Blue Room

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I wrote “Blue Room” in 1978, while sitting in my bedroom next to my blue wall. It's something of a cinéma vérité style of songwriting, in which the lyrics reveal the truth of the songwriter's physical surroundings, bringing the listener in as an observer to the writing process.

The band rehearsed it for months with plans to record the song as our first single. But that was not to be. Instead, we recorded “Nakweda Dream” in June 1980 as our first single.

For Club Zru, Rick and I decided to make new recordings of some of the old Zru Vogue songs from the first incarnation of the band (in the 1980s). We (finally) recorded “Blue Room” in June 2010, and since it was at one time meant to be the first single, we gave it preferred positioning as track one on Club Zru.

-ALJ

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Lyrics:

I’m sitting by my blue wall
I’m laying on my pillows
I’m saying what comes in my mind
And wearing a kimono

You’re out there on the city streets
You’re several flights above me now
You're talking with the derelicts
You're on to me I don’t know how

But I can give you credit
For being something special
There’s something special on my mind
And you know what it is

I’m sitting by my blue wall
I’m laying on my pillows
I’m saying what comes in my mind
And wearing a kimono

You’re out there on the city streets
An airplane flies above your head
I’m playing with the hands of time
And thinking ‘bout the things you said
(I’m thinking about the things you said)

And I can give you credit
For being something special
There’s something special on my mind
And you know what it is

There’s something special on my mind
And you know what it is
You know what it is
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Lyrics ©1978 Andrew L. Jackson

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from Club Zru, track released October 1, 2010
Andrew: Lead Vocal, Electric Guitars
Rick: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Patrick: Drums

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Zru Vogue San Francisco, California

Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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