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When I Looked To See The Sunshine
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Jeremy Spencer

    Year Written »
1972

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Date Performance 1972-00-00
Running Time 4:39
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Slide Guitar), Jeremy Spencer (Piano), Gregory Morton (Phil Ham) (Lead Guitar), Gregory Morton (Phil Ham) (Flute), Gregory Morton (Phil Ham) (Sitar), Paul Sarran (Boaz) (Bass), Paul Sarran (Boaz) (Vocals), Paul Sarran (Boaz) (Recorder), Skip Whalen (Ginnethon) (Drums), Skip Whalen (Ginnethon) (Tablas), Skip Whalen (Ginnethon) (Conga), Skip Whalen (Ginnethon) (Tympani), Cheryl Kugler (Moriah) (Vocals), Cheryl Kugler (Moriah) (Tambourines), David (Michael) Senek (Vocals), David (Michael) Senek (Rhythm Guitar), David (Michael) Senek (Harmonica)
Appears On
Jeremy Spencer And The Children (1972)
Jeremy Spencer

    Lyrics »

When I looked to see the sunshine
All I saw was a grey skyline
So many people were so unkind
Only seeking their own
This present day doesn't show me anyway to go
So I gotta find my own way home

I been waitin' by this roadside
Everyone has gone and passed on by
No one cares no one wants to share
What is on their mind
As I hear them talking
I'll just keep walking along
This road
Oh it's gonna be a long way home
Yes it's gonna be a long way home

I'm tired of words and I've grown so weary
Oh God I'm dying inside
So dark it hurts, does no one hear me?
Oh God where do you hide?

Now I know that I was born blind
And never really saw the daylight
Until it got so close to midnight
When in the dark I saw
The outstretched hand
Which would lead me from this land
Below, now I know
That I couldn't find my own way home
No I couldn't find my own way home
I couldn't find my own way alone
Then I looked to see the sunshine
Take a look and see the sun
Take a look and see the sunshine

LYRICS FOR RE-RECORDED VERSION OF THIS SONG FROM "FLEE" ("Sunshine") :

You were looking for the sunshine
High up above,
I saw you in ther window crying.

I was standing on the outside
As I caught your eye
How could you think that I could let you down.

(chorus)
Your tired eyes look so weary
Oh girl, why do you hide
To hold you close, I need you near
Oh girl, stay by my side.

Then I looked & saw the sunlight
Breakin' in through the clouds, now
I just wanna see it shine in your heart

(chorus)
Your tired eyes look so weary
Oh girl, why do you hide
To hold you close, I need you near
Oh girl, stay by my side

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Date Performance 1979-00-00
Running Time 5:23
Performers Jeremy Spencer (Vocals), Michael Fogarty (Vocals), Jeremy Spencer (Guitars), Michael Fogarty (Keyboards), Jeff Schoen (Keyboards), Neal/Neil Jason (Bass), Al Izzo (Drums), Buz Buchanan (Drums), Victor Salazar (Percussion), Bill(-Dog) Dooley (Mixing Engineer), Bacho Mangual (Mixing Consultant), Jeremy Spencer (Produced By), Michael Fogarty (Produced By), Silvio Tancredi (Production Association), Israel Sanchez (Production Association), Armondo Noriega (Arranged By), Phil Anastasi (Vocal Concepts By)
CommentsBilled as "Sunshine". Mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter.
Appears On
Flee (1979)
Jeremy Spencer

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Written in New York.

Copyright (C) 1972 Published by Levites Music, Inc. (BMI)/Pisces Productions/R&M Music Inc. ASCAP International Copyright Secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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    Last Modified »
2008-01-04

    Discography Credits »
Lyrics contributed by K.E. Gil.