Donald Fagan: Snowbound

Big storm Xaver over Northern Germany is announcing it’s winter. I’ve just moved all the plants indoors and tied things down. Hoping for snow.
“Snowbound” (1993) from Fagan’s second solo album Kamakiriad continues the concept story, a road trip sometime in the future. The song describes being in a city in winter weather with bad road conditions, and is all about how fun it is to party when the sky reflects the lights, and how very cozy it gets indoors (‘Let’s sleep in today!’). The video is by Michel Gondry. – Drive safely!

Donald Fagen – Snowbound

SNOWBOUND

Chorus:
Snowbound
Let’s sleep in today
Wake me up
When the wolves come out to play
Heat up
These white nights
We’re gonna turn this town
Into a city of lights

At Nervous Time
We roll downtown
We’ve got scenes to crash
We’re gonna trick and trash
We’re gonna find some fun
We hit the street
With visors down
With our thermasuits
Sealed up tight
We can beat the freeze
And get saved tonight
Let’s stop off at the Metroplex
That little dancer’s got some style
Yes she’s the one I’ll be waiting for
At the stage door

Chorus

We take the tube
To Club Hi Ho
It’s about deadspace
It’s a marketplace
And a party house too
Something new
From Charlie Tokyo
It’s a kind of pyramid
With a human heart
Beating in an ion grid
A critic grabs us
And says without a smile
The work seduces us with light
Eviva laughs and we step out
Into the blue-white night

Chorus

We sail our icecats on the frozen river
Some loser fires off a flare, amen
For seven seconds it’s like Christmas day
And then it’s dark again
And then it’s dark again

Chorus

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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