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December 11, 2011

Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine (1971)

After having dropped out of Ohio University, this artist was in a string of bands with his friend and guitarist Joe Dolce across New England in the late ‘60s. He played in Headstone Circus, St. James Doorknob, and the Finite Minds before finally signing a record deal with Metromedia Records under the name Sugar Creek.

After mild success and opening for The Allman Brothers Band and B.B. King, he left his band and signed with Capricorn Records to release a self-titled solo album. When the engineer accidentally erased a song titled “Please Find Me,” he was fired and this song was used to fill up the new empty slot. It reached number four on the Hot 100.

Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine

Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine (1971)

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Lyrics:

Sunshine, go away today
I don't feel much like dancin’
Some man's gone- he's tried to run my life
He don't know what he's askin’

When he tells me I better get in line
I can't hear what he's sayin’
When I grow up, I'm goin’ to make it mine
But these aren't dues I been payin’

Well how much does it cost?
I'll buy it
The time is all we've lost
I'll try it
And he can't even run his own life
I'll be damned if he'll run mine
Sunshine

Sunshine, go away today
I don't feel much like dancin’
Some man's gone- he's tried to run my life
He don't know what he's askin’

Workin’ starts to make me wonder where
The fruits of what I do are goin’
‘n’ he says, “In love and war, all is fair”
But he's got cards he ain't showin’

Well how much does it cost?
I'll buy it
The time is all we've lost
I'll try it
And he can't even run his own life
I'll be damned if he'll run mine
Sunshine

Sunshine come on back another day
I promise you I'll be singin’
This old world- she's gonna turn around
Brand new bells’ll be ringin’

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