Stop the Snow

This has been a mild winter for us, and spring seems to have come as an early, unexpected (and probably temporary) surprise. But to remember how it usually is, and will be again, I wrote some new lyrics to the song from Frozen, “Let It Go”.

I know what you’re thinking: “Why, Mark? Why?” Good question—I don’t even find it easy. The original lyrics can be found here:

But I present you with: “Stop the Snow”

The snow’s piled high almost to my thigh
It’s so cold I want to scream
No sign of spring salvation
I’m stuck in a snow globe dream

The wind howls through windows, bringing swirling snow inside
Couldn’t keep it out, plastic sheets I tried

Let the dog in, his frozen pee
Is an icicle I never want to see
My hands can’t feel—this weather blows
Thanks to the snow

Stop the snow, stop the snow
Can’t get my car unstuck
If I had enough dough
I’d move away from all this yuck
I know just what the forecasts say
Get your storm rage on
I’m stuck in my drive anyway.

It’s funny how this temperature
makes everything seem blue
And if you don’t see the misery
there’s something wrong with you
It’s time to go and break the ice
To start the car, oh please play nice
No lights, no juice, not to be rude
I’m screwed

Stop the snow, stop the snow
Just one day when it’s warm and dry
Car won’t go in the snow
Ice falls down from tears I cry
Here I push in four foot drifts
Till my hands freeze on …

A patch of ice takes me to the ground
Underneath the snow it’s all cold, dead and brown
And one thought penetrates my frozen brain
Summer’s not so bad—I don’t mind the rain

Stop the snow, stop the snow
My car’s buried in five foot drifts
I can’t feel, my own toes
I’ll never make it to my shift
My hands are blue and my face is white
I could use a lift
But the snow plow buries and passes by.


  1. You could always move to Florida.

    1. But ... everybody says Florida will be underwater in 50 years! I suppose I could buy one of those stilt houses.

  2. Well, at this time of year the worst is pretty much over.

    1. True. We've had snowstorms as late as early May, but at least when they come that late they melt off fast.

  3. Here's hoping winter is finally going away!

  4. A tad early for winter to be gone. Your song made me smile. I don't have to worry too often about my finger tips turning a strange color when it is too cold.

    1. Yeah--we have a weatherman here who said the last bout of snow would be it for the season. He should know better, from this area!

  5. Great lyrics. Now lets hear the music that goes with them.

    1. Oh, you can find the music just about anywhere!