Snowbound

by Letter Seventeen

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Letter Seventeen releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Catalog Artist, A Preponderance Of Diggity, Back From The War, The Cleaner, The Yams, Dad Rock, How The Story Goes, Snowbound, and 1 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $15 USD or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
(free) 03:07
If the world's strongest man Could hold the world in the palm of his hand Would he crush us all into dust? As a way to punish us These are the kind of things That seem to occupy me If a giant lobster claw Rose up through the bedroom floor Would it chase you all around And if you hide, you know you'll be found All those thoughts that haunt your brain Coming back to get you again In the darkest hour of the night Come around to fill you with fright These are the thoughts that occupy me When you think that I'm asleep Night terrors invade your brain Coming out to get you again Make you think things aren't as they seem Make you fill the night with a scream You try warm milk and a book Yet find yourself chased by Captain Hook An evening full of exercise Then you're watched by evil eyes And if you drink yourself to sleep you'll drown in water only three feet deep The scary spots in the back of your brain Come out at night to get you again This is what occupies me When you think I'm asleep Night terrors Night terrors Night terrors Night terrors
2.
(free) 03:25
Don't burn the bridge they say Yet here I stand any way With a can of gas and a match In my hand Thinking how after all this time Still not sure what's yours and what's mine And neither of us is sure We can walk away You say you want to try But I'm quite sure I've hear that lie Come out of your mouth So many times before "It'll be different this time" Sounds just like another line You're feeding me To try to make me stay You think you own me But I don't owe you You think you know me But I don't know you
3.
(free) 03:04
Chester Arthur was the president But no one remembers him What about you? He served a term with no vice president And no one resident To tell him what to do He came to office by a bullet's grace Garfield lost his place And Arthur took charge He lost his wife at age forty two Knew what he had to do Not to marry again If I disappear from history Will you find a way to remember me? Or will I fade out of your memory Only living on In a song? He ordered all of his papers burned And anything you hoped to learn Went away And when he died he was laid to rest In a place he thought was best Next to Nell Chester Arthur was the president But no one remembers him What about you?
4.
(free) 03:40
Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there voice of thunder As you lie there flat on your back Does it ever make you wonder If all the pomp and circumstance And all the fancy moves Were really worth the effort Or did they make you look the fool? Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there General Custer You've showed us all your best dance moves And dazzled us with bluster So tell me how did that work out? Do you have a bit of doubt? Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Dance Hey there Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there new boy wonder Do you feel that creeping doubt quite yet? Do you wonder if you've blundered? You've thrown around some mighty words And shouted them quite loud But your words feel so cheap We don't believe you now Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Dance One day you might understand I hope that you will understand But I'm not sure you'll ever understand What I mean Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Hey there, Mr. Flashy Pants Dance
5.
(free) 03:46
Raised in the Ozarks in witness protection, his parents turned on the mob 
As a boy, he loved "We Are the World," now saving it is his job
 A master of mystery, even he's not allowed to know his own name
 He wants to live forever, in the eighties he landed a role in the movie "Fame"
 
Plaid shirt singing showtunes, when he has you at gunpoint, he'll say "yous guys"
 Hillbilly ex-Mafia anti-nuke theatrical international spy

 Master of gadgets, modern-day James Bond, like Batman in plaid shirts and clogs
 Likes to say danger's his middle name, at least according to his mom 
It all sounds surreal, this modern-day hero, but every word of this is true
 You may laugh now, but when the tables are turned, you'll be glad he's here to save you

