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Blue moon in your eye

Posted by ESC on March 01, 2003

In Reply to: Blue moon in your eye posted by Brekke on March 01, 2003

: : : : : I may have asked this before. What does "blue moon in your eye" mean as used in The Sophranos (HBO) theme song? (For a long time I thought the line was "boom boom in your eye" as in gunshot.)

: : : : : Woke Up This Morning
: : : : : Song by A3

: : : : : You woke up this morning
: : : : : Got yourself a gun,
: : : : : Mama always said you'd be
: : : : : The Chosen One.

: : : : : She said: You're one in a million
: : : : : You've got to burn to shine,
: : : : : But you were born under a bad sign,
: : : : : With a blue moon in your eyes.

: : : : If you ask me, it's just a pretty dumb lyric. "Blue moon" means "a long period of time", as in "once in a blue moon". So one could speculate that "a blue moon in your eye" means that "you" are special, one in a million, that kind of thing, but I'm thinking that it's just an example of superficially evocative but ultimately goofy poetry.

: : : I take it back; I didn't read the entire lyrics. "Blue moon in your eye" does mean that "you're" special, once in a generation, "one in a million"--the author says exactly that.

: : Could be some kind of eye freckle?

: Here's a theory that's no more far-fetched than anything else ...since "blue moon", as I understand it, refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, (which occurs infrequently, hence "once in a blue moon"), could there be some superstition about it being bad luck to be born the night of the blue moon?

I don't know. I looked and looked for a superstition relating to blue moon and couldn't find one.