"In Like A Lion (Always Winter)" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
It's always nice to look out the window
And see those very first few flakes of snow
And later on we can go outside
And create the impression of an angel that fell from the sky
When February rolss around I'll roll my eyes
Turn a cold shoulder to these even colder skies
And by the fire my heart it heaves a sigh
For the green grass waiting on the other side

It's always winter but never Christmas
It seems this curse just can't be lifted
Yet in the midst of all this ice and snow
Our hearts stay warm cause they are filled with hope

It'd be so nice to look out the window
And see the leaves on the trees begin to show
The birds would congregate and things
A song of birth a song of newer things
The wind would calm and the sun would shine
I'd go outside and I'd squint my eyes
But for now I will simply just withdraw
Sit here and wish for this world to thaw

It's always winter but never Christmas
It seems this curse just can't be lifted
Yet in the midst of all this ice and snow
Our hearts stay warm cause they are filled with hope

And everything it changed overnight
This dying world you brought it back to life
And deep inside I felt things
Shifting everything was melting
Away oh away
And you gave us the most beautiful of days

Cause when it's always winter but never Christmas
Sometimes it feels like you're not with us
But deep inside our hearts we know
That you are here and we will not lose hope


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"In Like a Lion (Always Winter)" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

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    General Commentim not surprized matty t wrote a song about this

    because some people (maybe matty t included) think that C.S. lewis (whom wrote the book) used the book as a metaphor as jesus and the people waiting for a saivor and what not. and the movie came out then, and he released it then knowing people would know what hes talking about..
    plus ive read the book
    ^_^
    molly o
    Molz017on August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm suprised there aren't any comments on here already, this is my favorite relient k song to date. Anyways, i belive the song is written about "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", most likely in light of the release of the movie. "Always winter but never chirstmas" is a direct quote from the movie, and possibly from the book as well. The verses refer to how the arrival of the kings and queens of narnia helped restore hope to the inhabitants of the land, helping to break the witch's curse of everlasting winter. "In like a lion", refers to aslan.

    If you havn't read the book, i strongly reccomend. If you're too lazy to read, see the movie, its not too bad either
    vapor157on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin this song, matt thiessen draws a parallel line between the creatures of narnia, and the Christians in this world. they were waiting for their king to come and lift the curse. as Christians, we await the return of Christ. this is such a beautiful song, 'tis my favorite for the moment.
    xnancyxdrewxon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthahahah umm to vapor157: this song is INSPIRED BY "The Lion, The With and The Wardrobe" haha look at the cd sleeve
    ratm_rhcp_u2on January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentratm: this is not from the inspired by narnia CD, I have it and it is not on there (though I was hoping it would be, had to buy the song from iTunes). This song is from the Apathetic EP.

    At any rate, it is a great song, parallels are drawn between the chronicles of narnia and the meaning behind the story. Musically, it's very well written and executed, my favorite song for the moment (though it will probably fade into normality in a couple of weeks)
    06metzpon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe reason it's not on the soundtrack is because they didn't complete the song in time. They missed the deadline. I thought the song was kind of dumb at first because i didn't get the quotes because i hadn't read The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. Great book, great song. I love the bridge.
    swft24on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStill a great song.
    At first i thought it was okay but now I really like and I just saw Narnia.And this song is really about the story
    CAMeyeon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha the first time i heard this i thought about the crappy ohio weather... since Relient K is, or at least both Matts idk about the other kick butt rockers, are from Canton and winter here sucks and its ugly. which isnt what this song was about but it made me think of that ... just felt like sharing for no reason... im a dork like that haha.
    InToThEaIrWaVeS7-11on March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis used to be my favorite song by Relient k, but then they came out with Deathbed. Now that's my favorite song...
    Xaq27on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and i actually didn't know it was about narnia till i read this page, but now i love it even more. how in the movie life sucked until aslan came and he brought father christmas back etc.

    everything was melting away
    and you gave us the most beautiful of days...

    my fave part.
    knhutcon November 19, 2007   Link

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