Sunrise
Norah Jones Lyrics


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Sunrise, sunrise
Looks like mornin' in your eyes
But the clock's held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise, sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
'Cause the afternoon's already come and gone

And I said
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you

Surprise, surprise
Couldn't find it in your eyes
But I'm sure it's written all over my face
Surprise, surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day

Then I say
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you

Now the night
Will throw its cover down
On me again
Ooh, and if I'm right
It's the only way
To bring me back

Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you
Hoo, ooh, yeah
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh




Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you

Overall Meaning

The song Sunrise by Norah Jones is a gentle, acoustic ballad that speaks about the cyclical nature of life and the passing of time. The opening lines of the song, "Sunrise, sunrise, looks like morning in your eyes, but the clock's held 9:15 for hours," suggest a sense of stagnation or a feeling of being stuck in time. The singer seems to be observing the world around her, seeing the sun rise in someone's eyes, but also acknowledging that time has passed and the day has already come and gone.


The chorus of the song is a repeated refrain, "Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh, to you," which adds a haunting and melancholic quality to the melody. The second verse speaks of surprises and how they reveal themselves in different ways. The singer notes that she can't hide her feelings, which suggests a certain openness and vulnerability. The song then transitions to nightfall and the idea of being covered or concealed by darkness, perhaps speaking to a sense of loss or longing.


Overall, Sunrise is a poignant and nostalgic song that captures the fleeting beauty of life and the passage of time. The melody and lyrics work together to create a wistful, introspective mood that leaves a lasting impression on listeners.


Line by Line Meaning

Sunrise, sunrise
The beginning of a new day


Looks like mornin' in your eyes
The singer perceives the start of a new day in the person they are addressing


But the clock's held 9:15 for hours
Time seems to be moving slowly and the singer has been experiencing this time frame for hours


Couldn't tempt us if it tried
The idea of starting the day fresh held no appeal to the artist and the person they are addressing


'Cause the afternoon's already come and gone
The day has progressed to a point where it's too late to start afresh.


Surprise, surprise
The singer expresses being caught off guard


Couldn't find it in your eyes
The person they're addressing isn't expressing surprise


But I'm sure it's written all over my face
The artist is expressing their surprise through their facial expression


Never something I could hide
The artist is incapable of hiding their emotions


When I see we made it through another day
The artist is expressing relief and being glad that they made it through the day


Now the night
The beginning of the evening


Will throw its cover down
The night has a hidden and calming effect on the artist


On me again
This has happened before


Ooh, and if I'm right
The singer is uncertain if their assumption is correct or not


It's the only way
The cover of night is the only way to bring the singer back to a state of peace


To bring me back
The artist is feeling overwhelmed and the cover of darkness helps them to relax




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Norah Jones, Lee Alexander

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@carlaferrante2635

Sunrise, sunrise
Looks like mornin' in your eyes
But the clock's held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise, sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
'Cause the afternoon's already come and gone
And I said
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you
Surprise, surprise
Couldn't find it in your eyes
But I'm sure it's written all over my face
Surprise, surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day
And I said
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you
Now the night
Will throw its cover down
On me again
Ooh, and if I'm right
It's the only way
To bring me back
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you
Hoo, ooh, yeah
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
Hoo, ooh, ooh, ooh
To you
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@AmeeliaK

Sunrise, sunrise
Looks like morning in your eyes
But the clocks held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise, sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
'Cause the afternoon's already come and gone
And i said ooh, ooh, ooh, to you
Surprise, surprise
Couldn't find it in your eyes
But I'm sure it's written all over my face
Surprise, surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day
Then I say, oh, oh, oh, to you
And now the night
Will throw its cover down on me again
Oh, and if I'm right
It's the only way to bring me back.



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@WisteriaEve

2024 anyone?

@nathanjasper512

No thank you.

@olelibertad3081

still❤

@elainewagner6587

Yes

@StevieG1892

Hello✌️

@janetkruger7750

Yep, sunny S. A... And good music is always good

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@poorwhitepeoplearefailures2396

My dog has a tumor and will have to be put down soon. He used to smile when he heard this song and I know I'm going to play it/ sing it to him when I hold him for the last time going into the vet

@colleenross8752

Michael: may your friend face the end without pain and sleep in peace. God bless

@kittygal101ful

Your comment just moved me to tears. I can imagine he was very special 💖 & I know how that feels.. they are family. Best wishes one year on

@mikejunior211

Sorry for your loss. Ironically I found this song Because of Winn Dixie.

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