If you're troubled and you can't relax
Close your eyes and think on this
If the rumors floating in your head all turn to facts
Close your eyes and think on this

Armenia, city in the sky
Armenia, city in the sky

If you ever want to lose some time
Just take off, there's no risk
If you ever want to disappear
Just take off and think of this

Armenia, city in the sky
Armenia, city in the sky

The sky is glass but the sea is brown
And everyone is upside down

Armenia, city in the sky
Armenia, city in the sky

Freak out!
Freak out!


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  • +2
    General Comment

    LSD. Specifically, the nastier sides of LSD, such as confusion ("If you're troubled", "Freak out!") and paranoia ("Rumours floating in your head...etc").

    fourgangeron November 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Funny coincidence most likely: On top of the highest point ("city in the sky") in San Francisco (obviously a very important city in the history of psychedelic music) is a monument to the victims of the Armenian genocide. It's a big cross visible from all over the city on the rare clear day.

    awd650on October 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Oops. It's ar/ME/nia. You know what I mean. Well maybe you do.

    KnockoutNedon May 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    OK. A fact and a hypothesis Fact Armenia is a city in Columbia located at 1551 m. Look at the photo on wikipedia and "City in the Sky" makes sense. And what is Columbia infamous for…? So forget the middle east, San Francisco and Armenian genocide.

    Hypothesis What if the lyric is "The C is brown" Quote from "Drugs: A users guide" "The product is cocaine base, the low grade brown cocaine "pasta" consumed in South American slums"

    And "The sky is glass" Search a bit on the web Drug slang "blue sky blond" High potency marijuana from columbia "crystal glass" Crystal shards of methamphetamine "getting glassed" To snort methamphetamine "glass" Heroin; amphetamine; hypodermic needle; methamphetamine "l. a. glass" Smokable methamphetamine

    And put "sky glass marijuana" into google and you'll get the picture.

    His lyric is playing with evocative words in an ambiguous way.

    To round off. This is a great album. All of it. If anyone asked me "which song do you wish you had written?" it would be "Sunrise"

    EdgeWizardon August 27, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Definitely the most psychedelic song that The Who ever recorded. One of my favorites from The Who Sell Out.

    whofreak777on March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Definitely the most psychedelic song that The Who ever recorded. One of my favorites from The Who Sell Out.

    whofreak777on March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is definitely my favorite song on The Who Sell Out. it's a great record

    savethetrees890on August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is great song but i like in the hall of the mountain king better

    the_Williamon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song was written by one of Pete's friends for the group. Thought I should mention it.

    Anyhow, it is pretty psychedelic.

    kantsuuon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i know..what the hell does it have to do with armenia

    audiorage092on February 26, 2007   Link

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