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You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When the skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
So please don't take
My sunshine
Away


The other night dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke dear
I was mistaken
And I held
My head
And cried

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When the skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take
My sunshine
Away

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When the skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take
My sunshine
Away

Please don't take my sunshine away x5



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    Caitlin GeorgeJan 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    I used to have a stuffed animal that had a music box inside and it sand this song. I love it!
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 1:36 am
    It's about someone being your world. The reason why they wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night and their reason to be happy about life. It doesn't matter what the circumstance, that person makes them happy. I think it's also about them leaving, whether it's a break up or a death or just one of life's curve balls, they're gone, and it's a terrible feeling. My boyfriend used to sing this to me and he passed away and, like the woman who lost her son, it makes me cry every time i hear it. It's so terribly sad to lose someone who means so much.
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2014 at 6:48 pm
    This song is saying that no matter what anyone else says there is that one person who is our muse and even if the person moves away or passes away there is nothing can change that feeling inside you when you think about that person. When you are in a relationship you feel happy, but when something damages that relationship like a death, the word love does not mean the same anymore. It is a whole different level. At the end of the music video the one that got away they play that song. Keep your love close to your heart because you never know when they will walk out of your life.
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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    There is definitely more to this sone than what is displayed here. It can have 2 meanings. 1st meaning: a death of a loved one who was cherished beyond all means. A love that you will never, never replace .. I.e. Death of a parent, death of a loving spouse, sibling, etc ... Like romeo and juliet. I don't know why it is a baby's song! 2nd .. A lover who has lost his one and only soul mate or true love to another. He/she is totally depressed and yearns for his lover and is begging the other person who took his one and only love away from him not to take his sunshine away. Definitely not a kid's song.
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    UnregisteredAug 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm
    Its meaning to me is that i was the sunshine of my mom's life.
    We sang from my earliest memory, about 3-4. Almost 60 years ago.
    When i say "am i still your sunshine "? She will always melt and say yes. During my teen years i used this most.

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