(verse)
I’m sitting down here thinking
Wishing that I could hold her
You feel the winter breezing
You know it’s getting colder
I’ve been trying to let you in but you keep giving me the shoulder
Picking up the pieces and I put them in a folder
Lately I’ve been figuring what it meant
Been trying to spend some time with you but it’s already spent
I’m trying to get back into shape, but I’m already too bent
Yeah God I worry about her when you left you know I already went
Through the good to let you know that things is getting better
I wrote down all my problems and I put them in a letter
I went and talked to god and he said “son you go and you get her”
It’s getting kind of cold out here so you should take my sweater

Oh winter, oh winter, oh winter, oh winter
You’ll miss her, you loved her, you kiss her, oh winter
Oh winter, oh winter, oh winter
You’ll miss her, you loved her, you kiss her, oh winter

(Interlude)
For the short time that we, uhh.., that we were together, it was… it was real and… something I’ll never forget is the way she said “I love you”

(verse)
My past came back to haunt us, like back-ne, it’s so monstrous
Rewind to what we got a fight towards, the same old small stuff
Can you tell me this is love? My mind is all scattered up
Baby I’ll get there in a hurry like blonde girls at Starbucks
You know I tried to paint the scene, maybe all of this is just supposed to be a dream
It’s low and serene and then it’s rapid like Irene
Baby I try to smooth it out just like the head on Mr. clean
Listen I can try and be the perfect guy you’ve always wanted
Agree to all the scary stuff sit back and let it flaunt us
But that wouldn’t be true love baby, can’t we just be honest
Cause it’s not cold outside no more I think the winter’s all done

(chorus)
Oh winter, oh winter, oh winter, oh winter
You’ll miss her, you loved her, you kiss her, oh winter
Oh winter, oh winter, oh winter
You’ll miss her, you loved her, you kiss her, oh winter



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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite song on Florence EP, it just sounds so smooth.
    nima.dhuryon November 12, 2015   Link
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    My Interpretation"I’m sitting down here thinking
    Wishing that I could hold her"
    So he obviously is thinking about a specific girl who isn't his. Perhaps they once had a relationship but for now there is none and he has feelings for her.
    "You feel the winter breezing
    You know it’s getting colder"
    He's lonely, it's getting cold in his heart and he needs someone to bring warmth
    "I’ve been trying to let you in but you keep giving me the shoulder"
    He's very open and is even letting his guard down on this girl, but for some reason she won't either because she's not ready, is uncomfortable, or maybe is merely uninterested.
    "Picking up the pieces and I put them in a folder"
    Much like you store information on a computer in a folder, this guy is storing the memories he has with this girl. This entails that there was a relationship but that it went wrong as there are broken pieces left.
    "Lately I’ve been figuring what it meant"
    What did we mean? What were we? Was it real? He's reflecting upon the relationship he had with this girl.
    "Been trying to spend some time with you but it’s already spent"
    He wants more time with her, but thats a thing of the past and he can't accept that yet. His time with her is over.
    "I’m trying to get back into shape, but I’m already too bent"
    He's trying to get back into the person he was before he met this girl but he's too bent in the way that the relationship affected him too much to ever be the same again.
    "Yeah God I worry about her when you left you know I already went"
    Her leaving him caused him to lose his faith in god although I'm not very clear on this line.
    "Through the good to let you know that things is getting better"
    He's still talking to god and his faith has since strengthened however here as well I'm not very clear on the lyrics
    "I wrote down all my problems and I put them in a letter"
    He spoke all of his issues through prayer and "spoke" to God.
    "I went and talked to god and he said “son you go and you get her”"
    He believes he has the divine right to go and try to get this girl back through the strength of god.
    "It’s getting kind of cold out here so you should take my sweater"
    It's getting cold, come closer and let's be together. I'm cold but I'll be willing to freeze if it means making you warmer. This translates to I'm broken but I'll give you one of my pieces if it means making you better.
    "Oh winter, oh winter, oh winter, oh winter"
    Her absence leaves him cold inside, he's having his own winter but he doesn't say this sadly no, but as a sort of accepting tone to it
    "You’ll miss her, you loved her, you kiss her, oh winter"
    'Boy I'm telling you that when she leaves you'll miss her, but you'll know that you loved her, but for now you'll continue giving her affection'
    "For the short time that we, uhh.., that we were together, it was… it was real and… something I’ll never forget is the way she said “I love you”"
    But it felt so real although it wasn't a very long time. And she said she loved me and I thought she meant it.
    "My past came back to haunt us, like back-ne, it’s so monstrous"
    Ah ha, maybe this is why she left him. He doesn't have the most sparkly past and it comes back to haunt him just when he thinks its gone (like backne) and it errupts him and he doesn't see it coming cause it's behind him (like backne) and it was all too much for the girl to handle. The girl couldn't stand to see him so hurt and even though she cared deeply she had to take herself out of the situation.
    "Rewind to what we got a fight towards, the same old small stuff"
    They fought over stupid things
    "Can you tell me this is love? My mind is all scattered up"
    Is this even love? Would love be so toxic?
    "Baby I’ll get there in a hurry like blonde girls at Starbucks"
    I don't understand this line
    "You know I tried to paint the scene, maybe all of this is just supposed to be a dream"
    He tried to make things seem better than they actually were and things are actually so bad that he can't believe this is reality.
    "It’s low and serene and then it’s rapid like Irene"
    Reference to Hurricane Irene, this is describing the relationship as calm when its in the eye of the hurricane but then the storm comes back.
    "Baby I try to smooth it out just like the head on Mr. clean"
    He wants to clean things up with her and smooth the rough edges out.
    "Listen I can try and be the perfect guy you’ve always wanted"
    Give me another chance
    "Agree to all the scary stuff sit back and let it flaunt us"
    Just please accept me for the mess I am please
    "But that wouldn’t be true love baby, can’t we just be honest"
    But pretending won't make it real, lets be honest notice how he affectionately calls her baby. He's saying that it won't work out
    "Cause it’s not cold outside no more I think the winter’s all done"
    I'm over you, I don't actually need you anymore.
    nima.dhuryon November 12, 2015   Link

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