One family deals with sorrow and sadness.
Always the Sun, is what they’d say;
they held their heads up every day.
The Stanglers did not sit and mope;
instead, they always hung on hope.
They knew about adversity,
this average New York family.
Yet bad things did not get them down;
the thought of sadness made them frown.
To help them keep their spirits high,
each used an earwurm* to get by.
This little fragment of a tune
could turn December into June.
Although the music helped a lot,
a little extra help was sought.
They talked to sorrow and forlorn,
and when they did, some good was born:
We’d like to see you drive on by
because despairing makes us cry.
Hit any road you choose to take;
your sadness hurts, for goodness sake.
—Always the Sun
*An earwurm (with a 'u') is a short fragment of a tune that can stick a song inside your head.