"Little Fluffy Clouds" as written by Martin Glover, Duncan Alexander Robert Paterson and Steve Reich....
Over the past few years
To the traditional sounds of the English summer

What were the skies like when you were young?
They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
And they moved down, they were long and clear
And there were lots of stars at night

And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
You don't see that

Layering different sounds on top of each other
Layering different sounds on top of each other

Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

What were the skies like when you were young?
They went on forever and they, when I, we lived in Arizona
And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
And they moved down, they were long and clear
And there were lots of stars at night

And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
You don't see that

Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and
Little fluffy clouds and little fluffy clouds and

When I, we lived in Arizona
And the skies always had little fluffy clouds
And they moved down, they were long and clear
And there were lots of stars at night

And when it would rain it would all turn, it, they were beautiful
The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
The sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire
And the clouds would catch the colors everywhere
That's neat, 'cause I used to look at them all the time when I was little
You don't see that, you might still see them in the desert

The most beautiful skies as a matter of fact
Purple and red, purple and red and yellow on fire
And red and yellow on fire
The clouds would catch the colors


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"Little Fluffy Clouds" as written by Martin Glover Duncan Alexander Robert Paterson

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    General CommentNo comments yet huh? Well this was apparently sampled from an interview of Rickie Lee Jones by Levar Burton for The Reading Rainbow kids show. She was supposedly obviously under the influence of some sort of hallucinogen(maybe shrooms or LSD) and continued to ramble about the beautiful colors of the skies as she remembered them from her childhood. On a side-note I think there Pat Metheny and Ennio Morricone are also sampled in the song. Plus it gets bonus points for being in a VW commercial. The Orb's album OFOrb is one of the best albums EVER.
    synthfreekon October 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe official word from Rickie Lee Jones is that she wasn't high, she had a cold (and a fever, i suppose). she would say that, though, wouldn't she?
    kawayamaon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favourite song ever? as fluffy as fluff can be...
    fluffycloudon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. To me, at least, it is about beauty and freedom. It is about seeing or being somewhere where everything is at peace or where you personally find peace, but maybe other people don't.
    Person117on December 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHigh or cold

    For me she sounds sad and nostalgic, and like she just been crying
    alecmgon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe genius of this song is only matched by its parody, Alan Parker's Grey Fluffy Clouds.
    mattyc3on May 11, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOn a more obvious level, I think this has a lot to say about the people we "look up to" in modern society. Just the fact that she [allegedly] showed up at an interview on drugs shows extremely bad taste. I think we need to examine famous people, in this case Jones, before we decide we are going to emulate them.
    Person117on October 02, 2008   Link

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