"Cool Blue Reason" as written by and John Mccrea....
Cool blue reason empties on the page
Your colleagues are in prison and your enemies in reign
Cool blue reason comes into your world
There's two more dead in Texas and it's probably your girls
Cool blue reason wraps around your throat
The minutes change like seasons
Only eight more hours to go

Cool blue reason comes into your life
There's one more dead in Kansas and it's probably your wife
Cool blue reason I'm just talking to myself
Cool blue reason I'm just rearranging Hell
I'm just talking to myself
I'm just talking to myself

Cool blue reason wraps around your throat
The minutes change likes seasons
Only eight more hours to go
Only eight more hours to go
Only eight more hours left to go


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"Cool Blue Reason" as written by John M Mccrea

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    General CommentNaw, I disagree. It's cool blue reason - pure cold reason, blocking emotion just so you can keep going. Being alone to fight your enraged enemies, knowing that your wife and children are probably dead in another state far away from you but totally powerless to do anything, and time feels like it has slowed as you feel each visceral moment pass. What else can you do? The time to grieve and mourn is not now, you have to find a way to keep going.
    Also, if you listen to it, in the beginning they play with his voice and make it all mechanized and stuff...almost robotic, just logic, no emotion. That's what I think the song is about.
    And by the way, I thought the line was "I'm just rearranging health" not "hell"...
    lindyswingsteron October 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment8 hours could also relate to the average "healthy" regimen of sleep. (used to be 8-10, i think they're saying 7-9 now, whatever.) maybe it's just a song about the random crap that runs through your head while you're lying bed awake at night.
    kenteVon October 19, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationAbortion doctor.
    wellwhoopdedoooon September 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPerhaps it is the intrigue of shows like "Intervention", but I get a feeling it is about methamphetamine. Cool Blue can be perceived as ice, which is a common term for meth. Pour out the bag that empties on the page of a magazine for consumption. Collegues are common in prison with meth being a major focus of law inforcement. And you might have to steal from a friend, therby enraging a new enemy. And you can't count out a rural Kansas murder... The Cool Blue Reason wraps around your throat. Seems subtle but obvious. Ever read about people being paranoid, constantly looking out the curtains for cops or enemies, perhaps? I bet that feels like eternity. Or a minute lasting three months. And only 8 more hours to go. Given that a meth high lasts longer, this is probably at the peak level of this person's experience.

    Most stories don't have the individual seeking the drug. It just comes into their life. Then your wife is dead in Kansas. The paranoia is usually a self enveloping mind f#@k where they converse with themselves. Rearranging the hell they are living in to keep occupied. Talking to yourself because your mind is racing on a speedy high. With only eight more hours to go.

    I have never done meth, nor plan on it. From print reports, news media, and shows like "Intervention", I perceive Meth as this song so humbly sets it out. The Reason why this person is in this scenario is because of Cool Blue. Ice. Meth... And the tone of the song solidifies the emotion of despair. Especially at the end. Top 3 Cake songs in my book. Despite the heavy message I get from it.
    inquirewithinon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who just realized that everything that can go wrong has gone wrong and there's nothing he can do about it. Hence his "cool blue reason" is that he is now rationally thinking about and accepting how screwed he is. That's just what I think.
    gsg0002on March 18, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationReading the news in the morning and reading about deaths around the world and feeling nothing; the news is ‘blue’ but his mood is ‘cool’. With today’s tech he hears about murder in the news all the time, so “two more dead in Texas” and “one more dead in Kansas” is nothing out of the ordinary. Who knows? It could be his wife or his daughters, but it’s probably not. “The minutes change like seasons.” It seems emotion for how boring his job is more powerful than the tragedy he's reading about.
    p8blron January 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrandom thought, but it just might be about someone on death row
    su_sa_sasukeon September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsu_sa_sasuke, i agree. thats what it sounds like.
    Aerionon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think i might have something to do with a guy possibly connected with the Mob or something, who is going to be released from prison and is worried about what has happened to his wife and children, and about what will happen to him, as his "friends are all in prison", but, like lindyswingster said, he has to be sensible and keep going.
    Weebleon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I'm getting a real "Mob" feeling too. It's all the refrences to possable dead family members in different places, like they were in witness protection.
    Kid_Handsomeon March 09, 2003   Link

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