Blue (Da Ba Dee)

Album: Europop (1999)
Charted: 1 6
  • Many people thought the chorus was "I'm blue and I'm in need of a guy," and that the song was about homosexuality. The correct translation is "I'm blue da ba dee di," and in no way relates to homosexuality.
  • The group is Italian and their name came from a computer called "Eiffel." The 65 came after a note was sent with 65 accidentally written in and the members believed it was fate and should stay. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nathaniel - Newark, NY, for above 2
  • How the vocals were distorted on this song is up for debate. A year earlier, Cher had a hit with "Believe" that used Auto-Tune, a piece of software designed for pitch correction, to give her voice a robotic sound. Many assumed "Blue" also used Auto-Tune, but anyone who tried to replicate it quickly learned that it couldn't be done that way.

    The logical answer was a vocoder, which is a device used since the '70s to synthesize sounds, resulting in a computerized-sounding output. Songs like "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire and "Mr. Blue Sky" by the Electric Light Orchestra used it. Based on attempts to re-create the "Blue" vocals, it seems the effect was created using a vocal harmonizer, likely a Digitech MV5. This device is used to create harmony vocals out of one voice, and can adjust pitch to create the distortion.
  • This originally charted at #39 in the UK purely on import sales, thus becoming only the third record (after Jam's "That's Entertainment" and Lou Bega's "Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit Of)") to make the UK Top 40 just on import sales.
  • The Eiffel 65 members are Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina and DJ Gary Ponte. The song came about when Lobina started playing a piano riff while Jey was writing lyrics. Jey recalls in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "I started thinking about this character I invented called Zoroti and the lifestyle he led, from the way he would buy his house, pick his girlfriend, his job or the neighborhood he would live in. Then I came up with a color, a color I thought described the way he saw things."

Comments: 148

  • Oscar The Grouch from 198 Baschuala StYour all clueless!!! He saying, "I'm blue, cuz I believe I will die, I will bleed, i will die..."etc he's blue (SAD) and realizes everyone around him is also blue... aknolodging the sad yet true reality he's come to grips with.
  • Brianna from New York If I were green I would die... meaning (ROYGBIV) The colors of light... blue is known for its symbol of sadness... before blue is green in the visible light spectrum. If he were green he wouldn't exist.
  • Scott from EnglandThe song Is about a man whose girlfriend died and he feels depressed and says I'm blue and Aberdeen I will die, meaning he's going to Aberdeen to commit suicide.
  • Omega from California, TxThe article I read on some site said that a Raymond guy (I'm not sure of his name) died because of going through a bonfire and his last words are da ba di da ba die. He was one of the Eiffel 65 before they became famous.
  • Omega from California, TxWhat if "I'm blue in Aberdeen I would die" "I'm blue if I'm green I would die" etc. is true.... The I'm blue thing is repeated 6 times so maybe they sang it..that's my theory.
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlSo many people know them only for Blue da ba dee, but they have so many other songs! Some inclued: Europop, Another Race, 80's stars, Back in Time,
    My Console, King Of Lullaby, One Morning,Morning Time, Jonny Gray, Like a Rolling Stone, Voglia Di Dance all Night, Dj with the Fire, Too Much of Heaven, Lucky in my Life, Dub in Life, and more. If I didn't stop there I would most likly end up writing a whole book about them. I know alot...Too much...
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlThis song kinda creeps me out, although the story probably is just rubbish. The only fitting part is the Hide the body Eat the body part, and I am now a very curios person. If I don't figure this all out, I may just leap face first into a bonfire in Africa chanting I'm blue da ba dee da ba di continuously like Raimondo does in the story.
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlNevermind the story. I can't find Raimondo online with them, or at all, and I don't see how people got hide the body eat the body out of
    Im blue da ba dee da ba di.
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlThe song was not bought off the blue man group! They wrote the darn song themselves dagnabit!

    Also, as proof they are alive, they reunited as Bloom6 in 2010! Jeffery Jey did not die, and 'Gary's' name is accualy Gabriel Ponte, or Gabry, for short. I know the lyrics by heart, but I'm a slow typer.

