"Blue Flashing Light" as written by and Francis Healy....
Saturday evening
Saturday evening at a quarter to five
I would see him arrive at the door
Pushed you aside as he staggered inside

Spilling alcohol over the floor
A storm is abrewin' and it's sure to fall soon
As I look at you from the shore
So

You better hold on
'Cause it's Saturday night
And your friends are all out
And you feel like shit

'Cause they never call you
No they never call you
No they never call
Never call

Never bloody ever
Call me a name and I'll hit you again
You're a slut, you're a bitch, you're a whore
Talked to your daddy in that tone of voice

There's a belt hanging over the door
So you run to your room
And you hide in your room
Thinking how you could settle the score

But
Saturday night at a quarter to six
And your friends are all out
And you're live in the sticks

Still they never call you
No they never call you
No they never call
Never call

Never bloody ever call
Blue flashing light last Saturday night
Brought the neighbours all out on the street
They watched as the firemen carried you out

And they stared at each other's feet
Now everyone sees and yet nobody says
How we're all just afraid of the heat
But

It's Saturday night
And I'm lying alone in the bed that I made
Disconnected the phone
Still they never call you

No they never call you
No they never call
Never call
Never bloody ever call

Never bloody ever
Never
Never do
Never do


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"The Blue Flashing Light" as written by Francis Healy

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    General CommentI think this song is about abuse, and how people tend not to want to get involved with abuse even when they know it's happening. I get this impression from the line 'Now everyone sees and yet nobody says
    Are we all just afraid of the heat?'
    violetzebrason February 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its about abuse... And how everyone's content to be on the outside, but they need all the information still... Nosy buns of snitches
    Victory Marchon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a bitch that had had enough. well maybe she wouldnt be a bitch but she might be. but the girl was being beaten and she got pissed and evened the score by burning down the trailor and now shes in trouble while the guy is getting a even bigger trailor
    rbfboy212on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a powerful song. Travis' lead singer, Fran has stated that this song scares the crap out of him when he's listening to the CD and forgets about it because it's hidden.
    I really like it and I agree with what violetzebras and Victory March said about being on the inside and/or outside standings of violence and abuse.
    TickTockinglyon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with violetzebra's comment and thing that the idea of having this hidden on the album reflects the often hidden nature of abuse.
    erkon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its hidden coz they didnt want a parental advisory sticker on their album.
    im not sure its soley about abuse, i think its just about all the shitty things that fran has gone through in one song. i know he didnt like his father who left the family when fran was very young, i think, anyway if u look in the album sleves he never thanks his father.
    it just sounds like he was pissed off one day and wrote this song.
    joeytheboyon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI believe that I've read that the lead singers' mother was abused. I mean, it's obviously about abuse, and I think it's about people not stopping it and the impact that it has on the abused.
    middleeartharwenon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentobviously about abuse and negligence...powerful stuff
    finallyCLARITYon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYea healy's mom was abused and kept taking her boyfriend (fran's step-dad ?) back even after he'd abused her again and again. That's also what "re-offender" is about.
    _turkishon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about needing someone but having no one to be there for you. It's about how one person is in a struggle but no one is there to help him so he decides to end it all by ending the life of the one that causes his struggle
    rufusworshipperon May 23, 2005   Link

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