Dead Can Dance - Children Of The Sun Lyrics




We are ancients
As ancient as the sun
We came from the ocean
Once our ancestral home
So that one day
We could all return
To our birthright
The great celestial dome

We are the children of the sun
Our journey's just begun
Sunflowers in our hair
We are the children of the sun
There is room for everyone
Sunflowers in our hair

Throughout the ages
Of iron, bronze, and stone
We marvelled at the night sky
And what may lie beyond
We burned offerings
To the elemental ones
Made sacrifices
For beauty, peace and love

We are the children of the sun
Our kingdom will come
Sunflowers in our hair
We are the children of the sun
Our carnival's begun
Our songs will fill the air

And you know it's time
To look for reasons why
Just reach up and touch the sky
To the heavens we'll ascend
We are the children of the sun
Our journey has begun

All the older children
Come out at night
Anaemic, soulless
Great hunger in their eyes
Unaware of the beauty
That sleeps tonight

And all the queen's horses
And all the king's men
Will never put these children back
Together again

Faith, hope, our charities
Greed, sloth, our enemies

We are the children of the sun
We are the children of the sun





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  1. Lisa Bennett

    Love this his voice reminds me of Jim Morrison from the Doors.

  2. lukeslc

    I want to invite all of my brothers and sisters who read this to read The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Thank you

  3. Josue David Diaz Carral

    Midsommar brought me here

  4. tom

    Children of the Bum?

  5. Magnus Emeritus Engen

    Getting a sort of Doors vibe from this… love it.

  6. Vendo Monza 94

    6:10 EARGASM

  7. Ichiro Gutierrez

    Here it is the history and fate of humankind in 7+ minutes...

  8. Jane Doe

    Fantabulous magnifico !

  9. Luis Varas

    things could be so different humans...

  10. Tony Evans

    Whe are the children of the sun ,enough said 😎😎😎

  11. 999Cinderwolf

    5834 years living on this planet, and I still cannot understand how a human mind with a immortal soul could write and make a song like this!!

  12. Tony Evans

    Dead Can Really Dance !!! Takes me to another time and diimention, love their music , AWSOME 😎🎶🎶🎶✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼😝

  13. Felipe Zava

    I definitely belong to this other world where Dead Can Dance comes from.

  14. Hobbs LockPickerofThievishBookSmarts

    I didn't really like the homeless king thing 👑, so I stayed parked in a -
    "low shelf.". That way I can rule both kingdoms and have to go through that messy bs. Csl. Hi, everyone! That was about ten years ago...pbbbbt.

    John Grunwell

    Schizophrenia really sucks!

  15. san098

    I feel like watching Dune when listening to this.

  16. Marcelo Oscar Finestra

    Such a good taste, this song is so beautyful the sounds are perfect.

  17. BRITTA.

    Divine.

  18. daniel payne

    timeless classic

  19. Daina Kasikauskiene

    ♥️♥️♥️🌞

  20. FNBerg744

    I love you forever Sandra Maxwell. Crescent City California September 2015

  21. AcidFunk

    MAKEDONIJA VECHNA

  22. Hexis

    Dear starseeds, someday we will return to the stars, where we really belong. Keep spreading love. Stay strong.

  23. Catherine Zimmerman-Furney

    I absolutely love the song the music fantastic and we are made of everything around us science has proof of that

  24. Dr. William Pierce

    You don't have to be a New Ager or hippie to like this. Heathens like it, too, or really anyone who appreciates the Sun. We are children of the Sun (represented by the Swastika, Sun Cross, etc.). Sorry vampires.

  25. FNBerg744

    I met a Girl. Im from Arkansas. She's from San Francisco. We met in Portland. Drove south. Took us five days to drive 7 hours. The time of our lives. She feed me acid in a beach side motel in Crescent City California. And played me this song. The next day we got in a fight and I hitch hiked. To Laytonville. Caught a bus , a train, and 3 different trams thru Napa /Sonoma to San Fran airport. That was 3 years ago. We haven't spoken since. Sandra Maxwell from San Francisco I still love you.