    You are all driving me mad! Just go with what I say! I know more about them than anyone else! (Exept themselves. Of course they know>>>)
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlWhat is wrong with you people! The song is all metaphors, except for the I'm blue da ba dee da ba di,they didn't know what that meant.
  • Ariel from Springhill, FlYou should hear the story on how the song came to be. Also, I'm Bue da ba dee da ba die backwards is Hide the body Eat the body. You will understand once you hear the story... I wonder if Eiffel 65 ever comes and reads these comments.
    I feel really bad for them and what had happened to Raimondo. :'(
  • Mark from Ormond, FlHi Alix, Toronto, ON
    I am a Guy and could use a Girl, but the blue color is something that could be a deal breaker!
    Maybe we could be pen pals.
  • Alix from Toronto, OnBefore i knew it said Im blue de da ba dee da some thing like that, i thought it was the perfect song for me because it said IM BLUE AND I NEED A GUY. Im a girl and i need a guy.
  • Vanessa from Caracas, VenezuelaThe lyrics are "Without weed I would die, without weed I would die I believe I would die"
    it REALY is!
  • Katie from Springfield, OrOKAY!!! I"M SORRY TO BUSRT YOUR BUBBLE GUYS!!!
    But the whole de doby dah thing or whatever that's the edited version of the song it really says I wish I would die. But they never play that version like ever. And the guy who wrote it killedd himself.
  • Charrlette from Cinncinatti, OhomgYOU ARE WRONG every one heard somthin different lik im blue if i was green i would die or im blue old deed im a dieng and at the end it says ol deed im a dead
  • Gemma from Wellington, New ZealandDid you know? It is "Da ba dee da ba die" But it is remixed and remade into different lyrics.

    One of the band members commited suicide IDK who.

    So anyway enough with the gay or green crap.
  • Jamie from Carlisle, --To be frank, if an Italian singer was going to pick somewhere to top himself, why choose Aberdeen. It's all a load of rubbish. Fair enough, it does sound like it but really, come on, aberdeen?
  • Jamal from La, AzHe cleary says anything you guyz want to hear!!!
    This artist is a genius!!!
    By doing this weird lyric thing it got alot of people talking and thinking about it!!
    The artist is truly a genius! Basically you are advertising this song for him!
    A true genius...
  • Saff from Melbourne, AustraliaI reckon that after reading all the rubbish that has been posted as fact here it wouldn't surprise me if the lead singer did go out and commit suicide! How many songs do you know that were written as a suicide note? I'm tipping it's none...
    It's really quite interesting to read how many people are repeating the Aberdeen suicide thing like it was a fact, when it is easily proven via the web that the lead singer has not killed himself and is currently putting out a new album with a new band. This is really quite an insight into how rumours can have a life of their own...
  • Edwin from Guayama, Puerto RicoYOU ARE ALL WRONG!!!! the blue da ba dee da ba di part is just a clever rhyme the singer made up to make the song catchy and singable, if you didnt know, bein blue, means being sad, he talks in the song of this guy who is blue and how the worls around him is blue for him because he is depressed, specially there is one part of the song when he says " blue are the feelings that live inside me" all the song is about is a sad and depressed world so quit it with the arberdeen and OD'D, and gay crap
  • Dominic from Lemoyne, PaI get it! In the begining of the song when he was talking about the little blue guy he was talking about himself! noone is listening to him! He's sad He's lonely. Maybe hes gay but theres nothing wrong with that! Maybe there is a message but your not listening to the WHOLE SONG! I still can't figure out if the lead singer killed himself or not! Its really sad
  • Benny from Us, Cathis is what i think it says....just listen closely.....

    Im blue in Aberdeen i will in need of a aberdeen i will in need of a arberdeen i will in need of a guy...

    idk i just think it kinda sounds lik this....cus i think he is gay and three yrs after this song came out he committed suicide and died in arberdeen.
  • Bianca from Mwahaha, PaOk, the recorded lyrics are "da ba dee da ba di".
    But, with the aid of computers, the words were distorted... SO different people hear diffent things.
    The lyrics were distorted to just make the song more fun. Like, why do people dance to music? To make it more fun, and entertaining!!!
  • Robert from Zanesville, OhWHAT??? NO SMURF REFERENCES?
    I like this song and a few more of theirs, but only because I'm a goofy old keyboard player from the 80's. I listened to Men Without Hats for the same reason!
  • Philip from Plano, Txi think the point is that you should hear what u want. its not like there is actually a real universal lyric to the da ba di part.everybody hears something different.
  • Austin from Smallsville, New EnglandHere is some other songs that have used this type of vocal effect,Believe-cher. Only God Knows Why-Kid Rock, One more time-Daft Punk, Every T-pain song. And Lil Wayne and Kayne have used it multiple times.
  • Kirsten from Peterhead, United KingdomI live 30 miles away from Aberdeen and their has been no mention of the lead singer killing himself 8 years ago.
  • Charlotteeeee from Norwiich, United KingdomIts..

    Im Bluee And In Aberdeen I Will Die Aberdeen I Will Dieee..

    And If Youu Actually Listen It Does Say It...

    Den 3 Years After This Song He Died In Aberdeeenn ..
  • Kristie from Cleveland, OhThe words of the song are "I'm blue, If I were green I would die."

