Sunshine
OneRepublic Lyrics


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Runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine
Yeah, crazy lately, I'm confirmin'
Tryna write myself a sermon
You just tryna get a word and life is not fair
I've been workin' on my tunnel vision
Tryna get a new prescription
Takin' swings and even missin' but I don't care

I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it

I, I, I, I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine

A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine

'Nother day, another selfish moment
I've been feelin' helpless
Sick of seein' all the selfies, now I don't care
Found myself a new vocation
Calibrated motivation
No more static, change the station
Headin' somewhere

I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it

Honestly man, lately
I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine

A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine

I don't really know any other way to say this
Can't slow down, tryna keep up with the changes
Punch that number and the name when I clock in
Now I feel like Michael with a cane when I walk in
Basically, life is the same thing unless you don't want the same thing
Probably shoulda went and got a feature, but I didn't
I've been savin' up the money 'cause it's better for the business

I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine (yeah)

Woo, woo




A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of OneRepublic's "Sunshine" seem to describe the feelings of the singer as he struggles with life's ups and downs. The song expresses the idea of the need to find joy in the midst of difficult situations. The line "Chasin' all them green lights" reveals that the singer is trying to move forward and achieve his goals, but it also suggests that he's having a hard time keeping up with life's fast pace. The line "Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine" indicates that he's trying to push the negative aspects of life aside, so he can focus on the positive things.


The verses that reveal the difficulties of the singer's life are counterbalanced by the chorus which celebrates life's moments of joy. The lines "Hit me with them good vibes" and "Pictures on my phone like Everything is so fine," express the idea of finding happiness, regardless of the problems in life.


The bridge of the song, where the singer says "I don't really know any other way to say this" suggests that regardless of how he tries to describe it, life remains complex and difficult. However, he seems to suggest that we can find some joy, even in the midst of difficulties, as expressed in the last line of the song "A little bit of sunshine."


Overall, OneRepublic's "Sunshine" is a song that urges listeners to find positivity in the midst of chaos and hardships.


Line by Line Meaning

Runnin' through this strange life
Navigating this unpredictable and unusual existence


Chasin' all them green lights
Pursuing opportunities and success at every turn


Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Blocking out negativity to let positivity shine through


Hit me with them good vibes
Positively influencing my outlook and mood


Pictures on my phone like
Capturing and cherishing life's happy moments


Everything is so fine
Everything is good and happy


Little bit of sunshine
A small but precious amount of happiness and positivity


Yeah, crazy lately, I'm confirmin'
Acknowledging the current hectic and overwhelming state of life


Tryna write myself a sermon
Attempting to motivate and inspire myself


You just tryna get a word and life is not fair
Others are also struggling with the unfairness of life


I've been workin' on my tunnel vision
Focusing on my goals and blocking out distractions


Tryna get a new prescription
Seeking a fresh perspective and outlook


Takin' swings and even missin' but I don't care
Taking risks and accepting failure as part of the process


I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Enjoying life and finding reasons to celebrate


Breathin' more just a little bit
Taking time to slow down and relax


Care a little less just a little bit
Allowing myself to let go of stress and anxiety


Like life is woo hoo
Feeling excited and grateful for the ups and downs of life


I'm makin' more just a little bit
Accumulating more wealth and success


Spend a little more to get rid of it
Treating myself and others with generosity


Smile a little more and I'm into it
Finding joy in small moments and interactions


Another day, another selfish moment
Feeling selfish and guilty for it


I've been feelin' helpless
Feeling powerless and defeated


Sick of seein' all the selfies, now I don't care
Tired of the self-obsession and superficiality of social media


Found myself a new vocation
Discovering a new passion or purpose


Calibrated motivation
Adjusting my drive to align with my goals


No more static, change the station
Eliminating unhelpful or negative influences


Heading somewhere
Feeling a sense of direction and purpose


I don't really know any other way to say this
Struggling to express a difficult sentiment