  26. leila armeni

    ..υπέροχο κομμάτι....

  27. Alexriga

    I like this. Am I a hyppie?

  28. מיכל לב

    I can hear Jim Morrison at The End in 5.22 ! .Listen

  29. מיכל לב

    Masterpiece!! 💓💓💓💓💓

  30. Andy2018 Wat

    Sensational track, joyful and sad at the same time.

  31. Hideo Yokoyama

    Musica e um termo banal para classificar este som, que sabe la de onde Dead can Dance tirou. Soberbo !

  32. Ani A

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  33. Agnieszka Michniak

    moje serce...

  34. sabben3435

    Where can I find bands similiar to DCD?

  35. Artur Reis

    Coisa fina.

  36. Milan Tocinovski

    Анастасија

  37. tom

    Epic on shrooms

  38. marcio machado

    SHOW SHOW

  39. Catherine Scruggs

    Notice this song begins the same way as their earlier song, “The Carnival is Over”?

  40. BabeRainbow59

    Just discovered this a couple of days ago and it is divine. I absolutely LOVE his voice. And the instrumentation is beautiful. Makes my heart pound.

  41. Roberto Emilio González Guzmán

    We are the children of Scott Walker.

  42. Gabriel P. Rosa

    We're star dust, from suns that preceded our Sun, and supernovas who spilled their entrails across the emptiness of space through cataclysmic explosions, seeding it with heavier elements which, ultimately, made life possible.

    Catherine Zimmerman-Furney

    So true ❤

    John Grunwell

    I like to think that that anemic, soulless older children with great hunger in their eyes are black holes, with the pulsing string section in that part of the song connoting cycling pulsars.

  43. 10Ammar

    4:01 <3

  44. Peter Wagner

    geil ................

  45. Gewone Jongen

    This is like sex; long forplay, orgasm, short afterplay. Brilliant!

  46. Gewone Jongen

    Like opium and more!

  47. Darth Vader

    We are ancients
    As ancient as the sun
    We came from the ocean
    Once our ancestral home
    So that one day
    We could all return
    To our birthright
    The great celestial dome

    We are the children of the sun
    Our journey's just begun
    Sunflowers in our hair
    We are the children of the sun
    There is room for everyone
    Sunflowers in our hair

    Throughout the ages
    Of iron, bronze, and stone
    We marveled at the night sky
    And what may lie beyond
    We burned offerings
    To the elemental ones
    Made sacrifices
    For beauty, peace and love

    We are the children of the sun
    Our kingdom will come
    Sunflowers in our hair
    We are the children of the sun
    Our carnival's begun
    Our suns will fill the air

    And you know it's time
    To look for reasons why
    Just reach up and touch the sky
    To the heavens we'll ascend
    We are the children of the sun
    Our journey has begun

    All the older children
    Come out at night
    Anemic, soulless
    Great hunger in their eyes
    Unaware of the beauty
    That sleeps tonight

    And all the queen's horses
    And all the king's men
    Will never put these children back
    Together again

    Faith, hope, our charities
    Greed, sloth, our enemies

    We are the children of the sun
    We are the children of the sun

  48. Noelia Fernandez Cantante

    dead can dance gracias por su hermosa musica

  49. EvilEddtheRed

    Incredible song.

  50. Cannan Cursed

    am I just overthinking it or is this song about akenhaten?

  51. Mario Comoglio

    We're CHILDREN OF THE SUN. ALL OF US. If we could just remember that.

  52. Kimberly K

    I love that she will always Exert My Influence... Ask me more...

  53. J. Alexander Reyes

    Me encanta desde hace años, no me importa lo que digan los demas....

  54. Felipe Zava

    Dead Can Dance will always be an all-time favourite of mine. Heavenly and dark, subtle and overwhelming all at once.

    Eric Berumen

    Felipe Zava yes. so much yes.

