Thursday, February 19, 2009

Slice of Lime-Snow Day

We had our first significant snow in October, which is ridiculously early. I do like snow but in addition to lots of snow this winter it has been dreary and overcast. When the sun shines with the snow it is far more enjoyable. The dreariness is just depressing. Yesterday brought another dumping of snow and a hidden sun. Bleh.
Today I present Lisa Loeb's Snow Day. A particular friend and I were both in a somewhat bleak place a few years ago. We spent a snow day enduring it together after which I was told to go listen to this song. Life gets bleak but a pal can get you through.


Snow Day

it's a bad day.
it's a train ride.
it's a bad day.
you're my medicine
.

it's a snow day.
it's a full moon.
it's a snow day.


when'd you get down to my bones?
where'll i find that wishing stone?
the beads, the records,
all the calls, and the drinks alone.


first by mind, then by music
you'll make this all less confusing.
it's a slow dive down,
a fast distraction,
a strange fall forward -
my lame reaction.


it's a bad day.
it's a long ride.
It s a bad day.
you're my medicine.

it's a sinking feeling,
pulls me through the seat of chairs.
when will you come rescue me,
find solace, and then take me there?


you'll say, "you re not too tired for this life, and
it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
you're not too tired for this life, and
it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice."

when' d you get down to my bones?
where'll i find that wishing stone?
the beads, the records,
all the calls, and the drinks alone.


it's a bad day.
2 miles to go.
it's a bad day.
you're my medicine.


you'll say, "you're not too tired for this life,
and it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice.
you're not too tired for this life,
and it's not gonna matter if you fall down twice."

you're my medicine.
you're my medicine.
you're my medicine.
you're my medicine.
it's a long ride

~lisa loeb~

19 comments:

Mona said...

Yahtzee!

Mona said...

Those are beautiful pictures!! & that is a beautiful song!

Winter just keeps returning, even when you are pushing it out of the door!

Cocotte said...

Love the black & white photos with the song - so appropriate!

g-man said...

Winter is like an unemployed Cousin that sleeps on your couch. They just won't go away!!!

barman said...

Perfect pictures to go with the wonderful song. I can so feel what is being said this year. We have had a bit of sun but not near enough. Add all the snow and ... is it spring yet.

Gledwood said...

those views must surely make you feel glad to be inside with a nice cup of tea!

Cheesy said...

May I just say you have the most lovely profile! I wish I could hang out with you during a snow day and take pictures of you. Wouldn't that be fun? Hang in there love.. Spring is on the way! I'll be sending it your way very soon as it is just wonderful here....FINALLY!

Jazz said...

Damn snow. We're getting another 10 or so inch dump...

Desmond Jones said...

Oh, I know what you mean. I love the snow (altho driving in it is a layer of 'pain' that I never had when I was a child). And sunshine on freshly-fallen snow is just incredibly beautiful.

But you're right - the on-snd-on-and-on grayness of winter can get pretty oppressive. . .

Poignant post, and photos. . .

truckdriver_sefl said...

Wow!! Look at the snow! That is beautiful! Great shots and it's in the 60's and sunny here just sayin.....

Suldog said...

This may sound odd, but in that last photo, even though it's in black and white and obviously cold, I can almost feel, through the computer screen, the warmth in your face, ready to melt the snow in your hair.

Yup, odd.

Hilary said...

Very nice, but those photos are great!

Fortress Guinness said...

hey Lime...at least you guys get PROPER snow...we just had a few days of it here, a week or two ago...the first significant snow in our area for nigh on 20 years...just a few inches...!!! ha...!!!

'proper' snow i don't mind so much, but when it's 'pathetic' it's just annoying...!!! ;)

Cooper said...

I seem to remember a similar snow-flecked hair shot last winter...and spring did eventually get here...as it will again.

citizen of the world said...

I love the contemplative photos you paired with the phone.

RennyBA said...

Great photos and lovely and passionate words lime!

You know we are two of a kind in loving snow too :-)

Wishing you a wonderful end to your week.

San said...

Such pensive pictures of you. Lovely.

And those lyrics--I've been there.

snowelf said...

The pictures are perfect for this song. Very cool slice of lime this week!!

--snow

Jocelyn said...

I do get a little too focused on your eyebrows at times.

Mine are so untamed that I have admiration for a sleek arch.