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Regina Spektor — Blue Lips
Album: Far
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1787









Released: 2009
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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 in all the worlds
Began colliding on a backdrop of blue

Blue lips
Blue veins

He took a step
But 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 past
Real fast and no one ever smiled

Blue lips
Blue veins
Blue, the color of our planet from far, far away
Blue lips
Blue veins
Blue, the color of our 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
Lead
The pictures in his mind awoke
And began
To breed

They started off beneath the knowledge tree
Then they chopped it down to make white picket fences
They marched along the railroad tracks
And smiled real wide for the camera lenses
They made it past the enemy lines
Just to become enslaved in the assembly lines

Blue lips
Blue veins
Blue, the color of our planet from far, far away
Blue lips
Blue veins
Blue, the color of our 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
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 easmann wrote:
Hmmm. Yeah, as others have advised: read the lyrics. Very interesting and worth a bump from 7 to 8, for me.
 
I'll go +1 to 7 for the lyrics, and +1 to 8 for her role in the (mostly Jakob Dylan) documentary called "Echo in the Canyon" - I gained a lot of respect for her and Jade; great voices...and even Fiona Apple makes an appearance and didn't make me sucko-barfo once...LLRP!!
Twee.  This word from long ago popped into my head when I heard this song.  I forgot what it meant, so I looked it up.  It fits.
My phone app is actually playing Toad the Wet Sprocket
She's good. Really good.
Fabulous lyrics, incredible artist.
Regina is great play more of her music bill
 daniel_rusk wrote:
Can u play this more? Not  !!!!!
 
What are you, 12 years old? Such a clever remark.
Hmmm. Yeah, as others have advised: read the lyrics. Very interesting and worth a bump from 7 to 8, for me.
Long Live                                                                                                                        Radio Paradise
Thank you Regina Spector for Blue Lips Rating to me                                9 -OUTSTANDING
The lady sings the blues :o)
 Tomasni wrote:
Thank you Regina Spector for Blue Lips  :-)
 
I can't tell if you like this or not.
I'm a big fan of Regina Spektor since her early, quirky, days, and while she remains eclectic, this entire album is more accessible and possibly my favorite of her catalog.
Like the voice, arrangement, lyrics!  rate 9



                        Not real familiar with her. Great voice. Hope she found something better to sing subsequent to this. 



 
on the "blue lips, blue veins etc." parts she sounds like that hayseed boy scout that sings for Cloud Cult
 BBoyes wrote:
"Blue: the most human color"?  Only if you are cyanotic. Anyone else find that the piano on the cover looks like an odd high-heel shoe?

 You might like John Fluevog's more outlandish creations. 
BTW, I have err more than 1 pair. Men's that is.


Very clever, RP: playing two songs in a row in the same key, same young voice, same style. Me likey!
"Blue: the most human color"?  Only if you are cyanotic. Anyone else find that the piano on the cover looks like an odd high-heel shoe?
Aweful. Just plain aweful. Can't believe someone thought this is a good song.
 nmcvaugh wrote:

Normally I'd agree. But hit this on the mobile app, and you get silence. Which I prefer to this song. Unfortunately after the silence, the song re-loads and plays from the start. Mute is the only solution.

And one week after the above, here we are again. Muting.

 
That was apparently a bug in the app. I had it, too. After using the newer Beta-Version it went away. I think. Anyway it works now,
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
Hey ya'll there is a really cool button labeled PSD which will, when pressed, play something different!

I like Regina because she is so different and quirky. 

 
Normally I'd agree. But hit this on the mobile app, and you get silence. Which I prefer to this song. Unfortunately after the silence, the song re-loads and plays from the start. Mute is the only solution.

And one week after the above, here we are again. Muting.
So do I, and it's not even playing right now. So there some more!
I like this. So there!!
Hey ya'll there is a really cool button labeled PSD which will, when pressed, play something different!

I like Regina because she is so different and quirky. 
Can u play this more? Not  !!!!!
I never get tired of the Planet a companion of the Theia.
It's "that girl" again. {#Wall}{#Snooty}{#Rolleyes}
 4merdj wrote:
He: ... stumbled into faith and thought, God this is all there is ...
God: really, wise guy? So, enlighten us ... what else did you have in mind?

TFOG

 
Surely it should be God: No reply.
 jberko wrote:
That song blew.

 
Still does, all these years later.
 mgtom wrote:
Ahhhhh........   PSD>> right into  Spirit - Dark Eyed Woman.    Relief........

 
same here. awful stuff.
Ahhhhh........   PSD>> right into  Spirit - Dark Eyed Woman.    Relief........
 Bosami wrote:
Bill - everytime you play this I have to hurriedly click the button.
 
