Yellow Skies: A Hong Kong Song

A jesting song mourning the pollution of Hong Kong’s atmosphere. Best sung passionately to the tune of the Beatles’ classic: Yesterday (Original Lyrics)

Yellow Skies,
Filled with smoke from Shenzhen’s factories,
Carrying particles that make us wheeze.
I mourn your life, oh Yellow Sky.

Suddenly,
You’re not half the Sky you used to be,
Like a shadow hanging over me,
This field of smog came suddenly.

Why you
Are not blue I don’t know, you haven’t said.
Now you
Make me blue ’cause I long for Sky Blue Skies.

Yellow Skies,
You took Rosy out of Dusk today,
And it looks as if you’re here to stay.
I mourn your life, oh Yellow Sky.

Originally composed / lyric-altered on 28 July 2008. Now posted here in an act of distraction from studying Hayden White’s long-winded ideas of history as literary.

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