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Sunny Came Home
Shawn Colvin Lyrics


Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission

She says days go by I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Sunny came home with a list of names
She didn't believe in transcendence
It's time for a few small repairs she said
Sunny came home with a vengeance

She says days go by I don't know why
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Get the kids and bring a sweater
Dry is good and wind is better
Count the years, you always knew it
Strike a match, go on and do it

Oh, days go by I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Oh, light the sky and hold on tight
The world is burning down
She's out there on her own and she's alright
Sunny came home
Sunny came home
Came home
Home

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin

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Ophelia Maples

@Richard Ssuna I've always interpreted the song as Sunny came home to her hometown to take revenge on all the people who did her wrong and got her sent away (maybe to an asylum, hence her unsound mental state).

She has their names and will not rise above her bitterness and need for vengeance (ie. she didn't believe in transcendence).

She is going to fix it all, as in she's going to right the past wrongs done to her (ie. time for a few small repairs, came home with a mission etc.) by burning them all down, probably in their homes (ie. Strike a match, light the sky, world is burning down, dry is good wind is better etc.).

Perhaps they got her institutionalised by pinning a fatal arson on her and now she's returned to ruin/kill them via the same method of arson they had accused her of. Perhaps it was an arson that killed her family when she was young and now she has come back as an adult to sit in their burnt-out kitchen plotting her revenge.

Or perhaps she really is crazy and guilty of the past crime (whether she is actually consciously aware of it or not) and is now back to take out the town people who got her sent away and locked up.



Juan Camacho

Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission

She says "Days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"

Sunny came home with a list of names
She didn't believe in transcendence
And it's time for a few small repairs, she said
Sunny came home with a vengeance

She says "Days go by, I don't know why
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"

Get the kids and bring a sweater
Dry is good and wind is better
Count the years, you always knew it
Strike a match, go on and do it

"Oh, days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"

Oh, light the sky and hold on tight
The world is burning down
She's out there on her own, and she's all right
Sunny came home
Sunny came home
Came home
Home



Neyooxetusei Dreamer

Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission
She says days go by I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Sunny came home with a list of names
she didn't believe in transcendence
It's time for a few small repairs she said
sunny came home with a vengeance
She says days go by I don't know why
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Get the kids and bring a sweater
Dry is good and wind is better
Count the years, you always knew it
strike a match, go on and do it

Oh days go by I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire

Oh light the sky and hold on tight
The world is burning down
She's out there on her own and she's alright
Sunny came home
Sunny came home



ALBERTO VASQUEZ

Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission
She says "Days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"
Sunny came home with a list of names
She didn't believe in transcendence
And it's time for a few small repairs, she said
Sunny came home with a vengeance
She says "Days go by, I don't know why
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"
Get the kids and bring a sweater
Dry is good and wind is better
Count the years, you always knew it
Strike a match, go on and do it
"Oh, days go by, I'm hypnotized
I'm walking on a wire
I close my eyes and fly out of my mind
Into the fire"
Oh, light the sky and hold on tight
The world is burning down
She's out there on her own, and she's all right
Sunny came home
Sunny came home
Came home
Home



All comments from YouTube:

Brook Marie

The 90s had a lot of really amazing female artists.

Nocturnowl_0

@Marc H Both are valid points, although lazy song writing can be found in every decade and the bluntness of WAP is a relatively recent direction for mainstream/mainstream-adjacent.

Tharindu Wijayasena

Texas!

NunYaBidnezz

A lot of people here are saying the internet was rare in the 90s -- in the early 90s, yes -- but by the early-mid-90s, it was very popular. Granted, it was very different from the internet of today, but I think a better way to frame this difference is in terms of social media. There have always been internet forums, even pre-internet-popularity-boom, but they were (agin) very different than social media. We weren't comparing our looks, jobs, experiences, happiness levels to everyone around us all the time on them.

In short, the internet was very popular in the mid-to-late 90s (take it from me, someone who saw the rise of its popularity first-hand, and from the plethora of media from that period centered around The Net). It meant something else at the time, though.

Kevin Dupre

@proxima centauri Melissa Etheridge & Bonnie Rait too.

Jeanne Simmons

@payable on death Oh of course! How could I forget her? She rocks!

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Let Freedom Ring

If this song doesn't make you nostalgic for the 90's, then no song will.

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