1. Sunny Day

From the recording Skyhouse & Scarlet - 2001

Oh man!  This thing is *loaded* with interesting sonic details.  You could hear it a dozen times and STILL be picking out new details - particularly proud of the layering here.

Probably my favorite middle-8 of all my work.  Still makes me feel high when I hear it.... even after decades. I like the imagery in the lyrics, too.

There are two drums parts on this song... one in the right channel, one in the left.  Also, lots of interesting percussion, guitar licks, electric piano, and ambient noises. 
The compressed symbol 'swoosh' going into the final verse is so..... right. 

I dig the (non)ending, too.  It doesn't resolve, which adds to the 'floating' feel of the tune.

As you would guess, this one's about the power that a warm, clear day can wield - power to lift our blues high into the summer sky. This was written sitting at the fountains in Moscow's Friendship Square on a day I happened to get off work early.

PS - Just for fun I reinterpreted this song in May 2020, which for comparison you can hear in the 'Misc 2020's' section.


Sunny day
It's enough to lift you up
It's enough to knock you out - with love

Sunny day
It's enough to pull you through
Quite enough to pull you out - of your wonderous shell

Sunny day
It can lift you up, though you aren't strong
Can harmonize, and help you sing your song -
Your song of songs

My head is so light, I don't think I can keep it down
(I could canter but this breeze keeps me blowing around)
I could slide beneath the diamonds of water and drown
(But if I died, I might miss the luscious, bubbling sounds)
Of a sunny day....

Sunny day
It could helium my blues
Lift me high above these sullen shoes
If I could be with anyone, it's you I'd choose