Sunrise
Sunrise
Looks like morning in your eyes
But the clocks held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise
Sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
Cuz the afternoon's already come and gone
From "Sunrise" by Lee Alexander and Norah Jones. Punctuated exactly this way. Does this make any sense at all?
I can post more lyrics if you think they'll help. I stopped looking at lyrics on the web since none that I saw agree with those on the Feels Like Home cd (which was produced by Norah Jones, so I assume she agreed to the lyrics in the insert well, I did until I thought about it).

Jon Miller
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From "Sunrise" by Lee Alexander and Norah Jones. Punctuated exactly this way. Does this make any sense at all?

Lyrics are supposed to sound nice, not to make sense.
I can post more lyrics if you think they'll help.

I can post classics, like "Traviata", or my favorite duo from "The Barber of Seville", the most divine music and these words: "Quel invenzione, quel invenzione" ad nauseam; or Figaro's aria: "Bravo bravissimo " and other non-sense on the most electifying rhythm.
Wagner, in his megalomania, wrote his own lyrics. In Bernard Shaw's opinion, wagnerian characters "are too autobiographical".
I'm quoting myself:
I can post classics, like "Traviata", or my favorite duo from "The Barber of Seville"

because >I can post classics, like "Traviata", or my favorite duo from "The Barber of
Seville"

because I forgot about other non-sense lyrics. I won't mention anything religious for fear of offending some people's feelings, but just think for a moment of the lyrics of your favorite religious song. I believe the extasy and religious feelings if any inspired by those songs come mostly from the music, not from the words (God forgive me).
Ditto for the patriotic songs. Do you think the words of the American National Anthem - or any other national anthem - are great poetry?

The Euro anthem is beautiful music. The words were penned by a famous poet, Schiller. Did you ever try to make sense of those words? IMO it's the worst poetry written by Schiller:
"Oh, friends, not these words
Let us rather strike up pleasanter and more joyful Joy,beautiful divine spark
Daughter of Elysium
...
Young magic powers binds afresh
What fashion strictly set apart;
All men become brothers
Where your gentle wing does rest"
Granted, it's a translation, but the original is not much better, except for the rhyme.
And this is Schiller, not Nora Jones.
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Sunrise Sunrise Looks like morning in your eyes But the clocks held 9:15 for hours Sunrise Sunrise Couldn't tempt us ... gone From "Sunrise" by Lee Alexander and Norah Jones. Punctuated exactly this way. Does this make any sense at all?

It's about early morning sex followed by staying in bed and having more sex. It's a yoof thing.
Maybe you're too old to remember innit?

John Dean
Oxford
I'm quoting myself:

I always used to hear the Ode to Joy described as a drinking song.
Sunrise Sunrise Looks like morning in your eyes But the ... exactly this way. Does this make any sense at all?

It's about early morning sex followed by staying in bed and having moresex. It's a yoof thing. Maybe you're too old to remember innit?

Busy old fool, unruly sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows and through curtains, call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late schoolboys and sour 'prentices,
Go tell court-huntsmen that the King will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices;
Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
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Sunrise Sunrise Looks like morning in your eyes But the ... exactly this way. Does this make any sense at all?

It's about early morning sex followed by staying in bed and having moresex. It's a yoof thing. Maybe you're too old to remember innit?

Awright, I'll admit I got the main idea. My main question was "the clocks held 9:15 for hours" meaning the singer isn't noticing the passing of time?

Full lyrics (apparently not available on the web):

"Sunrise
Sunrise
Looks like morning in your eyes
But the clocks held 9:15 for hours
Sunrise
Sunrise
Couldn't tempt us if it tried
Cuz the afternoon's already come and gone
And I said
OO, oo, oo
To you
Surprise
Surprise
Couldn't find it in your eyes
But I'm sure it's written all over my face
Surprise
Surprise
Never something I could hide
When I see we made it through another day
Then I say
OO, oo, oo
To you
And now the night
Will throw its cover down on me again
And if I'm right
It's the only way to bring me back
OO, oo, oo
To you"
With the whole thing available, the sex angle seems a lot less prominent the song is about a day and if the first two verses are about sex, it's kind of incidental. Although I will admit, on first hearing, I had the same idea. And so did my wife.
Well, if I analyze it, the sex angle seems a lot less prominent. If I just "go with the flow", it's a different story. (Arcadian isn't all that Rises, and he may be entirely right that it isn't supposed to make sense.)

By the way, since it's a song, even though there's no punctuation written, it's there, because you can hear it when it's sung.

Jon Miller
The Euro anthem is beautiful music. The words were penned by a famous poet, Schiller.

Nitpick: The anthem of the European Union, officially speaking, doesn't have words. It's just the music, without Schiller's poetry.

See http://europa.eu.int/abc/symbols/anthem/index en.htm

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It's about early morning sex followed by staying in bed and having more sex. It's a yoof thing. Maybe you're too old to remember innit?

Awright, I'll admit I got the main idea. My main question was "the clocks held 9:15 for hours" meaning the singer isn't noticing the passing of time?

Or the clock's broken.
Full lyrics (apparently not available on the web)

Available lotsa places. Googlus amicus. eg
http://www.alwaysontherun.net/norah.htm#f1
And I said OO, oo, oo To you

The connoisseurs would say you missed a bit. Should be :

''And I say (said)
hoo, oo, oo, oo
hoo, oo, oo, oo
hoo, oo, oo, oo
Do (To) you?
Surprise Surprise Couldn't find it in your eyes But I'm sure it's written all over my face

Very suggestive verse ...
With the whole thing available, the sex angle seems a lot less prominent the song is about a day ... kind of incidental. Although I will admit, on first hearing, I had the same idea. And so did my wife.

Perhaps the title referes to two successive sunrises? So, chronoligiacally:

Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Look at clock
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Look at clock
'Honey, I think the clock's mmmff ...'
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Sunset
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
sleep
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Bonk
Look at clock
'That clock's still mmmff ...'
get up
write song
cash royalty cheque

John Dean
Oxford
Well, if I analyze it, the sex angle seems a lot less prominent. If I just "go with the flow", it's a different story. (Arcadian isn't all that Rises, and he may be entirely right that it isn't supposed to make sense.)

Arcadian, Circadian, Shmircadian ...
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