"Sun Is on My Side" as written by Pedro Erazo-segovia, Oliver Francis Charles, Eugene Hutz, Oren Kaplan, Yuri Lemeshev, Sergey Ryabstev and Thomas Gobena....
What was here now is gone
Up and down like everyone
Walk the earth in lonesome cry
But when the sun comes up
When the sun comes up
It will be on your side
It will be on your side

To the song of wheels
All demons die
Rays of joy they multiply
Harmony, you will be my bride
But when the sun comes up
I'll let out last breath
And slumber softly
Into the death

My half breed odyssey
Your orphan prophecy
Our destiny we will not hide
When the sun comes up
When the sun comes up
It will be on your side
It will be on our side

When the sun comes up
I'll let out last breath
And I'll slumber softly
Into the death

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    General CommentI'm in love with this song from the first time I heard it. :)

    I think it is about leaving someone for your music (= Harmony, be my bride). And this person you live would be lonely for a while, but eventually he/she would get through this (= Sun is on your side). While the artist first is very happy he chose for the music (abviously Gypsi style = song on wheels),but after a while gets some problems (may be because he didn't knew it would be so difficult to live from his work = My half breed odessy), and eventually get hopeless and dies inside (I don't think that "death" is ment literally here). I don't really understand "Your orphan prophecy Our destiny we will not hide". I think your orphan prophecy may be that the person he left told him that his plan to leave wont work out like he imagined.

    So I hope it is little bit understandable what I wrote here :D
    Correct me, please, I really want to know what you think this song is about. :D
    Codsoluphicon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI do believe that death is meant literally here. A gypsy life is a hard one and they appreciate the value of life and death. It's a sad song celebrating life in the face of death. Absolutel beautiful.
    DoomBlazeon June 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so bittersweet. It's about loss but also about believing that sadness doesn't last forever.

    Everything that is, dies. Everything that was, will be again.

    To me, this song is about accepting your grief and pain, but looking towards a day you won't always feel this bad.

    As someone who has lived a semi-nomadic life, I know that one of the quick and dirty solutions to a problem is to pick up and leave. Shake the dust from your feet and go. You stand a pretty good chance of creating that problem wherever you stop and settle (What was, will be!), but as long as the wheels are turning underneath you, "all demons die".

    And as a musician, I love the line, "Harmony, you will be my bride." It doesn't have to literally be about music, if you prefer otherwise. Maybe think of harmony as the goodness and richness of life sailing along smoothly. If harmony of life is your bride, that is the thing to which you are joined and from which you will never be parted. That's what you're looking forward to, after all.

    Of course, when the sun comes up on your last day, you have to die. Don't worry too much, though. It's just a "slumber". There's a million metaphors for this reincarnation: fortune's wheel, the circle of life, the spinning wheel. Those could also be the wheels under which all demons die.)

    I think the "half breed odyssey" lines are a little more personal. GB is gypsy punk, the very definition of half breeds on an odyssey. Whether the orphan prophecy refers to someone in particular or to the stationary people they sing to, I don't know. It could refer to the sense of purpose we "civilized" people tend to feel about ourselves and our place in the world (prophecy) when we're really just orphans without guidance. We're all wanders- some people are just more honest about it than others. We all have to face our situations and ourselves eventually, though. Like the song says, "Our destiny we will not hide." When the sun comes up, we'll see things as they are. In our trouble, we look forward to comfort, but what we'll get is truth. We still hope for comfort, though, or maybe just an easing of sorrow. We hope that the two go hand in hand, or least are not incompatible.
    pteleaon February 02, 2013   Link

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