Sunshine Of Your Love

Album: Disraeli Gears (1967)
Charted: 25 5
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  • It's getting near dawn,
    When lights close their tired eyes
    I'll soon be with you my love,
    To give you my dawn surprise
    I'll be with you darling soon,
    I'll be with you when the stars start falling

    I've been waiting so long
    To be where I'm going
    In the sunshine of your love

    I'm with you my love,
    The light's shining through on you
    Yes, I'm with you my love,
    It's the morning and just we two
    I'll stay with you darling now,
    I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up


    I'm with you my love,
    The light's shining through on you.
    Yes, I'm with you my love,
    It's the morning and just we two.
    I'll stay with you darling now,
    I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up

    I've been waiting so long
    I've been waiting so long
    I've been waiting so long
    To be where I'm going
    In the sunshine of your love

Comments: 60

  • Dan Gillespy from Courtenay BcAnother very good and very super cool 60s rock classic.
  • Tom Ross from MarylandDisraeli Gears was one of the seminal classics of "Album Rock". AM radio played an abbreviated version of Sunshine of your love that cut out Clapton's historic solo. Car radios in 1968 had AM top 40 only. Real rock fans bought albums and went to concerts. Drove me crazy every time I heard the Billboard version. The Industry was busy bastardizing our music and creating fake awards (Grammy's) for groups such as the Archies, while trying to cover up the core music of our generation. Jimi Hendrix never won a Grammy.
  • William Addison from Englandnever heard a bad track by cream just some better than others
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 8th 1968, Cream played the first of two nights at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, CA...
    At the time "Sunshine of Your Love" was at #43 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; the record had entered the Top 100 on January 7th, 1968 at position #74, it stayed on the chart for 14 weeks and then fell off, and on June 30th it re-entered at #52, eight weeks later on August 25th, 1968 it peaked at #5 {for 1 week} and spent a grand total of 26 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between January 1968 and May of 1969 the trio had five Top 100 records; with two making the Top 10, their other Top 10 record was "White Room", it peaked at #6 {for 3 weeks} on November 3rd, 1968...
    R.I.P. Jack Bruce {1943 - 2014}, Ginger Baker will turn 76 this August 19th {2015} and Eric Clapton will celebrate his 70th birthday in twenty-two days on March 30th {2015}.
  • Becky from Bournemouth, United KingdomDoes anyone know a really scratchy amazing soul version of this song done by a woman? Really want to get hold of it, but I only caught the name in passing - I thought it was as Anja but none of my searches have turned anything up so I guess I heard it wrong. It's not the Ella Fitzgerald version either. Any help out there?!
  • Meocyber from Alma, CoTHE BEST Cream song. I was first trapped by the awesome drums and bass beginning. Then the killer lyrics. Jack and Eric harmonize really well on this. Of course, Eric's solo is monumental. Not bad for the first Supergroup......
  • Dieter Heinrich from Toronto, OnThe song practically defines psychedelic. Clapton's gem of a solo is the perfect distillation of his revolutionary brilliance in the Cream period. It's all there -- the fitful, off-kilter blues phrasing, the savage attack, and the most grungy bends you'll ever hear. And of course his signature "woman tone." He must have invented the solo on the spot because the song only came together in the studio at the last minute. Incredibly, he was barely into his 20s at the time, but at the height of his powers after a period of touring with Cream. He became a different player when he switched to the Fender. I love the raw genius of his playing here.
  • Nick from Seattle, Albaniaim sorry, but i just hate this drumm beat so much. sry baker, your great normaly!
  • Tom from Brantford, Onthis is a good love song noy like the crap they are making now
  • Eric from Camas, WaThe guitar solo is SO cool. The solo's ending flourish makes a cool solo even cooler.
  • Patrick from Philadelphia, PaJack Bruce and Pete Brown receive the writing credits and royalties on the song, but Ginger Baker reported that he and Clapton deserve the same amount as Brown and Bruce. Baker declared that Bruce wanted the song to be an up-beat jazz tune, where the main riff was played faster. Baker, on the other hand, suggested it be slowed down and wanted a Native American type sound on the drums (A "Bom-Bom-Bombom" sound is what he suggested and is actually represented that way on the track.) Baker also said Clapton came up with the music on the middle-8("I've been waiting so long......). All to which Bruce currently denies.
  • Bob from Southfield, MiThe album, Disraeli Gears, actually came out in the fall of 1967, just prior to releasing the single for the first time. The single was rereleased in the summer of 1968 around the time that the "Wheels of Fire" album was released. (At the same time, the group released the single "Anyone for Tennis", the theme to the motorcyle movie, "The Savage Seven". That single was a flop.) The seoond release of "Sunshine" charted much hire than it did the first time. The follow-up single was "White Room".
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesI can vouch for the comment that kids always played the riff from this in music stores to try out guitars. I spent a great deal of time in a music store in the late 60s, and the riff from this song echoed through the building all through the evening. The back of the store was a rabbit warren of practice rooms where kids who were taking guitar lessons used this to warm up. At one time or another I'll bet it was played on practically every instrument they sold.
