Staring at the Sun (continued)

So I referenced this awesome song in a previous post.  Here’s a live version:

Under the comments for this video, someone wrote:

i love tvotr, and for those who dont like the singing the lead singer of The Who Roger Daltrey once said, the passionate singers are the ones who go for notes they cant hit, theyre the most dangerous singers

he also said it doesnt matter if you hit the note, as long as the passion is there

I’m not sure if I agree with this, but in my opinion this song will always be awesome because of the words:

Cross the street from your storefront cemetery
Hear me hailing from inside and realize I
I am the conscience clear
In pain or ecstasy
And we were all weaned my dear
Upon the same fatigue
You’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 go down)
Your mouth is open wide
The lover is inside
And all the tumults 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 is open wide
You’re trying hard to breathe
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
Your mouth is open wide
You’re trying hard to breathe
The water’s at your neck
There’s lightning in your teeth
Your body’s over me
(Be what you will
And then thrown 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 breathe
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

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I don’t understand how a music group can write verse like this…it’s pure genius

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2 responses to “Staring at the Sun (continued)

  1. ethan

    I can’t understand how anyone could really argue that the singers who can’t hit the notes they are trying to hit are the most dangerous ones. Well, they are dangerous, just not in the intended way…they become dangerously close to screwing up what should be good music.

    With that said, TVOTR is baller as hell. I can deal with the fact that the singer goes for notes that he can’t hit, but I don’t think it makes the band any better (or “dangerous”). Rather, the singer comes close to screwing it all up.

  2. baldafroman

    I agree. His comment is like saying that the most dangerous astronauts are those that cannot do math. Sure it’s true, but not in the way that he means it. Does that make it false? Either way, the song is so much a mix of poetry and sound that I can’t help but talking about.

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