Friday, November 28, 2008

Vendredi~Soirée Susan Cowsill Video Premier!



Crescent City Snow

I feel like a kite without a string
Only my tail to guide me
Just paper and sticks and tattered sheets
Waiting on a friendly wind

Hold all our memories in one hand
So tight that you won't let them go
And in the other hand we pray
That the wind and the panic and the rain
Will all turn to a
Soft and quiet snow

A long time ago when I was young
I used to know everything
And now it's today and I am sure
That I don't know anything at all

Hold all our memories in one hand
So tight that you won't let them go
And in the other hand we pray
That the wind and the panic and the rain
Will all turn to a
Soft and quiet, gentle peaceful snow

When the Saints come marchin' in
I'll be walking to New Orleans
Eating beignets at DuMonde'
Singing Joni at the Carrollton Station
Hanging out at Jackson Square
12 o'clock I'll meet you there
Down on Frenchmen with Big Chief
Trying to find a place to eat
Tailgatin' at the Dome
Man I can't wait to go home

Our precious hearts are all shattered
Scattered across the land
But I know that I am going back
To the place where I know who I am

Holding all our memories in one hand
So tight that you can't let them go
And in the other hand we pray
That the wind and the panic and the rain
Will all turn to a
Soft and quiet, gentle peaceful, N-O-L-A,
Crescent City Snow

3 a.m. at the Circle Bar
Where the hell did we park the car
6 a.m. at the Christmas Lounge
Man we got a hell of a town
A town where you grandma tells my grandma
While they are sitting by the fire
And we all go down to the Audobon Zoo
Where they all ax for you
And they say
Who Dat
Who Dat
Who Dat say dey'gonna beat dem'Saints
Who Dat
Who Dat
Who Dat say dey'gonna beat dem'Saints
Oh when the Saints come marchin' in

10 comments:

Leigh C. said...

*applause*

*applause*

Woohoo!!!!!

Editilla said...

Thanks Darlin!

Maitri said...

Beautiful and appropriate. Thank you.

Editilla said...

Yes Mam. My heart goes out to your people.

Marco said...

Thanks for turnin' me onto to this. I'm goin' to linx up to it.

Gumbo said...

Very Cool...such a beautiful song and video! WHO DAT fo sho

Editilla said...

Yes Yes... we are having some fun with this video. Thanks y'all.
Y'all make sure to go check this one out too (fo'lil'mo attitude adjustement:)
heeheehee...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRjEjkCKASg&eurl=http://noladder.blogspot.com/&feature=player_embedded

E.M. said...

I love New Orleans and the people I have met there, become friends with, worried over when the levees broke and I didn't know where they were. I rejoice at the rebirth without help from the non-President, non-Senator, non-Mayor.
I came right back to the JazzFest and continue to come and spend my money, enjoy the music and the warm hearts I meet there. Susan Cowsill, Paul Sanchez, SaintsForSinners.com and all the home grown musicians and artists are to be treasured. Laissez le Bontemps roulez, sweethearts!

E.M. said...

I forgot to mention (how could I??)
John Boutte' and Family, Shamarr Allen, Bonerama. So talented and dedicated to great musicmaking!

Editilla~New Orleans Ladder said...

Thanks Youz!
You better come back to visit sooner than later.
You do know you can listen to WWOZ on line?
http://www.wwoz.org/