Friday, December 09, 2005

When I Woke Up This Morning

I awoke this morning with several inches of snow on the ground. The street I live on was not yet plowed, and there were 4-5 foot snow banks in all the left turn lanes where they had plowed. My car made it but a couple of my co-workers who live in the country had problems.


I love this song by"Da Yoopers" (it's a Michigan thing) and it matched today perfectly.

MY CAR WON'T GO
From Da Yoopers 1987 release, "Culture Shock"

1. I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND ITS FORTY BELOW
THE WEATHERMAN TELLS ME ITS TOO COLD TO SNOW
I LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND I KNOW THAT HE'S LYING
MY CAR'S OUT OF SIGHT AND THE SNOWS STILL FLYING
"WILL THE CAR START?" YOU KNOW IT WON'T
"DID THEY PLOW THE ROAD?" YOU KNOW THEY DON'T
"AM I LATE FOR WORK?" YOU KNOW YOU ARE
STUCK AGAIN? SO IS YOUR CAR

CHORUS:
I SHOVEL AND I SHOVEL AND I SHOVEL THAT SNOW
I GOTTA GET OUT, BUT MY CAR WON'T GO
I GET THE CABIN FEVER WHEN THE NORTH WIND BLOWS
I GOTTA GET OUT, BUT MY CAR WON'T GO

2. I CALL UP THE NEIGHBOR, HE'S GOT FOUR WHEEL DRIVE
HE CAN'T GET OUT HE'S BURIED ALIVE
SNOWSHOE OVER, PLAY SOME FIFTEEN TWO
I GOTTA CHEER UP CAUSE I FEEL SO BLUE
"CRANK UP THE BLOWER," IT WON'T RUN
"GRAB THE SHOVEL," ITS MUCH MORE FUN
"MY BACK IS BROKE," YOU'RE HALFWAY THERE
SNOWING AGAIN, BUT I DON'T CARE

(REPEAT CHORUS)

3. I HAVE A HOT DATE, CAN'T BE LATE
STILL SNOWED IN SHE JUST CAN'T WAIT
STUCK IN THE DRIVE, STUCK IN THE HOUSE
WATCHING TV STUCK ON THE COUCH
"START EATING AGAIN," OH WHAT A BORE
"I JUMPED A SIZE," OH EAT SOME MORE
"I LOOK LIKE HELL," WELL LOOSEN THE BELT
ONE OF THESE DAYS THIS SNOWS GONNA MELT

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Copyright 1991 You Guys Records ï 490 N. Steel St. , Ishpeming, Ml 49849 (906) 485-5595 Fax (906) 485-5039

From http://www.dayoopers.com/travshw.html
It is a pity that the page does not include the music because it has a catchy tune.

Added 10:46 PM Crazed Politico also has a snowy problem.

3 Comments:

Blogger armed_and_christian said...

We got about 10-11 inches last night. I ended up shovelling the driveway three times, and the boys went out and shoveled it again this morning because the snow had drifted so completely over it that you couldn't tell I had shovelled at all. Good Lord in Heaven, I hate this stuff! And to think my dream is to move to Wyoming and build a cabin...

10:15 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I saw them a few years back at the Wisconsin State Fair. They are a riot.

How do I politely say "I'm glad I'm not the only one with a snow problem" I don't feel so alone.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I know I would hate snow if it became a problem but it's a rare pleasure out here in coastal Oregon.

Da Yoopers are wonderful. I discovered them through their Christmas song about a rusty old Chevrolet sung to the tune of Jingle Bells - jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Chevrolet!

1:54 AM  

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