Traveling lady, stay a while
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 a while
'Til 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 Lyrics as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General Comment

    It'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 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    Mrs. Robinson

    broderickcojeenon May 05, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    Just 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 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Just a beautiful love song, yet a strong tinge of melancholy and nostalgia.

    mjenki3on January 23, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I 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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