Setting Sun

Have you ever noticed at the end of every day

How the sky becomes the very saddest shade of gray

And the blue, once true, becomes undone

Have you noticed, have you noticed the setting sun?

 

And have you noticed how the shadows slip unseen

Behind the grass and trees, almost forgotten by their own green?

And the flowers close like curtains, slowly, one by one

Shuttered, softly smothered by the setting sun

 

See, I believe if I start runnin’, runnin’ toward the west

And if I never stop runnin’, never stop to rest

And never look behind, I won’t blind my eyes

Keepin’ one foot forward, runnin’ toward the still blue skies

If I keep runnin’, runnin’ faster than I have ever run

I’ll never be overtaken by the setting sun

 

Have you noticed how the people all around you

Seem to die a little bit each day?

And there’s no way that we have found to

Keep the setting sun at bay

Well, I, for one

Have just begun

To run

From the sun

 

And, I believe if I start runnin’, runnin’ toward the west

And if I never stop runnin’, never stop to rest

And never look behind, I won’t blind my eyes

Keepin’ one foot forward, runnin’ toward the still blue skies

If I keep runnin’, runnin’ faster than I have ever run

I’ll never be overtaken by the setting sun

 

Yes, I believe if I start runnin’, runnin’ toward the west

And if I never stop runnin’, never stop to rest

And never look behind, I won’t blind my eyes

Keepin’ one foot forward, runnin’ toward the still blue skies

If I keep runnin’, runnin’ faster than I have ever run

I’ll never be overtaken by the setting sun

 

If I keep runnin’, runnin’ faster than I have ever run

I’ll never be overtaken by the setting sun

All words and music by Dave Hall ©

Publisher: Row House Music   PRO: ASCAP

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