"Soak Up The Sun" as written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott....
My friend the communist
Holds meetings in his RV
I can't afford his gas
So I'm stuck here watching tv

I don't have digital
I don't have diddly squat
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up, I'm gonna tell 'em that
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna soak up the sun

I've got a crummy job
It don't pay near enough
To buy the things it takes
To win me some of your love

Every time I turn around
I'm looking up, you're looking down
Maybe something's wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do

I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up, I'm gonna tell 'em that
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

I'm gonna soak up the sun
While it's still free
I'm gonna soak up the sun
Before it goes out on me

Don't have no master suite
But I'm still the king of me
You have a fancy ride, but baby
I'm the one who has the key

Every time I turn around
I'm looking up, you're looking down
Maybe something's wrong with you
That makes you act the way you do
Maybe I am crazy too

I'm gonna soak up the sun
I'm gonna tell everyone
To lighten up, I'm gonna tell 'em that
I've got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I'm looking up

I'm gonna soak up the sun
Got my 45 on
So I can rock on


Lyrics submitted by starla500

"Soak Up the Sun" as written by Jeff Trott Sheryl Crow

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Reservoir One Music, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

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  • +2
    General CommentI dont get how some of you guys can say this song is pointless. the song means to be happy with the things you have, the song is something that is free and so take what you can get. shes not complainin bout what she doesn't have, shes sayin that shes going to have fun and live good with the things she has. like when she says "its not having what you want, its wanting what you got". people should make the best of the things they have even if you dont got a whole lot. and when shes says shes going to tell everyone to lighten up, it completely makes sence that people make things so much worse than they have to be. there are some bad situations that you cant make better i understand that. but if ya just do what you can instead of complainin bout what you cant, then that will make alot of people happier.
    Brandon22on December 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsomewhere in this song, i've heard her say:
    "I'm gonna soak up the sun, while it's still free."

    no shit. pretty soon, someone will figure out how to charge people for sunlight.

    nice to see Sheryl Crow happy for a change. i haven't liked any of her work since "Tuesday Night Music Club"!
    roger wilcoon May 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment;) :) :( :* :D :p
    daddysgirlon May 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti believe this song has a very optimistic tone to it...like, it doesn't matter what material possessions you have, all that matters is if you enjoy your life. and when things go wrong, sometimes you just have to take time to turn your face to the sun and enjoy the warmth, and not worry about your problems. i think there's also a little story in this song, like how the singer has a guy that she wants to make love her, but he's such a pessimist he focuses on the raw, sad things in life instead of "looking up". and he focuses a lot on material things- "To buy the things it'd take
    To win me some of your love"
    go sheryl
    XtremeDoGloveRon June 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really think its about this person thats dating a really materialistic loser... and she's like "chillax" enjoy the free things in life... maybee it doesnt seem as great of living the life of the rich and famous... but hey I'm happy with what I have
    dont know if that's far fetched but its how i see the song
    tutupron March 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so pointless that its hilarious!!! I love the chorus!
    smile_lots22on April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentasyik nih lagunya...
    gwa dengerin pas jam 2.09 WIB
    KEWL...
    kornicleon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat? I don't get it! I can't understand what you wrote! Translation please!! Thanx!LOL!
    smile_lots22on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is seriously messed up. it makes no sense. i think she was high when she wrote it. whoa. but atleast it sounds good!

    ;)
    daddysgirlon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkornicle was saying in indonesian that the song is good.. which is VERY VERY TRUE! love her! and her songs! my friend says that it's just another chick song... but hey... i am one! :P
    obscuraon May 18, 2002   Link

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