  • Jonathan from Fall River, Ma"well" my opinion of i'm blue was, i'm blue da,ba,dee,da,ba,di..... and no nobody died in the band died are you stupid!!! "well from what i heard that one of them are in a nother band <<< you should look them up but for a gay guy i thought they were hot
  • Alice from Uk, United Kingdomit is actually about this guy who was going to commit suicide and the lyrics are 'inm aberdeen i will die'. then the next day he died in aberdeen
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaThis is such a stupid song, but EXTREMELY catchy! lol
  • Mitchell from Mayaguez, Puerto RicoThe lyrics from this song say "im blue da ba de da bee di" exactly nothing else this song whas meant for you to ask this questions.It just shows you that everyone has different minds thats why its heard dont come to anyone and say youre singing its wrong its "however you sing it.hopedd i could help
  • Bob from Leicester, MaThe song is about some guy that is sad it doesnt say if i was green i would die that doent make any sense at all it goes im blue da ba dee da di da ba dee da
  • Bronson from Ventura, Ca"im blue, if i was green i would die", thats what i was told.
  • Yhtry from Natick, AustraliaIt is "I'm blue, without a beat I would die".
  • Joe from Lockport, Il"I think it is: In Aberdeen I will die But that doesn't make any sense.." Do the real lyrics make sense? :-P
  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandI've got this song on my MP3 (yes, I'm THAT sad), and I have noticed that the "Da Ba Dee da ba dai"s will sound like what ever you think at the time. In other words if you concerntrate on "I'm in need of a guy" that it what you hear, or if you think of "I was the other guy", you'll hear that. Try it.
  • Joan from Amsterdam, NetherlandsI think it is: In Aberdeen I will die
    But that doesn't make any sense..
    Well, I don't get it..:S
  • Zoe from Shoreline, WaI have always heard

    i am blue and i believe i will die

    it fits well enough although the believe doesn't fit perfectly. but none of these fit perfectly. it was eather ment to be up to the imagination or its as it sounds Da Be Dee and so on.
  • Michael from Toledo, OhIn a more modern music video for this song, the blue man group are featured in it, where you see them in certain parts. Its really a great addition too it, though I haven't seen the modern video since 2002.
  • Jazz from Anaheim, CaHmm, I'm just deeply curious, I don't have my own theory, but I believe that some of these make sense. I'm just commenting for the people who say Jeffery Jay killed himself right after it came out. That's not true. He is now in a band called Bloom 06 and they are releasing their second album Crash Test 02 soon. They finished mastering it just two weeks ago.
  • Louis from Llanfyllin, Anguillathe lyrics are "im blue if i bleed i would die and if bleed, i would die if i bleed i would die...."
    u can figure it out if u listen to the acapella
  • Jackie from Miami, FlSeriously, everyone hears it different. I personally think the song was supposed to be like that. It's very clever. I love the song. If youre going to TELL someone that what you hear is right, youre stupid. Untill you find out for a fact, then dont correct anyone and act like you know what youre talking about.

    To sum it up, no one really knows so dont waste your time posting a comment acting like youre right.

    Thank you.

    -Jackie, Miami, Florida
  • Stephanie from Seattle, Wapshh. i dont care what you all think


    "i'm blue i will pee and eat pie"

    it completely fits.
    who doesn't need to pee
    AND eat pie?
    and today's pi day aussi.
  • Patrick from Clearwater, FlI don't think anyone has asked the question... What does "Da ba dee da ba di" mean? Its gotta mean something, if not then I would declare that there are in fact, other lyrics.
  • Ranna from Boondocks, Ialol. my friends and I used sing that part as "I'm blue, IF I WAS GREEN I WOULD DIE."

    we were in elementary so we thought the person's favorite color was blue and they hated the color green, so if they were green, they wouldn't like it.

    that's a bunch of 9-year-olds' interpretation of the song when it first came out. We really weren't very deep.
  • Chez from Other, United StatesWow! I had normally just heard the song as "I'm blue, da ba di da ba di" but all of the other interpretations just about fit! I think eiffel 65 really didnt put much thought in to how confusing it would be, threfore it really wasnt meant to draw up conflict over the lyrics. I was listening to a you tube video that played the song backwards and it really creeped me out!!! I heared "Hide the body, eat the body, hide the body, eat the body" I you listen carefully you can hear it! Now every time i listen to the song i get creeped out! :(

