Boxing shadows in my sleep
It's the company I keep
The perfect exercise
As I grow older

I can't believe what God has done
He took the heat out of the sun
And now it seems the world
Is growing colder

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again

I'm looking for some place to go
Sucking out screams in stereo
Before my bare eyes
I saw her drowning

Keep my daughter in a jar
She can't get out she won't go far
My heart is in my mouth
But still keep pounding

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again

Between the pleasure and the pain
Wishing your life away
No more sinister than sane
Briefing your life away
Between the flicker and the flame
No one can explain
Baby blue is born again


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Baby Blue Lyrics as written by Roland Orzabal Alan Griffiths

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    General CommentBoxing shadows in my sleep
    It's the company I keep
    The perfect exercise
    As I grow older

    -she's going crazy due to losing her baby.

    I can't believe what God has done
    He took the heat out of the sun
    And now it seems the world
    Is growing colder

    -she looks at the world differently, she blames it on god. she doesn't feel any love in the world anymore (the sun).

    I'm looking for some place to go
    Sucking out screams in stereo
    Before my bare eyes
    I saw her drowning

    -she's trying to forget her baby's screams with loud music, she has dreams about her baby dying.

    Keep my daughter in a jar
    She can't get out she won't go far
    My heart is in my mouth
    But still keep pounding

    -she pushes her thoughts of her daughter to the back of her head but they just keep creeping back on her.

    those are my thoughts on it after reading what you guys thought. not sure enough about the chorus to say anything though. anyways i love the song regardless of the meaning.
    dustybreezeon April 29, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionOverall, I think it is about abortion.

    Boxing shadows in my sleep
    It's the company I keep
    The perfect exercise
    As I grow older

    - The guilt grows as she gets older and fights her demons

    I can't believe what God has done
    He took the heat out of the sun
    And now it seems the world
    Is growing colder

    - The realization of what she has done has crept in. Guilt, depression.

    Between the pleasure and the pain
    Wishing your life away

    - Living a carefree life, we unknowingly often wish our life away (I wish this was over! or I can't wait until next Friday!)

    No more sinister than sane
    Briefing your life away

    - The thought of living free and unburdened seems ideal.

    Between the flicker and the flame
    No one can explain
    Baby blue is born again

    - Life can change in the blink of an eye (between the flicker and the flame). Pregnant again.

    I'm looking for some place to go
    Sucking out screams in stereo
    Before my bare eyes
    I saw her drowning

    - Got to gid rid of the pregnancy, found a clinic that does abortions...

    Keep my daughter in a jar
    She can't get out she won't go far
    My heart is in my mouth
    But still keep pounding

    - How some abortion clinics keep the fetus to sell, stem cell, etc. She can't believe she did it.

    I may be off base but that's what I thought of when I heard the song.
    graguleon September 25, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI havent thought any about the meanings.. but i dig this song cause, just hearing it reminds me of when i first started talking to Jenny
    numbon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hadn't had an idea what was it all about until I find out that baby blues means post-partum depression... I still love this song but... now it freaks me out every time i hear it!
    ovckaon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song, I think is pretty clearly about someone who feels desperation and hopelessness. The title and the reference to a need to protect a 'daughter' seem to imply that a child is the source of these feelings.

    -Kari
    AlairaKasimeron January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPost-partum depression?

    That would lead me to think this song about a mother drowning her child:

    "Before my bare eyes
    I saw her drowning"

    Then putting it in a jar and eating it's heart?

    "Keep my daughter in a jar
    She can't get out she won't go far
    My heart is in my mouth
    But still keep pounding "

    Disturbing :O
    Catch21on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a depression caused by a miscarriage ("I can't believe what God has done" implies she's not responsible for the baby's death, it was taken away from her). The lines about seeing her daughter "drowning" and keeping her "in a jar" make me think of amniotic fluid and blood (when someone suffers a miscarriage, the first simptom is bleeding) and the jar thing brings to my mind the classic image of a fetus kept in a formol bottle, to preserve it for scientific or medical research or biology teaching, something of the sorts.
    It's a really sad song, needless to say.
    pollyanneon January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah. pollyanne's got the right idea.
    the heart in mouth reference isn't literal.
    charcoalsketchon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, she didn't actually put the baby's heart in her mouth. maybe it means that she is constantly reminded of her daughter because the heart is pounding...
    dustybreezeon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow. you guys are good.
    esie32on July 14, 2008   Link

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