Sunshine, on a cloudy day

Today started off a bit cloudy, and then proceeded to become more and more overcast as the morning unfolded. As I drove north from Daglan into St. Cybranet around 11 a.m., I saw something that reminded me of the  opening line of the song, “My Girl.” (A 1965 release on the album “The Temptations Sing Smokey.”) It goes like this:

“I’ve got sunshine … on a cloudy day.” And without further faffing about, here’s the sight:

A field of vibrant sunflowers on a cloudy day.

Since then, being the kind of word person I am, I’ve been thinking of lyrics of popular songs that amuse me in one way or another — that is, good or bad.

For sheer awkwardness (and desperation to make a rhyme), there’s this classic from the  mega-hit by the Doors, “Light My Fire.” (Released in 1967 on the group’s debut album.) It goes: “The time to hesitate is through … No time to wallow in the mire.” Wallow in the mire! Good grief.

On the other side is this simple line from “My Funny Valentine,” a classic song from a 1937 musical by Rogers and Hart. This is the line I admire: “Your looks are laughable … Unphotographable.” What a great word — “unphotographable.” Just wonderful.

However, coming back to “My Girl,” I’ve always loved the line that begins the second verse: “I’ve got so much honey … The bees envy me.” Nice, isn’t it?

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2 Responses to Sunshine, on a cloudy day

  1. Edward McGaugh says:

    Well your mind is in a much better place than mine. I have had “The Mighty Quinn” in my head for several days now and it is driving me crazy! I absolutely hate that song.

    • Loren Chudy says:

      Ha! Jan says: “You ain’t seen nothin’ like the Mighty Quinn!” I do hate when that happens, and it’s a song I don’t like. And even when it’s a song I like, it does get tiresome if it goes on for too long!

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