Hey!
(hey, hey,)

Yeah, yeah (yeah!)

Yeah, yeah (yeah!)

I've got a wound that doesn't heal,
Burning out again,
Burning out again

I've not sure which of me is real,
And I'm alone again,
Burning out again

My hope runs underneath it all,
The day that I'll be home

It won't be long, I belong,
Somewhere past the setting sun

Find me free, find me strong,
Somewhere back where I belong

Yeah, yeah, (yeah!)
Yeah, yeah, (yeah!)

Something shared with me again,
But I'm not buying it,
I'm not buying it

My wound goes deeper than the skin,
There's no hiding it,
So I'm not trying it

My hope runs underneath it all,
The day that I'll be home,

It won't be long, I belong,
Somewhere past the setting sun,
Find me free, find me strong,
Somewhere back where I belong

Yeah, yeah, (somewhere past the setting sun!)

Yeah, yeah, (yeah!)

Yeah, yeah, (going back where we belong!)

Yeah, yeah, (I'll find you,)
(the setting sun!)

Let the weak say I am strong, and it won't be long,
Let the rat say I was wrong, and it won't be wrong,
Let us find where we belong,
Beyond the setting sun,
Beyond the setting sun

Yeah, yeah,

It won't be long, I belong,
Somewhere past the setting sun,
Find me free, find me strong,
Somewhere back where I belong

Yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah!)

Yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah!)



Lyrics submitted by Coop421

"The Setting Sun" as written by Edmund John Simons, Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, Noel Thomas Gallagher

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment:Jon Foreman: "I wrote this one in Australia a while back. I remember it well. Sometimes I get really down on myself and the world around me and wonder why we're all here, spinning around on this planet. It seems that we're unable to escape the ugliness that lies within us nor around us and yet we all have this immense appreciation and appetite for beauty and truth: a paradox indeed. Here's another one- the worlds of politics, business, or even music tend to behave with the social etiquette of a Jr. High School playground. Do we all become marginalized as mere products to be sold? I'm not buying it. Neither the good nor the bad. I don't believe the hype. Meaningless, meaningless, a chasing after the wind. There's a place where all of these shadows will fade and no amount of hype can take that away from me."
    born2xlon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing. It reminds us that we as believers belong in Heaven with God, and shouldn't take heed to small things on this earth, because we're about to spend eternity with Him. Truely AWESOME song. Nothing is Sound is a great CD.
    Hediedformexon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:the lyrics arent: "Something shared with me again,
    But I'm not buying it,
    I'm not buying it"
    but they ARE: "theyre selling shares of me again..." etc

    also I agree with Hediedformex. The songs about how we belong in Heaven with our heavenly father hence " belong,
    Somewhere past the setting sun"

    also its "let the RIGHT say i was wrong" not RAT

    however awesomely powerful song!!! Love it!!!
    clairpatraon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"Find me free, find me strong" is WRONG
    It's "Finally free, Finally strong!"

    and who put RAT...?! hahah
    Oh! Emilyon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Aside from all the errors, this is really a great song. :) I really think it is simply saying that this isn't our home. Our home is in heaven, the place behind the setting sun.
    redpeach91on January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Personally, this song perfectly describes my current mood. I'm in the last stages of recovery from 4 years of severe depression/insecurity.

    I was finally able to focus and feel confident in myself, and deal with my problems as opposed to letting them control me (if only on a sub-conscious level). I honestly, purely laughed for the first time in over a year a few weeks ago. It felt absolutely awesome. :)

    In any case, these lyrics literally describe my situation.

    "I've got a wound that doesn't heal."
    The cause of my depression is still around.

    "My wound goes deeper than the skin,
    There's no hiding it,
    So I'm not trying it "
    I was always taught to hide weaknesses and problems, to keep them private. Now, while I don't advertise them, I no longer intentionally hide them either.

    "My hope runs underneath it all,
    The day that I'll be home,"
    I've known the entire time that I had a fixable problem, I just didn't know (initially) what the problem was or how to fix it. Not that I didn't experiment and try.

    "They're selling shares of me again,
    But I'm not buying it,
    I'm not buying it "
    I finally know how to deal with my problems.

    "It won't be long, I belong,
    Somewhere past the setting sun,
    Find me free, find me strong,
    Somewhere back where I belong."
    I know how I should feel, and I can feel my mind growing stronger and brighter every day. It won't be long before I finally shake this shit off for good.

    And for the record, I'm Deist. Check wikipedia if you're curious as to what relevance that has.
    scottish144on January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:And yeah, it's "finally free finally strong". Forgot to edit that in my last post :p
    scottish144on January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah..whatever goes on here[the sucky stuff]our home is still to come..soon though.
    purplieon March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:One word. GIVESMEHOPE.
    relientk4evron September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:30 As you know, these mountains are across the Jordan, westward, toward the setting sun, near the great trees of Moreh, in the territory of those Canaanites living in the Arabah in the vicinity of Gilgal.31 You are about to cross the Jordan to enter and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you. When you have taken it over and are living there,32 be sure that you obey all the decrees and laws I am setting before you today.

    I was reading Deuteronomy and read this. It reminded me of this song.
    SdSunLuvIton May 07, 2012   Link

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