I was riding, I was riding home
The sun, the sun, the sun was rising from the field

I got a feeling I just can't shake
I got a feeling that just won't go away
You've got to just keep on pushing it
Keep on pushing it
Push the sky away

And if your friends think that you should do it different
And if they think that you should do it the same
You've got to just keep on pushing it
Keep on pushing it
Push the sky away

And if you feel you got everything you came for
If you got everything and you don't want no more
You've got to just keep on pushing it
Keep on pushing it
Push the sky away

And some people say it's just rock and roll
Ah but it gets you right down to your soul
You've got to just keep on pushing it
Keep on pushing it
Push the sky away

You've got to just keep on pushing it
Keep on pushing it
Push the sky away



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  • +2
    General CommentAn amazing song about trying not to take your own life , even if life can be to hard
    varbergon March 11, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe had a sudden revelation, about how one must always find reasons to go on, set his goals higher and higher, and follow his own path.

    A song unusually straightforward for Nick Cave, but so true.
    soboton July 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI alwats thought that the line 'push the sky away' is referring to 'don't die'. don't take your own life' - keep on living no matter how tough it seems
    molly10210on July 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is a direct answer to one by COIL in 2004 titled "Heaven's Blade."
    Nick Cave followed the musical output of the seminal electronica & dark-wave pioneers COIL (post-Throbbing Gristle & post-Psychic TV), having had acquaintances with founding members Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson & John Balance (a/k/a Geoff Rushton) since way back in his Birthday Party London days. This correspondence would confirm the interpretation offered by previous commenters. Be Here Now = Now/Here Be.
    JhonnBalanceon October 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics of "Push the Sky Away" remind me more of "Fight" by The Cure.
    spacebat11on August 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe most depressive song i've ever heard! even for me it is TOO MUCH. it is even more depressive than "Death Is Not The End" which i can hardly listen.
    sillysadon October 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe sky is the limit. Push away those limitations. There is no great art or edge if you see your end and limits.
    glenn11739on February 01, 2017   Link

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