"Fuzzy Blue Lights" as written by and Adam R. Young....
If I could look across the country
From California to New Jersey
Then I would count the parks and lake resorts
And number all the jets and airports
All those rather dreary rain clouds still bother me
'cause I look through the camera eyepiece and cannot see

If I could open up my window
And see from Tampa Bay to Juneau
Then I would survey all those open miles
And line them up in single file
Everywhere I look I see green scenic sublime
And all those oceanic vistas are so divine

If I was standing on the balcony
And you were walking down below
I'd feel rather depressed and out of place
And lonely just to watch you go
If you were swinging from the highway overpass
Within the western hemisphere
I'd feel rather afraid and insincere
If you began to disappear

If I was walking through a sad art gallery
And you were driving through the night
I'd feel rather alone and ill at ease
Beneath the brilliant showroom light
If I was flying on a plane above your town
And you were gazing at the sky
Somehow I'd feel intact and reassured
If you began to wave goodbye



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"Fuzzy Blue Lights" as written by Adam R. Young

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  • +3
    General CommentHe's confused. If you've ever felt torn between your emotions for a person, you know how frustrating it can be, and how sad it can make you. He wants his feelings to be easy to interpret, and he wants everything organized, like in "single file." He wants to be at peace instead of the battling in his heart. He loves her, and he doesn't want to see her go. Yet, at the same time he knows that he is going to move on for himself. He doesn't want to get hurt anymore, and he's coming to the realization that he sometimes has to make a hard decision to make himself happy, even though it may seem like the wrong choice at first.
    Brighterrron February 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf I were anyone else ,
    I would agree with Brighterrr .
    but over six months ago , I fell in love with a boy ,
    who used to live close by .
    but before I knew it , he had moved thousands of miles away .
    I missed my chance .
    he came to visit only a couple of weeks ago , and the week I spent with him , was honestly the best time of my life .
    when he left my house for the last time ,
    it felt as if my heart was being ripped out .
    I kissed him and waved goodbye , as he got in the car and drove away .
    This song reminds me of when we said goodbye .
    For me , the keyword of the first half of the song is "if" .
    "If" I could , I would go to see the boy I love , thousands of miles away . but I can't .
    I cried the first time I heard this song , because of how the second half of the song describes how I felt when the boy I love , left for the last time .
    He was leaving , and there was nothing I could do . I felt completely helpless .
    "If I was standing on the balcony
    And you were walking down below
    I'd feel rather depressed and out of place
    And lonely just to watch you go"
    This describes how I felt . because , he was so close in distance , however I had no choice but to let him go .
    millarz . xxon August 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentan essay i did for a class. i love this song but kind of lost the passion for writing the essay so it's not the best of my writing. apologies. but take what you will from it. in general i feel that a significant other was preventing him from truly being happy, and while he did not want to say goodbye, it was something that he felt that he had to do.

    Order has become a prominent part in many people’s lives. In the song Fuzzy Blue Lights originally performed by Owl City in 2007, a theme of re-establishing order and happiness is presented to call the listener to action. In the song, a man of order realizes that there is disorder in his life and wants to re-establish his order and happiness.
    In this song, a man of order and his story is followed. He makes the statement that “If I could look across the country / From California to New Jersey / Then I would Count the parks and lake resorts” (1-3). This shows that, though he obviously can’t see across all that distance, if he could, he has the desire to be able to count them. This alludes to his personality preferring things organized. This is again emphasized when he comments that:
    If I could open up my window
    And see from Tampa Bay to Juneau
    Then I would survey all those open miles
    And line them up in single file. (7-10)
    Again, this proves that he would prefer to have organization in his life. Having this preference for organization establishes him as a man of order.
    After this preference for organization is revealed, the man begins to realize that there is disorder in his life. While organization is what he desires, he finds himself in a situation where it is lacking. This is evident from the song when it is said that, “All those rather dready rain clouds still bother me / Cuz I look through the camera eyepiece and cannot see” (5-6). Here it is found that there is something that is preventing him from being able to see clearly. Though he is a man of order, he now realizes that he faces an obscurity to his happiness.
    After discovering this obscurity, he realizes that he wants order in his life again. As the song continues, it begins to describing how he would feel if he saw an assumed significant other. He makes the statement that “If I was standing on the balcony / And you were walking down below / I’d feel rather depressed and out of place” (13-15). Here the author provides an image of him being saddened seeing someone else without him. As the song progress develops, however, the author realizes that this is his “cloud” that is preventing him from having order in his life. The author comes to the conclusion:
    If I was flying on a plane above your town
    And you were gazing at the sky
    Somehow I’d feel intact and reassured
    If you began to wave goodbye. (25-28)
    Here he has realized that, though he has feelings for this person, he would ultimately be happier if they said their goodbyes. This does not come as an action he necessarily wants to take, however, is a necessity for re-establishing order and happiness.
    This theme of re-establishing order and happiness is presented to call the listener to action. It does this by bringing attention to the realization that while something may be loved, it can prevent happiness and saying goodbye would be better off.
    de1337edon March 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. The more i read and really listen to his songs, the more i see that all of them aren't has happy as they are when you first listen to them. I love this song. it has a lot of emotion. <3
    2shy2dance111on May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAdam puts words into ways you wouldnt think of putting them.
    randommusicon December 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with Brighterrr.
    i love this song.
    i didn't think owl city would be on here, so i never searched it.
    so i just got real excited when i saw the latest comment, haha.
    anyway, yeah.
    this song is amazinggg.
    youcantshakeuson February 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe understands how important this person is in his life, but is unsure of where they really are. he knows he will miss her dearly if she leaves, but does not know what to do when she is around. he is looking for order in his life, "And line them up in single file"
    bombersleighton May 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed with brighterrr.
    this is a brilliant song..
    poisonson June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's the longing the person has for the one they love. just idea of the other's safety and acknowledge of the person's existence will bring him ease.
    chiiaraon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf i hear this song i get the feeling i want to travel :)

    love it
    anoukDINOSAURon October 25, 2008   Link

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