"Sun It Rises" as written by and Robin Pecknold....
Red squirrel in the morning
Red squirrel in the evening
Red squirrel in the morning, I'm coming to take you home

The sun rises, over my head
In the morning, when I
Hold me dear, into the night
Sun it will rise soon in the falling

The sun rising, dangling there
Golden and fair, in the sky

Ooh, ooh


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"Sun it Rises" as written by Robin Pecknold

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  • +6
    General CommentThe lyrics are embarrassingly wrong. Please change them.

    "Sun risin' over my head
    In the morning when I rise
    Hold me dear into the night
    Sun it will rise soon enough

    Sun risin', dangeling there
    Golden and fair in the sky"
    Cilogyon November 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Golden infant in the sky" ← definitely a Teletubbies reference.
    Enterimon September 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe this song is based on a poem called "The Sun Rising" written by the sixteenth/seventeenth century metaphysical poet John Donne. In the poem, the narrator speaks directly to the sun, expressing his anger towards its rising. He knows the sun will start the day anew and take him from his lover whom with he lie in bed. The narrator harasses the sun throughout the poem and wonders, "must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?". The narrator's internal conflict with the "motions" of the sun is resolved in the final stanza of the poem when he realizes "thy duties be to warm the world, that's done in warming us". He realizes he cannot reasonably be this enraged with the sun. Fleet Foxes takes this idea and uses a more optimistic approach. He says "hold me dear into the night", or enjoy the precious time they have together, because "the sun will rise soon enough" and tear them apart.
    BKmacon February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoook... i still have no idea of what is it about XD!
    karanoid_androidon September 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand it's definitely
    "Sun it will rise soon enough" and I'd say "golden and fair"
    inspiruson January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGolden and fair, not golden infant, I'm pretty sure.
    ExoM7on February 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's certainly "golden and fair" rather than golden infant, but there is a more glaring error, it's not morning WINDOW, the line is "in the morning WHEN I RISE" - listen close and you can hear the last syllable of rise.
    iangurteenon June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought the title was some kind of allusion to Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". Maybe not.
    nagyovafanon July 01, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI hear

    "Sun risin' over my head
    In the morning window
    Hold me dear into the night
    Sun it will rise soon enough

    Sun risin', dangeling there
    Golden infant in the sky"
    shmortisborgon November 09, 2008   Link

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