Snow in San Anselmo
The deer cross by the lights
The mission down in old San Rafael
A madman looking for a fight
A madman looking for a fight

The massage parlor's open
The clientele come and they go
The classic music station
Plays in the background soft and low
Plays in the background soft and low

The silence round the cascades
The ice crisp and clear
The beginning of the opera
Seem to suddenly appear
Seem to suddenly appear

The pancake house is always crowded
Open twenty four hours of every day
And if you suffer from insomnia
You can speed your time away
You can speed your time away

Snow in San Anselmo
My waitress my waitress my waitress
Said it was coming down
Said it hadn't happened in over thirty years
But it was laying on the ground
But it was laying on the ground


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Snow in San Anselmo Lyrics as written by Van Morrison

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    A beautiful, haunting pastoral lyric about a California town experiencing snow for the first time. You get the sense that time stops and everyone falls silent for a moment to acknowledge the changed scenery around them. The warm production with the full bass sound really puts you in the wintery setting. I love the way the slow, lumbering backing music gives way to the jazzy shuffle with sax & walking bass line, with the choir layered in on top, as if to suggest the peaceful snow falling over the nightly goings-on of the town gives everyone a calming effect.

    txfilmguy1on February 29, 2008   Link

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