    Here's the website:
  • Joe from Bellingham, WaYah, I also heard a lot about the "In Aberdeen I will die" lyrics. I think those are the correct ones. It might mean something other than the fake suicide story. but along the same thing.
  • Johnny from Fort Worth, TxThe group is Italian and their name came from a computer called "Eiffel." The 65 came after a note was sent with 65 accidentally written in and the members believed it was fate and should stay. (thanks, Nathaniel - Newark, NY, for above 2) - This is incorrect. Eiffel was chosen by a computer PROGRAM at random. and 65 was written onto their name by mistake on a demo. it was actually part of a phone number
  • Kornyei from Oravita, Romaniathe music is cool!the complicated part is:
    i'm blue
    daba di daba die,
    daba dii!daba die,
    daba di daba die,
    daba dii!daba die,
  • Rodolfo from Chapel Hill, NcI edited the Wikipedia article and put this:

    "After carefully reviewing the a capella version of the track by down-pitching the song, the lyrics in the chorus are "I'm Blue, If I would bleed I wo die" stating that the person's whole world is blue and if they were to bleed they would die because blood is obviously red and red signifies evil. When put all together, with distortion, most likely flanging and delay (audio effect) effects combined with saying it fast, it comes out to be "Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die", whereas the last "Ba" is part of the distortion. Also, at the last three chorus sections of the song, "And I will bleed I will die" is said after every time "If I would bleed I would die" is said."

    I also put a sample of the a capella version in case no one believes me!
  • Autumn from Mt. Pleasant, TxOH. And it sounds wierd playing it BACKWARDS!!
  • Autumn from Mt. Pleasant, TxThis is one of the best "techno" songs ever.
    "Move Your Body" is my 2nd favorite.
  • Troll from London, Englandit is purposelly meant to sound like if that was me i would die when it actually just says im blue a ada ba dee daba di a daba dee daba di.
  • Brendan from Dubbo, Australialmfao hey all again im listening to the song right now and the little mee ups you got up there do fit hahaha especiall the ive OD'ed i have died lmao keep up the good work guys...and gals
  • Brendan from Dubbo, Australiahey all i think what your doing here is actually quite funny that you are sad eneogh to try and find a hidden message in this song lmao i actually like this song alot and i do ocasionally mess with the words just to get a laugh but they clearly do say * im blue da ba de da ba di*....then again saying that i to mess with the words is calling myself sad but hey i am a happy person thats why i like this song i think its a happy song i know that this actually make no sense but hey who cares...well i said something thats all that matter =)
  • Luke from Willimantic, CtI think the part nobody knows what he says has no meaning and he just did it to confuse people and now he reads stuff like this and laughs.
    Also, I love this song
  • John from Euless, Txdepression = suicide. i forgot to put that in.
  • John from Euless, TxI'm not saying anything i say is fact because its really hard to get conformation on the words but i dont think its "im in need of a guy" because hes got a girlfriend and everything is blue(a tree or a car cant be gay)! I dont care if blue means gay where they are from like tight is slang for cool but i dont use that slang."if i was green i would die" if u pay close atention to the syllables it doesnt fit, but if it did green could mean life and blue death."ive OD'ed, i have died" dosent fit but you know about drugs and techno.I know the title is "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" but thats not good enuff for me (but it fits."If that was me I would die"... it hasta fit people!Someone said three weeks after the release of the song the singer committed suicide in Aberdeen. A litle while later they found that that the 3th/4th time he says da ba dee da ba die he actually says In Aberdeen I will,must die. thats what i here.
  • Josh from TorontoI always thought it was If I was green I would die

    Made a lot of sense, too
  • Heather from Pittsburg, PaHey! All you people out there that are screwin' with this song, grow up....You idiots that think its got something to do with homosexuality, get a graip..If you really listen to it hard enought it'll come to make sence...I know this song does get annoying but can you imagine being a member of a band and see on the internet that people have been making your song horrable sounding...Think about it...
  • Admiral from MnThe correct lyrics are (Da Ba Dee Da Ba Di) - that's the exact lyrics printed inside of the Eiffel 65 Cd booklet. By the way, all of the members are still alive and they didn't buy from the blue man group.
  • Robbert from Utrecht, NetherlandsThree weeks after the release of the song the singer committed suicide in Aberdeen. A litle while later they found that that the 3th/4th time he says da ba dee da ba die he actually says In Abderdeen I will die.
  • Zack from Chicago, Idmy friend thought it was a goth song and they said "i'm blue i will bleed i will die"
  • Zack from Chicago, IdOk people. Almost every single lyrics idea you've had you can hear if u litsen hard enough. This is simply science. Your mind is tricking you into hearing these things and the lyrics go da ba dee da ba di not anything else ESCPICIALLY HOMOSEXUAL
  • Heather from Jacksonville, Flok people the words are not "I'm blue if i was green i would die", "I'm blue I need a man in my life", or what my stepmothere thought it said,"I'm blue I'm a demon I'll die" it basically says "I'm blue da ba dee da ba di" LISTEN VERY CLOSELY TO THE SONG PEOPLE! you'll hear the words "I'm blue da ba dee da ba di" not any other words.
  • Danielle from Providence, RiAlso, note that in the song he says I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND AND SHE IS SO BLUE. So he's not a homo.
  • Danielle from Providence, RiThis song is not about homosexuality! It has a techno mix screw up the words so it doesn't sound right, but the chorus says "I'm blue, if I was green I would die, if I was green I would die" NOTHING ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY!
  • Bridget from Anchorage, AlCORRECTION TO MY LAST COMMENT: the song by eiffel 65 is im blue, da ba dee da ba di; there are however many versions of this song, and one is the im blue if i were green i would die
  • Bridget from Anchorage, AlThis song is really annoying, but the chorus is not im blue, da ba dee di. It goes "im blue, if i were green i would die..." it gives no reference to homosexuality, and if you sing the song to yourself, da ba dee di doesnt even fit. losers.
  • Angusthebeast from Santa Rosa, Cai think it says: Im Blue, N' I Believe I Will Die, N' I Believe I Will Die, N' I Believe I Will Die"
  • Nicklas from N/a, Norwayhmmm... I wonder what happens if you play the "da ba dee" part backwards?
    - Rayne, Orcutt, CA

