"Your Blue Room" song lyrics + themes - U2 / Passengers

your blue room

"Your Blue Room" Lyrics U2

Your Blue Room was written for the Michelangelo Antonioni-Wim Wenders film Beyond the Clouds. It was lined up as the follow up single to "Miss Sarajevo", but it was canceled due to poor sales of Original Soundtracks Vol 1.

It was later featured as a B-side on the "Staring at the Sun" single in 1997. The song features U2 bassist Adam Clayton singing the last verse, only the second time in U2 history he as appeared vocally on a track.

The song's thematic essence is deeply reflective and intimate, offering a glimpse into personal and emotional spaces. The lyrics of "Your Blue Room" suggest themes of introspection, solitude, and the complexity of human relationships. The phrase "your blue room" itself can be interpreted as a metaphor for a personal or introspective space where one confronts their inner thoughts and feelings. 

The lyrical content is sparse yet poignant, evoking a sense of introspection and quietude, as if inviting the listener into a private, contemplative world.

U2 debuted Your Blue Room live during the 2009 show in Chicago.

Your Blue Room Lyrics by Passengers:

It's time to go again to your blue room
Got some questions to ask of you in your blue room
The air is clean, your skin is clear
We've had enough fun hanging around here
It's a different kind of conversation in your blue room

Saw me calmly, deep inside
Saw me calmly, somewhere to hide

And time is a string of pearls
Your blue room
In a second see the future just hanging there
Your blue room
A new frame, a new perspective
Looking down on my objectives
New instructions, whatever their directions
Your blue room

Saw me calmly, be so proud and new
Saw me calmly, came to feel

It's alright
Your blue room
One day, I'll be back
Your blue room
Yeah, I hope I remember where it's at
Your blue room

I see inside of you
Won't you take me back home
So much for the time

Zooming in and zooming out
Nothing I can do without
A lense to see it all up close
Magnify what everyone knows
Never in company, never alone
No car alarms, no cellular phones


Musically, "Your Blue Room" complements its lyrical themes perfectly. The track is characterized by a slow, ambient sound that creates a serene and almost dream-like atmosphere. The use of understated instrumentation, gentle rhythms, and atmospheric soundscapes is typical of Brian Eno's influence and aligns with the ambient genre. This musical backdrop enhances the song's reflective mood, making it a powerful and immersive listening experience.

In the broader context of U2's work, "Your Blue Room" exemplifies the band's versatility and willingness to explore new musical territories. This track, much like the rest of "Original Soundtracks 1," shows U2 breaking away from their established rock identity and venturing into more experimental and introspective domains. The song's reception among listeners and critics is as varied as its interpretations; some appreciate the song for its depth and innovation, while others may find it a stark contrast to U2's more conventional offerings.

Check out the lyrics to the understated Slug and the brilliant Miss Sarajevo.

In many ways this album was a set up for what become the Pop album. Pop was U2 at it's most experimental under the official U2 monkier. 

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