Dr Strangeluv
Blonde Redhead Lyrics


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Looking everywhere
I see nothing but people
Looking everywhere
But I see nothing but people
Where have they gone
I always thought I could never leave them
They are calling me
But they don't know I can't stay all night long

Hey, Dr Strangeluv
So sad, isn't it true
(You left without goodbye)

Hey, Dr Strangeluv
So sad, isn't it true
(You left without goodbye)

Looking everywhere
Keep my fire going
Cold look in their eyes
Cold air in their hearts
They are calling me
I always thought I could save them all
They are calling me
They don't know I can't stay all night long

Hey, Dr Strangeluv
So sad, isn't it true
(You left without goodbye)

Hey, Dr Strangeluv
So sad, isn't it true
(You left without goodbye)





Looking everywhere
Keep my fire going

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Blonde Redhead's song "Dr Strangeluv" speak to feelings of disconnection and disillusionment in a world that seems to have lost its humanity. The repetition of "looking everywhere" suggests the singer's constant search for something meaningful amidst a sea of people, but finding nothing but more people. This search highlights a sense of alienation and a lack of connection with others.


The line "Where have they gone, I always thought I could never leave them" expresses a longing for a sense of community and belonging that the singer feels is fading away. They feel called by others, but they also recognize that they cannot stay with them all night long, symbolizing a sense of detachment and inability to fully connect with others.


The repeated mention of Dr Strangeluv, a possible reference to the character in the 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," adds a layer of sadness and irony. Dr Strangeluv, known for his fascination with nuclear weapons and his inability to communicate effectively, serves as a metaphor for the singer's own feelings of sadness and disconnection. The line "You left without goodbye" suggests the singer's disappointment or loss in relationships where others have seemed to leave without any closure or explanation.


The stanza "Looking everywhere, keep my fire going" reflects the singer's determination to maintain their own inner flame or passion in the face of the coldness they encounter. The "cold look in their eyes" and "cold air in their hearts" describe a pervasive lack of empathy or compassion in the people the singer encounters. Despite this, the singer continues to search for connection and meaning, persevering in keeping their own fire alive.


Overall, the lyrics of "Dr Strangeluv" convey a sense of longing, isolation, and a struggle to find meaning and connection in a world that seems lost. The repeated reference to Dr Strangeluv further emphasizes the singer's feelings of sadness and disconnection, while their determination to keep their fire going suggests a resilience and hope for something more meaningful.


Line by Line Meaning

Looking everywhere
Searching in all directions


I see nothing but people
All I see are individuals


Looking everywhere
Continuing to search in all directions


But I see nothing but people
Yet, all I still see are individuals


Where have they gone
Where have these individuals disappeared to


I always thought I could never leave them
I believed I would always be unable to separate from them


They are calling me
They are beckoning me


But they don't know I can't stay all night long
However, they are unaware that I am unable to remain for the entire night


Hey, Dr Strangeluv
Oh, Dr Strangeluv


So sad, isn't it true
It is indeed sorrowful, isn't it


(You left without goodbye)
(You departed without saying farewell)


Keep my fire going
Sustain my passion


Cold look in their eyes
A distant expression in their gazes


Cold air in their hearts
An icy disposition within their hearts


They are calling me
They are summoning me


I always thought I could save them all
I perpetually believed I could rescue each and every one of them


They are calling me
They are beckoning me


They don't know I can't stay all night long
They are unaware that I am unable to remain for the entire night


Hey, Dr Strangeluv
Oh, Dr Strangeluv


So sad, isn't it true
It is indeed sorrowful, isn't it


(You left without goodbye)
(You departed without saying farewell)


Keep my fire going
Sustain my passion




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