The Sweetness in the Air

The Sweetness in the Air appears on

Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce
Featuring Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, And Jennifer Sheehan
with a guest appearance by Jane Monheit

Sung by Carole
Music by Rick Cummins

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

The Sweetness in the Air

There’s a snowfall, early April
There’s an afghan on my chair
There’s a picture from your childhood
There’s a sweetness in the air
With my eyes closed, I can see you now
Or the watch coat you used to wear
There’s not a dark cloud
I can’t rise above
To the sweetness in the air
I make no sound
I feel my fool way around
I’ve always been among the strong ones
I take all care
I know what the heart can bear
I try to see myself as others see me
Maybe it’s a kind of prayer
And I always check what time it is
Though I always know what time it is
It’s an easy bead
When time goes by so slow
There’s a snowfall and a girl of ten
Making angels in the square
There is coffee in my coffee urn
There’s a sweetness
And it’s always there
Because you once were here
And always here
Within the sweetness in the air