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Winter is coming
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A folk song featuring (all sequenced) fretless bass, nylon-strung guitar, cellos and violins, bass clarinet, oboe, Rhodes, pipe organ, a brushed drum loop; with up to 10 backing voices behind a single-tracked lead vocal.
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Mon Dec 05, 2005
Rock : Folk Rock
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About the song
This song is based on a couple of lines I wrote in 1978, after yet another visit to a very bare and bleak, yet achingly beautiful churchyard on the edge of the Pennines. It started out as a simple folk song, but in time evolved into a more lush arrangement and was completed in February 2005.
Lyrics
Verse 1
The wind strips bare the shivering trees,
And lays a carpet at your feet
On the path by sorrow furrowed deep:
Winter is coming.
Oh, to be with you in winter again.

Verse 2
The pale sun tries to warm the stones
And soothes the years from your face;
The robin waits by the wooden gate:
Springtime is coming.
Oh to be with you in springtime again,
Oh to be with you in springtime again.

Middle 1
All is dark and cold,
Seasons pass me by,
I see them through your eyes
That never grow old:
Summer is coming.
Oh to be with you in summer again.

Middle 2
All is green and gold,
Creatures hum and cry,
I see them through your eyes
That never grow old:
Autumn is coming.
Oh to be with you in autumn again.

Verse3
The flowers tremble in your hand,
You lay them gently at your feet
At the stone, by sorrow chiselled deep:
Winter is coming.
Oh to be with you in winter again,
Oh to be with you in winter again.