"What You Said (Blue)" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
Starved eyes looking for something soft.
Don’t go astray.
You were in love before tonight.
What made you change your mind,
Was it what she said?
Was it what you said?

Don’t spend your time worried about whats right...
Turn around, walk away and close your eyes.
Imagine what you would say if she treated you that way.
It wouldnt feel good...but this feels better.

Flush skin, glowing from treachery
Plotting an exit.
It never ends as good as it begins.
And what of her?
What will she think?
Does she even need to know?

Don’t spend your time worried about whats right...
Turn around, walk away and close your eyes.
Imagine what you would say if she treated you that way.
It wouldnt feel good enough to risk it all;
To spoil your love...but this feels better.


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    My InterpretationI'm not sure if this is correct, but I'll take a stab at it. I get the feeling this is about an affair coming to an end, and the person having the affair is trying to convince the other woman not to leave him. "Don't spend your time worrying about what's right." and "Imagine what you would say if she treated you this way" is his justification for being with someone else? Just a thought...
    EstherGreenw00don June 26, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think I figured it out. It could possibly be just me projecting my current thoughts and situation on the lyrics, but I think this could be it.
    This song is a piece of advice or a suggestion from lead singer Casey Crescenzo to a male listener (named in the song as "you") about relationships. From the beginning of the song (Starved eyes looking for something soft/ don't go astray) we get a feeling of a man wanting other women. I think it's just other women in general by the way he says it, not specific but just "something soft". Then "You were in love before tonight/ What made you change your mind" suggests that this is a man in a committed relationship who's having second thoughts about it. "Was it what she said?...(or)...you said?" is asking the dude why this is happening, if it's her 'fault' or if he "said" in the past that he wouldn't settle down with one woman. Then the next line references society's ideas about the right amount of dating and relationships, with "Don’t spend your time worried about whats right", easily meaning that everyone is telling him to not just stay with the first girl he ever dated and to enjoy his younger years by experiencing several different relationships with women, influencing his thinking dramatically. He tells the listener to "Imagine what you would say if she treated you that way/ It wouldnt feel good...", saying his being indecisive with telling the girl that life is short and he wants to explore his options would SUCK if she was doing it to him and the situation was reversed. Crescenzo further implores the listener not to be rash and give up a good thing by pointing out with powerful language the shadiness of what he's doing, "Plotting an exit". He finishes the song with his conclusion, that breaking up with the girl the listener is in love with will not be worth it: "It wouldnt feel good enough to risk it all;
    To spoil your love...but this feels better". At the end there, he rewords the classic advice: love feels great, don't be so quick to lose it for the chance of something else. Finally, the song title. It's that line in the song, that "Was it what you said?", the most powerful line in the song. Are you just doing this because in the past you never saw yourself having something this nice and staying with one lover? Have you even changed at all?
    Someone told me the mellow feel of this song reminded them of me. I looked it up, and looked up the lyrics, and my jaw dropped -- this song describes the feelings I've been going through lately with going off to college and leaving my high school girlfriend behind in my hometown SO ACCURATELY. I seriously empathize with this idea, this character, this subject of the song. I will ALWAYS remember this song, and try to keep in mind the lesson of cherishing love as long as I live. For me, this is one of those songs that I just click with. I just discovered The Dear Hunter, but I love their stuff.
    thinker45on June 03, 2013   Link

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