"Hard Sun" as written by and Gordon Peterson....
When I walk beside her
I am the better man
When I look to leave her
I always stagger back again

Once I built an ivory tower
So I could worship from above
And when I climbed down
To be set free, she took me in again

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

When she comes to greet me
She is mercy at my feet
When I see her pin her charm
She just throws it back again

Once I sought an early grave
To find a better land
She just smiled and laughed at me
And took her blues back again

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

When I go to cross that river
She is comfort by my side
When I try to understand
She just opens up her eyes

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

Once I stood to lose her
When I saw what I had done
Bound down and flew away the hours
Of her garden and her sun

So I tried to warn her
I'll turn to see her weep
40 days and 40 nights
And it's still coming down on me

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world

There's a big
A big hard sun
Beaten on the big people
In the big hard world


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"Hard Sun" as written by Gordon Peterson

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    General CommentIts about the world and being the better man. Even though you feel like you're above someone and someone else is richer and someone else is a famous its all insignificant because we're just people being beaten down by a big hard sun. If you really want to appreciate this song do something for someone else, like Chris McCandless said, happiness is only real when shared.
    Audio_hollicon February 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFUCK PEOPLE! This song is CLEARLY about mother nature
    Helpboton December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song bares some resemblance to Pink Floyd's "Take it Back." A song about mother nature and how she should be respected. You rip apart the Earth over and over again. And she forgives and forgives but one day she calls your bluff and it's too late to fix what you've done.
    kb084on March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song..can relate to what me and my girl share right now...esp the first part...
    sage_stonedon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about him trying to get over a girl but he cant no matter how hard he tries because when it says:
    when I look to leave her
    I always stagger back again
    annamcgibbonon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about him trying to get over a girl but he cant no matter how hard he tries because when it says:
    when I look to leave her
    I always stagger back again
    annamcgibbonon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the big people who could build the modern society as they want and change the world, not the wild anymore. we could get out from this modern society, its joyful but will be hard life. i think he is enjoy the journey but not for good.
    mkhamdon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate people who judge and insult others based on their impressions of a song. yes, i'm sure songwriters, the majority of the time, have a clear, constructed idea for the message they're tryting to convey in their lyrics, but maybe it's not all about being right. all that matters is that the listener FEELS something from the song, whether or not it was what the writer intended.

    i believe this song is about man and nature and a society blind to the beauty that surrounds it.
    simonjaymeson March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm curious how many people thought this song was about Mother Nature before the movie 'Into the Wild' came out? :) Unfortunately it's not obvious what 'her' is referring to, and could be interpreted as multiple things, women or mother nature, or maybe computers and the Internet!? LOL
    music1994on April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThe fact of the matter is that is song is more blatantly about the earth/mother nature, though it could be used by Indio as a metaphor for a woman. First off I must correct some places where the lyrics are wrong. The second verse says "When she comes to greet me, she is mercy at my feet, When I stay to pillage her, she just throws it back at me. The fourth verse says "Once I stood to lose here, and I saw what I had done, I burned down and threw away the hours, of her garden and here sun. So I tried to warn here, and turned to see her weep, Forty days and forty nights and it's still coming down on me."
    Jarethebearon July 27, 2009   Link

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