    Just in case anyone else was curious like I was, if you play it backwards, it sounds like "I ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa e ooh wa ooh wa ba" over and over again. It makes even less sense, and it's the least creepy song backwards I've ever heard. It's actually really pretty.
    - Angel, Des Moines, IA

    The song played backwards, is actually pretty....
    Appetizing for some people.....
    I have reversed it myself, and I found the result quite creepy....
  • Sean from Vero Beach, Flthe lyrics are something like "i'm blue da ba dee da ba die" the spelling might be a bit off but when translated from italian (the group is italian) it says something about some sort of drinks from gods and goddesses or something like that, so it HAS meaning. there is just no meaning in english, probably that line means he wants to get drunk since he is blue and has no one to talk to, look at ALL the lyrics and it makes perfect sense
  • Kuro Ryu from Mootown, CaYou guys are so mental, if you've ever watched the Music video for it, and anyone that can read lips can tell he is sayind "da ba dee da ba die" its very obvious. thats all it is, get over it.
  • Kevana from Atlanta, Ganaw all of yall rong its im blue in adebeen i will die in adebeen i will die in adebeen i will die cause i searched it up
  • T from Manhattan Beach, CaIt sounds like he is saying im blue something- was- something etc. so on and so forth. Im justing saying I can here the word was in it...
  • Nes from Nowhere, Ohda ba dee di translates to Drink from gods drink from goddesses. the lyrics were written by Gianfranco Randone (Jeffery Jey - Eiffel 65 Lead vocalist). Randone was instructed by bandmate Maurizio Lobina to create strange lyrics to accompany lobina's piano riff.
  • Rik from Utrecht, NetherlandsBut why, if he ment 'if i was green', wouldn't he say it clearly?
  • Josh from Engma, GaThe song is about a guy who has a life were everything is sad and he has nobody to listen to him. It honestly has nothing to do with suicide or homosexuality. The line is "da ba dee da ba die". Nothing else. It's a harmless song.
  • Nicole from Albury, AustraliaWOW! so many meanings. I don't know what to think! But the theory of it being about drugs seems pretty realistic, unless it's true the bloke shot himself in Aberdeen, cause then it's probably "I'm blue Aberdeen, I will die in Aberdeen, I will die in Aberdeen, I will die."

    Who knows! It was ages ago now anyhow. I was in year 5 I think, and I enjoyed it just as "bada be da ba da..."
  • Lily from Madeupcity, Nyha ha, i never really payed attention to the song's words, but today it was brought up at the lunch table and one person said that it was "im blue, if i was green i would die, if i was green i would die, if i was green i would die." but then anotherf person said that they had actually looked it up online and that it is "da ba dee da ba di da ba di da ba di". so yeah...
  • Rik from Utrecht, NetherlandsWhat he really sings with "Im blue dabadee dabaday etc etc." is: "Im blue Aberdeen, I will die in Aberdeen, I will die in Aberdeen, I will die." One week after this song was released he shot himself in the head in Aberdeen. He was depressed (the color blue), because he was homosexual and had "nobody to listen".
  • Fuax from Waldorf, MdI hear a difference between the first line of the da ba dee da ba die versus the second, so to me it sounds like so:

    I'm blue da ba dee da ba die
    If that was me I would die

    Then it sounds like they alternate it between that and da ba dee da ba die.
    Truefully the effect on his voice makes it almost impossible to tell. Sounds good though! :D

    "Move your Body" is better ;)

