Cream Sunshine of Your Love

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Cream Sunshine of Your Love

Cream Sunshin of Your Love

Hard Rock

The lyrics to “Sunshine of Your Love” were written by Pete Brown, who was a beat poet friend of group members Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce. (Brown also wrote lyrics for their songs “White Room” and “I Feel Free.”) Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce composed the music. When interviewed for the Dutch magazine Heaven and asked which of the songs expressed his style the best, Bruce claimed “Sunshine of Your Love.” Bruce said, “It’s based on a bass riff. And when you enter a music shop this is the song that kids always play to try out a guitar.” That was certainly true at the time. “Sunshine of Your Love” was a favorite of Clapton as well.

Is “Sunshine of Your Love” hard rock, blues rock, or psychedelia? With elements of pop? Does it matter? The song was originally on Cream’s second album Disraeli Gears, and it was released as a single in 1968. It went on to become Cream’s first and highest charting American single, going to #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Cashbox Top Singles, #25 on the U.K. Singles Chart, #3 in Canada, #22 in Australia, and #17 in The Netherlands. The song earned an RIAA gold record and is on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” Q Magazine has it on its list of “100 Greatest Guitar Tracker Ever!” VH1 lists it in their “Top 100 Hard Rock Songs.”

Cream originated in London, England, and consisted of Jack Bruce (bass, vocals), Ginger Baker (drums, and Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals). They were active as a group from 1966-1968. Each went on to successful careers with other musicians in many genres.

 

Here are the lyrics to “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream:

It’s getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I’ll soon be with you, my love
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’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’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”

For another song by Cream: “I Feel Free.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 40+ songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream.

 

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