FYT
Y......A......W.....N................................................
Bill - everytime you play this I have to stop what I'm doing and listen. I love.
what's missing here is Joni Mitchell's Blue... maybe next eh?
See on hea.
sorry bill, but every time you play this, i suddenly remember i have to get up and go somewhere else for a while.
He: ... stumbled into faith and thought, God this is all there is ...
God: really, wise guy? So, enlighten us ... what else did you have in mind?

TFOG
 remember, i built this jacuzzi for my alien family, so please, no eating in the spa.
zepher wrote:
Blue -> most muppet of colors....







 

Blue -> the most muppet color....






Blue -> most muppet of colors....






Loving her more all the time and the album this is off is one of my favourite and most played albums of late
Regina Spektor - I love her. Got to listen to her music via my music-hero Ben Folds.
As I listened to the words, the music really fits and I wanna hear more of this woman; good lyrics, as I read more of them...

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 in all the worlds
Began colliding on a backdrop of blue Blue lips
Blue veins He took a step but 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 past
Real fast and 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 lead
The pictures in his mind awoke
And began to breed They started off beneath the knowledge tree
Then they chopped it down to make white picket fences
They marched along the railroad tracks
And smiled real wide for the camera lenses
They made it past the enemy lines
Just to become enslaved 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 our planet from far, far away

 lmic wrote:

So apparently this comment board is just destined to be all about da lady parts. (yowza!)


 

I wuz just thinking the same thing...{#Lol}   {#Hearteyes}  {#Tongue}
too true....boring
I am liking her more and more lately.  Just when you think she is going to do something she goes into something completely different.
If you are interested, she was interviewed today on NPR's Fresh Air.
the refrain to the part without drums and energy really die. 
I like this song. It puts a smile on my face and challenges another wrinkle in my brain. 
Would much prefer "small blue thing" by Suzanne Vega
 kurtster wrote:
Ok, another breathy chick an a piano.
 
yeah, i'm with you.
Saw her last night when she opened for Tom Petty in Atlanta.

She had a great set and was an interesting open. You should go see this tour if you have a chance.
 
 kurtster wrote:
Ok, another breathy chick an a piano.
 
Ok, another reductionist commenter on a RP comment.

I love Regina's quirkiness!  Play more please.  {#Jump}


Interesting. I pretty much hate this song, but there's something there that makes me want to hear what else she's done.
 kurtster wrote:
Ok, another breathy chick an a piano.
 
Kurtster for the win!

Ok, another breathy chick an a piano.
 jberko wrote:
That song blew. blue.
 
Just a simple spelling error.  To quote FredRiley, "I'll get me coat."

That song blew.
 ziggytrix wrote:
YOU ARE HERE
 
A pale blue dot...

I want to hear more of Regina Spektor on radio paradise :)
This ought to settle the "controversy" below:
Google translate - РегОМа СпектПр

After all this time, I still have no idea what this song is about, but I love it.

Please never play this awful schlock again. Thanks.
Great voice, awful song nonetheless... this is a great example, IMO, that music is not only about nice sounds.
Artists who use phrasing to make a point or paint an emotion do it for me. Yes, I'm a great big 'ol CAKE fan.
 sonofpick wrote:
Craptacular.
 

{#Yes}
Craptacular.
YOU ARE HERE
 scrubbrush wrote:
i like Regina 'cause she's not afraid to be weird but i definitely like several of her other songs better than this one
 
Hmm, interesting. To me, Blue Lips is one of the best songs on Far. De gustibus non est discutandum, I guess

Can't stand her voice. And I like a lot of artists with "weird" voices (Bjork, Joanna Newsom...)
 Mandible wrote:

Nope, that was Malvina Reynolds in 1962! This is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvina_Reynolds
 
Thanks Mandible for the info.

 ziakut wrote:
This artist's voice sounds like the vocalist on some of the earlier episodes of 'Weeds'. The lead in tune with the show's credits. 'Tiny Boxes' or something like that. Is this the same artist?
 
Nope, that was Malvina Reynolds in 1962! This is interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malvina_Reynolds
After reading the lyrics (posted below) I like it even more.

This one has really grown on me.
Blue lips?  Give the poor girl some oxygen!
 Stingray wrote:
Hater-hater - are you a weirdo?
 
Keep RP Weird

 h8rhater wrote:
Wow.  Thanks for that.  I feel so much more educated now... poindexter. 
 

Hater-hater - are you a weirdo?

Another info for you:
Regina is not the daughter of Phil!

How you feel now...?
 ortallcowgirl wrote:
Its like poetry, especially with her whispy voice!
 
Vocals are reminiscent of Bjork, IMO.
This artist's voice sounds like the vocalist on some of the earlier episodes of 'Weeds'. The lead in tune with the show's credits. 'Tiny Boxes' or something like that. Is this the same artist?
Blue lips? Blue venes...?

