"Surprise, Surprise" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
Well surprise, surprise, surprise
Yeah surprise, surprise, surprise
Well surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down

Well surprise, surprise, surprise
Yeah surprise, surprise, surprise
Well surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down

Well today is your birthday
We've traveled so far we two
So let's blow out the candles on your cake
And we'll raise a glass or two
And when the sun comes out tomorrow
It'll be the start of a brand new day
And all that you have wished for I know will come your way

Well surprise, surprise, surprise
Yeah surprise, surprise, surprise
Well surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down

In the hollow of the evening, as you lay your head to rest
May the evening stars scatter a shining crown upon your breast
In the darkness of the morning, as the sky struggles to light
May the rising sun caress and bless your soul throughout your life

Well surprise, surprise, surprise
Yeah surprise, surprise, surprise
Well surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down

Well surprise, surprise, surprise
Yeah surprise, surprise, surprise
Well surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down (let your love shine down)
Let your love shine down (let your love shine down)
Let your love shine down

Surprise, surprise, come on open your eyes
And let your love shine down


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"Surprise, Surprise" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentSays the word "Surprise" 15 times in the first 45 seconds. Happy song, but talk about repetitive, the lyrics are wayyyy too corny for the boss. "Come open your eyes, and let your love shine down" Come on, Bruce, you are better than that. BUT this is #6 on my list because it’s so damn catchy. I find myself singing along with it. It hooks you in, as corny as it may be. It’s a pop song so what else can you expect. I would rather hear this song than Happy Birthday on my special day. This is my favorite birthday song ever.
    gjack2211on September 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually took this song to be about Death. Life ends ("Kingdom of Days", the preceding song, struck me as being about old age, so this one is a natural followup). The central character of the song has died, but "surprise" ... life isn't over. I believe the "birthday" mentioned in the lyrics is actually the entry into heaven.
    manewlandon December 14, 2009   Link

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