Staring at the Sun
TV on the Radio Lyrics


Cross the street from your storefront cemetery.
Hear me hailing from inside and realize

I am the conscience clear
In pain or ecstacy
And we're all weaned my dear
Upon the same fatigue

We're staring at the sun
Oh my own voice
Cannot save me now
Standing in the sea
It's just
One more breath
And then
I'll go down

Your mouth is open wide
The lover is inside
And the tumult's done
Collided with the sign
You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
Your body's over me

Note the trees because the
Dirt is temporary
More to mine than fact, face,
Name, and monetary

Beat the skins and let the
Loose lips kiss you clean
Quietly pour out like light
Like light, like answering (chorus comes over this part) the sun

You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
Your mouth is open wide
You're trying hard to breath
The water's at your neck
There's lightning in your teeth
Your body's over me

Be what you will
And then throw down your life
Oh it's a damned fine game
And we can play all night

You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
Your mouth is open wide
You're trying hard to breath
The water's at your neck
There's lightning in your teeth
Your body's over me

You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: BABATUNDE OMOROGA ADEBIMPE, DAVID ANDREW SITEK

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Bothand Nether

Hear me hailing from inside and realize
I am the conscience clear
In pain or ecstasy
And we're all weaned my dear
Upon the same fatigue
We're staring at the sun
Oh my own voice
Cannot save me now
Standing in the sea
It's just
One more breath
And then
I'll go down
Your mouth is open wide
The lover is inside
And the tumult's done
Collided with the sign
You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
Your body's over me
Note the trees because the
Dirt is temporary
More to mine than fact, face,
Name, and monetary
Beat the skins and let the
Loose lips kiss you clean
Quietly pour out like light
Like light, like answering the sun
You're staring at the sun
You're standing in the sea
Your mouth



All comments from YouTube:

Ant57fr

I love the restrained tension in that song, and the fact that it never breaks out and remains unresolved. That's beautiful.

Tana Rupe

as are the words you used to describe it

Doppiovetro

This is how I've always imagined my life, like a song with a solo that never comes. Always loved this masterpiece.

Eddy C

This song was on the trailer for the 2007 Eurockeennes festival in France, I think I was 18. It almost single-handedly convinced me to go, I couldn't put it into words the way you did but it was what I wanted and didn't know existed!

TheFamousMockingbird

That’s this entire album and it’s great. It never releases

Marshall Garrett

The way you conveyed that was perfect and insightful 👌

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confamman

My middle school teacher would give us listening assignments and he would play a song for us and he played a tv on the radio song for us and I fell in love. Thanks Mr Cowan. You’re the fucking man.

Got a new case of Crabs 🦀

Which song did he play for you?!

rip

Frr that's dope!

potc420

Your teacher was fuckin dope!

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