You said this will never do
Every time I call I know it's true
The truth is not my specialty
Confusion makes most sense to me
You only like me when I'm in a blue mood
You say you see my soul's only seeing red
You said this was how you knew
That these things never last
But you're just talking out of your ass
And I'm just going to let that pass
You, you only like me when I'm in a blue mood
All you want is your own shadow in my head


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Blue Mood song meanings
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    General Commentwhere can i find this song? i once found a really poor quality recording of it, so i've not been able to listen to it well....
    emmalinon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove this song.....a dark girl is attracted to the way he views things, his dark side, like they have each other. and she's threatened when he's not so dark. it's like she only likes him half the time....and she goes and analizes him, which pisses him off, so he's saying "f u, you don't really know or accept me, you're such a phony"..........that is just my take. and even if i'm way off, it's a very pretty song.
    lost_in_twlighton April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok, the last line amkes me think that she wants him to be like her...maybe she's depressed and wants him to be too.

    come on people, pls comment!
    lost_in_twlighton April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the third line goes "the truth is not my speciality", at least that's what i hear........i think u r probably right lost in twilight.
    beautiful song......she only likes him when he is depressed and he sees this and it pisses him off, its like she isnt really interested in him as a person but is fascinated by his depression......maybe she is attracted to the fact that he is a meloncholy soul rather than the actual person and , ........ok i dont reall know what im on about........RIP
    badgeon May 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's a nice song but i've always thought he sang "the joke is not my specialty".
    faelanon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyric you're talking about is actually "the truth is not my specialty".

    Beautiful.
    streetspirit20_72on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what the people above me said. When I hear this song I think of how people perceive one another. When you know a person for a while then you start to think of them a certain way. If the person starts to change then it becomes hard for you to acknowledge that and the relationship, slowly, falls apart. It is very hard to show people different sides to yourselves because they tend to shut it down and will start telling you how you have changed etc. That is how I hear the song, Elliott trying to show the girl that he is more then a depressed soul and she does not want to accept that. She wants Elliott to be one way but I might be wrong. If I am wrong then I apologize, it’s just my opinion.
    Kingstonon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMany people saw Elliott as mister misery, which pissed him off. At first I thought this song is about how people only like him when he's the depressed, sensitive guy, and not even thinking that he is as happy as anyone else. He mentioned that in interviews a lot.
    But now it sound more like a relationship between two people. At this point I agree with Kingston.
    RottenHorseon February 21, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"A joke is not my speciality, confusion makes most sense to me" supposedly about his weird sense of humor...he was a documented jokester and loved the absurd.

    "But you're just talking out your ass, I'm just gonna let that pass" is what I think he really says and it's pretty self explanatory. This is one of his unrecorded masterpieces. I doubt it was finished and I doubt he was totally happy with these lyrics.
    NathanWestwoodon March 22, 2015   Link

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