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Are the following lyrics and description a good example of foreshadowing?

The lyrics are from Skyfall by Adele:
Let the sky fall
When it crumbles
We will stand tall
Face it all together
At skyfall

Figuratively speaking, when the sky falls, it means British intelligence is being destroyed slowly. The British civilians didn’t know the danger that was always lurking in the shadows because the government kept it that way, they “held up the sky” by keeping the nation safe. All the present employees of the secret service were loyal to Britain even when they were being threatened. The entire country was in danger and that’s when the sky crumbled and everything went wrong. Particularly James Bond, when he was in contact with the head of the enemy source.

No, it's not foreshadowing.  It's just a retelling of history.  Foreshadowing is when the story gives hints or clues as to what is going to happen next within the story.  These hints or clues are usually subtle or implicit.

It's simply metaphorical; the sky represents the British Intelligence, and crumbling is used to metaphorically describe its destruction.

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