SNL Transcripts: George Carlin: 10/11/75: Janis Ian performs “In The Winter”


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  Season 1: Episode 1

75a: George Carlin / Billy Preston, Janis Ian

Janis Ian performs “In The Winter”

from the album: Between the Lines (1975)

…..George Carlin
…..Janis Ian

Janis Ian:
“The days are okay,
I watch the TV in the afternoon.

If I get lonely,
The sound of other voices,
Other rooms, are near to me,
I’m not afraid.

The operator,
She tells the time,
It’s good for a laugh.

There’s always radio,
And for a dime, I can talk to God,
Are you there?
Do you care?
Are you there?

And in the winter,
Extra blankets for the cold,
Fix the heater, getting old.
I am wiser now, you know,
And still as big a fool
Concerning you.

I met your friend.
She’s very nice,
What can I say?

It was an accident,
I never dreamed we’d meet again this way,
You’re looking well.
I’m not afraid.

You have a lovely home,
Just like a picture.
No, I live alone.

I found it easier,
You must remember how I never like
The party life,
Up all night,
Lovely wife,
You have a lovely wife.

And in the winter,
Extra blankets for the cold,
Fix the heater, getting old.
You are with her now, I know,
I’ll live alone forever,
Not together now.”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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