Roses in the Snow & Drought

from by Joanne Rand

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Roses in the Snow and Drought –Joanne Rand, 2016
(This song woke me up at 5:00AM to be written)

F Bb
Mama, I want to be garbage man
Dm C
‘Cause it looks so cool the way the big tires spin
F Bb
And he’s standing in the back with his face in the wind
Dm C
At dawn in the alleyway
Bb F
He looks so free smiling at me
Dm C
Whistling a tune in Dixie.


F Bb
Mama I want to be an Archeologist
Dm C
Walking up hills in the African dust
F Bb
Shake this red clay off my feet
Dm C
My destiny to meet
Bb F
My heart is filled with wanderlust
C F
I can’t seem to shake this thirst
Bb F
Give me the road, or I’m gonna burst
D C
Gotta be free


F Bb
Mama I want to be a Rock-n-roll Star
Dm C
Shine my shoes and raise the bar
F Bb
I feel free when I sing and shout
Dm C
And that’s what life’s about
Bb F
Trying to be free, sing and shout
C F
Trying to shine high and shake it on out
Bb F
Growing roses in the snow and drought
D C
Trying to be free

Chorus:
F Bb
WANT TO BE FREE, SING AND SHOUT
Dm C
GROWING ROSES IN THE SNOW AND DROUGHT
F Bb
WANT TO SHINE HIGH AND SHAKE IT ON OUT
Dm C
AND COME WHISTLING HOME.
F Bb
WANT TO MAKE A MARK, WANT TO MAKE A SPLASH
Dm C
SHINE MY SHOES AND RAISE THE BAR
F Bb Dm C
AND COME WHISTLING HOME TO YOU MAMA
[And mama says to me:]
Bridge:

Bb5 C5 Bb7 Bb7
Breathe life
Bb5 C5 Gm7 Gm7
Make memories
Bb5 C5 F F Bb
Like a long string of lights…


F Bb
Mama, I’m trying to understand
Dm C
This slowing down body and this played out hand
F Bb Dm C
I guess I dream but it’s cloudy now
Bb F
I walk my dog in the rosy glow
C F
Smile at the sun and I’m ready to go
Bb F
Life is a circle don’t you know
D C
And I’m still free

CHORUS

[and I say to my girl]
BRIDGE

credits

from Roses in the Snow & Drought, released January 1, 2017
© & P 2017, Joanne Rand, Homefire Productions, BMI
www.JoanneRandMusic.com
•Produced by Joanne Rand, Stephen Hart, & Piet Dalmolen
•Written by Joanne Rand. Arrangement by Joanne & the band.

•Joanne Rand- Acoustic guitar, vocals, bass
•Piet Dalmolen- Electric Guitar, bass •Rob Diggins- Violin
•Tim Randles- keyboard

•Mixed & mastered by Stephen Hart (Two Rock Digital, Petaluma, CA)
•Recorded by Piet Dalmolen (Universal Balance Studios, Arcata, CA)
•Photos: Greg King Photography

Dedicated to Steve Young, Tom King & all great souls who passed this year.

PO Box 586, Arcata, CA 95518 USA

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“A fixture of the Northern California folk scene, Rand’s life, activism & art are woven seamlessly together. A celebrated musician, composer & teacher. From stripped-down folk songs to lush, textured rock arrangements, she makes consistently engaging, perceptive, universal music.”-SFStation.com 2012. Touring nationally for 30 years, Rand is currently releasing 15th CD of original songs. ... more

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