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Josh Rouse — Sunshine
Album: 1972
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 749









Released: 1998
Length: 2:50
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Forget all your little problems
Forget the boy you left at the bar
I got a stash been savin' for months now
California's not very far

Come on lady
Take this bum and make him right
You're my steady
You're the one who makes me feel
Sunshine

One that makes me feel sunshine

I wanna be your baby daddy
I wanna be your self-employed
So pack up the van and we'll go driving
To the coastal state
Uh-huh

Come on lady
Take this bum and make him right
You're my steady
You're the one that makes me feel

So come on lady
Give this bum a sense of pride
You're my steady
You're the one that makes me feel
Feel
Sunshine

One that makes me feel sunshine
One that makes me feel sunshine

One that makes me feel sunshine
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 wilcogirl11 wrote:
The lyrics here are completely wrong.
 

Fixed. Sorry about that.
The lyrics here are completely wrong.

     This guy looks alike great Lennon
He kinda' had me up until "I wanna be your baby daddy".
 Grammarcop wrote:
Earns points for sincerity and earnestness. 

 
I agree with that, and the way Bill played this right after Johnny Nash fits right in
Earns points for sincerity and earnestness. 
 Hi I was around in 1972 as a 12 year old and I don't know just what it is about the album "1972" but id DOES sound like, well 1972. It sounds how 1972 felt, I think. I have listened to it a myriad times and it still does that '70s thing to me. {#Sunny}WonderLizard wrote:

It's the year he was born. Maybe that's what the album's about. Nice tune.

 


 I agree we need more Josh Rouse. His 1972 album has to be heard from start to finish and weirdly, it does feel like 1972 (the year he was born). 
ckevin63 wrote:
Definitely need more Josh Rouse. This and Nashville are such great spins- and he hasn't done a bad album- Under the Cold Blue Stars is excellent as well.

 


Definitely need more Josh Rouse. This and Nashville are such great spins- and he hasn't done a bad album- Under the Cold Blue Stars is excellent as well.
Why isn't Josh a bigger deal? So consistently good over the course of many albums.
Fantastic, and not even the best song on this album; a masterpiece that has never fully gotten its due.
Josh!!
Fantastic artist, nice bloke as well.
Straight 9, no 10 because he has many other songs topping this one.
 
 gregr79 wrote:
 
Bonus Lyrics - No extra charge {#Wink}
DaidyBoy wrote:
Sorry, but the lyrics I'm reading are nothing like the song I just heard.....

 

 
Those are not the lyrics you are looking for...

Come on lady
Take this bum and make him right
You're my steady
You're the one who makes me feel
Sunshine


 
Bonus Lyrics - No extra charge {#Wink}
DaidyBoy wrote:
Sorry, but the lyrics I'm reading are nothing like the song I just heard.....

 


Sorry, but the lyrics I'm reading are nothing like the song I just heard.....
Just saw him at the City Winery in Chicago. Fantastic show, great setting. He has a great band backing him up. Really tight. 
 rdo wrote:
Sounds like he's getting laid.
 
Better than exclaiming that he "feels like he's getting laid...right?" Imagine him sitting in the office chair anxiously awaiting the opinion of a record executive's opinion of his music. Finally after the tune is over...the smug, executive says..."I don't hear a single here...besides...sounds like you're getting laid."
Meh...
 prophetzarquon wrote:
and what exactly might he know about 1972?.....................
 
It's the year he was born. Maybe that's what the album's about. Nice tune.
Sounds like he's getting laid.
 TerryS wrote:
Gonna post again, that was a neat transition from JN to JR, thanks Bill.

 
Clicking the "like" button.
Josh Rouse is pretty good but not everything...
Please more Josh on RP! There are better tracks on this album of him!


and what exactly might he know about 1972?.....................
uhh...
 cohifi wrote:

I can't help but agreeing on this one.  Is demographics involved somehow?  More Bob!
 
this is the dumbest post I've ever seen.   What does Bod have to do with anything ?  {#Crashcomp}
there's something about this kid. 8. why is he always touring across the pond?
Gonna post again, that was a neat transition from JN to JR, thanks Bill.

Great tune
Now this washes SMcL right outta my hair.
this set sounds like a response to the rainy california weather we are having...
Josh is pretty cool. This is not one of my favs from him, but he's alright.
"I was feeling 1972..."

