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Staring At The Sun Lyrics

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Staring At The Sun (1997)

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"Staring At The Sun" (Brothers In Rhythm Ambient Club mix)

"'Staring At The Sun' was another great tune that never became a great record, for whatever reason. I don't know why we didn't quite nail it. In the end, when we were playing it live, we just sang it with acoustic guitars and the song came through much better." - The Edge, U2 By U2 2006

Summer stretching on the grass
Summer dresses pass
In the shade of a willow tree
Creeps a crawling over me
Over me and over you
Stuck together with God's glue
It's gonna get stickier too
It's been a long, hot summer
Let's get under cover
Don't try too hard to think
Don't think at all

Staring at the sun
Staring at the sun

There's an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won't disappear
It's gonna itch and burn and sting
You wanna see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back a beach
Will we ever live in peace
'Cause those that can't do often have to
And those that can't do often have to preach

Staring at the sun
Staring at the sun

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armor-plated suits and ties
Daddy just won't say goodbye
Referee won't blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I'm nearly great but there's something missing
I left it in the duty free
She comes
She never really belonged to me

You're not the only one staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find if you step back inside
Not sucking on my thumb
I'm staring at the sun
I'm not the only one who's happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go
Happy to go
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go blind
Happy to go
Happy to go
Happy to go

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