I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure
And I just cant wait till the day when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
Cuz I just wait till you write me your coming around

I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine
And don't it feel good

Hey , alright now
and don't it feel good

I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that its true
And I don't want to spend all my life , just in waiting for you
Now I don't want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day , no no no
I said baby I just want you back and I want you to stay

I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine
And don't it feel good

Hey , alright now
And don't it feel good
And don't it feel good

Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine

I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real

I'm on sunshine baby yeah
I'm on sunshine baby oh

I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine
I'm walking on sunshine

And don't it feel good
I'll say it again now
And don't it feel good



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"Walking on Sunshine" as written by Kimberley Rew

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  • +2
    General Comment:In my opinion this is the saddest song ever written. Notice how Katrina is alone in the video.

    "I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure"
    She doubted this man's love in the past, but now has let go of doubt.
    "And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door.
    Now everytime I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
    cause I just can't wait till you write me you're comin' around"
    She is anticipating someone who she has little or no regular contact with, relying on the moments when he randomly shows up.

    "I'm walking on sunshine"
    As far as I can tell this phrase has never been used in the english language before Katrina and the Waves, and it's meaning is not clear. After all "sunshine" cannot actually be walked on in reality. It is like saying "swimming on soundwaves" or "crawling on odor." Walking on sunshine is thus a very obscure metaphor, which is open to interpretation. I will note that there is a distinct minor chord struck at the beginning of the chorus, but musically uninclined people have trouble hearing it.

    "I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true"
    Reinforcing her stance that this man loves him, she is clearly seeking validation.
    "And I don't wanna spend my whole life just a waitin' for you.
    Now don't want you back for the weekend, not back for a day (na no no)
    I said baby I just want you back and I want you to stay."
    This final part of the verse sounds hopelessly desperate. After claiming she knows this man loves her, she reveals that he only visits for a weekend or a day on occasion, so what is she basing her belief on?

    "Walking on sunshine" beautifully illustrates the bitter sadness of living in denial.
    navolgeron November 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This girl used to be unsure about her relationship, but now she knows the he loves her, so she is really excited to see him and she says "I want you back and I want you to stay". It is just like the song's title, she is really happy and giddy.
    sunnyday254on April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is about Katrina's heroin addiction after coming out of re-hab.

    The first verse is about her next fix being delivered by her dealer or arriving in the mail.
    Eventually she accepts her addiction and embraces it.

    It's no wonder she eventually went completely off the rails, pennyless and working the streets 18 months after this single was released.

    To this day she still lives in a New York mental institution.

    The waves continue to play local gigs in Pittsburgh with the bassist now a shell of a man after being ravaged by syphilis.
    DarkenRahlon October 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:always loved the song, but always think of futurama, when frys dog from the pizza store is found and the dog barks the tune, and when fry "dies" in leela's dream and its played on bagpipes "hes walking on sunshine now"
    ndonald21on January 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song!
    sunnyday254on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song! No matter how I am feeling, this is the kind of song that you can just get up and dance to in front of your mirror. It always brightens up my day!
    renzo131on April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:is this a ska band? i've got this song burned on a mix cd, but it's a guy singing...some one help me out here...
    bonita_sparkitaon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:katrina and the waves arent really ska, i think they just use trumpets cos they're kinda old if u c wot i mean!
    there's other versions of the song that are proper ska,so that's probably just wot uv got!
    punkrockgirlon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:hahaha remember that "love shine a light in every corner of the woorrllddd let the love light carryyy let the love light carry ..." etc hahah, ska..uhh no.
    thisGIRLon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeh i remember that-so like i said, they aren't ska!
    punkrockgirlon May 12, 2002   Link

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