My Head Is in the Sun

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"My Head Is in the Sun"
My Head Is in the Sun cover
Album track by The Rentals
Album Seven More Minutes
Released 1999
Recorded Matrix Studios (London), Drive By Studios (Los Angeles)
Length 4:41
Label Warner
Writer(s) Matt Sharp, Rivers Cuomo
RC# 238
COR# N/A
Producer(s) Matt Sharp
Status Officially released
Seven More Minutes track listing
"It's Alright (reprise)"
(13)
"My Head Is in the Sun"
(14)
"Jumping Around"
(15)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Lucky One"
(RC# 237)
"My Head Is in the Sun"
(RC# 238)
"Cheap Love"
(RC# 239)

"My Head Is in the Sun" is the fourteenth track on the Rentals' 1999 album, Seven More Minutes.

Appearances

Overview

BH: How did the song "My Head Is in the Sun" with Rivers come about?

Matt: I was living at his house in Boston, and he was out here trying out people to replace me. He came back for a weekend. We sat around and sang songs, played his songs and my songs, other people's songs. I had been stuck on that song for a really long time. I just couldn't figure out how to finish it up, and it had taken me like three years to write that song. It's one of the only ones that took a long time, and I had basically just given up on it all together. So I played it for him and he sort of worked on it with me. It was cool and relaxed. It was the first time we got to truly collaborate on something.

Buddyhead interview, 1999[1]

"My Head is in the Sun" is, notably, the only officially-released track co-written by Matt Sharp with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. Sharp spent several years working through different iterations of the song before finishing it while living at Cuomo's house in Boston. It was the final song recorded for the album.[2] The song was covered by the band Aberfeldy for the compilation Friends of P - Tribute to the Rentals

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
The Rentals My Head Is in the Sun 19981999
  • Matrix Recording Studios, London, United Kingdom
  • Drive By Studios, Los Angeles, CA
4:41 Seven More Minutes
The Rentals My Head Is in the Sun October 16, 1999 Shibuya On Air East, Tokyo, Japan 7:33 Live in Japan
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Audio

The Rentals

Covers

Lyrics

Silence in the air
At the end of the affair
End of the run
(It's just begun)
Silence in the air
I don't know if I even care
About anyone
(You look overrun)
My head is in the sun

Seven more minutes to hide away
Far from everyone
Seven more minutes slide away
Somewhere in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun

Silence in the air
At the end of the affair
End of the run
(They have not won)
Silence in the air
I don't know if I even care
About anyone
(You look overrun)
My head is in the sun

Seven more minutes to hide away
Far from everyone
Seven more minutes slide away
Somewhere in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun

I heard you singing

Seven more minutes to hide away
Far from everyone
Seven more minutes slide away
Somewhere in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun
(Somewhere far from everyone)
My head is in the sun
(My head is in the sun)
Far from everyone

See also

  1. "Matt Sharp of the Rentals" Buddyhead. November 1999. Archived by Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20010506102527/http://www.buddyhead.com/music/rentals/
  2. Sonicnet.com interview with Matt Sharp. 1999. Archived by Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20010322221137/http://www.sonicnet.com/artists/ai_fullchat.jhtml?id=513792&ai_id=741 Weezerpedia mirror: SonicNet chat with Matt Sharp - 1999