Zaz Turned Blue Lyrics

by Polly Jean Harvey

Zaz had red hair
He didn't care
He always laughed loud
He wasn't proud

Just a real easy guy
Wouldn't tell a lie
But then one day
Zaz turned blue

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue

One night in the park
For a lark
Zaz let Steve Brown
Fool around

Steve squeezed his neck
Figure what the heck
But Zaz hit the ground
He was down

Oh, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue

After high school
Zaz was cool
He worked on cars
He went to bars

And then one day
He went away
He became a marine
At the age of eighteen

But he didn't want to fight
Didn't do it out of spite
And he didn't want to die
No he didn't want to die
And he seemed kind of strange
Could it be that he changed
On that night in the park
When he fainted in the dark

Zaz didn't die
Lucky guy
There were no parades
How the glory fades

Now he shoots lots of pool
And as a rule
Wears a silly grin
On his chin
It all started when

Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
Yeah, when Zaz turned blue
What were we supposed to do
When Zaz turned blue