The Sound of Snow

by Mark Kroos

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released 11 January 2011

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Track Name: Hope Floats
Hope Floats

And we asked if any gold could stay
And when we pass, do we only pass away?
And I was not alone in being unaware
That you were calm that you were confident, composed
And anything but scared

We, by 2002 or 3 were done with innocence and insolence washed over me
I, by 2004 or 5 had found that insolence breeds nothing more than ignorance
And foolish, foolish pride

And as we stood there in the light
I swear I saw your faces shine and you said you thought so did mine
And when the night came down we were the same three stupid kids
But even stupid kids are smart enough to know
It wasn’t us or what we did

And she asked “do you love the sound of snow?”
I put my ear against the glass and whispered “no”
How do you love a place so cold, all but 4 months of the year you spend inside?
She said I don’t, but some of us look at the heart
We make angels in the snow and we light candles in the dark
And when she laughed, then I knew
She was the only one I’d seen since you had died

Stretched out in the lifeboat staring at the sky
And the sky stretched back and looked at me my dear
And I asked Sam if Hope Floats to which he replied
Well Mark, there isn’t much that doesn’t float up here
Track Name: No Artist No
No Artist No

You walked a mile inside her shoes
And you had little trouble sleeping
Til you heard both eyes say it didn’t matter anyway
Convinced that she had nothing more to lose

Well you played Charlie’s Friday night
And you remembered all the motions
Of romance fires burning, record players and stomachs turning
Thinking to yourself the air must be right

Well we were young and we were proud
We had fury in our hearts and we had sweat above our brows
And we fought hard and we fought well
To sound more sorry for our sins than for ourselves

Love is patient and love is kind
And you were loving every moment
As you saw better plans unravel and unwind
Leaving you alone with all your joy

But we were young and we were strong
And we were praying to our savior that our savior wouldn’t find us
Staring up at half moons and wishing for hotel rooms
When we had little trouble getting by

We were young and we were strong
We were sleeping in our cars where were knew our cars did not belong
But we fought hard and we fought well
To sound more sorry for our sins than for ourselves
Track Name: Forgive Me, Savannah
Forgive Me, Savannah

Rain came down
I felt a loss for words at all the words that I had found
And Carolina held me like a child
And in the sunlight for the first time since the Spring time I was back on Southern ground

95 to 26 was open with the windows
And the Wild was on the stereo and I
Cut the chords where vocal chords constrain
Us from the notes that we can never ever find

But I drove home

Light came down
And I heard a voice say never lose the sound
We humans have a wandering need as humans are a faulty breed
And I’ve found it’s an easy sound to lose

But oh my dear Savannah if your majesty was mine
We’d never have to feel September’s chill or see its sky
Cause I’ve found a place where I can see the stars
Just fine

But I drove home

This southern rain is soothing on my skin
But this soothing southern rain cannot compare
To hearts and strings that pull apart my doubt
Your Jersey lips and Jersey eyes and Jersey hair

So I drove home
Track Name: Sweet New England Sound
Sweet England Sound
(Boston Shines Tonight)

We said low and behold, these weary hands are cold
Headlights won’t light and street lights never get warm
I remember I was breathing fog and I was not alone beneath the trees
Water in the distance was as clear as the water at my feet

Boston shines tonight
Regardless of how we steer our sights
Regardless of our driven minds
Boston shines tonight
Regardless of the clouds between here and the sky

But I want your hope

So long Florida sun
You were lovely in your own right
Lovely as the only one to burn so bright against the blue
We believed that we could joke away the guilt, the pain
But people rarely laugh out loud as often as they tell you that they do

But I want your hope

Boston shines tonight
Regardless of how we steer our sights
Regardless of our jaded driven minds
Boston shines tonight
Regardless of the clouds between here and a moonlit sky