"Sunrise" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Mark Andrew Webber and Peter Mansell....
Used to hate the sun because it shone on everything I'd done.
Made me feel that all that I had done was overfill the ashtray of my life.
All my achievements in days of yore range from pathetic
To piss-poor, but all that's gonna change.
Because here comes sunrise. Yeah, here's your sunrise.
I used to hide from the sun, tried to live my whole life underground.
Why'd you have to rise & ruin all my fun?
Just turned over, closed the curtains on the day.
But here comes sunrise.
Yeah, here's your sunrise when you've been awake
All night long and you feel like crashing out at dawn.
But you've been awake all night, so why should you crash out at dawn?

Lyrics submitted by pumkinhed, edited by MissingInAction

"Sunrise" as written by Scott Jeffrey Rice Matthew Joseph Banks


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    General CommentThis song is about the contrast of getting to appreciate sunrise after years of it being your enemy. Because when you go out clubbing all the time seeing the sunrise is the sign that you've gone too far, been out too long. But Jarvis started stepping back and seeing it for what it was. He said that in an interview. Personally, I think the best line is "you've been awake all night, so why should you crash out at dawn?", because on a personal level for me it means you've lived through all the bad bits, so don't give up now it's getting better. Vive le sunrise.
    xsvsxon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJarvis' comments:
    They say the darkest hour is just before the dawn, don't they? I don't know if it's true, but they say it. I always hate it when you've been at an all-night party and then suddenly the sun starts coming up and you think, 'Why didn't I go home an hour ago?'. You feel unnatural because every other creature's just waking up and the birds start doing the dawn chorus and you feel out of step with nature. So on a simple level the song's just about trying to react to the sunrise in a better way and not to screw things up for yourself.
    thateuandgelookon October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think xsvsx nailed it, though. Sadly, the last song on the last album. Love the instrumental breakdown at the end.
    Boournson May 11, 2008   Link

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