"Steal My Sunshine" as written by Marc Francis Costanzo and Eugenio Jr Sanchez....
I was lying on the grass on Sunday morning of last week
Indulging in my self defeat
My mind was thugged all laced and bugged all twisted wrong and beat
A comfortable three feet deep
Now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week
Impaired my tribal lunar speak
And of course you can't become if you only say what you would have done
So I missed a million miles of fun

I know it's up for me
If you steal my sunshine
Making sure I'm not in too deep
If you steal my sunshine
Keeping versed and on my feet
If you steal my sunshine

Check, come here come here, come here
Wow, look at her
I know
I've never seen Sharon look so bad before
I did once before, but this is pretty bad
Yeah, what do you think she got up to last night?
Ha ha ha
Tell, I, Karen I love you

I was lying on the bench slide in the park across the street
L-a-t-e-are that week
My sticky paws were in to making straws out of big fat slurpy treats
An incredible eight foot heap
Now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tare in a staring under heat
Involved an under usual feet
And I'm not only among but I invite who I want to come
So I missed a million miles of fun

I know it's up for me
If you steal my sunshine
Making sure I'm not in too deep
If you steal my sunshine
Keeping versed and on my feet
If you steal my sunshine

I know it's done for me
If you steal my sunshine
Not some and hard to see
If you steal my sunshine
Keeping dumb and built to beat
If you steal my sunshine

My sunshine
If you steal my sunshine

My sunshine
If you steal my sunshine

My sunshine
If you steal my sunshine

My sunshine
If you steal my sunshine

My sunshine
If you steal my sunshine


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"Steal My Sunshine" as written by Marc Francis Costanzo Gregg Diamond

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  • +4
    General Comment"tribal lunar-speak" is the key to the lyrics of the song. The female singer is referring to the "tribe" women belong to. Women's "cycles" are entrained on a 28 day rhythm. During the month 400-600 million little critters may enter "paradise" or Hell (=Her) and that may happen several times during a typical cycle from several different donors. At the end of 28 days, the cycle begins again. Males have their "sunshine" stolen. Only males produce gametes owing to the Y having "hijacked" the sex determining chromosome 300 mya. Proof of that interpretation? Near the end of the video a pregnant woman is shown baring her belly. Biology is key to understanding relations between men and women as portrayed in music video but mythology is no less important. "Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel is a good example where biology is important, however, the hammer is a mythological reference as is the symbol for Tao. The video opens to a bunch of sperm swimming next to and attempting to fertilize an egg.
    disintreon June 07, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYou folks have dirty minds!

    It's a song about being depressed/upset....and someone making you more depressed.

    "Stealing my sunshine" means taking away the happiness.
    sakeboxon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI believe it is a disquisition on Canadian identity.
    cioranon November 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell that doesn't explain all of it, even if they are on drugs. What's with all the speaking parts in between that aren't written here? I think she's pregnant, and they're being total jackasses about it and just laughing.
    ClioMouseon April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsunshine=virginity... she was contemplating whether to give it up and the speaking parts are of her love interest's friends who are wondering if "karen" and her love interest commited this act *my opinion* the verses are of what events took place and how the singers felt afterwards
    Jaymeeon July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm, did anyone ever think that maybe this song is about being unhappy because of someone else? 'Cause if you listen really really closely in the beginning of the song, you'll hear them saying things like "I wonder why him/her is so down." Some songs don't have double meanings, but hell, let's be like everyone else and think that every song is about sex and drugs, shall we?
    BicepNuton December 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the drug theory might be right, except I think they might have just been smoking crack when they "wrote" it. I suspect this is just the way one talks after a 2 week crack bender and/or if one is from Canada.
    jamezsaveson January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHeres what i found.The song has special meaning to Marc in particular, as it was written about three years ago when he and his sister (who are incredibly close) were going through a rough patch.
    ajzahiron December 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Shar and I had this killer fight, and she totally wasn't speaking to me," Costanzo explained. "I didn't know what to say to her to fix things, and I was completely bummed, so I just went home and wrote that song. It's about me trying to tell her how much I need her around — she's my sunshine," he said.chartattack.com/damn/1999/…
    ajzahiron December 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalright i wan't to clear something up her name is sharon not karen
    alsk8er14on April 03, 2006   Link

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