"Catch The Sun" as written by Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams and Jez Williams....
Every day it comes to this
Catch the things you might have missed
You say, get back to yesterday
I ain't ever going back
Back to the place that I can't stand
But I, I miss the way you lie
'Cause I've always been misunderstood
Pulled apart and ripped in two
But I, I miss the way you lie

Catch the sun, before it's gone
Here it comes, up in smoke and gone
Catch the sun, it never comes
Cry in the sand, lost in the fire

I never really understood
Why I did not feel so good
But I, I miss the way you lie
'Cause I've always been up and down
Never wanted to hit the ground
But I, I miss the way you lie

Catch the sun, before it's gone
Here it comes, up in smoke and gone
Catch the sun, it never comes
Cry in the sand, lost in the fire


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"Catch the Sun" as written by Jez Williams Andy Williams

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song is obviously about the breaking of a relationship and of missed opportunities. But also subtly coming to terms with the demoralizing realisation that all their hard work had literally gone up in smoke when a fire burned down their studio and destroyed everything that was Sub Sub. They needn't have been so disheartened by the loss though. In fact the fire was certainly the defining moment in their progression. Their music as doves is in a whole different league. The fire remains a theme throughout their music particularly in their early work.

    One of my favourite Doves tracks.
    delhoyaon March 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the last line in the chorus is, "Lost every fight I had." The previous line is, "Cry in the sand," which is where some people put their heads, figuratively speaking, when cowed by life's rough times. This also loosely goes with the contender motif of the album art. Many of the songs on the record are about being at odds with someone else in some way.

    To me, this song is about believing in someone, and finding out they not only aren't what you thought, but have worked you over for their own ends; yet, you just can't shake how you feel for them. "I miss the way you lie..." Good God, that could have been me saying that to any of several exes at certain times! But, "I ain't ever going back..."
    maddpsyintyston March 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds me of summer, quite possibly one of the best summers ever, actually...
    beautimus_babyon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably my favorite song by the doves. it always makes me smile. for some reason, whenever i hear it, it makes me feel like i'm just running or dancing in a field or grass or flowers or something.
    mynamescallieon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI tend to ignore the deeper lyrical meaning when I hear this song come on, especially if it's a sunny day after a long bout of rain or the first day of spring where a bit of warmth is finally slipping into the air. Such an upbeat tempo and great arrangement, I can't help but smile.
    wednesday181on July 31, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBeautiful!
    persaon August 05, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is such a wikid song.
    Splaire89on May 28, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentonly 3 songs, this is the doves best song. comment away on its sheer brilliance
    strokesmanon December 21, 2005   Link

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