"Winter's Heir" as written by and Alex Brown Church....
Stepped out through the ? nights, took care in the common light
Cathedral bells ringing down, branches blooming all through town
And in my ears a steady ring kept me moving towards the spring
It was a long, long cold year, but I think it's all becoming clear

I thought it through, I think I want it too
When I saw you there upon your chair, in the light of winter's air

Came sudden like a southern wind, like Santa Ana's blowin' in
A pheasant's feather for your thoughts, I sent 'em shooting with your buck-shot
We listened for sounds out there, raised our knives out of fear
It was a long, long and cold year, but I think it's all becoming

I thought it through, I think I want it too
'Cause I saw you there upon your chair, in the light of winter's air

Stepped out through the ? nights, took care in the common light
Cathedral bells ringing down, branches blooming all through town
And in our ears a steady ring kept us moving towards the spring
It was a long, long cold year, but the thaw is finally hear

I thought it through, I'm sure I want it too
And I saw you there upon your chair, in the light of winter's air
I see you there upon your chair, in the light of winter's air
I see you there upon your chair, in the light of winter's air
Your emerald eyes and raven hair, in the light of winter's air


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"Winter's Heir" as written by Alex Brown Church

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    General CommentStepped out through the melting ice
    Took care in the coming light
    Cathedral bells ringing down
    Branches blooming all through town

    And in my ears a steady ring
    Kept me moving toward the spring
    It was a long, long cold year
    But I think it's all becoming clear

    And I thought it through
    I think I want it too
    When I saw you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's heir

    Came sudden like a southern wind
    Like the Santa Ana's blowing in
    A pheasant's feather for your thoughts
    I said "Don't shoot me with your buck shots"

    We listen for the sounds out there
    Raised our knives out of fear
    It was a long, long cold year
    But I think it's all becoming clear

    And I've thought it through
    I think I want it too
    Cause I saw you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's heir

    Stepped out through melting ice
    Took care in the coming light
    Cathedral bells ringing down
    Branches blooming all through town

    In our ears a steady ring
    Kept us moving towards the spring
    It was a long, long cold year
    But the thaw is finally here

    I've thought it through
    I'm sure I want too
    And I saw you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's heir

    When I see you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's heir
    I see you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's heir

    I see you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's air
    And your emerald eyes and raven hair
    In the light of winter's heir

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    Probably the most beautiful song I've heard all year. And the album is the best so far, as well.
    nickjones724on September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmmm..I think this song corresponds with The Traitor. In 'The Traitor' part of the lyrics are:
    "Oh Captain, you ask yourself
    I miss her of the raven hair
    What future did you behold
    When you stole me away from there"

    And then part of the lyrics of this here song are:
    "I see you there upon your chair
    In the light of winter's air
    And your emerald eyes and raven hair
    In the light of winter's heir"

    So...perhaps the narrator got his lady with the raven hair back =)
    silentquietsnowon June 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI always thought it was interesting that it was "Winter's Heir," because listening to it, "Winter's Air" seemed to make more sense. In fact, I didn't think otherwise until I saw it written. However, the distinction is important to the meaning of the song, and it brings the album full circle. The whole album has been focused on winter. (I'm arguing that "The Orchard" is, chronologically, the first song in the timeline, occurring in late fall) He has experienced a break up, and possibly his ex had an affair for which he has also blamed himself ("Wicked Blood" , "O Maria!", "The Traitor").

    In short, it has been a "long cold year" for him in more ways than one. But the "thaw" of spring is "winter's heir." That is, he couldn't have gotten to where he is now without having experienced rock bottom. He had to go through this trial to reach the point of understanding he has now reached. And now he has his raven-haired beauty back, so everything's peachy.

    I also like how he mentions the cathedral bells, whereas in the first song on the album he talks about the church light. Probably some significance to that, but I'm not going to attempt...
    theclutterflyon July 22, 2013   Link

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