Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

Helen’s #SongLyricSunday prompt this week actually had me scratching my head and scrolling through various Spotify playlists looking for metaphors. I did come up with a few less cheery songs (there’s so many metaphors for heartbreak) but I’ve a feeling I always post quite gloomy songs, so I was glad when I remembered this one!
I’m taking ‘Mr Blue Sky’ as a metaphor for feeling positive and cheerful. The kind of song I definitely need to listen to more often! Here are the lyrics, anyway. Have a good week folks!
Sun is shinin’ in the sky,
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped rainin’
Everybody’s in a 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.

(X2)
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

Mr. Blue sky, please tell us why,
You had to hide away
For so long (so long), where did we go wrong.

(X2)
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.

(X2)
Hey there Mr. Blue (sky)
We’re so pleased to be with you (sky)
Look around see what you do,
Everybody smiles at you.

Songwriters: JEFF LYNNE
Mr. Blue Sky lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics borrowed from Lyricsfreak.com

13 thoughts on “Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

  1. Sad, heartbreaking songs are just…they grab your soul. I understand, Kirsty. I love a good heartbreaking song.

    But, I’m glad you went with this song for today. The lyrics are uplifting. Good choice.

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