Kiss the sky = ???

The phrase “kiss the sky” appears in several songs - Jimi Hendrix ('Scuse me while I kiss the Sky), U2 (If you want to kiss the sky, you’d better learn how to kneel), Tatyana Ali (Album & song name - I want to fly so high that I kiss the sky all alone), etc. - but does it have any meaning beyond the words?

Anyone know?


This probably belongs in Cafe Society, but…

I imagine it means to strive for the (seemingly) unattainable.

And if you want the unattainable, Bono also wants you to be humble.

No, no, you’ve got it all wrong. It’s " 'Scuse me while I kiss this guy " :wink:

Off to Cafe Society.

DrMatrix - General Questions Moderator

Almost put it there, but I thought that there just might be a “factual” answer to the question - thank you to the kind Dr.


I thought it ment, to take drugs… :slight_smile:

Doin’ tons of Colon Blow
Stuffing it in every hole
Mile high so am I
Watching Jimi kiss the sky
(Aerosmith- Crash)

Obviously a reference… I fkinda figured most other instances of “kiss the sky” were tributes/references to Hendrix.