Jethro Tull – Look Into The Sun

Cover of "Stand Up"
Cover of Stand Up

Did you ever have a song that sweetly haunts your sensibilities answering age old questions in its consummate verse? Look Into The Sun is that song for me and has been playing in my head for a few days now.  I love the symbolism of summer as a female figure being we are on the crest of summer right now.

I saw Jethro Tull on their Stand Up tour at the Fillmore East in NY City on July 3, 1969. Look Into The Sun was a highlight of their set that summer evening at the East Village legendary rock hall.

Look Into The Sun from the Jethro Tull Stand Up (1969) recording. Written by Ian Anderson,¬†Copyright Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)”

 

 

Look Into The Sun

Took a sad song of one sweet evening
I smiled and quickly turned away.
It’s not easy singing sad songs
but still the easiest way I have to say.

So when you look into the sun
and see the things we haven’t done –
oh was it better then to run
than to spend the summer crying.
Now summer cannot come anyway.

I had waited for time to change her.
The only change that came was over me.
She pretended not to want love –
I hope she was only fooling me.

So when you look into the sun
look for the pleasures nearly won.
Or was it better then to run
than to spend the summer singing.
And summer could have come in a day.

So if you hear my sad song singing
remember who and what you nearly had.
It’s not easy singing sad songs
when you can sing the song to make me glad.

So when you look into the sun
and see the words you could have sung:
It’s not too late, only begun,
we can still make summer.
Yes, summer always comes anyway.

So when you look into the sun
and see the words you could have sung:
It’s not too late, only begun.
Look into the sun.

About these ads

3 thoughts on “Jethro Tull – Look Into The Sun

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s