Blinded By The Sun



How would you feel if I was to
kneel right down at your feet ?
Right now is the way it's going to
be from now until forever
Let's have less of getting clever with me

Who would you blame for blowing
the flame right out ?
Is it me ? There is no doubt
I can do what I want to do from now until forever
Let's have less of getting clever with me

You're wasting your time and my time as well
La la la living a lie I guess that time will tell
You're making excuses for the things you've never done
Walking in circles, blinded by the sun
Blinded by the sun

Who would you blame for blowing
the flame right out
Is it me there is no doubt
I can do what I want to do from now until forever
Let's have less of getting clever with me

You're wasting your time, and my time as well
La la la living a lie I guess that time will tell
You're making excuses for the things you've never done
You're walking in circles, blinded by the sun
Blinded by the sun

I don't mean to sound unkind to you
You'll just have to go and find something else to do
And don't ask me what went wrong
the list goes on and on...


Lyrics by:
Helme

Format:
Released 14th July 1997:
Blinded By The Sun (Geffen, WGFSC 22266, Promo CD)
Blinded By The Sun / Kill Pussycat Kill / Moving On (Geffen, GFSTD 22266, CD)
Blinded By The Sun / Kill Pussycat Kill (Geffen, GFS 22266, 7")
Blinded By The Sun / Kill Pussycat Kill (Geffen, GFSC 22266, cassette)

Released 21st August 1997:
Blinded By The Sun / Kill Pussycat Kill (Geffen, MVCF-12005, Japanese promo CD)
Blinded By The Sun / Kill Pussycat Kill (Geffen, MVCF-12005, Japanese CD)

UK Chart position:
#7

Also available on:
Do It Yourself (4.39)

Artwork details:
The Blinded By The Sun artwork is from 'Blinded By The Sun' (sunglasses in cement, 1997).

Details:
The lyric "You're making excuses for the things you've never done" is close to one on 'Town Called Malice' by The Jam - "Stop apologising for the things you've never done."

 

 

Top: Blinded By The Sun vinyl artwork (front and reverse).
Bottom left: 'Blinded By The Sun' (sunglasses in cement, 1997), from the Manchester exhibition, May 2004. "Very literal. Set in cement. I went into a chemist in LA and picked about 30 pairs of cheap sunglasses from one of those display stands. Took 'em home, smashed them up. I was still painting it as my brother drove round with his camera. The first sleeve I made on the road." (John Squire speaking to Select Magazine, November 1997).
Bottom right: 'The Critic Sees' (sculptmetal on plaster with glass, 1964) by Jasper Johns. Johns replaced the eyes behind a pair of eyeglass frames with talking mouths, suggesting that critics are blind - they see with their mouths.


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