"Sun Giant" as written by and Robin Pecknold....
What a life I lead in the summer
What a life I lead in the spring
What a life I lead when the wind did breeze
What a life I lead in the spring

What a life I lead when the sun breaks free
As a giant torn from the clouds
What a life indeed when that ancient seed
Is a-buried, watered, and plowed

What a life
What a life
What a life
What a life

What a life I lead in the summer
What a life I lead in the spring
What a life I lead when the wind did breeze
What a life I lead in the spring


Lyrics submitted by STLbarcelona5, edited by Ulmanor, Broon31

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    General CommentI can't believe more people haven't commented on this song.

    I think it is absolutely beautiful. To me, this song is just about being grateful to be alive and experience the simple things in life.
    ssquishyon February 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone who lives in Seattle knows how true this is. Though you wouldn't guess it from the last couple weeks...
    samuelhgarfieldon June 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa! samuelhgarfield, I lived there for 10 years - too true :)
    Neonnoodleon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is absolutely beautiful.

    sam's got it right, there.

    I believe it says What a life indeed when that ancient seed is a-buried, watered and plowed"
    Maggot Princeon January 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBah. This song is too damned good.
    spacegameon April 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think 'the winded breeze' is 'the wind, it breathes'.
    (oops - didn't mean to reply to spacegame's post)
    cdn42on April 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI also think that the line is "What a life I lead when the wind, it breathes" (Just like how they say 'Sun, it rises')

    Also, I am 100% positive that the second verse says 'What a life I lead when that ancient seed is a-buried, watered, and plowed'

    Absolutely beautiful song. Amazing harmonies especially on the live versions.
    ArtVandoleyon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBe thankful for being alive each single day, thanks to the sun for coming out and giving each one of us a new beginning.
    Amazing song.
    AbrahamSalcidoon May 08, 2014   Link

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