What an ugly thought!

i like Regina 'cause she's not afraid to be weird but i definitely like several of her other songs better than this one
Refreshing
 soulcollision wrote:


I don't think she meant this in a literal sense... I've always interpreted it as being more about all the chaos in this world, in which case, blue is definitely the most human color... sad, but true.

 
Sad, yes and simply the colors of the ocean, sky and our emotions.  Beautiful!

Its like poetry, especially with her whispy voice!
I really like this. Yes I do.
Sounds (and looks) like Pony Up's Sarah Moundroukas
 CatFitz wrote:

Small point - blue is NOT the most human color - pink is. 
All living humans have squamous cells, which are pink.
Las células escamosas son rosadas.


 

I don't think she meant this in a literal sense... I've always interpreted it as being more about all the chaos in this world, in which case, blue is definitely the most human color... sad, but true.

 CatFitz wrote:

Small point - blue is NOT the most human color - pink is. 
All living humans have squamous cells, which are pink.
Las células escamosas son rosadas.


 
Wow.  Thanks for that.  I feel so much more educated now... poindexter. 


Her lips are blue?  Quick, get the poor woman some oxygen!

Small point - blue is NOT the most human color - pink is. 
All living humans have squamous cells, which are pink.
Las células escamosas son rosadas.


 ziggytrix wrote:
I'm totally infatuated with her voice.

And she's kinda brilliant, even though her watery pop hits don't always show it.  Check out Pavlov's Daughter off her first album 11:11.  You might not like it, but if you're one of us weirdos who does, then I'm sure you'll really, really like it. :)

 
Thanks for this thoughtful, understated comment. I'm one of those who happen to believe she's a certifiable genius...lyrics are hardcore yet low-key (see "Remember That Time" off Begin to Hope), piano chops unassailable, and then there's that certain something that takes her into the realm of Art—let's call it the courage stand and be counted, nothin' but her own unique self.

I'm totally infatuated with her voice.

And she's kinda brilliant, even though her watery pop hits don't always show it.  Check out Pavlov's Daughter off her first album 11:11.  You might not like it, but if you're one of us weirdos who does, then I'm sure you'll really, really like it. :)

 Moak wrote:


Yeah, and your lucid comments are stimulating and enlightening.
 
Thanks for this. I don't care for a song so you feel the need to personally attack me.   {#Stupid}

I'm thinking this could have made the soundtrack for Avatar
boring song....then the chorus starts, and it goes from boring to lame.
 jagdriver wrote:
Snoozefest, this.
 

Yeah, and your lucid comments are stimulating and enlightening.
Snoozefest, this.
 Stefen wrote:
Regina Spektor
 
So apparently this comment board is just destined to be all about da lady parts. (yowza!)




Regina Spektor

I'm sure I've heard this on "Brothers and sisters"
BEAUTIFUL LYRICS
I think this is sort of goods for the ears, I like her accent / voice.  If you want songs with wide range, watch American Idol ha ha!
 mbailey wrote:
 

There's something about the brilliance and inscrutability of this woman that I find irresistible.


 
Me too!  I paid $40 a seat to see her from 100 yards away at the Chicago Theater, and she gave a great performance, but I wish I could have seen her face!  She was much more visible on Saturday Night Live, except for the big honking microphone in front of her face.

 erinks wrote:
dear bill: it's regiiiiiiiiiina. rhymes with vagina. 
i know it doesnt matter. but there you have it. a rhyme! 
 
Um, okay, but how come Bear Spektor calls her ruh-GEE-nuh on the Soviet Kitsch album on the Whispers track?


 erinks wrote:
dear bill: it's regiiiiiiiiiina. rhymes with vagina.
 
I guess not, since her name is Russian (РегОМа СпектПр).

dear bill: it's regiiiiiiiiiina. rhymes with vagina. 
i know it doesnt matter. but there you have it. a rhyme! 
 jagdriver wrote:
Stu as in "stu," pid as in "pid"......


 
I would add ANNOYING!

Stu as in "stu," pid as in "pid"......


Cool vibe
 

There's something about the brilliance and inscrutability of this woman that I find irresistible.


 Alexandra wrote:
{#Headache} Do. not. like.

 
That's because it sucks.

I don't know. not that great. anna ternheim? tori amos? maybe even kate bush? I think I'd better stay with the originals.

this song HAD potential, but it is a bit annoying

Melody just OK.  Lyrics below the blah zone.  Overall, not that great for the ears.


wow she's live on kcrw right now. my co-worker is listening to her
<3 <3 <3 Regina Spektor

 Alexandra wrote:
{#Headache} Do. not. like.

 
I'm with you.