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'Blue Over You' by Mason Ramsey - Lyrics & Meaning

April 2, 2024 4:25 pm GMT

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Mason Ramsey - 'Blue Over You'

Label: Atlantic Records

Release Date: February 23, 2024

Songwriters: Jan Fernandez & Mason Ramsey

The Background:

Mason Ramsey got his start via a viral video of him yodeling the track “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams at a Walmart back in 2018 – garnering millions of views and simultaneously launching him into the limelight. Now, the 17-year-old is a force to be reckoned with within the country music industry, taking music much more seriously than ever before.

After releasing a five-track EP titled Falls Into Place at the end of 2023 – serving as a follow-up to the singles Famous and Twang from 2018 and 2019, respectively – it looks like the talented singer/songwriter is working towards his next body of work, releasing two tunes to kick off the new year: ‘Here All Day’ and ‘Blue Over You’.

The latter has achieved a great deal of success since its release on February 23, amassing more than 7 million streams on Spotify alone, as well as causing a great deal of chatter via X (formerly known as Twitter).

“‘Blue Over You’ is such a good song,” one fan exclaimed.

“I can’t start my day without listening to Blue Over You’ by Mason Ramsey,” another cheekily admitted.

“Mason Ramsey's (Yodel Boy) ‘Blue Over You’ is a hit to me. Oh, it's good,” a third fan argued.

The Sound:

With a stripped-down sound that has been deemed both dreamy and vintage, the overall sound of ‘Blue Over You’ is unlike anything listeners have heard from Ramsey before, with the signature twang of his vocal – as well as his oh-so famous yodel – shedding some further light on who he is at his core.

Described as an “amazing authentic throwback to 50-60s country”, listeners have compared the sound of 'Blue Over You' to something that Country Music Hall Of Famer Hank Williams would have released during his illustrious career, simultaneously teasing what seems to be a brand new sound for Ramsey.

The Meaning:

[Verse 1]

There was a time, there was magic in the air

In my mind, there are memories everywhere of you and me together

I thought it would last forever

There was a time, oh, there was a time

Opening up the smash hit, Ramsey reminisces on his affinity towards a prospective partner, singing that “there was magic in the air” at the time of this romance. Admitting that he “thought it would last forever”, it is safe to say that this love story has come to a close, resulting in an emotion-packed track that details the heartbreak that the 17-year-old was experiencing at the time.

[Chorus]

I lost you, thought I had you but you were never really mine

So I'm crying, yeah, I'm dying, you're not next to me tonight

If I could get that close, oh, heaven only knows

I wouldn't be blue over you (blue)

Blue over you

In the opening line of the chorus – which reads “I lost you, thought I had you but you were never really mine” – the listener learns that Ramsey’s love interest was not a significant other, but simply a crush instead. Nonetheless, he experienced a great deal of agony once he learned that she did not feel the same way, singing that he was “crying” as well as “dying” after learning that she would not be in his life after all.

The best way to describe this feeling is blue – another word for sad, depressed or melancholy – resulting in the lines, as well as the overall title.

[Verse 2]

Now that you're gone, I don't know what to say (say)

Just trying to think that everything's okay (everything's okay)

It's too quiet, but I'm trying to fill this empty space

Now that you're gone, oh, now that you're gone

In the second verse, Ramsey reflects on what his life looks like after losing this dream, admitting that he doesn't know what to say or do. He also reveals that he is “trying to fill this empty space” now that they've gone for good, prior to delving into a second and third chorus.

What has Mason Ramsey said about ‘Blue Over You’?

When asked about the story behind the song, Ramsey exclusively told Holler, “I wrote the song ‘Blue Over You’ about a girl that I had feelings for, however, she just did not feel the same,” choosing to keep the identity of this former love interest under wraps.

He continued, “I wrote it about her. The next day after, she told me how she felt, and I didn't think it would gain this much traction. In fact, I wasn't sure if it was going to be put out, so it just kind of went from there. My label loved it. My managers loved it. Everybody loved it, and so we decided to put it out, and the rest is history”.

Similarly, Ramsey took to Instagram to thank those who have been streaming the song, sharing with the camera while wearing a ravishing blue velvet shirt, “I didn’t expect the song to blow up like it did. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, and it really means a lot to me, and I will do my best to continue to put out music exactly like this… Who knows what comes in the future, but until then, I will see you next time”.

Aside from sharing dozens and dozens of Instagram reels regarding “Blue Over You,” the Illinois native also has teased a tune titled “Something You Can Hold” via his various social media platforms, implying that even more new music is on the horizon.

For the full lyrics to Mason Ramsey's 'Blue Over You', see below:

[Verse 1]

There was a time, there was magic in the air

In my mind, there are memories everywhere of you and me together

I thought it would last forever

There was a time, oh, there was a time

[Chorus]

I lost you, thought I had you but you were never really mine

So I'm crying, yeah, I'm dying, you're not next to me tonight

If I could get that close, oh, heaven only knows

I wouldn't be blue over you (blue)

Blue over you

[Verse 2]

Now that you're gone, I don't know what to say (say)

Just trying to think that everything's okay (everything's okay)

It's too quiet, but I'm trying to fill this empty space

Now that you're gone, oh, now that you're gone

[Chorus]

I lost you, thought I had you but you were never really mine

So I'm crying, yeah, I'm dying, you're not next to me tonight

And if I could get that close oh, heaven only knows

I wouldn't be blue over you

Blue over you

[Chorus]

I lost you, thought I had you but you were never really mine

So I'm crying, yeah, I'm dying, you're not next to me tonight

And if I could get that close oh, heaven only knows

I wouldn't be blue over you

Blue over you

[Outro]

Blue over you

I wouldn't be blue

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Written by Melanie Rooten
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