Death Snow White

(February 1978)

Cold, so cold
The white snow falls
Wind does blow
The icy reaper calls

Death snow white
Bury the cities whole
Death snow white
The ageless sleep grows

Cold, so cold
The power, lights out
The wind howls
The reaper prowls tonight

Never trust the blinding white
When the shadows glow at night
Hold those close who matter most
The reaper’s cold hand hold tight

Death snow white
Bury the cities whole
Death snow white
The ageless sleep grows

Cold, so cold
The nights grow long
The ice bites
The reaper stands tall

Never let go of the beloved hand
Who calls so sweetly, your names
Hold to life, the fire within
On the night, the ice reaper maims
— Peter Ashe

Death Snow White was the first song Peter Ashe wrote for his band then named Bio Warn, only two weeks after they formed in 1978.

Up until this point, they were rehearsing covers.  After his grandmother died during the blizzard, he fell into a very dark place.

"Death Snow White is definitely not the best song I ever wrote," Izzy said in an interview with Spellbound, "But it probably my favorite song.  I was in such a bad place.  My Grandma and so many other had just died in the blizzard, and I was broken.  This song taught me that I could write my feelings.  I still can't sing this song without a tear escaping my eye.  This song helped me get through, so it will always have a special place in my heart."