Dear sky,
Dear sky don't cry for me, be the hope I could never reach
Cold sea, please don't let me sink
Wrap your arms around me and carry me home

I stood at the shore and spoke to the ocean
I stood in the water and let my guts spill
I said "You and me, we're not so different, I see my reflection in all that you do"

We both keep our secrets
We're both, oh so blue
My heart is full of darkness
I know that yours is too

I sat on the rooftop and screamed at the sky
I sat on the edge until I knew deep inside
Like the sky, I will always be empty
The horizon, my love, forever just out of reach

We both keep our secrets
We're both, oh so blue
My heart is full of darkness
I know that yours is too

Distance was born when the sea and the sky grew apart
Loneliness was born the day I let you go
I let you go

So now I stand at the shore and speak to the ocean
I stand in the water and let my guts spill

We both keep our secrets
We're both, oh so blue
My heart is full of darkness
I know that yours is too

Dear sky,
Dear sky don't cry for me, be the hope I could never reach
Cold sea, please don't let me sink
Wrap your arms around me and carry me home

Dear Sky


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Blue and the Grey song meanings
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song by PWD...ever. Period. This song has everything. The ONLY song that MIGHT top it is Horizons, for me personally anyway. I identify with this song pretty heavily.

    I take it to have a bit of a double meaning, and those two meanings work together. The first is obvious, he's lonely. He feels isolated and like he has a huge void (like the sea and the sky, just seemingly endless voids). This one is pretty deep and heavy, and I feel like all humans have at least one moment in life where this describes their feelings about life in general.

    The second of the two meanings that I take is that it is metaphorical for he and a past lover. The sea is him looking into himself. Speaking to himself. He identifies with the sea. Also, the sea could mean his close friends and family. That is possibly important as I continue this.

    The sky is his past love, or perhaps just love in general. That feeling. Just by looking at the first half of the song, this can be seen.

    The line "distance was born when the sea and the sky grew apart. loneliness was born the day i let you go" seems to go along with this metaphorical interpretation. The two things (sea and sky) are both deep, empty, and dark, yet they are distant, even though they are mirror images of each other.

    He accepts that he can't have his love (whether he means a specific person or just the abstract idea of love) and lets it go. He begs to not have pity (as he does in every chorus, "dear sky, don't cry for me. be the hope i could never reach"). He wants the "sky" to go on and find love and be happy. The sea, which again, can mean himself or his friends/family, is all he has. The second half of the choruses is either him telling him not to let himself drown in his sadness or he's reaching out to those friends/family members for their support. Either way, it works.


    Regardless of the interpretations, on a purely musical and poetic level, this song is nothing short of beautiful.
    RoleMartyrXon April 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just along the same lines as Atlas is. It's him dealing with the distance and sadness it creates while on tour. The sky is obviously the grey and the blue is the ocean. The two things separating him from the one he loves the most back home. Thats a pretty simplistic view to me of the song. It is a masterpiece both musically and lyrically.
    VforVoluntaryon October 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is a love ballad. One of my all time favs from Parkway. The combination of Winston's vocals and the instruments really paint a picture of sorrow and loss of a past love. It is catastrophically powerful song that will take your breath away.
    gabe117941on June 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does the very start of this song sort of kind of remind you of the very start of the unforgiven by metallica?
    jonjonwinnyon October 13, 2016   Link

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