Thanks for all the amazing times that we have seen you play this - always makes the crowd explode.
This amazing song reminds me of my amazing brother Tony William's. We love the Manics. We have travelled all over the country to see them. TONY-my main man and best friend. Memories of rocking at the front of the stage. Love you all so so much! BRING ON HALIFAX! Victoria and Tony xx
Queens Hall, Bradford, Thursday, March 26, 1992
Generation Terrorists was my first album. An emotional and informed rollercoaster. Ever since the Manics have provided melodic intensity and the ability to create music for all my moods. In both highs and lows I turn to a Manics album. I go to see the Manics every time they're in Scotland and I always leave like I've been in heaven. One of Britain's greatest bands. This is My Truth is my go to album. The soundtrack to my teenage development. Luckily I'm introspective and intelligent.
The best band in the Universe
Even now, 5 years since you passed, you still have my sun
At a time of turmoil, uncertainty and hurt, this track gave me something to sing and shout about, a way to express my emotions and cleanse my soul. Thank you for everything you have brought me and countless others.
When I discovered this album, I was 15 and I was hopelessly in love with a girl. I knew she didn't feel the same and that was all in vain. I was terribly upset and on the verge of depression. And the lyrics "You stole the sun from my heart" and the general tender and sad mood of the album were precisely reflecting my inside. And my truth is - I wish I could return to those times when everything was simpler, brighter and inspiring. Thank you Manics for all you are doing.
MY FRIEND IS MYSELF.
I live my life.my life i ONLY mine,And ONLY God can jugde me!
Difficult choice but to me this represents those times when people, the world around you, circumstances, work and life have been shit to you but the guitars in this represent fighting through the tough times. Strength, determination and power.
Remembering that I am worth more than a thief of my heart and life. I deserve better than someone who steals my light. Sometimes that person is myself, so this serves as a reminder that I deserve the sun.
She stole the sun from my heart. But I regained my purpose, my self-belief. Later on, Autumn Song and It’s Not War, Just The End Of Love helped with the healing process. Thanks guys.
Only every counts.
i got out of a really ugly relationship a few months ago. the day after it ended, he went off and shagged his ex - like anyone with an ounce of sensitivity, i was overwhelmingly upset. i spent about two weeks listening to you stole the sun from my heart blasted at full volume. it really helped me move on from that situation. turns out he got an sti from his ex
The Manics brought about something new, something I’d never seen a group do. Lines like: “I've got to stop smiling It gives the wrong impression I love you all the same” Undoubtedly had a prominent effect on me. I found that even though I don’t have handfuls of people to open up to just having this honest and true reflection of not being at your best and hiding from those surrounding you or being honest with yourself is something I can hold onto.
As a fan from the U.S. this was my first Manics album I bought upon release having been introduced to them by my sister who still lives in the U.K.An amazing album that still has its rightful place in my car CD player and an album I love from start to finish.
From a young teen in early 90's i was a manics fan. it was not 'cool', but it felt like a way out; that there was a world beyond where i lived. i felt a part of something 'else'. when TIMT came out it was a sad victory after all that happened - which mirrored my own experience with alcoholism/other illness.To remain standing, working, living, reinventing, while holding all the damage and trauma that had built up; to go on IS a victory, but with a cost. This song was bittersweet and perfect.
AS AN AMERICAN FAN, I DIDN'T DISCOVER THE MANICS UNTIL 1997. SO THIS IS MY TRUTH WAS THE FIRST ONE I BOUGHT THE DAY IT WAS RELEASED. I FOUND THE TRUTH AND IT WAS AND STILL IS GLORIOUS.
Love has no expectations only radiations. Undefined by poets only felt .to refine love is to be love itself. Love is life , radiate love not the tainted kind but the purest one.???
I remember hearing this song in art class at school and it just hit me in the right place. I didn't care much for school or the reprobates that I shared classes with so this song just resonated with that feeling.
I am unhappily married and fell in love with a work colleague. Had 1night with her and we want to be together. My kids keep me here . Sorry jo x
This music got me through when I didn't think I could get through. I spent a whole winter, anxious and alone, reading the Beats, listening to Manics, and wandering the city at night. The rhythms of the songs and the routine calmed my mind and when better things came, it turned out I was still around to experience them. Dancing to this song a couple of years later at my first Manics show was a moment of triumph and release.
Sometimes you get the best
I’ve just lost everything, my wife, my job, my home, all at once, all gone, and I can’t bring myself to tell anyone.
I had better stop smiling. It gives the wrong impression... don’t pretend to be something you’re not. Just be you x
When you get stupendously let down by the one person who promised you they never would.
