Captain Sunshine

Songfacts®:

  • 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. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kelley - Hickory, KY

Comments: 4

  • Laura from New ZealandI have followed ND's music since I was 18 (now 65). This particular track got me fuddled but I think I have to agree with you that Captain Sunshine wasn't about alcohol but it more about Genesis when God created Heaven and made it a firmament between the Earth and the Sea, and he called it Heaven.

    I wonder whether the Captain Sunshine song from that derivative.
  • Barbara from Columbus, OhioLove this song even before I knew what it was about. Listen to it.
  • Wyatt from Vancouver, BcThis 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.
  • Coy from Palestine, TxWhat a great song by Neil Diamond! It always reminds me of my father.
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