 And then there's the part where the hero gets the girl
 Our man, he always gets the girl
 By hook or by crook, the hero gets the girl
 And you know HEMANTIS will always get the girl
6.
(free) 04:50
Had the dream again this morning Pictured just how it would be Saw it moving in slow motion Felt it rushing up to me And suddenly it's happening I can't seem to make myself believe Clench my fists Lose my grip The world runs through to meet me head on Happened quicker than expected I blinked and thought it was gone As if I'd imagined the whole thing I'm not moving but the music's still going The song is ringing in my head I try to shake it once again I find myself out in the rain Looking for a friendly face And suddenly it's happening This isn't quite how I thought it would be Clench my fists Lose my grip The world runs through to meet me head on An inconvenience Perhaps a mis-direction Comes a time where the lines become blurred Sometimes when you get what you want You find out that the truth really hurts If I try to remember Nothing comes back to me Like a thumb across the lens now Six seconds seems an eternity And suddenly it's happening I can't seem to make myself believe Clench my fists Lose my grip It's time for you to meet me head on
7.
(free) 02:16
I've got to get a message to you I've got to get a message to you I've got a message that can't get through I've got to get a message to you There are things you need to know And things I need to say But I can't get through to you I've got to find a way And I don't want to be the one you blame For things that went unsaid But I can't find a way to get through to you So I'll talk to myself instead I've got to get a message to you I've got to get a message to you I've got a message that can't get through I've got to get a message to you If I try too hard to force the words Will you just turn away? Or will you hear me out and give me a chance And maybe let me stay? And I don't want to be the one who decides What's right or wrong for you And I want to find a way to get one more chance But I can't get a message through
8.
(free) 02:16
I want to be Your honey bee And you could be the only bee for me Monogamy For you and me You, my little sweetheart Monagabee Life would be so happy, you see If you would be the only bee for me And we would be Happy as can be Pollenating flowers And the trees And I would be Such a happy me Me, with my sweetheart Monagabee My days would be the best that they could be If I could spend them with Monagabee Life would be so happy, you see If you would be the only bee for me (inst) My days would be the best that they could be If I could spend them with Monagabee Life would be so happy, you see If you would be the only bee for me So let me be Your honey bee And say that you're the only bee for me Monogamy For you and me My lovely little sweetheart Monogabee My one and only sweetheart Monogabee Be my little sweetheart Monogabee
9.
(free) 04:39
You laid down the challenge You said you want to hear a song about a donkey again Well, I'm here to tell you I have a little story about my friend He put himself through college Working all day and in class all night And when he finally finished He found himself filled with delight (by) A graduation donkey Magna cum laude on a burro's back (His picture on a) graduation donkey Getting out of school, not looking back (He has) A graduation donkey A cap and gown pose on a burro's back A graduation donkey A jenny for the future, now that's a fact So began his bright future Doors were flying open everywhere he went It seemed as if this donkey Was really something special, he was heaven-sent Our friend was like a wonder boy Success was in his path everywhere he turned And we was oh so happy He'd put in the effort in order to earn A graduation donkey Magna cum laude on a burro's back (His picture on a) graduation donkey Getting out of school, not looking back (He has) A graduation donkey A cap and gown pose on a burro's back A graduation donkey A jenny for the future, now that's a fact And I'm sure by now You all want to know where this story heads He didn't count on the braying A sound loud enough to wake the dead Annoying all the neighbors Non-stop noise every night and day He finally had to admit His favorite fuzzy friend just couldn't stay Just when it seemed darkest When our hero would lose his one true friend The neighbors came together To do what they knew was best for him They told him "you keep the donkey" We'll find a way to deal with all the noise But you and your donkey Are setting a new standard for our girls and boys You and your graduation donkey Magna cum laude on a burro's back A graduation donkey Got him out of school, no turning back A graduation donkey A cap and gown pose on a burro's back A graduation donkey A jenny for the future, now that's a fact
10.
(free) 04:24
Do you wonder What became of me? Cause I wonder What became of you Since you wandered Wandered far away Full of wonder I couldn't make you stay So I wonder what became of you Did you do the things you had to do? Will you find your way back here to me? Or will the wandering go on Another day? Do you wonder If I finally changed? Do you wonder If I stayed the same? Did you wander To get yourself away? Do you wonder If you should have stayed? Do you wonder what became of me? Do you wonder if I feel the same? Do you wonder if we'd ever be Back the way we were? I wish I knew If you ask me I swear to tell the truth I still find myself Looking out for you I wonder if the wondering And all the wondering wandering Will bring you what you need And you'll find you way back home

about

Snowbound was recorded during the month of February, 2011 as part of the RPM Challenge. rpmchallenge.com

Photography by Matt Edwards. redcornstudios.com

All songs by Tim Alexander except for HEMANTIS (Tim Alexander/Keith Landry) and Head On (Tim Alexander/Samantha Wrinkle)

Thanks to: Sam and Doc for my fabulous S&D guitar, a girl named Sam and Keith Landry for the co-writing, Clarke for the musical inspiration and a ton of great ideas, Ian for the most awesome bass part ever (I still don't know how I talked you into playing on my song…), Grant for giving me REAL DRUMS for the first time ever, and all of you who have listened to and encouraged me.
And, of course, my loving wife and biggest fan, Nanette. You're the only bee for me.

letterseventeen.com
facebook.com/letterseventeen

credits

released March 9, 2011

Letter Seventeen is:
Tim Alexander - guitars, voices, and other noises
with Clarke McMurray (vocals on 4, 9; keyboard on 9), Grant Muller (drums on 1, 4, 9), Pedro Pereira (guitar on 1), Andy Samford (guitar on 5 and 9), and Ian Tanner (bass on 4)

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Letter Seventeen Norcross

Whimsical indie pop from a one-man band. Except when other people help. Which is quite often. So it's not like a one-man band at all.
Oh. And there are songs about donkeys.

contact / help

Contact Letter Seventeen

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

Letter Seventeen recommends:

If you like Letter Seventeen, you may also like: