White Winter Melodies

Bob Dylan – Girl of the North Country (1962)

Lyrics:

If you’re traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
For she was once a true love of mine.

Well, if you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see for me if she’s wearing a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin’ winds.

Please see from me if her hair hanging down
If it curls and flows all down her breast
Please see from me if her hair hanging down
That’s the way I remember her best.

Well, if you’re traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Please say hello to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine.

If you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine.

Sonny Boy Williamson – Nine Below Zero (1963)

Lyrics:

Yeah, ain’t that a pity, people ain’t that a cryin’ shame
Ain’t that a pity, I declare it’s a cryin’ shame
She wait till it got nine below zero, and put me down for another man
I give her all my money, all of my lovin’ and everything
All of my money, all of my lovin’ and everything
It done got nine below zero and she done put me down for another man
Nine below zero, the little girl she done put me down
Nine below zero, the little girl she done put me down
She know I don’t have nowhere to stay, and I don’t have not one dime

Vashti Bunyan – Winter is blue (1965)

Video:

Lyrics:

Winter is blue
Living is gone
Some are just sleeping
In spring they’ll go on

Our love is dead
Nothing but crying
Love will not find even
One more new morning

Why must I stay here
Rain comes I’m sitting here
Watching love moving
Away into yesterday

Winter is blue
Everything’s leaving
Fires are now burning
And life has no reason

I am alone
Waiting for nothing
If my heart freezes
I won’t feel the breaking

Why must I stay here
Rain comes I’m sitting here
Watching love moving
Away into yesterday

Mamas & Papas – California Dreamin’ (1965)

Lyrics:

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.;
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way.
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray.
You know the preacher liked the cold;
He knows I’m gonna stay.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day.
If I didn’t tell her I could leave today;
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.
California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.

Simon & Garfunkel – Hazy Shade of Winter (1966)

Lyrics:

Time, time, time, see what’s become of me.
While I looked around for my possibilities,
I was so hard to please.
But look around, the leaves are brown,
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.
Hear the salvation army band
Down by the riverside, it’s bound to be a better ride
Than what you’ve got planned,
Carry your cup in your hand.
And look around you, the leaves are brown now,
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.
Hang on to your hopes, my friend.
That’s an easy thing to say but if your hopes should pass away,
It’s simply pretend, that you can build them again.
Look around, the grass is high, the fields are ripe,
It’s the springtime of my life.
Oh, seasons change with scenery,
Weaving time in a tapestry,
Won’t you stop and remember me?
At any convenient time.
Funny how my memory skips while looking over manuscripts
Of unpublished rhyme,
Drinking my vodka and rhyme.
I look around, the leaves are brown,
There’s a patch of snow on the ground,
Look around…

The Bangles – Hazy Shade of Winter (1987/2011 Cover)

Tom Rush – Urge for Going (1968)

Lyrics:

And I awoke today and found the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky and gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
And shivering trees are standing in a naked row
I get the urge for going but I never seem to go
And I get the urge for going when the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down winter’s closing in
I had a girl in summertime with summer colored skin
And not another man in town my darling’s heart could win
But when the leaves fell trembling down
And bully winds did rub their face down in the snow
She got the urge for going I had to let her go
She got the urge for going when the meadow grass was turning brown
And summertime was falling down and winters closing in
Now the warriors of winter they give a cold triumphant shout
All that stays is dying all that lives is getting out
See the geese in chevron flight
Flapping and a-racin on before the snow
Got the urge for going they’ve got the wings to go
And they get the urge for going when the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter’s closing in
I’ll ply the fire with kindling, I’ll pull the blankets to my chin
I’ll lock the vagrant winter out I’ll bolt my wandering in
I’d like to call back summertime
And have her stay for just another month or so
But she’s got the urge for going I guess she’ll have to go
And she’s gets the urge for going when the meadow grass is turning
brown
All her empire’s are falling down winter’s closing in
And I get the urge for going when the meadow grass is turning brown
And summertime is falling down

The Doors – Wintertime Love (1968)

Lyrics:

Wintertime winds blow cold the season
Fallen in love, I’m hopin’ to be
Wind is so cold, is that the reason?
Keeping you warm, your hands touching me

