Week 453 // Some Days Are Sunny

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I wrote this song for Juliette. She was born just a couple of days ago. I was thinking about her as I watched a mighty rain fall this evening. I was thinking how many emotions a person must feel around the time they're born, and how amazing and confusing they all must be. The feelings don't yet have any names or context. They just come and go and shift and change like the weather, and the brand new person has to just hang on for the ride.

Songs for babies tend to tell them they should be happy. Of course, I want nothing more than for Juliette to be happy, and I hope and anticipate that she often will be. But she is going to feel so many different things whether we like it or not. It has already started, and it's going to last her whole life through. I want to tell her that it's okay to feel all of those things. Everybody is feeling them. We can help each other out when somebody doesn't feel nice, and we can try to look on the bright side when we don't feel okay, but we don't ever need to pretend. It's better to name the feelings and move through them in due time, and recognize the best feelings so we can savor them and remember them.

It'll be a while until Juliette can name all of her feelings and understand which ones she's moving through. In the mean time, I hope my voice is soft and relaxing, and I very much look forward to making her acquaintance.

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Some days are sunny
Some days are rainy
You can have a good day
Even when it rains
Even if it rains
Come tomorrow
Or any other day

Some folks are happy
Other folks are grumpy
You can help the grumpy folks
By doing something nice
By doing something friendly
Trying to be friendly
Is doing something right

All kinds of feelings
You'll get to feel them
You'll get to know them
And learn what they're called
It's okay to feel them all
It's okay to feel them all

It's nice to smile
It's so fun to giggle
Go ahead and wiggle
If that's the way you feel
But only if you want to
Giggle when you like to
Wiggle when it's real

All kinds of feelings
You'll get to feel them
You'll get to know them
And learn what they're called
It's okay to feel them all
It's okay to feel them all

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released July 22, 2019

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