"Orpheus" as written by and Tim Wheeler....
That summer I did nothing
Just sleeping, thinking and hanging around
Left the dark streets of September
As the air was cooling down
Woah yeah it was cooling down

I need the sunshine in the morning
I'm heading for the open road
Sunshine in the morning
Lord you gotta let it flow

Yeah yeah yeah

Ever since I lost her
Seems the more I learn, the less I know
Everyday I think about her
But if I look back I'm gonna turn to stone
To stone, woah yeah gonna turn to stone

I need the sunshine in the morning
I'm heading for the open road
Sunshine in the morning
Lord you gotta let it flow

I need the sunshine in the morning
Yeah I gotta feel its glow
Sunshine in the morning
Lord you gotta let it flow

I'm heading for the open road
I'm heading for the open road
I'm heading for the open road

It hit me without warning
I was left out on my own
The sad times they were forming
I went through them alone

A new day it is dawning
I feel the pain is gone
The open world is calling
And I am moving on

I need the sunshine in the morning
I'm heading for the open road
Sunshine in the morning
Lord you gotta let it flow

I need the sunshine in the morning
Yeah I gotta feel its glow
Sunshine in the morning
Lord you gotta let it flow


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"Orpheus" as written by Tim Wheeler

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    General Commentthis song is about a guy who has just broken up with a girl and has realised he has to move on instead of looking back hence the line,
    "But if I look back I'll turn to stone"
    the name orpheous is from a greek story about orpheous who tried to get his wife back from the afterlife after she died.....
    trapeziumon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe this doesn't have more comments! It's a great song.
    chemicalnovaon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah great song....it's about a guy that finally stand up and lives his life again without girlfriend

    "A new day it is dawning
    I feel the pain is gone
    The open world is calling
    And I am moving on"

    Amazing bridge.....
    Giovane_Culoon June 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou really can't argue with a chorus like 'sunshine in the morning' ^_^
    aniymon August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Definitely about a guy getting over his girlfriend. I love the chorus.
    elflady00on January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOrpheus is an ancient greek story abou a guy who went o to the underword to bring back his lover, Eurydice. The go Hades and his wife Persephone gave him the permission to go into the underworld and bring back his love to the world of the living with only one condition: He must walk in front of her and never look back until they reach the world of the living. In his anxiety, he looked back and Eurydice vanished form his sight forever.

    BTW, the intro to this song is amazing.
    alexvickerson April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe band wrote this song when they heard the story of orpheus, i think - it even has a reference to an old greek story about medusa, where if you look at her youll turn to stone.


    btw, awesome intro
    cartlidgeon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCould possibly be related to the Northern Irish peace process? Just a thought... probably wrong. But if you treat it allegorically it seems to fit.

    "Everyday I think about her
    But if I look back I'll turn to stone"

    You can't forget the past, but you have to look forward to the future if the peace is going to hold...

    "A new day it is dawning
    I feel the pain is gone
    The open world is calling
    And I am moving on"

    ...don't really need to explain, it sort of speaks for itself.

    As I say, probably inaccurate... but no worse than some of the stuff I've read on here ;-)
    mig25_foxbat2003on April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn IMDB, in Moulin Rouge!'s trivia section, it said Tim auditioned for the part of Christian, and that led him to write this song. Just throwing that out there.
    AquilaCaton July 06, 2009   Link

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