"One Blue Sky" as written by Kristian Bush, Lisa Carver and Jennifer Nettles....
Little Annie Vickers is boarding up windows
And her old dog is stranded on the Silos
Hey there, Annie, don't even think it
So much water and you can't even drink it
Well, maybe by Christmas they'll dig up the roads
Take whatever you can, girl
Leave the rest for the crows
Leave the rest for the crows

Been livin' in Crawford for fifteen years
Nothin' much ever happens 'round here
And no one believed the water would come
Till the sky grew dark and it swallowed the sun
And it rained for forty-two nights and forty-two days
And everything that we loved is floatin' away

How long till our dreams run dry?
Don't know but we're stayin'
On our knees we raise our eyes
Holdin' on and prayin' to find
One blue sky

Mrs. Wilson sits with an insurance adjuster
Big city boys - she never did trust 'em
Have you been gettin' the letters I'm sendin'?
'Cause the preacher swears that the world is ending
Well, if there's no way out, wish someone would show us
We keep looking around here for some modern day Moses


Now we're diggin' our heels hard as we can
But the backyard looks like the Rio Grande
And I wonder, will it wash us clean or wash us away?

[Chorus: x2]

One blue sky

Lyrics submitted by reddie321

"One Blue Sky" as written by Jennifer Nettles Lisa Carver

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    General CommentWhen you take this song at face value, it just seems like it's about a flood in a small town: "And it rained for forty-two nights and forty-two days." And the whole town is kinda stuck and just praying for "one blue sky." But, it seems like it might have a deeper meaning, I'm just not sure what it is. Anyone else?
    mmms2009on December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can think of another interpretation. To me I see it as a small town that just got run down over the years. "No one believed the water would come," could possibly mean that no one thought the "glory days" of the town would ever end. Just my two cents
    reddie321on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought it was about a relationship in trouble. You could choose to walk away or choose to stick together and get through the difficulties, knowing that there will be better days.

    The thought of reddie321 gets to me as well, but in a different way. My home town used to be a very small village, until the government decided it should be the 'sleeping town' or 'growth town' (don't know the right word in English) of a city nearby. A lot of new folks moved in, and it's like the heart of the old village where everybody knew eachother is gone. This song could be talking about such a thing.
    dexter79on December 24, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI always thought the song was about Hurricane Katrina, but I don't know if the landmarks can corroborate that.
    delgaon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell to me this song means that everybody sits around not realizing that the water will come (maning you wont be here one day) , and we let our dreams run dry. (meaning give up on them) because we dont get up and make our deams happen. That we think it will happen on its own.
    jaylababyyon March 30, 2010   Link

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