Song Spotlight: “Here Comes The Sun”

Sun rising over the mountain tops with sparse clouds overhead. Label reads "folk-pop"
  • Mood: Supportive, Optimistic
  • Themes: Weather, Moods
  • Tempo: Moderate
  • Genre/Style: Folk-Pop

The Beatles are well known across generations and are known for their rock and folk-pop songs. George Harrison wrote the lyrics and melody to this song after experiencing a variety of stress from work, personal trials, and difficult times with the band. On a whim, he skipped work and went to Eric Clapton’s house, where he found inspiration in the sunny and peaceful scene of his friend’s backyard. 

Just as the winter season is cold and has less sun than the summer season, our life can have seasons that are more challenging than others. When the sun comes out in the spring we often feel a sense of a fresh start or renewal. As our life seasons transition, sometimes we notice the change and sometimes we don’t. Sometimes the change is gradual and sometimes we find ourselves in a new space all at once.

“Here Comes the Sun” is not only a song of seasonal change from winter to spring. It is also a song of hope for when our day to day feels gray and cold, reminding us that the season is bound to change and that sunshine may be on its way. We can face the cold winter with friends who may help support us through the darker days and celebrate with us upon the return of spring. 

Read some of the lyrics below:

Here comes the sun (Doo-d-doo-doo)

Here comes the sun

And I say, “It’s alright”

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter

Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun (Doo-d-doo-doo)

Here comes the sun

And I say, “It’s alright”

This is a great song to use in a 1:1 setting or group and would go well with a collection of songs that explore the concept of love or community. This song is a great opportunity for songwriting, or it can be used as a transition into group discussion.

Try This:

Theme This song would fit well into a collection of songs about weather or moods.  Other complementary songs may include “Stormy Weather,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head.”

Have a discussion about the best and most challenging parts of the seasons. 

Invite the group to discuss ways to support others through the challenging seasons of life.

Read the lyrics of the song and discuss the group’s favorite parts of the end of winter to the start of spring.

Sing along with this well known song. Display the lyrics if desired. 

Play shakers or percussion instruments along with this song.

Create a word cloud online or by writing it out that captures the feeling of seeing the sun after a long cold winter and print out the final image to display in the group’s meeting area. 

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