The Sky Blue Song Lyrics

The Sky Blue Song can be heard at every Coventry City match and has become synonymous with our club following escapes from relegation, the League Two Play-Off Final and triumphs over Colchester United – but how did it begin?

Jimmy Hill and Club Director John Camkin wrote the song together in 1962 and traveled around Coventry factories with tape recording expert Jack Patience to record fans singing it.


The sky is often blue due to how light interacts with our atmosphere. When sunlight enters Earth’s atmosphere, it encounters gases and particles which scatter its light all directions – this process is known as Rayleigh scattering, and specifically affects shorter wavelengths like blue light more than longer ones such as red. As a result, blue is more commonly scattered than other colors, creating its characteristic hue when looking upward.

Other wavelengths still reach our eyes, however, and these can create beautiful sunsets and sunrises. When the sun is close to the horizon at sunrise or sunset, light must travel further through the atmosphere before it reaches our eyes, leading to increased blue light dispersion while simultaneously clearing way for longer wavelengths like red and orange to reach us directly. This creates breathtaking sunrises and sunsets!

While we perceive white light to be made up of all of the colors of the rainbow, it actually consists of many distinct hues. If we shine white light through a prism for example, its wavelengths become separated into red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet wavelengths which show us that our skies contain an array of different hues; and that the blue we see every day is just one part of this larger spectrum.

According to their atmospheres, other planets might appear quite different to our own sky. For instance, Mars has a very thin atmosphere made up of mostly carbon dioxide and dust particles; therefore its light could appear redder due to interactions between light rays and its atmosphere than on ours.

Next time you gaze upon the sky, remember its gorgeous hues of red, orange, yellow, violet, indigo and blue are created by sunlight interacting with our atmosphere in various ways – this interaction leads to breathtaking natural occurrences such as sunsets and rainbows – not forgetting of course, our favorite song!


The sky appears blue because sunlight interacts with Earth’s atmosphere in such a way as to scatter light in different directions, especially blue light with shorter wavelengths which is scattered more widely by gases and particles present therein. This phenomenon gives it its characteristic hue during sunny days when observed directly overhead.

The color of the sky can also depend on where you are and which gases and particles are in the atmosphere, with nitrogen scattering more blue light than any other hue; water vapor and pollution tend to spread a wider variety of hues across its spectrum. As altitude increases, atmosphere becomes thinner and less dense reducing light scattering so the sky appears darker blue as one goes higher up into the air.

Other than gases and particles in the atmosphere, other factors also impact the color of the sky, such as dust particles, clouds, and the ocean. If there is too much dust in the air it may make the sky appear hazy or gray; similarly if there is too much air pollution from cars or factories.

Languages often only contain words for black, white and red colors, making it difficult to describe objects’ colors accurately. For instance, Bolivia’s Tsimane’ (chi-MA-nay) people only have two terms to describe red and blue hues – without an equivalent term for green. Gibson spent time among this community.

However, people have found ways around this difficulty. For instance in Kyrgyzstan (in Central Asia), where one word (kok or cook) stands in for both “blue” and “green,” people can easily refer to green mountains or grass without needing two different terms for it. Other languages also feature similar solutions.


Lyrically, songs can capture the mood of their listeners. From upbeat or celebratory tunes to melancholic or downcast ones.

Some songs with sky-based lyrics use metaphors to illustrate life’s ups and downs, such as The Afters’ “Light Up the Sky.” This song speaks about God being there during tough times – or can even serve as a love song to someone special in your life.

Other songs have more straightforward messages. The Beatles’ 1967 track, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” for instance, uses whimsical imagery like kaleidoscope eyes and newspaper taxis as part of its narrative; its melancholy undercurrent stems from its protagonist wanting to spend all his time with her but being unable to.

Kate Bush’s “The Big Sky,” featured on her #1 album Hounds of Love, offers a more upbeat view of life under the sky. This song speaks about what someone means to each other – perfect for anyone feeling lost in relationships!

Neil Young’s “See the Sky About to Rain” offers another song with more serious themes; this track addresses how people often try to suppress negative feelings but must eventually face them head-on; an excellent choice for those experiencing loss or depression.

Many spiritual songs use the sky as a symbolic representation of hope and promise, including Black Sabbath’s iconic “Hole in the Sky.” This track features heavy metal sounds with spiritual references that could be taken as either warnings or predictions of doom or destruction.

Stevie Wonder’s spiritual song “Ribbon in the Sky” conveys powerful and moving lyrics about how your lover will always remain close, no matter what life brings your way. Additionally, its production value makes this track one of the finest featuring “sky.”


Reasons that contribute to why the sky is blue include: 1. atmospheric pressure. When conditions are perfect and the skies appear deep blue, this indicates lower than usual air pressure due to high temperatures and low humidity; however, thicker air could result from firefighting operations or storms releasing smoke-laden raindrops into the atmosphere causing thickening or thickening effects in the form of moisture or smoke that enters our environment.

The other factor contributing to its color is sunlight itself. While sunlight contains all the colors of the rainbow, when it reaches Earth the human eye perceives it as blue due to molecules scattering shorter wavelengths more heavily while longer ones pass straight through – a process known as Rayleigh scattering, named after British scientist Lord Rayleigh.

This phenomenon also explains why sunset skies on Earth appear red while Mars has sky that looks buttery purple or brown. Furthermore, pollution, dust, water vapor and other substances which scatter or absorb light can alter its color, altering how we perceive the sky’s hue.

One of the most beloved songs to use the word sky as its title is this classic country tune from the 1970s. The lyrics reference its beauty and suggest longing for his lover’s presence; its melodic simplicity make this timeless.

Another iconic rock song featuring the word sky is this timeless classic by one of the world’s best-selling bands, Bon Jovi. This track tells the tale of a young man who becomes deeply attached to his new girlfriend and wants her as “his one and only”. The lyrics are poetic yet emotive – giving this track its emotional punch.

Cliff Richard recorded this lovely love ballad in 1963 and it remains one of his timeless classics that continues to inspire young people today. The piano accompaniment complements Cliff Richard’s vocals perfectly while its memorable melodies remain iconic – this timeless classic continues to delight young listeners today!

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