"Little Blue" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
You can't write a novel from a briefcase
You can write a poem from a trench
You can dream a dream from A to be
But you can't catch a bus from a bench

You don't back a horse called Striding Snail
You don't name your boat Titanic II
So why when I see your happy smiling face
Do I always end up singing Little Blue

Little Blue, how do you do
Your smile looks like heaven
But your eyes hold a storm about to brew
Little Blue
How can a flower so pretty
Be so laden down with dew
Little Blue

How can a flower so pretty
Be so laden down with dew
Little Blue

You can't build a brewery on a cemetery
You can build a pub on a church
And people fall quicker than buildings do
You have to decide what comes first

You don't call a plane the Flying Roman
'Cause the Romans always walked and never flew
So why when I see your happy smiling face
Do I always end up singing Little Blue

Little Blue, how do you do
Your smile looks like heaven
But your eyes hold a storm about to brew
Little Blue
How can a flower so pretty
Be so laden down with dew
Little Blue

Well Bukowski wrote a story from a barstool
And Keats from the top of a hill
So I'm going to save my special song for you
From a grave where it's quiet and it's chill

'Cause there's a queue of clouds assembled
On the horizon of your smile
When most think that you're holding back
I know you're holding bile

Little Blue, how do you do
Your smile looks like heaven
But your eyes hold a storm about to brew
Little Blue
How can a flower so pretty
Be so laden down with dew
Little Blue

How can a flower so pretty
Be so laden down with dew
Little Blue


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"Little Blue" as written by Paul Heaton Dave Rotheray

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    General Commentlittle blue, how do you do
    your smile looks like heaven
    but your eyes hold a storm about to brew
    (these lines are so good!)
    ooshon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a girl (or a guy for that matter).. who puts on a happy face but is obviously not happy inside. And the song is about someone who can see this and is explaining the irony of how she's smiling but her eyes show that she's unhappy. And all the examples he uses are examples of logic and reason.. as opposed to Little Blue whose expression is not logical. Hope that made sense :/
    1234Kiwion January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and understand what he's getting at but...I mean come on, I would totally call a plane 'The Flying Roman' for exactly that reason.
    ClanSoulon August 31, 2009   Link

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