"Suite Madame Blue" as written by and Dennis De Young....
Time after time I sit and I wait for your call
I know I'm a fool but why can I say
Whatever the price I'll pay for you,
Madame Blue
Once long ago, a word from your lips and the world turned around
But somehow you've changed, you're so far away
I long for the past and dream of the days with you,
Madame Blue

Suite Madame Blue, gaze in your looking glass
You're not a child anymore
Suite Madame Blue, the future is all but past
Dressed in your jewels, you made your own rules
You conquered the world and more, heaven's door


America, America, America, America
America, America, America, America
America, America, America, America
America, America, America, America
America, America, America, America
America, America, America, America

Red white and blue, gaze in your looking glass
You're not a child anymore
Red, white, and blue, the future is all but past
So lift up your heart, make a new start
And lead us away from here

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"Suite Madame Blue" as written by Dennis De Young

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  • +4
    General CommentRegarding Tyler250's comment - very, very true. And that madame is America - the old US of A, which I see songmeanings.net is pushing in the upper right hand corner.

    I think it's pretty clear - after all, on the 'Greatest Hits' album they say that this song was written for America's bicenteniel (sp?) celebration.

    But given all that, I agree. I wanted America, but my whole life she's been changing - and not in good directions.
    SMUSER26982on July 20, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentehh well, i think it's about he notices how America has grown up to be dominating. "Dressed in your jewels, you made your own rules. You conquored the world and more... heaven's door" Meaning America is better than the rest and it's so good that it's gone down hill because of the choices the government made to make it better.

    None the less, it's one of my favorite songs. I really dig the way styx has the start slow, get heavy scheme.
    skakaylaon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah, this song is about America, not a woman. Hence: "Red, White and Blue, gaze at your looking glass. You're not a child any more."

    Also, "Once long ago, a word from your lips, and the world turned around" is talking about how America used to be so much stronger. She was a young nation, but a powerful, glorious one.

    Excellent song.
    Mr. No Nameon January 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell it is VERY likely about America.
    However, I think that you can interpret lyrics however you want - that's the beauty of music. Personally, I can relate it to a girl in my recent past.
    That's what music is all about - taking it in your own way.
    matx33on June 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song means, if it's about a woman or a nation, but all I know is that this song kicks butt!!
    Olexon September 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about that gal in NY harbor, the one with the torch, figuratively. The damned shame is we've swung back to where those questions can and are asked again.
    BazBearon February 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike all great songs, this one can have different meanings open to the listener's interpretations. 1976 bicentennial America or a
    haunting figure from the past? Not a child anymore so lead us away from here to a better place. Positive people can make us great again and Styx's music will live forever!

    jon1043377on October 19, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a "madame" who everyone fancied. He wanted her, but now she has changed.
    Tyler250on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDitto, and Amen.
    OS Was Hereon June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about america
    Olexon December 18, 2004   Link

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