"Rise & shine" as written by Peter Anders Svensson and Magnus Sveningsson....
I want to be alone for a while
I want earth to breathe to me
I want the waves to grow loud
I want the sun to bleed down
To bleed down

See the waves go down
See the moon alone
I rise my head and whisper

Rise and shine
Rise and shine my sister

I want to see the wounded moon
I want the sea to break through
I want it all to be gone tomorrow
So I've come to say goodbye
To say goodbye

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"Rise and Shine" as written by Traditional Jeff Beal

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    General CommentI believe they have said in concert that this song is about a cowboy sleeping on the beach.
    Kyomaraon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI miss this era of Cardigans..so full of warmth, jazzy-feel and natural acoustic sounds
    dinkoton May 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe record label strategy to release Life replacing some songs with Emmerdale ones diminished the geniality of The Cardigans album. They threw some songs from Emmerdale and removed even the unique closing song just to maintain the status quo on US (the songs removed are more alternative than the rest of the album)!

    I also wanted to comment on this particular song because it has two versions. In the one from Emmerdale Nina's voice is very raw, the way of singing and the music in overall is different. On the first time you hear it you may find it strange if you listened to the Life's recording first, but after the first time you'll only want to hear the Emmerdale version! *-*

    About Life track listing and ordering, I strongly suggest everyone to listen to the original one, with no Rise
    rafaelluikon August 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentProbably way off target but I did wonder whether this might be a song about depression and even perhaps life coming to an end with the line "I want it all to be gone tomorrow".

    Despite being sung in a jolly upbeat tempo, some of the lyrics come across as being quite dark "wounded moon" "sun bleed down" and "waves break through". Regardless I think it is a very poetic song with strong imagery.
    richardbajoron October 30, 2016   Link

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