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Bill Withers – Ain't No Sunshine lyrics

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long anytime she goes away.

Wonder this time where she's gone,
Wonder if she's gone to stay
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And this house just ain't no home anytime she goes away.

And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know

Hey, I ought to leave the young thing alone,
But ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone, only darkness everyday.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone,
And this house just ain't no home anytime she goes away.

Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.
Anytime she goes away.



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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 1:56 am
    The persons sun wont shine if a person smiles, or if they smile, or if everyone smiles. It's the heart that needs to smile. If you just smile knowing really you are not happy inside. Even seeing that perfect someone smile. And they aren't really happy. Or you. You aint got no sunshine. That is fake my friend. Showing you are happy, secreting you're in the dark. No sunshine. The only way out is to pull yourself out. And until then you can't smile openly and feel free. It's like taking candy from a baby and expecting them to smile. Same goes for people who are crazy in love.
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    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 12:13 am
    Well ain't no sun shine means to me like mrs. Max lill harper said it was a song made for there grandmother and I would like to redo it some how by my remberence of max/lill/harper thank you very much mr. Withres I hope you are well and your sister is to I would love to see her I have bhine in the hosp for 9months with respatory faluire on a vent with a trac in my neck but for the grace of god I made it off the vent got the trac out and ready to sing about it if you please see it in your way to let me do this I will make you proud thank you james h deloatch sr 185rt210stoney point ny 10980 thankyou.
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Withers was inspired to write this song after watching the 1962 movie days of wine and roses. The characters played by lee remick and jack lemmon, "they were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong. It's like going back for seconds on rat poison. Sometimes you miss things that weren't particularly good for you.
    For the song's third verse, withers had intended to write more lyrics instead of repeating the phrase "i know" over and over again, but then followed the advice of the other musicians to leave it that way so he just left it. Jer.

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