Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
The National – Sunshine On My Back lyrics

Tina lies on the ground
She lies there forever
She likes the sun
Tina knows the devil

Tina loves the violence
Of living in the country
She likes that it's so far from me

Tina has her story down
I really thought I knew it
And it changed around
When I was almost through it

Sunshine on my back is
The only kind I like
Sunshine in my brain is
Sunshine in my brain is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine of a lonely mind

She says 'After today then there is nothing you owe me'
And I'm so glad that you came, I needed someone who loves me
But just don't try to talk yourself into this love
And sleep like a baby while I'm staying home
It's as much what you say, as it is what you do
You can't try to stay you either will or you won't

Sunshine on my back is
The only kind I like
Sunshine in my brain is
Sunshine in my brain is the lonely kind of pain
It's the sunshine of a lonely mind



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/the_national/sunshine_on_my_back.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

  • u
    -2
    Unregistered
    This song is all about struggling with meth addiction. The girl Tina is a nickname for meth as well as sunshine. References to staying up for days and your friends (who don't do the drug sleeping) and as much as it fucks with your brain you always go back to it.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.

    Featuredlyrics

    Explain

    [an error occurred while processing the directive]