full title: Traveling Salesman’s Young Wife Home Alone On Christmas In Montpelier, VT

Here comes the frost that freezes every year
Shuttered windows hang the advent calendar
What are you doing on your own this frozen year
I know you're changing like the trees in Montpelier

You took the job that put you on the road
For days and weeks in motels, sleepy TV glow
With static filtering through payphones in the snow
It drowns you at home by Christmases and love-you-so's

And all our promises come so easy
They fill the distances til our next meeting
But you're always off the phone long before I'd prefer to be

Down northern weeks she gets some money saved
I felt the kicking groan that pinned me every day
I will look fat and happy when you get home you will say
But I didn't mean to future stay

But all our promises come so freely
When all I really want is you close to me
But you were already out the door by the time it occurred to me


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    General Commenthere comes the frost that freezes every year
    shutter windows hang the Advent calendar
    what are you doing on your own with frozen ears
    I know we're changing like the trees in Montpelier

    you took a job that put you on the road
    for days & weeks in motels' sleepy TV glow
    with static filtering through pay phones in the snow
    it drowns your home by Christmases & love you sos

    & all our promises come so easy
    they fill distances til our next meeting
    but you're always off the phone
    long before I'd prefer to be

    & I know that we should get some money saved
    I've felt the kicking growing in me every day
    oh we'll live fat & happy when you get home you will say
    but I'd eat beans if you'd just stay

    & all our promises are so fleeting
    when all I really want is you close to me
    but you were already out the door
    by the time that occurred to me

    one of the most beautiful songs in my opinion.

    about a wife alone because her husband is a salesman that travels often.
    i think she's pregnant and wants him to be home, but understands that money needs to be made in order to support a family
    jagster525on July 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis man can really paint a picture
    sooheonon January 02, 2012   Link

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