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"Sunshine" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith, written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Marti Frederiksen. It was released in mid-2001 as a promotional single from the band's album Just Push Play .
Aerosmith had to cancel a gig in Irvine, California in order to complete the filming of the music video for this song.
The song's lyrics have an Alice in Wonderland feel with such lyrics as 'I followed Alice into wonderland', 'Took to the hatter like a walk in the park', 'I ate the mushroom and I dance with the queen', 'I chased that rabbit up her Bodhi Tree' and 'That caterpillar's tryin' to cop a plea'. Also included are the lyrics 'She's finer than a painted rose' which possibly refer to Disney's cartoon adaptation when the Queen's men try to paint the white roses red.
The cover art was drawn by cartoonist Larry Welz.
"Sunshine" is also a street name for LSD. However, the lyrics 'Sunshine, the kind that everybody knows', may suggest that the song does not refer to LSD.
The music video directed by Samuel Bayer, features several characters from the book, and Tyler portrays the Mad Hatter.
Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has also incorporated elements of pop rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. They are sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". The primary songwriting team of Tyler and Perry is often known as the "Toxic Twins".
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