Come with me dance, my dear
Winter’s so cold this year
You are so warm
My wintertime love to be

Winter time winds blue and freezin’
Comin’ from northern storms in the sea
Love has been lost, is that the reason?
Trying desperately to be free

Come with me dance, my dear
Winter’s so cold this year
And you are so warm
My wintertime love to be

La, la, la, la

Come with me dance, my dear
Winter’s so cold this year
You are so warm
My wintertime love to be

Harry Nilson – Snow (1970)

Lyrics:

Snow
Fills the fields we used to know 
and the little park where we would go
Sleeps far below
In the snow
Gone
It’s all over, and you’re gone
But the memory lives on, although
Our dreams lie buried
In the snow
Sometimes the wind blows through the trees
And I think I hear you callin’ me
But all I see is snow
Everywhere I go
As the cold winter sun sinks low
I walk alone
Through the snow

Anne Murray – Snowbird (1970)

Lyrics:

Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting
For its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers
That will bloom again in spring

When I was young
My heart was young then, too
Anything that it would tell me
That’s the thing that I would do
But now I feel such emptiness within
For the thing that I want most in life’s
The thing that I can’t win

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you

The breeze along the river seems to say
That he’ll only break my heart again
Should I decide to stay
So, little snowbird
Take me with you when you go
To that land of gentle breezes
Where the peaceful waters flow

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you

Yeah, if I could I know that I would
Fl-y-y-y-y away with you

Yoko Ono – Listen, The Snow is Falling (1971)

Lyrics:

Listen, the snow is falling o’er town,
Listen the snow is falling ev’rywhere.
Between empire state building
And between trafalgar square.
Listen, the snow is falling o’er town.

Listen, the snow is falling o’er town,
Listen the snow is falling ev’rywhere.
Between your bed and mine,
Between your head and my mind.
Listen, the snow is falling o’er town.

Between tokyo and paris,
Between london and dallas,
Between your love and mine.
Listen, the snow is falling ev’rywhere.

Snowfling, snowfall, snowfall,
Listen, listen,
Listen, baby,
Listen.

Galaxie 500 – Listen, Snow is Falling (1990 Cover)

Black Sabbath – Snowblind (1972)

Lyrics:

What you get and what you see
Things that don’t come easily
Feeling happy in my vein
Icicles within my brain (cocaine)Something blowing in my head
Winter’s ice, it soon will spread
Death would freeze my very soul
Makes me happy, makes me coldMy eyes are blind but I can see
The snowflakes glisten on the trees
The sun no longer sets me free
I feel there’s no place freezing meLet the winter sun shine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Fill my dreams with flakes of snow
Soon I’ll feel the chilling glowRightDon’t you think I know what I’m doing
Don’t tell me that it’s doing me wrong
You’re the one who’s really the loser
This is where I feel I belongCrystal world with winter flowers
Turn my days to frozen hours
Lying snowblind in the sun
Will my ice age ever come?

The Rolling Stones – Winter (1973)

Video & Lyrics:

Frank Zappa – Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow (1974)

Lyrics:

Dreamed I was an Eskimo
Frozen wind began to blow
Under my boots and around my toes
The frost that bit the ground below
It was a hundred degrees below zero

And my mama cried
And my mama cried
Nanook, a-no-no
Nanook, a-no-no
Don’t be a naughty Eskimo
Save your money, don’t go to the show

Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said oh, oh oh
Well I turned around and I said ho, ho
And the northern lights commenced to glow
And she said, with a tear in her eye
Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow
Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social (2011 Cover)

Rich Robinson – WInter (2012 Cover)

Steve Miller Band – Winter Time (1977)

Lyrics:

In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’

In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’
I’m callin’, hear me callin’, hear me callin’
In the winter time

In the winter time
When all the leaves are brown
And the wind blows so chill
And the birds have all flown for the summer
I’m callin’, hear me callin, hear me callin’

Angel – The Winter Song (1978)

Lyrics:

