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Things Behind the Sun

This song is by Nick Drake and appears on the album Pink Moon (1972) and on the compilation album Way To Blue (1994).

This song has been covered by Bic Runga under the title "Things Behind the Sun".
Please beware of them that stare, they'll only smile to see you while your time away
And once you've seen what they have been to win the earth just wont seem worth your night or your day
Who'll hear what I say?
Look around you, find the ground is not so far from where you are, but don't be too wise
For down below they never grow, they're always tired and charms are hired from out of their eyes
Never surprise

Take your time and you'll be fine and say a prayer for people there who live on the floor
And if you see what's meant to be don't name the day or try to say it happened before

Don't be shy, you learn to fly and see the sun when day is done, if only you see
Just what you are beneath a star that came to stay one rainy day in autumn for free
Yes, be what you'll be

Please beware of them that stare, they'll only smile to see you while your time away
And once you've seen what they have been to win the earth just won't seem worth your night or your day
Who'll hear what I say?

Open up the broken cup, let goodly sin and sunshine in, yes that's today
And open wide, the hymns you hide, you'll find renown while people frown at things that you say
But say what you'll say

About the farmers and the fun and the things behind the sun
And the people 'round your head who say everything's been said
And the movement in your brain sends you out into the rain

Credits

Written by:

Nick Drake

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