Friday, July 26, 2019

A Window Above: She's Got a Way

Song: "She's Got a Way"
Writer and Original Performer: Billy Joel
Original Release: November 1, 1971
Album: Cold Spring Harbor

This is a song I have long associated with my daughter.  The "smile that heals me," the laugh that "reveals me" and the "light around her" are all reminiscent of the spell she first cast upon me as a little girl.  Years pass and the little kid is replaced by a young woman, turning 16 soon - too soon.  The father/daughter relationship gets more complicated as life gets more complicated.  But she can still floor me with a smile.

Want to hear all of the songs I have featured in a convenient playlist?

Enjoy: A Window Above

What are you listening to these days?


  1. That is so beautiful what you shared about your daughter! My son is only 9 months, but the lyrics speaks to me too☺

    1. Enjoy the wonderful roller coaster of parenthood, Natalia!

  2. Lovely song to be able to think about your daughter.
    You always have the most interesting music.

  3. Billy Joel is a talented musician. I could listen to his music day after day.

    1. My daughter would agree with you. My wife... not so much.

  4. I used to really love Billy Joel and will still stop to listen to his classics.
    Most of the songs I associate with my kids are by U2.

    1. Beautiful Day with my daughter.
      Um... I forget the title of the one which goes to my oldest son, but it's from the same album.
      And, really, the whole first half of the disc from Gold for my younger son, because it's one of the few things that would help go to sleep when he was a baby.

  5. nice song....
    lovely singer. One of my favorites