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Pink Floyd: Goodbye Blue Sky Meaning

Goodbye Blue Sky Lyrics

Look mummy, theres an airplane up in the sky.


Oooooooo ooo ooo ooooh
D-D-D-Did you see the frightened ones
D-D-D-Did you hear the falling bombs
Did you ever wonder
Why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new...

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    fordster
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    Feb 11th 2010 report

    It's absolutley about the bombimg of London, but the sinister point is that of an innocent child looking to the sky exclaiming "Look Mummy...." all excited and all, just to discover the true harshness of the reality that's about to befall upon them. It becomes an additional justifification to build that wall.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2009 report

    Its about the bombing of England during WWII. A young boy looking up to the sky and seeing a plane and is facinated.
    That plane then drops bombs, hence the name Goodbye blue sky. Sky is filled with flames and smoke.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2009 report

    Agree its about the bombing of England in WWII by the Germans. Germans had poor radar then and the best way the bomb targets was on bluebird days. A child is looking up and sees the plane and his innocense does not know that they are there to bring harm to his country. Also talks about running for shelter..i.e bomb shelters. the hearing of the falling bombs, the flames, and never getting over the bombing of England, is how the pain lingers on. Its a beautiful song about something so tragic.

    Thanks
    Curtis Carpenter

  4. skullripper48
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    Jul 15th 2017 report

    this song is about the view of the bomb shelters and the fear of bombing in London, from the eyes of a small child who still has their innocence, and views it as, "My parents say do this, so I do."

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 18th 2015 report

    I was a young man in my last semester of college learning to fly when "Momentary Lapse of Reason" came out. I had problems because of that. I almost didn't graduate. There isn't anything left to say nor explain. You can put together one plus one and see clearly they were watching me.

    Paranoid human angels wanting to rule the world. I might not have flown as a vocation after that, but I'm standing tall. Thanks Dave.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 26th 2014 report

    It is about his father being killed in world war two as he was killed on the battlefield by a bomb from a German airplane.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 5th 2013 report

    These creatures can manipulate humanity if they can keep us trapped in a lower vibration.

    Also this song makes me think of the mural in the Denver airport.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 5th 2013 report

    I think the song refers to the inter dimensional beings that are known by different names depending on the religion that you follow, demons & djinn are just the most common examples. These creatures feed from the energy produced by your energetic field. These demons are attracted to fear because it vibrates on a lower frequency than that of a calm or higher frequency.

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  9. anonymous
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    May 29th 2012 report

    I look at the blue sky is a metaphor for good days, which disappeared once the war came to Britain and took his father.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2012 report

    So many pieces and no one puts it all together. It's about the London Blitz and how it helped shape the young boy's wall. The Shelter referred to is the London Underground, where most of the population would take shelter during the air raids, which would sometimes go on for days. That's why it's goodbye blue sky; you can't see the sky from a subway tunnel.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2011 report

    i agree,it is about the bombing of london.In fact in the beginning of the song we can hear a little girl saying:"look mummy there's an airplane up in the sky " and then roger says:"did you hear the falling bombs"!

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2011 report

    i agree,it is about the bombing of london.In fact in the beginning of the song we can hear a little girl saying:"look mummy there's an airplane up in the sky " and then roger says:"did you hear the falling bombs"!

  13. Intangir
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    Feb 13th 2009 report

    He also mentions 'brave new world' unfolding before our eyes
    brave new world is a movie/book about a dystopian/utopian(depending on who you ask) in which the new world order has dominated humanity and forces sterilization and euthanization on the population

  14. ak8ask
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    Jan 7th 2009 report

    It's about nuclear war beeeyatch!!

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  15. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2007 report

    Actualy I believe it is about when the Germans bombed Britain. "Goodbye blue sky" is because they couldn't see the sky through the rubble, smoke and planes....

  16. Unforgivin
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    Oct 31st 2007 report

    I agree with the previous interpretation, and I would like to add that the entire album is about oppression, and this song deliberately references Brave New Word by Aldous Huxley. Taken in context of this reference and the entire album, the message of this song is that war is not an excuse for oppression, censorship or genocide; whether it is the Nazis blaming WW1 on the Jews as an excuse for genocide, or a WW3 leading to an oppressive future like it did in Brave New World, or any other war for that matter.

  17. anonymous
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    Mar 21st 2007 report

    A fact that should be known before reading this is that Rogers father had died in war and in many songs he reflects this.

    I personally belive this son is about World War II and the holocaust, how the jewish people had to hide in attics to hide from the Nazis, and I think when he says "goodbye, blue sky" he refers to as a child being in that they would have to say goodbye to seeing a blue sky above them because they had to hide in hidden places in houses. Also he says "did you see the falling bombs?" and "did you see the frightened ones" most likely refers to the things the adults must have talked about when it started, saying how the children must have been frightened to death of what was going on, and how they must not have understood what was happening, for exsample "did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the brightness of the brave new world enfell beneathe the clear blue sky?"


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