"Sunshine" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard David Hughes and James Keith Warnock Sanger....
I hold you in my hands
A little animal
And only some dumb idiot
Would let you go
But if I'm one thing
Then that's the one thing
I should know
Can anybody find their home
Out of everyone
Can anybody find their home

I hold you in cupped hands
And shield you from a storm
Where only some dumb idiot
Would let you go

But if I'm one thing
Then that's the one thing
I should know
Can anybody find their home

Out of everyone
Can anybody find their home
Lost in the sun
Can anybody find their home
Come on, come on, come on
Can anybody find their home

Oh oh-oh-oh-oh
Can anybody find their home
Out of everyone
Can anybody find their home
Lost in the sun
Can anybody find their home
Come on, come on, come on
Can anybody find their home

Oooooh
Can anybody find their home


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"Sunshine" as written by Andreas Schuller Charlie Puth

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a relationship im in at the moment, ive been hurt in relationships a lot in the past, and one of my best firneds (a boy) andy, helped me through a really rough time after a particularly rough end with an aggressive guy, and ever since we have been inseparable, he has his crazy moments but at times he says the same thing as this song, how he'l protect me from the storms and that the other guys must have been mad to leave me like that, so ye i think its about feeling protective over a girl to shield her from th past.
    vox pdon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEveryone's theories are interesting,but it surprised me that no one else had had the same thought as I did. When I heard "And only some dumb idiot/ Would let you go" and then "But if I'm one thing/ Then that's the one thing/ I should know" I took it to mean that yes, he's taking care of this thing or person, but he has to let them go - only an idiot would do it, but he's calling himself an idiot and realizing that he still has to go through with it. For me this song is about letting go of something you care dearly for and as such it's bittersweet. It's about losing and finding yourself and others, or losing and finding yourself through others.
    Silvertailstoraon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think perhaps he's saying that he's found this amazing person who "only some dumb idiot" would let go, but he's afraid he's going to be that idiot.

    "But if I'm one thing
    Then that's the one thing
    I should know"

    Seems to me to not necessarily mean he's PLANNING to let her go, but that perhaps he's stupidly let people he loved go in the past, and he's afraid of the same thing happening again.
    Raptor_Redon April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the prettiest songs ive ever heard

    obviously its about being lost
    FinchFeveron December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely adore this song
    inUTERO41on December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics of this song are among Keane's best....about finding a home in someone else out of all the people in the world...so beautiful...and also sad....
    michael-lon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite song by Keane so far... I only hope this song stays off the radio because of the way they overplay Somewhere Only We Know. I love the line:
    "lost in the sun / can anybody find a home"
    It says that it is still beautiful around him, even though he is lost and questioning if there is a place for anyone, not just himself. Whether you are listening to this song for the music, vocals, or lyrics it is beautiful.
    polarbears?on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me ,,home is still the best place to share my life is,,
    ichamuon July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song could be taken many ways, but I think an interesting way to look at it is that in it he is speaking to our "home" Earth. "I hold you in my hands/A little animal/And only some dumb idiot/Would let you go" He seems to be talking about how we need to take care of our planet because it's the only thing we've got now for a looong time.
    "Out of everyone can anybody find their home" Here he seems to be asking"Does anyone realize that we need to take care of our home Earth?" It's quite a good song and it could be about love or anything really, but this is just one way you could look at it....
    DeJaVu4Uon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is their best song so far. I love it! His voice is heavenly. Celetial(?).
    I think this song is about living things.
    "I hold you in my hands, A little animal
    And only some dumb idiot Would let you go
    BUT if I'm one thing, Then that's the one THING"
    This part I think they meant "But if I'm a living thing, than the animals have rights to live, too."
    I don't know. See, this is what makes their songs so powerful, you can never know what they really meant when they were writing their songs. Honestly I think Keane is way better than Coldplay. Oh I just love them so much...
    poobah1130on January 09, 2006   Link

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