Staring at the Sun Lyrics - U2

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

I'm not the only one,
Staring at the sun.
Afraid of what you'd find
If you took a look inside
I'm not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
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Not the only one
Who'd rather go blind

There's an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won't disappear
It's gonna itch and burn and sting
You want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like 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

To the ones
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb
I'm staring at the sun
I'm not the only one
Who'd rather go blind

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour 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 yeah
But you never really belonged to me

You're not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
You step back inside
Not sucking on my thumb
I'm staring at the sun
I'm not the only one
Who'd rather go blind






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Analogy | Reviewer: Ligia | 10/21/10

The author feels helpless about the world's situation because he knows that little he can do to change it and trying to change it is only gonna cause a lot of trouble (waves). And what many people do is look at something that will take the focus out of the caotic situation (staring at the sun) and they are happy to go "blind".

Nothing about illuminatti like many people are saying on the internet. It's a very smart way of expressing the frustration for not being able to do much to change.

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties

This part talks more about government and authorities that have more power to do something but what they do instead is take advantage. This is not about a lover

Referee won't blow the whistle
God is good but will He listen
I'm nearly great
But there's something missing

This is our missing link with God. He's the referee but it us not giving Him the authority to blow the whistle and that's what's missing.



meaning | Reviewer: plath | 2/26/10

It feels to me that the poet is in search of some kind of truth, but then again he fears that this truth will make him wanting to be dumb or "blind." Still it itches like an insect and he wants to see what happens if he "scratches" it.



Comments about "Staring at the Sun" | Reviewer: Abel | 3/1/10

"God is good but will He listen
I'm nearly great
But there's something missing"

The author talks about himself and his incomplete relationship with God.

Konga, God still hold 'the plug' for everyone, until our last day. We have to be complete for Him.



Sunstar | Reviewer: konga | 10/15/08

IF one stares hard enough at the sun, one can see golden images. i stared indefinitely till someone brought down the blinds.staring at the sun ensures best vision.

insects in the ears are viruses caused by machine visions after being wired.it makes life miserable for one and all.

you are not the only one refers to the poet and his eternal lover.

go blind does not mean sightless but staying in the shade of a tree or a parasol at the beach.

god's glue is the attraction for each other.

i am nearly great is humility as the poet is god himself.

the votaries of peace today are impotent and can only preach.

war is impending and imminent.

the sun god and goddess controls everything.

intransigence refers to that between the rest.

as for the lovers they have no problems.god and goddes have pulled the plug because the children did not listen to them.





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