In Frank Sinatra's song "Something Stupid", He says:

The time is right,

your perfume fills my head,

the stars get red,

and oh, the night's so blue.

And then I go and spoil it all,

by saying something stupid like I "love you".

I want to understand what does he mean by "the stars get red" and its relation to the night's so blue. As in my understanding that blue refers to sadness most of the time.

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  • I too have wondered over this line. Perhaps stars are white when they are overhead (earlier in the night) and then they turn red as they set (move towards the horizon). So, stars 'getting red' is a way of illustrating that it is too late in the evening: the time for romance has passed. Obviously, I don't know. In any case, a bit of mystery in a lyric never hurts! Such a great song; so well done. – Dan Oct 5 '17 at 22:55
  • I don't think 'blue', in this case, means 'sad'. A cloudless night sky without a moon (or light pollution) can be magically midnight blue. – Dan Oct 5 '17 at 22:59