Lyrics to
White Sun

Released by The Doobie Brothers in 1972
From the Album: Toulouse Street |

This version of White Sun was released by The Doobie Brothers in 1972.

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Horizon of blue, hills are rollin’
Walkin’ with you through a field of red stones
I been confused from voices callin’, callin’ to me
Where the white sun has shown
And I slip away
Down by the water
And I slip away
Down by the sea
Take love and give love
It’s got to be free

The old man is weak, but strength comes from him
A smile full of youth, and a gleam in his eye
His garden is green and seems overflowin’
And his dreams await in his rockin’ chair sky

And I slip away
Down by the water
And I slip away
Down by the sea
Take love and give love
It’s got to be free


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About Lyrics and White Sun by The Doobie Brothers

The lyrics for White Sun are defined as the words making up the song released by The Doobie Brothers in 1972. It also includes the verses and words used by the background chorus in the song. Like many hit songs, the lyrics to White Sun have different meanings to different people. While it is clear in some of the lyrics what the artist is trying to really say, only The Doobie Brothers and those working with them know all of the meanings behind all of the lyrics to their songs.

Some folks are interested in word and phrase etymology. It is easy to understand the lyrics to White Sun by The Doobie Brothers if you think through it. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to White Sun" means the words set to the music of White Sun, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by The Doobie Brothers. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to White Sun and the lyrics to White Sun are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of The Doobie Brothers who came here looking just for the lyrics to White Sun, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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