Wintersong Lyrics - Sarah McLachlan

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The lake is frozen over
The trees are white with snow
And all around
Reminders of you
Are everywhere I go

It's late and morning's in no hurry
But sleep won't set me free
I lie awake and try to recall
How your body felt beside me
When silence gets too hard to handle
And the night too long

And this is how I see you
In the snow on Christmas morning
Love and happiness surround you
As you throw your arms up to the sky
I keep this moment by and by

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Oh I miss you now, my love
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas, my love

Sense of joy fills the air
And I daydream and I stare
Up at the tree and I see
Your star up there

And this is how I see you
In the snow on Christmas morning
Love and happiness surround you
As you throw your arms up to the sky
I keep this moment by and by








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My daughter lost love- we are preparing PL' s first year in heaven | Reviewer: Julie | 10/20/13

This song just reminds me so much of the past year my daughter has gone through. Her boyfriend PL lost his life in a long board accident last November at the age of 21. She anticipated Christmas last years. Snow and everything about winter reminds us of him. We miss him very much!

Special best friend | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/5/12

I heard this song the day after I found out an old friend had died. The lyrics truely sum him up and the way I remember he loved the snow and living every moment in the present. A beautiful, brilliant song

Remembering Jacky | Reviewer: Gill | 1/1/12

Cherished wife of my son whose birthday is just after Christmas. This beautiful song says it all as we know she is looking down on us with that wonderful smile. In God's heart and ours, darling!

Merry Christmas Eve | Reviewer: Mommy | 12/24/11

I spent last Christmas with my most recent boyfriend's family: my first adult relationship. We were so happy together. I looked around at his family and thought how much I wanted to be a part of them, too.
But, oh! How much can happen in a year to change it all.

Now all I feel when I remember it is the sharp pain of losing a lover, and the deep sorrow of losing a baby.

I talked to him on the phone last night. When I hung up, I cried because of how things could have been and all I have lost in few short months.
I fling open my arms and try to embrace life. I remind myself that all of this is just a blip in the grand scheme of things, that every year it will hurt less and less, and perhaps in a few years... it won't hurt at all.

Goodbye, my love... | Reviewer: CJY | 12/22/09

Cyndi - The divorce has only been finalized for two days and the pain and sorrow is immense. As we drift through this holiday season alone for the first time in twelve years, know that you are loved and that I thank you for the times we shared together.

help | Reviewer: mati | 9/22/09

i was supposed to get married this summer, but my fiance had to return to Spain. i cant move there and he cant come back. when I miss him too much i just listen to this song. its so sad, brings out all my emotions.. but it helps,
thank you

My son | Reviewer: lm | 5/17/09

I like to listen to this song when my son visits his father every Christmas. Even though I miss him so much I know he is surrounded by love and happiness when he is there. This song reminds me of that, and makes it easier to bare the month that he is not with me, knowing he is happy.

Memories | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/24/08

I lost a friend a year ago. There is a video about her friends coping with this song. It is so beatiful. I love how it talks about remembering the good things on christmas. I miss Dani, and this song makes me cry.

best friend | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/08

i chose this song to be played at my best friends memorial service
we had been best friends for 12 years
she moved out of state and i kept promising that i would come and see her
then i got a call from her brother that her house had burnt down
and she was inside
so i finally went to see her
but she wasnt there

true love | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/16/08

this song express the loss i feel after a relationship gone wrong. it expresses that true love is the end of suffering. true love lasts forever. sometimes when we really love someone we are lost without her besides you, it was the light of my dark life, she brought joy and happiness to my life, i really love her and miss her so much

Just lost her | Reviewer: anonymous | 1/7/08

My wife of 30 years passed away this past December and this beautiful song really carried me through. I have not found another song that covers the sadness I feel alongside the hope and happy memories I have. Incredible genious, thank you Sarah.

Memories of my Soul Mate- (Wintersong) | Reviewer: Adelard Gendron | 12/26/07

My soul mate passed away in march of 2006, after 40 years of marriage.
Truly she was my friend and lover. I first heard this song at xmas of
2006, my first xmas without my friend and spouse. I do not have the words to properly express how profoundly Sarah's composition and rendition of this song ,brngs me a combination of both sadness, but also the joy of having loved and most importantly of being loved ,that will be with me
forever. Sarah is a brilliant and true artist. I would hope that Sarah
could read this and know how this brings me warm and wonderful memories.
Thank you Sarah Mclachlan.

Too sad to listen to | Reviewer: Lost love | 12/24/07

These lyrics express the loss I feel about a long term relationship gone wrong. I can't help but cry when I hear them. That is a sign of a true artist.

Haunting | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/24/07

The song reflects on happier times while openly expressing the sadness and lonliness of this Christmas. I feel like she is singing of a break up and hoping that the person is happy wherever they are in life. That is such a beautiful expression of love...wanting good things for the person even though that may cause pain within yourself. Love this song.

Sad and lovely | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/07

Just heard this song...and had to comment on it. I agree with the reviewer who said it has many meanings to different people, and on a personal level I find myself thinking about how I wish the one I love, unrequitedly, would be with me for Christmas...and thinking and hoping that they'll be happy on Christmas anyway :)


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