"To Try for the Sun" as written by and Donovan Leitch....
From the album fairytale

We stood in the windy city,
The gypsy boy and I.
We slept on the breeze in the midnight
With the raindrop and tears in our eyes.
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young,
For I'm going to try for the sun.
We huddled in a derelict building
And when he thought I was asleep
He laid his poor coat round my shoulder,
And shivered there beside me in a heap.
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young,
For I'm going to try for the sun.
We sang and cracked the sky with laughter,
Our breath turned to mist in the cold.
Our years put together count to thirty,
But our eyes told the dawn we were old.
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done ?
I dare a man to say I'm too young,
For I'm going to try for the sun.
Mirror, mirror, hanging in the sky,
Won't you look down what's happening here below?
I stand here singing to the flowers,
So very few people really know.
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done?
I dare a man to say I'm too young,
For I'm going to try for the sun.
We stood in the windy city
The gypsy boy and I.
We slept on the breeze in the midnight,
With the raindrop and tears in our eyes.
And who's going to be the one
To say it was no good what we done ?
I dare a man to say I'm too young,
For I'm going to try for the sun.






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"To Try for the Sun" as written by Donovan Leitch

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    My InterpretationThis song is about Donovan's friend Gyp David Mills (a.k.a. Gypsy Dave) and hints at a possible sexual liaison between the two. If so, it would make it an amazingly progressive song for its era (came out in 1966). That's in keeping with Donovan's personality (I mean, "Mellow Yellow" is about teenage girls using dildos, for heaven's sake). Donovan and Gyp were both the same age, so when the song says "Our years put together count to thirty," they would've both been fifteen years old.
    Starwatcher23on July 05, 2017   Link

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