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Captain Sunshine

by

Neil Diamond



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Had this song been done by almost anyone else, it would surely be a drug song. However, from Neil Diamond it remains a cryptically haunting song about Captain Sunshine being able to "make me feel fine, when I'm wrongly down" and who "makes the words rhyme when the tune is sad." Who or what is the mysterious Captain Sunshine? No idea. All we know is that he "walks so pure between the earth and the sea." Definitely a very spiritual song. (thanks, Kelley - Hickory, KY)
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Comments (2):

This song was written about Vince Charles who played percussion in Neil's band for 25 years. He was a close friend of Neil's and he had the ability to get him to relax.
Mr. Charles passed away as a young man of 55 years in 1991.
- Wyatt, Vancouver, BC
What a great song by Neil Diamond! It always reminds me of my father.
- coy, Palestine, TX
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Chris KnightChris Knight
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper/Lou Reed)
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
Jaret Reddick of Bowling for SoupJaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup
Is it goofy fun, or is there real meaning in these songs? And all about the Phineas and Ferb theme song.