A fine cd. 
this is calming and lively too! interesting!
Bumping it to 9, because I'm not just tapping my foot - I'm dancing. And wow - I have some MOVES. (Where'd those HIPS come from?!) Thanks, Josh Rouse - I think I just found a workout routine that will work for me. I love Sunshine. {#Sunny}
 horstman wrote:
This guy's voice reminds me of Gomez.
 

Weird, doesn't remind me of the Addams Family at all.
I love the drums at the beginning of this song. And it makes me tap my foot and grin.  Yeah, it's lightweight, but it's FUN. And perfect for a sunny afternoon... Hey, I'll take anything happy-making these days! {#Sunny}{#Sunny}
I dig..
I'm always amazed to read such rabid comments about perfectly nice songs....WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE WANT!!!!??? Led Zepplin, Beatles?& Pink Floyd 24/7?

Complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,
bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,bitch,complain,
bitch,complain,bitch,complain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Segue wrote:
GODDAMMIT THIS REALLY SUCKS. PLEASE SEND ME HIS ADDRESS SO I CAN GO OVER AND KICK HIS ASS. THANK YOU VERYMUCH. AAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
 
Can you do us all a favor and shut your piehole?!

Hey, here's Josh's myspace page : https://www.myspace.com/joshrouse

Why don't you go insult him personally and spare us your diatribe.{#Naughty}

This guy's voice reminds me of Gomez.

GODDAMMIT THIS REALLY SUCKS. PLEASE SEND ME HIS ADDRESS SO I CAN GO OVER AND KICK HIS ASS. THANK YOU VERYMUCH. AAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
MORE COWBELL!!! Well, actually NO! It's like the Chinese water torture! Make it stop!!!
 Jelani wrote:

Absolutely.
 
I can't help but agreeing on this one.  Is demographics involved somehow?  More Bob!

Thank you!
This album is pretty good.
 fredriley wrote:
This is seriously irritating right from the very first bars.
 
Absolutely.
It's still playing and I've already forgotten it.
 lmic wrote:
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
 
Key largo, Montego, baby why don't we go...

I feel the urge  for a cocktail...mmmm...Bartender! (why does he look familiar), a Pina Colata please.

