Sky Pilot Lyrics - The Animals



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He blesses the boys as they stand in line
The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine
He's there to help them all that he can
To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man

Sky pilot, sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He smiles at the young soldiers tells them it's all right
He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight
Soon there'll be blood and many will die
Mothers and fathers back home they will cry

Sky pilot, sky pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile
The order is given, they move down the line
But he's still behind and he'll meditate
But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate

As the young men move out into the battle zone
He feels good, with God you're never alone
He feels so tired and he lays on his bed
Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said

Sky pilot, sky Pilot
How high can you fly
You'll never, never, never reach the sky

You're soldiers of God you must understand
The fate of your country is in your young hands
May God give you strength do your job real well
If it all was worth it only time it will tell

In the morning they return with tears in their eyes
The stench of death drifts up to the skies
A young soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot
Remembers the words, "Thou shalt not kill"
Sky pilot, sky pilot
How high can you fly
You never, never, never reach the sky

Sky pilot, sky pilot
How high can you fly
You never, never, never reach the sky

You never, never, never reach the sky
You never, never, never reach the sky
You never, never, never reach the sky
You never, never, never reach the sky





Writer: JENKINS, BARRY / MCCULLOCH, DANNY / BURDON, ERIC VICTOR / WEIDER, JOHNNY / BRIGGS, VIC
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC



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Content | Reviewer: Dillon | 7/4/12

Even though this is about war, it is also about finding peace. And it is a good song to listen to when you are stoned. When Burdon sings about never reaching the sky, you try even more

Not exactly a tribute to military chaplains | Reviewer: Paul | 6/20/11

Could not allow the previous review to go unchallenged. This was an antiwar indictment of the hypocrisy of military chaplains and the Viet Nam War. And that is how I found them to be in my own experience.

It Just Gets Better | Reviewer: keith mitchell | 2/1/09

When I first heard Skypilot at age 18, I was moved by the depth of feelings in it. Each time I hear it, many years later, my feelings for what military combat chaplains must go through become more intense. I can hear the sounds of the soldiers checking their gear, smell the sweat and later the dirt and blood they are wearing. This is true work of art.



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