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I lived most of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the pollen levels can get quite high on a clear spring day. Allergy attacks are the worst.


I’m too familiar with the springtime scene
The flowers bloom and all the grass is green
I see that I’m standing on dryer ground
The major threat the breezes blow around
I’m poppin’ allergy pills two or three times a day
I’m pumpin’ the nozzle on the bottle of nasal spray

I hate pollen!
Everybody else says that spring is a strange and beautiful thing
I hate pollen!
If I find some kind of cure, I will get me some for sure

Of course, the weather could change overnight
The rain comes down and makes me feel all right
But then the clouds let up and clear away
Bad allergies are messing up my day
Sometimes the pollen gets so very tough
No medicine on Earth is strong enough

Oh, how I wish to move somewhere
That gets more rain than this
Maybe there, I can breathe that springtime air
And frequent allergy attacks would be nothing to miss!


Yeah, this one goes out to all my noseblowers.

I woke up in the mornin’ feeling just a little weak
I’m stuffin’ tissues up my nose, because I sprang a leak
There’s a bunch of redness comin’ over my face
And I’m eatin’ everything all up in this place
‘Cause it’s the only thing that I know will stave it off
I’m lyin’ on the couch as I sniffle, sneeze, and cough
When my nose is raw, it’s much harder to blow
I’m just glad this never comes two days in a row


I cough and sneeze a lot
My head feels full of snot
My eyes are so itchy and red
And yet I am still not dead


from Tornado of Squee, released March 18, 2015
words and music by Tim Stevens





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