Sunshine on My Shoulders Lyrics by John Denver

Sunshine on My Shoulders Lyrics by John Denver


Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I’d give to you the day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I’d sing a song to make you feel this way


If I had a tale that I could tell you
I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I’d make a wish for sunshine for all the while



I always wonder why my mother named me “Sunshine”. There was actually a time when I was speaking with a client about my name. He told me, “Is your mom a hippie or what?”. Yes, really. Why Sunshine?

My mom told me that she named me Sunshine because of this song.


My mom and I together with my kids.