Wayne Coyne elaborated on the song's meaning of the sun's rising being a tyranny that governs us all. He explained to MusicRadar.com
: "Lyrically, I think I'm when I'm singing, 'Look, the sun is rising,' it's about how we can dread it. We want to be lost in that netherworld, like when you're on drugs or something. It's four in the morning, but you want to keep those moments - when they're really good, of course - when you've escaped your own identity or your own mind. You want that to last forever.
"There have been a couple of times," Coyne continued, "over the last few years when we've said that out loud: We think it's four in the morning, but it's really six-thirty, and we know what that means: 'F--k, the sun is coming up. We have to go back to being ourselves again. We have to be normal. Back to routines, back to life.' So it's just another way of looking at the sunrise."
"The sunrise is our symbol. It tries every day. It gets up every day and says, 'Maybe today will be glorious.'"