Built To Spill - Kicked It In The Sun Lyrics




Backwashed thoughts
And you made me talk
No, you made me listen

There's a feeling
From Ada to Irene
Theres something, theres nothing
You haven't seen

Tiny TV's on at 3
So serene
No place to be
Alone

So come on over, yeah
Let's sit down a little while
Some wine
You will find the same things

Same things, same things
Same things, same things

By the time you read this
You kicked it in the sun
It was all that you could do
How could you refuse?

You kicked it in the sun
It was all you had to do
You kicked it in the sun
It was all you had to do, how could you refuse?

And you kicked it in the sun
It was wrong and it was rude
And you kicked it in the sun
It was wrong and it was rude, how could you refuse?

And you kicked it in the sun

It's alright now
I'm getting over getting mine
It's alright now
I'm getting over getting mine

He seemed so unashamed of how he operated
Corresponds to the facts that you want
Despite his expectations he turned out mediocre
His master plan was so so

We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate
That net does not make me feel safe
All those holes make me nervous

He woke up late that morning
Went to the window and saw
The sun had stopped its shining
So, so

We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate
We're special in other ways
Ways our mothers appreciate





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Built To Spill Kicked It In The Sun Comments
  1. Carl’s Top Mod

    as the kids say this is absolute🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  2. Joe Woolhead

    Fuck you tube. A commercial in the middle of a song? Go fuck your billions on a bed of ahit.

  3. ruf1980

    If the world was a better place this song would be the last slowdance at every highschool Prom....

  4. Thales Artur

    the only bts we love ❤

  5. Ashley Colvin

    This song is lovely.

  6. John Soutter

    When I was 19 I got arrested peddling dope to keep my own habit afloat, kicked in jail then did a couple weeks of rehab before I got back home... I had three squares of blotter in my room from before I'd left, and I wanted to really lock in everything that had happened and try to keep myself clean, do some "metaprogramming"/self-hypnosis as they say--psychedelics are good for that particular intentful use... So I took the three hits, put on my headphones, and gave this album a try--before then I barely knew this band, but a friend had brought me to a show once where I saw Built to Spill and Cat Power share a bill, they were both news to me, but I remember Built to Spill played Velvet Waltz and that's what made me get the album and stick it on my ipod (was a cool fucken way to find a good band haha)... So I took a chance on it as I laid in my dark bedroom and waited for the comeup... aaand the album pretty well sang back the last three years of my life to me, and by the time I got to this track I was in tears of joy, just grinning in the dark, and I stayed clean for a long time off that good momentum haha, it strengthened my resolve, both like I'd hoped it would and at the same time on a level I could never have predicted. Down the line I relapsed and got clean again, and relapsed and got clean, that's what addicts do, took me awhile to finally just stabilize on meds... but even now hearing this track makes my spine tingle right up to the crown of my skull, and I feel all the warmth and youth and power of that moment, and fuck is it ever cool to just have that lightning bottled in a track like this--like if I've got eight minutes and a set of headphones I can reliably elevate myself to a temporary state of grace haha. Anyone who says magic isn't real just hasn't heard the right music yet.

    Thomas Stock

    John Soutter love ya man, you’re story is very relatable

  7. SummerOfGeorge

    I am special

  8. Marty Schwartz Here

    Doug is so real.

  9. MaZumaProductions

    This song is the entire 60s that became the 90s condensed into the true beauty we can appreciate in the 2000s

  10. Star Shooter

    So beautiful!!! Nothing out there like this!!! I tell ya what!!! C:

  11. Forever Sad c:

    Esta canción la escuchaba siempre con mi padre,yo pasaba junto a el siempre, al trabajo, en casa, en la calle, en el mecanico, siempre apegado a el, y siempre en su camioneta al prender la radio siempre sonaba esta canción, cada vez que la escucho me hace llorar bastante, me da una increible nostalgia, el fallecio hace 9 años.. cuando tenia 9.. ahora tengo 18, encontré la canción hace 3 años atras, y desde que la encontré no he dejado de escucharla ningún dia, siempre por las noches cuando empiezo a llorar jaja, a todos que tienen un padre, valorenlo bastante de verdar, nunca sabes cuando lo puedes perder.

