"Point Me at the Sky" as written by and David Gilmour Roger Waters....
Hey Eugene
This is Henry McClean
And I've finished my beautiful flying machine
And I'm ringing to say
That I'm leaving and maybe
You'd like to fly with me
And hide with me, baby

Isn't it strange
How little we change
Isn't it sad we're insane
Playing the games that we know end in tears
The games we've been playing for thousands and thousands and thousands

Jumps into his cosmic flyer
Pulled his plastic collar higher
Light the fuse and stand right back

He cried
This is my last goodbye

Point me at the sky and let it fly (point me at the sky and let it fly)
Point me at the sky and let it fly (point me at the sky and let it fly)
Point me at the sky and let it fly

And if you survive till two thousand and five
I hope you're exceedingly thin
For if you are stout you will have to breathe out
While the people around you breathe in (breathe in, breathe in, breathe in)

People pushing on my sides
Is something that I hate
And so is sitting down to eat
With only little capsules on my plate

Point me at the sky and let it fly (point me at the sky and let it fly)
Point me at the sky and let it fly (point me at the sky and let it fly)
Point me at the sky and let it fly

And all we've got to say to you is goodbye
It's time to go, better run and get your bags
It's goodbye
Hey Jean look at the screen and it's goodbye
Julian hey, the milky way and it's goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
I am going to say goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
Crash, crash, crash, crash, goodbye
Crash, goodbye


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"Point Me at the Sky" as written by Roger Waters David Gilmour

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThis song is an excellent example of late 60's British psychedelia. It has no underlying meaning, simply an interesting tale of a couple who try to escape an overpopulated future.
    americandropouton November 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnother directionless attempt at a single from a floundering post-Syd Floyd. It sounds to me like the use of the flying metaphor was an attempt to obliquely maintain the "voyaging" quality of some of Syd's lyrics (Astronomy Domine, Flaming), as Waters had previously done on "Let There Be More Light." Other than that, there's not a lot here—Waters obviously isn't writing from any kind of conviction and the attempts at whimsy fall flat. Too bad—"Point Me at the Sky" is a good name for a song; it deserved better treatment.
    Nonsuchon December 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYour lyrics are right except for:

    "I hope you're EXCEEDINGLY THIN."
    inpraiseoffollyon October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell... 2005... they survived...
    always SADon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it supposed to be "Eugene"?
    daryon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and I also like Let There Be More Light. Driving and spacy at the same time. It's classic britpsych- what's not to like?
    ceruleancaterpillaron March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone please tell me where I can get this song. It's one of the 8 I can't find anywhere.
    inpraiseoffollyon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's decent. It's quite the social commentary:

    "Isn't it strange how little we change?"
    -we make the same mistakes over and over again

    "Isn't it sad we're insane?"
    -we're all lunatics

    "Playing the games that we know end in tears,"
    -we do things that we know end up with people getting hurt

    "The games we've been playing for thousands and thousands and thousands..."
    -despite the fact that we know this, we keep doing it, and have for thousands of years (which is implied, as it would rhyme).

    "If you are stout..."
    -because people are way too fat

    It's not Waters' best effort, however.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti havent actually herd this version (these lyrics), the ones i know of is:
    "pink floyd - ultra rare trax vol.2 - top gear session"

    Hey Gene, this is Henry Maclean
    and I finished my beautiful flying machine
    and I'm ringing to say that I'm leaving and maybe
    you'd like to fly with me and hide with me, baby

    Isn't it strange how little we changed
    isn't it sad we're insane
    playing the games that we know end in tears
    the games we've been playing for thousands and thousands

    Jumps into his cosmic flyer
    pulls his plastic collar higher
    light the fuse and standwell back
    he cried THIS IS MY LAST GOODBYE

    (3x)point me at the sky and let it fly

    And if you survive till two thousand and five
    i hope yourexceeding me dearly
    for if you are stout you will have to breathe out
    so the man next to you can breathe in, breath in

    people pressing on my sides is something that i hate
    and so is sitting down to eat
    with all these little capsials on my plate

    (x3)Point me at the sky and let it fly

    these lyrics, i love :-)
    johnofeon June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a great harder rock song by Floyd. Probably has something to do with the early days of flying.
    thedanman344on October 14, 2006   Link

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