note from Laura: "Walkin' in the Sun" is one of my favorite Jeff Barry songs. He released it as a single in 1973, but
I didn't hear it for the first time until recently. It absolutely blew me away! Not only does it have a cool melody
with a slight country feel and a groovy guitar lick, the message contained within its lyrics is profoundly inspiring to me
- the realization that the bad times don't last forever and only help you to appreciate the good times when they arrive.
Jeff was thrilled when I suggested putting
up this page; "Walkin'..." is one of his favorites as well. Here's the back story on its composition, in Jeff's own
was blind, and the inspiration for the song came from an incident [that took place] when I was a teenager. I
was walking with my dad in New York City, and it was late in the afternoon. We were a little chilly, as the
tall buildings were shading the sun. My dad said, 'Is the sun out on the other side of the street?' Well, of course
it was. I wrote the song about 25 years later and I didn't realize that the song title came from that day
'til years after that."