Back in 2004, I lived in Staten Island, NY, and one night as I was driving around West Brighton, New Brighton, Forest Avenue, and all along Richmond Terrace to the Staten Island Ferry, looking out at the Manhattan skyline under a very clear sky, I got inspired to write a song. “It Smells Like Snow Outside” captures an evening in my life, and whenever I hear it, I think about a very specific group of people who were in my life at that time (and remain in my life now). Every word of this song reflects that evening for me—it really did smell like snow outside! The last verse was inspired by my neighbor, who’s son had passed away. She said Christmas was the hardest time of year—especially late at night, when she missed him more than usual.
I haven’t listened to this song in a long time, but today an old friend asked about it. I was delighted to discover that I still have a recording of it I made back in 2004, and I thought I’d share it here with you. Enjoy.
It Smells Like Snow Outside by Christy Tennant Krispin (click to play, or right click/save or command/save to download an MP3)