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Frank Turner – You Are My Sunshine lyrics

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

The other night, dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you, in my arms
When I awoke, dear I was mistaken
And I hung my head, and cry

I'll always love you, and make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me, to love another
You'll regret it all someday

You told me once dear, you really loved me
And no-one else could come between
And now you've left me, to love another
You have shattered all my dreams

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

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  • u
    This isn't some form of a biblical tune. This is about that thing we call love. Someone being basically being your source of life, brightness, and happiness, your sun. Why would we ever want our sunshine to leave? We'd die, or basically end up preferring death to the monotony and sadness that will come with the absence of our sun. Without them, there is no will to go on, no hope for any type of future. However, if our sun leaves us to complete and enlighten the life of another person, it is almost fact that no one will ever appreciate them as much as they did and no one will ever value that sun as much as they did and no one will receive them as amazingly as they did. "You are my sunshine." The world that we live in and the things that surround us can be utterly saddening and a very ugly place, but with our sunshine, we're all good, we're happy. Such a beautiful meaning contained a simple metaphor.
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  • u
    "You Are My Sunshine' is a love song that involves heart break and miscommunication.
    To me it tells me a story about 2 friends who are head over heels in love. But that both of them will not know and cannot see that the feelings between the two are mutual. But only because they believe that they are not and never will be good enough for each other and are only with their friendship.
    The only thing that those 2 friends think about is their love for each other. And how it fulfills them, how it takes up every little light in their heart and soul but is worth everything, however one of them has someone else now. They moved on and it has left the other person in pieces. Like broken glass on the floor. It hurts to see them happy without theirselves with them. And that other persons new partner doesn't like them hanging around so they get pulled apart even more making them feel like a consolation prize or second best.
    They beg their friends partner not to take their friend away any further because those friends are each other's sunshine and they won't ever be able to live without them.
    To me this song tells me a cruel story where two friends attempted to give each other their hearts and one being forgotten and one being full of an empty promised love.
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