The Sound of Sunshine

So the story goes, barefoot singer Michael Franti, was in the hospital with a ruptured appendix.  He was near death’s door.  He eventually pulled through, but during this trial he managed to write several sweet songs, which later appeared on his CD “The Sound of Sunshine”.  We are all blessed to have the results of Michael’s ordeal captured in the sounds of deep, meaningful and ultimately upbeat and cheery tunes of this set of fantabulous songs.

Here’s the official video:

And here are the lyrics:

“The Sound Of Sunshine”

I wake up in the morning and it’s 6 a clock.
They say there may be rain but the sun is hot.
I wish I had some just to kill today,
And I wish I had a dime for every bill I had to pay.Some days you lose you win and the waters as high as the times your in.
So I jump back into where I learned to swim.
Try to keep my head above it as best I can.
That’s why;Here I am,
Just waiting on this storm to pass me by.
And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down
and that’s the sound of sunshine coming down…(Aye, aye, ayee hey…)I saw my friend Bobby he said “What’s up man?”
You gotta little work or a twenty to lend?
I opened up my hand
He said I’m glad to see, they can take away my job but not my friends you see.
And here I am just waiting for this storm to pass me by.

And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down
And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down

(Here we go)

I want to go where the sun will never end
With my guitar on the beach there with all my friend.
The sun so hot and the waves in motion and everything smells like suntan lotion, the ocean, and the girls so sweet
So kick of your shoes and relax your feet
They say that miracles are never ceasin’, and every single soul needs a little releasin’
the stereo bumpin’ till the sun goes down, and I only want to hear that sound

And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down
And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down

And now say
You’re the one I want to be with, when the sun goes down.
You’re the one I want to be with, when the sun goes down

Sing;
You’re the one I want to be with when the sun goes down.
You’re the one I want to be with when the sun goes

That’s the sound of sunshine coming down
And that’s the sound of sunshine coming down

(Aye, aye aye, Ha, aye aye)

I hope we all can maintain such an optimistic outlook on life!

Cheers,

Dimitri

PS – It rains SO much in my neck of the woods here on Northwest Turtle Island, that this song is a SIGN OF HOPE for future blue skies and SUN!

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Hi, I´m Dimitri. I have lived in Turtle Island for awhile now, so my cultural understanding is slowly improving. Also, I can see things in this place that boggle my mind. Thus this blog...
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