  • Nady from Adelaide, AustraliaCLAPTON IS GOD!!! one of Cream's better ones I'd say, has anyone else read Clapton's autobiography?it has everything you need to know about the songs
  • Aaron from Boston, Mathis song is featured in guitar hero 3 legends of rock
  • John from London, United KingdomOne of those Cream songs that demonstrates just how underated Jack Bruce was and still is as a singer. His tortured celtic jazz wail has always sent shivers up my spine; Hendrix agreed, he once tried to imitate Bruce's voice with the guitar.
  • Jo from Strong City, Algeriasunshine of your love is about LSD
  • Jacob from Booneville, Msyeah dude i definately cant stop playin that riff its really catchy
  • Jeff from Flushing, Ny, NyI had a English class in the early 70's that examined the lyrics and the line in question is:
    "I'll be with you till my season dries up." It is a term from Shakespeare (I think Romeo and Juliet) where a man's season is his ability to produce semen.
  • N.i. from Baltimore, MdI just listened to the song again now (I should mention that it is one of my favorite songs of all time), and I have to admit that the questionable lyrics sound to my ears pretty clearly as "my seas are dried up"--I can't hear the phantom d at all. It's interesting that Jack Bruce's webpage would suggest otherwise, thus supporting my theory that it was intended to be ambiguous.
  • Rory from Charlotte, NcJimi Hendrix actually played the Lulu Show in January of 1969, not 1968.
  • Barbara from Rapid City, SdHalf the lyric sites out there have "till my seas are dried up" (or "the seas"), the other half have "till my seeds are dried up" -- the official Jack Bruce Webpage lists the lyrics as "seeds", and since he helped write it he should know. My guess is that in publishing it in various song complilation books ("Top Hits of the 60s" type things) the lyrics got bowlderized a bit because someone thought they were a bit too risque, or just downright risky. It has been covered by a lot of different groups and they may have sang either version of the words which complicates things even more.
  • James from Tracy, CaDoes anyone else find that the master from "Disraeli Gears" has a little bit more of a punch (when the song first begins) than the remastered versions on the Cream compilation albums?
  • Jeeves from Dc, Dcmakes you high
  • N.i. from Baltimore, MdI looked at the line, "I'll stay with you till my seas are dried up." I remember coming here a while back and the line was written as "...till my seeds are dried up" (which is how some lyrics sites still render the line). I was taken a little aback, to say the least. Just four years after the "Louie Louie" fiasco, and a hit song managed to get away with truly explicit lyrics? But I suppose the alternative "seas are dried up" is milder, if still a bit suggestive. I bet the ambiguity was intentional.
  • Dan from New York, NyClapton used this as an encore for every tour in the past decade or so. It was the first song i learned how to play, so when my uncle took me to see clapton i was so excited to see it live. Turns out this year he decided to gut it from the set list. I was a bit dispointed, but the show was ACE!
  • Jo-c from Lima, PeruYeah, it's just the first notes ... But that's about it.
  • Barry from New York, NyThe late 60s family group (and Partrige Family inspiration) The Cowsills feature this on their live album. Despite a spirited arrangement, the Cowsills' version pales in comparison to the original.
  • Sam from Shanghai, ChinaJo-C from Peru, it's just the first couple bars of the solo that's based on blue moon, not the entire song. Listen & you'll hear it.
  • Becca from Hamilton, CanadaOzzy's version is killer. But it still doesn't even come close to comparing to the original version.
  • Brettt from Voodoo Lounge, Tx"Sunshine Of Your Love is about breakfast"- Justin Ledford
  • Evan from Fullerton, CaThe extended solo on "Live Cream Vol. 2" is amazing.
  • Will from Near Dunedin, New ZealandIt is an amazing song, i wish they had just put a bit more thought into their ending, the repeating A, in cacophony doesn't do it for me!
  • Myrna Maria from Tegucigalpa, HondurasI thought that the actor that plays Reverend Camden in the inmensely popular TV series "Seventh Heaven" of WB, did a fairly good job playing this golden classic in the final scene of an episode in which he jams with his reunited teen band in a familiar event sponsored by his church. May sound lame for many, and it may be a little lame for me too, but I thought it was kinda cool that this eternal song was brought up in a family series with such a long running, because it shows how great rock & roll trascends all genders, ages, and languages.
  • Donald from Festus, Mooh sweet jesus! the solo is based off blue moon! i almost cant believe i noticed that earlier! thats so awesome
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaI remember I was trying to find this song for a year becuase I knew the chorous by heart but not the rest of the song. How is this about morning erections and how is that about Chuck Berry? You people are sick! This guitar part is very very catchy and the drums are great.
  • Jo-c from Lima, PeruHow was this based by Blue Moon?!
  • Jimmy from Philadelphia, Palike mentioned before, this song was written after and all night song writing session with Jack bruce, Pete Brown , Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. They were all fed up with each other so in desperation Jack bruce grabbed his stand up acoustic bass and said "how about this" and he played the riff.
  • Seth from Thornhill, CanadaI absolutely detest this song. I find it so annoying!

