Monday, March 1, 2010

Goodbye Blue Sky

Goodbye Blue Sky 2:45
     (written by Roger Waters)

Lyrics:
Look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky.
Oh (3x)
Did (4x) you see the frightened ones?
Did (4x) you hear the falling bombs?
Did (4x) you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new world
Unfurled beneath the clear blue sky?
Did (4x) you see the frightened ones?
Did (4x) you hear the falling bombs
The flames are all long gone
But the pain lingers on
Goodbye blue sky (2x)
Goodbye (2x)


. . . Newcastle is now approaching.
Last call for the 750.
The 11:15 arrival from Newcastle . . .

This piece reflects the loss of innocence felt as the boy grows into a man, and sets off into the world. Roger has referred to the song as "a recap of side one." Its imagery is certainly not specific to the narrative.

Roger: "It's remembering one's childhood and then getting ready to set off into the rest of one's life."

TRACK LISTING
Disc One
In the Flesh?
Thin Ice, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 1
Happiest Days of Our Lives, The
Another Brick in the Wall part 2
Mother
Goodbye Blue Sky
Empty Spaces
Young Lust
One of My Turns
Don't Leave Me Now
Another Brick in the Wall part 3
Goodbye Cruel World
Disc Two
Hey You
Is There Anybody Out There?
Nobody Home
Vera
Bring the Boys Back Home
Comfortably Numb
Show Must Go On, The
In the Flesh
Run Like Hell
Waiting for the Worms
Stop
Trial, The
Outside the Wall

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