  • Mjn Seifer from Not Listed For Personal Reason, EnglandDoes anyone besides me think that Eifel 65 must have been video game obsessives? The majority of the music video (All except the stage performances) looks like it came STRAIGHT out of a generiac video game...
  • Scotty from Camas, Wai think it says, "im blue shut the hell i up i own ur punkass"
  • Tyler from Guymon, OkOk, the song is actually called "I'm Blue (da ba dee)" exactly...
    So, this should be telling everyone that it says "Da Ba Dee Da Ba Di" OK...
    personally, I too thought something different before I actually saw the title for myself.
  • Mike Hunt from Cocksville, DeFacts:

    1. Every member of the group is still alive
    2. They did NOT buy the song from the blue man group
    3. There aren't any hidden messages about being gay or drugs. This song has as much depth as Spice Girl's "Wannabe".
    4. Everyone who posted anything about what the lyrics really mean, shut up. You're all retards.

    Keep in mind that when you first heard these rumors, you were 10 or 11, and you found out from your best friend, who also was 10 or 11. Not the most credible source.

    And to the guy, "Let's just accept the fact that people can hear things differently..." SHUT UP. Yes, art can be interpreted in different ways. No, vapid pop songs can't.
  • Matthew from Canberra, SingaporeI think that the whole point of them singign DABADEEDABADI in a weird way, is for people to keep talking about like nealry every single person here.
    Also, the fact they sing it weirdly makes it sounds really good.
  • Ej from Massillon, OhIf you have ever seen the music video they are trying to escape the alien place, but they cannot find their way. If anything I think it is "I'm Blue and I'm in need of a guide," but I truly believe it means absolutely nothing and this guy is just screwing with us.
  • Tyler from La, CaI always thought that it said like "if i was green i would die" pretty wierd...
  • Julia from Ottawa, MnI think this is just a song that you can have fun with. it doesnt realy have a meanging.
  • Ashley from Wesminster, Co~*i think that this song is normally mistaken as other things but,i think he's not gay & he does say da ba dee da ba di and the reason y he sounds lyke that.. is beacause he's trying to be an alien if you ever seen the music video and he also has the robot attchet to his voice !
    frm ashley's friend ally
  • Ashley from Wesminster, Co~*I sorry to tell you i think that this means that he high and he is gay and he blue cus he gay soo he wants to die*~
  • John from Bc, Canadato those that were argueing, that (da ba dee) is in the title: that is because they are trying to be on the safe side when beeing pinned down about that part of the lyrics. There really is *no* reason to have that in the title otherwise! Now, for my part, I always thought that he is very depressed ("blue") and therefor says "I'm blue, I wish I could die"... obviously that is just me (my religious background is the bible, hence suicide is a sin).
  • Lyricalmystery from Calhoun, TnYou know, there are other lyrics than the chorus. I recently heard this song again and it made me think that this song (I could be wrong) could be about meth. To me it seems sort of obvious.. like the entire song is about being "blue" (when someone is "blue" or someone tells you that Charles in the corner over there is "blue" that means they are methed up). I've looked around and nobody else has posted this on any other lyrical interpretation site :P but oh well. The entire song is about how everything he sees is blue.. and the chorus seems like meth is making him messed up or crazy or something.

    "And everything is blue for him and hisself
    And everybody around
    Cos he ain't got nobody to listen to"

    Maybe somebody that has been rejected and this is the only outlet for him or her. The lyrics also state that there are blue little windows and a blue corvette.. now don't come saying that "no it cant be about meth thats just the color of it all" i think its that meth is the only thing he can think about and its a representation of his life and how meth is controlling him.
  • Joanna from Brisbane, AustraliaI reckon they origanally said if i was green i would die but blured it with computers cause they relised it sounded racist and have denied it eva since. we all have way to much time on our hands
  • Tony from Cincinnati, Ohthe song sucks anyway so who really cares what it says
  • Acid from Dystopia, CanadaAll of you are thinking through this way too much. It truly is "da ba de da ba di", but its a type of abstract art. "da ba de.." has absolutely no concrete meaning, leaving the opportunity for the mind to interpret the sounds to suit your own mindset. Feel free to express what you got out of it, but its really all coming out of your own minds. The only one that even remotely makes logical sense would be "if i ODed i would die" because not only is it techno, which usually implies heavy use of designer drugs, but its just overall a really tripped out song.
  • Wendz from Fargo, United Statesits makes the song better if it was I'm blue. If I was green, I believe I would die.
  • Erhan from Naples, FlThe song is Da be dee .... etc
    not if i was green. too many sylabuls. listen
    its a song that says everything is blue. this is a trip song after one take a hit of what ever he sings decoded. Im Blue, I ODed, I would Die.. meaning his trip is far away but near death because if he OD's then he would die. Acid song. Not green, lol that is a joke. why would he die if he was green. Cleary a tripping song.
    Awsome song BTW
  • Jim from Mars, OtherNo not everybody hears it differently the majority of us hear "da ba dee da ba di" and if it was obcene subliminal message y would they play it at a middle school talant show.
  • David from Blackwood, Njyou people have it twisted up this is the lyrics that are correct..

