Where The Sun Never Shines

“Where the Sun Never Shines” is a song left from the 1996 sessions for Nine Lives. It is believed that Marti Frederiksen and Joe Perry wrote the music earlier with an iteration of the lyrics with working title “Cheating Nights” including Marti doing temp vocals, as a version from the Avatar Studio sessions in New York was found on a DAT tape, possibly the same session where they wrote “When the Monkey Comes/Angel’s Eye”.

The song made it to the South Beach sessions with Glen Ballard. It is assumed that Tyler liked the demo Perry and Frederiksen prepared and added his version of lyrics and vocals to their previous demo. It is unclear if this demo features a drum machine or Steve Ferroni on drums.

In a 1997 interview with Mtv LatinoAmerica, Steven Tyler mentions the song as having an Indian flavor to its melody.

Indeed, the guitar work on the demo has a certain twang of Asian/Indian sound in places, as well as in some vocal harmonies.

The song starts with an interesting guitar sound as a sort of intro. It’s a palm muted guitar with a flanger/wawa effect in a stereo pan going left to right. The riff is catchy, Tyler delivers his vocals on the verse with great rhythm. A pre-chorus follows with vocal harmonies that make ti the highlight of the song. The chorus, perhaps, is a bit anticlimactic as at times sound similar to the verses, it’s not the strongest part of the song. A good Perry solo jumps in, better than expected, yet it’s very repetitive. A fade out jam closes the song after the chorus is repeated one more time.

Lyrics are ok, featuring playful sexual references, classic Tyler. The title itself could have been a reason for the song being omitted from the album, with Tyler basically proclaiming his extreme enjoyment of anal sex, even in a more explicit meaner than ‘Fever’ – “I’d rather be O.D.in’ on the crack of her ass“. The phrase “where the sun never shines” is an euphemism for ass, anus or ass-hole.

A fan covered the song based in samples leaked, lyrics and independent research.

Where The Sun Never Shines
(Tyler, Perry, Frederiksen)

Harder than a ferns,
And whether it turns us,
Boba, joke it lies,

She dropped to the hill in a 70’s still,
The one world to the wide,

A little meditation,
A good vibration,
And you won’t know who you are,

She could be your lover,
And take you to another place beyond the stars…

And make you wanna come,
You dream about,
A shadow in the sun,
We’re all out here,
I ain’t no here to stay,
And I come up to see no light of day…

I go out of my mind,
Where the sun never shines,
Yeah, The pleasure is all mine,
Where the sun never shines,
I’m back up that line,
Where the sun never shines,
It’s the end of the line,
Where the sun never shines…

I love to love to love you,
I wouldn’t have it any other way,
And if you hate to tease me,
You’d love could seize me, and I’d make you OK,

Love was great, but I couldn’t relate,
Until the Saturday love with the night,
Its delapor, its has no way of rocking out all night…

And make you wanna come,
Your dream above,
A shadow in the sun,
We’re all out here,
I ain’t no here to stay,
And nothing will be getting in our way…

I go out of my mind,
Where the sun never shines,
Yeah, the pleasure is all mine,
Where the sun never shines,
I’m back up that line,
Where the sun never shines,
It’s the end of the line,
Where the sun never shines…

Chords:
Verses: E
Pre-chorus:
B – A – G – A (x3)
B – A – B
Chorus:
E – G – A – G


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