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LOL | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/09
Sorry Nichole - I think you will find the other reviewers are reffering to "Pink" who is the main character in "The Wall" which was a movie made to acompany the album. Dont think anyone here actually thought that Rogers' name was actually Pink Floyd
obviously | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/20/09
It's quite obvious that the including of the train announcer at the end is to do with the mass evacuation of children and pregnant woman out of the major cities in England during the war. Considering Waters was born in Great Bookham a town well known to hold evacuees from large cities from world war 2 then it seems to me that this song is almost completely autobiographical. It is more from the point of view of Waters and his mother from this time.
Just A Thought | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/7/09
Both the lyrics and the Gerald Scarfe animation in the film are unequivocal. The song is about the destruction and pain brought by war. Yet I can't help but wonder...
At this point in the story, the first brick (loss of Pink's father through war) is long finished. The second brick (controlling, egomaniacal teachers) has also been placed in the Wall. Side 1 of the vinyl album ends with Mother, which showcases all of Pinks issues with women prior to his discovery of his wife's infidelity.
Ignoring Goodbye Blue Sky for a moment, side 2 (and the third brick) is entirely about Pinks relations with women seen from the post-infidelity vantage point.
So Goodbye Blue Sky lies right smack in the middle of the portion of the story about Pink's relations with women - right at the cusp of his discovery of her affair.
Couldn't Goodbye Blue Sky be simultaneously about the loss of innocence that war brings (its obvious meaning) and - as an extension of the metaphor - the loss of innocence that the failure of his marriage brings? The Blue Sky that is about to disappear for Pink is the blue sky of his marriage.
While the lyrics and film sequence are clearly pointing to the Blue Sky over London before the Blitz, is it not possible that Waters (always complex, multilayered, brilliant and deliberate as a lyricist) is also describing the blue sky of Pink's marriage, which is about to be irretrievably darkened?
Re: The first line.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/28/09
After reading the back and forth debating here I can laugh a little (even if it was 07). Most children are not going to acknowledge to their parent... Hey Look, we have irony here mom.... something is not there anymore... Have you not ever watched a child when a plane DOES fly over head, how facinated they are by it??? The track says.. "Look mummy, there is an aeroplane up in the sky." The reason it sounds like "no plane" is because they are using a British Accent. "An" in British - comes out sounding like "n". And the child says "Aero"-Plane.... Not Airplane, like we pronounce in America. Therefore....N Aero mumbled by a child... may sound like no.
wrong. | Reviewer: Cody | 10/23/09
According to Roger Waters, this is about remembering your childhood and then getting ready to set off into the rest of your life. but If I had to guess what caused some of the lyrics is the 1940 bombing of London, even though he wasn't born yet he was born 3 years later but he still had to grow up with the post war madness and cleanup effort plus I'm sure he had military family that fought and died in the war.
wow | Reviewer: Nichole | 10/20/09
Ok, first, beautiful but sad song.
Second... the lead singers name is NOT pink. It's Roger Waters. Christ people.
And third... have you ever heard a small child speak? They aren't exactly articulate with their words, and enunciation isn't usually key at such a young age (which you can assume the child is due to the use of the parental term "mummy"). As someone stated before, she (because I'm assuming it's a little girl, although it's impossible to tell at that young an age) simply runs together the word "an" with the word "aeroplane".
goodbye blue sky | Reviewer: Kylee | 3/30/09
Okay, If you ever get a chance to see the movie "The Wall" it pretty much explain the entire album. The song is written about World War 2 and the effects that it had on Pink as a child. And yes, there is a little girl watching an aeroplane fly over here in the beginning.
You can get the movie at FYE, its pretty awesome.
great song, not so great discussion | Reviewer: Martin | 2/27/09
The song is really beautiful, definitely one of the best tracks on the album. It is very plain. The lyrics are in no way complicated or hard to understand and there is no hidden meaning in it.
So it's really depressing that so many people try to make Floyd look seem stupid or weird by not accepting this great and simple text for what it is. "no plane"... That's just silly.
Goodbye Blue Sky | Reviewer: matt haas | 2/22/09
From what I've interpreted from this song is about the horrors of war. "Look mummy there's an airplane up in the sky" clearly refers to a child and their parent standing outside watching a bomber fly over. This is based on WWII, From the view point of someone in Europe as air raids were present.
The child points into the sky only seeing the plane as an aircraft, being "ammused" by it, as most children are by many things. The child does not comprehend that the planes sole purpose is to kill thousands of people.
This song points to the horrors of war, how such things as an airplane which children know of at an early age look up once again to look at one but this time war has transformed the plane into a death machine, like everything around them.
The song talks of falling bombs and fires, even after the fires being extinguished the memories, death and rubble are present for decades to come. Something as beautiful as a clear blue sky, something so pure and clean can be blackened by the shade of war, war casting a shadow over all that is good, a war machine grinding over the earth.
Goodbye blue sky | Reviewer: Klab52 | 2/23/09
It is obviously about some sort of war involving nuclear bombs, hence, "Goodbye blue sky", which probably refers to a nuclear winter, and "The flames are long gone but the pain lingers on", might also refer to radiation caused by the bombs.
Makes Perfect Sense | Reviewer: Logan | 2/18/09
"Look Mummy there's an aeroplane in the sky...). This is clearly about a bomber of some sort, and about war. Hence falling bombs, running for shelter, and goodbye to blue sky. It could possibly be nuclear bombs, or large bombs particularly, when it says "the flame's long gone but the pain lingers on..." Potentially referring to a scarred city or radiation. Who knows. It is about war though, and I think whoever said it before is right, it sound like the future.
the first line | Reviewer: claudia | 2/1/09
Logically, it supposed to say "Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky", because in The Wall movie, it's all related to the war, and we can hear sounds of an aeroplane at the beginning of the song, not clearly, but it's there.
the first line | Reviewer: pedned | 1/6/09
listen carefully, with headphones... you can obviously hear the sound of what seems to be a propellor driven aeroplane engine before the child says 'look mummy theres an aeroplane up in the sky'...
This would tie in with
"Did-did-did-did-you hear the falling bombs?"
As to me the song seems to be about a war (ww2 maybe) and a bomber flying over head...
making sense of no | Reviewer: tara | 11/24/08
i've listened to it over and over and "an aeroplane" just doesnt fit. i finally have accepted that it's actually no plane. i think "no plane" is supposed to be the simplistic way to see world. maybe the way it first was. whih would make said being said by a child. and it's something to look at because the sky has been cleared up. it's the before and the future.
mikeg's review | Reviewer: Papa Squirts | 10/29/08
The little girl says "aeroplane" not "no plane". You can listen closely and still not know, but it's airplane.
Floyd may have been different and unique, but they were cohesive and intelligent. The airplane refers to bombers which is cited again later in the verse, and the bomb shelters they have to run to during a bombing. All this is a metaphor in itself, but the point is the girl sees something, hence, 'Look Mummy' and it's an airplane.
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