I woke up in the mornin' and I rung the bell,
It's a long way across the wishing well.
Throw my pennies in one by one.
They come up shining like it's just begun.
They come up wishin' on the light of the sun.
They come up knowin' that I got no gun.
Well, I'd fire off a round if I had it in me.
But I know someday'll be a sunshine memory...

Walkin' around in a kindergarten haze.
Oh my, what a happy game.
Tell 'um that you love 'um 'till the end of your days.
Tell 'um that you need 'um in a bad way.
Oh how happy is the look on your face,
When you know somebody and you want 'um to stay.
Memory is an old highway.
If you drive too long you might loose your way.

Sunshine.
Never had it so good, in my childhood.
Bright Sunday mornin'.


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Symphony 9 & The Sunshine song meanings
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    General CommentThis is so pretty! I'm surprised no one else has been here & commented yet, since it was on that radio show earlier today.

    "Memory is an old highway.
    If you drive too long you might loose your way."

    What could be more perfect to think about right now, right?
    pinkthingon August 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is gorgeous, just like everything Emily Wells creates.

    I would say that this songs mere position on the CD is part of its meaning.
    It is positioned number 9. Most people who listen to her CD will probably think the "peak" (most intense part; the climax) of the album is Symphony 6, but I would say they are incorrect. The peak to me is number 8, when she peaks the album to its finale. Life or death. Existense or not. She infers that all you have is your life, and you have to give it more than one chance.

    Then comes this song, Symphony 9. The afterglow after the intensity of glimpsing the end.

    "I'd fire off a round if I had it in me;
    but I know someday'll be a sunshine memory"

    She speaks of life and love. Childhood and present. Future and unknowing. Memories forgotten. Memories remembered.

    A gorgeous piece.
    Mad Hatteron October 18, 2009   Link

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