Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Like The Weather

 I made it to the gym this morning for the second time this week, so I'm feeling pretty good about that!  Even had a pretty good workout.  Anyhoo..this song came up on my playlist while I was working out and I thought, well, this is just perfect for this week!  Although I must say, she is acting way too happy for the lyrics...but there are chickens in the video!!!  Real chickens!!  So, we'll excuse any other artistic flaws.. lol! .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te7bbWBXusk




The color of the sky as far as I can see is gull gray
I lift my head from the pillow and then fall again
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my lip as if I might cry
And by the force of will my lungs are filled and so I breathe
Lately it seems this big bed is where I never leave
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my voice as I cry
"What a cold and rainy day
Where on earth is the sun hid away?"
I hear the sound of a noon bell chime, well I'm far behind
you put in 'bout half a day while here I lie
With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my lip as if I may cry
What a cold and rainy day
Where on earth is the sun hid away?
Do I need someone here to scold me?
Or do I need someone who'll grab and pull me out of?
Four poster, dull torpor pulling downward
For it's such a long time since my better days
I say my prayers nightly, this will pass away
The color of the sky is gray as I can see through the blinds
Lift my head from the pillow and then I fall again
I get a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather
A quiver in my lip as if I may cry
A cold and rainy day
Where on earth is the sun hid away?
A cold and rainy day
I shiver, quiver, and try to wake

4 comments:

Ed said...

I remember 10,000 Maniacs but I don't remember that song. I agree, she is a bit perky for a cloudy and rainy day.

pamit said...

I love Ms. Merchant, this song is one of my faves from the old days. Actually I'm going to her concert next month in Boulder - my first time seeing her live. Hooray for chickens as usual :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, I love it when you are feeling a bit feisty... as such I am hoping to tap into your and Jack's knowledge (or the brains of all the people reading your blog), to see if I can find a humane cat deterrent for our yard.

This winter in Toronto has been very harsh, and we have had many feral (and local outdoor cats) getting into our very well fenced yard. We have lost chickens and seen many several wild birds that visit our feeders fall prey to cats.
Yesterday our beautiful mixed lab rescue dog Midnight, killed a local cat in our yard.
I had the unfortunate task of calling up the person (many blocks away I might add) that their cat, wearing a nameplate "Zach de Cat" with phone number (no bell on his neck) was gone. As we have had many coyotes in the area this frigid winter, I admit I did not reveal that I was pretty sure I well knew who was responsible for "de Cat"s demise. I wish no bad things on any animals, but cannot understand why people let their house cats roam freely. Sorry for the long comment, but I want to do what's best, and don't care to make Midnight's 2nd life one of a full time enforcer.
kb
from the slowing thawing Toronto

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! Oh yeah, this was one of their bigger hits I think.

Hey Pam! Oh wow! I am so jealous!! I would love to see her in concert. I think she came to the Alys Stephens Center here a couple of years ago but I couldn't make it.

Hey KB! Oooh, hate to hear about Zach de Cat. and that you have lost chickens. Well, I will present your dilemma in my next post because I don't think everyone reads the comments. Now, one idea that comes to mind is what PureFlorida does. He doesn't like cats and they tear up stuff etc so he traps them in a Have-a-hart trap and then squirts the crap out of them with the water hose. Soaks them good and then lets them go. As you would expect, they fly out of that trap and through the woods like they've been shot out of a cannon and it seems to deter them some.. Now, where you are in the cold I don't know that this would be feasible during winter months but would certainly work in warm weather. We'll see if anybody else has any other ideas. :)
Oh, and thanks! I am trying to be as feisty as possible! lol!