There's a blue light, In my best friend's room
There's a blue light, In his eyes
There's a blue light, yeah,
I want to see it, shine

There's a ship, that sails by my window
There's a ship that sails on by,
There's a world under it
I think I see it,
Sailing away

I think it's sailing,
Miles crashing me by
Crashing me by,
Crashing me by

There's a world ,
Outside my doorstep
Flames over, everyone's heart
Don't you see them shining,
I want to hear them
Beating for me

I think I hear them
Waves crashing me by,
Crashing me by,
Crashing me by

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Blue Light Lyrics as written by Hope Sandoval David Roback

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    General CommentThis is a beautifully mysterious song, but for me the basic take-away is a feeling of yearning and connection to all of humanity and to the world we live in. The blue light in the best friend's room could just be the glow of a TV, reflected in his eyes - though as the pulsating glow of the song itself, it also represents the power of the universe running through us. The singer is sharing her sensation - one many of us often feel - of being disembodied, sailing, floating, seeing the world as pure energy. This isn't cold - rather, she's filled with a kind of serene joy and is trying to share the experience with us: "Don't you see them shining." The song is a beautiful, open-ended expression of an almost spiritual love for a blue-lit world and the flaming hearts swimming within it.
    prviolaon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenta lot of mazzy's songs have a transcendental theme to them. I think she expresses, in a very simplistic and beautiful way, how everyday experiences can be surreal and powerful ones. it's as if she's an observer and all these things are happening around her in slow motion, and she's only watching, but never taking an active role. Like when we feel everything around us is moving and we are just standing still in the middle of a chaotic system, watching in amazement.
    alovelyfadeouton February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I lived near the ocean, I would stare out at the sea at night. Every night, several ships would sail past and each of them had a blue light. They capture your attention given that the sea water is so dark.
    40zebrason December 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod i wish i could sing like her
    lauz_infamyon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful, like all of their music.
    lipssocoldtheyburnon January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.....its.....ah i love this song i just cant explain it
    babydefon July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinterpretations would help me alot on some of these mazzy star songs. i know its about what it means to you but sometimes i could us a little push to get a meaning of it. someone? please?
    Adscititiouson December 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    me and my best friend would go to the train tracks and play our guitars, drink and smoke our brands. THIS song is one we always hafta sing... nomatter what. we'd be there for hours at a time.

    i think its the morbid-bluesy emotions that flow not only tru the chord progressions, but also from her delivery of the lyrics. you almost feel the same way when those DRINKS are being tossed down. its hard not to get emotional cuz its almost forced.

    when an arrangement can do that to grown men then that song has power and it is truely meaningful.

    Mazzy Star sings the BLUES...and this track is one of their best, next to Fade Into You.
    DICACIOon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDavid Lynch likes to say that blue is often thought of as a color representing change.
    What I take away from this song is that maybe Hope was sitting with a friend in his room, and she had felt something for him she'd never felt before, but based on the passing ships and crashing waves and all that, It's a short lived spark of a feeling, and nothing really comes of it.
    tim1631201on September 11, 2015   Link
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    Song ComparisonThis one is difficult but I want to point out a couple of associations and maybe someone else gets an idea to help along the way. In this old fairy tale…

    blue light is an object that grants you your wishes, connects a wounded person dying alone, to life, the world and love of another person.

    For some reason Louis Aragon's poem Elsa's Eyes also comes to my mind, with its blue eyes and ocean and the blue colour that is associated with Virgin Mary.

    Personally this song reminds me of a girl I once knew who shot herself. She was trying to cope with her problems with drugs and alcohol, and the blue light in railway stations often brings this song and her to my mind.
    lynxrattleon May 17, 2017   Link

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