Song Lyric Sunday: Scary – ‘Sunshine Superman’

Hallowe’en is the broad theme of Jim’s prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, what with it being that time of year.

It’s fair to say that Hallowe’en is more of an American ‘thing’ than a European one and even in less pandemic times it would be very surprising to find the neighbours going door-to-door demanding chocolate with menaces.

Nonetheless, a prompt is a prompt. One of the trigger words this week is ‘witch’, which made me think immediately of Donovan’s ‘Season of the Witch’, but it’s a bit obvious and really not that great a song. However, staying with Donovan I resorted to ‘any trick in the book’ and instead chose this 1966 hit.

Sunshine came softly a-through my a-window today
Could’ve tripped out easy a-but I’ve a-changed my ways
It’ll take time, I know it but in a while
You’re gonna be mine, I know it, we’ll do it in style
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine

I’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book a-now, baby, all that I can find

Everybody’s hustlin’ a-just to have a little scene
When I say we’ll be cool, I think that you know what I mean
We stood on a beach at sunset, do you remember when?
I know a beach where, baby, a-it never ends
When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine

Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
‘Cause I made my mind up you’re going to be mine
I’ll tell you right now
Any trick in the book a-now, baby, that I can find

Superman or Green Lantern ain’t got a-nothin’ on me
I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yep
A-you you you can just sit there while thinking on your velvet throne
‘Bout all the rainbows a-you can a-have for your own
When you’ve made your mind up, forever to be mine

Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm
I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind
When you’ve made your mind up, forever to be mine
I’ll pick up your hand, I’ll pick up your hand

Written by Donovan Leitch

Song Lyric Sunday 25 October 2020

3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Scary – ‘Sunshine Superman’

  1. Yes, any trick in the book! I love this song! Always have! Great take on the prompt. I know there are trick or treaters that still dress up as Superman. 🙂 This year will be a bit different, I’m sure!

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