If You Want The Sun To Shine

Pat DiNizio & Julian Lennon

SmithereensThis was  Co-written by Julian and Pat DiNizio and Julian.
In an interview with Bob & Tom of WFBQ Indianapolis in November of 1991 Julian explains:

"Pat DiNizio is an old friend, acquaintance, that I bumped into many a time on the road and when I was writing in a little grey room he was in town and I asked him whether he wanted to pop by and so the song we wrote originally was for this album but it just didn't seem to fit with the rest of the stuff, so a couple of weeks later when I was in London he called me up and said 'Jules, Do you mind if we use the song we wrote?', and I said 'No, of course not' and I thought 'Well, they're either going to use it or they won't, you know, it's nice of them to ask' and then a week or two later I was in the car fumbling through the radio stations in London and there it was. I'm like, 'Yeah, that's great'."

The Lyrics

If you want to say goodbye,
I'll wait for your reply
(And) when you're walkin' down the street,
you'll know the reason why
If you call me on the phone,
you'll find that I have gone
And when he whispers in your ear
you'll know that you were wrong

If you want the sun to shine
If you want this heart of mine
If you want the sun,
If you want the sun
If you want the sun to shine

If you call me by my name,
there won't be words to say
An when you pass me on the street
I'll look the other way
If you think I wait for you,
you've got a lot to learn
And if you plan to change your mind,
don't wait for my return

If you want the sun to shine
If you want this heart of mine
If you want the sun,
If you want the sun
If you want the sun to shine

The sun won't shine anymore
The way it used to before
Since you have taken for me
The things that once used to be

If you want the sun,
If you want the sun
If you want the sun to shine

If you want to say goodbye,
I'll wait for your reply
(And) when you're walkin' down the street,
you'll know the reason why
If you call me on the phone,
you'll find that I have gone
And when he whispers in your ear
you'll know that you were wrong

If you want the sun to shine
If you want this heart of mine
If you want the sun,
If you want the sun
If you want the sun to shine

If you want the sun to shine
If you want this heart of mine
If you want the sun,
If you want the sun
If you want the sun to shine