"Up in the Sky" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
Hey you! Up in the sky
Learning to fly
Tell me how high
Do you think you'll go

Before you start falling
Hey you! Up in a tree
You want to be me
But that couldn't be

'Cause the people here they don't hear you calling
How does it feel
When you're inside me?
Hey you! wearing the crown

Making no sound
I heard you feel down
Well that's too bad
Welcome to my world

Hey you! Stealing the light
I heard that the shine's
Gone out of your life.
Well that's just too bad

Welcome to my world
You'll need assistance with the things that you have never ever seen
It's just a case of never breathing out
Before you've breathed it in

How does it feel
When you're inside me?
Hey you! Up in the sky
Learning to fly

Tell me how high
Do you think you'll go
Before you start falling
Hey you! Up in a tree

You want to be me
But that couldn't be
'Cause the people here they don't hear you calling
How does it feel

When you're inside me?
You'll need assistance with the things that you have never ever seen
It's just a case of never breathing out
Before you've breathed it in

How does it feel
When you're inside me?


Lyrics submitted by Alkaline202, edited by TheAlternativeRoute

"Up in the Sky" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't think oasis are trying to be the Beatles, and even if they are, i dont know why everybody seems to think that it's a terrible thing, why shouldnt they sound like the Beatles? i've said before, it's not like The Beatles are sounding like the Beatles any more. Anywasy oasis are better
    walrusgumboots1on December 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a snarling song to the upper-class people, the authorities, the governments and things like that, Sex Pistols style. Liam's stretched vocal is great here.

    Can you feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel me?
    I can feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel you.
    Eatcarpeton May 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, according to Noel, is about establishment figures in England at the time (circa 1994) who didn't have a clue how things were being felt by people.

    Also, this is a way of reminiscing the beatles '66 period. It's fantastic.
    The cageon September 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAside from the Beatles, here's a modern-day interpretation...

    It's as if people are trying to copy his ways and beliefs mainly because of jealousy. He can do everything the next person can't just because the other can't deliver. So- the other tries to copy his ways and now he's mocking the other, "How does it feel when you're inside me?"

    Just what I think.
    rafifreak00on January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about the divide in class and people in the sky being people like the queen and politicians who try to represent the working class, but have no idea what the working class live through and see.

    They are just from different worlds and cannot relate to one another.

    I don't think it's about drugs but anything with "high" or reference to being up somewhere will always get people rattling on about cocaine or whatever.
    Longpigon December 23, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo idea. Sounds kind of egotistical... like a lot of definitely maybe. Groovy tune though.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You'll need assistance with the things that you have never ever seen
    It's just a case of never breathing out
    Before you've breathed it in
    How does it feel
    When you're inside me?"

    Someone once told me this was about taking Cocaine for the 1st time - I can kind of see that makes sense but as i didnt right the song ill never know for sure
    redviperon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the first verse could be about smoking pot. the "how high do you think you'll go before yous tart falling" means how much do oyu think you'l smoke before you are sick or collapse.

    this part is a long strech but.... the "hey you up in the tree" could be the person collecting the leaves from the plant and noel is saying "you wanna be me but that couldnt be, cause all the people here, they dont hear you calling." this could be the people who actualy smoke what the poor people that farm the stuff want and we cant here them calling as they are in another country/as they will be poor and in a 'lesser' society to our western civilisation we just dont pay attention to them.

    the chorus could also be about smoking drugs. "you'l need help with thing youve never seen" is noel saying you wont have a clue what your wanting to smoke and you'l need help. also noel tells the person how to smoke "its just a case of never breathing out before your breathing in"

    its a bit far out but its justifyable
    kdychrispon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about taking Cocaine. Just read the lyrics, its as clear as day.
    Loufeon February 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is aimed at authorities. Whether its the government, the cops, our parents or teachers....etc...hence the title " up in the sky". The "I can feel you, can you feel me?" Lyric is like saying to the authorities "back the fuck off and let me live my own life!", your invading my business!". Any teenager can relate to this song in a big way. LOVE IT!!!!!
    Dirk Diggler_44on August 19, 2014   Link

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