Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 951   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 12/11/2018
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

Our senses are involved in loving someone and a scent, an image, song or sound can bring them onto our mind. THis song is about burying your face in the sweater a loved one left behind to indulge in that sensory intimacy. Memories enhanced by the scent of the person and the warmth of their sweater can have a pwerful impact when you really miss them. This song is about those moments. It came out of my childhood. My mother left us when I was young and I used to go into my parents' room and bury my face in her sweater.This song adds a romantic element to it.

Story Behind the Song

My Mom left when I was a kid. I used to go into my parents' room and smell the sweaters she left behind. This song came out of those feelings, though it also has a romantic element to it.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Not sure how to categorise this tune as it's so different. The story telling nature of the lyrics points me in the direction of musical theater. Great vocal performance. A good polished all round performance.

    - Nigel Barrett
Lyrics

Your Sweater
music, lyrics, and vocal by Johnny Schaefer

You left your sweater here
the one with all the colors
the one that makes me glad it's winter time
I know it inside out
I know its every snag
I must've read that stupid tag
a thousand times
and you know what they say
'bout "it's a cold, cold world,
it'll freeze you if you let it"
But there's warmth here in these arms unfurled
Why don't you come back and get it?
You left your sweater here
the one that makes me shiver
the one that wraps me up and ties me down
Your sweater keeps me warm
no fire holds a candle to it
but only when you're wearin' it
I hold your sweater to me
bury my face
smothering in your scent and
imagining your gaze
while in my head, the most impressive music plays
and plays
I get a nervous cough
when you take your sweater off
because I'm not sure what it means
Your sweater looks so good
You really should be proud
You fill it up with love
it's empty now
you left
but your sweater's here
©1985, 2013 Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP

Song Length
3:56
Genres
Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - Lullaby
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Moving, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
Long, Lost Love

Similar Artists
Michael Buble, Rufus Wainwright
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits Vocal by Johnny Schaefer featuring Sara Shakliyan-Mendez on piano
Label Credits Auditory Verve Music distributed by CD Baby