Bill Dake

Bill Dake

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Jazz - General | Bellevue, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,852   
Member Since: 2012
   Last Login: 8/2/2019

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Song Description

Older couple decides to spend their remaining time in the north country, having fallen in love with its rugged, wild and scenic treasures.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Very poetic! A descript recalling of youth into adulthood and then into the golden years.. a swan song.

    - Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst

A real island-y feel to this tune. The approach is very James Mee from Vermont. The personal touch of the lyric grabs the ear.

    - Robert Wuagneux
Lyrics

Northern Climes

Music and Lyrics by: Bill Dake
Copyright 2015 billdakemusic ASCAP

Copper cool and nickel bright
Frozen moon framed in anthracite
With two ruddy faces we taste the breeze
Blowin' winter sharp
Through the skeleton trees
A good excuse for sippin' antifreeze

Most of our friends have eased away
Off to the dessert for their final days
To bleach their bones in the cactus sun
Trustin' the heat to keep them ever young
'Till their dancin' dreams are done

But, you and I
We'll stick it out in these Northern Climes
Where the mountains hold court
Over the valley pines
And rivers speak in crystal tongues
Of grizzly bears and midnight suns
Where stars that set cold hearts aflame
Flood the sky with silver rain

Huddled together in our wrinkled skin
Laughin' and grinnin' at the bitter wind
You're a snow princess, I'm a troubadour
Caught up in magic, can't ignore
The aurora borealis kissin' heaven's door

So we'll
Finish it up in these Northern Climes
Where the mountains hold court
Over the valley pines
And rivers speak in crystal tongues
Of grizzly bears and midnight suns
Where stars that set cold hearts aflame
Flood the sky with silver rain

When our time finally ends, as it does for us all
Hope they'll scatter our dust, pray they'll let it fall
High
In these Northern Climes

Song Length
3:42
Genres
Folk - Americana, Unique - Soundtracks
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Serene

Subject Matter
Home, Cold, Ice


Language
English

Lyric Credits Bill Dake
Music Credits Bill Dake
Producer Credits Bill dake
Publisher Credits billdakemusic
Performance Credits Bill Dake