Sweet thing, I watch you
Burn so fast it scares me

My game, please don't leave me
Come so far, don't lose me
It matters where you are

As the sun hits, she'll be waiting
With her cool things and her heaven
Hey hey lover, you're still burning
You're his song yeah (hey hey)

Sweet thing, I watch you
Burn so fast it scares me

My game, don't lose me
Come so far don't lose me
It matters where you are

As the sun hits, she'll be waiting
With her cool things and her heaven
Hey hey lover, you're still burning
You're his song yeah (hey hey)

Sweet thing, I watch you (burn away)
Sweet thing, I watch you (burn away)
Sweet thing, I watch you (burn away)


Lyrics submitted by _seano_, edited by temen, masamiakane

When the Sun Hits Lyrics as written by Neil Halstead

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +6
    My Opinion

    this is easily one of, if not the best, songs on this album

    salyuon July 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    it seems like almost all the songs on souvlaki are love songs. then the fact that rachel and neil broke up before the writing and recording of the record and most songs are written by neil anyway. gives you a little insight into what these songs could be about.

    proximaon December 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation

    To me, this song is about two lovers.

    One of them is dying, possibly from an illness, and the other one's singing about how their lover's condition is getting worse ("Sweet thing, I watch you, Burn so fast it scares me") and how they don't want them to die ("My game, please don't leave me, Come so far, don't lose me").

    land0976on September 17, 2021   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    To me, this is two vampires in love so madly they have a suicide pact. They decide to go through with it by walking into sunlight together.

    grupgirlon April 11, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    that's so funny, i had the same thought as couldBanyone the first time i heard this song...what a great shoegazer album

    radiomouse86on March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this doesnt remind me of smells like teen spirit at all...

    theriverknowson August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    but i love this song

    theriverknowson August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I really like this song....it reminds me... Morrissey's Every day is like Sunday...but just a little........

    Baquion October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction

    Does anyone have any source for these lyrics? There's another version floating around(slowdivedatabase.com/index.php/Slowdive/WhenTheSunHits), and I think it has some correct parts. I haven't found any official source, but I haven't looked too hard. A pic of the liners or something would be cool...

    straylight88on September 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction

    "with the coffins under heaven" should be "with her cool things, and her heaven" - doesn't make any more sense that way, but that's how it goes!

    other corrections: should be "mind games" not "my game"

    and "hey hey lover, you still burn me, you're a song", "not "burning / his song"

    boots26on November 07, 2011   Link

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