Blue Sunny Day

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Blue Sunny Day
ReleaseThe Aftermath
Release date2009-03-16
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Blue Sunny Day is a song on Jonathan Coulton's collection of unreleased tracks, The Aftermath.


Blue Sunny Day started as a happy song, with a refrain about a "blue, sunny day". Jonathan realized that blue could have multiple meanings, referring to either a day with a blue sky and lots of sun, or a sad, but sunny day. He wondered why a sunny day would make somebody sad. He claims that the first thing he thought about was a vampire, but he thought that it would be too cliche for a Jonathan Coulton song. So he thought that the song might be about somebody who had been in a relationship, and that the sun reminded him about the relationship, or something of the sort. But then he decided it should be about vampires after all. Further diverging from a happy tune, the vampire of the song kills himself in the end by exposing himself to the sun.

Live Performance

"Blue Sunny Day" was debuted live at Park West in Chicago, on February 28, 2009, with just Jonathan and guitar. A link to a video of the performance is below.


  • The song was used for a fake sitcom intro in a Dragon*ConTV video titled "Fang Friends". The video is a spoof of 1970's sitcoms like Three's Company, starring three vampires from modern fiction (Edward Cullen, Spike, Allucard). The video premiered at Dragon*Con 2009.


Blue Sunny Day became available for purchase on March 15, 2009 for the standard price of one dollar.

The Aftermath
1. Octopus - 2. Re: Vos Cerveaux - 3. My Beige Bear - 4. Lady Aberlin's Muumuu - 5. Washy Ad Jeffy - 6. Monkey Shines - 7. Big Dick Farts a Polka - 8. Space Doggity - 9. Always the Moon - 10. Blue Sunny Day