Can't slow down, tryna keep up with the changes
Feeling overwhelmed by the pace of change in life


Punch that number and the name when I clock in
Resigning myself to the monotony of daily routine


Now I feel like Michael with a cane when I walk in
Feeling old and worn out, like a retired person


Probably shoulda went and got a feature, but I didn't
Regretting a missed opportunity to collaborate or improve


I've been savin' up the money 'cause it's better for the business
Prioritizing financial stability and growth for my career


Woo Woo
Expressing excitement and enthusiasm for life's opportunities and challenges




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Brent Michael Kutzle, Casey Cathleen Smith, Noel Patrick Zancanella, Ryan B. Tedder, Tyler Spry, Zachary Skelton

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LYRICS

Runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine
Yeah, crazy lately, I'm confirmin'
Tryna write myself a sermon
You just tryna get a word and life is not fair
I've been workin' on my tunnel vision
Tryna get a new prescription
Takin' swings and even missin' but I don't care
I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it
I, I, I, I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine
'Nother day, another selfish moment
I've been feelin' helpless
Sick of seein' all the selfies, now I don't care
Found myself a new vocation
Calibrated motivation
No more static, change the station
Headin' somewhere
I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it
Honestly man, lately
I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine
I don't really know any other way to say this
Can't slow down, tryna keep up with the changes
Punch that number and the name when I clock in
Now I feel like Michael with a cane when I walk in
Basically, life is the same thing unless you don't want the same thing
Probably shoulda went and got a feature, but I didn't
I've been savin' up the money 'cause it's better for the business
I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine (yeah)
Woo Woo
A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine



Zy Reigne

Runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine

Yeah, crazy lately, I'm confirmin'
Tryna write myself a sermon
You just tryna get a word and life is not fair
I've been workin' on my tunnel vision
Tryna get a new prescription
Takin' swings and even missin' but I don't care

I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it

I, I, I, I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine

A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine

'Nother day, another selfish moment
I've been feelin' helpless
Sick of seein' all the selfies, now I don't care
Found myself a new vocation
Calibrated motivation
No more static, change the station
Headin' somewhere

I'm dancin' more just a little bit
Breathin' more just a little bit
Care a little less just a little bit
Like life is woo hoo
I'm makin' more just a little bit
Spend a little more to get rid of it
Smile a little more and I'm into it

Honestly man, lately
I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine
Hit me with them good vibes
Pictures on my phone like
Everything is so fine
Little bit of sunshine

A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine

I don't really know any other way to say this
Can't slow down, tryna keep up with the changes
Punch that number and the name when I clock in
Now I feel like Michael with a cane when I walk in
Basically, life is the same thing unless you don't want the same thing
Probably shoulda went and got a feature, but I didn't
I've been savin' up the money 'cause it's better for the business

I, I've been runnin' through this strange life
Chasin' all them green lights
Throwin' up the shade for a little bit of sunshine (yeah)

Woo Woo
A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of sunshine



All comments from YouTube:

Andus

OneRepublic songs are always like sunshine

Tereza J

🌞☀️☀️🌞🥳❤👏🤩

Rachel Thompson 🧡

Yes

Tereza J

@Robin Skull so:

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JustACoffeeBean

What a fab upbeat song! I am loving the Scooby-Doo vibes on the Music Video and diggin' the fast rap at 2:04. I love that OneRepublics music is so diverse and surprising.

Sylwinka1991

Yes, that reminds me Scooby-Doo animation too! That guy with red hair & glasses like Velma and that guy who losses his baggage at the airpost reminds me Shaggy.😁

Great song with such an energy, I love those parts with rap.

Bryceplayz

I felt like I was in the Scooby-Doo

The Zippster

So it's not just me with the scobby thing LOL🤣

Keshav Ramesh

This is like scooby doo but in a song version

milk

the animation looks like your watching an episode of Guess Who and there the guest star

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