Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky





"Mr. Blue Sky" is a song by British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), featured on the band's seventh studio album Out of the Blue (1977). Written and produced by frontman Jeff Lynne, the song forms the fourth and final track of the "Concerto for a Rainy Day" suite, on side three of the original double album. "Mr. Blue Sky" was the second single to be taken from Out of the Blue, peaking at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart and number 35 in the US Billboard Charts.


The song's arrangement has been called "Beatlesque", bearing similarities to Beatles songs "Martha My Dear" and "A Day in the Life" while harmonically it shares its unusual first four chords and harmonic rhythm with "Yesterday".







Lyrics


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 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 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, 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




Songwriters: Jeff Lynne Mr. Blue Sky Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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