Who Sang Out of the Blue? David Gilmour

David Gilmour About Face cover art
Credits
publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC , Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Jon Gilmour
release date: 1984-3-5
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Alternative Rock/Rock & Roll/Arena Rock
length: 3:36
producer: Bob Ezrin and David Gilmour
membranophone: Jeff Porcaro
piano: Ian Kewley and Steve Winwood
vocal: Sam Brown, David Gilmour, Mickey Féat, Roy Harper and Vicki Brown
orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra
mixer: James Guthrie
engineer: Phil Taylor
recording engineer: Eric A. Tomlinson, Kit Woolven and Andy Jackson
arranger: Michael Kamen and Bob Ezrin
organ: Steve Winwood
guitar: David Gilmour
Hammond organ: Ian Kewley
keyboard: Bob Ezrin
percussion: Luis Jardim, Ray Cooper and Jeff Porcaro
programming: Steve Rance
synthesizer: Anne Dudley and Jon Lord
bass guitar: Pino Palladino
assistant mixer: Bob Parr, Robert “Ringo” Hrycyna and Ollie Fitzjones
assistant recording engineer: Kevin Whyte, Robert “Ringo” Hrycyna, Simon Sullivan and Mark Frank
instrument: Simon Clarke, Tim Sanders, Barbara Snow, Roddy Lorimer and Kick Horns
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: David Gilmour
Out of the blue on the wings of a dove
A messenger comes, with the beating of drums
It's not a message of love

Our children are born, and we keep them warm
They must have the right, to live in the light
To be safe from the storm

Out of the blue, with wings on his heels
A messenger comes, bearing regrets
For the time that he steals

But steal it he will, my children's and mine
Against our desires, against all our needs
Our blood spilled like wine

Over and over we call, no one hears
And further and further and further we fall
And though we pray that we soon will awake
It is clear, that it's no dream at all
Our lives are at stake

I cannot believe, nor even pretend
That the thunder I hear, will just disappear
And the nightmare will end

So hold back the fire, because this music is true
When all's said and done, the ending will come
From out of the blue



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Until We Sleep
  • 2 Murder
  • 3 Love on the Air
  • 4 Blue Light
  • 5 Out of the Blue
  • 6 All Lovers Are Deranged
  • 7 You Know I’m Right
  • 8 Cruise
  • 9 Let’s Get Metaphysical
  • 10 Near the End