"Blurry" is a song by the band Puddle of Mudd. It was released in October 2001 as the second single from the album Come Clean.
The song is the band's best known song, reaching the number-one spot on the BillboardHot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts for ten and nine weeks, respectively. This soon propelled the single to mainstream success, reaching the number 5 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and Billboard Hot 100. The song is also the band's highest selling U.S. single ever, with sales of 753,000 copies, as of 2010. Additionally, the song's writers, Wes Scantlin, Doug Ardito, and Jimmy Allen won ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for this tune. "Blurry" also won 2 Billboard Awards in 2002, for Modern Rock Track of the Year and Rock Track of the Year. It also received the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. "Blurry" reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart on its release there in June 2002, becoming the band's highest charting single in the United Kingdom. The song still receives radio airplay marginally.
"Blurry" is about a break-up, as well as cowardice. The song was primarily written about how lead singer Wes Scantlin misses his real-life son, Jordan, whom he also played.
It is best known for its refrain, from which it derived its secondary name: "Can you take it all away? / Can you take it all away? / When you shoved it in my face / This pain you gave to me". Guitar One magazine named Doug Ardito's "Blurry" guitar harmonic riff as one of its "Top Ten Riffs of the Decade".
The song is written in the key of G♭ major with a moderately slow tempo of 78 beats per minute. The song follows a chord progression of C♭–D♭–E♭m, and the vocals in the song span from C♭4 to C♭7.
The music video for the song shows Scantlin playing with his son, Jordan, interspersed with shots of the band playing in a garage. Towards the end, as the song picks up, it shows Jordan driving off in the back seat with a man and a woman in the front seat (presumably Jordan's mother and stepfather), as Wes watches the car sadly. The video was directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.