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The Sun & The Storm
Lyrics:
Music:

My heart's the sun and the storm
Always in two separate ways
The conflict leaving me torn
While a compromise stays
My heart's the sun and the storm

My heart's the storm and the sun
Who never peacefully share
Always a blight on the one
While the other won't care
My heart's the storm and the sun

And in the end I can...
Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

My love it shines like a star
Its warm and nourishing light
Wherever she and I are
We fuse into one
My heart it burns like the sun

The storm it turns my sky grey
Thundering on when I play
Waking me making me right
when the lightning takes form
My heart rages like the storm

And in the end I can...
Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you

Eeny meeny miney moe
I try to cling or let go
But the needle won't move
It just deepens the groove
Till the record gets worn

My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and the storm
My heart's the sun and I

Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning in the din of some endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you


(Feel so anxious in their eyes)
(Devoid of any alibis)
(Drowning in the din of some endless tune)
(That pulls at me and away from you)


Feel so anxious in their eyes
Devoid of any alibis
Drowning with the din of endless tune
That pulls at me and away from you


(suck it in suck it in suck it in if you're rin tin tin)
(make a desperate move or else you'll win and then begin to)
(see what you're doing to me this MTV is not for free)
(it's so PC it's killing me so desperately I sing to thee of)


Hey Jude
Don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember
when you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better


(love)
(sure but also rage and hate and pain)
(and fear of self and I can't keep these feelings on the)
(shelf)
(I tried but no in fact I lied)
(Could be financial suicide but I've got too much pride inside)


Dearly beloved
We are gathered together to talk about this thing called life

Funny thing called life
Come on people give it what you can!
Give your love, give your heart, give it all!
Everybody's got a sun that he's talking about
People let me hear you! Come on!
Yeah
...
...
...
Hey yeah
...
...
Whoa
Ohhhhh...


(to hide, or slide)
(I'll do as I decide)
(and let it ride)
(until I've died and only)
(then shall I abide this tide)
(of catchy little tunes)
(of hip three minute ditties)
(I wanna bust all your balloons)
(I wanna burn all of your cities to the ground, I've found)
(I will not mess around unless I play, then hey)
(I will go on all day)

(hear what I say I have a prayer to pray that's really all this was)
(and when I'm feeling stuck and need a buck I don't rely on luck)
(because the Hook....)



(incoherent low pitched mumbling in background)


Hey, what happened?
       Hey, I had my big solo coming
Where's my check?
       Yeah, where's my check too?
Hey, what are they doing?
       Oh. what. Rehearsal?
Hey, hey, yeah I'm talking to you
       Hey!
Ooga booga booga
       Nobody ever takes the guy with the high voice real seriously
Good evening friends
       But I have needs and rights too
Is there a bathroom?
       What about my feelings?
Yeah.



First release: Decisions of the Sky: A Traveler's Tale of Sun And Storm
Released: 10/30/2000

This song has never been performed live by Blues Traveler.

Song information:
  A song called "The Sun & The North Wind" appeared on the band's play list for 1998; it may be this song. Likely a song destined for The Sun, The Storm, & The Traveler.

Other recordings of "The Sun & The Storm":
  25, 2012


the sun and the storm
The main thread of the would-be concept album, the conflict between the sun and the storm references Aesop's fable of The North Wind and the Sun:
The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. "We shall have a contest," said the Sun. Far below, a man traveled a winding road. He was wearing a warm winter coat. "As a test of strength," said the Sun, "Let us see which of us can take the coat off of that man." "It will be quite simple for me to force him to remove his coat," bragged the Wind. The Wind blew so hard, the birds clung to the trees. The world was filled with dust and leaves. But the harder the wind blew down the road, the tighter the shivering man clung to his coat. Then, the Sun came out from behind a cloud. Sun warmed the air and the frosty ground. The man on the road unbuttoned his coat. The sun grew slowly brighter and brighter. Soon the man felt so hot, he took off his coat and sat down in a shady spot. "How did you do that?" said the Wind. "It was easy," said the Sun, "I lit the day. Through gentleness I got my way."
Eeny meeny miney moe
The first line of a children's rhyme designed for choosing "it" in a game. See "Yours".
But the needle won't move/It just deepens the groove/Till the record gets worn
A reference to the old days of vinyl albums, which would wear out from overuse if played too much - the metal needle would sink further and further into the groove and render them useless.
suck it in suck it in suck it in [...]
John sings the fast part of "Hook" in the background of the main chorus.
Hey Jude/Don't make it bad/Take a sad song and make it better/Remember/When you let her under your skin/Then you begin to make it better
John also sings this tune by the Beatles in the foreground.
Dearly beloved/We are gathered together to talk about this thing called life
The opening lines of the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy".