Silver Lining

Song Notes

TK/Jeff Franzel
©2002

–Jeff and I thought for sure "Silver Lining" would land in the film "Stuart Little 2." Although we didn’t get to see a script or a film clip, we were told the story of how the little mouse’s life continued with his human family. In this movie, we learned, Stewart would suffer some disappointments, and that his father would try to teach him to look for the silver lining when things don’t go his way.

[When we submitted the song we were told that the powers-that-be loved it but felt it was a little too "adult" for the film.]

You don’t have to say a word
I can see how much that hurts
Listen now for what it’s worth
Help is on the way

Sometimes when you’re in despair
You forget somebody cares
You miss the love that’s always there
When you feel that way

So if you’re down and out
Think no one can save you now
Baby let there be no doubt
It’s gonna be all right
The world keeps turning

Even when the sun is hiding
Somewhere in the world it’s shining
Even when it seems so far away
Baby there’s a silver lining to everything

And sometimes when you need some help
You can blame it on yourself
Till you feel like there’s nothing left
And nothing’s gonna change

So if you’re feeling blue
Like this time you won’t pull through
Baby that’s not half the truth
It’s gonna be all right
So don’t you worry

Even when the sun is hiding
Somewhere in the world it’s shining
Even when it seems so far away
Baby there’s a silver lining… to everything

To learn to fly you risk it all
And baby how it hurts to fall
You want to run, but there’s another way

Even when the sun is hiding
Somewhere in the world it’s shining
Even when it seems so far away

I know you’re feeling brokenhearted
But soon you’ll see it’s where we started
Looking for the love that saved the day
Baby there’s a silver lining… to everything

words & music: Tom Kimmel & Jeff Franzel
©2002 Morrissette Music/Bird Wins Publishing (ASCAP)

(Previously unreleased recording)
Written for the motion picture Stewart Little 2 (rejected)

Produced by Tom Kimmel, Jeff Franzel & Cliff Goldmacher
Recorded by Cliff Goldmacher & Jimmy Dulin at Cliff’s Walk-In Closet (Nashville)
Mixed by Cliff Goldmacher at Cliff Goldmacher Music Production (NYC)

TK – vocals, guitar
Andrea Zonn – harmony vocal
Steve Conn – keyboards
George Marinelli – guitar
Alison Prestwood – bass
Glen Caruba – drums

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