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​No Blue Sky

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003) and on the single Runaway Feeling (2003).

This song is featured in the television series Smallville (Season 2, Episode 20) and Veronica Mars (Season 1, Episode 3).
Cold outside, (Cold outside,)
But I don't blame the weather. (but I don't blame the weather.)
No one's callin'; (Ooh-ooh,)
No one's at the door. (no one's at the door.)
But I can't stay (But I can't stay)
Inside all day, (inside all day,)
Blinds pulled to (Blinds pulled to)
The floor. (the floor.)

There's no blue sky (There's no blue sky)
In my town lately. (in my town lately.)
Everybody (Everybody)
Looks at the ground. (looks at the ground.)
And where I am (And where I am)
Is makin' me hazy, (is makin' me hazy,)
But the sun never looked so pretty
Goin' down.

It ain't right -- (It ain't right --)
Feels like forever. (feels like forever.)
So many changes, (So many changes,)
I stopped keepin' score. (I stopped keepin' score.)
But if you want me, (But if you want me,)
You know where I will be: (you know where I will be:)
I don't get out much (I don't get out much)
Anymore. (anymore.)

'Cause there's no blue sky ('Cause there's no blue sky)
In my town lately. (in my town lately.)
Everybody (Everybody)
Looks at the ground. (looks at the ground.)
I've been distracted (I've been distracted)
And dulled out -- crazy -- (and dulled out -- crazy --)
But the sun never looked so pretty (But the sun never looked so pretty)
Goin' down. (goin' down.)
The sun never looked so pretty (The sun never looked so pretty)
Goin' down! (goin' down!)

Blue sky, (A-a-a-a-) ((Blue sky,))
Come find me! (a-a-ah)
I'm waiting! (A-a-a-a-)
Aa-ah... (a-a-ah)

(Ah)
Sun never looked so pretty. (Sun never looked so pretty.)
Sun never looked so pretty. (Sun never looked so pretty.)
Sun never looked so pretty. (Sun never looked so pretty.)

Cloud and rain, (Cloud and rain,)
Smoke and smog here. (smoke and smog here.)
Won't see too many stars (Won't see too many stars)
Tonight. (tonight.)
Bidin' time (Bidin' time)
Waitin' on a sunset: (waitin' on a sunset...)
One last glance of gold, then (Gooo-)
Goodbye. (o-ooold...)

There's no blue sky (There's no blue sky)
In my town lately. (in my town lately.)
Everybody (Everybody)
Looks at the ground. (looks at the ground.)
And where I am (And where I am)
Is makin' me hazy, (is makin' me lazy,)
But the sun never looked so pretty (But the sun never looked so pretty)
Goin' down. (goin' down.)

There's no blue sky (There's no blue sky)
In my town. (in my town lately.)
Everybody (Everybody)
Looks at the ground. (looks at the ground.)
I've been distracted (I've been distracted)
And dulled out -- crazy -- (and dulled out -- crazy --)
But the sun never looked so pretty (But the sun never looked so pretty)
Goin' (goin' down.)
Down.

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Marshall Altman, Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips
  • Lyricists: Marshall Altman, Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #3 from the teaser EP of The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Friday, January 3, 2003).
  • This song is track #6 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).
  • This song is track #3 from the US release of Runaway Feeling, an Aware/Columbia Records release (2003).

InterpretationsEdit

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