The stirring ‘Written In The Snow’ is a potential love anthem, which is a piano and acoustic based ode to romance featuring shameless heart on sleeve lyrics:
“I would die if I thought anyone would hurt you yes,
I would cry to think anyone could do something like that.
You’re the queen of the village green, the sort of thing you
hear from the insane”.
It is hard to get away with singing lyrics like the above without sounding condescending, but John carries it off with aplomb. The power of positive thinking is a theme that features prominently in this instrumentally colourful album, in tracks such as ‘The Sun In California’ and ‘The World (will soon turn our way). This is a neat album in which the instrumental variety is more reminiscent of summertime than autumn or fall.