Lately It's Cold

by Anna Gutmanis

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The winter blues! Charted on iTunes and The Queer Countdown with Niki Gee.


Lately It’s Cold

Icicles in my windowsill and icicles in my brain
Lately I just don’t know if I’ll ever be warm again
Summer is just a memory, winter goes on and on
I don’t know how much longer I can be strong

Lately it’s cold outside
Lately it’s cold outside
Lately it’s cold out, hope I can hold out
Lately it’s cold outside

Everyone needs a ray of sun to carry the blues away
Nobody wants to sink into eternity so grey
If you were here I’d make it through the rest of the winter storm
Dreaming of summer kisses I can be warm


Never a day goes by in winter that I don’t think about the spring
Still I was raised a northern girl and that’s who I am
Give me a couple months of snow
Then I’m alive and good to go
But if the winter persists I will tell it to scatter and scram
Scatter and scram

I want to get hot tonight
Hold you by the firelight
By the time we meet up, I hope that things’ll heat up
Lately it’s cold outside


Words and Music by Anna Gutmanis
©2013 Anna Gutmanis/Ban-Anna Music (SOCAN)


released February 11, 2014
Produced by Karen Kane
Engineered by Bernie Cisternas and Karen Kane
Mixed by Bernie Cisternas, Karen Kane and Bob Cohen
Recorded and mixed at Number 9 Recording Studios, Toronto, Canada
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto, Canada
Music, lyrics and arrangements by Anna Gutmanis
Additional arrangements by Karen Kane and Bob Cohen
Cover Art by Patricia Howard

Anna Gutmanis – lead and background vocal, piano
Bob Cohen – guitar
Karl Rigelhof – bass
Roger Travassos – drums and percussion
Bryn Scott-Grimes – harmonica
Karen Dinardo – background vocals, shared lead vocal

©2013 Anna Gutmanis/Ban-Anna Music (SOCAN)
All words and music written and performed by Anna Gutmanis (SOCAN). Unauthorized duplicating and/or recording of this recording is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.
(P) 2014 Ban-Anna Records



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Anna Gutmanis Toronto, Ontario

Anna Gutmanis, an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, entwines her brave, edgy lyrics with deep, blues-style vocals. Her songs have charted on iTunes, The Independent Music Network Top 30, Roots Music Report Top 100 of 2014, OutVoice, and 3 different Australian Indie charts (World Independent, Easy Listening and Urban). Her award-winning single I Am Who I Am will be featured at Euro Pride. ... more


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