Sky Is Over

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"Sky Is Over"
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Single by Serj Tankian
from the album Elect the Dead
Released January 16, 2008 [1](Radio)
February 2008 (promo CD)
March 28, 2008 (Acoustic promo CD)
March 31, 2008 (CD)
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Alternative rock, art rock
Length 2:59
Label Serjical Strike/Reprise
Writer(s) Serj Tankian
Producer(s) Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian singles chronology
"Lie Lie Lie"
"Sky Is Over"

"Sky Is Over" is a song by Serj Tankian. The song was released as the second single from Tankian's debut solo album Elect the Dead. The song has charted on both the Modern Rock Tracks and the Mainstream Rock Tracks in the US.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Tankian.

Radio Edit promo single[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sky Is Over" (Radio edit) 2:59

2 Track promo[2][edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sky Is Over" (Acoustic) 2:57
2. "Empty Walls" (Acoustic) 3:46

Official UK CD single[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sky Is Over"   2:59
2. "Sky Is Over" (Fawk Yeah Remix) Tankian 3:38

Digital download single[3][edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sky Is Over"   2:59
2. "Sky Is Over" (Fawk Yeah Remix) Tankian 3:38
3. "Sky Is Over" (Acoustic)   2:59

Song meaning[edit]

This song is worked around the website [1] which Tankian supports. This means that the song is about pollution and global warming. Tankian said also, about the meaning of the song, in an interview with Roadrunner Records:

Music video[edit]

Elect the Dead was accompanied by a complete set of videos for each track, September 11, 2007. Tankian was not pleased by the original video and so he and director Tony Petrossian made an official video for "Sky Is Over", released on January 16, 2008.

The music video starts with Tankian playing a white piano in the middle of the street. Then he gets up from it and walks around and eventually picks up an eraser. Then he literally starts "erasing" the sky out. He throws the eraser far away after and walks to another black piano to play the last note. Then it is revealed that he wrote "Civilization Is Over". The entire video was shot in one take. At the end of the video it has the web address for the "Sky Is Over" website. On YouTube, it has parts one and two of "The Making of Sky Is Over".

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007)[5] Peak
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 22
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 23


External links[edit]