It's getting to the point
Where I'm no fun anymore
I am sorry
Sometimes it hurts so badly
I must cry out loud
I am lonely

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes lyrics meaning


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"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Steven Stills appears on the self-titled debut Crosby Stills and Nash album - 1969. The title is wordplay on Judy Collins' famous blue eyes. It's a suite in the musical sense - an ordered set of musical works. The lyrics to most of the sections consist of his thoughts about her, their time together and their imminent breakup.

In the 1991 boxed set of CSN work, Stills said: "It started out as a long narrative poem about my relationship with Judy. It poured out of me over many months and filled several notebooks. I had a hell of a time getting the music to fit. I was left with all these pieces of song and I said, 'Let's sing them together and call it a suite,' because they were all about the same thing and they led up to the same point."

Collins has said of the song: "[Stephen] came to where I was singing one night on the West Coast and brought his guitar to the hotel and he sang me “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, the whole song. And of course it has lines in it that referred to my therapy. And so he wove that all together in this magnificent creation. So the legacy of our relationship is certainly in that song."

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For the lyrics meaning section:

This is the first of four parts that make up the song. In it he acknowledges the reality of what's about to happen to them. As their impending break-up drew near, Stills became more and more depressed. His sense of dread only made matters worse between them.

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