In the ocean, could swim, dig the sky
Like there, I don't know why
In the forest, there's a clearing, I
Run there towards the light
Sky
It's a blue sky

In the earth, a hole, dig deep, decide
If I could, I would
Up for air to swim against the tide
Hey, hey, hey
Up toward the sky
It's a blue sky

To lose along the way
The spark that set the flame
To flicker and to fade
On this, the longest day

So wind, blow through to my heart
So wind, blow through my soul
So wind, blow through to my heart
So wind, blow through my soul
So wind, blow through to my heart (so wind blow through my soul)

You give yourself to this, the longest day
You give yourself, you give it all away
Two rivers run too deep, the seasons change and so do I
The light that strikes the tallest trees will light a way for I
Will light a way
Up toward the sky
It's a blue sky

To lose along the way
The spark that set the flame
To flicker and to fade
On this, the longest day

So wind, go through to my heart
So wind, blow through my soul
So wind, go through to my heart
So wind, blow through my soul
So wind, go through to my heart
So wind, blow through my soul
So wind, go through to my heart (wind blow through my soul)

You give yourself to this, the longest day
You give yourself, you give it all away


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Indian Summer Sky Lyrics as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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  • +2
    General Comment

    I'm surprised there are only four posts for this song. I really like it. I love how the lyrics could mean just about anything and I really like the instrumentals. Just an overall good song.

    U2fantasyon March 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction

    Actually Marke, the current lyrics are closer to the real lyrics. There are a couple of mistakes (I'm reading the lyrics in the Unforgettable Fire box set-type book. The correct lyrics are: Two rivers run too deep, the seasons change and so do I The light that strike the tallest trees the light away for I

    galfamon June 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    Cette chanson parle d'espoir et de libération, il me semble, mais aussi de choix. Contre les ténèbres symbolisées par ce qui est "sombre" et qui ôte le souffle et la vie (forêt, plongée, trou ...), c'est un appel à la lumière et au choix de la victoire de l'Esprit (au sens chrétien du terme), à travers un jeu d'opposition haut/bas, clarté/ténèbres, une allusion à la symbolique du solstice d'hiver de l'Europe romano-chrétienne (the longest day/sol invictus) et une multiplicité d'images de la nature référées au christianisme européen des premiers âges (clairière, plonger dans l'eau de la vie, puis chercher l'air de tout en montant vers la lumière, etc.). S'abandonner au souffle de l'Esprit, particulièrement lorsqu'on croit être totalement défait et avoir perdu l'étincelle de la vie ... C'est une version de "Je suis la Voie, la vérité et la Vie", servie par une mélodie puissante et pleine de cassures, qui trace la course et les méandres du doute et de la défaite et monte sur le souffle comme un nageur vers la surface et vers la libération.

    Margotteon October 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i think this is about a person falling out of love bcoz the spark isnt there, so that person leaves the relationship, probably changes country so that the pain is left behind

    the imagery in the lyrics and, the bass deffinately paint a picture of a person's observations while on the run through fields , forests or w/e

    not my fave U2 song, on not my fave U2 album but i keep comin' back to it good running music i say

    ikhabaat_craneon August 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Pretty vauge... Something similar to Where the Streets have no Name? Like someone whose lost inspiration/motivation/will and just goes out into the wilderness or whatnot to feel free... Eh, theres a reason its a B-side. :P Pretty fun listen though...

    Zephoson January 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song always reminded me of a spirit looking for release.. The lyrics above are not correct as this song has one of my favoirte lines of any U2 song.. it is not "two rivers run", But: "True Rivers run to deeper seas..ons change and so do I"

    markeon July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Bono said he wrote this after a friend of his vacationed in Toronto.

    Said everything was so unusually calm, as if spirits were disrupted.

    beau99on January 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    If Bad is about addiction… the Indian sky is about the frittering and inexplicibility of relapse…\n\nTo go further.,,\n\nThe last three songs seems to be a trilogy…\n\nBad, Indian sky, and then Elvis is the abject experience of those who love and lose to addiction…it’s an inadequate exposition but a total journey of embarrassing and heroic want that can’t seem to shed itself of self.\n\nDon’t leave\nDon’t leave part of me.\n\nThen I can feel \nLike I feel before \n\nLike I hurt now \nAnd I see the floor\n\nIf you pick me up\nBits and pieces off the floor.\n\n\nAddiction is self serving.\n\nThose who wish to help are a twisted mix of selfish and selfless \n\nBoth portions mourn eventually and independently. \n\nThe theme of the album ‘Unforgettable Fire’ is about the futility of selfish intervention… And the redemption of the selfless kind.\n\nThe difference is pride.\n\nThe good pride. That’s why it’s distinct in the title.\n\n(Pride) in the name of love.\n\n\nThe pride of love is different than the name of love….\n\nGod bless.

    tebdanneron January 02, 2022   Link

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