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Things Behind The Sun Lyrics

Artist: Nick Drake
Album: Way To Blue

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.

Comments/Interpretations

by ES on 6/12/2008 6:03am
One of the most incredible songs out there. when the chords change to major in the last verse and those lyrics...breathtaking
by EzY on 8/23/2008 6:51am
Love Nick drake, if u don't have a bar contraption start fighting the pain in Ur hand holding those bar chords (c#m / g#m/ A+ / G#m G#m7, ten the chorus which is almost the same except it goes C C(4rt finger goes up and down) / A+ f# - Ive been playing for 13 years now and i teach aswell... it hurts every time i play it.
by NM on 9/4/2008 10:31am
One of the few Nick Drake songs you can play without some major retuning from standard! Very sinister sounding tune. Nick Drake has written some of the best songs ever!
by Deus Ex Machina on 11/21/2008 9:31pm
Dark. This song is sooooo extremely dark, even among Drake's music. Beautiful . . . like heroin . . . probably not safe to listen to.
by mrsmoose1478 on 7/30/2009 2:22pm
I'm completely haunted by this song right now. I can only listen to this over and over. So glad to find lyrics, and even someone put up chords...Amazing song!!
by kim on 4/21/2010 2:55pm
I adore this song - dark but at the same time uplifting. Thanks for the chords too, doesn't sound the same on piano but I'm not as gifted guitarist as him.
by mica on 12/23/2010 10:42pm
aww love his sweet voice! And this song is the best (L)








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