Menage A Tune - Johnny's All Weather Drive​-​In (Shadow)

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This shadow was a particular challenge due to the irregular lyric scheme and to having lost my voice from a cold. - Ted

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Do ya remember that place?

Across from the Roll’n’Ice, close to the Junior High
Seems like forever since I was there-
Last time was what? 35 years ago
With my old boyfriend Bob…
Didn’t see much of the movie
Hard to see out with the windows all steamed up
It has been years since the old place was open though
Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-In

Ahhh, but-
When we were all kids it was wonderful!
Load up the car with our pillows and blankets
Mom making bags full of popcorn and jugs full of Kool-aid
To save money, of course-
Two parents, four kids and we dressed in our PJ’s in daylight!
It felt almost naughty to wear them outside
Play on the swings and the merry-go-round and the slide
A mini-amusement park came with the price
Then the tram took us back to our car
When the sun went down

Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Do ya remember that place?

I remember the feel of the heat from the pavement
Rising up like the spirit of hot summer days
We would beg to sit up on the roof but mom always said “NO”
In the back seat we’d go
Munching popcorn and watching cartoons, then
The start of the movies, and never quite seeing the end
Cause we’d all be asleep in our nest in the back
Until carried upstairs to our beds
That wonderfully safe sort of feeling, half waking,
When daddy tucked us in…

Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Johnny’s All-Weather Drive-in On Sunrise
Do ya remember that place?

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from SpinTunes #7: Round 4, released August 20, 2013

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