U2 - Staring At The Sun Lyrics




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 go undercover
Don't try too hard to think... don't think at all

I'm not the only one starin' at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find if you took a look inside
Not just deaf and dumb i'm 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 gonna itch and burn and sting
Do 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
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 is 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 I'm missing I left in the duty free
Though 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 my thumb I'm staring at the sun
Not the only one who's happy to go blind





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  1. WonderWhaz

    I think U2 were watching the Teletubbies when making this record. Crap!

  2. pointedspider

    Y this song doesn't have more views is beyond me! I've loved this song for 25 years!

  3. N Oliveri MacBay

    Listen to the beginning of The Church's "Under the Milky Way Tonight." Same key.

  4. Aspawi Ahmad

    this is so relaxing

  5. drott150

    Under rated song. I just thought I'd say that because I've been listening to almost all of U2's songs tonight and when I click on each one the top comment is always "UNDER RATED SONG." Well, sorry, this is one of U2's songs that's been rated properly, thank you.

  6. Baby is my name Screaming is my game

    Yeah I remember 1997, it was great, but I wasn’t born for another 10 years

  7. Michelle Sullivan

    So Much ❤❤❤ From The Gulf Coast, South Mississippi!!!

  8. LUIGI SERRA

    staring in the multi uva sun of sardinia.......merciless

  9. PhilomathBret

    I'm surprised I don't see comments mentioning how the vocal melody from Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz from 8 years later sounds exactly like the vocal melody from this song at 0:14.

    m0lika1

    i was scrolling down the comments to see if anyone else noticed the similarity!

    mannu vera

    Cause its obvious, so, nobody cares.

  10. Vadym Roganin

    One of the best U2 songs

  11. toulis zoze

    Α ρε Σαλόνικα με τις αναμνήσεις σου.περασαν τα χρόνια,staring at the sun.

    Anastasia Sarafi

    Περνούν. Αυτά τη δουλειά τους και εμείς τη δική μας ! Θεσσαλονίκη, 3ο έτος

    toulis zoze

    @Anastasia Sarafi eisai mia apo mas.kala na pernas

  12. Simply LW97. UTTP

    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

  13. Rosana Effgem

    God's glue...💙🖤✌️

  14. Christian Garcia

    ..last U2 album that i followed. Great song , the edge riffs are so perfect combined with the acoustic guitar! miss U2 from the 90s

    Rosa Elisa Chavez Chavez

    🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  15. Renata Kania

    Liked it since the first time I heard it <3

  16. Stephen Parkes

    Public Service Announcement: Don't.

  17. Drew Smith

    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 undercover
    Don't try too hard to think
    Don't think at all
    I'm not the only one
    Starin' at the sun
    Afraid of what you'd find
    If you took a look inside
    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 gonna itch and burn and sting
    Do 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'd 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 I'm missing
    But I'm feeling like duty free, ah
    You never really belonged to me

    You're not the only one
    Starin' 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

    Ah ah I
    Ah ah I
    Ah ah I
    Ah ah I

  18. John Smith

    Brilliant. Song just popped into my head

  19. Midnight Star

    U2 is playing India - Mumbai formerly called Bombay Dec 15th 2019 , when Bono and Larry talk about it it's hilarious, you know what would be funny if 1,000,000 people showed up hahahaha

  20. tankthomas44

    For the people! U2 is a band of love in a time of so much division. Who else is here in August of 2019?❤✌🍀

  21. WESSERPARAQUAT

    Something Happens were ok, could have made it, ALMOST in 1989 their song HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO was a big smash on US college radio, did Kurt hear it's refrain and use it in teen spirit?? as hello hello hello hello how low! it's possible he pinched the "idea" and put how low at the end

  22. WESSERPARAQUAT

    Bono is a thief too , the distinctive line "Stuck together with God's glue" his? his line? nooooooooo an Irish band called SOMETHING HAPPENS led by a stupid poodle haired clown Tom Dunne ....sorry Tom :P had an album called? STUCK TOGETHER WITH GOD'S GLUE! late 80's early 90's long long before this song was released, Bono you fookin thief :P

    J S

    all of the best steal riffs, lines, and melodies from others...there would be no rock and roll without stealing stuff from southern gospel, the blues, and bluegrass.

