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November is too damn early to get a snowstorm, and even though thundersnow is awesome, winter sucks and I'm done before it starts. Yep, that about sums it up.


There's a bruise spreading on the radar
Ice whispers on the window pane
Thunder rumbles, sirens howl
Winter has come early to Iowa again

Give me gumption, give me strength
Give me a sign or pour me a drink
Give me one damn good reason to stay
Or buy me a ticket on the next southbound train

There will be some accumulation
That's the verdict of the weathermen
North wind hollers, says to suck it up
Walk away from everything and shed my skin

Before it gets too bad I better call you up
See if you can come over, make it through
If ever there was something to hold me...
I need a reason, and the reason could be you

As you reach for me it thunders
Hours later it's still comin' down
Somehow it feels a little better
I'm warm and safe when you're around


from Aunt G & the Stone City Nephews, released May 22, 2015
Gayla Drake: songwriter, lead and backing vocal, fiddle
John Waite: lead guitar, backing vocal
Jake Niederhauser: rhythm guitar
Jim Leland: bass
Pete Becker: piano, percussion, backing vocal, probably other stuff, too




Gayla Drake Iowa

One of a handful of guitarists to master both fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar techniques in multiple genres and tunings, Gayla Drake is rarer still for her remarkable singing voice, prolific songwriting and compositional skills. Her larger-than-life, force-of-nature performance style combines with her wicked sense of humor to engage, enrapture and astound audiences. ... more

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