The Wrong Side of Blue

from by Elise Cabrét

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $3 AUD  or more

     

lyrics

I had a friend back in high school
We were close, yeah we used to
walk back to hers and
talk about boys and music

I knew that house like a second home
I learnt guitar on the living room floor
In front of that dusty old TV

Those days are long gone
and I feel like I’m on
the wrong side of blue

I had a crush on her brother
We’d go upstairs under covers
and kiss just the way you do
when you're fourteen

I’d stay up late with her old man
Felt like I could really talk to him
On that moonlit balcony

Some nights he’d get drunk
talking shit, he’d say to much
Tell me all his deep regrets

He made me promise not to tell
And with the eyes of a broken man
He confessed his love for me

Those days are long gone
and I feel like I’m on
the wrong side of blue

Her old man got sick that year
The doctors said too many years
of using, I guess we knew
it was coming

Her sweet sixteen, he wasn't there
Watched his speech on an over-head
She never held my hand so tight

We went out that night
Sinking shots, we both got high
But hell, we danced the night away

Met some guys much older
Now I wish I would have told her ‘no’
I saw her climb into the back of their truck

Those days are long gone
and I feel like I’m on
the wrong side of blue

The house went up on the market
And we threw out all the toys that used to
keep us safe in her big bed

I drive past the gate sometimes
see us hanging christmas lights
but nothing lasts forever

She knows all my fears
and we’ve been holding hands through
all these years

I don’t see her much these days
It’s funny life gets in the way

Coz those days are long gone
and I feel like I’m on
the wrong side of blue

Those days are long gone
and I feel like I’m on
the wrong side of blue
the wrong side of blue

credits

from The Wrong Side of Blue, released December 11, 2015
Written and performed by Elise Cabrét
Produced by Andy White

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Elise Cabrét Melbourne, Australia

Alluring and soul-stirring. Melbourne alt folk artist Elise Cabrét is a modern Joni Mitchell.

contact / help

Contact Elise Cabrét

Streaming and
Download help