Blue


© Kirsten R. Hazler (2019)

Story

Opening scene in Episode 2, Season 1 of "The Handmaid's Tale" (an MGM/Hulu production): The slowly spinning camera is focused on the blue ceiling and a chandelier, with June's voice saying: "Blue. I let it take me. Blue moon. Rhapsody in Blue. Tangled Up In Blue. Blue Oyster Cult. Blue Monday..."

 

Rough recording here:

Lyrics

Blue, blue
I focus on the blue
I float far away
To survive another day
I focus on the blue

Blue like a summer sky
Blue like the wings of a damselfly
Stray cornflower in a field of rye
Blue like the sea

I keep my eyes focused on the ceiling
Go blue to avoid all feeling
I fly to another place
To get through the ceremony
This monthly rite of matrimony
And if we pray and if we believe
I will conceive and I'll have a baby

So for me it's blue
I focus on the blue
I float far away
To survive another day
I focus on the blue

Blue violets in spring
The box that held my wedding ring
Indigo of a bunting's wing
Blue like the sea

I keep my eyes focused on the ceiling
Go blue to avoid all feeling
I fly to another place
To get through the ceremony
This monthly rite of matrimony
And if we pray and if we believe
I will conceive and they'll take my baby

So for me it's blue
I focus on the blue
I float far away
To survive another day
I focus on the blue

Sunlight through blue bottle glass
Forget-me-nots and blue-eyed grass
The patterned hem of my daughter's dress
Blue like the sea

I keep my eyes focused on the ceiling
Go blue to avoid all feeling
I fly to a better place
To get through the rape and plunder
That tears my body and my soul asunder
And if I pray and if I believe
I'll be redeemed and Blue will save me

So for me it's blue
Wild innocent blue
I drown in blue
Blue like the sea