Lyric by Clive James, music by Pete Atkin

Sunlight, a razzle-dazzle kind of glamour in the sky
No more than just the glimmer of a star nearby and bright

     I've seen it turn the trick a thousand times
     And send the millions wild with joy
     Whereas for me it's just a toy
     That flying horses dragged up from the sea

Sunrise, how little thought it takes, how little time it leaves
Not long before she wakes to dress and then she leaves your eyes

     For very soon the sun will come for her
     And it will carry her from you
     It's seen too many men like you
     To care how soon it chooses to arise

Sunshine, already seems as if it's moving in to stay
Smiling the wide and steady smile that says "The day is mine"

     How many clever men have called the sun
     A fool before today
     "O unruly sun" they say
     "For stepping in to take my love away"

Sunlight, it's time to make a move, it's time to rise and shine
Sunrise, shaking your shoulder murmurs "Everything looks fine"
And takes your love away
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