“Cover Me in Sunshine” – Momma P!nk and Willow Sage Take it to the Heart.

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Kat Kelly – Since P!nk broke the news that she recorded a song with her daughter, Willow Sage Hart, I have been a giddy P!nk-fan-who-is-also-a-mommy-to-a-free-spirited-girl.

When it was shared here in my quarantine-compound, it has been played no less than 30 times throughout the house on day one!

In my typical fashion, I dig in, feel the music, listen hard, and focus on the message in the music and feelings it evokes. This one is deep, y’all.

First, make sure you give it a listen: Cover Me in Sunshine.

Next, let’s talk about the much deeper meaning behind such a simple song.

Check out these lyrics from P!nk’s VEVO:

“I’ve been dreaming friendly faces. I’ve got so much time to kill.

Just imagine people laughing. I know some day we will.

And even if it’s far away get me through another day.

Cover me in sunshine. Shower me with good times.

Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning.

And everything’ll be alright.

Cover me in sunshine.

From a distance. All these mountains.

Are just some tiny hills.

Wildflowers. They keep living while they’re just standing still.

I’ve been missing yesterday. But what if theres a better place.

Cover me in sunshine. Shower me with good times.

Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning.

And everything’ll be alright.

Cover me in sunshine. Shower me with good times.

Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning.

And everything’ll be alright.

Cover me in sunshine.

La la la.

Cover me in sunshine. Shower me with good times.

Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning.

And everything’ll be alright.

Cover me in sunshine.”

Maybe it is the 350 days (and counting) of living through the pandemic world of 2019-2021. Maybe it is the deep connection that clearly exists between Pink and her daughter. Maybe it is understanding that there is more knowing in the world and that despite that there are so many people that aren’t seeming to ‘get it;’ this is a solid reminder that there are a whole bunch of us that do.

Or maybe it is that I over-analyze everything. Always have. Always will.

This song truly speaks to the evolutionary time we are living through. And I wish it were easier to get everyone to see the depths of this moment in our history. In the first verse, dreaming of friendly faces is such a true testament to this time, particularly in America where our division has been amplified in recent years. Then a quick move into a reminder that we will laugh together again.

Next up is the reminder that we must sometimes take things one day at a time.

Into the chorus with Willow Sage’s pure wonder and mom and daughter taking comfort in the fact that the world keeps going on and that we have been through all kinds of stuff before. It is all gonna be ok.

As we move into the next verse, the mountains from a distance are really just hills to climb and that wildflowers grow while standing still; a testament to our growth in this snippet of time.

Then comes the realization that I believe has been lost on so many people. We are missing yesterday, but what if there is a better way? Clamoring back to “normal” may not be the way to the future.

Of course, this is through my own filter, but this song hits every feel on the way down.

The world as we know it is gone. This is a time to evolve. We are getting close to the breakthrough.

Cover me in sunshine….

 

Kat Kelly is the founder of Vexteo and she loves a good, deep song that makes her cry. For example, this one…