(For Mary McCullough)

What a time it was.
I was befriended and was a friend
for the longest while. You were here,
and I never knew you from the sun.

Snow is on the ground
but this is not my landscape now,
where I find myself without you.
Oh I never knew you from the sun.

Oh I had a friend. I had a friend I loved.
Now I walk for miles
into dark forests of piano songs. I'm lost.

Deep into my sleeves, deep in my sleeves,
pockets down where I always reach,
you are there.
Oh I never knew you from the sun,
never, never knew you from the sun.

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    General CommentThis seems to be about a friend she once had that she took for granted, maybe. The sun gives us the ability to live here on earth, but we rarely take the time to acknowledge it.
    SmilingAudiblyon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about how much someone can love another.
    Without the sun everything would mean nothing cause we'd die.
    there is no difference between the sun and the one she loves, to her, they are the same- she cant see the two apart as this person is the reason she is alive.

    ok, so it's almost over-emotional- but i i've become cold-hearted -this is the most beautiful song about how much someone can love another.
    maddilneon July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt’s a Christian song about a believer’s relationship with Christ. The references to the Sun are obviously references to the Son of God. The lyric “I never knew you from the sun” means that the light of Christ was naturally within this composer and filled her life as the sun fills the earth with light. She begins by recalling her initial conversion and how close she felt to Christ—“What a time it was” –“I was befriended and was a friend”. The “Snow” represents changing circumstances which have drawn her away from that divine relationship –“where I find myself without you.” We get a hint of what those circumstances are in the line “into dark forests of piano songs.” Maybe music is her weakness. Perhaps her love of piano songs has consumed her religious devotion. But ultimately, deep within, her relationship with Christ remains –“deep into my sleeves”—“where I always reach, you are there.”

    That’s my take anyway. Absolutely beautiful song.
    jenniferjferrison January 30, 2009   Link

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