Atmosphere Nothing but Sunshine Lyrics

Ford Two Track Listing
  • 1 Lost and Found
  • 2 The Woman With the Tattooed Hands
  • 3 Nothing but Sunshine
  • 4 Travel
  • 5 The Woman With the Tattooed Hands Instrumental
  • 6 Nothing but Beats
  • 7 Travelling Music
  • [Slug]

    (Mixed vocals)

    Whatta you mean what was my childhood like?
    What difference does that make?
    Yo, my childhood was messed up, so what?
    Everybody's childhood was messed up.
    This is the 90's, find me one person who had it right.
    What's that got to do with me rhyming?
    What's left?

    [Slug]
    Now when my mother died I had to take it in stride
    There ain't no room for pride in watching your father cry
    And dad made it until maybe a year later
    When they found his suicide inside of a grain elevator
    Got over it, I had no other office or options
    Thought about whether or not mom and pop was watching
    Never bothered with caution, no time for fear
    Saw my folks carry fear for most my early years
    And I learned from it, turned numb and ignored the storm
    A burning sun waiting for the world to plummet
    Finished growing up under my uncle's roof
    He taught me how to count all the way up to 100 proof
    From watching him I learned how to gather nourishment
    Living off the different women that he had to nurture him
    And on the surface I became a normal pre-teen
    More afraid of nuclear war than snake bites and bee stings
    My best friend was my TV
    Game shows and cartoons substituted for puppies, rainbows, and balloons
    Now here I am, the shy type, and I think I'm doing alright
    Considering what it was like living my life

    Chorus (repeated)

    It's nothing but sunshine
    It's all sunshine
    It's nothing but sunshine

    [Slug]
    Now it's been 17 summers since I've seen my mother
    But every night I see her smile inside my dreams
    When I was younger I didn't actually see the accident happen
    But every night I see her smile as it shatters against the screams
    I can only imagine Dad's internal reaction
    Strain, inferno burning, bound in his brain
    What's it take to make a man who owns acres of land
    Abandon the family plan and drown himself in his grains
    I'm glad I left that farm in Northern Minnesota
    Where the time moves slower and the winters are colder
    Became a city boy, where everybody acts like they older
    Where they stick to themselves and keep a chip on they shoulder
    26 years of age, no longer full of rage
    I think it's safe to say I've turned a page on my childhood days
    "Ay yo look Ma, I'm a productive member of society
    When I'm drunk I make noise, but otherwise I like quietly"
    And on the weekend I go back up north to reminisce
    Remember what it was like pretending to be a kid
    Late at night I walked the fields and lurk in the shadows
    Getting even with life by murdering cattle

    Cow Skit

    Chorus (repeated)

    It's all sunshine
    It's nothing but sunshine
    It's all sunshine

    (And I'm gonna be alright, and you gonna be alright,
    You ain't gotta hold my hand, just walk with me tonight)

    Fade out

    (What it is, it ain't,
    and what it ain't it is,
    is a theme of a Virgo) Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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