Winter is here, and it’s cold this time of year.
There’s snow everywhere in sight, falling on this winter night.
By candle light, we share this chilly night.
There’s frost on the window pane, winter nights are here again.
There’s a feeling in the air, feel the spirit everywhere.
Winter winds on heaven and earth.
By the fireplace, there’s a smile on every face.
The ice begins to cling, listen to the children sing.
Looking outside, the city lights all come alive.
People running all around, they fill the streets with a happy sound.
There’s a feeling in the air, feel the spirit everywhere.
Winter winds on heaven and earth.
Hear the Angels join the choir, let them take the music higher.
Through winter days on heaven and earth.
There’s a feeling in the air, feel the spirit everywhere.
Winter winds on heaven and earth.
Hear the Angels join the choir, (join the choir) let them take the music higher (higher and higher).
Through winter days on heaven and earth.
There’s a feeling in the air, (in the air) feel the spirit everywhere (everywhere).
Winter winds on heaven and earth (heaven and earth).
Hear the Angels join the choir (join the choir), let them take the music higher… (higher and higher)
Through winter days on heaven and earth (heaven and earth).
There’s a feeling in the air, (in the air) feel the spirit everywhere (everywhere).
Winter winds on heaven and earth (heaven and earth).
Hear the Angels join the choir (join the choir), let them take the music higher… (higher and higher)
Through winter days on heaven and earth (heaven and earth).

Genesis – Snowbound (1978)

Lyrics:

Lay your body down upon the midnight snow,
Feel the cold of winter in your hair
Here in a world of your own,
In a casing that’s grown
To a children’s delight
That arrived overnight.

And here they come to play their magic games
Carving names upon your frozen hand.
Here in a world of your own,
Like a sleeper whose eyes
Sees the pain with surprise
As it smothers your cries
They’ll never never know.

Hey there’s a Snowman
Hey, Hey what a Snowman
Pray for the Snowman
Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
They say a snow year’s a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.

Smiling faces tear your body to the ground
Covered red that only we can see.
Here in a ball that they made
From the snow on the ground,
See it rolling away
Wild eyes to the sky
They’ll never, never know.

Hey there’s a Snowman
Hey what a Snowman
Pray for the Snowman
Ooh, Ooh what a Snowman
They say a snow year’s a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.

Hey there goes the Snowman
Hey,hey there what a Snowman
Hey there lies the Snowman
Hey he was a Snowman
They say a snow year’s a good year
Filled with the love of all who lie so deep.

Hey,there goes the snowman
Hey,hey there what a snowman…

XTC – Snowman (1982)

Lyrics:

Ah

Dumaladipa amadui amadui
Dumaladipa amadui amaduiIt isn’t even winter and I’m freezing, freezing
This sort of feeling isn’t pleasing
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

It isn’t even winter and I’m freezing, freezing
This sort of feeling isn’t pleasing
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

She’s been building me
Up quite steadily
Seems like I’ve been here years and years and years and years
I wait patiently
Froze in history
All ice water is tears and tears and tears and tearsShe treats me far too frosty
This hanging on has cost me dear
Oh

Dumaladipa amadui amadui
Dumaladipa amadui amaduiIt isn’t even winter and I’m shivering, shivering
Waiting for the love that’s not delivering
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

It isn’t even winter and I’m shivering, shivering
Waiting for the love that’s not delivering
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

She’s been building me
Up quite steadily
Seems like I’ve been here years and years and years and years
I wait patiently
Froze in history
All ice water is tears and tears and tears and tears
She treats me far too frosty
This hanging on has cost me
It seems you would say I was too soft-hearted
If you made a dunce cap I’d don it
People will always be tempted to wipe their feet
On anything with ‘welcome’ written on itIt isn’t even winter and I’m freezing, freezing
This sort of feeling isn’t pleasing
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

It isn’t even winter and I’m shivering, shivering
Waiting for the love that’s not delivering
And what I want to know, man
(Why, oh, why)
Does she treat me like a snowman?
Ah

does she treat me, does she treat me?
(Why, oh, why) does she treat me, does she treat me?
(Why, oh, why) does she treat me like a snowman?
(Why, oh, why) just like a snowman

Ah

Aztec Camera – Walk Out To Winter (1983)

Lyrics:

Walk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chill will wake you, high and dry
You’ll wonder why.We met in the summer and walked ‘til the fall
And breathless we talked, it was tongues.
Despite what they’ll say, it wasn’t youth, we’d hit the truthFaces of Strummer that fell from your wall
And nothing was left where they hung
So sweet and bitter, they’re what we found
So drink them down andWalk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chill will wake you, high and dry
You’ll wonder why.
Walk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chance is buried just below the blinding snow.You burn in the breadline and ribbons and all
So walk to winter
You won’t be late, you’ll always wait
This generation, the walk to the wall
But I’m not angry, get your gear
Get out of here andWalk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chill will wake you, high and dry
You’ll wonder why.
Walk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chance is buried just below the blinding snow.Walk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
Chill will wake you, high and dryWalk out to winter, swear I’ll be there.
You’ll find,
Snowblind
This is life
This is life

Kate Bush – Under Ice (1985)

Lyrics:

It’s wonderful
Everywhere, so white
The river has frozen over
Not a soul on the ice
Only me, skating fastI’m speeding past trees
Leaving little lines in the ice
Cutting out little lines
In the ice, splitting, splitting sound
Silver heels spitting, spitting snowThere’s something moving
Under, under the ice
Moving under ice
Through water
Trying to (it’s me) get out of the cold water
It’s me
Something (it’s me), someone help them

Queen – Winter’s Tale (1995)

Lyrics:

It’s winter-fall
Read skies are gleaming, oh
Sea-gulls are flyin’ over
Swans are floatin’ by
Smoking chimney-tops
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?The nights draw in
There’s a silky moon up in the sky, yeah
Children are fantasizing
Grown-ups are standin’ by
What a super feeling
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?
Woh-woh-woh-wohSo quiet and peaceful
(Dreaming) Tranquil and blissful
(Dreaming) There’s a kind of magic in the air
(Dreaming) What a truly magnificent view
(Dreaming) A breathtaking scene
(With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand)A cozy fireside chat
(Dreaming) A little this, a little that
(Dreaming) Sound of merry laughter skippin’ by
(Dreaming) Gentle rain beatin’ on my face
(Dreaming) What an extraordinary place!
(And the dream of the child
Is the hope of the, hope of the man)It’s all so beautiful
Like a landscape painting in the sky, yeah
Mountains are zoomin’ higher, uh
Little girls scream an’ cry
My world is spinnin’, and spinnin’, and spinnin’
It’s unbelievable
Sends me reeling
Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?Oooh, it’s bliss

Love Unlimited – It may be winter outside (but in my heart it’s spring (1989)

Lyrics:

When the temperature dips
I miss my baby’s arms
His tender finger tips
Knows just how to keep me warmIt may be zero degrees
With the snow falling down
But I’ve got warm and tender love
Just as long as he’s aroundIt may be winter outside
But in my heart it’s spring
How much joy and pleasure, baby
Can one guy bring meWinter nights can be awful cold
Without someone to hold
But when I have him next to me
Baby, I’m in ecstasyIt may be winter outside
But in my heart it’s spring
How much joy and pleasure, baby
Can one guy bring meThroughout my life
I’ve had my share of guys
But he’s been the only one
Who can make my temperature riseThings are just not the same
When he’s not by my side
But yet, I shouldn’t complain
But be waiting with my arms open wideIt may be winter outside
But in my heart it’s spring
How much joy and pleasure, baby
Can one guy bring meIt may be winter outside
But in my heart it’s spring
How much joy and pleasure, baby
Can one guy bring meIt may be winter outside
But in my heart it’s spring
How much joy and pleasure, baby
Can one guy bring me

Fountains of Wayne — Valley Winter Song – (2003)

Lyrics:

Hey sweet Annie
Don’t take it so bad
You know the summer’s coming soon
Though the interstate is choking under salt and dirty sand
And it seems the sun is hiding from the moonYour daddy told you
When you were a girl
The kind of things that come to those who wait
So give it a rest, girl
Take a deep breath, girl
And meet me at the Bay State tonightAnd the snow is coming down
On our New England town
And it’s been falling all day long
What else is new
What could I do
I wrote a valley winter song
To play for youAnd late December
Can drag a man down
You feel it deep in your gut
Short days and afternoons spent pottering around
In a dark house with the windows painted shutRemember New York
Staring outside
As reckless winter made it’s way
From Staton Island to the Upper West Side
Whiting out our streets along the wayAnd the snow is coming down
On our New England town
And it’s been falling all day long
What else is new
What can I do
But sing this valley winter song
I wrote for youAnd the snow is coming down
On our New England town
And it’s been falling all day long
What else is new
What can I do
But sing this valley winter song
I wrote for you