T in the Park 1999. 14 years old. 2nd time seeing the band live. Now seen them 25 times.
‘I have, I gotta stop smiling It gives the wrong impression and I I love you all the same’ This lyric evokes an image of Nicky’s wide smile whilst on stage surrendering to the love of rock & roll, despite the pain & anguish it caused. Watching MSP at Glastonbury in ‘99 , my memory is being lifted by the crowd, breathless during the chorus that was both an exhilarating and life affirming moment. New Year’s Eve ‘99 with MSP was the perfect way to say goodbye for to the 20th Century!
Rejected and told I was disgusting and unlovable by My Mam, I’m felt ashamed and broken, the Manics gave my despair and melancholy beautiful, visceral words. Comfort in my working class armour, safety in my unlovable humiliation. Warmth and justification in my tears. Without the manics I would be nothing, I’m 49, still broken, but...
I was 18....and I previously saw the manics at knebworth 96 supporting oasis which totally changed my life....Kettering arena was a bit special because it was the first time I could be myself wearing guy liner and glitter and not being judged for the way I look or what I listened to....you stole the sun was a turning point ....
The title is one that everybody can relate to, we all got someone that stole the sun from our hearts. I have got to stop smiling, it gives the wrong impression is another line that sums up every day for the normal man.
The second song played (after Everything Must Go) at the first Manics gig I attended- at Glasgow's SECC on 12/12/1998. I was 16 at the time, the Manics were everything to me at the time, and the gig completely blew my young mind. I knew that night that I would be a Manics fan for the rest of my life.
When I was studying English at uni my thesis was a very difficult thing for me. After having been stuck for a while, I decided to totally change my topic. I suggested to my tutor that I wanted to write about RS Thomas. He thought it was a great idea. Had it not been for the Manics and this album, I probably would never have heard of him. I even wrote a chapter about his influence on popular culture, which of course also includes this album. To this day I am still grateful for the inspiration!
When I was in the junior high school, I often slept over at my best friend's house. At his room there were many cassettes collection, including TIMTTMY, at that time he introduced me to MSP, "stole the sun" was my fav one, after two hits opening song, then it came, I always rewind the tape to repeat it, and my best friend mad at me, because it affected so bad to his beloved tape-deck. At the end of the song, he told the story behind it, it was from Nicky to Richey; wrote beutifully.
My son was 3. The whole album reflected my childhood and my drive to make sure he had a better one than I did. "You Stole The Sun .." epitomised my feelings - the need not to be my mother (incuding her weight), my bond with my son - the only person I've allowed myself to be close to, the fear of failing as a parent, the fear of history repeating, the joy of my child.
In 1997 I was a manics fan and was penpalling with my now husband (me is Australia him in the uk) in 1998 I moved back to the uk this album is the 1st album we shared together from scratch and it was the first concert we saw together 21 years later and 15 yrs of marriage we celebrated our milestone with the “resistance is futile “ tour if it wasn’t Martin smith who put me in contact with my husband our lives would of been very different xxxx
When I was in the junior high school, I often slept over at my best friend's house. At his room there was many cassettes collection, including TIMTTMY, at that time he introduced me to MSP, "stole the sun" was my fav one. After 2 hits opening song, then it came, I always rewind the tape to repeat it, and my best friend mad at me, because it affected so bad to his beloved tape-deck. At the end of the song, he told the story behind this song: it's from Nicky to Richey, wrote beautifully.
When I was in the junior high school, I always slept over at my best friend's house. At his room there was TIMTTMY cassette, at that time he introduced me to MSP, "stole the sun" is my favourite one. After 2 hits opening songs then it came in I always rewind the tape to repeat it, and my best friend mad at me, because it affected so bad to his beloved tape-deck. At the end of the song, he told the stories behind this song: it's from Nicky to Richey, wrote beautifully.
In Brazil during the 90s, the only way you could have access to good foreign music was via alternative radios or MTV. However, the Manics were never a high rotation band in the charts here, unfortunately. Then once, a friend of mine lent me This Is My Truth... and I instantly fell in love with "You Stole The Sun...". The Manics have been my favorite band ever since, and last year I finally fulfilled the dream of seeing them live - 20 years later. Now I have no dreams left.
I was 12 going on 13 when this came out. Manics were one of my first bands i fell in love with. Everything must go is still my favourite of theirs. When this came out it was much more chilled and relaxed than previous albums. It took me a while but constant repeats have made it a gorgeous listen. My little empire is an underrated gem. 20 odd years later and im still listening to them religiously. So much so they were my most listened band on Spotify this year! F*cken love you Manic b*stards!
I love you all the same