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Shake me down
Not a lot of people left around
Who knows now
Softly laying on the ground, oooh
Not a lot of people left around, oooh
Ohhhh
In my life I've seen
People walking to the sea
Just to find memories
Plagued by constant misery
Their eyes cast down
Fixed upon the ground
Their eyes cast down
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun
Shake me down
Cut my hair on a silver cloud
Broken sound
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh
Ooooh
In my past, bittersweet
There's no love between the sheets
Taste the blood, broken dreams
Lonely times indeed
With eyes cast down
Fixed upon the ground
Eyes cast down
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun
Turn back now it's time for me to let go
Way down had to find a place to lay low
Lampshade turned around into a light post
Walk around the corner
Never saw it coming still
I try to make a move
It almost stopped me from belief
I don't wanna know the future
But I'm like rolling thunder
Even on a cloudy day (repeat seven times)
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down
Not a lot of people left around, Ooooh
Ooooh



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    luva4evrJan 18, 2011 at 1:56 am
    wat no comments this is the music we all should be listening to and countless others this song is new and already a big hit lol makes me wanna cry TT_TT
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    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 4:46 am
    I am surprised that i am the only one with the messgae of love. The sun is his love. He has tested his limits and still after losing friends, family, everything, they are the only thing that remains. Everyone is searching for something, yet no matter how crazy life gets, no matter the trials he goes through his "sun" is always there. When he says i tried to make a move he is talking about temptation and that he is unpredictable yet even on the hardest and cloudiest of days he still has the "sun". Absolutely beautiful song, yet wonderful.
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    UnregisteredMar 26, 2012 at 3:10 am
    To me this song is about experiencing and overcoming obstacles in your life. Its about having a tough life but not giving up,not letting it get the best of you, and focusing on looking forwards to better days to come.
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    UnregisteredMar 9, 2012 at 5:52 am
    It's about growing up, about the fear of leaving our glory days and spend the rest of our lives in a sadly lonely redundant way
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 12:59 am
    Still their biggest fan since 2007 and thank you happy birthday was their best album yet can't wait till their third. Also you guys should check out carry me in its my favorite song

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