Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra Lyrics


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(Morning, today's forecast calls for blue skies)

Sun is shinin' in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin', everybody's in the play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day? Hey
Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, Mr. Blue Sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for

Oh, Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there, Mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Hey there, Mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

(Mr. Blue Sky, Mr. Blue Sky)
(Mr. Blue Sky)

Mr. Blue, you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind, I'll remember you this
I'll remember you this way

Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue (sky)
We're so pleased to be with you (sky)
Look around see what you do (blue)
Everybody smiles at you





(Please turn me over)

Overall Meaning

The Electric Light Orchestra's song "Mr. Blue Sky" is an optimistic piece that celebrates the beauty of the world around us. The song starts with the forecast calling for blue skies, which sets the stage for the bright and cheerful music that follows. The opening verses describe a world without clouds or rain, where everyone is out playing and enjoying life. The chorus calls out to Mr. Blue Sky, asking him why he had to hide away for so long and where society went wrong. It seems that Mr. Blue Sky is a metaphor for happiness and joy, which may have been lost or hidden for some time.


As the song progresses, we learn that Mr. Blue Sky is not a myth or a figment of our imagination, but rather a resident of the world that the song describes. Mr. Blue Sky is living in the city, and he is a cause for celebration. The song invites us to look around and see what Mr. Blue Sky is doing, and we are encouraged to smile along with everyone else.


Towards the end of the song, the mood shifts slightly when Mr. Night appears, but this is soon forgotten as the song ends on an upbeat note. It is clear that Mr. Blue Sky has had a profound impact on the people around him, and we are left with a sense of optimism and hope for the future.


Line by Line Meaning

Sun is shinin' in the sky
The sun is bright and visible in the clear sky


There ain't a cloud in sight
There are no clouds to obscure the sun


It's stopped rainin' everybody's in the play
The bad weather has left and everyone is taking advantage of the good weather


And don't you know it's a beautiful new day, hey
Today is a beautiful day, with clear skies and lots of sunshine


Runnin' down the avenue
People are running gleefully because of the good weather


See how the sun shines brightly in the city
The sun is making the city look brighter and more beautiful


On the streets where once was pity
These streets used to be depressing, but now everyone's mood has lightened up


Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey
The sky is so clear and blue that it feels like it's right there with you


Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
Why did the good weather take so long to arrive?


You had to hide away for so long (so long)
The weather was bad for a long time, and now people want to know why


Where did we go wrong?
Did humans do something to make the bad weather last so long?


Hey you with the pretty face
Everyone is welcome, no matter who they are


Welcome to the human race
We're all in this together, humans being


A celebration, Mr. Blue Sky's up there waitin'
The good weather is worth celebrating, and it feels like the sky is happy too


And today is the day we've waited for
This is the day we've been hoping for after so long of bad weather


Oh Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
Still wondering why the sky was looking bad for so long


Hey there Mr. Blue, we're so pleased to be with you
Everyone is happy to be in the presence of the beautiful blue sky


Look around, see what you do
The sky is making people feel good and is a reminder of the beauty around them


Everybody smiles at you
People are happy and smiling because of the good weather


Mr. Blue, you did it right
The blue sky is a natural occurrence and always beautiful


But soon comes Mr. Night creepin' over
Nighttime will eventually come, but for now, enjoy the good day while it lasts


Now his hand is on your shoulder
Nighttime is here and it's time for the day to end


Never mind, I'll remember you this
Even though the day is ending, we will always remember how beautiful it was


I'll remember you this way
The blue sky will be remembered in it's beauty, and will come back eventually


Please turn me over
The listener is prompted to flip over the record in order to keep listening to the song.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jeff Lynne

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Philip Kassabian

A very upbeat and positive song.

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@samantharackley3882

this sounds like the end credits to the world

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ZA WARUDO!!

@SirSmoky420

Real talk

@FzSptn

Maybe world will be end in 2020

@coffee1936

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@user-td4zk9vo1o

This song was played recently at my dads funeral as the exit song, i wanted a song to lift the mood, low and behold the weather changed from rain to sunshine, brilliant song

@GordonScottEngineering

That’s awesome man 😊👍🙏

@user-up7qm1tn8u

Wow! So happy you could find such a great song!

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