I had an innate ability to tap into my sister's heart.  I originally wrote this song when she was going through a tough time emotionally.  She loved the song so much. Interestingly, she had a dream very close to the time I wrote this song. A dream that vividly matched some of the lyrics I was writing. She loved the song very much and it gave her validation for a broken heart and also hope for the future.

Scott McClatchy beautifully altered the lyrics to reflect our heartaches now at this devastating loss of our amazing Jeannine.  It's my honor to have collaborated with him, a dear friend to my sister.  He brought her a lot of smiles and was a positive force in her life. 

Sunny & 72

 

I had this lonesome heartache

Coming back to visit me once more

And there’s nothing that any friend’s advice

Or some doctor’s note could cure

Time will make it better

I keep hearing people say

Well my mood changes like the weather

And there’s storm clouds rolling in today

 

When it rains my heart aches deeper

When I sleep my dreams are sweeter

But on snowy days I just hide away

Til the breeze blows back my blues

When it’s hot the nights are colder

Spring is coming on and I’m feeling older

When it’s sunny, and a high of seventy two

Maybe I’ll be over you

Over you

 

I’ve been contemplating the future

And just what tomorrow may hold

And thinking about all the plans you made

And all the stories now left untold

 

So I sweep all the embers

From the fire that you burned

And think about what could have been

And just how your choices turned

 

Well just like a sunset

That we know has to end

But there are nights that I still hear your voice

Carried on the northern wind

 

When it rains my heart aches deeper

When I sleep my dreams are sweeter

But on snowy days I just hide away

Til the breeze blows back my blues

When it’s hot the nights are colder

Spring is coming on and I’m feeling older

When it’s sunny, and a high of seventy two

Maybe I’ll be over you

Over you