The Sun Always Shines on T.V.
by a-ha

Album: Hunting High and Low (1986)
Charted: 1 20
  • Touch me
    How can it be
    Believe me
    The sun always shines on TV
    Hold me
    Close to your heart
    Touch me
    And give all your love to me
    To me

    I Reached inside myself
    And found nothing there
    To ease the pressure of
    My ever worrying mind
    All my powers waste away
    I fear the crazed and lonely looks
    The mirror's sending me
    These Days
    Please don't ask me to defend
    The shameful lowlands
    Of the way I'm drifting
    Gloomily through time

    I reached inside myself today
    Thinking there's got to be some way
    To keep my troubles distant

    Touch me
    How can it be
    Believe me
    The sun always shines on TV
    Hold me
    Close to your heart
    Touch me
    And give all your love to me

Comments: 3

  • Shandroise De Laeken from Davao City, PhilippinesJuly 5, 2015 - Last July 3, a-ha released their latest song Under the Make-Up which is listened to by almost all a-ha fans... but me, I'm stuck to this song!!! What a very dramatic voice Morten has! I feel like winter is all around me when it's raining over here in Philippines just by listening to his voice in here (ye, The Sun Always Shines on TV!) This song is truly remarkable! Thank God it got played FIRST TIME ever in a radio station I'm listening to so I was able to record it in my phone! A-ha-hoo!!
  • Rodimusben from Harrisonburg, VaThe epic sound of this song betrays the more pedestrian subject matter. Nevertheless, catchy and memorable stuff from a great band.
  • Linda from Oudenaarde, BelgiumThis song was covered by Milk Inc, a Belgian dance act.
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