  55. Oleg Toropov

    Отличный снгл

  56. fruityrudy21

    DAYMAN
    FIGHTER OF THE NIGHTMAN

  57. Pía Aranda

    soberbia y majestuosa

  58. Jurresp Dougsp

    eu adoro esta cançao..

  59. Catherine Scruggs

    play CHOIR's "Om So Hum" while also playing this and you will experience something even more divine...if anyone may dare think such possibilities may be actualized! Try it. Wow!

  60. Paul Äpfel

    Amare questa canzone significa sentirla 10 volte al giorno.

  61. Randy Marsh

    Cette chanson est le plus meilleure que The Doors. C'est très convivial avec beacoup de atmosphère. La bande Alcest que me invité à l'écouter.

  62. joe craig

    I always wondered what "Spock" listened to ! Edited reply, 1984?

  63. remy paraskovia

    B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L

    This is people, this is music.

  64. 77Fortran

    I think this is a great song and also - to me - quite a dark one! The words could equally be those spoken by a sinister new age cult leader e.g. Heaven's Gate. The sunflowers on the album cover don't look very cheerful.

    Devin Hoyt

    I've always felt it's loosely based on the downfall of the Mayans or Aztecs

  65. Navenanthen Gepardieu

    The sun of awareness

  66. Michelis Léna

    children of Lucifer (Lucifer does not symbolize evil, but sun father)

    Jonathan Tales

    I guess you could just avoid the comment altogether then since they're the same thing, right?:)

  67. daniel payne

    Timeless Live on stage

  68. Albrecht

    Probably my favourite track from "Anastasis", and perhaps the most impressive piece ever recorded by Dead Can Dance.

  69. John P

    Brendan Perry is like THE VOICE of the Cosmos......

  70. Lamar Vannoy

    I get goosebumps every single time I listen to this tune

  71. hitchpster

    A hymn for space-faring hippies :)

  72. Jakub Piwniczak

    Have a beautiful trip

  73. Justyna Kumanowska

    Awesome music of soul nomads...

  74. Alejandro Magno

    Al increible hombre que me hizo escuchar esta canción Gracias

  75. テキトーハナモゲラ

    太陽礼讃🌞

  76. Kubilay Sahin

    oçocuğu ddoscu

  77. ca P

    simplesmente maravilhoso

  78. Alex D

    Anybody knows what they are talking about regarding "older children" who are "anemic, soulless?" Always baffled me.

    ripleyARC

    Alex D I always thought it was a reference to a loss of innocence, how as we grow older and closer to death we crave more of everything, but so much less seems to appease us than when we were 8 years old doesn't it

  79. joy division

    what a great song indeed!!!!!! And yes is true.. We are the children of the SUN.

  80. Raven 777

    so beautiful, passion within words

  81. Mert Kurt

    Sa Jaharia LuL

    Emirhan Portakal

    meraba canım

  82. Nelson Humorista

    Lindo, espetacular.

  83. kamenix

    Is this song good for weding first dance of newlyweds? :-P

  84. landszafcik pierdułka

    wyciszenie...

  85. Germfried Weber

    Divine Vibes - like from an other world !!!

  86. VaPedja

    Set Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

    MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIES

    VaPedja astronomy domine

    Simone Colelli

    Una storia disonesta.

  87. Julio Cesar Arguedas Farfan

    is beatiful

  88. Jacek Brzechczyn

    Dead can dance, dead can fly, dead can even sly. woops ==

  89. Megumi Flies

    Don't bring me back into this world

  90. Ismail Sanane

    müslüm babanın eng. versiyonu reiz

  91. Joel LaRoint

    I adore this man's music. It's so unreal.

    Branson Carlton

    Its a team. not a guy.

    Sigma Up

    A girl ans a man 😁

  92. 1008maja

    LOVE, the best!!!

  93. Christian Antonio Medina Ruiz

    Hermosa Sinfonía al iniciar la canción me encanta y me desconecta durante los 34 segúndos que dura del resto mundano.

  94. Corbeau du Nord Officiel

    A great inspiration of mine... Please keep making albums DCD! :)