Cheers {#Cheers}

Does not work for me.
This happens with great regularity: I hear a nice song on RP, just nice enough (or better) that it makes me look to see who it is. It's not unusual to see that it's Josh Rouse. I have a couple of his CDs but I guess I don't listen to them enough.
Unusual histogram...
Ooh, nice to hear this again!
Rather an enjoyable album... It would be nice to hear "Rise" on RP.
bill watts happen to you?
It's no easy thing to make music in the styles that were common the year you were born. Rouse pulls it off well on this album.
Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Rouse could sing me the phone book. I love Nashville too. Great record.
Ugh, gets on my nerves. Couldn't care less about the "baby daddy" line, but that annoying whatever-it-is instrument grates on my nerves.
Mann--Josh Rouse is so consistently good. Why doesn't everyone know that?
vandal wrote:
8 :arrow: 9
Ditto!
8 :arrow: 9
Josephine wrote:
Yes, percussion, percussion, I totally dig this! :yes: What's not to like about :sunny: ?
baby daddy, that's what. Yuck. Trying to forget...
Yes, percussion, percussion, I totally dig this! :yes: What's not to like about :sunny: ?
MojoJojo wrote:
He lost me at, "I wanna be your baby daddy..." :hand:
Sometimes it's quite a mercy not to understand everything from the lyrics if you don't listen too closely....
He lost me at, "I wanna be your baby daddy..." :hand:
Aw, I love this song! I think I had it on a Joe Muggs CD years ago.
:sunny:
He is great live too - see him NOW while he's still playing small venues.
This is seriously irritating right from the very first bars.
sparkyc wrote:
Rouse Rocks
:yes:
Rouse Rocks
dogdokken wrote:
I gotta co-sign with BradAL ... 1972 is easily one of the best albums of the 1st half of the decade, along with Sea Change & Elephant.
Hands down! Probably one of the most uplifting albums of the past 50 years.
I gotta co-sign with BradAL ... 1972 is easily one of the best albums of the 1st half of the decade, along with Sea Change & Elephant.
I think this is one of the best cd's of the last five years! (along with Sea Change, Elephant, et. al.) For Serious!!
Amazing songwriter. More, please!
Four-Five wrote:
Would love to hear something from his brand new album (Subtitulo).
there's a song about living in a small town from the new album that's great. have we heard that here yet?
Not usually a fan of Rouse but this song is just made for .. well .. sunshine. It's 68 and sunny in Michigan today so this works fine.
Would love to hear something from his brand new album (Subtitulo).
Gregorama wrote:
Loved this song from the first time I heard it, and so I gave 1972 a spin at the record store to see how the rest of the album was. Was not as impressed by the balance of tunes on it. Too bad--if the rest was this innovative, he'd have a hot property there... Did I judge it too quickly? Has any one out there heard more off of this disk that is also good?
Funny, I just discovered Josh Rouse a couple of weeks ago and got this album from iTunes. I've listened to it a lot over the last few days, and I really really like it. It's all in this vein - a little campy, but very pretty harmonies, catchy tunes, and smart lyrics ("baby daddy" notwithstanding).
Nöt slacht!
That beat is really cool.
Melibe wrote:
This album is beautiful. It is one of those rare occasions where great songwriting is mixed with just the right production and atmosphere to make something really special. I highly recommend it.
The followup, Nashville is pretty good too.
I love this song as well as the entire album. It's so uplifting what great music.
This album is beautiful. It is one of those rare occasions where great songwriting is mixed with just the right production and atmosphere to make something really special. I highly recommend it.
DaJoos wrote:
OK, I'm pretty sure I never heard this song in it's entirety, but I am pretty familiar with the refrain (? sorry - not a music structure guy). Anyway, am I correct that snippets of this song have made it to TV land - like in the background of some show or commercial? Or am I just dreaming (again)?
this has probably been in one of those sickly WB teen/20's dramas. they always play this kind of stuff. its a pity that good music makes it into such bad tv. I'd hear alot more good stuff if i could force myself to watch that crap
Cynaera wrote:
This song fools me everytime. I hear that catchy rhythm and automatically think Dandy Warhols.
Aha! Glad it's not just me.
kinda grouse..
Truly butt-shaking. :moon: Only this is the good kind. Pop-a-licious.
He's a moaner.... :-)
redeyespy wrote:
Like, anytime.
lol omg.
ROUSE mit you!
OK, I'm pretty sure I never heard this song in it's entirety, but I am pretty familiar with the refrain (? sorry - not a music structure guy). Anyway, am I correct that snippets of this song have made it to TV land - like in the background of some show or commercial? Or am I just dreaming (again)?
I love this song!! I have pored over every guitar chord/tab site ever invented and I can't find it! Can one of you wonderful and talented people set this song to 6 string acoustic guitar chords? Pretty please?
eco wrote:
um. ok. thx for sharing.
Like, anytime.
You gotta love this one, it sorta makes you feel all good inside..maybe it is because it is sunny here for the first day in a while...... :D
okay. my arm is twisted. i found myself singing along with this one. it's a good sign.
:jump: been a fan of josh since Nebraska... great album, not as poppy as his recent work.. but i still like this especially on a sunny friday!
redeyespy wrote:
Wildly visual--I'm mentally storyboarding a video for this as I listen.
um. ok. thx for sharing.
Sweet poppy goodness. Nice.
philarktos wrote:
