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Wake of the flood, laughing water, forty-nine,
Get out the pans, dont just stand there dreamin
Get out of the way, get out of the way,

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

Line up a long shot maybe try it two times, maybe more,
Good to know you got shoes to wear when you find the floor,
Why hold out for more?

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

Askin you nice, now, keep the mother rollin
One more time, been down before,
You just dont have to go no more, no more.

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 7:05 am
    "... Good to know you got shoes to wear when you find the floor,
    Why hold out for more? Here comes sunshine! "

    I think that says it all, enjoy the simple things in life and in that simplicity you can find true happiness. Beauty and laughter await you, just around the corner... And sunshine!
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    It's about the Vanport flood of 1948. It was a planned community near Portland, Oregon, built as temporary housing for Kaiser Shipyard workers in WW2. Many of the workers brought in had been poor, many were black - it became an integration experiment. When the war ended, they were expected to go back where they came from, but a lot of them stayed and made Oregon their permanent home. Then the Columbia River rose and flooded their low-lying, inadequately-diked community. Their homes were destroyed, but there was no reason to despair - they were still in a better place than they once had been: "...been down before,
    You just dont have to go no more".

    In spite of the disaster, the future was bright.
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    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    I think this is about the years after the gold rush of california. Specifically 1849 and the wake of the flood(of people) cuz 1849 was a year too late to get in on the serious action and the song talks about a (gold) pan and seems a song analog referencing travails and hardship

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