It's winter again,
A white-washed and frozen sky.
I came to the door,
Eyes maladjusted from the light,
But your voice rang clear.

You said, "For all I thought I’d ever need,
It's hard to face the holidays without.”
Well, I’ve left my last message on your machine.
It's hard to face the holidays when you’re looking for the words to say.
When you're looking for the words to say.

So you’ve found a friend.
You spend all your cold nights with him,
But if I was there,
Then I’d wonder why you still wear my jacket
Closed with traces of my scent.

And I said, “For all I thought I’d ever need,
It's hard to face the holidays without.”
Well, I’ve left my last message on your machine.
It's hard to face the holidays when you’re looking for the words to say.
When you're looking for the words to say.

So stay with me here.
Nose to nose, cold enough to see as our breath
Slowly escapes and exchanges
From my lungs to yours, from your mouth to mine.

For all I thought I’d ever need,
It's hard to face the holidays without.
Well, I’ve left my last message on your machine.
It’s hard to face the holidays when you’re looking for the words to say.

When you’re looking for the words to say.
When you’re looking for the words to say.
When you’re looking for the words to say.
When you’re looking for the words to say.


Lyrics submitted by xLadYofSorrowZx

Winter Passing song meanings
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    General CommentI don't really have anything new to add to the meaning of this song; I think it's all pretty much been said. And I agree that, having heard it acoustic and live first, the single version doesn't sound like it evokes as much emotion... when you first start to listen to it. But I think that it builds as the song goes on, and even though it's not quite as raw as the acoustic version, the emotion is definitely still there. Something about the way he sings the word "closed" in the second verse really gets me. I don't know why, but to me it sounds like you hear sort of the pain of what he's feeling a lot in that one word.
    xLadYofSorrowZxon December 25, 2008   Link

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