I could see my life, short film passing my eyes
I tried to look away from her, as always I just tried
Sweetness in her eyes, gone through one million miles
How could I turn my back on her, the sweetest thing alive
I was eager, day time dreamer, waiting time when I'd come alive

Sun of San Sebastian eighteen years young today
She's all I ever dreamed, but now my skies are turning gray
It was good I got to know her well, because it made me see
That the sun of San Sebastian is just too hot for me

Look what I have done to my San Sebastian
I wasted all my childhood dreams by staring at sun
Back in time with a dream of mine
I try to find my way back to life

Burning fever, night time screamer
Waiting time when I'd come alive

Sun of San Sebastian oh why I cannot stay
She's all I ever dreamed, but now my skies are turning gray
It was good I got to know her well, because it made me see
That the sun of San Sebastian Is just too hot for me

Every single day, for the rest of my way
I live without my love, my God, I have to stay in shade
When I'm old and gray, I remember that day
When she came, that perfect dame and she blew me away

I was eager, day time dreamer,
Waiting time when I'd come alive

Was it good I got to know her well although it made me see
That the sun of San Sebastian is way too hot for me?

Now I live my life in shades and I am married to the moon
And the sun of San Sebastian is warming someone new

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    it's about a guy who develops skin cancer from being out in the sun too long

    just kidding....but it does kinda fit lol

    JoveJoveJoveon October 12, 2004   Link
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    I think that it's pretty clear what "San Sebastian" is: San Sebastian, and the Sun of San Sebastian is LOVE. That's why the song says "the sun of san Sebastian is just too hot for me" and that "i wasted all my childhood dreams by staring at the sun". In other words, "he" was not able to find true love, that's why he's now "married to the moon". TYR

    Tyron September 09, 2002   Link
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    I think "San Sebastian" represents a girl and "the sun of San Sebastian" represents something about her that he liked, or could possibly symbolize that she was very open and funloving. But he couldn't have her, so he is married to some one total opposite of what he wanted.

    picknslapon October 01, 2004   Link
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    the sun of san sebastian is a girl who this guy could never get together with, so he gave up on her and married "the moon" the opposite of the sun

    yourrnameherreon November 11, 2004   Link
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    This guy loved a girl probably back at school and he was WAY over his head about her. He gets to be her friend and she notice he's got a huge crush on her. She don't. So she "blow him away" by telling him she's uninterested. She'll probably never be, that's why she's "way too hot for him", unreachable.

    Now in the present, he's married, she's engaged too, both to different people and they didn't keep contact and he try to imagine what his life would have been with her.

    mopion November 20, 2004   Link
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    A guy desires this girl (the sun of san sebastian). He thought he had a chance with her until he got to know her and realized that she was way out of his league.

    supernancyon December 20, 2005   Link
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    This song, gentlemen, is awesome... especially if something like this has happend to you, actually. sigh

    Ferruson January 17, 2006   Link
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    Well, looking about, it seems there are a couple of places called San Sebastian (one of which is in Spain, so the whole sun thing would fit quite well with that perhaps).

    So, the song could be about that as well, perhaps a place he liked to visit back when he was younger, or judging by the lyrics and other comments, about a girl he met while he was there.

    Though I wouldn't think of Sonata Arctica to sing about somehting as tacky as a holiday romance, so perhaps it's something much deeper than that!

    Achmodeon March 06, 2006   Link
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    I agree with whats been said, except I don't think "married to the moon" is acctually him being married. I think the "sun" was love, so its the love of san sabastian, and now married to the moon is to live alone.

    dirstreetlightplugon April 04, 2006   Link
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    You know, that it's a place in Spain or something too? ^.^ And well.. the sun is unreachable for everyone.

    G.G.on June 03, 2006   Link

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