Dear Jennie

Story Behind The Song

Based on a true story excerpt from Susan Orleans's "The Library Book", in the 1940's, a man leaves notes in as many books as he can find in the hopes that one of them will make there was to his lost love.

Song Description

Based on a true story excerpt from Susan Orleans's "The Library Book", a man leaves notes in as many books as he can find in the hopes that one of them will make there was to his lost love.

Song Length 4:07 Genre Country - Americana, Folk - Americana
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Affable Subject Lost Love, Searching for Love
Similar Artists Fiona Apple, Haim Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Dear Jennie,
where are you keeping yourself these days?
I've searched three cities for you and can't seem to find a trace.
Dear Jennie,
you always had your head in a book
so I've written a note for you on a page
of every library book on the shelf.
Your name's on countless pages,
and I hope somehow it makes its way to you.
Though the odds are against us,
I guess I'll take my chances,
cause I can't help believing
that one day fate's gonna pull through.

Dear Jennie,
I found your letters underneath my bed.
We thought we'd spelled it out but there was much left unsaid
Dear Jennie,
you might call me crazy, but I'm stuck on old memories
and this time I can't let them go to waste.
I know I'm digging through the rubble,
but time will shine a tarnished history.
Oh, let's start it over
and write a different ending,
cause I've traveled a distance
from the fool I used to be.

Help me put these fears to rest
Oh Jennie, won't you write me at the old address?

(Instrumental)

I might be digging through the rubble
but time will shine a tarnished history.
Oh, let's start it over And write a different ending,
cause I've traveled a distance
from the fool I used to be.

If time's the only test,
I never loved you any less.
Oh Jennie, won't you write me at the old address?

Lyrics Layla Frankel Music Layla Frankel
Producer Jim Kimball Publisher Layla Frankel
Performance Layla Frankel

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