Sunshine

Written by Nicolette Good. Copyright 2011.

You were a boy of 17 when I first met you
You watched the Fall leaves slowly change
And when I told you I’d stay forever
You said life won’t happen that way
We can’t have sunshine everyday

And years later that same old tree line
Turned from Autumn to Winter grey
I bought a one-way ticket on a West-bound train
And you fell to yours knees and sang,
“Please don’t take my sunshine away.

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
I’ll never know dear how much you loved me
But please don’t take my sunshine away.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.”

You wrote a funeral mass for a choir
And carved our names under your skin
You said, ‘These Fall leaves will never fall again
So don’t look back when you leave here today.
There goes my sunshine walkin’ away.
There goes my sunshine walkin’ away.”