Big Red Sun

Collaborator: John Jiler (lyrics)

Song Type:

Associated Artists: Adam Cochran, Daniel Tatar

Music by Georgia Stitt
Lyrics by John Jiler
©2014

LYRICS:

HARRY
THERE WAS A MAN WHO LIVED HIS DAYS
ON A GREEN AND FERTILE PLAIN
UP ABOVE, A SKY OF BLUE
NOW AND THEN, A GENTLE RAIN.
THEN ONE DAY THE DARK CLOUDS CAME
WINDS AS WILD AS THEY COULD GET
STORMED SO HARD HIS HOUSE WAS WRECKED–
NOTHIN’ LEFT THAT WASN’T WET.

BIG RED SUN WHERE’D YOU GO?
OFF AROUND THE UNIVERSE?
ARE YOU DONE COMIN’ ROUND?
WILL YOU EVER DRY MY GROUND?

EVERY DAY GOT DARKER STILL
HIS CROPS WERE DEAD, HIS MIND WAS BLACK.
LOOKED AROUND, SAID, “SEEMS TO ME
THAT OLD SUN AIN’T COMIN’ BACK.”
OFF HE WENT ACROSS THE EARTH
LOOKIN’ FOR A RAY OF LIGHT.
CAME UPON A DEEP DARK WOOD
FOREST BLACK AS ENDLESS NIGHT.

BIG RED SUN, WHERE’D YOU GO?
ARE YOU GONE FOREVERMORE?
SHOULD I SEARCH THROUGH THESE DARK TREES?
WILL I DIE, OR WILL I FREEZE?

TOOK A STEP INTO THOSE WOODS
WHEN A BEAST LEAPT AT HIS HEAD.
TORE THE FLESH RIGHT OFF HIS BONES,
LEFT HIM LYIN’ THERE FOR DEAD.

DIDN’T MOVE FOR DAYS AND DAYS.
FELT HIS SPIRIT GROWIN’ WEAK.
TURNED HIS FACE UP TO THE SKY
AND FELT THE HEAT UPON HIS CHEEK.

EDDIE
I STUMBLE THROUGH THE DARKENED CITY
HARDLY EVER LIFT MY EYES
WINTER DAWN TURNS INTO NIGHTFALL
ONLY ONE THING NEVER DIES.
YOU ARE CARVED INSIDE ME
EVERY SORROW EVERY SIN,
BUT I ONLY SEE YOU
WHEN THE LIGHT COMES STREAMING IN.

HELEN
YOU STRIPPED MY SOUL AND SENT ME REELING
INTO THE SHADOWS OF THE SUN.
I PASS MY DAYS MORE THAN I LIVE THEM;
I SURVIVE THEM ONE BY ONE.
SO HERE YOU ARE AT MIDNIGHT
WHAT DID YOU COME TO SAY?

EDDIE
I AM SORRY, I AM EMPTY
I LOST MY SOUL, I LOST MY WAY.
BUT IF YOU LET ME LOVE YOU
I WILL NEVER GO AWAY.

ALL
BIG RED SUN THERE YOU ARE
YOU OLD LOST AND BLAZIN’ STAR!
YOUR GENTLE WARMTH
IS OH SO SWEET,
BUT SUCH A PRICE, TO FEEL THAT HEAT.
SUCH A PRICE TO FEEL THAT HEAT.
BIG RED SUN.
FEEL THE HEAT.
BIG RED SUN.
FEEL THE HEAT.