"Locking Up the Sun" as written by Marko Saaresto, Markus Kaarlonen and Olli Tukiainen....
They're locking up the sun, the light of reason gone,
N' hope has been successfully undone
The question's burning on, where is it coming from,
No-one seems to know the monster born

It's a bad trip on a sinking ship, when no-one seems responsible
Scapegoat to rock the boat, yeah, we need someone expendable
Volunteers to face the fears, can we be sensible
And find a way to break the fall, find out the cure for all

Is there a hero somewhere, someone who appears and saves the day
Someone who holds out a hand and turns back time
Is there a hero somewhere, someone who will never walk away
Who doesn't turn a blind eye to a crime

They're locking up the sun, they have their chosen one,
You know this time they'll make him play along
They're taking to the arms, the fathers and their sons,
There's nowhere left to run and hide

It's a bad trip on a sinking ship, when no-one seems responsible
Scapegoat to rock the boat, yeah, we need someone expendable
Volunteers to face the fears, can we be sensible
And find a way to break the fall, find out the cure for all

Is there a hero somewhere, someone who appears and saves the day
Someone who holds out a hand and turns back time
Is there a hero somewhere, someone who will never walk away
Who doesn't turn a blind eye to a crime

And in the emptiness, there's a solution,
Just look within yourself for absolution


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"Locking Up the Sun" as written by Markus Kaarlonen Marko Saaresto

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    General CommentThis song is obviously an expression of today's society in which people don't help each other out.
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    "Who doesn't turn a blind eye to a crime"
    Its asking who the hell does'nt help some one when they are in trouble. "But the light of Reason gone." and then "Scapegoat to rock the boat, yeah, we need someone expendable" We use other problems in the world as our excuse to not help a individual in need even if its help changing a flat in the highway, or savings someone's life. IT calls for people to just go help others than just helping them selves constantly.
    "Someone who holds out a hand and turns back time" Turning back time is as impossible as changing the world. To not even a perfect world but just a better world.
    "Is there a hero somewhere, someone who appears and saves the day" is asking is there people that still perform selfless acts with no regards to the relationship of the person we're trying to help.
    "And in the emptiness, there's a solution,
    just look within yourself for absolution" Even in the face of a seemingly impossible task such as changing the world, theres a solution. You have to look into yourself and know thats the only way things change by helping. Even attempting to change the world is profoundly better than complaining why it doesn't change for you. That gives a person a sense of self worth, a sense of absolution.
    callmecrazyon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI Fell In Love With This Song The First Time I Heard It, The Song Is Great, The Lyrics Do Have A Good Meaning About Stuff.

    P.O.T.F!
    Fascination-MaxXon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI Fell In Love With This Song The First Time I Heard It, The Song Is Great, The Lyrics Do Have A Good Meaning About Stuff.

    P.O.T.F!
    Fascination-MaxXon January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI still stand by it's a song about the Marvel superhero 'the sentry' the man with the power of a million exploding suns; the golden guardian of good.
    Einsideron October 06, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn the context of the song, the chorus is obviously in a mocking tone. It's about how people always turn outward in times of crisis. They want the "hero, someone who appears and saves the day". The powers that be put out someone who is that hero, "they have their chosen one, you know this time they'll make him play along". Locking Up the Sun is about finding the strength to look inwards for your own power instead of depending on the psychopaths who want to control the people.
    ZeeDanteon September 19, 2011   Link

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