Maria Larson

Maria Larson

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Folk - Contemporary | San Antonio, Texas, United States
Total Song Plays: 284   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

As a person goes through the stages of life, they seem to be as inevitable as death and taxes, and as hard to control by your own will as the weather.

Story Behind the Song

Had the phrase "Don't mind the weather" in my head for a long time, then the rest of the chorus came as a piece, wanted to do an "A/B" song like a fiddle tune, alternating major & minor keys, but it came out the way it wanted to.



Starting up the road with a flat-footed stagger,
Walking upright is such a blast,
Mommy and Daddy beaming proudly,
Looking at the future running past.
"Hey, Red Rover, won't you come over?
Then I'll catch you and you'll be it",
Kick the can and run like the devil,
Only thing it's hard to do is just sit.
Happy in the rain, and the snow and sunshine,
Dirty hands and a rip in your pants,
All that matters is to live in the moment,
All that matters is to do the dance....
Don't mind the weather, you can't change it,
Don't mind the weather, it's passing through,
Like death and taxes it's always with us.
Don't mind the weather, it won't mind you.

Dancing up the road kind of soft and swoony,
Humming out loud like a turtle dove,
Loony-toony, Juney-Moony,
Sounds like somebody's in love.
Hand in hand and heel and toe-ing,
Used to be so fancy-free,
Whirling, twirling, boy and girl-ing,
Two hearts beating in harmony.
Up ahead there's a storm cloud rising,
Thunder, wind, and lightning too,
Blown off course or just a little detour,
All depends on your point of view.
and Don't......

Trudging up the road and your knees are aching,
All that footwork just a memory,
Kick up your heels and step it lively,
Teach those young sprouts a thing or three.
Heel and toe and you've still got it,
Twinkle in your eye, you ain't done yet.
Remembering the joys of the journey,
Bad times, good times, you can't forget.
Up ahead there's a blaze of glory,
One star rising in the West,
Maybe it's time to finish up the journey,
Dance with the ones you love the best.
And Don't.....

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Country
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Pleasant, Content

Subject Matter
, Life

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Maria Larson
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Performance Credits Maria Larson
Label Credits Cactus Blossom Records (Maria Larson)