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Mr. Blue Sky

Mr. Blue Sky from The Electric Light Orchestra – more commonly known as ELO – is considered one of the happiest songs ever created.  When life gets you down, and it will, this song can restart your joie de vivre.

Basically, Jeff Lynne wrote it after spending two weeks under dreary rain, and the sun finally rose.

Lyrics to Mr. Blue Sky

“Morning! Today’s forecast calls for blue skies.”

[Verse 1]
The sun is shining in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped raining, everybody’s in the play
And don’t you know, it’s a beautiful new day, hey
Running down the Avenue
[Panting]
See how the sun shines brightly
In the city, on the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today, hey

[Chorus]
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (So long)
Where did we go wrong?
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (So long)
Where did we go wrong?

[Verse 2]
Hey, you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waiting
And today is the day we’ve waited for

[Chorus]
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?
Hey there, Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you
Hey there, Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around, see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

[Bridge]
Mister Blue Sky
Mister Blue Sky
Mister Blue Sky

[[Verse 3]
Mr. Blue, you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night
Creeping over, now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind, I’ll remember you this
I’ll remember you this way

[Chorus]
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long (So long)
Where did we go wrong?
Hey there, Mr. Blue (Sky)
We’re so pleased to be with you (Sky)
Look around, see what you do (Blue)
Everybody smiles at you

[Harmonizing]

[Outro]
Please turn me over

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The Story Behind Mr. Blue Sky

I’d write it down, but truthfully, this video does a better job. So enjoy.