I wake up every morning, stretch my arms out wide
Splits my chest right open & I put my heart back inside
You used to keep it in a jar, but this metaphor has gone to far
& now it's just a work of art
On my wall & in my mind

When you get the courage, you'll swim beyond the waves
& the stillness of the ocean, will make all fear go away
Yeah, I fucked up good & well & you put me through fucking hell
But good luck finding someone, who can love you better than I

I wanted to be tangled up in someone long & blonde
So honest in my belief that nothing would go wrong
but now all we can say we have, are some photographs & a wiener dog
That chews up everything I love & all the things you left behind

You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost in Sunnyside
You're the girl, I lost to Sunnyside


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    General CommentI love this song!!!

    "When you get the courage, you'll swim beyond the waves
    & the stillness of the ocean, will make all fear go away"

    This sounds like maybe the reason they broke up was because of the adversity they faced as a lesbian couple. She's telling her ex-girlfriend to "swim beyond the waves," beyond the societal turmoil. To stop being thrown by the waves and worrying about what other people think.
    chels7monsteron April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe rawest song on Junior in terms of King’s passionate singing and wrenching lyrics is the folkish ballad “Sunnyside,” which is about the end of a relationship. “It happened very close to the time I was making the record,” the artist recalls. “It’s a very personal story about something that I went through with another person. Every reference to every lyric is true to life. I’m hoping there’s something universal in that song that someone’s gonna listen and think ‘Wow, I can relate to that,’ because I don’t want it to by my pity party.”
    quicson August 17, 2010   Link

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