Big Sky

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Noma Music, Inc./Hi-Count Music, Inc. BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

Big Sky looked down on all the people looking up at the Big Sky.
Everybody pushing one another around
Big Sky feels sad when he sees the children scream and cry
But the Big Sky's too big to let it get him down.

Big Sky too big to cry
Big Sky too high to see
People like you and me

One day we'll be free, we won't care, just you see
'Til that day can be, don't let it get you down
When I feel that the world is too much for me
I think of the Big Sky, and nothing matters much to me.

Big Sky looked down on all the people who think they got problems
They get depressed and they hold their head in their hands and cry.
People lift up their hands and they look up to the Big Sky
But Big Sky is too big to sympathize

Big Sky's too occupied
Though he would like to try
And he feels bad inside
Big Sky's too big to cry

One day we'll be free, we won't care, just you wait and see
'Til that day can be, don't let it get you down.
When I feel that the world is too much for me
I think of the Big Sky, and nothing matters much to me.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (2:50), recorded Sep-Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1969 USA Reprise RS 6327 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Dec 1987 UK PRT PYL 6008 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1988 Germany PRT (TELDEC) 8.26676 ZR CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 18 Dec, 1989 UK Castle Communications CLACD 161 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6327-2 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set

mono mix (2:49), recorded Sep-Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, abridged (2:12), recorded Sep-Oct 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by The Mock Turtles, recorded 1989
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM8CD CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILL CD300 CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILLUSION 003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM 8 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by John Caviano, recorded 2000
The Great Lost KPS Album - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jul 2000 UK Pie KPSCD003 CD

stereo mix, by Matthew Sweet, recorded 2002
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD

stereo mix, by The Blue Aeroplanes, recorded 2006
The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies - MOJO Tribute Feb 2006 UK MOJO - CD

stereo mix, Ray with the Crouch End Festival Chorus (3:14), recorded Spring 2009 at Air Studios & Konk Studios, London
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 UK Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 2 Sep, 2009 Australia Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 USA Decca Records/Universal ? CD
The Kinks Choral Collection (Special Edition) 7 Dec, 2009 UK Universal Music TV 2724050 CD


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