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Sara Bareilles – Chasing The Sun lyrics

It’s a really old city
Stuck between the dead and the living
So I thought to myself, sitting on a graveyard shelf
As the echo of heartbeats, from the ground below my feet
Filled a cemetery in the center of Queens

I started running the maze of
The names and the dates, some older than others
The skyscrapers, little tombstone brothers
With Manhattan behind her, three million stunning reminders
Built a cemetery in the center of Queens

You said, remember that life is
Not meant to be wasted
We can always be chasing the sun!
So fill up your lungs and just run
But always be chasing the sun!

So how do you do it,
With just words and just music, capture the feeling
That my earth is somebody’s ceiling, can I deliver in sound
The weight of the ground
Of a cemetery in the center of Queens

There’s a history through her
Sent to us as a gift from the future, to show us the proof
More than that, it’s to dare us to move
To open our eyes and to learn from the sky
From a cemetery in the center of Queens

You said, remember that life is
Not meant to be wasted
We can always be chasing the sun!
So fill up your lungs and just run
But always be chasing the sun!

All we can do is try
And live like we’re still alive

It’s a really old city
Stuck between the dead and the living
So I thought to myself, sitting on a graveyard shelf
And the gift of my heartbeat sounds like a symphony
Played by a cemetery in the center of Queens

You said, remember that life is
Not meant to be wasted
We can always be chasing the sun!
So fill up your lungs and just run
But always be chasing the sun!

All we can do is try
And live like we’re still alive

All we can do is try
And live like we’re still alive



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    This song means that you should never be taking life for granted. The cemetery symbolizes the many who once lived on this Earth and have passed away. She is saying that life is short, and to live each day as if it were your last. "More than that its to dare us to move"- this line means that you shouldn't wait to go do the things you want to accomplish because your life is a gift. "Chasing the sun" symbolizes following God to me and always following the "Son" or Jesus. It also can symbolize reaching for high goals in life, depending on whether you chose to perceive this religiously or not. To summarize, she is trying to convey that your life is a gift so don't take it for granted.
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