charts for a total of 54 weeks.

In 1998, the song was recorded live on Billy Bob’s, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX, and was included on the album, Live At Billy Bob’s (Smith Music Group 1999).




Album cover John Conlee ( SMG 1999 )
Album cover John Conlee ( SMG 1999 )

 

Versions:

J.D. Crowe & The New South 1979 (Trio Records) Live
Whiskey Jack 1980 (Uptown Records)
The Meat Purveyors 2006 (Bloodshot Records)
LeAnn Rimes 2011 (Curb Records)

 





John Conlee – Rose Colored Glasses Lyrics

I don’t know why I keep on believing you need me
When you’ve proved so many times that it ain’t true
And I can’t find one good reason for staying
Maybe by leaving would be the best for you

But these rose colored glasses
That I’m looking through
Show only the beauty
‘Cause they hide all the truth

And they let me hold on to the good times, good lines
The ones I used to hear when I held you
And they keep me from feeling so cheated, defeated
When reflections in your eyes show me a fool

These rose colored glasses
That I’m looking through
Show only the beauty
‘Cause they hide all the truth

So I just keep on hopin’, believin’
That maybe by counting the many times that I’ve tried
You’ll believe me when I say, “I love you”
And I’ll lay these rose colored glasses aside

These rose colored glasses
That I’m looking through
Show only the beauty
‘Cause they hide all the truth

Single John Conlee ( ABC 1978 )
Single John Conlee ( ABC 1978 )

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