Short of the Sky

from by Bob Sky Young

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Believe it or not, there was no pun intended in this song title compared to my nickname "Sky". Really. It's just that we all fall short of the sky, none of us really lives up to our highest ideals, try as we may. And in my darker moments when I don't even consider my ideals, I know I've hurt and scarred people. I sure hope they can forgive me.


If I could heal half the hurt I’ve given
If I could crucify the side that just won't die
I’d be a better man, a better man
Who fell short of the sky
If I could gather every stranger that I’ve spit on
If I could be a friend who never walked on by
I’d be a better man, I’d be a better man
Who fell short of the sky

Make-believe it never happened –
No, I can't buy another lie
But then, it's not remorse
That changes the course
Of a man who falls short of the sky

Tomorrow is a luxury
Today will take on wings and fly
Yesterday is filled
With tales of noble men
Who fell short of the sky

But there was one
Who climbed above the stars
And only stopped by here to die
And if we follow him
When our last hope grows dim
We'll understand just why
He chose to love us so
And lift us up to go
Somewhere beyond the sky.


from So Low / Sky High, released March 15, 2008


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Bob Sky Young Farmington, Michigan

Perhaps better known as one half of the Delta Twins, "Sky" is a prolific composer with alter egos to suit each style of music. Here he explores an indie/folk/acoustic sound while playing all the instruments.

He's not one to limit himself to one genre. Perhaps that's the basis for his "Sky's The Limit Studios". Or maybe because his high school basketball nickname was "Sky". Or...?
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