The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1973

Hard Frost

For a couple hundred years, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has helped folks deal with the uncertainty of life. It can do anything from forecasting the weather, the flu season and the best times to plant, to predicting trends in technology and fashion. But there are some things even the Almanac can’t see coming.

We spent all afternoon raking leaves into the beds

Preparing for the first of many long, cold nights ahead

You cut all of the daisies back, and I brought the pots inside

If you’re not paying attention, it’ll catch you by surprise

So I went l went looking in your office for the Farmer’s Almanac

And when I saw your cellphone’s screen light up, a chill went down my back 

 

There’s a hard frost coming in overnight

A wind shift, and everything’s crystallized

Once exposed, hardly anything survives

There’s a hard frost, a hard frost

There’s a hard frost coming in tonight

 

I’ve endured my share of winters, I’ve been around the block

But you’re never quite prepared, you’re never ready for the shock

Now you’ll have to prune the dahlias and the roses for the year

’Cause when the morning ice is melted, I’ll be a long, long way from here

 

There’s a hard frost coming in overnight

A wind shift, and everything’s crystallized

Once exposed, hardly anything survives

There’s a hard frost, a hard frost

There’s a hard frost coming in tonight

 

 

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