In the blizzard of '77
The cars were just lumps on the snow
And then later trippin at 7-11
The shelves were stretching out of control
On a plane ride
The more it shakes, the more I have to let go
And the signal's still getting all mixed up
We're always doing damage control.

But in the middle of the night I worry
Its blurry even without light
In the middle of the night I worry
Its blurry even without light.

I miss you more than I knew

I know I have got a negative edge
That's why I sharpen all the others a lot
Its like flowers or ladybugs
Pretty weeds or red beetles with dots.

But in the middle of the night I worry
Its blurry even without light
In the middle of the night I worry
Its blurry even without light.

I miss you more than I knew
I miss you more than I knew
I miss you more than I knew.


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    General Commenttheir best song. cryptic. succinct. heartbreaking. revelatory. amazing.
    summerteeth99on January 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn good song!
    vasco17on March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts like flowers or ladybugs
    Pretty weeds or red beetles with dots.

    <3 i so love those lines
    BreFaceon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song they ever wrote.
    Trainspottingon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteasily one of my favorites...wonderful voice
    shelleyn21on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite lines are "And then later trippin at 7-11
    The shelves were stretching out of control"
    Like, it just reminds me of late nights when you go to an actual 7-11 and you're making too much noise and goofing off, he captured it in a few words.
    Carleson May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe few people who I have talked to about this song always interpret the lines "I miss you more than I knew" as being about a specific person.

    It may be about someone, but I have always interpreted it as referring to youth. And they just personify Youth in the song. Like they are missing those times of their youth.

    The song is great. My favorite line is the 7-11 couplet as well, for the same reasons, Carles.
    newCHIkid01on September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree Trainspotting. Nada Surf have wrote loads of great songs, and on the album Let Go, Killians Red is the best song in my opinion.
    upallnighton December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI do think that Blizzard of '77 is the best song on Let Go, with Paper Boats and Killian's Red coming pretty close though.

    Why is it the best song on the album? Well, listening to Nada's early songs, you could tell that they had not found their niche in music. There is a review of Let Go (I think on WMP) stating that Let Go is an appropriate title, because they finally "let go" of any notions of trying to fit in and instead just make the music that they want. And Blizzard of '77 is the perfect example of that. They could not have opened with a better track. It sounded so different from most any other stuff they had come out with at that time. It was jsut amazing to hear.
    newCHIkid01on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"In the blizzard of '77
    The cars were just lumps on the snow
    And then later trippin at 7-11
    The shelves were stretching out of control"

    I'm nearly certain that this references the actual blizzard of 1977 that happened in Canada and Buffalo, NY.
    hyzon April 13, 2006   Link

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