"Song for Sunshine" as written by and Martin/murdoch/cooke/geddes/jackson/kildea/colburn....
Honey'd sweet apples, they're rotting away
Millions of people never start in the race
There's stuff on out plates that has not been alive
Someone pays full price for my cheap flight life

Sunshine, we all see the same sky

I am a man filled with longing desire
The gifts of creation are ready for hire
A look and a label are all I require
Enough's not enough, I never ask why

Sunshine, we all see the same sky
Looking, learning, asking the same 'why?'?

Honey'd sweet apples, they're rotting away
Millions of people never start in the race
There's stuff on out plates that has not been alive
Someone else pays the real price of my cheap flight life

Wheel of fortune spins,
But the wheels on fire come crashing on you
Honey'd sweet apples, they're rotting away

Sunshine, we all see the same sky
Looking, learning, asking the same 'why?'
Sunshine, we all see the same sky


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"Song for Sunshine" as written by Christopher Geddes Bob Kildea

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    General CommentI don't see any optimism in this song at all, except in the "Sunshine..." parts. It seems to me that those are sarcastic, especially considering the high-pitched, dreamy voice in which they are sung. I mean, "honeyed sweet apples, they're rotting away"--seems to me pretty indicative of the real nature of the song.
    First verse says it all. The honeyed sweet apples line refers to the sweetness of nature, sunshine, and summer that is dying in the life in which we exist. The line about food on our plates that was never alive refers to the depleted nature of our lifestyles, more literally, the fact that the stuff we eat is manufactured, processed junk. Unnatural.
    The next verse is basically a representation of the kind of people who are alive today. Materialistic, ignorant.
    It seems to me, as I said before, that this song is about the depleted and ever-depleting nature of our lives. The chorus (Sunshine, we all see the same sky, asking the same questions) refers to the fact that we should all be able to get along and live peacefully and nicely, because we are all humans and share qualities that should allow this. This is sort of a plea, versus the overall cynical message of the song.
    words&trickson October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome Song! Makes me looking forward to the summer! The lyrics are also pretty smart. Is it about the meaning of life or something?
    This whole "why are we here", "why am I alive" thing... Pretty interesting to think about! Thanks guys for singing about it!
    Audiumon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to say this is the best thing I've heard 2006 produce.
    Makes me excited for all the wonderful things this year is going to unfold.

    I take the "Sunshine, we all see the same sky.."
    line as perhaps everyone is looking upond the same sky, and even when it's raining in your town, its sunny and warm elsewhere.
    Just a thought.
    This Charming Manon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis really sounds like an XTC song. (it isn't of course so don't get the wrong idea.) But maybe it's just me.
    pumkinhedon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, i agree with The Charming Man, it's about optimism. the sun will come again

    even if "Wheel of fortune spins, / But the wheels on fire come crashing on you," tomorrow is another day
    moreproductiveon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this song is just brutally unlistenable - I think it is just terrible
    Music sounds like bad AM radio of the 70's and the lyrics are cliched and silly
    Just a bad somng
    mohoon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this song is just brutally unlistenable - I think it is just terrible
    Music sounds like bad AM radio of the 70's and the lyrics are cliched and silly
    Just a bad somng
    mohoon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol moho you're also the only one who dp'd.

    i think that's the beauty of the song. the whole 70's soul-funky sound going on. i love it.

    as far as lyrics go, i think it's that whether if you are poor or rich, it's the same.

    first verse, probably about the wastes of society.

    the "wheel of a fortune" bridge part.
    sounds like something coming back to bite you back in the ass. like you do something to make things better, but it turns out worse.

    love the keyboard and the backup vocals in this one. stevie's sweet.
    cosmicjiveon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has quite a cheesy 70's groove to it, and an equally cheesy "modern life is rubbish / why can't we get along" message.

    And yet... I like it anyway! Go figure. I'd say it's the weakest song on a stunningly fantastic album.
    CopaceticOpuson November 16, 2007   Link

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