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Bill Withers

Ain't No Sunshine (2:02)

soul · 70s · blues · oldies

Bill Withers told Songfacts that an inspiration for this song was the 1962 movie Days of Wine and Roses .

"I was watching a movie called Days Of Wine And Roses (1962) with Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon. They were both alcoholics who were alternately weak and strong. It's like going back for seconds on rat poison. Sometimes you miss things that weren't particularly good for you. It's just something that crossed my mind…

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Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long

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