The Same Sun



I cannot sleep tonight, I have you on my mind,
Even the wind is calling your name,
Though you are far away, I feel that you are near,
Whispering words from over the sea,
And if you wake in your night, remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun that's rising
on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow
and keep you warm,
And like the same moon that's shining
through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness,
and bring you safely to the morning light;

Where there is love like this, forever, for all time,
I will be there, wherever you lie,
And where there are hearts that live together in one soul,
Nothing on earth will keep us apart,
And if you're crying inside, remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun that's rising
on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow
and keep you warm,
And like the same moon that's shining
through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness,
and bring you safely to the morning light;

I Love you, I love you, I love you;
And if you're crying inside, remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun that's rising
on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow
and keep you warm,
And like the same moon that's shining
through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness,
and bring you safely to the morning light;

Same sun, same moon,
Same sun, same moon,
Same soul, same heart,
Same world, same stars - you will be forever in my world;

Same sun, same moon,
Same sun, same moon,
Same soul, same heart, oh, I love you I love you I love you,
Same world, same stars - you will be forever in my heart.
'The Same Sun' was inspired really by Celtic poetry and the idea of sending love to somebody far away, perhaps a grandfather, grandmother or a child or parent or lover. From wherever you are in the world and looking up into the sky and seeing the sun and the moon. And I always visualize myself late at night writing a letter to somebody that I loved, and looking out the window and there's the moon shining through. And then in the daytime, as I walk along and I see the shadow cast by the sun, that could be me walking with the one I miss and the one I'm thinking about and the one I love. As always in my songs I try to give an idea to somebody listening the chance that it's their song, that they can then take it and make it into something that is meaningful and special to them. This isn't just about me. Very very rarely do I actually write songs that are particularly about me. But this one I could visualize myself in that situation very strongly. And I remember when I was down at my parents place at Bargy Castle, playing the piano, looking out the raining pouring down outside the window, thinking about anybody, somebody far far away and thinking we all share the same things on the same world that is spinning around in space."
Man On (the) Line, March '04

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