When Winter Comes

David Hawkins
David Hawkins


One fall day I was walking the dog around six in the morning.  A wind blew through that was no longer an autumn breeze.  Autumn was over.





Chilly wind blows through the fields

Cuts me to the marrow

No way of turning back

No promise of tomorrow

When winter comes (2X)


Now the cold breath of the earth

Wraps around my heart

And everything I’ve left undone

Is too late to start

When winter comes (2X)


Chorus:              We bolt the door and spark the fire

                        The howling wind whirls by

                        When winter comes I call my love

                        And make the fire burn high

When winter comes (2X)


Bridge:               Bare trees stand black against the sky

                             The wind lets out a hollow sigh

                              In darkest night my love and I pull closer


Chorus:  Instrumental


A flake of snow upon my cheek

Lets me know winter’s here

Nothing will stand in its way

The change has come early this year

Now winter’s come (2X)




©2010 David Hawkins