"Tim: Chad..come here come here come here./Chad: Wow! Look at her./Tim: I know./Chad: Wow..I've never seen Sharon look so bad before./Tim: I did once before..but this is pretty bad./Chad: Yeah..what do you think she got up to last night?/(Tim and Chad laugh)/Tim: Well..I..Jared, I love you!"
Sharon explains that she was napping on a bench in the park. She was playing with her slurpee and making thin straws out of she had left. People gave her weird looks, observing her weight and making fun of her as she created frozen soda straws.. People didn't want to be around her. She pouts that it was lonely pigging out by herself.
"I was lying on the bench slide in the park across the street l-a-t-e-r that week/My sticky paws were into making straws out of big fat slurpy treats/An incredible eight foot heap/Now the funny glare to pay a gleaming tare in a staring under heat/Involved an under usual feet/
And I'm not only among but I invite who I want to come/So I missed a million miles of fun."
The original chorus is sung once.
In the second chorus, Marc says everything is over for him if people take away what little happiness he has. He's like regular people and people may find it difficult to see the real him. He decides to keep to himself and toughen up.
"I know it's done for me/If you steal my sunshine/Not as some and hard to see/If you steal my sunshine/Keeping dumb and built to beat/If you steal my sunshine."
Sharon and Marc alternate at the end. She chirps "my sunshine" and Marc says "if you steal my sunshine" until the end.
"Steal My Sunshine" is a terrific update of the synth pop hits of the 80s (Human League's "Don't Want You Want Me" and Animotion's "Obsession" in particular.) Marc and Sharon obviously studied the 80s and succeeded in recreating the sound. Sharon the standout, though. Her ironic perkiness suits the single and is a near perfect imitation of Susan Sulley.
The Andrea True Connection sample is subtle and used sparingly. It also adds to the nostalgic tone to the single; however the single's hallucinogenic lyrics are out of place.ED/PUB:LM