Snow Day

Growing up in the countryside of south-western Ontario, we definitely knew what winter was all about. We were bussed to school and the drivers were fearless. Some could navigate the unplowed roads and through near blow outs as they had driven the roads every day for years.

I can recall one day having a neighbour stop the bus and haul me and his kids off for he had just found out that the school was closed for a snow day! Another day, the bus came along just to tell everyone on the route that the schools were closed, and then I had to crawl over the ice-covered road to get home as it was too windy to walk.

 Struck brightly by the winter
When the snow falls thick and silent
I can only hear you breathing

I will follow a set of deep tracks
Other people all stay hidden
As the cars rest under snow drifts

So clearly the dark sky
Appears framed by cables
So clearly your breath's white
As you struggle to tell

That the people we have become
Still lay awake hoping to hear airwaves
Say snow day, snow day
Snow day, snow day

Snow day, snow day
Snow day, snow day
Snow day, snow day

As the day goes gray to grayer
We don't think of all the struggle
In our footsteps, it's behind us

So clearly your eyes framed in the light decaying
So quiet your words stood out when you were saying
The people we have become
All know there's more than the setting sun
Snow day, snow day
Snow day, snow day

We can want more
We'll find out in the new morning
We can want more
We'll wait up to hear closings

We can want more
We'll find out in the new morning
We can want more
We'll wait up to hear closings

(Matt Pond PA, 2005:https://youtu.be/NiP6JhZ_Lis)

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