You'll find it hiding in shadows
You'll find it hiding in cupboards
It will walk you home safe every night
It will help you remember

If that's the way it is
Then that's the way it is

I still feel you and the taste of cigarettes
What could I ever run to
Just tell me it's tearing you apart
Just tell me you cannot sleep

And you didn't even notice
When the sky turned blue
And you couldn't tell the difference
Between me and you
And I nearly didn't notice
The gentlest feeling

You are the bluest light



Lyrics submitted by dricambo

"Blue Light" as written by Kele/lissack Okereke

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:so, this song means alot to me.
    In my eyes, I see this song as a break up, a break up in whitch you can't stop thinking about your loved one. The lonlieness and the remembrance you feel is always with you "You'll find it hiding in shadows
    You'll find it hiding in cupboards
    It will walk you home safe every night
    It will help you remember" memories of that person are always with you.
    "that's the way it is" is saying, well we broke up, there's nothing I can do about it now.
    They miss a person so much, that all they can think about is them. The bluest light to me, is just everything that reminds the person of their lost love.
    Everything consists of the blue light, from the way they felt, the way they made you feel, the way they kissed you, to their faovrite color. The bluest light is is the light that follows you everywhere, the light that is everything you have always wanted. The light that helps you remember them, it's a mixture of emotions. fucking gorgeous songgg. alright? PAYCE.
    SAMANTHAisawesomeon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i think thres 2 main meaning options, and were mentioned before. one is the "drugs". the second is the wavelenght. well . .. both options were great.. i dont know whats the certain one . .. but im close from the second theory . . wavelenght . . after study this physics therms i think that meaning its amazing . .. to me this is the smartest way to describe a fall in love... my opinion is:

    "You'll find it hiding in shadows
    You'll find it hiding in cupboards
    It will walk you home safe every night
    It will help you remember"

    i think thats one sensation and its relationed with a recent sepparate lovers. the sensation which make u feel that even they´re sepparate, they´re together. the sensation thats hiding in every shadow. the sensation which will walk u home safe. the sensation that will help u remember.

    "If that's way it is
    Then that's the way it is"

    what can i say about this? . . everybody knows whats the meaning . . if thats the way it is then thats the way it is. i mean: an unbreakable love is not an unbreakable relationship.

    "I still feel you and the taste of cigarettes
    What could I ever run to
    Just tell me it's tearing you apart
    Just tell me you cannot sleep"

    this is just the "guy" feelings about her... its impossible for him to forget her . .. maybe the cigarette refers the moment after sex . .. or meybe its just one habit of his lover .. even if he dont smoke.. he remember the taste . .. and the last two lines are the guy wishes . .. he wish that the girl its thinking the same... thats the hope of a man who loves in vane.

    the rest of the song i think its just the metaphorical things which separated them.

    and the bluest light . .. i think the translation is: "You are the closest thing" ... this is what it mekes me feel.... i felt in love 8 years ago . .. i dont see her about 3 years... but shes still being the bluest light in my life . .. its around me.. its with me... its just me

    sorry about my english... im from spain.. peace!
    mynameisdonniedarkoon July 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about being reluctant to fall in love, but finding happiness when you do.
    lookon April 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about being reluctant to fall in love, but finding happiness when you do.
    lookon April 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I could well be totally wrong here, but I think it's a referance to blueshift, as Bloc Party are a pretty intelligent band. Blue has the longest (it could also be shortest though) wavelength in a beam of light, and when galaxies are moving away from us they seem red because of how fast they're moving. However, when they're coming towards us they look blue, because the light refacts that way (I can't remember why, and GCSE physics was only last year...). So it could be saying that this person's coming back to them.

    While I'm at it - you and the taste of cigerettes, miss either really badly when they're gone.
    Whillon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song is ambiguous ( that spellt right?!?) bcoz i think you can look at it in a positive way, and you're happy about the way somebody is you're bluest light, or a sad way, because if you love somebody and you'll never be with them, they're your bluest light, but they'll never feel the same.
    blocpartyboyon September 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Does anybody else feel slightly like they're in a physics lesson? :S
    Great sooong, best on the album, but oui the Anti Gravity Mix is better. I cried when it was on the OC :) Woo sad. ...Just tell me it's tearing you apart... lurvely.
    *lifesnostorybook*on January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I was discussing this song with my friend and his response absolutely blew me away. He said it was about being addicted to drugs but then he fell in love and she keeps him from going back to drug use. Prepare to be amazed:

    Blue light is installed in public toilets in seedy areas so that drug addicts can't see their veins (ref: archive.theargus.co.uk/1999/2/18/…). Verse one relates to addiction, and the "shadows" and "cupboards" being the dark places in the mind where the addiction grows and is found. "It will...every night" relates to the feeling of invincibility that some drugs can give you; ditto for "It will...remember" and the feeling of clarity.

    Verse two is about a lover no longer at hand; "What could I ever run to?" is the narrator's pathetic plea that drugs were the only possible substitute for the love he has lost. Lines three and four are ambiguous; either, as conventionally assumed, they are about the lovers having been parted and as such being torn apart and unable to sleep; or the lover is also addicted and the drugs are wrenching her body apart and stopping her from sleeping.

    "And you didn't even notice..." is about beautiful moments of love that were numbed by drug use. The "And you couldn't tell..." line is often misinterpreted; rather than saying that the lover couldn't tell the difference between them, the narrator in fact refers to an event (that she "didn't even notice") of the-sky-turning-blue-and-one-not-being-able-to-tell-the-difference-between-them (I hope this is clear).

    The final repeated line ("You are the bluest light") is a sober realisation that her love is the only thing that will stop his addiction. She acts as the blue light hiding his veins from view; the light that prevents him from reentering the dark "shadows" and "cupboards" of his mind.
    huddyon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:There is a YouTube video of the band performing this at Bristol Academy and in the description of the video, the user goes to talk about how he and his friend think the song is about drug addiction.
    I'll just copy and paste what he said...

    Just thought I'd throw this in:

    I was discussing this song with my friend and his response absolutely blew me away. He said it was about being addicted to drugs but then he fell in love and she keeps him from going back to drug use. Prepare to be amazed:

    Blue light is installed in public toilets in seedy areas so that drug addicts can't see their veins.
    Verse one relates to addiction, and the "shadows" and "cupboards" being the dark places in the mind where the addiction grows and is found. "It will...every night" relates to the feeling of invincibility that some drugs can give you; ditto for "It will...remember" and the feeling of clarity.

    Verse two is about a lover no longer at hand; "What could I ever run to?" is the narrator's pathetic plea that drugs were the only possible substitute for the love he has lost. Lines three and four are ambiguous; either, as conventionally assumed, they are about the lovers having been parted and as such being torn apart and unable to sleep; or the lover is also addicted and the drugs are wrenching her body apart and stopping her from sleeping.

    "And you didn't even notice..." is about beautiful moments of love that were numbed by drug use. The "And you couldn't tell..." line is often misinterpreted; rather than saying that the lover couldn't tell the difference between them, the narrator in fact refers to an event (that she "didn't even notice") of the-sky-turning-blue-and-one-not-being-a ble-to-tell-the-difference-between-them (I hope this is clear).

    The final repeated line ("You are the bluest light") is a sober realisation that her love is the only thing that will stop his addiction. She acts as the blue light hiding his veins from view; the light that prevents him from reentering the dark "shadows" and "cupboards" of his mind.
    Josabeechon December 01, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:brilliant song (first comment yay!)
    zedzedBadnustyon February 25, 2005   Link

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