The Blue
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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You live in Hollywood
You're half an hour from me
Your reputation's good
I hope we've got a lot in common
I kinda think you should
Just drop it all and call me
You'd tell me on the phone
You really want to meet my family

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You'd talk about your dad
He used to get so angry
He'd scare you and your brother
'Til you felt you needed saving
I know I'd let you in
On all my bad decisions
You'd make them feel less terrible
The second that you'd listen

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted
You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

I wonder if you know
If you can tell I'm losing
I'm going down without a fight
I don't know how you do it
You say we share a brain
Apologizing for it
But I take it as a compliment
You make me really nervous

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted
You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me?
What are you doing to me now?
Mmm, mmm

Send me every song
That keeps you up from sleeping
I bet I could recite 'em all
I won't forget the feeling
Of staying up with you
Despite the space between us
I've never felt this close to someone
What if you're my weakness?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted
You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted
You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that




I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

Overall Meaning

The song "The blue" by Gracie Abrams is a heartfelt and introspective piece that explores the feelings of sudden and unexpected love. The first verse sets the scene by describing the distance between two people who live half an hour away from each other - one of them living in Hollywood. Despite the distance, the singer builds expectations for a potential connection as she hopes that they have a lot in common. In the chorus, the singer wonders about the impact that this person has on her, asking, "What are you doing to me now?"


The second verse delves into the person's past, as the singer states that they would talk about their dad and how he used to get angry and scare them and their brother. The singer offers herself up, willing to share her own struggles and shortcomings, and noting that her new love interest would make her feel better through simply listening to her. The chorus is repeated, but the emphasis on the line "you came out of the blue like that" highlights the suddenness of the love that has caught the singer off guard.


The bridge changes the tone of the song to an almost pleading level, as the singer expresses uncertainty and vulnerability. She wonders if the new love interest can tell that the singer is "losing" and that she doesn't know how to resist the impact this person has on her. Despite this vulnerability, the love interest is portrayed as someone who makes the singer feel close and connected to them.


The song's final chorus emphasizes the sudden nature of the love once more, paired with the possibility that the new love interest is everything that the singer has ever wanted. The song ends with another repetition of the line "you came out of the blue like that" and the repeated declaration that the singer thinks this person is everything she has ever wanted.


Overall, the song reflects on the sudden onset of love, the vulnerability that it creates, and the hope that the love is genuine and real.


Line by Line Meaning

You live in Hollywood
You reside in the famous locality, Hollywood.


You're half an hour from me
You live thirty minutes away from my location.


Your reputation's good
I have heard nothing but positive things about you.


I hope we've got a lot in common
I wish we share numerous similarities and interests.


I kinda think you should
I strongly feel that you should do it.


Just drop it all and call me
Forget everything else and give me a call.


You'd tell me on the phone
You would inform me via phone conversation.


You really want to meet my family
You have a genuine desire to meet my family members.


What are you doing to me now?
What kind of situation are you putting me in at the moment?


You'd talk about your dad
You would speak about your father.


He used to get so angry
He was prone to fits of rage.


He'd scare you and your brother
He instilled fear in both you and your sibling.


'Til you felt you needed saving
It impacted you to the point where you felt you required help.


I know I'd let you in
I am confident in the fact that I would allow you access to my thoughts and emotions.


On all my bad decisions
I would confide in you regarding all the poor choices I have made.


You'd make them feel less terrible
You would lessen the weight of shame that comes with my bad decisions.


The second that you'd listen
The moment you lend me an ear, that's when it happens.


You came out of the blue like that
You entered my life unexpectedly, like a bolt from the blue.


I never could've seen you coming
I never anticipated your arrival in my life.


I think you're everything I've wanted
I believe you possess everything I have ever desired.


I wonder if you know
I am curious if you realize.


If you can tell I'm losing
If you can sense that I am going downhill.


I'm going down without a fight
I am accepting defeat without a struggle.


I don't know how you do it
I am uncertain about how you are pulling it off.


