Love's Silver Lining

Love's Silver Lining

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Liner Notes: 

When I read someone's lyrics I'm looking first for a meter in the lines that I can sing. Then it has to be a story I can sell as a singer. This is the fifth time I've done a @Kingwood Kowboy song. I love finding a lyric that works. As usual I changed a couple of words and added the bridge but he never seems to mind too much.

A while back I bought a set of brush kit samples from Loop Loft. I've been meaning to assemble them into a Sonar Session Drummer kit. It's a bit of a chore but I did it for this one. I feel like I'm in charge of Session Drummer now and don't have to feel pushed around. Wink The drums are way back in the cut but then that's the idea with brushes.

Guitars: '69 Martin D12-20
Gold Tone PBS Resonator
'94 Fender Mexi-Telecaster
Amp: '67 Fender Dual Showman
Fender re-issue Reverb Unit


Love’s Silver Lining
Words and music by Larry W Jones and JW Hanberry

You’re the first to see a silver lining
When dark storm clouds roll out across the sea
You’re the first when there needs some defining
As to what love is really meant to be

So dear, why am I the first in sorrow
When I see the dream was never meant to be
Could it be that in some fine tomorrow
You will see love’s silver lining is me

You’re the first to hear a red robin sing
When the Spring time brings new leaves to the tree
You’re the first to see all of everything
But my love is the last thing you can see


Clouds can have a silver lining
It may just turn out fine
I truly believe it
If you just put your hand in mine

Inst Vs

Oh why oh why

Could it be that in some bright tomorrow
You’ll see love’s silver lining is me

©2018 Larry W Jones and John W Hanberry (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved

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great collaboration. always great country lyrics from Kingwood Kowboy and awesome rendition by John - well done guys real traditional country song!!

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

Another great recording John. I'm too tired from hiking two fourteeners today (Grays & Torreys) so I'll get this posted on my Reverb page tomorrow or Monday. Thanks again for a really smooth rendition.

billwhite51's picture

i pine for the days when country music radio was charged with hit songs like this one. the musc is lassic yet alive and well and the hook! its right up there with yu alreay put little tears in my eyes / why must you throw dirt in my face.......this song could be a showstopper for elvis costello, who is one of the few major performers keeping this brand of heartache alive. its a really great song, and it stands with the best. bravo!

Frances Smith's picture

Sounds great, has a real country waltz feel to it. Chorus is great. Lovely.

kahlo2013's picture

Fantastic collaboration! Love how the melody flows and unfolds like a gorgeous country dance where the longing for love is so tender and palpable. Really love this song!

tcelliott's picture

I want your tele and amp. Just saying. I can see the draw to this lyric, it draws the eye to the guitar so to speak. And you've done it up right proper. Sounds good.

Susan Cantey's picture

Another great country song! You guys need to put these on CDBaby...