Sun Ought to Shine (Live)

by Hillsburn

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We recently released a live, one-take video performance of "Sun Ought to Shine," a new song from our forthcoming sophomore album. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who asked if they could download the audio from the video, so we decided to release it as a single. Thanks so much to everyone for their kind words. Hope you enjoy the song. - Hillsburn

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The scene then was daylight failing,
You on the sidewalk, me at the railing.
A rain cloud growled low in the distance —
My sorrow, my engine, warming its pistons.

“I can’t live without you,” I said.
You were grinning.
Such are the swamps that we swim in.

Wherever you go, the sun ought to shine,
Though it won’t shine for you all of the time.
But clouds are just clouds,
And mirrors just sand.
And if you should want me,
You know where I am.

Old songs on the radio play.
I can’t feel ‘em.
Will I someday?
Strangers walk slow past my window.
Kind, gentle people, maybe,
But how will I know?

I wish I could hate you, but I cannot do it.
You are my fortune, my ruin.

Wherever you go, the sun ought to shine,
Though it won’t shine for you all of the time.
But clouds are just clouds,
And mirrors just sand.
And if you should want me,
You know where I am.

I work and I wash and I laugh when I can,
But I don’t feel nothing,
And no one understands
Why I miss you — my shackle, my jailer, my jail.
Memory is the vessel.
Time is just a sail.

I still can’t live without you,
And you’re still here grinning.
Such are the swamps that we swim in.

Wherever you go, the sun ought to shine,
Though it won’t shine for you all of the time.
But clouds are just clouds,
And mirrors just sand.
And if you should want me,
You know where I am.

Lyrics by Paul Aarntzen

© 2017 Hillsburn Music

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released May 20, 2017
Mixed by Paul Aarntzen
Engineered by Pat Coleman

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Hillsburn is a five-piece indie rock band from Nova Scotia.

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