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    Default Meaning of the word "sun" in Offspring's songs

    Well, I have been thinking it for a while, but does Offspring reffer to something in concrete when they use the word "sun", such as money or power or God?
    Examples of songs where the word sun appears:
    - Cahgen the world
    - Genocide
    - We are one
    - Staring at the sun
    - ....

    Thanks!!

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    Default i think its differen evry time.

    change the world is my favorite song (if I had to pick one) and that line always paints a picture of a working class joe who is a hopeless to ever really obtain a significant fortune the way our part of the world works. I know im probably wrong but that's what I like a lot about the offspring. in many cases it can be interpreted by each individual and then seems to address whatever concerns or problems you have. but that question has me thinking now...
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    this is such an English teacher question

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    In "Staring at the Sun, " it seems to be a metaphor for something harmful and self-destructive. I'd have to look up the lyrics for context in the other songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanBokma View Post
    change the world is my favorite song (if I had to pick one) and that line always paints a picture of a working class joe who is a hopeless to ever really obtain a significant fortune the way our part of the world works. I know im probably wrong but that's what I like a lot about the offspring. in many cases it can be interpreted by each individual and then seems to address whatever concerns or problems you have. but that question has me thinking now...
    I agree with you, however I guess that I wanted to know what Offspring actually thought about when they used the word "sun". IMO, the more you understand what the artist wants to communicate with every word, the more you understand the true essence of the song.

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    There's also "the sun will shine and we'll have a good time" in Cruising California. Also out of all the Ramones songs, they chose to play regularly the song called California Sun(that was a few years ago I guess?) But seriously, they mention the sun sometimes, but I don't see is as a pattern, maybe just a co-incidence.
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