I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No.

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh.

Wish that you could, but you ain't gonna own me.
Do anything you can to control me.
Oh, no.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

There's a place that I go,

But nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

Take me away: A secret place.
To better days take me away.

Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.


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Pocket Full of Sunshine song meanings
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    General CommentWell to everyone who didn't know, sushine is a nickname for LSD.
    TUBlue8on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dont agree with it being about drugs
    i think its about wanting to escape somewhere from everyday life.
    But i can see why it would be seen as its about drugs. =]
    topshopon July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo just because 'sunshine' is street for drugs, that's what this song MUST be about, right? No one can EVER make a song about sunshine, guys. It will forever be about drugs.
    Please.
    And about it being a 'higher place'- so what? That can also mean more than just being high. Stop having such a narrow mind.
    Go look at the lyrics for Heaven's Not Enough. Same 'higher place' lyrics, but if you argue that one's about drugs, I'd have to say you're on them.

    And no, I'm not anti-drug or anti-songs-about-drugs. One of my absolute favorite bands is A Perfect Circle (namely their 13th Step Album, which WAS all about drugs), so don't start that argument.

    That said, I don't think it's about being in love with someone ELSE either- that would mean someone ELSE could hurt her- aka the person she is with.

    I think her love is from within, a love for and of herself. That's why NO ONE can touch her and NO ONE can break her. She is strong, and this song is a celebration of that fearless strength and control she has over her mind, body, and soul.

    Great song and I love it.
    AbsolvedOneon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentactually listening to it again it sounds simply like the pocketful of sunshine is the escape inside your mind that you forge when your stressed a sanctuary.
    phantom123on January 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    onelovexxon April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm actually listening to this song right now... it's really good! It's about her having hope inside her that will conquer anything...
    LyokoSplurgeon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. it's so sweet and motivating. I GOT A POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!
    Brittie08on April 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti lovvvve the beat to this song! obvious meaning. she has a pocket full of sunshine, duh!
    angjameson May 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst off. (I do not like how people just post about loving the song instead of what it means.)

    Next. This song is about pot. Interesting huh? Break down the lyrics. Some may like that, some may be pissed by it. I like this song but dislike the subliminal meaning.
    LancXeonon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo LancXeon,

    I dont think its a song about pot. I mean you can guess that by "pocket full of sunshine" and "take me away" but than again Strawberry Fields by the Beatles could be mistaken for getting high but really it's about a place John Lennon used to go as a kid.

    I think it means that no one can break you down because they aren't worth listening to but to listen to yourself and be happy being you "have a pocket full of sunshine" Just take yourself away from them. Like I had a friend who was bullied because she was smart but she wasn't the least bit sad about it because she knew she'd probably get a job as a doctor and the ppl bullying her would probably be janitors. That's what I think this song means thank you very much.
    Chocolat-yon June 23, 2008   Link

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