    Yo listen up here's a story
    About a little guy that lives in a blue world
    And all day and all night and everything he sees
    Is just blue
    Like him inside and outside
    Blue his house with a blue little window
    And a blue Corvette
    And everything is blue for him
    And himself and everybody around
    Cause he ain't got nobody to listen.

    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa
    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa

    I have a blue house with a blue window
    Blue is the colour of all that I wear
    Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
    I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
    Blue are the people here that walk around
    Blue like my Corvette, it's sittin' outside
    Blue are the words I say and what I think
    Blue are the feelings that live inside me.

    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa
    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa

    I have a blue house with a blue window
    Blue is the color of all that I wear
    Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
    I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
    Blue are the people here that walk around
    Blue like my Corvette, it's sitting outside
    Blue are the words I say and what I think
    Blue are the feelings that live inside me

    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa
    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa

    Inside and outside
    Blue his house with a blue little window
    And a blue Corvette
    And everything is blue for him and himself
    And everybody around
    Cause he ain't got nobody to listen

    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa
    I'm Blue da ba dee da ba daa..

  • Tyler from Salisbury, Ncthe song lyrics ar "I'm blue Da Ba Dee, Da Ba Di" and its repeats. If you watch the music vid. there on a planet where every thing is blue. they're trying to turn it back. and there is a blue guy that has a girlfreind.
  • Matt from Dallas, TxWhy would the words "da ba dee" be in the title, if the lyrics were, "if i was green i would die" or anything else for that doesn't make scense. The correct lyrics, and any big lyrics site will agree with me, as will Eiffel 65 themselves, are "da ba dee, da ba di". its a really lame song in my oppinion
  • Mike from Champaign, IlSee it is mostly like da ba dee blah blah blah but some parts are really if i was green i would die and its saying that teir sad because everything dies but does it really matter that its that way at all and this guy is not only using blue as sad but he is saying blue as in like not green and living and green is a term for alive and i should know cuz this is my faveorite song ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Erika from Topeka, KsI really think the words are "I'm blue, but I'd really like to eat mashed potatoes for dinner, with a side dish of corn." Listen to the words. THat's what there sayoing.
  • Fred from New York, NyHasn't anone ever heard of Doo-Wop? It's entirely possible the entire song-except for "I'm blue" and the intro-is just random syllables repeated over and over!

    The distortion and the unintelligible talking makes for sort of an "ink blot" effect musically. It's what you pereceive it to be. I'm pretty sure you all felt pretty clever when you thought you had it all figured out, and the song had some really deep meaning.
  • Carl from Bentonville, ArI think it says, "I'm blue. If I was green, I would die." And I think they're saying that everything, no matter how beautiful, or how happy will die, and they feel blue, depressed, but does it really matter? That's just how I hear it.
  • Leanna from Whitsett, NcI think we can all come to the conclusion that we
    all hear the lyrics differently and therefore have a different connection to the song so that it in some way relates to something recent, past, or future for us, and that while it might not be the best song in the world in the eyes of some to others it is so we should not degrade it in anyway or we ourselves will be no greater than the song is in our point of view.
  • Reorith from Clarksville, Mdlike a dime bag?
  • Cory from Boonville, Inhow about, "im blue im inneed of a dime"?
  • Flufferbutt from Baraga, MiIt sounds like the song say im blue and im in need of a guy.
  • Pero from Werrington, AustraliaOMG its "im blue if i was green i would die"
    thats the only thing that makes sense
  • Marina from Homer, Caall you people out there have it wrong... its not exsactly I'M BLUE ABA DEE IBADIE... its really ... i'm blue ifi was green i woudl die if i was green i would die if i was green i would die... so well thats that and i hope u sing it write... cuzz its an awsome song.. and all u people ou there and messin it up and its infureating... so well get it right! - Marina
  • Alanna from Pelham, Nhthis song is so old i think it is kinda weird it came out when i was like in the frist grade so i dont no it is kanda weird when you lisen to it now it is confussing i think it is funny now when i lisen to it.It is really weird the music vido is even more weird.:) :) :)
  • Ryan from Ray, Mii always thought it was "da ba di" but i understand how you could hear it differently
  • Julia from Kansas City, Moi thought it was "if that was me i would die"