    WESSERPARAQUAT

    @J S ya, abit of thieving is OK i agree , watch out for my new video...it will be really great and super atmospheric

  23. Nick Taylor

    I love this song and the album...

  24. WESSERPARAQUAT

    edges guitar work is NICE the second guitar on chorus parts, left channel

  25. Anson Hartzler

    I find it funny that most U2 fans seem to think this is the best song on Pop. Although it does make sense... because this is like the only song on the album that tries absolutely nothing new or unique. And that aligns with the fact that a lot of U2 fans are very closed to new ideas. This song is still good but.... Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, Mofo, If God Will Send his Angels, Please, Gone, Last Night on Earth, If You Wear that velvet dress, & The Playboy Mansion are all better.

    Anson Hartzler

    Manouck Germain. Definitely good, but overrated. And by the way, I’m pretty every single U2 album directly or indirectly mentions God.

    Manouck Germain

    Anson Hartzler Sure. I think god in u2 songs are more poetry than religion. If I remember well, the controversy at that time was about the lyrics considered too righteous. Well, like I wrote good is good, but I agree with you that there is more interesting songs on that album.

    Billion Bites

    The Single version of Please is probably my favourite of the Pop era

    MrFluidity1

    I still think Gone is the best song on the album with Discotheque a close second ,but the whole goddamn album is brilliant. Soooooo underrated.. the one two three punch of the last three is so depressing but beautiful at the same time

    hellohell77

    If they would've followed the vein of those first three songs throughout the album, boy it would've been magical. I mean last night on earth, staring at the sun, and please are still highlights. Its obvious though they were going for something with those first three songs. Do you feel loved and mofo are maybe the most un-U2 songs they ever did. Pop is good and underrated but they didn't go far enough. Achtung and zooropa especially, they just went for it. The results were mixed at times(especially zooropa) but it was fun and exciting. Discotheque, Do you feel loved, and mofo had that feel too and then it just kind of dropped off. There's 6 really good songs on pop but they could've gone further and made it epic.

  26. Anonymous mustard !

    I rememeber this year 1997 as one of of my darkest year of my life but I´m still here listeining. This was one of the 97´s tracks that kept my spirit high when I didn´t have strenght to go on..

    Lyle Lott

    Same here my friend. Heard this song while grocery shopping tonight and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Amazing how just one song can throw a person back in time.

  27. LUIGI SERRA

    ICONIC TRACK!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. CBDM777

    She never really.... belonged to me

    teppolundgren

    Nobody belongs to anyone.

  29. Malati Zebrati

    The best

  30. Eric Blouin

    Good stuff but ttheres no sun today ha ha

  31. Sr juan

    vou criar a maquina do tempo

    vlademir souza dos santos

    me convide por favor

  32. Billion Bites

    under-rated song, all of their albums are good in my opinion

    Anonymous mustard !

    Yes, way too underrated. Agreed.

    Ruud Van der Waal

    my its my msitake but can you name 1 other songs thats good of u2, like after this music era record labels killed music quality and its the same like average shit coming from the radio :P but this song is super and will always remain

