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"Blue Beret" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on the 1992 fan club cassette The Bull with the Golden Guts, then on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 4 in 2003. An acoustic version (recorded at 94.5 The Edge during the Oranges & Lemons promotional tour) is available on The Adventure Club Sessions CD.

A live, acoustic version was performed for MTV.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “A demo intended for ‘Oranges & Lemons’. Don't ask me what the lyrics mean, each line exists purely as a comment on the previous one. ‘Me I like to roam / wasn't built in a day’ etc.”

Andy: “A candidate for Oranges and Lemons, this structurally convoluted song is 100% proof nonsense, ‘me I like to roam, wasn't built in a day’ etc. There must be dozens of bootleg recordings of this from our acoustic tour of US radio stations (May-June '89), but the band never got it into the studio, it somehow slipped the net. Hats off to it.”

LyricsEdit

Life is sometimes shorter than you think

So take yourself a hike from the kitchen sink

Me, I like to roam

Wasn't built in a day

And night throws those stars in our way

Meanwhile on planet Earth


Some people are dying for the right to say

Some people are dying 'cause the other people busy blowing them away

Well, we're all dying so we better have a ton of fun along the way

I say hats off, get your hats off, take your hats off, get your hats off

For the blue beret

Blue beret, blue beret


The wind has blown it off his head

And sent it spinning straight to nowhere

Nowhere to get ahead in this life


Life is sometimes longer than you need

Especially if it's thrown away on hate and greed

Well, me I like to think while the other fish swim

But sharks made a meal out of him

Meanwhile on bone dry land


Some people are dying for the right to say

Some people just want the right to say

Some people are dying 'cause the other people busy blowing them away

Some people are merely blown away

Well, we're all dying so we better have a ton of fun along the way

I say hats off, take your hats off, get your hats off, take your hats off

To the blue beret

Blue beret, blue beret


The wind has blown it off his head

And sent it spinning straight to nowhere

Nowhere to get ahead in this life

So just love your dog and don't kick your wife

Put down that knife, watch out the wind doesn't blow your hat away

VideosEdit

MTVEdit

Live acoustic performance on MTV. Uploaded by YouTube user "teminalmf."

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