SnowTime

Album: Before This World (2015)
  • Oleana, via Del Norte, O Canada
    It was snowtime, it was showtime, it was no time
    To be lost in downtown Toronto
    It was wintertime, 'round dinnertime
    I'm beginning to see that the sunshine just doesn't want to

    From a side street come a backbeat
    Pulling on me like the moon pullin' on the tide
    Ay caramba, one note samba, la la la la bamba
    Lighting me up inside

    They had the heat of the sun in the beat of the talking drum
    The light of a tropical moon on a night to remember
    Someone summoned up summer just strumming on an old guitar
    And every note was the antidote to December

    My first impression, some kind of procession
    Pulling on a long line of fancy dancers
    A band stuck up on a flatbed truck
    They were raising a ruckus swinging for the fences

    Exiled Mexican textile working
    Punching two clocks, sending two paychecks home boys
    Hard working law 'biding bus riding people
    Celebration on wheels destination unknown

    They had the heat of the sun in the beat of the talking drum
    The light of a tropical moon on a night to remember
    Someone summoned up summer just strumming on an old guitar
    And every note was the antidote to December

    Rio Grande
    Oleana
    Via Del Norte
    Oh Canada

    There was a lifeline south in the song coming from her mouth
    It swallowed me up and I followed it on downtown
    In the light of dawn the message that life goes on
    For the frozen man an invitation to live again

    They had the heat of the sun in the beat of the talking drum
    The light of a tropical moon on a night to remember
    Someone summoned up summer just strumming on an old guitar
    And every note was the antidote to December

    They were shakin' it loose with the juice from the mambo man
    Long lanky yankee boy, buckwheat and spanky my my

    Santiago de Cuba
    Belo Horizonte
    Cartagena
    Guaguancó Canada
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