"A Thousand Suns" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
Everyone around wants to give you their thanks
Everyone around wants to give you their hands
We want to thank you so much! we want to thank you so much!
May every breath you breathe be built on sacred things

And I don't wish for this alone

These are twisted times when trust and truth collide
When a stranger's love could make your heart explode
I want to give it all back! if I could give it all back
I'd send a thousand suns to warm your worthy lungs

And I don't wish for this alone

Everyone around wants to give you their hands
Everyone around puts their hands on your back
And they say: we want to thank you so much! we want to thank you so much!
Cause all you did for them, you also did for us

What you've done is not yours alone
What you've done echoes on and on
(On and on and on)


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"A Thousand Suns" as written by Timothy John Baker

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    My InterpretationI was just speaking to a friend about this song and she brought up that this is possibly about when all of the planes had to land in Gander, Newfoundland due to the 9/11 disaster. After taking another listen to the song I agree completly with her assessment. (Thanks Cat!)

    During that time Newfoundlanders treated 6579 complete strangers as if they were family, providing them with food and shelter, in their own homes in some cases. With all that was 9/11 this goes perfectly well with the lyric "these are twisted times when trust and truth collide when a stranger’s love could make your heart explode".

    The main refrain of the song "We want to thank you so much" is of Newfoundlanders thanking each other for their kindness to people in need. "cause all you did for them, you also did for us. what you’ve done is not yours alone what you’ve done echoes on and on". Makes perfect sense with Hey Rosetta! being Newfoundlanders themselves.

    I can't guarantee this 100% but it makes perfect sense to me.
    GremmieNLon March 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn Q and hopefully A with Vish Khanna, one of the r3'ers had asked Tim what the meaning behind this song is, and Tim said that when they were touring and promoting Plan Your Escape, people were letting the band crash at their houses and offering beds and couches. Here's the link to said interview. r3.ca/…
    burgandyon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    "cause all you did for them, you also did for us
    what you've done is not yours alone
    what you've done echoes on and on"


    i love this. all the thank yous and the pats on the back could never amount to much of anything. they may not have been personally involved in the incident, but it's not the specific details of the event, or the specific individuals involved. it's the significance of what this shows. to me, it's about seeing the good in people, the idea of hope in humanity. this says something about everyone, and once you know it's there, it's forever. in other words, it's innate.
    TheWrongGirlon December 29, 2009   Link

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