If You Steal My Sunshine
Len Lyrics


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Tim: Hey, Matt.
Matt: Yeah, Tim?
Tim: Hey, you talked to Mark lately?
Matt: Uh, haven't really talked to him, but he looks pretty, uh, down.
Tim: "He looks pretty, uh, down". Yeah, well, maybe we should cheer him up then.
Matt: What do you, uh, suppose we should do?
Tim: Well, does he like butter tarts?
I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week
Indulging in my self-defeat
My mind was thugged, all laced and bugged, all twisted, wrong and beat
A comfortable three feet deep
Now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week
Impaired my tribal lunar-speak
And of course you can't become if you only say what you would've done
So I missed a million miles of fun

I know it's up for me
(If you steal my sunshine)
Making sure I'm not in too deep
(If you steal my sunshine)
Keeping versed and on my feet
(If you steal my sunshine)

Tim: Chad, come here, come here, come here!
Chad: Wow, look at her!
Tim: I know!
Chad: Wow, I've never seen Sharon look so bad before.
Tim: I did once before, but this is pretty bad.
Chad: Yeah, what do you think she got up to last night?
Tim: Well, I--Sharon... I love you!

I was frying on the bench slide in the park across the street
L-A-T-E-R that week
My sticky paws were into making straws out of big fat slurpy treats
An incredible eight foot heap
Now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tear in a staring under heat
Involved an under usual feat
And I'm not only among but I invite you all to come
So I missed a million miles of fun

I know it's up for me
(If you steal my sunshine)
Making sure I'm not in too deep
(If you steal my sunshine)
Keeping versed and on my feet
(If you steal my sunshine)

I know it's done for me
(If you steal my sunshine)
Not as some and hard to see
(If you steal my sunshine)
Keeping dumb and built to beat
(If you steal my sunshine)

My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
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My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)

Overall Meaning

The song “If You Steal My Sunshine” by Len is a lighthearted and catchy tune that has ambiguous lyrics that are open to interpretation but the general theme of the song seems to be about enjoying life and not taking things too seriously. The song opens up with a conversation between two friends who are concerned about another friend who seems to be down. The lyrics then move to the singer lying on the grass on a Sunday morning, defeated, and feeling a sense of detachment from the world. The sense of detachment is portrayed through the “fuzzy stare from not being there."


The lyrics then move to the singer frying on the bench slide, indulging in “sticky paws” and making straws out of big fat slurpy treats. The language used in this section is playful and makes reference to childish acts at the park. The lyrics move on to make a statement about not missing out on what life has to offer by living in the past and failing to seize the moment.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the singer’s determination to not let anyone steal his sunshine or bring him down. The lyrics are repetitive, but they are effective in communicating a sense of defiance toward negativity. The bridge of the song contains the lyrics "I know it’s done for me,” and this seems to reinforce the sense of accomplishment that the singer has found in being positive despite any challenges in life.


Line by Line Meaning

I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week
I was lying on the weekend morning of the previous week


Indulging in my self-defeat
I was resigned to my own failure and unhappiness


My mind was thugged, all laced and bugged, all twisted, wrong and beat
My mind was messed up, confused and damaged


A comfortable three feet deep
I was comfortably deep in my own thoughts and feelings


Now the fuzzy stare from not being there on a confusing morning week
My gaze became unfocused after not being present in a confusing week


Impaired my tribal lunar-speak
I couldn't communicate effectively with my community


And of course you can't become if you only say what you would've done
You can't achieve anything by just talking about what you could have done


So I missed a million miles of fun
I missed out on a lot of fun experiences and opportunities


I know it's up for me
I am responsible for my own life and happiness


(If you steal my sunshine)


Making sure I'm not in too deep
I am making sure I don't get too lost or stuck in my own thoughts and feelings


(If you steal my sunshine)


Keeping versed and on my feet
I am staying informed and ready to face any challenges


(If you steal my sunshine)


Tim: Chad, come here, come here, come here!
Tim calls Chad to come closer


Chad: Wow, look at her!
Chad expresses awe at someone's appearance


Tim: I know!
Tim agrees and feels the same way


Chad: Wow, I've never seen Sharon look so bad before.
Chad observes that Sharon looks terrible


Tim: I did once before, but this is pretty bad.
Tim remembers a time when Sharon didn't look good and thinks she looks even worse now


Chad: Yeah, what do you think she got up to last night?
Chad wonders what Sharon did the previous night to make her look so bad


Tim: Well, I--Sharon... I love you!
Tim suddenly admits his feelings for Sharon


I was frying on the bench slide in the park across the street
I was sunbathing on a bench in the park across the street


L-A-T-E-R that week
Later that same week


My sticky paws were into making straws out of big fat slurpy treats
I was making straws out of thick, sweet frozen drinks with my sticky fingers


An incredible eight foot heap
I had a huge, impressive stack of these straws


Now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tear in a staring under heat
I got a strange look from someone when a tear rolled down my face in the hot sun


Involved an under usual feat
Something unusual happened


And I'm not only among but I invite you all to come
I'm not just observing, I'm participating and inviting others to join me


So I missed a million miles of fun
I missed out on a lot of fun experiences and opportunities


I know it's up for me
I am responsible for my own life and happiness


(If you steal my sunshine)


Making sure I'm not in too deep
I am making sure I don't get too lost or stuck in my own thoughts and feelings


(If you steal my sunshine)


Keeping versed and on my feet
I am staying informed and ready to face any challenges


(If you steal my sunshine)


I know it's done for me
I know what's best for me


(If you steal my sunshine)


Not as some and hard to see
I am not someone who is difficult to understand or see


(If you steal my sunshine)


Keeping dumb and built to beat
I am staying ignorant and resistant in the face of adversity


(If you steal my sunshine)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)


My sunshine (If you steal my sunshine)
My happiness and joy (if someone takes it away)




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@leokimvideo

The song that echoes the end of the amazing 90's. A song so good it sounds fresh many years later

@ackack2560

I listen to it everyday damn day

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Well put love it👍💯

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@TsvetanDudulov

I absolutely agree! I wish it had a portal between present days and 90's! It would be wonderful!

@joshcook4515

Can not think of a better way to describe this master piece 🙌

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@lr6884

53 yrs old, and a metalhead for most of my life. I hate how much I love this song.

@averydaymond1560

Lol this song and Lief Garrett’s “I was made for dancing” are the 2 songs I love that I hope I never get caught listening to by my friends because the teasing would be never ending.

@weedhead421

This song makes life a lil better just for a little bit and that's alright with me 😊😊😊

@vaper6262

Thinking the same thing,,,Brother…

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