"Pink Turns to Blue" as written by and Grant Hart....
Going out each day to score, she was no whore but for me
Celebrating every day the way she thought it should be

And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue
And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue

She was always by my side and never tried to leave
Standing up for me and like a tree for what she believed

And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue
And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue

Don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue
I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue

No more rope and too much dope, she's lying on the bed
Angels pacing, gently placing roses 'round her head

And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue
Now I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue

And I don't know what to do
Now that pink has turned to blue
Now I don't know what to do


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"Pink Turns to Blue" as written by Grant Hart

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  • +3
    General CommentYes, the lyrics are truncated. okiraan got them all there in his post. And yes, it is most definitely about a set of lovers who are in the throes of heroin addiction. She would only whore herself out to help score dope for the both of them, but one day she did too much and died right there in the bed. That's the color of her skin as she dies...pink turns to blue, and he don't know what to do.
    leamancon July 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHere's the full lyrics to the song:
    Going out each day to score
    She was no wh*re
    But for me
    Celebrating every day
    The way
    She thought it should be

    And I don't know what to do
    Now that pink has turned to blue

    She was always by my side
    And never tried
    To leave
    Standing up for me
    And like a tree
    For what she believed

    No more rope
    And too much dope
    She's lying on the bed
    Angels pacing
    Gently placing
    Roses 'round her head

    This song is window into the sad life of heroin users. Grant Hart was, and still my be, addicted to herion (check out his song All of My Senses from his solo album for a flip side to this version of heroin use). And tho these lyric are sad, when combined w/ the musical onslaught of Husker Du at the time it's more like being woken up after passing out in an alley by a punch to the fucking gut. It's that good.
    okiraanon July 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is missing some lyrics, mainly the last verse. it goes like this I think:

    no more open
    too much dope
    she's lying on the bed
    angels pacing
    gently placing roses around her head

    then hit that chorus up like a bitch again.
    lunatic96on April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a guy freaking out because a girl he's with ODs and is unconscious and not breathing. Pink turning to blue refers to her lips or skin color...
    Jeemaon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read somewhere that Grant Hart wrote this song after the death of a friend of him
    Pohjolaon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song has to be considered in the whole album meaning, that is... the story of an adolescent leaving home.
    imho, this songs speaks about a girl (a whore... but she was a sort of a girlfriend) that helped him when he left home (she was always by my side...) and in the end she was found dead by him.
    killingFlooron March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim pretty sure this song is about a girl who overdoses on drugs and dies.
    dastard23on September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think This-is-a-low is right, but I never thought about it like that
    and so is whoever said that it was the color of her lips, it's a double-intended metaphor
    Musixexon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool rhyme scheme in this tune!

    A
    A
    B
    C
    C
    B

    I don't know anything about poetry but I'm sure theres a word for it like limbic pantmatter or something...
    hobophobeon January 17, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpink = state of heroin euphoria; blue = state of low after sobering
    this-is-a-lowon March 19, 2007   Link

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