Saturday, May 21, 2016

Singalong! Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin

Here's another sweet one from the late 90s! I never had any idea what this song meant, but I loved the tune and was intrigued by a song by someone named Shawn who was a lady about someone named Sunny who was also given female pronouns. I still can't really tell what it's about except a gal named Sunny who comes home and is perhaps on a mission of vengeance? I think it may be a bit more symbolic than that...  Still fun to sing along to, though!


SUNNY CAME HOME
by Shawn Colvin

Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission

She says "Days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"

Sunny came home with a list of names
She didn't believe in transcendence
And it's time for a few small repairs, she said
Sunny came home with a vengeance

She says "Days go by, I don't know why
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"

Get the kids and bring a sweater
Dry is good and wind is better
Count the years, you always knew it
Strike a match, go on and do it

Oh, days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Oh, light the sky and hold on tight
The world is burning down
She's out there on her own, and she's all right
Sunny came home

Sunny came home
Came home
Home

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