    but strangely enough, that relates to me because some pretty bad stuff just happened to my best friend and i was thinking the same thing...
  • AnonymousI was pretty sure that it was saying 'im blue if i was me i would die' instead of da boo dee da boo dye. but it might still be like suicidal..drug related..or homesexually?.. o well or it could be like somone up there said that it was meant for people to hear it different ways.. if you look on google for the lyrics there are none. lol. but either way this song rocks my socks :P
  • Angel from Des Moines, IaJust in case anyone else was curious like I was, if you play it backwards, it sounds like "I ooh wa ooh wa ooh wa e ooh wa ooh wa ba" over and over again. It makes even less sense, and it's the least creepy song backwards I've ever heard. It's actually really pretty.
  • Alf from New York, Nymy friend said this song was about an acid trip or somethin, thats why every thing he saw was blue. and then at the da ba dee part hes sayin "ive OD'ed, i have died, ive OD'ed i have died" etc...
  • Hillary from Irving, Txi thaught he was saying im blue if i was green i would die and my bf thaught he was saying im blue im in need of a dime
  • Jana from Fort Valley, GaI listen to the lyrics and I heard that song was about despression b/c they use the word blue.
  • Falko from Berlin, Germany"It was origionally written for the Blue Man Group, then they realized that they weren't allowed to sing. Eiffel 65 bought it off them for $3.78 American, which is roughly what the song is worth anyways." This is really stupid...
    The piano part was written in 5 minutes. The composer is Corey Randone, who wrotes most tracks on the "Europop" album. The Eiffel 65 members are Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina and the quite well known Dj Gary Ponte.
  • Anthony from Easton, PaI can't believe people could be so stupid to think that it would be anything other than "da ba dee da ba di", when it clearly lists the title as: "Blue (Da ba dee)". Not "Blue (If I was green)" or "Blue (I believe)". Idiots.
  • Mooy from Soemwhere, MnA friend of mine thought that it was -i'm blue i'm diseased i will die...If you listen to it really carefully you could come to that conclusion.
  • David from Kingston, OtherT was humming to the song in my car while leaving for work when 2 neighbourhood girls about 11 years old asked me if I didn't know the lyrics were "i'm gay i'm in need of a guy i'm a gay guy" I never hummed to it again.But it's still a guilty pleasure.
  • Jen from Nv~!man i thought this song was just a song that Eiffel 65 made up just for fun but since i read all these comments i dont know what to think lol im still confused my friend said the words were "im blue if i were green i would die" lol but i dont know!~
  • Holly from Lakeland, Fli heard it saying if i'm blue i will die
  • Zack from Buffalo, Nyhmmm am I the only one who thought the "da ba dee da ba di" part was infact "da ba dee da ba di" when I first heard it
  • Elson from Los Angeles, CaIt's the only song with an inteded "rap" section (intro) that doesn't even rhyme.
  • Kara from Moro, IlI just think it's supposed to be a really weird dumb song that you can have fun listening to. Like the Macarana!
  • Alyson from Rhinelander, WiIf you listen closely im blue da ba dee whatever it sounds like im blue i would die if i was green
  • Matt from Millbrae, CaDidn't one of these guys commit suicide?
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiayes definitely another song about drugs ...praise the Lord ...Jesus come save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Madeline from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song drove me nuts!
  • Rayne from Orcutt, Cahmmm... I wonder what happens if you play the "da ba dee" part backwards?
  • Megan from Columbus, Ohthats kinda funny but me and my friend were like..what 5 when this song came out and we thought that it was " i will be, i will be on a diet i will be on a diet a diet" hahahaha isn't that hilarious? lol

  • Jen from Joburg, South AfricaI heard from an old friend it was 'i'm blue over did and I died'. Of course, i don't think it's right, but you never know!
  • Jenny from In Michigan, MiSomeone told me that the lyrics were " Im blue indeed i would die" and then after the song went out the lead singer killed himself
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesNick, how could this have been the first radio hit of the new Millennium? It was released in early 1999!
  • Alex from Charleston, WvBy the way, I used to think it said, "I'm blue, and indeed I'm a bi". Once again, another subliminal homosexual message.
  • Alex from Charleston, WvIt was origionally written for the Blue Man Group, then they realized that they weren't allowed to sing. Eiffel 65 bought it off them for $3.78 American, which is roughly what the song is worth anyways.
  • Mike from Katy, TxMaybe the whole point is that your supposed to see it how you want. everybody hears something different.
  • Nick from Arlington Heights, IlI will always remember this song as the first radio hit of the new millenium.
  • Esteban from Panama, OtherI heard that they are singing about how you perceive everything blue when you are on an ecstasy trip. Haven't even tried it, so I can't confirm it!
  • Bernadette from Melbourne, AustraliaThis song is the definition of annoying!! It was good, the first 100 times but the next 20,000 times, it got on my nerves. Heaps of people have speculated as to why the lyrics were distorted and some say that it was an obscene song that had to be cleaned up without being changed extensively.
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