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Armenia City in the Sky Lyrics

If you're troubled and you can't relax
Close your eyes and think of this
If the rumors floating in your head all turn to facts
Close your eyes and think of 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, 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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May 31, 2001
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LSD. Specifically, the nastier sides of LSD, such as confusion ("If you're troubled", "Freak out!") and paranoia ("Rumours floating in your head...etc").

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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.

@awd650 Good observation. I've always been curious whether Armenia is pronounced with an accent on the 1st and 3rd syllable anywhere in the world. My friends of Armenian ancestry put the accent on the 2nd syllable.

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

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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"

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@EdgeWizard IT'S COLOMBIA. NOT COLUMBIA.

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

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

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

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

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

Anyhow, it is pretty psychedelic.

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

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