    Francisco Castillo

    Es raro que hayan pasado esta canción por la radio, eres afortunado de que en tu pais pasen a BtS

  12. Jeremy Gillum

    To this day one of my top 10 songs. Never fails!

  13. calvin peck

    I've converted a lot of people to BTS over the years and every time it's with this very track.

    I always say the same thing as I set them up for what you're about to hear:

    "Listen, you're gonna hear the song start and you'll thing 'wow, this band is pretty good. I'm surprised I've never heard them before.' Then you're going to forget that the song is playing...it'll fade into the background...and then...about 4 minutes in...you'll notice something changing..and you'll remember how I said this was the greatest band you've never heard of...and you'll start to listen more closely...and your heart rate will actually go up as you begin to hear it for the first time....and when it's over...you'll say 'holy [email protected] is the best g*[email protected] band I've ever heard in my life....'". Works EVERY time....

  14. Jasper Willems

    3:24 such an amazing part. probably my favorite BTS moment ever

  15. Chris

    i want to jpin the online muaic cpmmunity

  16. Wy B

    Imagine the atoms in your body being formed in a supernova a billion times the size and energy of the entire planet Earth.

  17. Cj Taylor

    Back washed thoughts and you made me talk
    No you made me listen
    There's a feeling
    From Ada to Irene
    There's something, there's nothing
    You haven't seen
    Tiny TV's on at 3, so serene no place to be
    Alone
    So come on over yea
    Lets sit down a little while
    Some wine you will find the same things 

    By the time you read this, you kicked it in the sun
    It was all that you could do, how could you refuse
    And you kicked it in the sun
    It was all that you could do 
    And you kicked it in the sun
    It was all that you could do, how could you refuse
    And you kicked it in the sun
    It was wrong and it was rude
    But you kicked it in the sun
    It was wrong and it was rude, how could you refuse
    And you kicked it in the sun

    It's alright now I'm getting over getting mine
    It's alright now I'm getting over getting mine

    He seemed so unashamed of how he operated
    Corresponds to the facts that you want
    Despite his expectations he turned out mediocre
    His master plan was so so
    We're special in other ways
    Ways our mothers appreciate

    That net does not
    Make me feel safe
    All those holes make me nervous

    He woke up late that morning
    Went to the window and saw the sun had stopped its shining so so
    We're special in other ways
    Ways our mothers appreciate
    We're special in other ways
    Ways our mothers appreciate

    Ashley Colvin

    Cj Taylor fucking brilliant

  18. a little boy

    Such a special song. I love it so much

  19. Steve Back

    Brilliant song, great outro!

  20. João Pedro de Sousa

    Great song about the feelings surrounding a relationship that didn't work out perfectly, expectations not being met and bit of communication i'd say, why not?

  21. daddymoon666

    One of the greats...

  22. Ryan Doty

    Great song to say the least

  23. Apples in Mono

    Backwashed thots

    Ryan Cheeseman

    Apples in Mono ha, this is all I hear now. Perfect 👌

  24. Peter McCauley

    BTS Apex. Beautiful guitar and beautifully mixed

  25. Mr Green

    This song is a bona fide masterpiece, it can hang with any of the so called rock classics

  26. Siddthekid

    3:20 - 4:20 is literally the best minute of music I have ever hear in my entire life.

    I don't think anything can top it.

    Jackson

    It is so amazing

  27. Cozmic Odyssey

    I saw an article that said BTS was annoying and boring. CAN YOU BELIEVE THATSHIT?

  28. Vinaigre

    I just adore this band. Always puts out a quality song.

  29. River Bank

    best on 2x speed

  30. Rudy Forsberg

    There are only a few songs out there that will make me cry every time I hear it. Even in my 30's I don't think it's a bad thing to weep at the beauty of this song when I discovered this in 2000. Simply a classic masterpiece that should NEVER be forgotten.

  31. Christine

    Happy 420 everyone. I love how this breaks right at 4:20

  32. Bruce Connors

    Ada and Irene are streets in the north end of Boise, ID where we live. Life here is good, c'mon over yeah!

    Siddthekid

    I love blasting this song driving through that area

  33. Chris Nitti

    1:28 - 1:59 is what I imagine being in love feels like

    Anthony DiPasquale

    I'd like to see it but it's something you just feel, and I'd like to feel it but it just isn't real

    Big Chungus

    https://youtu.be/VGelJhg4B9Q

  34. Kevin Hermans

    Come back to Eugene!

