“There’s always the sun…Always, always, always the sun” From The Stranglers’ Dreamtime album from 1986.

Always The Sun – The Stranglers (1986) FLAC Audio HD 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“Always The Sun” was released on the ninth studio album by The Stranglers, Dreamtime, in October 1986.

I started listening to this band around 1980 when I came across a copy 1977’s No More Heroes on cut out cassette (remember those? I found some goodies in the cutout bins and you probably did as well!?)in an old drugstore in Uvalde, Texas one fine day when I was driving up to San Antonio. I used to read raves on the band in my favorite rock magazines but I’d never heard them before, so I was thrilled to find one of their albums to listen to.

I eventually picked up most of their albums and I listened to them all the way through 1990’s 10 (which was the last record to feature guitarist/lead singer Hugh Cornwell). They recorded some amazing music in their day, but this is probably my favorite song they ever did.

I found this old video footage (actually I had three old clips I was working with and had chosen one to use with “Dreamtime” from the same record as “Always The Sun”….but then I found that that footage worked better in something else…maybe my next video after this one) and fell in love with it because of the way it used shadow and light. It was old grainy, low-res so I cleaned it up and used a pinkish filter to remove some of the grey harshness. I could think of at least 20 videos that I thought about plugging it into, but in the end, it just seemed the perfect fit for my ancient, stalled “Always The Sun” project. This may not have been the most popular song choice I could have plugged it into, but I loved the combination too much to pass. I hope you enjoy it as well.

The title track was inspired by a belief of the aboriginal peoples of Australia – called Dreamtime.

The single “Always the Sun” single peaked at No. 30 in the UK Singles Chart. Dreamtime itself reached No. 16 in the UK Albums Chart, the lowest charting studio album during Hugh Cornwell’s recording tenure with the band (1977–90).

Singles released in the UK for this album included “Nice In Nice” (peaked at No. 30), “Always The Sun”, “Big In America” (peaked at No. 48) and “Shakin’ Like A Leaf” (peaked at No. 58).[2] A fifth single was proposed by the record company, and a remixed version of the song “Was It You?” was recorded, but it was never released.

[Lyrics]
How many times have you woken up
And prayed for the rain?
How many times have you seen
The papers apportion the blame?

Who gets to say?
Who gets the work and who gets to play?
I was always told at school
Everybody should get the same

How many times have you been told
If you don’t ask you don’t get?
How many liars have taken your money
Your mother said you shouldn’t bet?

Who has the fun?
Is it always the man with the gun?
Someone must have told him
If you work too hard you can sweat

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

How many times have the weathermen told you
Stories that made you laugh?
You know it’s not unlike the politician
And the leaders when they do things by half

But who gets the job
Of pushing the knob?
That sort of responsibility
You draw straws for if you’re mad enough

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

Always the sun
Always the sun

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun

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