The night before writing this I went to a music business discussion panel and one of the panelists mentioned songs about sunshine. I couldn’t stop the thought all night or day…I listened to Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles and Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves plus a few other sunshine songs, so as is typically true with creativity – what was on my mind came through in this song.
I really studied the lyrics to Can’t Stop the Feeling, Good Day Sunshine and Walking on Sunshine for this song before I started. The funny thing about the Beatles and Katrina and the Waves is that their songs both use “I” (“I used to…I never”). So that played a huge impact on my lyrics. “I never thought that life could be so good”.
I had a few other lyrics in the chorus, but I couldn’t fit them in with my main idea (“feeling the sunshine”) without it sounding to cliche. The suspended note on sunshine is absolutely a tribute to the Beatles (in case you were wondering ;))
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