"For Blue Skies" as written by Neilson Hubbard and Ryan Christopher Webb....
It's been a long year
Since we last spoke
How's your halo?
Just between you and I
You and me and the satellites
I never believed you
I only wanted to
Before all of this
What did I miss?
Do you ever get homesick?
I can't get used to it
I can't get used to it
I'll never get used to it
I'll never get used to it

I'm under that night
I'm under those same stars
We're in a red car
You asleep at my side
Going in and out of the headlights
Could I have saved you?
Would that've betrayed you?
I wanna burn this film
You alone with those pills
What you couldn't do I will
I forgive you
I'll forgive you
I'll forgive you
I forgive you

For blue, blue skies
For blue, blue skies
For blue, blue skies
For blue, blue skies
I'll forgive you


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"For Blue Skies" as written by Matthew Ryan

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song,
    I just had 'For Blue Skies' tattooed on my fore arm with a swallow above it.

    This song has really touched me.
    Amiee09on August 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti saw strays in nottingham, england a few weeks ago. matthew ryan (singer) said the song was about his brother who was sentanced to life in prison, didn't say why.

    i would've guessed it was about loss in some way, but not the above.
    folkeron June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can see how it fits into the prison scene. But I've always thought of this as a friend thinking about another friend who has committed suicide as people have said above.

    This is such a beautiful song. It takes you to another world. I was staring at my wall all through this song and I didn't even realise it.
    beulahon June 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"What you couldn't do I will;
    I forgive you."

    I always felt this line was saying, "You could never forgive yourself, but I'll forgive you."
    jellyfishtiaon October 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have an extreme personal experience with this song. "Its been a long year since we last spoke." Meaning, he has been gone/IN THE DARK a long time from his pills/ drugs/ alcholoism. "hows your halo?" you used to be angelic, and now your halo's hung up in a dark closet somwhere.

    You and me and the satellites
    I never believed you
    I only wanted to

    Meaning: You and me are here on earth. Satellites are constantly in orbit, changing, which is now what has become of this person.

    never believing in this person changing their ways but wanting to ever so badly.
    Before all of this

    What did I miss?
    Do you ever get homesick?

    What caused this person to go down this dark path? do you ever miss the way it used to be... in your life?

    I can’t get used to it
    I can’t get used to it
    I’ll never get used to it
    I’ll never get used to it

    Trying to adapt to the person because theres so much love for them. Not being able to face the truth and accept it.

    I’m under that night
    I’m under those same stars

    We all are on the same earth, ( correlation to satellite ) which is considered out of this world, a spectator- but at the same time the subject has became a satellite; out of this world, and not viewing in the same way

    "We’re in a red car
    You asleep at my side"

    Red is the color of firey passion.

    "Going in and out of the headlights"

    passion is not here nor there.

    "Could I have saved you?
    Would that’ve betrayed you?

    meaning, the passion was so prominent that the important things were overlooked, in which they could have been saved. but love and passion were so strong that the actual issue was overlooked/ ignored.

    I wanna burn this film
    You alone with those pills
    What you couldn’t do I will
    I forgive you
    I’ll forgive you
    I’ll forgive you
    I forgive you

    For blue, blue skies
    For blue, blue skies
    For blue, blue skies
    For blue, blue skies
    I’ll forgive you
    Butterfly10on March 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt makes sense being about his brother being in jail.

    "How's your halo
    Just between you and I
    You and me and the satelites
    I never believed you
    I only wanted to"
    The brother probably was being charged for something, but kept saying he was innocent, therefore the halo

    "Remember that night among those same stars
    We're in a red car you were sleep at my side
    Going in & out of the headlights
    Could I have saved you?
    Would that have betrayed you?"
    Maybe Matthew helped his brother to try and run away and now imagine if hea had just turned him in, his brother would be better now
    bybymcon April 08, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning"It's been a long year since we last spoke"
    He hasn't spoken to his brother since his sentence.
    "How's your halo"
    He's asking if his brother still has faith.
    "Just between you and I, you and me and the satelites"
    He's telling his brother it's ok to talk to him.
    "I never believed you, I only wanted to"
    He wanted to believe his brother was innocent but knew better.
    "Before all this what did I miss?"
    He wants to know what happen while he was gone.
    "Do you ever get homesick?"
    Asking if his brother misses home.
    sierradawnon February 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter hearing this song on One Tree Hill I had to find it. It's a great song that I think is about redemption and forgivesness.
    blugirlami21on December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also heard it on One Tree Hill. Fantastic song, especially under the right context, (i.e. raining outside, late at night, dimly lit room).

    To me the song is about lost love, and never quite letting go. It's about a messy break-up which resulted in both people going their separate ways and then in time wondering what happened to that other person. Ultimately, the song to me is about finally forgiving the wrong doings of another.
    Matt_730672on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is about death and reminising all good memories. He probably betrayed the girl in some way and she couldn't forgive him for that and at the end, he says that he'll do what she couldn't do, he'll forgive her. He'll forgive her for killing herself, he's at peace with everything. Very Touching Song!
    mel_azevedoon December 28, 2005   Link

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