I'm so mesmerized
I am caught up in the eyes of a Tropicana sunrise
Aloha to the world, swimming through a color swirl
Dreaming of a bright-eyed girl
Who's got turquoise pearls, seductive eyes (c'mon, c'mon)
Kiss my lips, pull me in like a riptide, yeah

You are blinded by the all knowing Illuminati eye
I have one question for your god and that is why
I said why Eve, why Eve, why Eve, why'd you eat the fruit?
Why Eve, why Eve, why? Why oh why oh why?

Look at that tequila sunrise, that tequila sunrise
Look at that tequila sunrise burning, burning, burning
In the distance, can't you see? Oh, can't you see?

I sailed across the earth in search of a humble head
Bermuda was a gamble
So I played my cards and I won the bet
I never underestimate what ancient stories teach you
I lost the world but gained a man
Thanks to Machu Picchu

I'm blinded by the all knowing Illuminati eye
I have one question for your god and that is why
I said why Eve, why Eve, why Eve, why'd you eat the fruit?
Why Eve, why Eve, why? Why oh why oh why?

Look at that tequila sunrise, that tequila sunrise
Look at that tequila sunrise burning, burning, burning
In the distance, can't you see? Oh, can't you see?

Can't you see? Yeah, say can't you see?

[X2]
Hieroglyphic images are painted on the wall, yeah
Yeah, miss Cleopatra in love I fall

Look at that tequila sunrise, that tequila sunrise
Look at that tequila sunrise burning, burning, burning
In the distance, can't you see? Oh, can't you see?
Oh can't you see? Oh can't you see?


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Tequila Sunrise song meanings
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs, but the meaning has me stumped!

    I believe the first chorus, mentioning the "tropicana sunrise", is the boys' hope/ excitement about their fame OR their goodness.
    When it switches to the chorus, it mentions the Illuminati and Eve. This shows their decent into sin (coming from fame), also the "tequila sunrise" shows their goodness/excitement dwindling. Also "tequila" could mean posion? As in their innocence being poisoned? OR They feels empty and drained of life from their fame, and the sunrise shows the diminishing happiness in their lives.

    The second verse and bridge stump me, though :/ I don't understand the importance of the historical references yet... Does anyone else have any ideas?
    E3_letsgoon June 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking overall it is about sin, human nature & salvation.
    he starts out all wide eyed and bushy tailed with innocence and the hope of love, then becomes aware/diseased by earthly pleasures that are short and unfulfilling, yet he seeks them and idolizes them anyway (i.e. tequila sunrise). And he laments the fall of man into sin (from adam & eve) asking God why.
    verse 2 to me seems like he found salvation, as in he took the gamble to trust/ believe in God (learned from the Bible...ie ancient stories) and when he did this, he lost the world (being 'of the world') but gained a man (Jesus).
    but even when you have salvation and are no longer of the world, you still crave worldly things like the tequila sunrise
    jdmovieon July 15, 2014   Link

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