1Songs about the Sun

9752491551Squinting in the sun on days when I forgot my sunglasses in the car, but the water is so cold, shocking start your heart racing kind of cold, and the car seems so far off in the distance, that we stay, my eyes crinkling as if from laughter, basking in the shadows that play all around us. For a moment the world beyond the water’s edge fades away into nothingness and I can breathe in deep. With my hand as a visor over my eyes I stare up to the sky and I wonder if everything I have ever seen will burn away if I stare long enough into the sun.

6860564481_f6cf5742ef_zWe stood there staring until the sun began to fade away. As it disappeared into the horizon I wished it to take with it all the impossible things I could not chase far enough away from.

summer-daysFollowing are my Top 5 songs about the sun. What are yours?

1. Always the Sun :: The Stranglers

“There’s always the sun,
there’s always the sun,
always, always, always the sun.”

2. Don’t Look Back Into the Sun :: The Libertines

“They’ll never forgive you,
but they won’t let you go.”

3. House of the Rising Sun :: The Animals

“Oh mother tell your children,
not to do what I have done,
spend your lives in sin and misery,
in the House of the Rising Sun.”

4. Sun Comes Up, its Tuesday Morning :: The Cowboy Junkies

“Sun comes up,
it’s Tuesday morning,
hits me straight in the eye,
guess you forgot to close the blinds last night;
oh, that’s right,
I forgot,
it was me.”

5. In the Sun :: Joseph Arthur

“I picture you in the sun,
wondering what went wrong,
and falling down on your knees,
asking for sympathy,
and being caught in between,
all you wish for and all you seen,
and trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in.”

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