Saturday sun came early one morning
In a sky so clear and blue
Saturday sun came without warning
So no-one knew what to do
Saturday sun brought people and faces
That didn't seem much in their day
But when I remembered those people and places
They were really too good in their way
In their way
In their way
Saturday sun won't come and see me today

Think about stories with reason and rhyme
Circling through your brain
And think about people in their season and time
Returning again and again
And again
And again
but Saturday sun has turned to Sunday's rain

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Saturday Sun Lyrics as written by Nick Drake


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  • +2
    General CommentTo me, Saturday Sun is about the good and bad times of life, and how the good times can sometimes pass unnoticed and unappreciated until the bad times are upon you.
    bladeton May 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother song about living in the moment and not letting life pass you by. Let your family and friends know how much they mean to you. Go after the girl. Pursue meaningful passionate work. Sunday is the period of late years in a regretful person's life that is wishing they would have lived differently.
    cbmusicfanon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit seems like he had a chance to do something and he didn't pursue it, so the chance was gone.
    you often regret the things you choose not to do rather than the things you do.
    p_money4on July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.shiver.
    makes me want to drown my sorrows and cry.
    pinkoptimismon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song -- thanks joe if your reading this
    paleBLUEeyerison August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentunderrated and fantastic.
    hlsguyon February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song! Well done Nick.
    It feels almost more like a Sunday song to me. This I think is one song that was closest to being well recognised - I remember this was part of the Radio 2 (UK) staple songlist for quite a while.
    Jimmy Heavenon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song shows how sensitive nick was. makes me wanna hug nick
    justnickon February 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love the xylophone in this. It's so underutilized. The swaying vibe of this song just gets to me. So lovely.
    aventurineon December 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a lovely song.
    I take it as another song about nostalgia, or about life seen in the continuum of time.

    We are all what we remember, a bundle of memories more than anything else.
    Nick captured this perpetual yearning everyone has in such an apt way, at such a young age!

    In particular, the last line is a gem for me, a nice way to sum up everything.
    "So Sunday sat in the Saturday sun, and wept for a day gone by"

    Sunday is all of us, and Saturday sun the good old days, always slipping away into the past.
    We always yearn for them, just as Sunday wept for the Saturday now gone by.

    It is one cleaver way to depict that nostalgic sentiment in our hearts.
    userstkon June 22, 2016   Link

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