You say we share a brain
You claim that we think alike.


Apologizing for it
Expressing remorse about it.


But I take it as a compliment
But I accept it as a form of flattery.


You make me really nervous
You have me feeling quite anxious.


Send me every song
Provide me with every melody.


That keeps you up from sleeping
The one that prevents you from falling asleep at night.


I bet I could recite 'em all
I am willing to bet that I know them all by heart.


I won't forget the feeling
I will not allow the sensation to fade from my memory.


Of staying up with you
The experience of staying awake beside you.


Despite the space between us
Regardless of the distance that separates us.


I've never felt this close to someone
I have never experienced this level of intimacy with anyone else.


What if you're my weakness?
What if you are the only flaw in my life?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Dessner, Gracie Madigan Abrams

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@hungthanh2448

The Blue"

You live in Hollywood
You're half an hour from me
Your reputation's good
I hope we've got a lot in common

I kinda think you should
Just drop it all and call me
You'd tell me on the phone
You really want to meet my family

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You'd talk about your dad
He used to get so angry
He'd scare you and your brother
Till you felt you needed saving

I know I'd let you in
On all my bad decisions
You'd make them feel less terrible
The second that you'd listen

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

I wonder if you know
If you can tell I'm losing
I'm going down without a fight
I don't know how you do it

You say we share a brain
Apologizing for it
But I take it as a compliment
You make me really nervous

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me?
What are you doing to me now?
Mmm, mmm

Send me every song
That keeps you up from sleeping
I bet I could recite 'em all
I won't forget the feeling

Of staying up with you
Despite the space between us
I've never felt this close to someone
What if you're my weakness?

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted

You came out of the blue like that
You came out of the blue like that
I never could've seen you coming
I think you're everything I've wanted



@codyseelye8352

[Verse 1]

You live in Hollywood.
You're half an hour from me.
Your reputation's good.
I hope we've got a lot in common.
I kinda think you should,
Just drop it all and call me.
You tell me on the phone.
You really want to meet my family.

[Refrain]

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

[Verse 2]

You talk about your dad.
He used to get so angry.
He'd scare you and your brother.
'Til you felt you needed saving.
I know I'd let you in.
On all my bad decisions.
You'd make them feel less terrible.
The second that you'd listen.

[Refrain]

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

[Chorus]

You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.
You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.

[Verse 3]

I wonder if you know.
If you can tell I'm losing.
I'm going down without a fight.
I don't know how you do it.
You say we share a brain.
Apologizing for it.
But take it as a compliment.
You make me really nervous.

[Refrain]

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me now?

[Chorus]

You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.
You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.

[Bridge]

What are you doing to me now?
What are you doing to me?
What are you doing to me now?
Mm, mm, mm.

[Verse 4]

Send me every song.
That keeps you up from sleeping.
I bet I could recite them all.
I won't forget the feeling.
Staying up with you.
Despite the space between us.
I've never felt this close to someone.
What if you're my weakness?

[Chorus]

You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted
You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.
You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming.
I think you're everything I've wanted.
You came out of the blue like that.
You came out of the blue like that.
I never could've seen you coming,
I think you're everything I've wanted.



All comments from YouTube:

@cowboyinthealps

screaming. crying. we finally got a happy song 🥹🥹

@leiah3285

We did!!!

@cristinabalderas7854

hhahsha I felt it sad,i think im just hormonal

@andreii3295

@the 1 right?? lmao

@sabrinagilmore

called “the blue”😄

@stephaniehui4399

its kinda sad

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@savjas4787

“ you tell me on the phone you really want to meet my family” beautiful just beautiful

@melissatrivella7988

The way she says "what are you doing to me now?" is amazing. It reflects the thoughts you have when you fall in love with someone and he is making you feel something you never felt before and you don't know what is it. But still you like it.

@rachelhenry9493

"I never could've seen you coming, I think you're everything I've wanted" 😭😭

@Ankit-yq3fq

This is my favorite from the album. Absolute masterpiece of a song. 💙

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