Throwback Thursday – Shawn Colvin ‘Sunny Came Home’ (1997)
Well, color me surprised. I didn't realize Shawn Colvin's album with "Sunny Came Home" on it was a concept album! The album entitled, A Few Small Repairs, is an album all about divorce. Shawn Colvin was going through a divorce at the time and wrote about it. She had also relocated to Austin, TX at the time.
"Sunny Came Home" was both commercially and critically successful. The song won both Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year and was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Not too shabby.
The song peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Shawn Colvin was also part of the Lillith Fair Tour.
While, I knew the song was about a woman coming home to escape her past, start over, and maybe get some revenge on people from her past, I didn't realize the lyrics reference her actually burning down her house! Listen carefully!