Wednesday, March 22
Staring At The Sun
I was scrolling through my music library the other day and I noticed that I had a lot of songs named "Staring At The Sun" (only one being a cover of another). I thought that this was uncanny that artists would be so attracted to the image of looking at a large ball of plasma. So here's all the songs and a little blurb about what Staring At The Sun illistrates in the song.
MP3 TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
TV On The Radio uses staring at the sun as someone who's on their back dying (or perhaps participating in intimate activity outdoors).
MP3 U2 - Staring At The Sun (Live From Rotterdam)
U2 uses the phrase to express a collective desire to look away from the hardships in the world by staring at the sun. "I'm not the only one who's happy to go blind." The imagery in this song is vividly amazing.
MP3 Simple Kid - Staring At The Sun (this link will be up in about an hour)
This song is for slacker teenagers and its about through partying, getting high, etc... they're feeling like they are purposely destroying themselves, thus staring at the sun.
MP3 The Offspring - Staring At The Sun
Offspring uses the phrase as an analogy for people that are being self-destructive, or compromising themselves to try to "fit in."
MP3 Mute Math - Stare At The Sun
This is a slight variation on the phrase we're using, but it's close enough. The song is about looking deeply into something to find something that's not there.
MP3 The Subways - Staring At The Sun (TV On The Radio Cover)
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