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Land of Sunshine - Faith No More

Land of Sunshine

Angel Dust
alternative metal rock alternative rock alternative mike patton


"Land of Sunshine" is a song by the alternative metal band Faith No More from their fourth album, Angel Dust. It was released as a promo single in 1992 along with "Midlife Crisis". The song was purportedly written by singer Mike Patton during an experiment on sleep deprivation (He also wrote "Caffeine" at this time). Lyrical content The lyrics themselves, for the most part, are taken almost directly from two sources - Chinese fortune cookies, and the Oxford Capacity Analysis personality test offered by the Church of Scientology. The test features the following questions, compared to lines from the song: 12. Do you often sing or whistle just for the fun of it? “Do you often sing or whistle just for fun?” 52. Does life seem worthwhile? “Does life seem worthwhile to you?” 60. Does emotional music have quite an effect on you? “Does emotional music have quite an effect on you?” 192. Do you sometimes feel that your age is against you (too young or too old)? “Do you feel sometimes that age is against you?” 195. Do others push you around? (This line is present in the lyrics booklet supplied with the album, but is not said in the song itself) The following lines are, ostensibly, taken from the fortunes in Chinese fortune cookies: * “Life to you is a dashing bold adventure” * “Sing and rejoice, fortune is smiling upon you” * “You have a winning way, so keep it” * “You are an angel heading for a land of sunshine” * “Pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake”


Faith No More is an alternative metal group that formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1979. Their music combines elements of various different genres, including heavy metal, funk, hardcore punk, progressive, electronica, soul, gospel, film scores, soft rock, R&B, hip hop and jazz, among many others. Faith No More formed in 1979 under the name Sharp Young Men, and later Faith No Man. This early incarnation of the band was fronted Mike "The Man" Morris. Show more ...

Land of Sunshine - Faith No More

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(l, m, p) Faith No More

(Angel Dust [Slash Records, 1992])
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You have a winning way, so keep it
Your future
You are an angel heading for a land of sunshine
And fortune is smiling upon you
Prepare for a series of a comfortable miracles
From fasting to feasting
And life to you is a dashing, bold adventure
So sing, and rejoice
And look for the dream that keeps coming back
Your future
Pat yourself on the back and give yourself a handshake
'cause everything is not yet lost...
(Does life seem worthwhile to you?)
Here's how to order!
Does life seem worthwhile to you?
Do others push you around?
Is age against you?
Sing and rejoice!
Does life seem worthwhile to you?
Does emotional music
Have quite an effect on you?
I-I can help-I can help you-I can help you help yourself!
Here's how to order!
Varicose
Comatose
Senile
Caffeine
Pour shame all over us
Harden into a crust
- - - cement - - -
Forget the glamour and
Mumble a jackhammer
- - - under your breath - - -
Hide your face in the curtains
Better unsaid, so close
And it rolls off the tongue
Almost
The world expects the pose
Perfectly natural
- - - loosen up - - -
Smearing wet concrete
And swearing you'll never be
- - - caught - - -
At your weakest, etched in stone
And we're frozen here, peeking
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