Blue Skies
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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Blue skies
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on

I never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going oh-so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone




Nothing but blue skies
From now on

Overall Meaning

In Ella Fitzgerald's song "Blue Skies," the lyrics describe a profound feeling of joy and happiness. The opening lines, "Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see," convey the idea of life's positivity and sunshine. The optimistic lyrics in the chorus continue with "Bluebirds singing a song, nothing but bluebirds all day long," referring to the beautiful and harmonious tunes of the tropical bluebird. The singer feels that they are living in a golden time, with "never seeing the sun shining so bright, or things going so right."


The second verse has the singer reflecting on how quickly time passes when one is in love, with "noticing the days hurrying by." The contrast between days that seemed to drag on and those that fly by speaks to the transformative power of love. The song finishes with the singer committing themselves to a life of positivity, "nothing but blue skies from now on."


In summary, Ella Fitzgerald's "Blue Skies" is a song that encourages the listener to appreciate life's joy and beauty. By emphasising the importance of love, good company, and blue skies, the song conveys a sense of hope, optimism, and endless possibilities.


Line by Line Meaning

Blue skies
The singer is admiring the clear blue sky.


Smiling at me
The sky seems to be happily greeting the singer.


Nothing but blue skies
The singer only sees the blue sky and nothing else.


Do I see
The artist emphasizes that they only see the blue sky, nothing else.


Bluebirds
The artist sees some bluebirds.


Singing a song
The bluebirds seem to be singing and enjoying themselves.


Nothing but bluebirds
The singer only sees bluebirds and nothing else.


All day long
The bluebirds have been singing all day.


Never saw the sun shining so bright
The artist has never seen the sun shining so brilliantly.


Never saw things going so right
Things seem to be going perfectly for the artist.


Noticing the days hurrying by
The singer is aware that the days are passing too quickly.


When you're in love, my how they fly
The artist is in love and enjoying life, causing time to fly by.


Blue days
The singer used to have sad days.


All of them gone
Those sad days are now gone.


From now on
In the future, the singer only expects to see blue skies and happy days.




Lyrics © Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Irving Berlin

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