Always known I've got a bent perspective, but these don't sound the same to me. In gay parlance being a daddy has nothing to do with producing infants, and "baby daddy" sounds to me like what young "bears" call themselves: "cubs"
i was just about to start my reply with "where i come from..." but we come from the same place. so okay. let me try something different. in my brain, they sound like pretty much the same damn thing.
PattonFever wrote:
baby's dady and baby daddy mean the same thing
Always known I've got a bent perspective, but these don't sound the same to me. In gay parlance being a daddy has nothing to do with producing infants, and "baby daddy" sounds to me like what young "bears" call themselves: "cubs"
philarktos wrote:
it's "I wanna be your baby daddy ".
that's even worse, in my book. welcome to Jerry Springer-land. still diggin the tune, though.
philarktos wrote:
Hope you're ready to give em back when I point out that the line is actually not the country cliché you assumed you heard. It's not " I wanna be your baby's daddy, it's "I wanna be your baby daddy ". "Baby Daddy" !!! Adorable in a "quirky-and-free-spirited-young'un-to-a-prospective-lover-and--travelling-companion " sorta way. Sheesh, what a difference a non-existent "apostrophe s" can make. May haps he was skewering the cliché intentionally. "Sunshine (Come On Lady)" Lyrics
baby's dady and baby daddy mean the same thing. the difference being that baby's daddy doesn't sound as moronic as baby daddy does. many many points lost, here.
not so much. sorry.
Talalala wrote:
This is a nice happy song for a sunny day..... a good mood tune!! :sunny:
AMEN SISTAH !!! think I'll just havta file Josh in my "favoured fairy god children" category" along with those frolicking surfer lads from Sydney. "Music" by The Beautiful Girls hits me the same way. The Beautiful Girls Website
cataloger wrote:
Loses 3 points for the line: "I wanna be yo' baby's daddy."
Hope you're ready to give em back when I point out that the line is actually not the country cliché you assumed you heard. It's not " I wanna be your baby's daddy, it's "I wanna be your baby daddy ". "Baby Daddy" !!! Adorable in a "quirky-and-free-spirited-young'un-to-a-prospective-lover-and--travelling-companion " sorta way. Sheesh, what a difference a non-existent "apostrophe s" can make. May haps he was skewering the cliché intentionally. "Sunshine (Come On Lady)" Lyrics
birdboy wrote:
I just heard Love Vibration for the first time last night, and am listening to it again as I write... can you upload this for us, it is so kitchy-cool!!!
I uploaded Love Vibration a while back - it is making its rounds on the Listener Review Channel right now. try to stop by and give it a thumbs up next time it comes around.
Loses 3 points for the line: "I wanna be yo' baby's daddy."
Wildly visual--I'm mentally storyboarding a video for this as I listen.
This is a nice happy song for a sunny day..... a good mood tune!! :sunny.gif:
I like this more each time I hear it.
birdboy wrote:
I just heard Love Vibration for the first time last night, and am listening to it again as I write... can you upload this for us, it is so kitchy-cool!!!
I uploaded Love Vibration awhile back and got a sorry. Oh well. Love that entire album, 1972.
Platypus wrote:
Love Vibration - off the same album - is a really cool tune. kinda goofy/campy... but what else would one expect from an album called "1972"?
I just heard Love Vibration for the first time last night, and am listening to it again as I write... can you upload this for us, it is so kitchy-cool!!!
Did I judge it too quickly? Has any one out there heard more off of this disk that is also good?
I listened to it at a record store, too, and was not impressed, but then my husband bought it. After a couple of listens, almost the entire cd grew on me. There is a wonderful song with a rumba beat called "Such a Pretty Boy," and several others whose names I can't remember right now.
I haven't heard the rest of this CD, but his CD that came out right before this one ("Under Black Stars" or something like that) is really good.
This song fools me everytime. I hear that catchy rhythm and automatically think Dandy Warhols. Then I have to check the playlist and lo and behold, it's this Josh Rouse guy! How could anyone not wanna move to this song? It just made me want to get dressed and go for a walk in the snow. If that's not persuasion, I don't know what is. Haven't heard the whole CD, but if there's even one more song on it that's as infectious and cheerful as this one, I'll buy it.
Gregorama wrote:
Loved this song from the first time I heard it, and so I gave 1972 a spin at the record store to see how the rest of the album was. Was not as impressed by the balance of tunes on it. Too bad--if the rest was this innovative, he'd have a hot property there... Did I judge it too quickly? Has any one out there heard more off of this disk that is also good?
I love the album..one of my favorites of 2003.
Just love this cut, perk right up every time I get a whiff of that totally catchy syncopated rhythm. :bounce: :jump: :bounce: :jump: :bounce:
Gregorama wrote:
Did I judge it too quickly? Has any one out there heard more off of this disk that is also good?
Love Vibration - off the same album - is a really cool tune. kinda goofy/campy... but what else would one expect from an album called "1972"?
Catchy percussion.
Loved this song from the first time I heard it, and so I gave 1972 a spin at the record store to see how the rest of the album was. Was not as impressed by the balance of tunes on it. Too bad--if the rest was this innovative, he'd have a hot property there... Did I judge it too quickly? Has any one out there heard more off of this disk that is also good?