Sky Pilot

Eric Burton and the Animals  (1966)

He blesses the boys as they stand in line

The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine

He's there to help them all that he can

To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man


Sky pilot, sky pilot

How high can you fly

You'll never, never, never reach the sky


He smiles at the young soldiers tells them it's all right

He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight

Soon there'll be blood and many will die

Mothers and fathers back home they will cry


Sky pilot, sky pilot

How high can you fly

You'll never, never, never reach the sky


He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile

The order is given, they move down the line

But he'll stay behind and he'll meditate

But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate


As the young men move out into the battle zone

He feels good, with God you're never alone

He feels so tired and he lays on his bed

Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said


Sky pilot, sky Pilot

How high can you fly

You'll never, never, never reach the sky


You're soldiers of God you must understand

The fate of your country is in your young hands

May God give you strength do your job real well

If it all was worth it only time it will tell


In the morning they return with tears in their eyes

The stench of death drifts up to the skies

A young soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot

Remembers the words, "Thou shalt not kill"


Sky pilot, sky pilot

How high can you fly

You never, never, never reach the sky


Sky pilot, sky pilot

How high can you fly

You never, never, never reach the sky


You never, never, never reach the sky

You never, never, never reach the sky

You never, never, never reach the sky

You never, never, never reach the sky