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Cold Day was inspired by my grandparents, Ernest Tomlinson and Florence Kidder Tomlinson who lost their farm back in the Depression. I especially focused on my grandmother and what that loss must have felt like for her as a young mother with three children and moving from their farm in Poynette, WI to the east side of Madison,WI to a third floor flat. My father often talked about what a rough area it was at that time and how hard the transition was for his mother especially who was a fine artist and was greatly inspired by nature.

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It was a Cold Day, back in '32
They came and took our farm
Nothing we could do.
Now he's a poor man
Working door to door
A cold water flat is all
We can afford

Used to be nothing but fields
Nothing but fields
Used to be nothing but sun
Nothing but sun
Nothing but sun

Yeah, we got three kids
Living on the bad side of town
We're gonna keep our heads above water
We ain't gonna drown
We're gonna make it through
This wretched time
By saving every penny
Nickel and dime

Used to be nothing but fields
Nothing but fields
Used to have nothing but dreams
Nothing but dreams
Nothing but dreams

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I used to watch my kids
Chasing off the corn crows
Climbing the apple trees
Tending the honeybees
Living our dream

Now I'm looking back
Somehow we made it through
But we never forgot that day
In 1932.

Used to be nothing but fields
Nothing but fields
Used to be nothing but sun
Nothing but sun
Used to have nothing but dreams
Nothing but dreams, nothing but dreams

It was a cold day, back in '32
It was a cold, cold day, back in '32
Cold Day
Cold, Cold, Cold, Cold
Cold Day

Words & Music by Cari Minor
©2018

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from Star Crossed Lovers, released May 19, 2018
Written by Cari Minor, Cari, vocal, guitar. Ray Smith, guitars, drums, bass . Kort McCumber, cello.

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