"Sky Is Over" as written by and Serj Tankian....
Everybody knows,
Everybody knows,
That you cradle the sun, sun
Living in remorse,
Sky is over,

Don't you want to hold me baby,
Disappointed, going crazy,

Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
I don't want to see you go,
The sky is over
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,

Behind closes eyes lie
The minds ready to awaken you,
Are you at war with land
And all of its creatures,
Your not-so-gentle persuasion
Has been known to wreck economies
Of countries, of empires, the sky is over,


Don't you want to hold me baby,
Disappointed, going crazy,

Not even from the sun,
Not even from the sun
Not even from the sun,
Don't you want me to run,

Even though you cant afford
The sky is over,
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
I don't want to see you go,
The sky is over
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
I don't want to see you go,
The sky is over
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
I don't want to see you go,
The sky is over
Even though we cant afford
The sky is over,
The sky is over us.


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"Sky Is Over" as written by Serj Tankian

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  • +6
    General CommentNuclear War that has already been decided against Iran.

    The US is in rediculous debt, and borrows it's money from the Federal Reserve, a private organization that makes intrest off every dollar printed. The value of the Dollar is dropping. Yet the Gov't still insists on finding a way to drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.

    ...and Earth, the only thriving living planet in our galaxy, and possibly universe, WONT be the same. There is NO reason human beings cannot live not only here but throughout the solar system until the Sun blows up. That is the absoulte natural way for mankind to die. ... Instead, Nuclear War will end the existance of the Sky.

    lol thats my understanding of the song, in a nutshell.

    "Everybody knows, that you cradle the sun" - I think he is really saying "son" here, meaning Christianity is a spin off of worshiping the "sun" , hence "cradle the sun" ... but he means literally what we think he says too, the Sun is the most important thing to Life's existance on Earth, and that is undenyable to everyone.

    "Living in remorse, Sky is over" - People don't stand up about or for anything, and now a nuclear war is unavoidable. (Many songs on the CD talk about how we are lied to by the media all the time; we've been lied too for so long that it is unavoidable)

    "Even though we can't afford, the Sky is over" - Even though we are 8 Trillion dollars in debt as a country, and cannot afford to fix our own cities, we are going to continue to police to world, start a nuclear war, and change life for everything on this planet.

    "Not even from the sun"
    We wont even die the natural way, from the sun, which is a star, blowing up. We are the only thriving living planet in our galaxy, and seemingly universe. There is no reason humans cannot live until that happens... I also think he could be dualy meaning, or not nessacary saying but meaning "son" here again...
    Xero77xon October 25, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThink pollution. Not only that, but when was the last time you saw the splendor of the stars without the city lights. That's something we forget about. So he's saying dont be surprised if someday, our children won't have the priveledge of seeing the sky as anything but a terror, what with the hurricanes and all. Also remember that Serj has a new look at life, as a parent. So the lyrics do have that kind of influence. Like... Empty Walls.
    Havadollaron October 21, 2009   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationIf you go to youtube and look up the video it obviously depicts cloud seeding/chemtrails. It even has a link at the end of the movie (or in info) to a site that serj and a band member of Rage Against the Machine created for the Truth movement and other sites on GMO's and bioengineering. The sky is over because we no longer breathe clean air and they are always hazy never truly showing the bright blue it used to. Going crazy also describes the mental disorders aluminum/barium causes and realizing that few people share the same view as you and you are made to look crazy.
    ItsNotMyProbl3mon February 06, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis could be related to global warming, from where it mentions
    "Are you at war with land
    And all of its creatures" this could be mentioning leaders and industries who dont care about protecting the climate
    "Even though we cant afford" is about the excuses those people make for why they cant stop harming the environment
    cogson November 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBehind closed eyes lie
    The minds ready to awaken you

    -The truth is MORE that out there. People refuse to critically think anything, and when something like 9/11 truth, and news articles saying the US used to fund Osama Bin Laden. ... he is saying there are people out there begging you to listen, "behind [your] closed eyes lie the minds ready to awaken you"
    Are you at war with land
    And all of its creatures
    - Serj is implying a nuclear bomb means war against nature. Are we in some kind of "War" against nature, where we need to kill and/or change envirnonments?

    Your not-so-gentle persuasion, is known to wreck economies
    Of countries, of empires, the sky is over

    -Not so sure if he is implying the US here, or certain people, or organizations, in Congress... ?
    Xero77xon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYep, think it's global warming.
    'Everybody knows' - pretty much every government except the U.S.'s ratified Kyoto and accepted anthropogenic global warming. The U.S. is the only place where there is still real debate.
    'That you cradle the sun' - human fossil fuel emissions effectively trap infa-red radiation emitted by the earth from solar rays, basically cradling the sun's energy to the earth.
    'Living in remorse' even though we know what it's doing, we still continue our-emission heavy lifestyles, however guilty we feel
    'sky is over' the fragile balance of our atmosphere is truly fucked.
    'Even though we can't afford' - the debate over how much it will cost to prevent global warming - skeptics say we can't afford it. Serj is basically saying 'what the hell are you talking about? There isn't going to be a global economy when this happens! We are talking about the end of human civilization here!'
    'Behinds closed eyes lie the minds ready to awaken you' - people can close their eyes to the problem all they want, but really they know we're fucked.
    'Are you at war with land and all of it's creatures' global warming won't just screw us, it could potentially wipe out all forms of life and change the face of the entire earth.
    'Your not so gentle persuasion has been known to wreck economies of countries, of empires' American capitalism and way of life have been known to have a huge effect around the world before (Wall street crash etc.) What you do has an effect. Consumerism could ruin the entire planet.
    'Not even from the sun' this change in climate isn't even caused by natural solar fluctuations (as some skeptics claim.) It's entirely man-made. As if we don't have enough natural disasters to contend with, we seem hell-bent on wiping ourselves out first.
    'The sky is over us' - we'll be the ones that suffer - the atmosphere was ideal for human life - now we're pushing it out of that zone - life on earth will probably move on in some other direction, as it has done before over some mass die-off. The planet will get over us.
    nickwebon March 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBased on the lyrics, the most I can assume is this song may be about the global implications of monkeys throwing their feces and how it effects the war on terrorism.
    embiggenatoron November 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst off, this song convinced me to get an account on song meanings.net....
    furthermore, this is my favorite song off the album and possibly off any album.
    i beleive what xero77x describes about the song is true, but i don't think it's about us affairs with the middle east. It's just describing the effects of a neculear attack and how the world will end. Scientists believe that if we were to survive a global nuclear attack it would surround the world in a cloud of dust blocking out the sun, "sky is over" and subzero temperatures would cause a new ice age that will be much worse than the one that once happend on planet Earth. if this were to happen anytime soon we would not be prepaired to live in these conditions.
    xchipperxon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about how serj is in love with the sky. and how weird it would be is there was no sky or if there was a parallel universe where there was 2 skys
    and yes it is a love song
    spiders9on October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about how serj is in love with the sky. and how weird it would be is there was no sky or if there was a parallel universe where there was 2 skys
    and yes it is a love song
    spiders9on October 31, 2007   Link

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