"See The Sun" as written by Luke Pritchard and Paul Garred....
Oh, you can have it all and wrap it in the world
You can have everything
You can have love and lots of other things
To make you think

But when it all comes down to you, girl
Yeah, no matter what you do
Take a look at yourself and realize
I've been good to you
I've been good to you

Oh, no, I didn't mean to say what I did say
All about lovers and how they should lay
Well, that was never for me to say and say
Don't you see now how I pay?

I see the sun rising
And all you see is it fall, fall, fall

So, come on up
Wasn't it you who said life was like a plastic cup?
To be used and then disposed of
Yeah, but that's no way to live a life like yours
Don't you see now how I try?

I see the sun rising
And all you see is it fall fall fall

For all the times I never never turned her way
And now she is there on someone else's arms

For all the times I never never turned her way
And now she is there on someone else's arms

For all the times I never never turned her way
And now she is there on someone else's arms

For all the times I never never turned her way
And now she is there on someone else's arms


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"See the Sun" as written by Luke Pritchard, Paul Garred

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    General CommentActually it is:

    For all the times I never never turned away
    And now she's here on someone else's arm

    For all the times I never never turned her way
    And now she's here on someone else's arm

    For all the times I never never turned her way
    And now she's here on someone else's arm

    For all the times I never never turned her way
    And now she's here on someone else's arm
    deborahcarneon April 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song. I think its a break up song. He wants her to know that he was 'good' to her, and that even though they have broken up he still has hope.

    He's see's hope, so he see's the sun 'rising', but she has no intentions of getting back with him, so see's the sun 'falling', and she's already moving on by havig an new guy on her 'arm'.
    Dan184on April 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI thought the sun rising and falling was more general than that- they have different attitudes to life and that's why he protests her view that life is essentially worthless- like a plastic cup to be disposed of. I kind of get the feeling from this that she's making what he considers poor choices, maybe going out without with someone who's not been good to her. Just my opinion though...
    tumblebiscuiton August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a bitch who didn't appreciate him, someone who couldn't ever be happy, no matter what. This man does not still have hope for the girl, in my opinion. what he means in "I see the sun rising, all you see is it fall" is that he see's the good, the sun coming up, the joy..all she see's is the end. and I lovelovelove her plastic cup metaphor. even though i in no way agree with it. :)

    Remains my favourite kooks song, never ever get sick of it :D
    GvhftrKijlon November 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOfcourse it's personal for everyone, but I think it pretty much matches my recent break-up:

    They had a hard struggle in the last period of their relationship. At first she saw the goods of life, just like him. But then she got stressed and bittered. He still treated her good, and with all the love, but she didn't let him live the (in an objective point of view pretty normal, hanging out with friends and also enjoying the good parts of life in not an excessive way) life he lived and she is way to serious (with work and/or study to relax a bit) to tolerate and participate in that. He's cool with her don't living that way, because he loves her, and even though he respects her and treats her in a loving way without being an asshole she was still putting the emphasis on the little things she doesn't agree to in the first place (while he still see the good things about them together, see: 'I see the sun rising, and all you see is its fall, fall, fall').

    She has no self-reflection and forgets about the good things in the relationship and how nice and good he is to her (see: 'Take a look at yourself and realize, I've been good to you'). But sometimes his tolerance level is reached when she enlarges a little thing too much again, so he get's irritated and tries to let heer see what a fuzz she's making of nothing, but she doesn't accepts that and get's even more mad at him and he is sad about it because he didn't think it was worth fighting about in the first place and feels more hurt about the whole thing than her, while she started the stupid thing but he is still a little agitated and still thinks she is exaggerating (see the -sarcasmic-: 'Oh no! I didn't mean to say what I did say, all about lovers and how they should lay. That was never for me to say and say. Don't you see now how I pay..').

    Then the moments that he doesn't conform to her point of view get more frequent (see: 'For all the times i never turned her way/away') and they decide to break up (while still loving eachother mutually but it doesn't work anymore) and she finds an other lover (see: 'And now she is there on someone else's arm') while he still loves her and that hurts him. Especially because he never saw the problem; she was always the one that got frustrated and irritated about the little things and he had to answer for that, so he is even more heart-broken about what could have been if she just relaxed more.. Now it's frustrating him because if she just saw how stubborn and without self-reflection she was earlier, it could have lasted longer. Now the other lover maybe will benefit of the after-relationship-eye-opener she had about her stressed, stubborn and strict point of view during their relationship because she took a good reflection afterwards.. And that hurts, a lot.
    TheDTon October 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGreat opener for brand new album - listening through the whole CD this song catched me first. But is it correct that this song is a cover ?
    KisstheRain1980on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsame here! having listened to both konk and rak only once, this song really stood out from the bunch...

    "i didn't mean to say what i did say... don't you see now how i pay" - this shows that as their relationship progressed he's learnt not to take love for granted.

    he realises that now, but she doesn't seem to share his perspective of things:
    "so come on up, wasn't it you who said life was like a plastic cup; to be used and then disposed of" - she's all ready to let go of him and move on with her life
    lookie_kookieon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHow does this song has so few comments? It's just awesome. Like all songs from Konk.

    I think it is about a relationship that is over and he still tries to make things right and sees hope. While she didn't leave the past totally behind her she doesn't see any future for it and is moving on with another guy, since she only sees the sun fall it means she still thinks and talks about it but sees no hope for them.

    I also think in the song he shows some regret for always being there for her, always up to having something with her and now she's with someone else.
    Seabraon September 24, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this could be partly inspired by hemingway's novel the sun also rises. we read it last year in my english class and i brought this in as a connection piece.

    first of all, the whole reference to the sun rising and falling which also appears in the book's title. secondly, "now she's here on someone else's arm" may refer to the woman jake loved, brett, who was engaged to one of his friends. she couldn't be with jake because he was impotent even though he treated her really well ("i've been good to you"). "about lovers and how they should lay" could be about how he's impotent because of the war and insisted that she be with someone who can give her what she wants. and also, "wasn't it you who said life was like a plastic cup": brett was kind of wild and did what she wanted so that could be about that.

    all of that could be very construed but i think it fits really well! haha =)
    thisisntjesson April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think isn't so much a break up song. To me it sounds like the guy is in love with the girl and would give her everything she wanted:
    ''you could have it all'' and ''you can have love and lots of other things''.

    However she doesn't see him in that way and he just has to stand back and watch her make bad choices for herself because she doesn't value her life very much:
    "so come on up, wasn't it you who said life was like a plastic cup; to be used and then disposed of"

    He disagrees:
    "but that's no way to treat a life like yours"

    But she doesn't listen to him or his advice, and the second verse (or first depending how you look at it) suggests that maybe they've had an argument over how she should treat love, and that he regrets saying these things to make her angry:
    "Oh no! I didn't mean to say what I did say/All about lovers and how they should lay/That was never for me to say and say"

    The sun rising and falling suggests that he's an optimist and sees the good things in life and is full of hope, whereas all she can see are the negative things and maybe that's why she doesn't value life as much as he does.

    And the last bit suggests that even though he's always there for her whenever she needs him, she still doesn't think of him in the way that he would like, and keeps going out with other guys:

    "for all the times I never never turned her away, and now she's here on someone else's arm"
    lilmizsmileson May 14, 2009   Link

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