Nick Drake Things Behind the Sun Lyrics

Pink Moon Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pink Moon
  • 2 Place to Be
  • 3 Road
  • 4 Which Will
  • 5 Horn
  • 6 Things Behind the Sun
  • 7 Know
  • 8 Parasite
  • 9 Ride
  • 10 Harvest Breed
  • 11 From the Morning
  • Please beware of them that stare
    They’ll only smile to see you while
    Your time away
    And once you’ve seen what they have been
    To win the earth just won’t seem worth
    Your night or your day
    Who’ll hear what I say.
    Look around you find the ground
    Is not so far from where you are
    But not too wise
    For down below they never grow
    They’re always tired and charms are hired
    From out of their eyes
    Never surprise.

    Take your time and you’ll be fine
    And say a prayer for people there
    Who live on the floor
    And if you see what’s meant to be
    Don’t name the day or try to say
    It happened before.

    Don’t be shy you learn to fly
    And see the sun when day is done
    If only you see
    Just what you are beneath a star
    That came to stay one rainy day
    In autumn for free
    Yes, be what you’ll be.
    Please beware of them that stare
    They’ll only smile to see you while
    Your time away
    And once you’ve seen what they have been
    To win the earth just won’t seem worth
    Your night or your day
    Who’ll hear what I say.

    Open up the broken cup
    Let goodly sin and sunshine in
    Yes that’s today.
    And open wide the hymns you hide
    You find reknown while people frown
    At things that you say
    But say what you’ll say
    About the farmers and the fun
    And the things behind the sun
    And the people round your head
    Who say everything’s been said
    And the movement in your brain
    Sends you out into the rain.

    Written by: Nick Drake
    Lyrics © A SIDE MUSIC LLC

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