"Silver Lining" as written by Clarence L Lewis and Morris Levy....
And I'm not going back into rags or in the hole
And our bruises are coming
But we will never fold

and I was your silver lining
As the story goes
I was your silver lining but now I'm gold
Hooray hooray I'm your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I'm gold.

And I was your silver lining
High up on my toys
Well you were running through fields of hitchhikers
As the story goes

hooray hooray I'm your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I'm gold
Hooray hooray I'm your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I'm gold

And the grass it was a ticking
And the sun was on the rise
I never felt so wicked
As when I willed our love to die

and I was your silver lining as the story goes
I was your silver lining but now I'm gold
Hooray hooray I'm your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I'm gold
Hooray hooray I'm your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I'm gold
But now I'm gold
But now I'm gold
But now I'm gold


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"Silver Lining" as written by Morris Levy Clarence L Lewis

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  • +2
    General Commentas far as what i think this song is about..

    it sounds to me like its about someone who lived to be the only good thing in someone else's life (the silver lineing) but then start living for themself and become happier ( being gold).

    but it seems to me there are probably otehr ways you coudl interpret this song, im excited to see what otehr people will say.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon July 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSounds 100x better than anything on the radio. People need to learn that pure pop music can be just as good as their precious eclectic Indie music.
    tjwellson August 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti've been listening to this song constantly.
    and to some what of a misfortune, i believe i empathize with this narrator, a whole lot.


    so basically,
    jenny sings in the very first lines about all the things she's amounted to this relationship. that she can no longer be in this relationship because of the emotional "bruises" he inflicted, or even perhaps that she fabricated.
    as a result, jenny rises above being someone's else "silver lining" by becoming "gold". this is probably a play on the fact that gold is a more precious metal than silver, thereby justifying her decision of leaving her lover.

    i'll admit that the line "i was your silver lining, high up on my toes/ while you were running through fields of hitchhikers/ as the story goes" is very vague. perhaps it is meant to be received in such a way, as it is only mentioned once compared to the chorus. I think that it shows how being "on her toes", she attempted to be seen by the guy, searching through a field of aimless nomads, but was unsuccessful. She conclude the verse with "as the story goes", as if to say, "it's the past, and i cannot do anything to change it" alluding her regret.

    you can deffinitally see regret in my favorite line of the whole song, "i never felt so wicked/ as when i willed our love to die". I'm not really sure why i like this line so much, but i tend to pause and take a breath as i like to think our narrator might as well

    moreover, i think that part of the reason that the chorus is repeated so frequently is because jenny is trying to convince herself of her decision. because now she has to face the ramifications of being alone, even though she contends that she's become "gold" or better off.


    despite her "hooray"'s i think jenny's character longs for being someone's sun behind a cloud again.

    i do.
    shabbycaton November 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhether this song is about a significant other, or something involving her band, I think it's about the end of a relationship. When the sun is behind a cloud, the cloud has a silver lining. When the sun is setting, the lining of a cloud turns an orange-ish gold. I think the lyrics are speaking of the sun setting on something that was once promising and beautiful, specifically on a love the narrator willed to die.
    nightofhatson January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentApparently (as the story goes), she was special to someone (their silver lining), but she knew she could be more and became that something (gold) on her own
    gregmoon August 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my favorites on the new album.
    i think to do better, that love has to be over. because it seems it's a one-way thing.
    ahh_eloquenceon August 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've been listening to this song constantly.
    and to some what of a misfortune, i believe i empathize with this narrator, a whole lot.


    so basically,
    jenny sings in the very first lines about all the things she's amounted to this relationship. that she can no longer be in this relationship because of the emotional "bruises" he inflicted, or even perhaps that she fabricated.
    as a result, jenny rises above being someone's else "silver lining" by becoming "gold". this is probably a play on the fact that gold is a more precious metal than silver, thereby justifying her decision of leaving her lover.

    i'll admit that the line "i was your silver lining, high up on my toes/ while you were running through fields of hitchhikers/ as the story goes" is very vague. perhaps it is meant to be received in such a way, as it is only mentioned once compared to the chorus. I think that it shows how being "on her toes", she attempted to be seen by the guy, searching through a field of aimless nomads, but was unsuccessful. She conclude the verse with "as the story goes", as if to say, "it's the past, and i cannot do anything to change it" alluding her regret.

    you can deffinitally see regret in my favorite line of the whole song, "i never felt so wicked/ as when i willed our love to die". I'm not really sure why i like this line so much, but i tend to pause and take a breath as i like to think our narrator might as well

    moreover, i think that part of the reason that the chorus is repeated so frequently is because jenny is trying to convince herself of her decision. because now she has to face the ramifications of being alone, even though she contends that she's become "gold" or better off.


    despite her "hooray"'s i think jenny's character longs for being someone's sun behind a cloud again.

    i do.
    shabbycaton November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've been listening to this song constantly.
    and to some what of a misfortune, i believe i empathize with this narrator, a whole lot.


    so basically,
    jenny sings in the very first lines about all the things she's amounted to this relationship. that she can no longer be in this relationship because of the emotional "bruises" he inflicted, or even perhaps that she fabricated.
    as a result, jenny rises above being someone's else "silver lining" by becoming "gold". this is probably a play on the fact that gold is a more precious metal than silver, thereby justifying her decision of leaving her lover.

    i'll admit that the line "i was your silver lining, high up on my toes/ while you were running through fields of hitchhikers/ as the story goes" is very vague. perhaps it is meant to be received in such a way, as it is only mentioned once compared to the chorus. I think that it shows how being "on her toes", she attempted to be seen by the guy, searching through a field of aimless nomads, but was unsuccessful. She conclude the verse with "as the story goes", as if to say, "it's the past, and i cannot do anything to change it" alluding her regret.

    you can deffinitally see regret in my favorite line of the whole song, "i never felt so wicked/ as when i willed our love to die". I'm not really sure why i like this line so much, but i tend to pause and take a breath as i like to think our narrator might as well

    moreover, i think that part of the reason that the chorus is repeated so frequently is because jenny is trying to convince herself of her decision. because now she has to face the ramifications of being alone, even though she contends that she's become "gold" or better off.


    despite her "hooray"'s i think jenny's character longs for being someone's sun behind a cloud again.

    i do.
    shabbycaton November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttracycat, i too agree with shabbycat. I am right there right now. On the brink of ending a relationship I am not sure I can let go of. I can see myself regretting it, but I am not sure I can stay in it.

    So I listen to this song over and over.
    angon December 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually feel a little different.
    I think that this song is about when you stay with someone out of pity. The "Silver Lining" in their life. The only good thing they have got going for them--you like them alright so why break up with them?
    But maybe a little clandestine flirting with someone else or even an affair shows her that she can be the pride-- the "gold" of someone's life, cherished and admired, rather that just the ok "silver" of someone else's...
    fadestoblackkon February 06, 2008   Link

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