Electric Blue
Arcade Fire Lyrics


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Summer's gone and so are you
See the sky electrocute
A thousand boys that look like you
Cover my eyes electric blue

Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out I don't know shit
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na

A thousand girls that look like me
Staring out at the open sea
Repeat the words until they're true
Cover my eyes electric blue

Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out I don't know shit
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na

Now you've got me so confused
'Cause I don't know how to sing your blues
Jesus Christ, what could I do?
I don't know how to sing your blues

Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it, but I found out

Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue




Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you

Overall Meaning

In the song Electric Blue by Arcade Fire, the lyrics describe a sense of loss and confusion after the end of a relationship. The opening lines "Summer's gone and so are you, see the sky electrocute" evoke a feeling of melancholy as the singer recognizes the end of a chapter in their life. The "thousand boys that look like you" and "thousand girls that look like me" suggest a sense of repetition and cyclical patterns, as if the singer keeps finding themselves attracted to the same type of person, despite knowing it ultimately leads to pain.


The chorus of the song, with its repetitive chanting of "Na-na-na-na-na-na-na," creates a sense of desperation and frustration as the singer tries to make sense of their feelings. The final lines, "Every single night I dream about you, cover my eyes electric blue," communicate a sense of being haunted by memories of the past, unable to move on and find closure.


Overall, the lyrics of Electric Blue capture the confusing and painful aftermath of a failed relationship. The use of repetitive patterns and simple, hypnotic melodies create a sense of being trapped in one's emotions, unable to escape the cycle of heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

Summer's gone and so are you
The season has ended and so has the person he was with.


See the sky electrocute
The singer is witnessing a stormy sky, perhaps as a metaphor for the emotional turmoil he's feeling.


A thousand boys that look like you
He sees reminders of the person he's lost in other guys around him.


Cover my eyes electric blue
He wants to shut out the world and its reminders of this person, symbolized by the color blue.


Now I can't get my head around it
The artist is struggling to make sense of what's happened.


I thought I found it
He had believed he'd found love or a sense of purpose before this situation.


But I found out I don't know shit
He's realized he was wrong and feels a sense of helplessness and confusion.


Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
This represents a repetition of these feelings.


A thousand girls that look like me
In the second verse, the artist imagines that the other person is also haunted by reminders of him with other people.


Staring out at the open sea
The image of staring out to sea could represent feeling lost or directionless, as well as the vastness of emotions felt after a breakup.


Repeat the words until they're true
The singer may be trying to convince themselves that they are over the person and their feelings, but it's not working.


Now you've got me so confused
The other person may have sent mixed messages or said things that were unclear or contradictory.


Cause I don't know how to sing your blues
He can't relate to or understand the other person's feelings and experiences.


Jesus Christ, what could I do?
The singer feels helpless and desperate in their situation.


Every single night I dream about you
The feelings of loss and longing are still present and manifest themselves in the singer's dreams.


Cover my eyes electric blue
He still wants to block out the world and his emotions.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jeremy Gara, Regine Chassagne, Richard R Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Win Butler

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

lauelpa

Summer's gone and so are you
See the sky electrocute
A thousand boys that look like you
Cover my eyes electric blue
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out I don't know shit
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out

A thousand girls that look like me
Staring out at the open sea
Repeat the words until they're true
Cover my eyes electric blue
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out I don't know shit
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it
But I found out

Now you've got me so confused
'Cause I don't know how to sing your blues
Jesus Christ, what would I do?
I don't know how to sing your blues
Now I can't get my head around it
I thought I found it, but I found out

Cover my eyes electric blue
Cover my eyes electric blue
Every single night I dream about you
Every single night I dream about you



All comments from YouTube:

Iván Martínez

Glad to see that Arcade Fire knows how neccessary to life are these songs you can dance to while crying.

argebarse

nah Icehouse figured that out back in the 80s, good to see someone's still riding their coattails

Justice

LSD

Juan Carlos Gutierrez Flores

Wtf

Bob saget

@argebarse but... They are completely different songs...

evsnax

Yes

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musicalangel1958

Gorgeous. The vocal melody is haunting and heartbreaking and the high range is ethereal. Regine sounds like an angel.

J Green

She's one of the most captivating entertainers I've ever seen. Her voice and passion are so intimate and raw.

Justice

Arcade fire is so crazy. I thought this song was so weird when I first heard it, but I had to listen more. More and more. Now this song is literally stuck in my head weekly

alex jackson

Their songs have been stuck in my head for about a decade as of now lol

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