COOLIO - Sunshine lyrics

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[Verse 1]

Imagine looking at life through rose-tinted glasses

And the policy of the people is passive

And all the women got fat asses

And all the homies got dubs and deeds to spend

And when the po-po's pass they wave and say "hi"

And wear a grin (hey)

And everybody that you meet is a potential friend

And the women in your life love you for yourself and not your ends

And the population's real so there's no reason to pretend

And ignore we are the same, so no one hates you for the colour of your skin

And every waking thought is one of peace and harmony and bliss

That simple satisfaction like a plate of eggs and grits

Senses fully alive like the feeling of a first kiss

And when it's check out time you got a smile on your lips, huh

And the whole world is like your next-door neighbour

Quick to do you a favour even though we come in a million different flavours

And I know there's not enough time to put it all in one rhyme

So I savour the flavour and sweet taste I feel from the rays of the sunshine

[Chorus - Woman singing]

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm sittin in the sunshine

The sunshine, like the world was mine, the sunshine

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm walkin in the sunshine

The sunshine, like the world was mine, the sunshine

[Verse 2]

If love was a flower I'd spread the petals about the planet

And plant seeds throughout every city and country

Even in those who do not want me

I try to make some sense of the situation that we call life

Some, verbal illustration to help ease this strife

Some, lyrical penetration to try to make things right

In hopes that what I'm saying can saturate your mindframe

And help you with the pain and the strain of the everyday struggle

I don't need it all, I wanna see all y'all bubble

And rise to the top then prove to be hard like a rock

Cos you know it don't stop unless we let it all stop

So when you face to face with adversity, just curse him, C

And look him in the eye, and let him know, that he can't hurt a G

And that you willin' ta risk it all

For the things of people that you believe in

So educate yourself in order to assess your achievements

And if I had to explain this realer so you could see it in your mind -

I guess it's kinda like sunshine


[Verse 3]

Before I continue let me make one thing clear

Took me a while but there's three things I learned to put before my self and career

God, family and my fans

I wish that I could hold your hand

And be like Moses, part the Red Sea and lead you to the promised land

Our demons blazin, and it feels amazin

I can lay here till I'm old and grey and shrivelled like a raisin

Throughout the years 'n months 'n days

When life used to pass by in a daze

And I was posted simply gettin faded, just waitin

Livin life with the eye for nothing but cold steel, fast cash and hot payment

Impatient to be a baller and roll a SS on Daytons

And now I'm here and I promise to get my whole soul, mind, body and spirit

And try to lift every voice and rhyme loud as hell so all y'all can hear it

And still remember the words from that old hip-hop spiritual

I'm livin in a Gangsta Paradise and I hope y'all remember too

And even though it's west coast eastside Compton on mine

It's ok 'cos I don't mind if you share some of my sunshine

[Chorus x2]

I'm diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiyin before they take away my sunshine

I ain't lyin (sunshine)

I'll be diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiyin before they take away my sunshine

And I ain't lyin (sunshine)


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