"Winter Lady" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
Trav'ling lady, stay awhile
Until the night is over.
I'm just a station on your way,
I know I'm not your lover.
Well I lived with a child of snow
When I was a soldier,
And I fought every man for her
Until the nights grew colder.

She used to wear her hair like you
Except when she was sleeping,
And then she'd weave it on a loom
Of smoke and gold and breathing.

And why are you so quiet now
Standing there in the doorway?
You chose your journey long before
You came upon this highway.

Traveling lady stay awhile
Until the night is over.
I'm just a station on your way,
I know I'm not your lover.

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"Winter Lady" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentIt's about a man who's with a woman who doesn't really want him so much as need his company. He wants her because she's like his old lover. That's it, though that's plenty.
    saddoofus13on May 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMrs. Robinson
    broderickcojeenon May 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJust cause she ain't the fabled "the one" doesn't mean they can't make something of what they've got while they're together.
    AllynTon November 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust a beautiful love song, yet a strong tinge of melancholy and nostalgia.
    mjenki3on January 23, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI love the line, "Well I lived with a child of snow/When I was a soldier"
    So much information about his relationship is revealed about this woman that he obviously still very much longs for.
    heidismellson May 24, 2013   Link

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