Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snow Days

Wherein my second choice was "Winter Kills" from the Yaz classic album, "Upstairs at Eric's"


My favorite winter/snow song from Trip Shakespeare. Great band. When I worked at a bank banch in the Uptown area of South Minneapolis, the band had an account there and they'd come in to deposit checks. Chances are you're more likely to have heard of Semisonic, the band that grew from the ashes of Trip Shakespeare.

Snow Days is from their major label debut, "Across the Universe." Good luck finding it. iTunes does carry two earlier albums, including the Minnesota epic Toolmaster of Brainerd

Snow Days
It's coming down...
On a lucky Monday, Mrs. Braintree
All your lanes are waxen silver

And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It's coming down
Go home!
Go home and take a snow day, Mrs. Braintree!

It's coming down
Snow pains on the motor veins
Keeps your business on the ground

It's coming down
Slow day for the teacher
And her wheels are spinning now

On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
All the roads are closed
And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It's coming down
Go home!

It's coming down
Snow lays on the chainfields
There's a blessing on the ground

It's coming down
If your lanes are crammed with children
There's a blessing on your town

On a lucky Monday, Mrs. Braintree
All your lanes are waxen silver
And the stores are loot for vagabond

It's coming down
Go home!
Go home and take a snow day, Mrs. Braintree!

Mrs. Braintree, you're a chilly northern woman
Go home from yonder bus stop
Because there's a blessing on the ground

Mrs. Braintree, it is written
When the snows come over Dixie
All the roads are closed and the stores are loot for vagabonds.

It's coming down 
Snow lays on the chainfields 
There's a blessing on the ground

It's coming down
If your road's patrolled by children
There's no order to be found

On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
All the roads are closed
And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It's coming down
Go home!

Go home and take a snow day
 

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