"Earthquake of '73" as written by and Eric D. Johnson....
You hurt your foot roller-skating down by the bay
You lost your voice singing along to ‘Raspberry Beret'
So I'll do my part not to break your heart
And baby don't break mine
Cuz I adore you and I know for sure
You're the spark on the sun

In the barrel race you cracked your rib and skinned up your knee
You lost a tooth in the Earthquake of 73
So I'll do my part not to break your heart
And baby please don't break mine
Cuz I want you and I want to just let you know
That I adore you and I know for sure
You're the spark on the sun

On the sun
On the sun
On the sun


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"The Earthquake of '73" as written by Eric D. Johnson

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    General CommentI'm not sure, but I think it's part songwriting and part my own memories tied to this song that makes this song so amazing to me. I haven't heard this song in over a year, but right when it came on I was singing along, teary eyed. His voice is simple and so are his words, and yet I think that's what makes this song so great.
    fridgebuzzon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta simple, sweet and quirky gurky song i want to sing to my girlfriend.
    jhawksmooron June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentany explanation needed? amazing song.
    ErnieLGon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteverything about this song is heartbreaking.

    the part where he says ''you lost your voice singing along to rasberry beret' makes me miss my friends a lot, it brings back a whole lot of weird and sad memories of singing on the porch in the night together when were were still living in the same state..

    when people feel like failures and they get hurt and lose things, if you're lucky they'll be someone who loves them enough to still believe them to be 'the spark on the sun'.
    campfireon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbasically, unconditional love.
    campfireon April 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe world is out to get you, and we can't stop things like earthquakes from shaking you up. But, we can always keep each other's hearts from breaking.

    My interpretation of this beautiful song.
    prettywords14on February 25, 2015   Link

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