Blue Hotel
Chris Isaak Lyrics


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Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
Every room is lonely
Blue hotel
I was waiting only
The night is like her lonely dream
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night




Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Overall Meaning

The song "Blue Hotel" by Chris Isaak is a melancholic ballad that speaks about isolation, loneliness, and shattered dreams. The singer describes himself being in a blue hotel situated on a lonely highway where he is yearning for someone he has been waiting for the whole night. The lyrics depict a melancholy, sad mood, and the singer seems to be haunted by his own failures, and the feeling of desolation that surrounds him as he is trapped within himself in the blue hotel.


Chris Isaak's use of metaphors and imagery stands out in the story of the lonely hotel, which he uses to accentuate the strange and uneasy feelings that the characters in the song experience. The blue hotel that he sings about is both real and a metaphor, a place that has lost its luster and character but also represents the singer's own inner feelings of being stuck in a rut. The lyrics suggest that the singer has a sorrowful past, but he seems to find solace in the comfort of his own solitude, which can be interpreted as escapism.


Furthermore, the chorus of "Blue Hotel" features the same lyrics repeating twice, with a sense of urgency and desperation in the singer's voice, This repetition reinforces the idea of loneliness and misery that the character feels, hoping that his wishes will come true, to no avail. The song leaves the listener with a sense of despair, and the singer's longing for a better situation in his life.


Line by Line Meaning

Blue hotel
The singer is referring to a specific hotel along a desolate road.


On a lonely highway
The hotel is situated on a dreary and isolated road, suggesting feelings of disappointment and despair.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Life don't work out my way
The artist feels unfulfilled and dissatisfied with their current situation in life.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


On a lonely highway
The hotel continues to be situated on a desolate road, increasing the feelings of loneliness and sadness associated with it.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Life don't work out my way
Reiteration of the artist's sense of dissatisfaction and lack of fulfillment in life.


I wait alone each lonely night
The artist spends their nights waiting in solitude, emphasizing their loneliness.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Every room is lonely
The artist feels a sense of isolation even within the hotel, suggesting that they feel disconnected from the world around them.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


I was waiting only
The singer had been waiting in anticipation, but ultimately feels let down by the outcome.


The night is like her lonely dream
The singer is comparing the lonely atmosphere of the hotel to someone else's sad and lonesome dream.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


On a lonely highway
Reiteration of the hotel's location on a dreary and bleak road to emphasize the singer's feelings of hopelessness and sadness.


Life don't work out my way
Reiteration of the singer's dissatisfaction and sense of unfulfillment with their life's circumstances.


I wait alone each lonely night
Reiteration of the artist's loneliness and solitude.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.


Blue hotel
Reiteration of the hotel's name to further emphasize its significance.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CHRIS ISAAK

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Blue Hotel
Chris Isaak

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
Every room is lonely
Blue hotel
I was waiting only
The night is like her lonely dream
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night
Blue hotel
Blue hotel



@matilde1611

Blue Hotel

Chris Isaak

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
Every room is lonely
Blue hotel
I was waiting only
The night is like her lonely dream
Blue hotel
Blue hotel

Blue hotel
On a lonely highway
Blue hotel
Life don't work out my way
I wait alone each lonely night
Blue hotel
Blue hotel



All comments from YouTube:

@OC.Occitanie

Man this man's voice give me the chills

@gmansi

Check this: Chris Isaak - Super Magic/Blue Hotel (Live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufOvNNfk--Y

@zakbaker6406

He started his musical career as an Elvis impersonator. He transcended beyond.

@joserobertorodriguez7181

@Dreti Blash'n .

@superdave1921

He has better vocals than Elvis or Roy Orbison combined, and they are both fantastic! He has the very best concerts I have ever attended.

@Diana-hd3cq

@@zakbaker6406 he never was a Elvis impersonator. Chris loved Elvises music and style of music. He has sung and recorded some of Elvis’s songs. All of Chris’s songs were written by himself.

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@skintslots

A massively underrated song from my teenage years. Has a 50s and 60s rock n roll mixed with surf rock vibe to it. An obvious Elvis influence too.

@MasterWoody

The Essence of and true "Cry Baby"

@G.O.P.

Chris Isaak would never had a hit. If it weren't for James Calvin Wisely Surf Riff. A master of surf guitar and more. Thank You James for an iconic Surfy riff!

@potatojoe370

And the ghost of Roy Orbison whispering to him.

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