Who Sang Race the Sun? Pere Ubu

Pere Ubu Cloudland cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave/Art Rock/Punk
length: 3:26
producer: Stephen Hague
engineer: Dave Meegan

[Verse 1]
I don't know what you're waiting for
Mary is out the door
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?
Through the dust and the fading light
Shall I tell you what I spy?

[Verse 2]
Mississippi-Southern owns the train
But I know it's got another name
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?
It's a race to the edge of the night
Hmmm, Great Sorrow's got you in its lights

[Chorus]
Run, run! Try to catch the sun
Don't be slack - Great Sorrow is on the tracks
Run, run! Try to catch the sun
Don't look back - Great Sorrow is on the track

[Verse 1]
I don't know what you're waiting for
Mary's out the door
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?
When it calls from the edge of the night
Shall I tell you what I spy?

[Chorus]
Run, run! Try to catch the sun
Don't be slack - Great Sorrow is on the track
Run, run! Try to catch the sun
Don't look back - Great Sorrow is on your track

[Outro]
I don't know what you call that train
Gone, buddy, that's the name
Gone
Gone
Gone


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Breath
  • 2 Race the Sun
  • 3 Cry
  • 4 Why Go It Alone?
  • 5 Waiting for Mary
  • 6 Ice Cream Truck
  • 7 Bus Called Happiness
  • 8 Monday Night
  • 9 Love Love Love
  • 10 Lost Nation Road
  • 11 Fire
  • 12 Nevada!
  • 13 The Wire
  • 14 Flat
  • 15 The Waltz
  • 16 Pushin'