Goodbye Blue Sky (3:14)

Cover of The Wall (disc 1)

From The Wall (disc 1) and 35 other releases

Goodbye Blue Sky is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It was released on The Wall album in 1979. The Future Sound of London covered it with the title “Goodbye Sky”. Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down has also covered the song live on at least four separate occasions. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, recorded a cover version of this song for her 2007 solo release Hope & Glory with her sister, Nancy Wilson.

The piece is fairly quiet in terms of dynamics, although the tone does change several times throughout. It is 2 minutes, 48 seconds in length. In the introduction section, there is an innocent childish voice stating, “Look, mummy, there’s an aeroplane up in the sky!”. This particular section is calm and tranquil initially, but quickly grows more sinister in tone. Shortly after the tone change, the main lyrical section commences. The song bears some similarity to Ummagumma’s “Grantchester Meadows”.

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  • putzharold

    Look mummy, there's an airplane up in the sky [2]

    4 Oct 7:07am Reply
  • putzharold

    iala, principal ouvinte

    4 Oct 7:06am Reply
  • DdroL

    attempted to learn this on acoustic way back.... always loved it, not too hard to play but i never could get it down very fluid although i am a hack

    29 Sep 7:43pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    I always hated that little kid.

    6 Aug 11:12am Reply
  • Nochek

    lOve.

    31 Jul 3:29pm Reply
  • henkom

    Uma bella musica.

    18 Jul 1:27am Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    shame that is so short, I absolutely love this song

    17 Jul 5:08am Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Great tune by PF. Still saying groovy, @bossmark1? ... Geez, wtf... Hmm, another not-a-well-intentioned use of your limited 3 word vocabulary that your brain still uses, I see.. I really haven't been able to monitor your sorry ass and chide you since I use Spotify most of the time. What I am trying to say is - feel free to put your dumb-ass sayings on here. I rarely leave shouts on here anymore. I kind of put you on the back burner for now. Ciao Poindexter.

    19 Jun 7:21pm Reply
  • dannycerqueira

    my favorite part of the movie [3]

    17 Jun 5:54pm Reply
  • bossmark1

    This is Groovy

    16 Jun 10:25pm Reply
  • BinaGesser

    my favorite part of the movie [2]

    4 May 6:27am Reply
  • briantheunholy

    If you dont have the new Beta video feed you need to get it .Ooo and this is a awesome song

    5 Feb 4:19pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    The animation art for this piece is phenomenal. [2] Also, amazing song.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Look, mummy. There's an airplane up in the sky.

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sangimed

    @Alex_Stone91 creepy but good song

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Alex_Stone91

    this song is creepy

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Storchel

    Love it

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    Pink Floyd

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • jillian8

    i could not have chosen a better song for this moment

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • getoutfauoiwpke

    Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
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