Gaslight Anthem, The - Blue Dahila Lyrics




What a hot and sultry summer,
The steam just slides up off them streets
You gotta stay inside and wait for the night,
And then come on over and see me
There's a poetry about these streets,
It just slips from your skin and goes right underneath
And mama always knew I'd meet a girl like you,
But me, I never believed

Cause I've been so lonely I can't imagine that kind of sympathy [x2]

Where'd you get them scars?
How blue is your heart?
Is it sad enough to break?
She said, "it's sad enough to break"
How long was your life?
Was it cold and strange like mine?
Are you man enough to lay here?
She said, "I'm man enough my baby, come see about me"

I had a dream about you once, and I could barely see your form
And I met you between the wax and the needle,
In the words of my favorite song
Your black hair was like a raven with your tan skin on the beach
Your backdrop were the auroras and my sidekick was all this grief
And I've been so low down, I'm almost level with the ground

Where'd you get them scars?
How blue is your heart?
Is it sad enough to break?
She said, "it's sad enough to break"
How long was your life?
Was it cold and strange like mine?
Are you man enough to lay here?
She said, "I'm man enough my baby, come see about me"

Did they take you to the carnival to get locked up on a ride?
Me, I got caught up with the fortune tellers
And the ladies with the sleepy eyes
It took years my baby just to come clean,
Every streetlight a reminder
And all those apologies
And the night was lonely next to me
Even the night was lonely next to me

Where'd you get them scars?
How blue is your heart?
Is it sad enough to break?
She said, "it's sad enough to break"
How long was your life?
Was it cold and strange like mine?
Are you man enough to lay here?
She said, "I'm man enough my baby, come see about me"
Come see about me, ah-ah
Come see about me,
Come see about me,
Come see about me, ah-ah
Come see about me, ah-ah
Whenever you're lonely





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Gaslight Anthem, The Blue Dahila Comments
  1. Michael deGuerre

    Wish I could double or triple like somehow

  2. Dane Powell

    That intro makes me feel things I didn’t know I could feel 🤤🤤🤤

  3. muchlacet

    where`d you get them scars, how blue is your heart?.... this gets me in the feels,big time

  4. beseeingyou6

    What idiot made this a bonus track and not a lead single?

    Jimmy Braum

    beseeingyou6 mercury records executives

  5. The Stupz

    WHY DID GASTLIGHT ANTHEM BREAK :((((((( *cries*

    Adam C

    Chris Stuper It's more a hiatus than a break up.

    Jimmy Braum

    Chris Stuper they said they'd reform if/when they had something new to say. Brian,Alex,Alex, And Benny are still great friends and work together on solo projects.

    Aidan Morrissey

    Well....

  6. am__15 1515

    The chorus is everything

    Taylor Dempsey

    Best song ever. Period

  7. Ailish Copp

    i love the lyrics he brian comes up with <3

  8. bedspringkiss

    Seriously, "I met you between the wax & the needle and the words of my favorite song" are just some really profound lyrics.  What a brilliant song this is!!

    Seong-Cheol Huh

    Only after reading your comment did I finally realize that those lyrics were referring to old vinyl records and turntables... Thank you!!

    bedspringkiss

    Seong-Cheol Huh My fave Gaslight lyrics!! I had Brian handwrite them for me, and I got them tattooed 💜

  9. ross walker

    In my top 5 Gaslight tunes, An absolute belter of a song and I could listen to it allday and never get bored, Genius.

  10. DustyAndPistolPete

    Got a great song and potential hit recorded? Stick it on a stupid as fuck deluxe version instead of the actual album. Seems to be the unofficial motto of this band. 

    Robert van de Laar

    +DustyAndPistolPete Yeah dont know why they do the deluxe versions. comparable to what the gaming industry is doing nowadays.

    this man's sky

    DustyAndPistolPete it's not the bands call usually that's to record companies.

    MisterMan795

    They did this with Get Hurt and it just upsets me.

  11. Jenna Brunk

    Absolutely eargasmic

    Benoit Vanhees

    @Jenna Brunk depends on the ears

  12. Alex Ellis

    it took years my baby, just to come clean.

  13. Zeb Hildreth

    what REM/Nirvana references? 

    BobdeBilde

    "Every street light our reminder" is a nod to R.E.M's Nightswimming. Get yourself a copy of Automatic For The People, Handwritten is virtually a tribute album, which is no bad thing.

  14. JohnZackarias

    There's no such thing as "real" or "unreal" music.

    Jan

    what if i just imagine the music so its not real and just in my head ?

  15. Aidan Fitzpatrick

    It's pathetic how Justin Bieber gets 800,000,000 views, Gangnam Style gets 1,700,000,000 views, and this doesn't even have 30,000. It's about time people listened to real music

  16. BCLG1932

    "Every streetlight, a reminder"

  17. Tim Rijvers

    I know for sure, if I get at the age of 60/70/80 whateverr... I will rock on Gaslight Anthem !

    1oldgoat

    I've made it (somehow) up to those ages and I'm definitely rocking on the TGA and Brian Fallon. Just wait till you see what the next 4 years will bring. It only dets better.

  18. tabblecat

    which part?

  19. BobdeBilde

    Thankfully they put this on the European deluxe version, and it just adds to a great album. Anybody else spot the nod to R.E.M. in this one?

    ADC20032996

    BobdeBilde And is there a Nirvana one too?

  20. TohleJeDan

    These are probably the best lyrics Brian has ever wrote.

  21. HOWKWATCH

    Should have been on the album

  22. AndreiAmtrak

    Oh fuck me this is good...Amazing!

  23. Douglas Ferreira

    his voice here kind of reminds me of sink or swim

  24. Evan Barr

    cant understand how this song wasnt a single from the album

  25. lenk213

    simply

  26. Alexandre Klein

    i can't believe it was left from the album, it's so much better than it and is possibly their best song. the key change is amazing

  27. Amit Naamani

    amazing song, this band is out of this world.. will go down in the pages of history!!

  28. DustyAndPistolPete

    This isn't on the album?wtf?!? It's their best ever song(maybe) love the REM/NIrvana references too.

  29. mrcauduro

    it's a freaking crime this song didn't make it on to regular album!

  30. Tony

    Ah yeah, my bad. I assumed it was a cover because it was a bonus track along with the covers of Sliver and You Got Lucky, I just looked in the handbook that comes with the album and it is actually an original Gaslight song!

  31. JohnZackarias

    It's actually not a cover!

  32. robmeister222

    Who's it originally by?

    Matt Dunn

    robmeister222 the gaslight anthem

  33. Pauly Howl

    what a awesome song. i think it might be my favourite gaslight anthem song. the chorus is best described as audio ejaculation