Blue Gardenia

Music and lyrics by Whitney Smith, 2000, SOCAN

 

MALE VERSION

 

The blue gardenia I placed in her hair,

The blue gardenia, how to resist her stare.

A face so lovely, so tempting, so sad,

Am I the lucky one who goes mad?

 

The blue gardenia, so perfect, so small.

The blue gardenia still blue in the fall.

Her eyes were hazel, or was that her name?

The details are never to blame.

Is it love at first sight

Or is it someone in need

Of a saviour who's useful tonight?

Is it yes, is it no?

Is it real, is it show?

Will it live, will it grow

In the cold of winter?

 

The shame's in wishing for too much, too many.

I paid with a diamond, and got back a penny.

Some spend a lifetime unrav'lling the past.

Not me! My passion is for love that won't last.

 

 

FEMALE VERSION

 

The blue gardenia he placed in my hair,

The blue gardenia, how to resist his stare.

A face so lovely, so tempting, so sad,

Am I the lucky one who goes mad?

 

The blue gardenia, so perfect, so small.

The blue gardenia still blue in the fall.

His eyes were hazel, but what was his name?

The details are never to blame.

Is it love at first sight

Or is it someone in need

Of a saviour who's useful tonight?

Is it yes, is it no?

Is it real, is it show?

Will it live, will it grow

In the cold of winter?

 

The shame's in wishing for too much, too many.

I paid with a diamond, and got back a penny.

Some spend a lifetime unrav'lling the past.

Not me! My passion is for love that won't last.