"Mr. Blue Sky" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
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 hey

Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mister blue sky is living here today, hey hey

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Mister 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, mister blue sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for

Oh mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister blue sky, mister blue sky
Mister blue sky

Mister blue, you did it right
But soon comes mister night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind I'll remember you this
I'll remember you this way

Mister blue sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there mister blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister blue sky


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"Mr. Blue Sky" as written by Jeff Lynne

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  • +6
    General Commentwhat a great song. so much fun to sing out loud without caring what people think.
    poohblueskyon June 30, 2003   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is a like 5-minute musical orgasm. Pure pop perfection.
    brilliantcareeron October 27, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI love this song. Can you tell?

    Always makes me happy. It is physically impossible to be upset while listening to this song.
    Mr. Blue Skyon October 05, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentOne of my fav songs from my fav group. For a song that I don't remember hearing on radio or rating to well in the charts(I'm born in 63), it sure has been in a lot of movies over the times. Jeff Lynne must have got on really well with the Beatles because he produced the "Free as a bird" song for the Beatles 1995 and then formed the Traveling Wilburys with Harrison and co. Lynne would have to be one of the most underrated musso's ever considering all he has done and who he has done it with.
    dazza63on April 13, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentMy dad got to see ELO live back in the day, lucky bastard. ;)

    This is one of the most beautiful songs of all times indeed. It was number 59 on some top 2000 of the most popular songs of all times, and it is not for nothing.

    I had heard it because my dad kept playing his vinyls, he teased me with his artists I did not like.

    But as for Electric Light Orchestra, thanks dad. :)

    They wanted to keep the same spirit as in the song I am the Walrus by The Beatles if I recall correctly. For text-to-speech that is heard in their songs, it took literally days just to get one word. It was a labour of love, but an incredible amount of work.

    Listen to their tune Daybreaker, it's the perfect song for beginning a day, it is also instrumental only. And I really like their 8-minute cover of Roll Over Beethoven. Jeff Lynne was a perfectionist!
    Peralphon January 12, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentdoesn't mean to compare or stuff,
    but really, it's rare nowadays to hear 'so happy' music like this nowadays.
    makes you wonder what's with all those 'electronic beat hip-hop' thingy that lots of bands/artists seem to 'chase' about, yet they seem to forget the number one ingredient in music: the EMOTION, just like this oldies-but-goodies song right here!

    and btw, I'm a Gen-Y kid,
    makes you wonder eh how I can finally stumble upon this great 'old' song?
    well, it's NEVER too old, this song is! in fact, it's now in one of my number one favorite song list.
    thank you Internet!
    dinkoton September 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthaha 'please turn mee ovar' just finished listebning to this song and kept an eye out for that, so great, just random- like a 5 year old kid doing finger painting and wearing a cape =)
    tigersroamfreeon October 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Never mind I'll remember you this way"

    This may be my favorite line in this song. The idea that you can capture this sunny moment, this perfect memory, and keep it in your mind and in your heart forever...there is something so innocent and beautiful about it. I too want to hold onto that state of perfect sunshine and peace.
    Bmysteron April 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe "Please turn me over" comment isn't a random message. When the album was first released in the 70s, it was a double LP. "Mr. Blue Sky" was the last song on the front side of the second LP.

    The song is really a feel good song.
    douglasr007on July 15, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrom Jeff Lynne's notes in the re-released version of "Out of the Blue"

    "I rented this little chalet in Switzerland, in the mountains just beyond Lake Geneva. I rented this gear from a little shop in a village, a little music shop, with a Revox tape recorder, an electric piano -- I had my guitar there -- and just sat there to try and write. For two weeks, I came up with nothing -- and I only had four weeks to write this double album! I was sort of thinking, 'bloody 'ell, maybe I can't come up with anything.' The weather had been really bad and then one day I got up and it was fantastic, the sun was brilliant and shining, all the mountains were lit up and this mist had gone away. It was gorgeous and I came up with 'Mr. Blue Sky.' I just kept coming up with songs then, y'know? They just came real quick and I came up with about fourteen in the two weeks after the first empty two weeks."
    Kenobi65on February 21, 2007   Link

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