I wrote "Urban Skies" in early 2006. I live in a part of Dayton, OH that is near a hospital and at night you can hear helicopters and sirens. I was lying in bed one night and the noise was especially loud outside of my home so I looked outside my window at the urban skies and then I wrote this song. Originally I recorded the song as a Bossa Nova with cello and a jazz band but, last summer I recorded it the way I heard it in my head when I wrote it, with crazy electric guitars and a strong back-beat. Both recordings are great and the fact that the song works both ways shows that it's a great tune!