"Staring At The Sun" as written by and Bryan Holland....
Maybe life is like a ride on a freeway
Dodging bullets while you're trying to find your way
Everyone's around, but no one does a damn thing
It brings me down, but I won't let them

If I seem bleak
Well you'd be correct
And if I don't speak
It's cause I can't disconnect
But I won't be burned by the reflection
Of the fire in your eyes
As you're staring at the sun

When I ran I didn't feel like a runaway
When I escaped I didn't feel like I got away
There's more to living than only surviving
Maybe I'm not there, but I'm still trying

Though you hear me
I don't think that you relate
My will is something
That you can't confiscate
So forgive me, but I won't be frustrated
By destruction in your eyes
As you're staring at the sun

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"Staring at the Sun" as written by Bryan Holland

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    General Commentok this is straight from dexter from offspring.com:

    The idea that I was trying to get across in Staring at the Sun is this: I know that one of the toughest things about growing up is trying to figure out who you are, and how you "fit in" to everything. And believe me, it doesn't just stop once you're grown up, either. I know that for me, I definitely felt like I didn't "fit in" in school. In fact, I hate those words: "fit in." I didn't feel comfortable trying to be a part of any one clique at school. I didn't want to just be one of the athletes, or one of the stoners, or one of the popular kids, or whatever. And I remember that a lot of kids wanted to fit in so badly, that they compromised who they were a little bit in order to be a part of one of these groups. I thought that was really sad.

    The words "staring at the sun" are kind of a metaphor, or an analogy, for people that are being self-destructive, or compromising themselves. And in the song, I'm saying that I won't be a part of that. Maybe this line wraps it up the best:

    But I won't be burned by the reflection
    Of the fire in your eyes
    As you're staring at the sun.

    That's like me trying to say that if you're going to destroy yourself, you're not going to drag me down with you.

    Does that make sense? I think it's so important for kids (or anybody) to just be who they are and not care what anyone else thinks. And that's the hardest thing to do.
    sk8erdude148on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy first impression was that it was about rebellion. The phrase "staring at the sun" is loosely connected to "Blinded By the Light" a Bruce Springsteen-penned song that Manfred Mann Earth Band made famous: "...you shouldn't look into the eyes of the sun, but mama, that's where the sun is"
    feminist92on July 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking ill song
    TheSwej16on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song probaly means of all the problems he goin threw,so he just tryin to get past them and tryin to create more problems
    -Maybe life is like a ride on a Freeway,
    Dodging bullets while you're trying to find your way-
    when he says that,he probaly means that he tryin to find a way to get threw a problem he is in.
    twizidclownon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit means that the person is trying to help people with problems and even though he sees thigns logically their irrationality means that he has to try hard not to get dragged down with them and yet he knows he was once like them
    notyourpunkon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentow dextah gurl
    qtpie8864on June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, all I know is that it's a good song to frag by ;)
    Nikkouon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsk8erdude148, finally someone here realizes that dexter probably knows more then us about HIS songs. go u
    Liquid Iseon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't there more to the song than that??

    When the truths walks away everybody stays because the truth about the world is that crime does pay
    so if u walk away who is gonna stay
    because i like to think the world is a better place.
    Gentle_Demon17on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt rulez
    PennybridgePioneeron July 18, 2002   Link

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