"Pocketful of Sunshine" as written by and John Shanks Danielle Brisebois....
I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

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

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

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

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

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

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

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

There's a place that I go,
That 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 (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding 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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"Pocketful of Sunshine" as written by John Shanks Danielle Brisebois

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  • +1
    General CommentVERY catchy and self-explanatory. I'm so glad she resung it for the Sims game -- I'll actually listen to some of the simlish music instead of my own.
    lrkrmo15on January 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell to everyone who didn't know, sushine is a nickname for LSD.
    TUBlue8on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOL I find it funny how some of you seem to think this song is about drugs. If it were about drugs, why would they play it on Radio Disney ALL the time?

    ...But then again, they couldn't play it on radio disney if it was about religion either, so I think it's about a girl who had a rough life and wasn't happy- but then something happens that suddenly makes her realize that she should be more happy, and then she decides to be happy and starts to believe finally that no one can bring her down. She wants to finally get away and escape from her sad life. Just look at these lines:

    A sweet escape: Take me away.

    Take me away to better days.



    Its about a girl whose sick of being sad and is finally doing something about it to make her happy.
    HeSaidSheSaidxon July 13, 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
  • +1
    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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    My InterpretationI think this song leaves alot of room for different interpretations. It just depends on what's going on or has gone on in your life or what your beliefs are etc as to how you relate to the lyrics. Personally, I lost my spouse to an illness and mourned for quite a while. Now I have found myself a new friend who is my pocket full of sunshine who takes me away from all the everyday crap and I'm going to be happy no matter what other people think of my new relationship. See, it just depends on what's going on in your life as to how you interpret it. Pretty talented writer who can compose a song with such varying interpretations!
    jmkd20on December 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    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 CommentBesides 'Soulmate', this is my fav. song from her! ahh i love it/ her
    PutThePastAwayon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AMAZING.
    mersixcoreon December 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery catchy! cant get it out of my head!!!!
    saeligon December 28, 2007   Link

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