Blame It On The Sun
Diana Ross Lyrics


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Where has my love gone?
How can I go on?
It seems, dear,
Love has gone away.
Where is my spirit?
I'm nowhere near it.
Oh yes, my love has gone astray.
But I'll blame it on the sun;
The sun that didn't shine.
I'll blame it on the wind and the trees.
I'll blame it on the time,
That never was enough.
I'll blame it on the tide and the sea,
But my heart blames it on me.

Who poured the love out?
What made this bitter doubt?
Is peace not here for me to see?
Wish I could tell you what I am feeling,
But words won't come for me to speak.

Oh, I'll blame it on the sun
That didn't fill the sky.
I'll blame it on the birds and the trees.
I'll blame it on the day
That ended much too soon.
I'll blame it on the nights




That could not be,
But my heart blames it on me.

Overall Meaning

In this song, Diana Ross sings about a love that has gone away and how she is having trouble coping with it. She questions where her love has gone and wonders how she can go on without it. She feels like her spirit is not with her and she blames the absence of love for that. However, instead of blaming herself for the loss of love, she shifts the blame onto other things like the sun that didn't shine, the wind, the trees, the time that wasn't enough, the tide, and the sea. She then acknowledges that her heart blames it on herself.


The second verse expresses the bitterness that she feels towards the loss of love. She wonders who poured the love out and what caused her doubt. She asks if peace is not here for her to see. She wishes she could express her feelings but words won't come out. She then blames the absence of the sun for not filling up the sky, the birds and the trees for not singing her love back to her, the day that ended too soon, and the nights that never seemed to last long enough. But again, she acknowledges that her heart blames it on herself.


Overall, this song expresses the pain that comes with losing love and how one can struggle to come to terms with it. It highlights the tendency to shift blame onto external factors instead of taking responsibility for one's own actions or lack thereof.


Line by Line Meaning

Where has my love gone?
I'm questioning and wondering where my love has disappeared to.


How can I go on?
I'm feeling hopeless and don't know how I can continue without my love.


It seems, dear, Love has gone away.
My love has left me and it seems like there's nothing I can do about it.


Where is my spirit?
I'm feeling extremely low and disconnected with myself.


I'm nowhere near it.
My spirit is far away from me and I'm struggling to connect with myself and my emotions.


Oh yes, my love has gone astray.
My love has strayed away from me and I can't seem to get it back.


But I'll blame it on the sun;
I'll attribute my misfortune to the sun not shining.


The sun that didn't shine.
If only the sun had shone, maybe things would have turned out differently.


I'll blame it on the wind and the trees.
I'll assign blame to external factors, like the wind and trees, for my love leaving.


I'll blame it on the time,
I'll blame the lack of time I had with my love for their leaving.


That never was enough.
I feel like the time we had together was too short and insufficient.


I'll blame it on the tide and the sea,
I'll attribute my love leaving to the changing tides and the vastness of the sea.


But my heart blames it on me.
Despite external factors, I feel like I'm responsible for my love leaving.


Who poured the love out?
I'm wondering who gave all the love in the relationship.


What made this bitter doubt?
I'm questioning what caused the bitterness and doubt in my relationship.


Is peace not here for me to see?
I'm wondering if I'm unable to see the peace that could come from my relationship.


Wish I could tell you what I am feeling,
I want to be able to express my emotions and communicate properly.


But words won't come for me to speak.
I'm unable to articulate my emotions into words.


That didn't fill the sky.
The sun didn't shine enough to brighten my mood and my love life.


I'll blame it on the birds and the trees.
Similar to external factors like the sun and wind, I'll blame the birds and trees for my love leaving.


I'll blame it on the day
I'll attribute my love leaving to the day ending too soon.


That ended much too soon.
I'm frustrated that my time with my love was cut short and ended prematurely.


I'll blame it on the nights
I'll also attribute my love leaving to the nights being too short.


That could not be,
I'm lamenting that the nights couldn't be longer so that my love and I could spend more time together.


But my heart blames it on me.
Despite outside influences, I'm ultimately holding myself accountable for my love leaving.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Syreeta Wright, Stevie Wonder

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