Howie Newman
MUSIC, COMEDY and MORE
SONG LYRICS
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Middle Age Love
I was 40-something, she was something else. We had lunch down by the water, it was different I could tell
The time flew by, we said goodbye but we knew we’d meet again

(It was) middle age love. It’s strange, it’s crazy, makes you glad, makes you blue
Middle age love, you get the teenage jitters, don’t know what to do
It's wonderful, it's painful and it's all so very new. Middle age love

We spent all day at the fair, walking hand in hand
The sun went down, we hung around and listened to the band
The music flowed, I held her close, it was special, I just knew

Some things last forever, some aren't meant to be
But the next thing I knew that lovely lady was right back next to me
If you’re 16 or you’re 46, first love you don’t forget


Snow
Snow is comin', I saw it in the paper. I bought some chains and a plastic ice scraper
I looked up at the heavens and gave a sigh 'cause y'know that I get really down and I consider leavin' town
When I see that white stuff falling from the sky

When I was a kid, I thought snow was cool, it looked so nice and closed down school
And we built snowmen out in the yard. But now that stuff has lost its thrill and snow is just a bitter pill
And one that I've been takin' pretty hard

Outside it’s snowin', the winds are a-blowin' and all the while I'm knowin' I’ll be trapped here for days
Of all kinds of weather I think snow is such a pain
'Cause you can’t get stuck in the wind and you don’t have to shovel rain

We can seed the clouds up in the sky, beat the heat, dehumidify
But when that snow comes, our hands are tied
I admit it might have more appeal if I were a polar bear or seal, but I'm just me and I just wanna hide

I don't ski and I don't sled but I once slipped and broke my head walkin' in that winter wonderland
I’m gonna move someplace where it doesn't snow like Timbuktu or Oklahoma, Puerto Rico or maybe Japan


Pushin' 30
I'm  a regular guy, kinda shy. I know where I’m goin' but I don't know why
I’m pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard
I’m easy goin', always showin' my better side but I can't hide that. I’m pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard

When I was in my teens I had the ways but not the means
Then I turned 20 and I had plenty of cars and bars, and old blue jeans
I'm headed for that big three-oh, I ain't quite ready but don't you know
That I'm pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard

I don't worry how my life is spent, I just play guitar and pay my rent
And I'm pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard
I'm taking it slow, a day at a time. Who needs money? Not me, y'know I’m
Just pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard

Someday I'll settle down somewhere, get a job and cut my hair
But for now I just don't care for that

I ain't lookin' ahead, I ain't lookin' behind. I’m lookin' around but all that I find is
I'm pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard
I'm taking it slow, a day at a time. Who needs money?
Not me, y'know I’m just pushin' 30 but I ain't pushin' too hard


Doug Mientkiewicz
Doug Mientkiewicz, he's my favorite player. Doug Mientkiewicz, he's the man, he’s the man
Doug Mientkiewicz, I just love to say it. Doug Mientkiewicz, he's the man, he's the man

When he was a Twin, it didn't mean a thing. Then he joined the Sox and Doug Mientkiewicz really rocked

Doug Mientkiewicz, he's my favorite player. Doug Mientkiewicz, he's the man, he’s the man

He's kind to his mother and a former Gold Glover. Doug may not make the Hall of Fame
But he's got 12 letters in his name

Doug Mientkiewicz, I can't even spell it. Doug Mientkiewicz, but I sure do like to yell it
Doug Mientkiewicz, he's my favorite player. Doug Mientkiewicz, he's the man, he's the man

M-I-E-N, T-K-I-E, W-I-C-Z (I think that's right)

Doug Mientkiewicz, he's my favorite player. Doug Mientkiewicz, he just took that ball and ran
Doug Mientkiewicz, I just love to say it. Doug Mientkiewicz, he's the man, he's the man


Never Say Never
Never, never, never say never. Because you know that nothing is forever
The more things stay the same, they change just like the weather
So never, never, never say never

I packed my skates and shoulder pads and threw 'em in the attic
My days of chasing pucks around were done. Then one day I was asked to play
And I found what I was missing. Now my comeback on the ice has just begun

It was one too many noisy bars. I decided I'd had it. My guitar pickin' days were at an end
But I got so sad one day, I began to play and I found what I was missing
So here I am back on the stage again

When my woman left me, I just hung my head and cried. I said, “That's it, I'm done, I'm through with love”
But then I met that dark-haired girl and I found what I was missing
She was everything that I'd been dreaming of
Words and music by Howie Newman
©2006 Howie Newman, Chin Music (BMI)