"The Sun on His Back" as written by Tracyanne Campbell, Kenneth John Mckeeve, John Henderson, Lindsay Boyd, Gavin James Mcgregor Dunbar and Lee Alexander Thomson....
He's got the sun on his back
Where there are freckles I would die for
Is he a family man?
If I had the chance I would show him all I am

I like the sound of his voice
I did me very best to impress him
Always my first choice
And I'm not ashamed to admit I've been uncool
I've looked a fool

Do you feel lucky tonight (go out it's alright)
Do you feel lucky tonight (go out it's alright)
And I will wear a badge to show my delight

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"The Sun on His Back" as written by John Henderson Gavin James Mcgregor Dunbar

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    General CommentI love this song. So much.
    I kind of wish they'd make a newer version of it because their style's changed since then... not that I don't like this version, I just really enjoy the echo-y, dreamy sound Camera Obscura has on the new albums and would like to hear this song done sort of like that.

    I think its about how when you like someone, but you don't really know about them and you've kind of fallen in love with the person you've made them out to be. And then in the end they're everything you though they were.

    Maybe. I don't know. Its just my interpretation.
    lolliduston April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this a song about a fan/groupie of a much older musician, probably of an indie band (hence 'the badge' the narrator of the song would wear - a typical item of indie culture)

    The song is sweet and optimistic/melancholic at the same time, and the feelings of the narrator are so innocent. Great song.
    this-is-a-lowon September 27, 2017   Link

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