Kate (kate_nepveu) wrote,
Kate
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"I wrote a valley winter song to play for you"

"Valley Winter Song," by Fountains of Wayne, came up on my iPod today in the car. I'd fallen completely in love with this song in an inappropriate season, but was happy to be reminded of it today. Things are still frantic around here, but as I wait for someone to call me back, I thought y'all might like a sweet acoustic song about getting through the cold winter.

Here's the lyrics. The second set of verses is my favorite.

Hey sweet Annie, don't take it so bad
You know the summer's coming soon
Though the interstate is choking under salt and dirty sand
And it seems the sun is hiding from the moon

Your daddy told you when you were a girl
The kind of things that come to those who wait
So give it a rest girl, take a deep breath girl
And meet me at the Bay State tonight

The snow is coming down on our New England town
And it's been falling all day long
What else is new? What could I do?
I wrote a valley winter song to play for you.

And late December can drag a man down
You feel it deep in your gut
Short days and afternoons spent pottering around
In a dark house with the windows painted shut

Remember New York, staring outside
As reckless winter made its way
From Staten Island, to the Upper West Side
Whiting out our streets along the way

The song is coming down on our New England town
And it's been falling all day long
What else is new? What could I do
But sing this valley winter song I wrote for you.

It appears that you can find live MP3s of this song at fountainsofwayne.us's downloads section, under 20040121_Amsterdam (direct link if that works) or 20040306_Paris (direct link). (I can't download those files at work, so I can't be sure.) VH1 also has a live video of the song, on their videos page for the band (I don't have the right plug-in to see it).

Do report back if these links work and if you like the song!

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