Joshua Radin – Winter (2004)

Lyrics:

I should know who I am by now
I walk the record stand somehow
Thinkin’ of winter
The name is the splinter inside me
While I wait

And I remember the sound
Of your November downtown
And I remember the truth
A warm December with you

But I don’t have to make this mistake
And I don’t have to stay this way
If only I would wake

The walk has all been cleared by now
Your voice is all I hear somehow
Calling out winter
Your voice is the splinter inside me
While I wait

And I remember the sound
Of your November downtown
And I remember the truth
A warm December with you
But I don’t have to make this mistake
And I don’t have to stay this way
If only I would wake

I could have lost myself
In rough blue waters in your eyes
And I miss you still

Oh I remember the sound
Of your November downtown
And I remember the truth
A warm December with you
But I don’t have to make this mistake
And I don’t have to stay this way
If only I would wake

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Snow – (2006)

Lyrics:

Come to decide that the things that I tried
Were in my life just to get high onWhen I sit alone
Come get a little known
But I need more than myself this timeStep from the road to the sea to the sky
And I do believe that we rely onWhen I lay it on
Come get to play it on
All my life to sacrificeHey oh
Listen what I say, oh
I got your hey oh
Now listen what I say, ohWhen will I know that I really can’t go
To the well once more time to decide on?When it’s killing me
When will I really see
All that I need to look insideCome to believe that I better not leave
Before I get my chance to rideWhen it’s killing me
What do I really need
All that I need to look insideHey oh
Listen what I say, oh
Come back and hey oh
Look here what I say ohThe more I see, the less I know
The more I like to let it go
Hey oh, whoa, whoa, whoaDeep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snowPrivately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to goIn between the cover of another perfect wonder
And it’s so white as snowRunning through the field where all my tracks will be concealed
And there’s nowhere to goWhen to descend to amend for a friend
All the channels that have broken downNow you bring it up
I’m gonna ring it up
Just to hear you sing it outStep from the road to the sea to the sky
And I do believe what we rely onWhen I lay it on
Come get to play it on
All my life to sacrificeHey oh
Listen what I say, oh
I got your hey oh
Listen what I say, ohThe more I see, the less I know
The more I like to let it go
Hey oh, whoa, whoa, whoaDeep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snowPrivately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to goIn between the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snowRunning through the field where all my tracks will be concealed
And there’s nowhere to goI said hey, hey, yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, tell my love now
Hey, hey, yeah, oh yeah, tell my love nowDeep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snowPrivately divided by a world so undecided
And there’s nowhere to goDeep beneath the cover of another perfect wonder
Where it’s so white as snowRunning through the field where all my tracks will be concealed
And there’s nowhere to goI said hey oh yeah, oh yeah
Tell my love now
Hey, yeah, yeah, oh yeah

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal (2008)

Lyrics:

I was following the
I was following the pack
All swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied ‘round their throats
To keep their little heads
From fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ‘round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertimeI was following the pack
All swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied ‘round their throats
To keep their little heads
From fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ‘round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertimeI was following the pack
All swallowed in their coats
With scarves of red tied ‘round their throats
To keep their little heads
From fallin’ in the snow
And I turned ‘round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall
And turn the white snow red as strawberries
In the summertime

Pentatonix – White Winter Hymnal (2014 Cover)

D.I.A – White Winter Hymnal (2014 Cover – Korean)

Sara Bereilles & Ingrid Michaelson – Winter Song (2008)

Video & Lyrics:

Ronan Keatin – Winter Song (2009 Cover)

Ray Lamontagne – Winter Birds (2008)

Lyrics:

