Fall Sunshine

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Nealon
2004-01-01
Copyright 2000 Dave Nealon

Story

I was sawing on the fiddle in the back yard on a clear fall day and caught this one on the breeze.

Lyrics

The freckles flash beneath your eyes, the wind tosses your hair As you climb the ladder reaching for the apples way up there You toss them down to me earthbound till our basket’s past the brim I figure, hey, not a bad way to spend the days we’re in And there’s something in the fall sunshine As it blows across the orchard, and the cider smells like wine You know it won’t last long like this fading song But you long to hang on to fall sunshine The final flap of canvas as the wind fills up the sail We make no sound but splashing and leave nothing in our trail These hours of ease—the gift of the breeze—we take just what she gives I figure now I know somehow this is where my spirit lives And there’s something in the fall sunshine As it flashes on the lake and dances in your mind You know it won’t last long like this fading song And you long to hang on to fall sunshine But autumn doesn’t guarantee an easy time If you’re not splitting wood you’re always raking leaves A hurricane might bring the flood that sends your crops downstream Or you might resign yourself to the coming winter freeze But there’s something in the fall sunshine It’s just the eye of the storm, but I don’t mind You know it won’t last long like this fading song So you long to hang on to fall sunshine And there’s something in the fall sunshine Like a friend who can only stay here a short time You know it won’t last long but it gives your heart a song And you long to hang on to fall sunshine