This album is about the passing of Victoria Cuthbert.
The thoughts of Victoria, her husband John, her adult children Linda and Joe, her teenage daughter Hope, and the family dog Rufus are revealed in these songs…
I was so much lighter than I should have been
John set me up with a view of the tree
I wasn't that sad, just a little scared
At least all my secrets had been shared
I ran movies and pictures through my head
Like lightning skies and the kids in bed
And us staying up in our rented shack
Watching that sky go from white to black
I wondered how others fill their last days
Dream vacations or one last lay?
I wouldn't do with anything else
Than tea with John, joking "to my health!"
Am I going to be a ghost tonight
Or will I turn into a shooting star
That my whole family will watch
From the verandah tonight