Sunday Sunshine Powers Us All

Sunday Sunshine Powers Us All

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

Song skirmish prompt 'Sunshine". In full disclosure I wrote most of the lyrics last Sunday while observing the song happenings. A bit of editing today to the point of good enough to record, post, and FAWM/5090 on.


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Sunday Sunshine Powers Us All
Mandolin open Dadd9/F# F#DAE

[Gadd9/B} Sunshine breaks through the oak trees
[F#add9/A#} Light wind rustling leaves
[Eadd9/G#} Black ant crawls up my shin to my knee
[Dadd9/F#} Sunday sunshine powers us all

[Gadd9/B} Morning dog walkers get excited
[F#add9/A#} At the sign of a Smart fortwo getting electrified
[Eadd9/G#} Flock of white ibis dig for insects rising
[Dadd9/F#} Sunday sunshine powers us all

Busy park on a Sunday morning
[A/C#} People eyeing the electric parking space warning
[G/B} Glad to unplug and move for whoever needs it
[A/C#} Sunshine power just can’t beat it

[Gadd9/B} Charged up unplug to drive towards my destination
[F#add9/A#} Got enough range to make it to the next charging station
[Eadd9/G#} Someday gonna take a long electric car vacation
[Dadd9/F#} Sunday sunshine powers us all (repeat three times)

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Calum Carlyle's picture

For me this was an abstract listening experience but I really liked it. You've given it a free kind of sound, and whatever that ecvo effect is gives the mandolin a kind of auto harp sound. And the lyrics, and particularly the title, are great. In my mind I'm imagining what a band would do with this, to make it fit the drums/bass/guitar mode, but it's tough to imagine. I think it could be done though obviously some would always prefer this original abstract version.

metalfoot's picture

I like the way you've used the mando here; somewhat unconventional but it works. Pretty cool lyrics about the electric vehicles too.

Chip Withrow's picture

Never thought of open-tuning the mandolin - you get a really lovely sound out of it.
I knew (or suspected) from the title what the song would be about, based on your past ones. But the title could also be for an awesome hippie anthem.