"Sunny Road" as written by and Emiliana/carey Torrini....
Wrote you this
I hope you got it safe
It's been so long
I don't know what to say
I've traveled 'round
Through deserts on my horse
But jokes aside
I want to come back home
You know that night
I said I had to go
You said you'd meet me
On the sunny road

It's time, meet me on the sunny road
It's time, meet me on the sunny road

I never married
Never had those kids
I loved too many
Now heaven's closed its gates.
I know I'm bad
To jump on you like this
Some things don't change
My middle name's still 'Risk'
I know that night
So long long time ago
Will you still meet me
On the sunny road

It's time, meet me on the sunny road
It's time, meet me on the sunny road

Well, this is it
I'm running out of space
Here is my address
And number just in case.
This time as one
We'll find which way to go
Now come and meet me
On the sunny road


Lyrics submitted by Madraykin

"Sunny Road" as written by Emiliana Torrini Daniel De Mussenden Carey

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    General CommentWhat an awesome song!

    Why have no more comments been made on this song? We need some more JJJ listeners around.

    Quality track. She pursues the lryrics, finds the right emotional ground and delivers them with a stunning passion. Ahh.
    !!**!!on February 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsends shivers through body i can relate 2 this song so much
    SwoopSwoop_RockRocon July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere is one person to whom I would like to send such letter... it's been so long time ago, but I still miss him. Every time I listen to this song I remember him, but i am not so brave to take some action.
    Beautifull song
    slowdownon September 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationoo i just discovered this song, i'm already crazy about it.

    i think the singer/writer of the "letter"/narrator is speaking to an old lover, someone she used to be young and in love with. she left because she was young and restless, and needed to figure things out. he said "meet me on the sunny road" perhaps not realizing how much time would pass, but time DID pass, years and years, after she should have settled down and after she should have had kids, but none of that ever happened, and now she's alone and has figured out that she was only comfortable with that one lover she had so long ago...and she wants to know if she can meet her old friend on the sunny road. she's so road-worn that she realizes he might not want to, and she braces herself, giving him her address and such, leaving the option open. "i know i'm bad to jump on you like this" implies that it's been a long, long time since they last spoke and she's contacting him really randomly...

    i hope i never have to identify with this song (in the way i've interpreted it anyway) but i think it would make for a beautiful story.
    barges26on August 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationAre the 'deserts' traveled a metaphor for a series empty or leading-to-nowhere relationships? The following line, of 'jokes aside' allude to a quest for something grand, 'traveled round through deserts on my horse', that really didn't amount to much real meaning for her.

    My first hit on the lyric 'now heaven's closed its gates' was that the time for her chance to have kids passed by age or circumstance.

    I never got the death of a partner hit from the lyrics, and it doesn't make sense for me with the closing lines of 'here's my address and number just in case'. It is still valid for the writer of this comment, as one could write a letter as an act of closing, or self fulfillment, or longing.
    blaze58on January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere aren't many songs I consider "soothing" or "feel-good" or whatever, songs I can listen to on repeat for hours and feel better and calm... But along with JCale's "Magnolia", this is one of them. Absolutely gorgeous, and very effective. Most songs I listen to and love for a catchy beat or poem, but this one has impact on my emotions, in a very strong and very good way (unlike 'Wishful thinking', by wilco, which always has me dying inside..)

    :)
    emreeon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. Her voice is surprisingly unique and lovely. The way she sings it is so wonderfully understated when so many other artists-thanks in great part to american idol-think that good singing is simply belting every note you can. She shapes it so perfectly.
    TriColouron May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyour right this song is calming, its pretty, and peaceful.
    music*ismyboyfriendon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawesome song. i totally think shes writing it to either A) an old boyfriend or B) her husband.
    "Wrote you this
    I hope you got it safe
    It's been so long
    I don't know what to say
    I've travelled 'round
    Through deserts on my horse
    But jokes aside
    I wanna come back home
    You know that night
    I said I had to go
    You said you'd meet me
    On the sunny road
    It's time, meet me on the sunny road
    it's time, meet me on the sunny road"
    basiclly saying that its been a long time since she left and shes been everywhere but she wants to go back home to him. and she thinks its time for him to meet her at this one place they always shared.
    "I never married
    Never had those kids
    I loved too many
    Now heaven's closed its gates.
    I know I'm bad
    To jump on you like this
    Some things don't change
    My middle name's still 'Risk'
    I know that night
    So long long time ago
    Will you still meet me
    On the sunny road
    It's time, meet me on the sunny road
    It's time, meet me on the sunny road"
    Okay, I got 2 things out of this.either A) she is writing to her husband whom she left and how when she was gone she could be anyone, that she never had kids or got married and that she was with a lot of people and was taking risks while she was gone but she realizes shes getting older and should face the mistakes shes made or B) its to an ex boyfriend about how she could always change who she was, like she could have been married or had kids and that shes told the lies to many people and she was always taking a risk that they would find out the truth about her and that maybe her ex boyfirend did and thats why she left.
    "Well, this is it
    I'm running out of space
    Here is my address
    And number just in case.
    This time as one
    We'll find which way to go
    Now come and meet me
    On the sunny road"
    shes finishing up her letter, that is on maybe like a napkin or a hotel piece of paper, a small piece of paper, and giving him her info to see if he'll contact her or meet her if hes still in love with her
    iluvothon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti disagree with iluvoth, i think that the girl in the song was with a man/boy/whatever and they were in love, however, she needed time to figure out what she wanted in life/from their relationship, but it takes her years and she's unsure if still loves her. so when she sings ''it's time, meet me on the sunny road'' it means that she's ready to be with him, and knows what she wants from the rest of her life.

    ps. !!**!!, i'm a JJJ listerner... haha
    turtlegurlon November 06, 2006   Link

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