It’s the Widow now that owns that angry plow
The spartan Mule and The Crippled Cow
The fallow field that will yield no more
As the fox lay sleeping beneath her kitchen floorThe stream can’t contain such the withering rain
And from the pasture the fence it is leaning away
The clouds crack and growl
Like some great cat on the prowl
Crying out, «I am, I am» over and over againThe days grow short
As the nights grow long
The kettle sings its tortured song
As many petaled kiss I place upon her brow
Oh, my lady, Lady I am loving you nowThe winter birds have come back again
Here the sprightly Chickadee
Gone now is the Willow Wren
In passing greet each other as if old, old friends
And to the voiceless trees
It is their own they will lendThe days grow short
As the nights grow long
The kettle sings its tortured song
As many petaled kiss I place upon her brow
Oh, my lady, lady I am loving you nowAnd though all these things will change
The memories will remain
As green to gold, and gold to brown
The leaves will fall to feed the ground
And in their falling, make no soundOh my lady
Lady I am loving you nowI’ve gathered all my money and I’m goin’ to town
To buy my lady a long and flowing gown
‘Cause come tomorrow morning
We’re off to the county fair
I’ll find a yellow flower
And I will lace it in her hair

Mumford & Sons Winter Winds (2009)

Lyrics:

As the winter winds litter London with lonely hearts
Oh the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms
Was it love or fear of the cold that led us through the night?
For every kiss your beauty trumped my doubt

And my head told my heart
«Let love grow»
But my heart told my head
«This time no
This time no»

We’ll be washed and buried one day my girl
And the time we were given will be left for the world
The flesh that lived and loved will be eaten by plague
So let the memories be good for those who stay

And my head told my heart
«Let love grow»
But my heart told my head
«This time no»
Yes, my heart told my head
«This time no
This time no»

Oh the shame that sent me off from the God that I once loved
Was the same that sent me into your arms
Oh and pestilence is won when you are lost and I am gone
And no hope, no hope will overcome

And if your strife strikes at your sleep
Remember spring swaps snow for leaves
You’ll be happy and wholesome again
When the city clears and sun ascends

And my head told my heart
«Let love grow»
But my heart told my head
«This time no»

And my head told my heart
«Let love grow»
But my heart told my head
«This time no
This time no

Fountains of Wayne – Valley Winter Song (2009)

Lyrics:

Hey Sweet Annie
Don’t take it so bad
You know the summer’s coming soon
Though the interstate is choking under salt and dirty sand
And it seems the sun is hiding from the moon

Your daddy told you
When you were a girl
The kind of things that come to those who wait
So give it a rest girl
Take a deep breath girl
And meet me at the Bay State tonight

And the snow is coming down
On our New England town
And it’s been falling all day long
What else is new
What could I do
I wrote a valley winter song
To play for you

And late December
Can drag a man down
You feel it deep in your gut
Short days and afternoons spent pottering around
In a dark house with the windows painted shut

Remember New York
Staring outside
As reckless winter made its way
From Staton Island to the Upper West Side
Whiting out our streets along the way

And the snow is coming down
On our New England town
And it’s been falling all day long
What else is new
What can I do
But sing this valley winter song
I wrote for you

The Walkmen – While I Shovel the Snow (2010)

Lyrics:

Well they say, “Can’t please everyone”
But I’m stuck on a winning streak
Well today, there’s clarity
And tonight, I see tomorrow
All at once, the winter’s here
All the lochs are frozen over
As I look in back of me
See a shape beside the walkway

Half of my life, I’ve been watching
Half of my life, I’ve been waking up
Birds in the sky could warn me
There’s no life like the slow life

So for now, I’ll take my time
For now, I can’t be bothered
But I learned a lot of things
And I fudged a lot of numbers

Once again, the winter’s here
All the lochs are frozen over
So I look in back of me
See a shape beside the walkway

Half of my life, I’ve been watching
Half of my life, I’ve been waking up
Birds in the sky could warn me
There’s no life like the slow life

Colder Weather – Zac Brown Band (2010)

Video + lyrics:

The Coral – Walking in the Winter (2010)

Lyrics:

We went walking in the winter
It was the coldest
Time of year

It’s where I handed you a letter
You turned around
I disappeared

It said someday
I’ll find my way
And we’ll go walking
In the winter

It’s so hard to make a living
When the world
Is so unkind

But it’s not something
That you’re given
It’s something that
You got to find

It said someday
I’ll find my way
And we’ll go walking
In the winter

And it’s o.k. to close your eyes
Those silver sailing ships
Go sailing by
It’s all in your mind
It’s gonna be alright
This time

Seasons change
Into summer
Fires burning in the dark

I hope sometimes
You read my letter
And know I had to
Play my part

It said someday
I’ll find my way
And we’ll go walking
In the winter

And we’ll go walking
In the winter

The Head & The Heart – Winter Song (2011)

