Format: Cassette Single

Title: Staring At The Sun

Year Of Release: 1997

1. Staring At The Sun

2. North And South Of The River

Same On Both Sides


Format: CD Single

Title: Staring At The Sun (Promo)

Year Of Release: 1997

1. Staring At The Sun

Format: CD Single

Title: Staring At The Sun

Year Of Release: 1997

1. Staring At The Sun

2. North And South Of The River

3. Your Blue Room


Format: CD Single

Title: Staring At The Sun

Year Of Release: 1997

1. Monster Truck Mix

2. Bad Bastards Mix

3. North And South Of The River

4. Lab Rat Mix


Format: 12 Inch Single

Title: Staring At The Sun

Year Of Release: 1997

A1. Monster Truck Mix

A2. Lab Rat Mix

B1. Sad Bastards Mix


LYRICS

Staring At The Sun

Summer stretching on the grass
Summer dresses pass
In the shade of a willow tree
Creeps a crawling over me

Over me and over you
Stuck together with God's glue
It's going to get stickier too
It's been a long hot summer
Let's get under cover
Don't try too hard to think
Don't think at all

I'm not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you took a look inside
I'm not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who's happy to go blind

There's an insect in your ear
If you scratch it won't disappear
It's going to itch and burn and sting
You want to see what the scratching brings
Waves that leave me out of reach
Breaking on your back like a beach
Will we ever live in peace
'Cause those that can't do
Often have to
And those that can't do
Often have to preach

To the ones
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'll find
If you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb
Staring at the sun
I'm not the only one
Who'd rather go blind

Intransigence is all around
Military still in town
Armour plated suits and ties
Daddy just won't say goodbye

Referee won't blow the whistle
God is good but will he listen
I'm nearly great
But there's something missing
I left it in the duty free
But you never really belonged to me

You're not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you stepped back inside
I'm not sucking on my thumb
I'm staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who's happy to go blind

North And South Of The River

I want to reach out over the Loch
And feel your hand across the water
Walk with you along an unapproved road
Not looking over my shoulder

I want to see and I want to hear
To understand your fears
But we're north and south of the river

I've been doing it wrong all of my life
This holy town has turned me over
A young man running from what he didn't understand
The wind from the Loch just get colder, colder

There was a badness that had its way
But love wasn't lost, love will have its day
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Can we stop playing these old tattoos
Darling I don't have the answer
I want to meet you where you are
I don't need you to surrender
'Cause there's no feeling that's so alone
As when the one you're hurting is your own
North and south of the river
North and south of the river
North and south of the river

Some high ground is not worth taking
Some connections are not worth making
There's an old church bell no longer ringing
Some old songs are not worth bringing
North
North and south of the river


Your Blue Room

It's time to go again
To your blue room
Got some questions to ask of you
In your blue room

The air is clean
Your skin is clear
I've had enough fun hanging around here
It's a different kind of conversation
Your blue room

Saw me coming
In outside
Saw me coming
Somewhere I can hide

And time is a string of pearls
Your blue room
I'm a swinger
See the future just hanging there
Your blue room
A new frame, a new perspective
Looking down on my objectives
Your instructions whatever their directions
Your blue room

Saw me coming
East by the moon
Saw me coming
Can you feel

It's alright, your blue room

One day I'll be back
Your blue room
Yeah, I hope I remember where it's at
Your blue room

We see me slide
Won't you give me a home
So much for change

Zooming in
Zooming out
Nothing I can't do without
A lens to it all up close
Magnifying what no one knows
Never in company
Never alone
No car alarm
No cellular phone