"A Man Called Sun" as written by and Simon/salisbury Jones....
Everybody seems to know when he's around
He lifts me up and fades without a sound
Mr. Sun won't you shine?
Mr. Sun won't you shine?

Why he's here I will never know
He makes you know you feel
Like somewhere to go

Mr. Sun won't you shine?
Mr. Sun just you shine

Walking with a man called Sun
I think my journey's just begun
Do you think he'll mind?

He lifts you up he shines
And then he's gone
But you know you need him
More when he's gone

Mr. Sun just shine
Mr. Sun just shine

Walking with a man called Sun
I think my journey's just begun
Do you think he'll mind?

Shine...
Shine...
Shine...
Shine...
Let it shine...


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"A Man Called Sun" as written by Peter Salisbury Nick Mc Cabe

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    General CommentI think sweetbliss has got a point. This song could be about God, but I actually think it's about a certain "someone", an inspiration and influence in your life that makes you want to keep going in your life and improving; looking ahead to see what's good for you and what you will achieve, thus God could be one inspiration to people. I really like the "sun" metaphor because it's the sun that tells you when to get up in the morning and seize the day however you can, and Mr. Shine is that special someone that could also be someone you love that you are motivated by and you desire to be a better person because of him or her and you are driven by the fact that you can achieve so much in life with your own "Mr. Shine" beside you and that really is your role model. This song is definitely about hope, influence, inspiration and sucess, making it one of The Verve's most possitive songs; therefore there is another side of it... a darker side of it.

    Mr. Sun can also be a drug that gives you strength to bare through another day without collapsing, some drug that lifts you up spiritually when you're depressed in life and sick of it. (He lifts you up he shines and then he's gone, but you know you need him more when he's gone) scary line that appears as it came out of the Dirt album by Alice in Chains. Reminds me of Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. I know there's no connection, but it really does remind me of him and how his life was cut short because of his addiction to drugs. One of my idols, one of my Mr. Suns, ironically.
    That's what's magic about The Verve, nothing is ever for granted and can easily be tangled with your own self, depends on how you see it.
    ramior1991on September 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a great tune this is. This track is on the Verve Ep which came out back in 92. Its a shame that alot of the comments made on The Verve songs are focused on the lead singles of Urban Hymns. Don't get me wrong I love that album and it is there best work and most mainstream effort, but alot of there earlier work goes unappreciated. There are some real good pyscedelic tunes on the earlier stuff and some killer guitar played by the underated Nick Mccabe. As for this tune well it proberly about a godly figure which sometimes shines on you and sometimes it doesn't. When it does you feel good about yourself and confident, when it disappears you go back into your shell.
    vin_1986on July 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, look at my nick...
    mancalledsunon July 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song,
    I think it's about God.
    sweetblisson August 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe greatest B-Side ever.
    mrgrumbleon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe greatest B-Side of all time.
    mrgrumbleon June 22, 2016   Link

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