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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  • +8
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    Yes, 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 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
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    Here'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
  • +1
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    The 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    im pretty sure this song is about a girl who overdoses on drugs and dies.

    dastard23on September 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I 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 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    It'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 Comment

    i read somewhere that Grant Hart wrote this song after the death of a friend of him

    Pohjolaon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I 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
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    Cool 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
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    I always imagined it was about a pregnancy test coming up positive.

    Guess not.

    Spoonmanon August 20, 2007   Link

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