Staring at the Sun

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About Staring at the Sun

"Staring at the Sun" is the debut single of American indie rock band TV on the Radio, released in 2004. The CD single is enhanced with two different quality QuickTime video files of the title track's music video. The single's B-sides, "Freeway" and "On a Train", were taken from their OK Calculator release. The song was listed at #41 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 songs of the 2000s". Band member Dave Sitek has said that the song was written over the course of 2 days. The song is recognizable by its heavy fuzz bass line, and rapidly strummed, distorted guitar single notes. Tunde Adebimpe and David Andrew Sitek were the only TV on the Radio members to play on this track, with guest appearances from Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs on guitar and Katrina Ford of Celebration on backing vocals. 


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2015
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Cross the street from your storefront cemetery. 
Hear me hailing from inside and realize 

I am the conscience clear 
In pain or ecstasy 
And we're all weaned my dear 
Upon the same fatigue 

We're staring at the sun 
Oh my own voice 
Cannot save me now 
Standing in the sea 
It's just 
One more breath 
And then 
I'll go down 

Your mouth is open wide 
The lover is inside 
And the tumult's done 
Collided with the sign 
You're staring at the sun 
You're standing in the sea 
Your body's over me 

Note the trees because the
Dirt is temporary 
More to mine than fact, face, 
Name, and monetary 

Beat the skins and let the 
Loose lips kiss you clean 
Quietly pour out like light 
Like light, like answering the sun 

You're staring at the sun 
You're standing in the sea 
Your mouth is open wide 
You're trying hard to breath 
The water's at your neck 
There's lightning in your teeth 
Your body's over me 

Be what you will 
And then throw down your life 
Oh it's a damned fine game 
And we can play all night

You're staring at the sun 
You're standing in the sea 
Your mouth is open wide 
You're trying hard to breath 
The water's at your neck 
There's lightning in your teeth 
Your body's over me 

You're staring at the sun 
You're standing in the sea 
You're staring at the sun 
You're standing in the sea

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TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio is an American indie rock band formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York, whose music spans numerous diverse genres, from post-punk to electro to soul music. more »

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Written by: BABATUNDE OMOROGA ADEBIMPE, DAVID ANDREW SITEK

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