shaking out the snow lyrics – nanci griffith

snowing through south dakota i once drove
with the wife of my best pal
who cloaks her heart from cold with gold
it was well into the winter
of december in the cold
off to see mount rushmore staring through the snow
and to gamble with the boys of deadwood
as we drove

snowing, i am shaking out the snow
oh, the cold that is within my heart
i’m gonna shake out all that snow
riding years ago
through the south dakota roads
when the laughter could thaw enderby
and shake me from the snow
like a hurricane through florida
i’ll shake out all this snow

snowing, one christmas morn’ when i was four
my brother told me it was warm
so a swimsuit i adorned
then he sent me to the weather
and behind me locked the doors
a four year old in a swim suit and brand new plastic skates
out into the snow to catch this cold
i cannot shake

snowing, i am shaking out the snow
oh, the cold that is within my heart
i’m gonna shake out all that snow
riding years ago
through the south dakota roads
when the laughter could thaw enderby
and shake me from the snow
like a hurricane through florida
i’ll shake out all this snow

snowing yeah, it snows in tennessee
the place where i now make my life
is still snowin’ down on me
i’d prefer antarctica
perhaps the land of enderby
where the weather is my heart and i’m closer to the sea
since i cannot ever seem to shake the snow
out of me

snowing, i am shaking out the snow
oh, the cold that is within my heart
i’m gonna shake out all that snow
riding years ago
through the south dakota roads
when the laughter could thaw enderby
and shake me from the snow
like a hurricane through florida
i’ll shake out all this snow

all across the states you see
the tractors and the plows
clearin’ out the roads
and the bridges north and south
something they did learn
and i just don’t seem to know
how to clear a p*ssage
and shake out all the snow

/ nanci griffith lyrics