November 4, 2010

Hang on Little Tomato

Brrr... chilly nights and I have just a few tomatoes hanging on the vine.  I'm sad to see them go and I've been thinking of this lovely little song written and performed by Pink Martini called "Hang on Little Tomato".  It makes me happy.  Go listen to it here.  Someday I'm going to illustrate this song.  I think it would make a great children's book.

The sun has left and forgotten me
It's dark, I cannot see
Why does this rain pour down
I'm gonna drown
In a sea
Of deep confusion

Somebody told me, I don't know who

Whenever you are sad and blue
And you're feelin' all alone and left behind
Just take a look inside and you'll find

You gotta hold on, hold on through the night

Hang on, things will be all right
Even when it's dark
And not a bit of spark
Sing-song sunshine from above
Spreading rays of sunny love

Just hang on, hang on to the vine

Stay on, soon you'll be divine
If you start to cry, look up to the sky
Something's coming up ahead
To turn your tears to dew instead

And so I hold on to his advice

When change is hard and not so nice
You listen to your heart the whole night through
Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you.

2 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

Fabulous! I hope you do illustrate that one day--love the delicate, soft painting you did here, Amy.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful watercolor Amy!
And a lovely song,I hope you follow the toughts you have because
I think you are right; it would be a great childrens book!

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