  35. jimmydelux

    Just amazing. I saw them live in St. Louis last year. They have so many great songs, it's impossible to choose a favorite.

    Thom Gray

    I was at that same show brother, it was simply amazing.

  36. The Mountains and The Sea

    this song makes me feel better.

  37. Lizzy Vance

    I could listen to this forever

    Jan Roháček

    literally on repeat :)

    Zunamorph Unit

    Can't say I blame you. It is the finest song ever written

  38. adinfinitum000

    fuck this song is gold

  39. hp123434

    The "we're special" part is one of my favorite BtS moments, period.

    SummerOfGeorge

    It is my fav. Makes me feel special ^^

    Jeremy Gillum

    Hands down.

    Praseodymium

    Agreed. Particularly 6:47 when the lead kicks in. Songwriting at it's finest.

  40. Robin Noronha

    Come on over yeahhhh

  41. Sabrina Hilbert

    I want to do lsd to this so bad

  42. Ben

    back-washed thoughts

  43. Comfy TV

    cant believe how good this is

  44. momoyaj

    this song is a fuckin masterpiece

    Rockin923

    Right on Brother...

    Riley .Powell

    yeah bloody oath. the transitions are soo brilliant in this track. and the final verse/outro segment is utterly amazing.

    Neil Biggin

    Agree with every word above. The transitions and the final segment are out of this world. Sounded absolutely nothng like this when I saw them live though. Massive disappointment.

    USA Reject

    are you sure? i saw them live and it was amazing, they even performed this track and i loved it.

    Zunamorph Unit

    Gotta agree with USA Reject. Maybe Neil saw them on an off night. I saw them play this one live and it was even better than the recording.

  45. DavidandAngeloDNA

    Since people are bringing it up, I'm gonna go ahead and say that Built to Spill, Modest Mouse and even No Age, have some similiarities, love it, love all bands

  46. Meeki

    moddest mouse couldnt kiss BTS' shoes... so unfotunate they arent as popular as they should be. I'm yet to hear a bad BTS song and dougs voice has dominion over all

    Mason Amos

    Meeki ...I know this was way old... but in the 90s modest mouse used to open for bts quite regularly and was how I learned of them. really good shows!

    MM Sizzlak

    BTS has a pretty strong fan base on the west coast... When i moved to the Midwest, practically NO ONE even knew who built to spill was

  47. Aspartamebraintumor

    Everyone compares BTS to Modest Mouse, but BTS aren't obnoxious.

  48. mike4390116

    intro is bliss

    Chris Nitti

    I live for the beginning

  49. Daniel Latzanich

    yes it is
    thank you so much
    I want to know more about your music tastes :)
    Immediate recommendation: Ponytail by Panda Bear

  50. MasterJediElf

    I think I saw God during this song :)

  51. MasterJediElf

    I have found this album to be very helpful during difficult times. BTS are my favorite band, ever and this is one of their best songs. Kind of a bummer that more people don't know about them but that is popular American music for you. Also: 4:21 to 4:45 is one of the most insanely beautiful things I've ever heard.

  52. Tamires Murrad

    Quem precisa de drogas? Esse som nos leva à outra dimensão!!!

  53. Grant Brown

    Hope things are going better for you now dude, and you're still listening to BTS, take care..

  54. Selena Lee

    I have found so much great music today..

  55. Emanuel Hernandez

    Psst, try cannabis

  56. Simon Robeyns

    ifyou like build to spill check the earlier works of art of modest mouse, you wont regret it!

  57. Steven Richtmyer

    I just can't believe they've been around since '92 and I'm now finding out about them, they're quickly becoming my favorite band

  58. Steven Richtmyer

    AMEN to that!!

  59. Troy Courser

    beautifull song one of my favs off of p.f.n.o.!

  60. Jon Pear

    Oh and there's another molto accelerando at 5:17 and even at 6:12; kewl :)

    It sounds like they even modulate in and out of several different keys over the course of seven minutes too :o

  61. DocSandwiches

    this is like four different songs. nice.

