"The Longest Winter" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
Spring comes slowly
To this old frame
Still I'm frozen
I still live alone

In time memories fade
Sense numb
One forgets how it feels
To have loved completely

Love well, young man
While you still can
Once your leaves turn
You won't love again

Is it special when you're lonely?
Will you spend your whole life
In a studio apartment
With a cat for a wife?

The seasons when they call you
Do you barricade the door?
Are you stubborn, stubborn,
Stubborn to the core?
Is it your way or the highway?

Then the longest winter is on her way
You called her without knowing it
And now it's too late

Lyrics submitted by ScreamingInfidelity, edited by Galena

"The Longest Winter" as written by David Shannon Bazan


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  • +2
    General CommentYeah.. the cat for a wife song really freaked me out when I woke up in my studio apartment with a cat sleeping on my stomach. :S
    mikekuehnon June 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou're never going to find someone who is exactly like you, and wants and needs the same exact things as you do... if you expect to find that, you'll never be satisfied.
    you're in for the longest winter (aka a depressing time) if you can't accept that things will never be perfect or exactly the way you want them.
    elec_trickon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really great song
    dr.jacobon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit means dont be picky, and find faults with people. learn to compromise when it comes to love or else it might pass you by.
    themikison May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment this song is sooo deep i luv PTL

    SweetRevelationon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This song is just awesome. It's deep, and it flows really well. Don't let love pass you by, is what I think it means, basically.
    misturion July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it means do not pass love by or else love will pass you by. and if you do not find love you never will, so it's better to find love then be numb to the world.
    I like this song a lot. It has a lot of meaning for me right now, although I wasn't really in love with the guy. It just has so much meaning.
    Kimzion July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful
    Staywhatyouareon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fav pedro the lion song off of my favorite pedro the lion album(it's hard to find a friend). The words to this song epitomize loneliness and the worry that you will spend the rest of your life alone. Yes it's quite a sad song, but I'm into that. if you can appreciate an honest expression of emotion(particualrly sadness), you will love this song
    Stupid_tan_kidon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWinter is depressing..... Everyone find someone to hold on til' until spring, loneliness is not a good thing to experience during this time..
    dmb2135on April 16, 2003   Link

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