    I do like the long hold on A in the chorus where he says "Of your looooooove."
  • Ben from Chinatown, Hong Kongamen jordan, otso, and grace. wow phil u got ur stuff reallly messed up. clapton left cream because the three had their own personality and ego difference. Clapton even says that once on stage he stopped playing all together to see if the other two would notice, but they didn't.
  • Kona from Colorado Springs, Co IMHO.. It doesn't get much better than this song. This band did more with three great musicans that most other bands do with four or five (excluding Zep of course)
  • Dave from London, ScotlandTo Matt from Philadelphia.
    Get a grip.
    Felix Pappalardi did not write this song.
  • Jillian from Cincinnati, Ohisn't this what Judd Nelson's character hums in "The Breakfast Club"??
  • Grace from Olney, TxThis song ROCKS.
  • Stefanie Magura from Rock Hill, ScYeah! The intro is really famous isn't it? tand btw, I'm not a drummer, but the drums do fit.
  • Phil from San Jose, CaFelix Papalardi wrote and produced for Cream, he was in the American power trio Mountain, he was later shot and killed by his girlfriend.
    One of the main reasons (from what I understand), is that Eric Clapton left Cream after hangin out with The Band in upstate NY (Woodstock). He met them through Bob Dylan. He loved their music and wanted to go in a different direction. As a matter of fact he really admired Richard Manuel (the lead singer of the Band), and even wrote a song after Richard hung himself while on tour with the band.
  • Otso from Helsinki, FinlandFor Chris from NM: While Bonham is the god almighty, Baker was Bonham's inspiration who he idolized. And not in vain. Baker was almost solely responsible for bringing the drum kit from the back of the big band set to front, where he could control the whole band and the sound. This is what drummers still do. And for Doug from NM and Brian from OH: You certainly don't know what you're talking about. No funky signatures or unfitting play here from Baker, who has had a passion for both throughout his career. (And no stupid referring to morning erections, either, you sick sick son-of-a-gun. You've listened too much Chuck Berry.)
  • Josh from Las Vegas, Nvguilty of that one, although I don't think that's right.
  • Martijn from Helmond, NetherlandsThe line I'll soon be with you my love, to give you my dawn surprise' refers to the morning erection many men suffer from.
  • Shirley from Ocean, NjStephaine, although it is a classic and a song I never tire of listening to, I wouldn't consider it the greatest love song ever written.
  • Jordan from WvCorrections: Peter Brown wrote the lyrics after being inspired as Bruce was playing the riff late in the night while dawn was approaching (hence sunshine), the drums do fit (they just put an unconventional emphasis on the 1st and 3rd beats of each measure), and it's a 4/4 time signature. Jeez people, C'mon!
  • Matt from Philadelphia, PaPete Brown didnt write it, it was Felix Pappalardi
  • Matthew from Indy, InOmg..the go with the song...they fit right in..not every instrument has to be playing the same thing bub..must be a singer..cuz it's obvious that u dont play the drums and god knows a guitar player knows that...
  • Doug from Minneapolis, MnGreat drumming. Too bad it doesn't go with the song. Don't believe me? Listen to it again. This time, focus only on the drumming. See what I mean? Now, just for fun, get some friends together, point out the problem, play the track, and see how far it goes before someone starts laughing. Works every time.
  • Brian from Mayfield Heights, OhFunky little 3/4 time signature.
  • Stephanie from Aurich, GermanyThe greatest Lovesong ever written!
  • Chris from Albuquerque, NmWhile Bruce's bass line is what most folks recognize about this song, next time you listen, focus on the drumming. What you will hear is simply some of the best rock drumming ever. Ginger Baker may not be God, but he sure can lay down the back beat.
  • Bill from Bethel, AkOne day, I woke up to my dad listening to this song. I've liked Cream ever since.
  • Morgan from Fargo, NdOne of the most famous intros to a song and many of the people who know the intro, don't know the rest of the song.
  • Janet from Perth, AustraliaI think this is one of the best songs of all time.
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