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Regina Spektor’s “Blue Lips”

August 10, 2009

Haha, no, Regina Spektor hasn’t blue lips, but she does have a song titled “Blue Lips” and I find it very captivating. This woman has always written and performed beautiful music that had the world singing along. With her abstract lyrics and unique melodies, she has caused many people to fall in love with her style and try to interpret the meanings of her songs.

Whenever I buy a new album, I hear a lot of songs that really attract me, and then I find a couple that I just put down (for that time being). I bought Regina Spektor’s newest album “Far” a few weeks ago, and not one song on that album has pushed me away. It’s either the music, or the lyrics, or both that just won’t allow me to let go.

Now, Regina is known for using short stories in her writing and also creating very complex lyrics. I enjoy interpreting her music (kind of like the Quote of the Week that has mysteriously stopped appearing on my blog 😮 ), for, like in poetry, there can be an infinite amount (hehe Infinite) of comprehensions. For example:

Blue Lips by Regina Spektor
He stumbled into faith and thought,
God, this is all there is?
The pictures in his mind arose,
And began to breathe
And all the gods and all the worlds
Began to line on a backdrop of blue
 
Blue Lips
Blue veins
 
He took a step and then felt tired
He said, “I’ll rest a little while”
But when he tried to walk again
He wasn’t a child
And all the people hurried fast
Real fast that no one ever smiled
 
Blue Lips
Blue Veins
Blue, the color of the planet from far far away
 
He stumbled into faith and thought
God, this is all there is?
The pictures in his mind arose
And began to breathe
And no one saw and no one heard,
They just followed the lead
The pictures in his mind awoke
And began to breed
 
They started off beneath the knowledge tree
And they chopped it down
To make white picket fences
And they were marching along the railroad tracks
They smiled real wide for the camera lenses
As they made across the enemy lines
Just to become a slave in the assembly lines
 
Blue Lips
Blue Veins
Blue, the color of the planet from far, far away.
Blue Lips
Blue Veins
Blue, the color of the planet from far, far away.
 
Blue, the most human color.
Blue, the most human color.
Blue, the most human color.
 
Blue Lips
Blue Veins
Blue, the color of the planet from far far away.
Blue Lips as Interpreted by Me
He passed away and asked,
God, this is what I’ve died for?
The ideas in his mind came to life
And began to grow.
And all the stars and all the planets (and gods)
Began to line on the sky.
 
Death
 
 
He, (the creator) took a step and felt tired.
He said, “I’ll rest a little while”.
But when he tried to walk again,
He wasn’t a child.
And society grew at a fast rate,
So fast that no one was appreciative (to the creator)
 
Death (of people who died for a better future)
 
The world is powered by martyrs
 
 
 
 
 
No one knew why the world was changing
They just went with the “flow”
The ideas in his mind came to life
And began to multiply too fast (like rabbits)
 
They started off in the Garden of Eden
They completely used up the tree for resources
To make houses and buildings
They created transportation
They happily created entertainment
As they fought for their freedom
Just to see society and economy weaken
 
Death
 
The world feeds off of sacrifice
Death
 
 
 
We are the result of lost lives.
 
 
 
Death
 
 

I’d expect to see more Regina Spektor interpretations on this blog in the future. Feel free to interpret the song in your opinion as well (Comment OR Email ipfaq@gmx.com.)

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rebecca permalink
    August 10, 2009 6:05 pm

    Interesting interprtation.. although i only listened to regina spektor that one time at ur bbq (lol) i must say her lyrics are touching..

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