  62. scaredypicker

    My new favourite band

  63. Sarvets

    they are a fantastic band. Love this shit

  64. mike4390116

    that intro is absolutely mind blowing

  65. mike4390116

    i think he was saying that if their sounds had children, smarty pants

  66. Trust1878

    I think Built to Spill deserve to be more widely known than they currently are.

  67. rectype

    One of the best albums ever made, period.

  68. phan tastic

    well put

  69. Nick Englehart

    Modest Mouse praises Built to Spill as their biggest influence, dumbass

  70. Corey Longstreth

    when EITS and Modest Mouse were kids, there was already Built to Spill.

  71. Giulio Vannucci

    We're special in other ways
    ways our mother appreciate

  72. Alex Kosik

    if explosions in the sky and modest mouse had a kid theyd get built to spill!

  73. nsr4interpol

    Moon & Antartica def my fave from Modest Mouse.

  74. adroppers7

    they definitely have similarities. I've seen Doug and Issac talk eathother up. Definitely mutual respect between the bands. Can't go wrong with either band. Moon and Antarctica and Building Nothing Out of Something are two of my favorite albums period.

  75. nsr4interpol

    Totally. Both great bands :D

  76. Robert Cone

    Modest Mouse reminds me of this a little bit

  77. andrewcramer13

    the beautiful opening reminds me of classic sixties melodic pop songs like santo and johnny 's sleepwalking. Modest mouse do an awesome cover of sleepwalking with lyrics, that musically and even lyrically has a similar feel to kicked it in the sun

  78. Ted Williams

    This song has about 4 Boise references in it. Brilliant when a successful band doesn't forget where they came from.

  79. RashLo

    this songs great so smooth

  80. Corey Longstreth

    @TheNumberOneGuyDude sure dudebro.

  81. grossboy517

    we're speciAl in Other ways. waAys thaAAAT.. our mOthers APPreciate

  82. grossboy517

    wow the end of this song is fucking awesome. built to spill is quickly becoming one of my favorite bands

  83. Corey Longstreth

    I've got a noose ready for whoever disliked this. Been blown away by this band since '93

  84. Garrett Robbins

    Just found out about this band on Pandora, and I love it. Desperately needed a new favorite band.

  85. spencerkennedy2

    I kicked it in the sun

  86. eric cleveland

    Why is there an X factor ad before this. like Simon would ever let a guy like Doug ever get air time.....

  87. Nice pants

    easily in my top 5 songs of all time

  88. Cody Marshall Cahill

    This song is great all the way through, but it really gets killer at about 4:45.

  89. MMAP55

    One of my favorite albums of all time. A friend of mine turned me on to BTS and Perfect from now on back on 98 and I swear that CD did not leave my CD player for five years!!

  90. MMAP55

    @TheIncognitusMe I put Perfect from now on in my CD player back in 1998 and it has not left. It is by far one of my favorite albums of all time. Top five. Enjoy!

  91. TheIncognitusMe

    This band reminds me so much of Modest Mouse. I just started listening to them on accident, only their Perfect From Now On album.

  92. Sarah Rordam

    @thejonathann
    i agree, many people would love this kind of music if 1.they were exposed to it and 2. actually took time to read and appriciate lyrics

  93. Biltospill

    @thejonathann It amazes me that so many are confused as to why this band/song have gone un appreciated/un noticed by so many when the answers are buried in the song itself, 'we're special in other ways
    ways our mothers appreciate'. But rest assured that they will be be perfect from now on.

  94. liltrollbox

    @thejonathann there loss my brother, let them keep bangin that Boom Boom Pow. For some of us Music appears to mean a lot more. BTW this song kills me

  95. Joe 魚 Sakana

    Words cannot describe how much I love this song. It just... glows. This is what morning light sounds like.

  96. Braden Hampton

    these songs make me wanna get high...

  97. Linden Arden

    the intro reminds me a lot of sleepwalk, the song written by santo e johnny

  98. thejonathann

    @jamesoshea4444 you're right. their underappreciated by the ones who didn't take the time and mind to know them. it just bugs me that people miss out on alot of great music, that i'm sure they can physically enjoy, just because they are not exposed to it. only because the big flashy guns get most time on the air. because mainstream media can't care less about innovation, or art, they are in it for the lowest common ground. cause it's the most profitable. i just want to share good experience.