You Are My Sunshine
Christina Perri Lyrics


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You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take
My sunshine away

The other night, dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you
In my arms
When I awoke, dear
I was mistaken
So I hung my head and cried

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you




Please don't take
My sunshine away

Overall Meaning

The song “You Are My Sunshine” by Christina Perri is a cover of the timeless classic originally written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell in the 1930s. The song is a love song that expresses the profound feeling of love and admiration for another person. The first stanza of the song is an expression of gratitude to the person who brings happiness to the singer’s life, even in times of distress. The singer uses the metaphor of “sunshine” to signify the light and warmth that this person brings into their life. The second stanza describes a dream the singer had of holding this person in their arms, only to wake up and realize that it was not real, which makes them feel sad and heartbroken.


Line by Line Meaning

You are my sunshine
You bring light and joy into my life


My only sunshine
You are the only one who can fill me with happiness


You make me happy
Your presence and love bring happiness into my life


When skies are gray
Even in difficult times, your love brings brightness and hope


You'll never know, dear
I don't think I express my feelings for you enough


How much I love you
I love you more than words can express


Please don't take
I'm afraid of losing the joy and light you bring to my life


My sunshine away
I don't want to lose you or the happiness you bring into my life


The other night, dear
The night before


As I lay sleeping
While I was asleep


I dreamed I held you
I had a dream where I was holding you close


In my arms
I felt safe and loved while holding you


When I awoke, dear
When I woke up


I was mistaken
I realized that it was just a dream


So I hung my head and I cried
I felt sad and disappointed that it was just a dream




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Jimmie Davis

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on A Thousand Years

i don't know why but it's like the more i listen to this song it moves something in my heart and it relates to my life somehow and all i can say is that Christina Perri is amazing and i will always love her forever

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