Sunset In My Pocket

HubbaBubbas

A sprightly track that belies a more reticent lyrical pathos, ‘Sunset in My Pocket’ sees Singapore-based indie act HubbaBubbas work with another compatriot in Evanturetime, who produced the single. Explaining the story behind the song, vocalist Stephanie Lim says:

“Sunset In My Pocket was inspired by a picture in my mind of the back view of an elderly couple sitting in a grass field, watching the sunset. For some reason that image just stuck with me and I wondered what their story would have been like.

When I started writing the lyrics, I imagined what my grandparents’ story might have been like, because I’ve been too afraid to ask my grandma. She was really sad when my grandpa passed away from cancer. Even during her birthday celebrations years later, she would still tear up thinking about him. I haven’t asked her about it yet, because I don’t want her to relive those memories if she’s not ready, so I made it up with what I thought about love.”

[Verse 1]
I’ll keep the sunset in my pocket
Hide it in a locket
We’ll steal a glance when it is private
To keep the daylight going on

[Verse 2]
You keep my keys right in your pocket
Unlock my thoughts with your stealthiness
We’ll share opinions with our glances
To stay right on in-sync

[Chorus]
So let’s ride
We’ll pedal up into the sky
With our minds
Spoonfuls of hope,
keep us fine
Oh finally we have made it
Can I keep that sunset in my pocket

[Verse 3]
You’ll take my place if I can help it
I’d take your place but this I cannot do
My time with you a precious covenant
So glad we made it through

[Chorus]
So let’s ride
Pedal up into the sky
With our minds
Spoonfuls of hope,
keep us fine
Oh finally we have made it
Can I keep that sunset in my pocket

[Outro]
Oh dear don’t be so sad
You said this was your favourite sight
Oh dear don’t be so sad
A few more moments to savour