Goodbye blue sky Lyrics - Pink Floyd



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"Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky"

Oooooooo ooo ooo ooo ooooh(x 3)
Did-did-did-did-you see the frightened ones?
Did-did-did-did-you hear the falling bombs?
Did-did-did-did-you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new world
Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?

Oooooooo ooo ooo ooo ooooh
Did-did-did-did-you see the frightened ones?
Did-did-did-did-you hear the falling bombs?
The flames are all long gone, but the pain lingers on.

Goodbye, blue sky
Goodbye, blue sky.
Goodbye.(x 2)


"The 11:15 from Newcastle is now approaching"
"The 11:18 arrival...."




Writer: WATERS, ROGER
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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Good by blue sky | Reviewer: BandJoe | 10/16/13

I love a great story behind the song.
I think it is accurate to say this song was written by the personal experiences of ww11.
One thing, I also think it more than likely had some design purposely installed to relate to a broad range of history....
When it comes to music, its really in the ear of the listener and what they wind up taking away from it. :)

There is no pink | Reviewer: Boxycaty | 11/4/12

There's no one in pink floyd called pink...The album is based around a single member(Roger Waters) of a band with several members....So no,it's not about ''Pink'' in the band,not even a Floyd...

goodbye blue sky | Reviewer: Someone right | 1/13/12

The song is about the London blitz bombings during WW2 Roger Waters father Died holding the Anzio Bridgehead in Italy he served in the Royal Fusiliers Company C , (listen to "when the tigers broke free" and thats not about a zoo escape")
He says his first memories are of the VJ day celebration, Europe was severely scarred after WW2 and its obvious that Alot of what is being said in the wall is a reference to WW2, the rationing of food in England was still going on until 1954 9 years after WW2 My mother is English And Her parents and alot of others still behaved as the ration was on into the early 60's only buying food for one day or a meal at a time.
Also Sid Barret Is the Inspiration for the man in the film shaving his eyebrows. Also there Are references to the Final Solution Facism and the racism of the Period. You just have to be aware of the Way things used to be, Not the way people today interpret the way things were.

AND FOR CHRISTS SAKE THERE IS NO ONE IN THE BAND NAMED PINK!!!!!!! its a reference to bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council from the Early bluesesque Pink Floyd

Why the hell do you say "pink" there are other people in the band | Reviewer: Doubtful | 12/26/11

its obviously about the war and the bombing of england, and the meaning of the wall is everyone person in the world is a brick and without the little people the wall(society and economy)would crumble.

NO! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/27/11

although it does resemble the war ... but its really about how pink lost his father in WWII ... and the wall is actually his personal wall he started to put up due to the troubles he has to go through in his entire life from the cause of his fathers death.

Yes it's an Aero-plane but so much more | Reviewer: LES | 4/14/11

Literally of course it's about the bombers and the war, but it's also a metaphor as Pink sees all his hopes first of having his father return from the war dashed and his childhood dreams gone...the war iniside is coming and his happiest days of his life are fading as he slowly descends into depression which will eventually lead to madness.

Isn't this where we came in? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/21/11

I think many of the previous posters have summed this theme up far too two dimensionally. Of course it is related to world war II, but it's also a dirge signifying the end of the Post World War I "brave new world" that was promised by the allied leaders. We have to remind ourselves how significant and shocking it is that the collective human consciousness even includes the notion of "World War." After the war, there was a promise of peace and prosperity. So as to say, the leaders of the world ultimately said "That was a terrible atrocity in human history. Our nations may have won, but in the end the human race lost, and loss a certain macrocosm of innocence. But alas, it was under extraordinary circumstances. This brave new world will never see such a tragedy again." And of course the world watched the promise unfurl, World War II. It is a tragic notion, perhaps not to the young because the idea of World War is detached history to them, but World War is the single most tragic failure of the human race.

boogerific | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/13/11

This song was Pink Floyd's pioneer venture into absolute surrealism. To achieve this effect, they decided to write a very happy song about a fish named Moe, but to do so without using the words fish, moe, ocean, sea, happy or tiger shark. Also, they resolved to give the happy song a rather unhappy melody.
Not a bad job, I think...

The Wall Plotline - Goodbye Blue Sky | Reviewer: Mike | 11/13/10

In a brief prologue, birds are heard chirping peacefully. The sound of approaching bombers catches the attention of a child (voiced by a young Harry Waters), who states, "Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky".
The lyrics go on to describe the memory of the Blitz: Did you see the frightened ones? Did you hear the falling bombs? Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? The flames are all long gone but the pain lingers on. Goodbye, blue sky.

I'm a veteran | Reviewer: anonymous | 11/13/10

the song goodbye blue sky is referring to the air raids on berlin and poland at the time during WWII.did you see the frightful ones? did you here the falling bombs? did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky?
all of this is referring to hitlers promises before the NAZI socialist party attacked berlin and poland. the flames are all long gone but the pain lingers on is referring to the defeat of nazi germany and the severe impact it's had on the world. they call this album the wall because they're referring to the berlin wall and how it seperated families during that time.go to thewallanalysis.com if you don't beleive a veteran who is suffering from his own lingering pain.

Childhood during the war..? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/10

Lol, the idiot that said it was about Gilmour's and Waters' childhood growing up during WW2... do some research before posting an idiotic hypothesesis... Waters was born in '43 - I'm sure he has vivid memories of the war... I know I remember all sorts of details about the world and surroundings and living through events from when I was 2. Gilmour was born in '46... Enough said.

Good bye blue sky | Reviewer: anonymous | 6/24/10

Waters and Gilmore grew up in WWII england and this album is about that, good bye blue sky refers to basically all the bombs that were dropped literally created an immense amount of ash and debris and so many planes, so you couldn't see the sky literally, also earlier in "happiest days of our lives" and "another brick in the wall pt 2" which talk about harsh schools refer to the somewhat true nature of how harsh English boarding schools are so its obviously about their childhood when world war 2 was occurring.

LISTEN PEOPLE | Reviewer: DAMN | 6/17/10

the wall<< the album was made for berlin, germany, the 2nd world war.. listen to the album song by song and watch the concert(Roger Waters The Wall 1990) it was for the 2nd world war not for some fight fantasay or iraq...etc
and please people(*) try to google it before u post something like u kno it all along

CHEERS

The first Line | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/14/10

Um first of all look up The lyrics >.> They say airplane with An English accent Not british Lets get that Clear And 2nd of all U could Even Hear Them In concert And ask them What they say In the first Line ok!

Not hard to understand!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/13/10

People are making too much of this. IT IS AEROPLANE!!!!!!!
Why would someone say "Look mommy, there's no plane in the sky" ????
You can CLEARLY hear the plane flying in the beginning of the song (not a jet but prop, i.e. WWII bomber) IF U SAW THE MOVIE U WOULD KNOW THIS)

When I first heard this song I thought the child said "loud" plane up in the sky......either or....loud plane, aeroplane, whatever...IT IS NOT "NO PLANE"!!!!

IT IS NOT ABOUT THE FUTURE, NOT ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR.....IT ALL MAKES SENSE IF U WATCH THE MOVIE. England was bombed heavily in WWII.

This is a no brainer!!!!!


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