"Scandinavian Skies" as written by and Billy Joel....
The sins of Amsterdam
Were still a recent surprise
And we were flying over
Scandinavian Skies
We climbed towards the sun
We turned and cursed as one
We pulled the shades
And closed our eyes
The Stockholm city lights
Were slowly starting to rise
And we were strapped against
Those Scandinavian skies
The landing gear came down
And touched the Swedish ground
And we were all so paralyzed
On the plane
We were mainly sound and lights
In the veins
We could play the blues all night
The tour of Germany
Was bleeding into our eyes
And we were sailing over
Scandinavian skies
We had the Midas touch
Until we met the Dutch
And they exhausted our supplies
Who's to pay?
For this international flight
Who could stay
We were only there for the night
We watched the power fall
Inside the Olso hall
While all the cold Norweigians cried
Who could say
What was left and where was right?
By the way
I could play the blues all night

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"Scandinavian Skies" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentOn second glance, seems like it's all about drug-filled European tour/trip with the verses being little snippets of memories. Also maybe a slight parody of 'Ballad of John and Yoko', further pushing the Lennon correlation.
    lapofthegodson November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCool but strange song. Lots of Beatles influences, especially Lennon style. The airport voice in the beginning is Dutch and the location is Schiphol airport near Amsterdam. I only don't exactly understand what he means with the sins of Amsterdam and why would the Dutch exhaust someone's supplies for heaven's sake? It doesnt make sense really. Maybe it's just a story about him and his band who went touring through Europe. Amsterdam is kinda known as a sin city with the legal soft drugs policy and red light district. Maybe he had some bad experiences with Dutch people while touring Europe. And maybe during a concert in Oslo, Norway the power fell down so he couldn't perform anymore explaing that bit in the song.
    Simmeron March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much I can't believe like 3 people have commented on it
    supernukeon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment4 people now :D
    snotface2on June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAt the sirius town hall Billy explained that this song was about his European tour and him trying heroin for the first time.

    Great song, and powerful visuals..
    steven1107on September 08, 2014   Link

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