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The idea behind the lyrics comes from a Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) anecdote. Tom mentioned it in a 1996 interview with De Standaard : "I saw last year a film by photographer Anton Corbijn in which he showed Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. (...) At some point [Van Vliet] came out of the Van Gogh museum and he said he was "disappointed by the sun" after the visit. I decided to write lyrics inspired by those words, and then I promoted the working title of that song to album title. It's a nice metaphor for our record : not too optimistic, but with humour."
Music
Tom Barman & Piet Jorens
Words
Tom Barman
Credits
  • Stef Kamil Carlens : vocal, bass
  • Tom Barman : vocal, guitar
  • Julle De Borgher : drums
  • Craig Ward : acoustic guitar, guitar, vocal
  • Piet Jorens : piano, gong

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Who could tell the story better
About the things that I went through
Some were great but most were terrifying
and so spooky too

Had to get out of there, to hide away
Had to get out of there, to find my way
I troubled everything too soon
Now where I want to be is…

Need I say my only wish was
To escape my earthly life
High skies were no option whereas
Diving deep in oceans wide

Was the way for me, to hide away
A possibility, to leave today
I troubled everything too soon
Now where I want to be is…

Under the sea, is where I’ll be
No talking ’bout the rain no more
I wonder what thunder will mean, when only in my dream
the lightning comes before the roar

Circumstancial situations, now I know what people meant
Beware of the implications, God I’ve had enough of them

Decided to be brave and hide away
Just picking out a wave and slide away
I troubled everything too soon
Now where I want to be is…

Maybe taking it another hour then taking away the pain
I troubled everything too soon, now where I want to be is…

Under the sea, is where I’ll be
No talking ’bout the rain no more
I wonder what thunder will mean, when only in my dream
The lightning comes before the roar
Under the sea, down here with me I find I’m not the only one
Who ponders what life would mean if we hadn’t been
So disappointed in the sun

And that’s why we’re thinking,
that’s why we’re drinking in a bar under the sea

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