  33. Axel Villalpando

    Staring at the Sun

    U2

    Mirando el sol

    Verano se extiende sobre la hierba 
    Summer stretching on the grass 

    Pase de vestidos de verano 
    Summer dresses pass 

    A la sombra de un sauce. 
    In the shade of a willow tree 

    Se arrastra un arrastrándose sobre mí 
    Creeps a crawling over me 

    Sobre mi y sobre ti 
    Over me and over you 

    Atascado junto con el pegamento de Dios 
    Stuck together with God's glue 

    Se va a poner más pegajoso también 
    It's going to get stickier too 

    Ha sido un verano largo y caluroso 
    It's been a long hot summer 

    Vamos a encubrir 
    Let's get undercover 

    No te esfuerces en pensar
    Don't try too hard to think

    No pienses en absoluto 
    Don't think at all 

    No soy el unico 
    I'm not the only one 

    Starin 'en el sol 
    Starin' at the sun 

    Miedo de lo que encontrarías 
    Afraid of what you'd find 

    Si echas un vistazo al interior. 
    If you took a look inside 

    No solo sordos y mudos 
    Not just deaf and dumb 

    Mirando el sol 
    Staring at the sun 

    No el único 
    Not the only one 

    Quién está feliz de quedarse ciego
    Who's happy to go blind

    Hay un insecto en tu oreja 
    There's an insect in your ear 

    Si lo rascas no desaparecerá. 
    If you scratch it won't disappear 

    Va a picar y arder y picar 
    It's gonna itch and burn and sting 

    ¿Quieres ver lo que trae el rascado? 
    Do you want to see what the scratching brings 

    Olas que me dejan fuera de alcance. 
    Waves that leave me out of reach 

    Rompiendo sobre tu espalda como una playa. 
    Breaking on your back like a beach 

    ¿Viviremos alguna vez en paz? 
    Will we ever live in peace? 

    Porque los que no pueden hacer a menudo tienen que 
    'Cause those that can't do often have to 

    Y los que no pueden hacer a menudo tienen que predicar.
    And those that can't do often have to preach

    A los que miran al sol. 
    To the ones staring at the sun 

    Miedo de lo que encontrarías 
    Afraid of what you'd find 

    Si echas un vistazo al interior. 
    If you took a look inside 

    No solo sordos y mudos 
    Not just deaf and dumb 

    Mirando el sol 
    Staring at the sun 

    No soy el unico 
    I'm not the only one 

    Quien prefiere quedarse ciego
    Who'd rather go blind

    La intransigencia es todo 
    Intransigence is all around 

    Militar todavia en la ciudad 
    Military still in town 

    Trajes y corbatas blindados. 
    Armour plated suits and ties 

    Papi no se va a despedir 
    Daddy just won't say goodbye 

    El árbitro no soplará el silbato. 
    Referee won't blow the whistle 

    Dios es bueno pero escuchará 
    God is good but will he listen 

    Estoy casi genial 
    I'm nearly great 

    Pero hay algo que me falta 
    But there's something I'm missing 

    Pero me siento libre de impuestos, ah 
    But I'm feeling like duty free, ah 

    Nunca me perteneciste realmente
    You never really belonged to me

    No eres el único 
    You're not the only one 

    Starin 'en el sol 
    Starin' at the sun 

    Miedo de lo que encontrarías 
    Afraid of what you'd find 

    Si retrocediste dentro 
    If you stepped back inside 

    No me estoy chupando el pulgar 
    I'm not sucking on my thumb 

    Estoy mirando el sol 
    I'm staring at the sun 

    No el único 
    Not the only one 

    Quién está feliz de quedarse ciego
    Who's happy to go blind

    Ah ah yo 
    Ah ah I 

    Ah ah yo 
    Ah ah I 

    Ah ah yo 
    Ah ah I 

    Ah ah yo
    Ah ah I

    Compositores: Adam Clayton / Dave Evans / Larry Mullen / Paul Hewson

    Letra de Staring at the Sun © Universal Music Publishing Group

  34. Greg Terrell

    This LP came out in 1997 if my memory serves me correct did not get a lot of radio air time but my favorite u2 ALbum

    DMF

    Probably their lowest profile album since 'October', I also love it, very underrated.

    hellohell77

    Was a misunderstood album. And U2 themselves haven't helped that perception by burying this album in the public ever since it came out.

    John Smith

    First year high school yep 1997

    skurinski

    got a lot of airplay in Europe and MTV Europe

    Alberto Rivera

    Maybe in your country, in Mexico it was very heard, especially this song, Discotheque, Please and If God Will Send His Angels, I mean, I was about 10 years old and I remember it, precisely because I heard it a lot, it was that I I became a fan of U2, for this album; but I agree with what you say, a very underrated album.

  35. Darcy Marie TCB

    My favorite song by U2 ever!!💕

  36. Oana Hanes

    😍my fave.