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Sky – Josh Radin (feat. Ingrid Michaelson)

September 19, 2009 Leave a comment
Josh Radin - Simple Times

Josh Radin - Simple Times

 Making his first big debut off of Zach Braff’s movie, The Last Kiss, with song We Were Here, Joshua Radin has come a long way.  Couple years later, and he comes out with album Simple Times, and on it, my favorite song by Joshua Radin, Sky.  Of course even better, is the version featuring Ingrid Michaelson.  The addition of her voice gives the song more emotion, as her melodic tone emphasizes a woman’s perspective.  Skyis a song about a man who is dreaming his beloved left him and how breaking up hurts, but then he wakes to his love and realizes it was just a dream and how he basically can’t live without her and is happy to be there with her.  Ingrid, filling in the role of the female voice, gives pretty much the same scenario where her man has left her for someone else; then she wakes up and realizes he is still there.  She had fallen asleep after them fighting which had led to her bad dream.  But in both cases the worry of breaking up is only in their dreams, and they wake up to reality that they are still together. 

Of course it’s one of those perfect love songs with fears that every couple goes through.  And of course there are those people who listen to the song and wish that they had that sort of relationship, or who have recently been broken up with and where in the song the part that is the dream, it is their reality, and what they should be waking to, like in the song, is what they can only see in dreams.  Meaning aside, you’ll find yourself soon enough able to sing along with the song, and caught in a melodic trance to Joshua Radin’s Indie-acoustic tunes.

Sky

I woke dreaming we had broke
Dreaming you left me for someone new
And you cried, drying those brown eyes
Crying you’re sorry – sorry won’t do

But this is the way I need to wake
I wake to you
And you never left me
All that I dreamt had been untrue
Open my eyes
I see sky

Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know the way to keep me on my toes
I, I, I will be fine – just say you’ll stay forever mine
‘Til we fall asleep tonight

Last night, we had a great fight
I fell asleep in a horrible state
Then dreamt that you loved my best friend
My heart would not mend – seemed it was fate

But this is the way I need to wake
I wake to you
And you never left me
All that I dreamt had been untrue
Open my eyes
I see sky

Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know the way to keep me on my toes
I, I, I will be fine – just say you’ll stay forever mine
‘Til we fall asleep tonight

Sometimes I forget to love you like I should
But I’d never leave you – no, I never would
I never would

Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know the way to keep me on my toes
I, I, I will be fine – just say you’ll stay forever mine
Oh, oh, oh, oh, you know the way to keep me on my toes
I, I, I will be fine – just say you’ll stay forever mine
‘Til we fall asleep tonight
‘Til we fall asleep tonight

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