Video & Lyrics:

Kate Bush – Snowflake – 50 Words for Snow (2011)

Lyrics:

1 drifting
2 twisting
3 whiteout
4 blackbird braille
5 Wenceslasaire
6 avalanche
Come on man, you’ve got 44 to go,
come on man, you’ve got 44 to go.
Come on man, you’ve got 44 to go,
come on man, you’ve got 44 to go.
7 swans-a-melting
8 deamondi-pavlova
9 eiderfalls
10 Santanyeroofdikov
11 stellatundra
12 hunter’s dream
13 faloop’njoompoola
14 zebranivem
15 spangladasha
16 albadune
17 hironocrashka
18 hooded-wept
Come on Joe, you’ve got 32 to go,
come on Joe, you’ve got 32 to go.
Come on now, you’ve got 32 to go,
come on now, you’ve got 32 to go.
Don’t you know it’s not just the Eskimo.
Let me hear your 50 words for snow.
19 phlegm de neige
20 mountainsob
21 anklebreaker
22 erase-o-dust
23 shnamistoflopp’n
24 terrablizza
25 whirlissimo
26 vanilla swarm
27 icyskidski
28 robber’s veil
Come on Joe, just 22 to go,
come on Joe, just 22 to go.
Come on Joe, just you and the Eskimos,
Come on now, just 22 to go.
Come on now, just 22 to go,
Let me hear your 50 words for snow.
29 creaky-creaky
30 psychohail
31 whippoccino
32 shimmerglisten
33 Zhivagodamarbletash
34 sorbetdeluge
35 sleetspoot’n
36 melt-o-blast
37 slipperella
38 boomerangablanca
39 groundberry down
40 meringuerpeaks
41 crème-bouffant
42 peDtaH ‘ej chIS qo’
43 deep’nhidden
44 bad for trains
45 shovelcrusted
46 anechoic
47 blown from polar fur
48 vanishing world
49 mistraldespair
50 snow.

Kate Bush – Snowflake (2011)

Lyrics:

I was born in a cloud…
Now I am falling.
I want you to catch me.
Look up and you’ll see me.
You know you can hear me.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
We’re over a forest.
There’s millions of snowflakes.
We’re dancing.
The world is so loud. Keep falling and I’ll find you.
I am ice and dust. I am sky.
I can see horses wading through snowdrifts.
My broken hearts, my fabulous dances.
My fleeting song, fleeting.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
My broken hearts, my fabulous dance.
My fleeting song.
My twist and shout.
I am ice and dust and light. I am sky and here.
I can hear people.
I think you are near me now.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
We’re over a forest.
It’s midnight at Christmas.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
I think I can see you.
There’s your long, white neck.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
Now I am falling.
Look up and you’ll see me.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
In a moment or two.
I’ll be with you.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.
Be ready to catch me.
The world is so loud. Keep falling. I’ll find you.

Ariana Grande – Winter Things (2015)

Lyrics:

It ain’t even cold outside, not where I’m from
Feeling like it’s mid-July under the sun
My jacket don’t get no love, no hats and no gloves, not even a chance to rain
But my baby’s in town and we’re gonna do some winter thingsHey-oh, I wanna pretend we’re at the North Pole
Turning the heat into an ice cold holiday
Made just for me and my baby
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My baby’s in town and we’re gonna do some winter things, heyTake me to the ice-skating rink downtown (no, no, no, downtown)
Even though it’s 100 degrees, gotta get out, ohh
Ain’t no ice or no chills, no snowmen to build, most of our friends at the beach
But my baby’s in town and we’re gonna do some winter things, hey yeahHey-oh, I wanna pretend we’re at the North Pole
Turning the heat into an ice cold holiday
Made just for me and my baby
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My baby’s in town and we’re gonna do some winter things, hey, yeahJust imagine that we’re laughing
In my cabin, chilling by the fireside
Even though this sun is blasting
We can be wherever if we visualizeHey-oh, I wanna pretend we’re at the North Pole
Turning the heat into an ice cold holiday
Made just for me and my baby
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh
My baby’s in town and we’re gonna do some winter things, hey, yeah

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