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Originally performed by Stevie Wonder. This is a unique treatment by Cleveland Watkiss, Larry Bartley and Jonathan Gee. Breathing a different life into a classic song to create a classic album.


‘BLAME IT ON THE SUN’- Songwriters

Where has my love gone?
How can I go on?
It seems dear love has gone away
Where is my spirit?
I'm nowhere near it
Oh yes, my love has gone astray

But I'll blame it on the sun
The sun that didn't shine
I'll blame it on the wind and the trees
I'll blame it on the time that never was enough
I'll blame it on the tide and the sea
But my heart blames it on me

Who poured the love out?
What made this bitter doubt?
Is peace not here for me to see?
Wish I could tell you
(Wish I could tell you)
What I am feeling
(What I am feeling)
But words won't come for me to speak

But I'll blame it on the sun
That didn't fill the sky
I'll blame it on the birds and the trees
I'll blame it on the day that ended once too soon
I'll blame it on the nights that could not be
But my heart blames it on me, yeah
(Your heart blames it on you this time)


from Song Diasporas, released October 21, 2016
Cleveland Watkiss Voice
Larry Bartley Acoustic Bass
Jonathan Gee Piano and additional Vocals
Produced By Simon Lowry, Cleveland Watkiss, James Joseph
Mixed and Mastered by James Joseph at Joseph Studios
Cover Image by Sky Bleu
Stylist Shantel Willock
Cover Art Design by James Joseph



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Cleveland Watkiss London, UK

Born in the East End of London, virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer Watkiss studied the voice at the London School of Singing with opera coach Arnold Rose and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Cleveland was also one of the co-founders of the vastly influential Jazz Warriors big band. His vocals can be heard on their debut album, Out of Many People, which won a video award in Japan. ... more

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