♫ A Place In The Sun ♫

Last night (Tuesday), I couldn’t seem to find a song in my heart, thus there was no song in yesterday’s lineup … yesterday’s non-existent line-up.  Tonight, I was folding laundry, and I asked myself if there was a song in my heart, and … the only one that came was Louie, Louie by Paul Revere and the Raiders, but alas … I played that one already back in, I think November.  So, I went on with my a.m. post, trolling the news, responding to emails, and suddenly I caught myself whistling Stevie Wonder’s A Place in the Sun.  BINGO!  It was not only the fact that I love the tune, always love to hear Stevie, but the lyrics seemed apropos of … something.  They speak to the way my own heart feels this week.

There isn’t a lot of background on this song, at least not that I could find in a quick search.  Released in 1966, it was written by Ronald Miller and Bryan Wells, and was one of Wonder’s first songs to contain social commentary.  This was Stevie’s third Top Ten hit since 1963 and hit #9 on the Billboard pop singles chart and # 3 on the R&B charts.

A Place In The Sun
Stevie Wonder

Like a long lonely stream
I keep runnin’ towards a dream
Movin’ on, movin’ on
Like a branch on a tree
I keep reachin’ to be free
Movin’ on, movin’ on

‘Cause there’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for ev’ryone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
There’s a place in the sun
And before my life is done
Got to find me a place in the sun

Like an old dusty road
I get weary from the load
Movin’ on, movin’ on
Like this tired troubled earth
I’ve been rollin’ since my birth
Movin’ on, movin’ on

There’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for ev’ryone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
There’s a place in the sun
And before my life is done
Got to find me a place in the sun

You know when times are bad
And you’re feeling sad
I want you to always remember

Yes, there’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for ev’ryone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
There’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for ev’ryone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
There’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for ev’ryone…

Songwriters: CLARENCE PAUL / RONALD MILLER / BRYAN WELLS
A Place In The Sun lyrics © Almo Music Corp., Emi Music Publishing France, JOBETE MUSIC CO INC, STONE DIAMOND MUSIC CORP

18 thoughts on “♫ A Place In The Sun ♫

  1. Stevie Wonder is a Wonder-ful choice for almost any day, that is, any other day but today! Jill, Jill, Jill…I should not take you to task as you are in a fragile state, but I simply can not remain silent on today of all days. Today, May 9th is Billy Joel’s 70th birthday! Yes, I know, you have been distracted and burdened by all the horrific news of late and this event hardly looms high on your radar…fortunately for you, I am here to bring this to your notice. I mean, had his failed attempt at suicide with furniture polish back in 1970 been successful just think of all that would have been lost! The poor man has fought his demons and survived four marriages (Christie Brinkley among them) to get to where he is today. Admittedly his first album doesn’t have much to recommend it, but his second 1973’s “Piano Man”?! For me the 1982 album “The Nylon Curtain” hit song “Allentown” is spectacular. I went to nursing school and lived in Allentown for many years until moving to Gettysburg. Then, who among us does not remember the 1989 album “Storm Front” hit “We Didn’t Start the Fire”?? Happy Birthday Billy Joel! My apology to the also loved Stevie Wonder. Thank-you!

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    • Once again, I hang my head in shame as I have disappointed my dear friend. Of course, if you told me these things a few days ahead of time instead of the day after … 🤣 Nonetheless, I have risen to the occasion, although belatedly, however I suspect you will still be displeased, for I chose none of the songs you recommended, but one I was more in the mood for. Can you possibly forgive my perfidy? And thank you for being gentle!

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  2. This is an oldie for sure–his voice always sounds like *him*, even younger and older.

    I’m bummed because Yahoo went to the completely-evil side and changed my password (I had changed it yesterday, and they refused a few of my suggestions as being too similar to old one, so I put one with a curseword, which they accepted and let me in on) and now they want $4.99 a month to give the frigging thing back. I said, politely, for them to go fish, and am looking for a better free email–not google, whose clients are their advertisers, but something decent–ideas are welcome. Grumpy days all around–I hope you feel happier.

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